Freshly Picked, September 22, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Close to 20,000 Restaurants Have Permanently Closed Since COVID Most Restaurant Customers Aren’t Waiting for a Vaccine NPS Restaurant Scores: How do you Stack up? Restaurants Save Money with the Right Recycling Practices Restaurants’ Stand To Gain $1B From NFL’s Week 1 Produce The lettuce markets remain firm. Tight supplies are… Continued

Freshly Picked, September 15, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending The key to a post-pandemic comeback: change the customer journey New CDC report cites dining out as a significant COVID risk Is everything F***ed right now? James Beard launches investment fund for black and indigenous Americans Breaking the chain of disease transmission in restaurants Produce The lettuce markets have firmed during… Continued

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

Freshly Picked, September 8, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Touchless Tech Proves Timeless During COVID Pandemic With Winter Approaching, Some Restaurants Turn To UV Light TO Make Indoors Safer Can Kiosks Find New Life During Coronavirus? San Francisco Holds Off On Permitting Indoor Restaurant Dining See How All 50 States Are Reopening (and Closing Again) Produce The avocado markets are… Continued

Freshly Picked, September 1, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Using a Restaurant’s Net Promoter Score to Improve Customer Satisfaction California Launches Cautious Reopening Plan That Will Allow Limited-Capacity Dining In For Certain Counties Arrivalist: 42.5M Americans Will Hit the Road Labor Day Weekend Hotel Business Conference Survey New York City Approves Extension Of Third-Party Delivery Cap Amid 1,200 Permanent Restaurant… Continued

Freshly Picked, August 25, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending NYC Restaurants Could Lose Outdoor Dining, Cuomo Says How to Approach Your COVID-19 Menu Strategy The Future of Restaurant Design Post COVID-19 Pandemic Hangover Coming for Restaurants and Municipalities COVID-19, Private Equity and Restaurants Produce The Idaho potato markets have been mixed during the last week.  The harvest in the Northwest… 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

Freshly Picked, August 18, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending See How All 50 States Are Reopening (and Closing Again) Will Meal Kits Have Lasting Power in Quick Service? NPD Group: Digital Restaurant Ordering By Adults 65 And Older Increases 428% Year-Over-Year In June MRM Research Roundup: Mid-August 2020 Edition RMS Survey: How Much Has Our Relationship With Food Changed? Produce… Continued

Freshly Picked, August 11, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending The Restaurant Rent Problem How Restaurants Can Tackle COVID’s New Insurance Challenges COVID-19-Related Government Budget Deficits May Spur Aggressive Payroll and Sales Tax Audits Survey: Consumers Are increasingly Cutting Back On Dining Out The 2020 James Beard Awards Are Officially Virtual Produce The Idaho potato markets have eased during the last… Continued

Freshly Picked, August 4, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending The Relative Safety of Outdoor Dining Beware the COVID menu police: California cracks down on outdoor restaurants with new rule that requires customers to order a ‘meal’ with alcohol – and wings, cheese sticks, calamari and fries are NOT considered meals Big Restaurant Chains Could See Sales Rebound This Week Feeling… Continued