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Unseasonable Florida rains affecting harvests

May 21st, 2018

Unseasonable Florida rains affecting harvests Unseasonable rains continue in the Sunshine and Peach states. Up and down the state of Florida and throughout Georgia there are high probabilities of rain for the next 10 days, with daily totals of 0.25 […]

Tips and recipes using summer-ish berries, now in season

May 16th, 2018

What’s in season: A sure sign summer is just around the corner, cartons of delicate berries are turning market stand displays vibrant shades of red, blue and purple. Raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries — including large Kiowa blackberries and marionberries […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant’s Curb Appeal

May 14th, 2018

  How many times has an intriguing window display at the mall or in your nicest shopping district caught your attention? Probably every time you visit. The outside of your restaurant is your window display. It’s a huge opportunity that […]

10 Sure-fire Service Killers

May 11th, 2018

  05/01/2018 Your business depends on high-quality food and stellar service. Have your waitstaff avoid these service killers for a dining experience your customers won’t soon forget. Forget that you are a business first.“While individual, friendly, family-like service is what […]

Why Training the Server Will Serve You Well

May 9th, 2018

  05/01/2018 The waitstaff is one of an operator’s most valuable resources. But a well-trained staff does much more than take orders and bring the food without spilling it. They also know how to provide […]

Key Elements of Communicating Cuisine on Your Menu

May 7th, 2018

  05/01/2018 The menu can be a powerful tool in marketing your restaurant and setting tone and ambience expectations. Use these helpful tips to use your menu as a marketing tool. Naming Menu Items Menu item […]

Using Menu Psychology to Entice Diners

May 4th, 2018

  05/01/2018 People like the names of mothers, grandmothers and other relatives on their menus, and research shows they are much more likely to buy, say, Grandma’s zucchini cookies, burgers freshly ground at Uncle Sol’s […]

How to Motivate Restaurant Staff and Decrease Turnover

May 3rd, 2018

Most restaurant owners have seen these types of employees at their establishments: The high schoolers who only want to make some extra money. The college students who swing by to help out during the summer […]

Why Bad Portioning Hurts Your Restaurant

May 2nd, 2018

  05/01/2018 With steadily rising food costs, thin profit margins, and intensely value-conscious consumers, the last thing your restaurant needs is sloppy portioning techniques. Product portioning affects your guests’ experience, food quality, food cost, and […]

$20 million Culinary Arts Center opens to feed region’s growing food, hospitality industry

April 27th, 2018

Prince George’s County, Maryland, is now home to the region’s hottest restaurant kitchen. But diners be warned: There’s no menu, just a course catalog. After three years of planning, one year of construction and a […]

Baltimore mayor signs bill banning plastic foam containers

April 24th, 2018

Baltimore businesses have 18 months to stop using carryout containers made from polystyrene foam. After that window, businesses will face $1,000 fines for violations. The bill signed Thursday by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh also prohibits […]

Average American Wastes About a Pound of Food Daily – Study

April 20th, 2018

  Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, with the amount depending on how healthy the diet is, a new study finds. Between 2007-2014, U.S. consumers wasted nearly 150,000 tons of […]

Restaurant execs share tips for keeping costs under control.

April 12th, 2018

Restaurants have many operations that continually drain revenue such as labor, commodities, delivery and technology, including digital menu boards and mobile ordering. And during a Tuesday panel at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, several restaurants […]

World Cuisines That Work Well With Large Crowds

April 9th, 2018

by Jackie Edwards Experimenting with food from across the globe has never been easier. The way in which meals are served can often express what is significant to a culture. Eating in groups has always been […]

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