Restaurant Management

Babysteps to Energy Savings

Posted on October 14, 2011
Energy Saving Bulbs

Outfitting your kitchen in energy-efficient equipment sounds like a great idea, right? After all, you'll save on the utility bill in the long run and you can advertise about the environmentally responsible steps your business is taking for the community. And who doesn't want to breathe cleaner air, become a pillar of environmental excellence and keep the landscape enjoyable for years to come? It all sounds fantastic, a no-brainer ...

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How Steve Jobs Affected the Restaurant Industry

Posted on October 7, 2011
Steve Jobs

On October 5th, 2011, the Starbucks Twitter page read: "It's a sad day for America - a man who embodied innovation and our entrepreneurial spirit like no-one else has passed ..." -Howard Schultz. Taco Bell posted this: "Thank you for your vision and inspiration, Steve Jobs. Your legacy lives on." Technology impacts the restaurant industry in a greater way than may meet the eye. This week Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away. ...

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

Posted on May 25, 2011
Nut Allergy

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 ...

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The Importance of Sanitation in the Restaurant

Posted on April 8, 2011
Hand Washing

Sure, people are still dining out, but they implicitly mistrust the food-handling practices in restaurants. Maybe it’s because of recent food poisoning outbreaks or online videos of employees bathing in three-compartment sinks, either way, it is ever more important for restaurant owners and managers to stress safe food handling and sanitary practices in the commercial kitchen. Why is Sanitation Important? There are several reasons why ...

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Tips for Raising Prices on Your Restaurant Menu

Posted on March 2, 2011
Menu Prices

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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