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

Freshly Picked, April 18, 2019

Marketing Meatless Stand Out from the Competition with Three Trendy Restaurant Marketing Strategies What restaurants can do to tackle climate change Study: Consumers Want to Eat Meat in Smaller Portions, Not Less Often The Future of Restaurant Advertising Is Machine Learning Produce The U.S. has held the Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico since 1996 but… 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

Freshly Picked, April 11, 2019

Alerts & What’s Trending Lessons Learned: Six Leadership Skills that Increase Employee Retention 5 Secrets From Restaurant Industry Leaders How to Cost Your Menu for Maximum Profitability What’s Up with Airport Units? Restaurant Brands Have A New Consumer To Chase: Millennial Parents Produce The avocado markets remain elevated due in part to slowed trade with… Continued

Freshly Picked, April 4, 2019

Alerts & What’s Trending Why AI Can Be a Traditional Restaurant’s Secret Sauce Back-Of-House Technologies Drive Labor Efficiencies FDA Plans To Reconsider The Rules For Using CBD As An Ingredient From The Editor: 5 Trends To Watch For Moving Into an Existing Restaurant Versus Building Your Own Produce Lettuce supplies have improved as of late,… Continued

How to Maximize Restaurant Delivery for your operation: The Take-out Master List

Anyone with even half a finger on the pulse of the restaurant industry is aware of the dramatic rise in carry-out, restaurant delivery, and off-premise dining.  Spurred on by cultural shifts (longer work hours, less emphasis on home-cooking, rise in whole food restaurant offerings), generational influence (Millennial and Gen Z individuals who spend an increased… Continued

Freshly Picked, March 28, 2019

Alerts & What’s Trending Want to Increase Your Tipped Employees’ Pay Without Spending A Dime? Restaurants experience a flavor explosion Restaurant Coworking Spaces: A New Revenue Stream and the End of Slow Afternoons Integrations: A Restaurant’s Recipe for Success in 2019 Produce The avocado markets have firmed as of late but remain well below year… Continued

Freshly Picked, March 21, 2019

Alerts & What’s Trending 8 QSR leasing pointers to avoid over-billing, under-maintenance, unexpected charges OpenTable tightens control on consumer information Could Consumer Packaged Goods Be A Suitable Revenue Stream for Your Restaurant? Hotel foodservice trends to follow in 2019 Produce The key tomato growing areas in both Florida and Mexico are transitioning northward. In the… Continued

Freshly Picked, March 14, 2019

Alerts & What’s Trending How to Calculate ROI in Marketing: The Restaurant Edition Reclaiming the Grain Bowl Chipotle is bringing its new loyalty program to your Venmo feed Rocking the food chain ladder: 27 female restaurant execs tell all North Country Smokehouse Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Misbranding Produce Avocado supplies have been adequate… Continued

Is a Produce Management program right for you?

Whether your restaurant is a vegetarian’s delight, or you’re known for your oversized onion rings, knowing that you’re going to receive consistent pricing and quality from your produce vendors is key. A proper produce management program will ensure consistency in product, contracted pricing, food safety optimization and more. Companies like Fresh Concepts elevate their relationships… Continued