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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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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Identifying Food Cost Trouble Spots: Foodservice Round-Up

Identifying Food Cost Trouble Spots. Isn’t it remarkable how many opportunities there are for restaurant food cost problems to crop up? Between when a product is ordered to the time it’s served there are many chances for operators to lose control of their costs. Read more at nrn.com. Tables, Tablets, Data and Eating. Restaurants as we […]

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Make Your Fair and Festival Booth the Talk of the Town

Nice weather and flexible summer schedules help propel the thriving outdoor fair and festival season. More and more, the festivities – whether at a small county fair or a music festival that attracts 100,000 visitors – are becoming more exciting and inclusive, offering something for everyone. Many state fairs were built on a foundation of […]

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Health Secrets Reveal Code Words to look for in all Menus: Foodservice Roundup

Health Secrets Revealed: Code Words to look for in all Menus. When you’re looking for a healthy meal to order at a restaurant, even a limited menu can present a challenge. Dishes that sound healthy at first glance — say, teriyaki-glazed halibut — aren’t always so, and the truly healthy items can be buried within […]

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How to Retain Tenants in a Changing Office Environment

During the Great Recession, we all lived through the “doing more with less” which morphed into “doing more with nothing.” Budgets were cut, services were scaled back wherever possible and some owners even lost sight of the key component of building management: tenant retention. As we all know, it costs twice as much to land […]

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