Report: Consumers Demand Retailers Assist Them on Their Health, Wellness Journey

admin | December 30th, 2016 - 4:26 pm

As consumers strive to live more healthful lifestyles, their purchasing behaviors are changing rapidly, driving every buying decision. More than ever, consumers want—and expect—retailers and manufacturers to assist them on their health and wellness journey inside the store. As consumers around the globe search for better, healthier and smarter solutions that fit their lifestyle, the […]

5 Steps to Develop Holiday Facebook ads for your restaurant

admin | December 28th, 2016 - 4:24 pm

The holidays are almost here! Let current and prospective customers know about your festive holiday offerings. Promote your private party spaces, brand merchandise and gift cards on your social media pages, and make it easy for customers to enjoy festive celebrations with you. Take these steps to develop effective, targeted holiday Facebook advertising campaigns: Define […]

NRA Public Affairs Conference

admin | December 22nd, 2016 - 3:03 pm

On March 28-29, 2017, we invite you to come to Washington, DC, for the restaurant industry’s most important grassroots lobbying event. As the 115th Congress and 45th President take office, the National Restaurant Association’s 31st annual Public Affairs Conference is your chance to make a difference. The Conference is our opportunity to introduce a brand-new […]

The Queen of Gingerbread Tells Us Her Gingerbread Secrets

admin | December 22nd, 2016 - 2:59 pm

Beatriz Müller started thinking about gingerbread in April, the exact time of year when no one else is thinking about gingerbread. But by November, she had put in 340 hours building her “Dream House” and drove her cake van 870 miles to Asheville, North Carolina. There, 150 gingerbread enthusiasts gathered to show off their elaborate, […]

Cost Increases & Supply Shortages

admin | December 22nd, 2016 - 2:27 pm

The Food Industry is experiencing unprecedented cost increases and supply shortages of some key spices, particularly vanilla and garlic. McCormick is implementing a substantial price increase on Vanilla (with a 50% surcharge) and Garlic effective with orders shipped on or after January 2, 2017

DC Restaurants Must Use Recyclable and Compostable Products Starting 1/1

admin | December 21st, 2016 - 6:49 pm

Dear DC Restaurant Members, On January 1, 2017, District businesses that serve food must only use recyclable or compostable food service products. Food service products include plates, bowls, cups, and trays. Click here for a list provided by DC Department of Energy and Environment of vendors that provide recyclable and compostable materials. And please note, […]

2017 Prediction: Foodservice Will Be Primary C-store Focus

admin | December 19th, 2016 - 2:24 pm

Innovation will drive sales, shift demographics. December 9, 2016, 03:31 pm Foodservice will take center stage for convenience stores in 2017, predicts a retail consulting and design firm for the c-store industry. Innovative c-stores — such as Sheetz and American Natural — have led the way in improving their food and foodservice offerings. Now the […]

In Good Hands

admin | December 7th, 2016 - 2:34 pm

These immigrants craft the foundations of your favorite restaurant dishes Their faces may not look familiar, but you know their work.  They represent the heart and soul of the dining boom in Washington — and in restaurants across the country.  They do the tedious, day-to-day tasks that have to be consistent. It’s an art, like […]

Beef Does a Body Good, Study Says

admin | November 30th, 2016 - 7:40 pm

Beef contains many antioxidants not found in plant food that are vital for human health and child development, new research out of Texas A&M concluded. The study, notes right off the bat that beef consumption in the U.S. has declined by about 14 percent over the past decade “due to a variety of factors, including […]

Re-Roast Your Leftover Turkey Bones for Rich, Flavorful Brown Stock

admin | November 29th, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Stop! Drop that turkey carcass! Yes, I’m talking to you there, the one about to throw your leftover Thanksgiving turkey bones into a stockpot with some water and vegetables and simmer it all together to make stock. I need to talk to you about what you’re about to do. Don’t worry, you’re not doing anything […]

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