How Restaurants Can Engage Millennials

Millennials. There isn’t a week that goes by without another study released that dissects how this generation thinks, acts and socializes. As confident, optimistic multitaskers, this group of 77 million consumers in the United States and more than 9 million in Canada was raised with technology, and 53 percent would rather give up their sense […]

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Controlling Restaurant Food Costs: Foodservice Round-Up

Controlling Restaurant Food Costs. A short while ago we had a customer recover $12,000 in accidental vendor overcharges… on ketchup. As you can imagine, our customer, a large quick serve concept, was incredulous. The most exciting part of this revelation was that ketchup was only one of the hundreds of items in their vendor order […]

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How Businesses are Making the Most Out of the Holiday Shopping Season

Make or break it. That’s the reality retailers face during the last two months of the year. Competition is stiff, shopping traditions are changing and bargain hunters are guarding their wallets. If predictions ring true, more than $616 billion in retail sales is on the line this holiday season. The forecast is favorable – the […]

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Visual Social Media for Your Restaurant

A picture is worth a thousand words – especially if you’re sharing them online. Upon logging into nearly any social media platform, you’re sure to be met with enticing, beautiful food pictures, and some may be taken at your restaurant. With about half of consumers using Facebook to search for restaurants and one third of […]

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Trending Now: Ending Childhood Hunger

Restaurant Trends from the 7th Annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) This past weekend, over 18,000 people and nearly 500 chefs gathered at Pier 94 in New York City to unite at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite over a common goal: to eliminate childhood […]

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The Chicken Wings Boom: Foodservice Round-Up

The Chicken Wings Boom. Chaz Brown has dreams. Strange ones — sort of like the dreams Kevin Spacey’s character had in “American Beauty,” except that instead of rose petals hovering in the air, Mr. Brown has visions of ethereal flocks of crispy chicken wings. “I’ve definitely seen wings flying out of people’s heads,” he said. […]

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Top Germ-Infested Public Places

The average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates up to 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands. Keeping germs at bay is no easy task, especially in heavily trafficked facilities where high-contact surfaces like doorknobs, handrails and tabletops are widespread. So […]

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7 Ways Restaurants Can Protect Intellectual Property: Foodservice Round-Up

7 Ways Restaurants Can Protect Intellectual Property. Creativity plays a huge role in growing a restaurant business, but restaurant owners often fail to protect their intellectual property. As restaurants diversify advertising and marketing through digital and social-media platforms, now’s the time to protect your intellectual-property assets. This strategy adds value and strength to your brand […]

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Food for Thought: Cause Marketing for Your Restaurant

Beyond serving food to customers, some restaurants are giving back through philanthropic partnerships that benefit more than just their dinner guests. Whether supporting their local food banks or partnering with national hunger relief organizations, restaurants big and small are launching philanthropic campaigns to connect with both their current and potential customers. Beyond building a positive […]

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