Why Understanding the Produce Management Process Matters

Have you considered utilizing a produce management program for your restaurant? If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to start considering one. Produce management programs offer a wide variety of benefits to multi-unit restaurants. One major benefit a restaurant receives by joining a produce management program is full visibility throughout the produce process. You may… Continued

How to Approach Your COVID-19 Menu Strategy

Across the country, restaurants are adapting to a new normal. It’s impossible to say whether this ‘norm’ will be temporary or lead into a longer-term way of things. Regardless, restaurants are making changes to their food procurement and operational processes to keep operations running and profitable. Food Procurement Approach For some, this means operating as… Continued

5 Reasons You Should Switch to Paper Towels from Air Dryers

Now more than ever, proper hand hygiene is no longer an option – it is a responsibility. Recent world events have magnified the importance of restaurants enforcing proper hand hygiene at their locations. With so many touchpoints throughout an operation, following the correct hygiene procedures can help ensure the health and safety of both your… Continued

Reducing Restaurant Costs During COVID

As restaurants re-open their doors to welcome guests back into their dining rooms, many are struggling with idea of generating profit amid the challenges of low sales volume and an increase in expenses.  Restaurants are suddenly being asked to do more with less as city and state regulations necessitate an increase in spending on cleaning… Continued

Cleaning Post-COVID: Are Your Restaurants Prepared to Re-Open?

In recent weeks, restaurants have spent a lot of time focusing on ways to keep their operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many shifted to third-party delivery platforms, reduced staff, and scaled down menu offerings to help minimize labor and cost. It was the necessary steps needed for operations to survive in a world without… Continued

Freshly Picked, November 21, 2019

top of mind news Colo. Looks To Expand Overtime Eligibility Unexpected Gaps in Your Restaurant’s Insurance Recipe Restaurants in 2030: More Tech, Less People, Lots of Unknowns Why Lawsuits are Taking Aim at Quick-Service Meal Pricing Smart Strategies For Making A Diabetic-Friendly Menu THE FARM Poultry Chicken production for the week ending November 9th, while… Continued

The Five Biggest Growth Challenges That All Restaurant Operators Face

Whether your organization is growing from 1 to 2 locations, 10 to 20 locations or 50 to 500 locations, you are in transition and there are many factors involved in whether you will be successful with this growth. Many elements of your growth will create an emotional high of which there is nothing like it,… Continued

How You Can Cut Costs on Your Restaurant’s Utility Bill

Restaurants are known for their razor-thin profit margins. That notion holds particularly true among affordable fast-casual and quick-service concepts. Add on pressures like rising real estate costs, unpredictable food prices, and minimum-wage hikes across the country, and operators are left with even less of a financial safety net. In this climate, every penny counts. One… Continued

Freshly Picked, September 12, 2019

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Freshly Picked, August 29, 2019

top of mind news What Operators Need To Know About Tamper-Evident Labels  Driving Increased Sales, Both On and Off-Premise Restaurant Food Storage: 3 Vital Design Considerations Dined There, Bought the T-Shirt: Tapping into the World of Restaurant Merchandise 8 Labor Day Deals To Boost Summer Sales THE FARM Poultry Weekly young chicken harvests continue to… Continued