The largest independent broadline wholesale food service distributor in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Serving independent restaurants; casual and fine dining, caterers, country clubs, bars, taverns, delis and private schools.

              

How the Tasting Menu Became Chill

July 26th, 2017

Once decadent and gluttonous, the tasting menu has taken on a chiller, more manageable vibe in the past few years—which makes tackling one far more fun, and far less scary. It’s a very specific first-world problem: You go out to […]

How To Bring Back Burger Customers

July 21st, 2017

As restaurant goers demand higher quality burgers, costs have increased, which has led to an ease in consumption, according to Technomic Inc.’s 2017 Burger Consumer Trend Report. While fifty-six per cent of consumers said they eat burgers at least once […]

America’s lust for bacon isn’t letting up, pushing pork belly prices up 80%

July 18th, 2017

Appetite for beef and bacon typically swells ahead of the summer grilling boost; beef has fallen from its mid-June peak but not bacon. Consumers are eating a lot of bacon, including on top of burgers, driving frozen reserves to a […]

Summer’s Stone Fruits Star in Drinks & Desserts.

June 19th, 2017

Apricots are in season. We have recipes   What’s in season: Apricots and other stone fruit are a common sight at market stands this time of year, but the flavorful fruit are really starting to come into season. Apricots, including […]

5 Food Trends To Put On Your Menu

June 16th, 2017

Do you know what consumers want to eat? If you guessed plant-based protein, alternative milks and nut butters, sustainable foods or sprouted grains, you’re on the money. A webinar, called “The New Healthy Healthy,” showcased […]

N.R.A. Show exclusive: Looking at food differently to reduce waste

May 25th, 2017

Sustainability is a growing priority for the food and beverage industry and a hot topic at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held May 20-23 in Chicago. Each year in the United States, consumers, […]

To Make Money, Restaurants Need To Think Beyond The Plate.

May 12th, 2017

Want to turn your dream of owning a restaurant into reality? Here are 20 proven methods for making dough CAN RESTAURANTS BE BOTH CREATIVE AND PROFITABLE? That is the question industry insiders are asking as […]

When is a Craft Beverage no Longer Considered “Craft?”

May 9th, 2017

By definition, craft beverages are small-batch drinks and owned independently — but in some cases, the firms that make them eventually flourish and become so successful that they’re considered bigger brands. In fact, some are calling […]

The New Fast Food? Convenience Stores Add Hot, Cheap Options

May 3rd, 2017

  Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains. […]

Poultry Farms Get New Rules in Maryland County

May 2nd, 2017

  The board of commissioners for Worcester County, Md., voted unanimously to pass new regulations on poultry operations. The new legislation zones poultry farms separately from other agricultural land uses, according to a report the […]

To Make Money, Restaurants Need To Think Beyond The Plate.

May 1st, 2017

Want to turn your dream of owning a restaurant into reality? Here are 20 proven methods for making dough CAN RESTAURANTS BE BOTH CREATIVE AND PROFITABLE? That is the question industry insiders are asking as […]

Dog-Friendly Restaurants Pups and People Can Love

April 25th, 2017

Don’t ever leave home without your best friend again. Tired of meeting friends for dinner and then dashing home to walk your dog?  Someone came up with a rather straightforward solution. Why pick one or […]

Men, young adults most likely to shop online for groceries

March 31st, 2017

Although online grocery shoppers can be found across all demographic groups, they are more likely to be younger men, ages 18-44, according to a recent report on online grocery shopping by The NPD Group. Amazon […]

Challenging year predicted for West Coast shrimp

March 30th, 2017

Bottom of Form NEWPORT – A recent report by a well-known shrimp, crab, and lobster market analyst, concludes that prices for cold water shrimp are “declining in all markets.” Lower catch volumes in 2016 coupled […]

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