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Tips to Prepare for a Health Inspection

    The proper strategy for a successful health inspection is to be ready at all times. To stay ahead of the game, managers can conduct weekly, in-house inspections. Here are some tips to help your team prepare: Use the same form – or a similar form – that your health department uses, and put yourself in the health inspector’s place. Check with your local health department on what regulations and forms are being used. Walk into more

    3 Big Changes Looming for Restaurants

      Third-party delivery and guest loyalty programs may be undergoing a major change, according to attendees of the TechTable conference. Several of the mega-forces shaping the restaurant business are set for a near-term change in direction, predicted participants at an industry event recently, citing third-party delivery and guest loyalty programs as particularly likely to veer sharply. Here’s what they foresee for those sales drivers. Third-party delivery has 2 years left At least that’s the basis of more

      15 Delicious Burger Ideas

        Pepperoni Pizza Burger: grilled burger covered with pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. Verde Burger: grilled ground beef mixed with seasoned garlic, topped with piquant Italian Verde sauce made with parsley, onions and capers. Earth & Turf Burger: grilled ground beef, beneath a golden porcini mushroom sauce with grilled zucchini squash and sweet red bell peppers. Greek Burger: topped with herbed Feta cheese, black olives and onions. Hickory Burger: beef patty covered with cheddar cheese, more

        Why Every Restaurant Should Post Their Menu Online

          A headline on the National Restaurant Association website reads in big bold letters, “The restaurant industry is fast-paced and ever changing.” Like many other industries, the Internet has affected the way that restaurants operate and advertise. Besides being listed on sites like Yelp and Google Maps (which has turned into a major player in the yellow pages game), having a menu online is one of the essential steps in being found and attracting more customers. more

          Iced and Cold Brew Coffee Sales Perk Up

            Iced coffee and cold brew have been on a success trajectory lately. Traditional iced coffee has experienced a growth rate of 33% on menus since 2007, according to Datassential, with a big bump in interest in recent years due to the introduction of cold brew. In fact, cold brew is surging in demand, with younger generations and higher income brackets driving an overall consumption uptick of 30% in the 12 months ended February 2018. Can more

            Jump-Start Your Hospitality Standards Today

              When guests get a sense that their server is warm, friendly and demonstrates a genuine interest in taking care of them, the potential for a positive dining experience is greatly enhanced. We’ve all heard it said that great service can make up for bad food but great food can never make up for bad service and that’s what hospitality or the human side of service is all about. Eye contact and smiles. While this is more

              Now You’re Cooking!

                Here are three best practices to help you build a cost-effective and productive kitchen staff. Get your Dishwashers More Involved… Keeping your staff busy and on schedule for tomorrow’s prep work is the first place to focus on cutting prep costs. Regardless of your restaurant’s concept, involving dishwashers is a smart move. Approached like a mentoring project, many hardworking and dedicated dishwashers can move into prep jobs. They can perform all the busy work that more