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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.

  • How to Make Your Grand Opening Successful

    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.

  • 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

    Whether it’s pro or college football, basketball, hockey, or baseball playoffs, big games can have a big impact on your restaurant’s business. So, how do you make sure your customers are happy regardless of if their favorite team is home or away?

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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.

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    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, is 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.