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  • 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.

  • how to attract millennials to your restaurant

    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.

  • Brunch Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

    Brunch. Ask any of your staff, front of house or back, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: They hate it. The problem, as a restauranteur, can you afford to ignore it? Like it or not, brunch is a hot trend that shows no sign of letting up. Brunch creates buzz, Monday morning around the office coffee maker, and is the perfect vehicle for people who want to try your restaurant but aren’t quite ready to commit to the expense of a full dinner.

  • Bring Guests Together to Share

    Friends and families have always used food as a way to connect. With face-to-face interaction having fallen behind texting and instant messaging, we need food to help bridge the communication gap more than ever. By catering to an increasing number of people who are actively looking for ways to connect, you can make your operation a destination for group gatherings.

  • Tips for Killer Kebabs

    Japan has Yakitori, China has Chuanr, and Preu has Anticuchos. But they are all essentially the same thing – meat on a stick (or as Turkey calls them – kebabs). The concept is simple and whether at a state fair, a food stall, or a restaurant, they can found across the globe.

  • Summer Berry Dessert

    Summer Desserts are Berry Good

    So, here it is, with the hot summer days approaching, you’ve switched your entrees to lighter, breezier fare. Your small plates are now cool and refreshing. Time to re-evaluate your dessert menu.