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  • What's in with Takeout

    Off-site dining, whether in the form of takeout, delivery, grab & go, or catering, is a major revenue category for restaurants, and according to trend watchers, it shows no sign of slowing down. Learn more about your options for takeout.

  • Make Your Opening Grand

    As tempting as it might be, quietly opening your doors and slapping an “Open” sign on the window isn’t exactly a great way to generate buzz in your community. Embrace the excitement inherent in opening a new restaurant with a strategic launch plan.

  • Restaurant Week

    Benefits of Restaurant Week

    Restaurant Week mean different things for chefs, cooks, guests, and food writers. Some cooks and servers grumble about ‘amateur diners’ who tip poorly and never return. While guests and writers sometimes complain about a lack of creativity in menus. But participating in Restaurant Week presents an opportunity to attract customers and create lifelong fans.

  • Nutritional Menu Labeling

    Nutritional Menu Labeling

    Learn how providing nutritional information and highlighting healthier menu items can be one valuable way to set your menu apart from the competition.

  • 2017 and 2018 food trends

    Food Trends of 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

    Goodbye 2017 Food Trends, Hello 2018 Food Trends! While some classics never go out of style, these days modern diners are evermore obsessed with what’s next.

  • How Restaurants Can Help Fight Food Waste

    Tackling the issue of food waste isn’t just about saving food from landing in the trash can, though that is certainly part of it. It’s about changing the way chefs and consumers think about food in the first place.

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    How to Draw a Crowd on Game Day

    The “big game” isn’t just one night in February. Sports are in full swing this time of year and can have a big impact on your restaurant’s business.

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    How to Attract Millennials to Your Restaurant

    To maintain or establish any profitable business, you must be aware of your changing environments and always be focused on expanding your customer base. The current generation, called Millennials, is the largest and most influential generation since the Baby Boomers. As Millennials make up 25% of the current population,* an active restaurateur should market and adapt their business to attract these new customers to their foodservice operation.

  • A Filet Mignon in Disguise

    The teres major is a tender cut of beef that is starting to gain traction in the foodservice landscape, and for less cost than the pricier tenderloin or filet mignon.

  • Lobster for the Masses

    There was a time when lobster supplies were at best, erratic. It was mostly a luxury food that wasn’t often seen on menus except as a seasonal special or in exclusive restaurants able to regularly get a small share of the limited annual supply. Fortunately, times have changed.