How Breakfast is Taking Over The Foodservice Industry

With all the restaurants that are starting to offer breakfast items on their menu, its no wonder that the most important meal is hot as a flap jack right now. Packaged Facts’ Breakfast Trends in the U.S. Foodservice Market estimates that breakfast restaurant sales reached $37.2 billion in 2009, and forecasts that they will reach $37.0 billion in 2010 and $37.7 billion in 2011. While these numbers seem relatively low, when you put into consid...

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Lab-Grown Meat: Food of the Future

Posted on November 5, 2010
Lab Beakers

Old science fiction movies predicted that by the 2000s we'd all have flying cars, food in pill form and psychopathic computers named HAL. Well, we're finishing up our tenth year in the future, and none of those predictions have panned out. However, scientists are researching new ways in which technology can feed the planet's ever-increasing population. Today's menu offering: lab-grown meat.

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Restaurant Grease Theft

A couple of times a year, restaurant industry newsletters link news stories about wily bandits who have pulled off the heist of a lifetime. The loot, restaurant grease. Wait, what? That's right. For several years, now, grease theft has been an issue in bins behind restaurant across the country. The Value of Used Restaurant Oil Recycling used oil from commercial kitchens is nothing new. Typically, the grease from the fryers and grease trap ...

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Foodservice And Restaurant Industry News

Posted on October 28, 2010

2011 Restaurant and Food Trends are Starting to Form. What Should You Expect? The coming year will see new twists on traditional Italian cuisine, more mom-and-pop originals and an array of exotic frozen treats, according to two new forecasts. On the business side, one consulting firm calls for a return to fine dining in 2011, good news for the upscale eateries that were able to hang in during the downturn. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Restaurants ...

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How Halloween Bar Crawls Can Boost Restaurant Sales

Zombie Bar Crawl

Last weekend, Denver, Colorado proved this rarity wrong by hosting one of the biggest, scariest Halloween events in the city—and it involved a lot of restaurants. Even riding public transportation downtown, one could tell something strange was going on. Men and women of all ages were grouped together, dressed in ragged shirts and torn pants, hair matted, and—this was the strangest part—covered in ghostly white make-up, scars, and oozing blood. Don’t be alarmed. From the amateur make-up jobs on many of them, and the lingering bright red hue, it was pretty clear that it was fake blood. Plus, most of them were laughing and having fun. I essentially found myself on a train with a bunch of social, excited zombies, and before long, I realized they weren’t out for brains. They were out for booze.

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