Freshly Picked, May 5, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Restaurant Sales are Improving, but it’s a Complicated Landscape James Beard Foundation Announces Finalists For Restaurant and Chef Awards Cleaning Post-COVID: Are Your Restaurants Prepared to Re-Open? Best Practices: Sanitizing Your Operation McDonald’s Primes Supply Chain For Potential Meat Shortage Produce The avocado markets have remained firm. Strong demand ahead of… 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, April 30, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Keeping Track of States Reopening Dine-In Service Are Customers Ready for Restaurants to Reopen? Cities Capping Third-Party Delivery Fees Treasury Department to audit businesses that received more than $2 million from the Paycheck Protection Program Is This The End Of The Buffet? The Importance of Restaurants Assessing Master Distribution Agreements (MDAs)… Continued

The Importance of Restaurants Assessing Master Distribution Agreements (MDAs) in Order to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

Master Distribution Agreements are the cornerstone for most successful operations in the hospitality industry, at least in terms of optimum pricing and maintaining a solid and reliable supply chain. For restaurants, they provide a strategic and steady cost-saving agreement with their main broadline distributor. Or, at least, that’s what they are designed to do. Once… Continued

Freshly Picked, April 23, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Coronavirus Pushes Restaurants Into the Grocery Business How The Coronavirus Will Change Restaurant Menus What Restaurants Need to Consider as America Reboots Senate to Inject $310 Billion Into Paycheck Protection Program Foodservice Industry Market Research Produce The potato markets continue to decline bucking the relatively tight supply situation brought on by… Continued

Freshly Picked, April 16, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Restaurants Warn Congress They Need More Funding How To Select Talent From a (Rapidly) Growing Talent Pool What Can I Do to Help My Restaurants and Community Battle the Effects of COVID-19? Mathew Focht on The Barron Report: Managing Leases and Property During Coronavirus The New and Unusual Produce Trending in… Continued

How To Select Talent From a (Rapidly) Growing Talent Pool

About Kickfin: Restaurants use Kickfin to instantly deposit tips into employees’ bank accounts the second their shift ends, 24/7/365. We eliminate the hassle, hidden costs, and health hazards of cash tips outs, so your people stay safe while still receiving their tips in real time.  Kickfin can help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and… Continued

The New and Unusual Produce Trending in 2020

Did you notice the fast pace with which food and beverage trends came and went in 2019? The rise and fall of consumer’s preferences and desires seemed to wane as quickly as a tropical afternoon rain shower that drenches an island one minute, only to bring intense sunshine the next. Blink, and you might miss… Continued

Freshly Picked, April 9, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Restaurants Denied SBA Loans and Insurance Claims FDA Suspends Menu-Labeling Rules States Eye Bills Extending Business Interruption Insurance For COVID-19 Closings Restaurants’ Biggest Threat to Market Share Today? It’s Not Other Restaurants The Kitchens Are Still Open: Eateries Reinvented Operator Support Center The COVID-19 Webinar Episode 1: Refusing to Shut Down… Continued

Freshly Picked, April 2, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending How Restaurants Can Collaborate with Landlords to Secure Rent Relief Restaurants Damage To Date: $25B In Sales, 3 Million Jobs Application Process For Paycheck Protection Program Begins April 3 Chefs, Law Firm Form Coalition To Fight For Insurance Claims Related To Coronavirus What Restaurants Would Like to See Changed in the… Continued