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Today the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with American Express and Nestlé Professional, released its 10-year outlook report on the projected state of the restaurant industry in 2030. The report, “Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future,” examines the key indicators shaping the future of the industry, identifies the most and least likely developments over […]

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What is the Impossible Burger? If you engage in any form of media including radio, TV, social media or the internet, you’ve probably heard of the Impossible Burger. It became all the rage when people discovered they could both eat healthy and eat vegan (or vegetarian) without sacrificing their cravings for meat. After 5 years […]

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Looks like Taco Bell would like to grab some of the marketing attention that its brand sibling, KFC, has been hogging lately. This summer, super fans can look forward to the opening of an ultra-swanky Taco Bell hotel. But this is not for the kiddos. This is a luxury resort designed for 18-and-over super fans […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – After 12 years successfully leading one of Washington’s largest and most influential trade associations, advancing and protecting all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry, National Restaurant Association (NRA) and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation President & CEO Dawn Sweeney announced today that she will step down when her current contract ends at […]

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About a year ago, we told you about the European Union’s plan to address the issue of single-use plastics. On April 15, 2019, the EU passed a measure supporting a sweeping single-use disposables ban to go into effect beginning in 2021. “Plastics poison our seas,” said Belgian legislator Frédérique Ries. “If we do not take action, […]

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It’s ironic that something that started out with the Diner’s Club should be at the center of the cashless restaurant controversy.  Most historians agree that the modern incarnation of the credit card began in 1950 with the birth of the Diner’s Club card. But card-based payments have grown beyond just credit cards to include debit […]

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Ohio becomes the latest state to enact a latex glove ban for restaurants, foodservice and retail food establishments. Effective March 1, 2019, latex gloves will no longer be permitted. This latex glove ban is similar to laws on the books in several other states. These include Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona and Rhode Island. Several other states are […]

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In short, the Bocuse d’Or is basically the Olympics of Cooking (although another competition more officially claims that title). For many, the Bocuse d’Or is the most prestigious international cooking competition in the world. And it kicked off this week in Lyon, France with 24 chefs from around the globe competing to take home the […]

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On Valentine’s Day, you want to take your true love to a classy place with white table cloths, romantic decorations, delicious food and over-the-top service. So naturally, you think about White Castle. Yep. That White Castle. Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is a tradition with White Castle. They’ve been doing Valentine’s Day events for […]

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On January 15th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a case against Domino’s can proceed in court. The case revolves around the issue of Domino’s website and app and meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Previously, a lower court ruled in favor of Domino’s and the case was thrown […]

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A panoramic view of the city skyline, under freshly fallen snow greeted attendees to the Ohio Restaurant Association’s (ORA) 2019 Industry Awards this past Sunday evening. A veritable “who’s who” of Ohio’s restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry were in attendance to honor the best and the brightest over the previous year. Hosted at the Ivory […]

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May all your holiday baking projects be merry and bright! But just be sure you are using glitter that is actually edible. This might seem like a ridiculously dumb thing to have to point out, but there is actually a good reason to remind folks of this fact. You see, some glitter-type products are marketed […]

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