Restaurant Management

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

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. One of the biggest problems people have had with the current food safety system is that it’s mostly reactionary. This means ...

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President Obama’s Tax Cuts are Designed to Help Restaurants and Other Small Businesses

Posted on December 24, 2010

On December 17th, President Obama signed into law the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” H.R. 4853. This law comes at a time of the year when many restaurant owners purchase new restaurant equipment and supplies so those acquisitions will show up on their 2010 tax statement. Lawmakers hope this law, with its $800+ billion in tax cuts will ease economic strain on small businesses so they will ...

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