Restaurant Management

5 Things You Can Do to Increase Food Allergy Awareness in Your Restaurant

Posted on May 25, 2011

Food Allergy Awareness Week this month (May 8-14) reminded us that food allergens make a big impact on restaurant diners of all ages all over the country. No matter what type of restaurant you run, you owe it to yourself to learn about food allergies and how to ensure that you provide the utmost care when serving customers with special dietary needs. Improve your awareness of food allergies, and learn what you can do to improve your restauran...

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The Importance of Sanitation in the Restaurant

Posted on April 8, 2011

According to a recent survey by, 99% of the consumers said that cleanliness was important in a restaurant. (Download survey results here) However, there is a disconnect between what respondents say and what they do. The same survey showed that 54% of the participants avoid looking into the food prep area, for fear of what they might see. So, restaurant patrons care about cleanliness but are afraid the restaurants they do choose ...

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Tips for Raising Prices on Your Restaurant Menu

Posted on March 2, 2011

This year, restaurant menu prices are expected to increase from 2.5 to 3%. (Source) In fact, a recent poll of restaurant owners and managers popped this question: “Is your restaurant raising prices because of higher food costs?” Here are the results: 70.99% = Yes 21.6% = No 7.41% = I don’t know (Source) The rising cost of items like coffee, beef, milk, bread and seafood are hitting restaurants hard. Unfortunately, ...

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New 2011 Dietary Guidelines

Posted on February 3, 2011

The new 2011 dietary guidelines have been revealed, will they affect your restaurant's menu? (more…)

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The Food Safety Modernization Act

Posted on January 7, 2011
Food and Drug Administration

Earlier this week, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law. With the new law comes the most comprehensive overhaul of our food safety system since 1938. If you think about how technology and our knowledge of food safety have evolved in the last 70 years, I’d say this revamp is long overdue.

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