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Since 2014, Fry Out Cancer has raised more than $113,000 for cancer related charities. This annual event benefits The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The event gives communities the opportunity to knock out two birds with one stone by funding cancer research […]

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In a move that could upset the foodservice industry, Russian-linked hacker group, BlackMatter Raas (Ransomware-as-a-Service), hit grain co-op, NEW Cooperative with a cyber attack, demanding 5.9 million dollars to unlock their data. Ransomware attacks to the agricultural sector could result in valuable crops being wasted and a loss in productivity. Additionally, NEW Cooperative, who relies […]

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Earlier this year, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act. The FASTER Act officially made sesame the ninth major food allergen that food manufactures must indicate on packaged food labels. Other major allergens already listed are milk, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish, shellfish, and peanuts. Food manufacturers now have […]

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The global supply chain was unprepared for the emergence of a viral pandemic. As restaurants tried to fully reopen, the surge in demand for ingredients, supplies, and equipment strained a system already facing many challenges. From traffic jams at the Suez Canal to shipping port closures in China, the global supply chain continues to hit […]

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Haute Cuisine, Haute Couture Fine dining and high-end fashion are parallel industries with a lot in common. They share everything including seasonality, trendiness, reinvention, and exclusivity. A classic afternoon of shopping naturally begins at a cafe and concludes with a satisfying meal. Designer-owned restaurants have popped up in major cities around the globe that host […]

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As the highly contagious Delta variant continues to surge amongst the unvaccinated, bars and restaurants in the United States are changing up their strategy. Vaccinated-only indoor dining and drinking are popping up across the country including in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The CDC Announces New Mask Recommendations On Tuesday, July 27th, the CDC announced new […]

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The Ohio Restaurant Association (The ORA) will celebrate its annual Industry Awards Celebration virtually on July 15, 2021. This yearly event celebrates Ohio’s best and brightest in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry. This year Wasserstrom is being honored at the ORA Industry Awards as the Vendor of the Year. In reflecting upon the past […]

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As our global and regional economies strive to reawaken, inflation costs have surged for many industries and consumers around the world. The US commercial foodservice and hospitality sector was hit particularly hard by rising inflation costs. Rising shipping cost, materials, transportation bottlenecks, commodity shortages, and increased cost to retain employees are just some of the […]

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Everyone knows the foodservice industry was hit hard by pandemic struggles. Restaurants that leveraged atmosphere and ambiance were now challenged with quickly pivoting to takeout. While nightclubs and social-focused foodservice venues were fighting to stay alive, bars for marginalized groups were hit even harder. In November of 2020, the Lesbian Bar Project partnered with #SaveTheNight […]

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With vaccines readily available, indoor dining restrictions have lifted and customers are ready to indulge in what they once took for granted — eating indoors in a restaurant. The United States, however, finds itself in strange economic times; restaurants across the country and industry-wide are struggling to find quality candidates to hire. In fact, some […]

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States such as Colorado, New Hampshire, and Texas are taking action against third-party food delivery services. This new legislative trend seeks to place restrictions on third-party food delivery platforms, specifically requiring the company to get permission from a restaurant prior to listing them on the app and acting as their delivery service. Opposing Industry Perspectives […]

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The restaurant industry is one of the most severely impacted sectors of the economy due to the COVID-19 emergency measures. Restaurant restrictions are in place in most states. The majority of these restrictions prohibit or severely limit on-premise dining. This means that no one is sitting in restaurant dining rooms or getting served by restaurant […]

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UPDATE for 2020: The KFC Yule Log is back for the third year! And it’s back at Walmart and Walmart.com. Unfortunately, it appears to be sold out online currently. But check back often and check selected physical Walmart locations. Or try your luck with an “In Stock” notification online. Keep your finger-lickin’ fingers crossed! It’s […]

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