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Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood when the weather is nasty? Well, that bad weather may also lead to an increased likelihood of leaving negative restaurant reviews. Researchers at the Ohio State University Hospitality Management program conducted a series of studies that uncovered the relationship between weather and negative restaurant reviews. “Restaurant […]

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Think you know these latest foodservice industry trends? We’ve pulled together some questions you may find tricky but will definitely find interesting in this quiz on restaurant trends in the United States. After you take our quiz, you’ll walk away with at least a couple memorable stats to pull out of your back pocket during […]

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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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Scouring pads are the preferred scrubbing solution in commercial kitchens. Their open weave construction allows for easy rinsing and efficient cleaning. Why not use sponges in commercial kitchens? Sponges are more likely to harbor bacteria and are more difficult to clean than scouring pads. For this reason, sponges aren’t typically considered a safe option for […]

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Why choose an immersion blender over of a traditional blender? ✔️ Capacity Immersion blenders allow you to blend in much larger capacities in whatever container you choose. In addition, variable speed Immersion blenders also allow the operator complete control over the consistency and chefs need this when they’re creating foams and sauces. ✔️ Efficiency Immersion […]

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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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Don’t serve that pilsner in a snifter glass! There’s a science to pouring, nosing, drinking, and appreciating beer. With craft breweries popping up in every nook and cranny (maybe you’re one of them!), your customers expect the correct glass to complement their brew of choice. Let’s cover the basics. Pint Glass Stouts, Porters, Ales Featuring […]

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There has been a lot written about menu design. The choices you make as you put together your menu can definitely impact your business. Probably more than any other marketing piece, your menu communicates most directly to your customers. And even without being explicit, it can influence your customers’ opinion of your business. But how […]

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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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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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There are few kitchen tools that are as simple, versatile and enduring as the classic dutch oven. And while we refer to them as “dutch ovens” or “casserole dishes” in America, there are very similar examples of this classic pot in many other cultures. This is a testament to the flexibility and utility that comes […]

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Not just anyone could be a professional chef, not to mention being on TV, writing books, owning restaurants, and also handling the fame and success of also being a celebrity. Take our quiz to see which celebrity chef channels your inner stardom. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two?

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