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The New Normal: Part of a new series of articles focused on restaurant recovery; issues, best practices, and process changes that will become part of everyday business going forward. As we work our way through the COVID-19 situation, we are seeing the first signs of a plan to reopen businesses. Reopening a restaurant is different […]

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The New Normal: Part of a new series of articles focused on restaurant recovery; issues, best practices, and process changes that will become part of everyday business going forward. Like most of the country, our home state of Ohio is under a stay-at-home order that has severely impacted the restaurant industry. As restaurants struggle to […]

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Whether you’ve just opened a new restaurant or manage an established venue, your building’s water quality is going to impact your operation in more ways than you’d imagine. From the taste of your coffee, to the appearance of your bartender’s perfectly blended margarita. From your steamer and combi oven, to your ice machine – nearly everything […]

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Corrosion in your cooking space creates an unsanitary kitchen. Alloys that contain iron interact with oxygen to create what is known as rust, or iron oxide. Surfaces comprised of iron oxide are more difficult to clean because they contain nooks and small spaces for food and chemicals to get lodged in. As a result, the […]

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In an ideal world, every chef would have all the kitchen space they need and desired to create their dishes in. Unfortunately, most small business owners have to consider rent costs, space availability in larger cities, and maintenance when building out their kitchen spaces. Not to mention those who don’t even have the option to […]

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Within its origins, flywheeling represents the pursuit of the engineering holy grail of perpetual energy. The term flywheeling refers to the use of a literal, mechanical device called a flywheel. These typically heavy and spoked wheels are designed to conserve mechanical energy through inertia and the law of conservation. Machines that produce large amounts of […]

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Instagram isn’t just for personal profiles anymore. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, food trucks – foodservice establishments of all types and sizes are using it as a brand touchpoint. No need to switch from Facebook to Instagram since they both serve different purposes in the social media landscape. Facebook is still king of business updates – whereas […]

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Lately, you can’t seem to escape the influence of the Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” But what can you do to organize your commercial kitchen? While you may not be able to use the same “does it spark joy?” guideline that Kondo advocates, there are a ton of things you can do to […]

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Failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can get you sued. As demonstrated by the recent cases against Domino’s and Five Guys, even your website needs to be ADA compliant. But what about your physical location? You need to have a strategy to help you create an ADA compliant restaurant, bar or […]

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Having a kid friendly restaurant can be a boon for the restaurant operator. Families with young children represent a lucrative demographic. But the first question you should be asking yourself is this: “Is this right for my restaurant concept?” Almost every restaurant finds itself serving children from time to time, even if they aren’t considered […]

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Jars are versatile. They’re functional. They’re affordable. And, they’re everywhere. Jars as lights. As candle holders. As vases. As piggy banks. As décor. As cups. Even as tissue holders. They’re subtle, so you might not have noticed, but the jar phenomenon is in full swing, and we’re here for it. Jars aren’t just popping up […]

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As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature gets a bit more brisk, we know that winter is just around the corner. As a restaurant owner, you should begin thinking about how the colder weather can affect your business. With a little bit of forethought, you can prepare your restaurant for winter. And […]

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[Updated, March 1st, 2020] The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Although there are always food delivery risks to consider, foodservice takeout and delivery may prove to have tremendous potential to maintain and grow profits when foot traffic is low. Even restaurants who […]

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