Freshly Picked, January 16, 2020

top of mind news Is It Possible to go Green without Breaking the Bank? DOL Sets Strict Definition Of ‘Joint Employer’ Easing Into Ethnic Eating Plant-Based Proteins, Eco-Conscious Packaging Top 2020 Industry Trends Small But Mighty: How Sides And Apps Can Boost Business THE FARM Poultry Chicken production remains robust, with slaughter for the week… Continued

Freshly Picked, January 9, 2020

top of mind news New York Raises Wages for Tipped Workers — But Leaves Restaurants Out Food Waste in 2020: What Restaurant Tech Trends to Watch Combat Food Allergens and Face Your Supply Chain with Confidence 2020 Restaurant Industry Conferences to Attend Restaurants Question Service Fees as Legal Battles Erupt THE FARM Poultry Chicken slaughter… Continued

The Benefits of Dispatch Delivery versus Third-Party Delivery

At the recent Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC), leading industry experts discussed how they’ve increased their bottom line by adopting several cost-cutting techniques. One of these, in particular, stood out—dispatch delivery services. Jason Morgan, CEO of two emerging fast casual concepts—Original Chop Shop and Bellagreen—shared what he saw as one of the greatest challenges facing restaurants—third-party… Continued

Freshly Picked, January 2, 2020

top of mind news Restaurant Trends to Monitor in 2020 Expert Tips to Simplify Your Restaurant’s Safety Plan How to Market to Millennials: The Restaurant Edition The Key to Happy Employees: Hands-On Management Restaurants Prepare For Higher Beef Price In 2020 THE GARDEN This week’s Freshly Picked is sponsored by Fresh Concepts. Asparagus Very limited… Continued

Freshly Picked, December 26, 2019

top of mind news Restaurant Trends to Monitor in 2020 Expert Tips to Simplify Your Restaurant’s Safety Plan How to Market to Millennials: The Restaurant Edition The Key to Happy Employees: Hands-On Management Restaurants Prepare For Higher Beef Price In 2020 THE FARM Poultry Chicken production for the week ending December 14 moderated from the… Continued

Freshly Picked, December 19, 2019

top of mind news N.Y. Plans To Ban Polystyrene Restaurant Container 5 Simple Ways to Introduce Tech into Your Restaurant Why Restaurants Should Interact with Review Sites 8 Food and Drink Trends For Restaurants To Watch For In 2020 Restaurant Gift Cards Appeal To 72% of Consumers, Survey Finds How to Bring in More Customers… Continued

How to Bring in More Customers for the New Year and Beyond

New Year’s Eve, 2018, saw restaurant sales increase by 5 percent when compared to average December sales minus holidays, according to Toast’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Restaurant Trends. Not an astronomical jump, but worthy of some additional restaurant marketing strategies on one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Here’s another… Continued

Freshly Picked, December 12, 2019

top of mind news Romaine E. Coli Outbreak Spreads To 23 States Everything Restaurants Need to Know About ADA Compliance How to Engage Your Employees in Sustainability Restaurants Have Added 308,700 Jobs This Year Why are People Drinking Less Craft Beer? THE FARM Poultry Chicken production for the Thanksgiving holiday week, while down significantly from… Continued

Restaurant Industry Experts Discuss how to Increase Profits by Reducing Costs

Earlier in 2019, at the Restaurant Leadership Conference, industry leaders discussed the all-important fat bottom line. Instead of focusing on growing revenue, however, this discussion revealed important cost-cutting techniques designed to maximize savings and increase profits. Let’s take a look at what these leaders consider the biggest impact on overall profit. High Rents Jason Morgan,… Continued

Freshly Picked, December 5, 2019

top of mind news California Will Ban Latex Gloves In Restaurants Starting Jan. 1 A Restaurant Owner’s Employment Law Compliance Checklist A French Fry Shortage Could Be Coming After Weak Potato Harvest Senate Bill Would Require Advance Warning of Restaurant Shutdowns How Restaurants Can Prepare for Theft During the Holidays THE FARM Poultry Chicken production… Continued