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.


10 Tips for Managing Seasonal Menus

October 20th, 2018

Seasonal ingredients and menu items have become more popular along with the local food movement, which goes right to the heart of the kind of sustainability commitment that today’s customers are looking for. According to Datassential, “seasonal” appears on more […]

Five Ways to Boost Restaurant Traffic

October 19th, 2018

When is business slow? Are there any creative ways that could help drive traffic during that time? When it comes to increasing business, a little creativity can go a long way. For example, if 3–5pm is your slowest time, consider […]

Char Siu Style BBq Pork Salad Recipe

October 19th, 2018

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Pre-Portioning Bags: The Quick and Easy Way to Manage Freshness

October 18th, 2018

With dozens of different ingredients and fresh produce used in a restaurant, it can be difficult and expensive to manage inventory levels and “use by” dates. To help smooth over the process, many operators have turned to daily pre-portioning bags. […]

Restaurants up the ante on healthier menu options

October 17th, 2018

Consumers are telling restaurateurs they’re looking for menu items lower in calories, more nutritious and, in some cases, smaller sized, and restaurateurs are listening. Earlier this year, the National Restaurant Association released its annual What’s […]

Maple Mustard Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

October 17th, 2018

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Spicy Cuban Press Sandwich Recipe

October 15th, 2018

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Train Staff to Upsell Appetizers: 5 Easy Techniques

October 8th, 2018

Your servers are your restaurant’s face to the world and what they do and say has as much of an impact on your reputation as your food. Taking the time to train them properly can […]

Both At Home and Away, Americans Are Choosing More Lower Fat Foods Than They Did 35 Years Ago

October 7th, 2018

Whether consumed in restaurants or as take-out or delivery meals, food prepared away from home is now a ubiquitous part of the American diet. In 1977-78, away-from-home meals and snacks accounted for 17.8 percent of […]

RAMEN PHENOMENON: Exploration of this craveable noodle bowl is leading to serious flavor innovation

October 5th, 2018

Ramen’s popularity today comes as no surprise. It’s the perfect expression of a modern dish. Global? Check. Snackable? Craveable? Loaded with umami? Check. Check. Check. At its core, ramen boasts a deep, savory broth, well-placed […]

Poultry death toll from Florence climbs, could go higher

October 3rd, 2018

Hurricane Florence and its aftermath has killed an estimated 4.1 million birds and the toll could increase as recovery efforts continue, according to North Carolina agriculture officials. The new total as of Sept. 23 is […]

5 Traditional Ways to Promote Your Restaurant Locally

October 1st, 2018

What is marketing? It is basically anything you do to promote and grow your restaurant. In the 21st century, two options exist for spending your marketing dollars: traditional and digital advertising. While digital marketing is the […]

7 Tips for Better Direct Mail

September 28th, 2018

“People don’t throw out the mail—everyone is trying to find a way to use it as part of a multichannel campaign,” says John Sisson, president, HBT Inc. Marketers who are utilizing direct mail are getting […]

Iced Tea is Today’s Go-To Beverage

September 26th, 2018

As more customers turn to iced tea over soda, operators are realizing the importance of providing a flavorful tea experience. Four in five consumers drink tea and on any given day more than one-half of […]


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