Commodity Reports: What’s Essential and What you can Ignore

Combing through the 200-plus commodity markets may seem like a task worthy of stockbrokers and traders rather than restaurateurs but identifying trends and future predictions can have a strong influence on your costs and pricing strategy. Knowing how market changes can impact your product costs is one of the prime considerations when it comes to… Continued

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Raises $192K for No Kid Hungry

Through fundraising initiatives in 2019, including its annual Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign and charity golf tournament, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria announced total donation amounts surpassing $192,000 for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program. This year’s donation brings Grimaldi’s total fundraising efforts for No Kid Hungry to more than $1 million since its partnership… Continued

Global Dining Trends from Consolidated Concepts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Understanding what’s now, and most importantly what’s next in global dining trends can help keep your restaurants up to date, and help you drive more purchases. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most popular spices and herbs by region that you can also use easily and effectively to boost your menu offerings. Adding… Continued

Training, Correcting Errors Drives Real Money to Bottom Line

Cutting costs to reach greater profitability is a tricky balance. On one end, restaurant operators are desperately looking to offset labor, rent and other cost increases, but at the other end is preserving the guest experience. Luckily, there are a lot of areas where operators can save without denigrating the experience. As a panel of… Continued

5 potential money siphons hiding in your QSR’s MDA

Most operators who have scaled up to multiple locations have found the benefit of pursuing a Master Distribution Agreement, or MDA, with their main broadline or grocery distributor. This vital contract offers operators the opportunity to lock in pricing terms on their order guide items, and avoid drastic swings in costs and terms from their… Continued

Scoring big with QSR customers this pro football season

With week No. 1 of the current professional football season in the rearview mirror, QSR operators must have an action plan for capturing American football fans’ hearts and pockets in the months ahead. After all, football is this nation’s sport, with the vast majority of respondents (37 percent) in a December 2017 Gallup poll saying… Continued

QSR money-saver: The overlooked elements of distributor audits

Distributors and vendor invoices may be the source of quite a bit of lost cash, according to an analysis of more than $3 billion in distributor invoices completed by business management consultancy, Buyers Edge Purchasing… [Read More]

The Romaine Ingredient: Food Safety Facts for Restaurants

With all the concern about romaine lettuce, what are best practices for a restaurateur who has romaine as a base of menu items? How do you turnaround if you have to stop serving it?… [READ MORE] via Modern Restaurant Management