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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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Nothing says “HOLIDAYS” like a fried chicken-scented yule log. KFC wants to spice up your holiday season with its 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog. For a mere $18.99 (which includes tax and shipping) you can get your very own yule log that will make your house smell like fried chicken. KFC says the log can […]

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Third-party delivery service, Uber Eats, has taken a page out of the Google playbook with its latest test. In a bid to become an advertising platform for its customers, Uber Eats is testing a new service in India. When using the Uber Eats app, customers can browse the offerings from many participating restaurants. But if […]

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Your restaurant menu might be your most important customer touchpoint. Would you be willing to entrust your restaurant menu to a cutting edge technology that takes your menu beyond the traditional printed page? We are talking holograms here. Well, sort of. Holographic projections have been a staple of science fiction since that famous scene in […]

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If you use high chairs in your restaurant, this is news you will want to follow. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new high chair standards set to go into effect on June 19, 2019. The new guidelines were developed by ASTM International (the group formerly known as the American Society for Testing and […]

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the impending death of the plastic straw. And now, the rush is on to find alternatives to the traditional plastic straw. This is a complicated issue. There are situations where some type of straw is not only helpful, but often necessary. For example, […]

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Columbus State Community College’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program has consistently been highly rated, both in Ohio and nationwide. And today, the college took a giant leap into the future by breaking ground on a brand new facility. The new building will be christened Mitchell Hall, named for one of Columbus’ favorite sons, restaurateur […]

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Television personality, author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61. The cause of death has been reported as suicide. CNN confirmed  Bourdain’s passing with a statement: “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food […]

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Fast food favorite Wendy’s has announced a new plan for sourcing its tomatoes to provide the freshest produce in the business. Wendy’s is already well-known for its “fresh, never frozen” beef (and their sassy social media jabs at rival McDonald’s). Now the fast-food giant is announcing its plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North […]

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