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Chicken strips pick up steam as nuggets slip: NPD

December 12th, 2018

Chicken strip volumes are soaring at foodservice outlets while servings of nuggets are down, but it’s no the cause customers are swapping one item for the other, according to research from the NPD Group. Servings of chicken strips at restaurants […]

Midwest farms may suffer huge losses from intense heat, says climate change report

December 3rd, 2018

The federal government’s latest report on climate change warns of specific dangers to Midwest agriculture production, which comprises a significant portion of the economies of Kansas and Missouri. Increasing temperatures and more extreme weather patterns such as flooding and drought […]

Beef demand is key and less certain in 2019

November 20th, 2018

Continued growth in U.S. beef production will keep the focus on beef demand in 2019.  Beef production is slowing but is forecast to increase 1.5-2.0 percent year over year in 2019 to 27.5 billion pounds. This follows a projected 3.3 […]

4 Things Your Welcome Email Must Do (and Probably Doesn’t)

November 18th, 2018

As a small business or nonprofit, you know how important a first impression can be. And with the end of the year fast approaching, those impressions are vital in order to finish out the year strong. Whether it’s the first […]

How Restaurant Gift Cards Can Bring You Profit

November 17th, 2018

Without a doubt, product expansion has the potential to bring big profits to small businesses. Restaurants should always be brainstorming what other products they can effectively sell besides — or separate from — regular items […]

8 Easy Ways to Prevent the Spread of Flu in the Workplace

November 16th, 2018

Winter is rapidly approaching, and that means flu season is upon us. Usually, flu season is considered as being October through about February, which means that we’re cruising right into the flu danger zone. The […]

Pouring Profits: Millennials & Adult Beverages

November 15th, 2018

Quenching the Millennial generation’s thirst for adult beverages can build traffic, sales and loyalty for your restaurant, but success requires an understanding of the demographic’s quirks. Here, Technomic senior director Donna Hood Crecca explains information […]

Spread Some Holiday “Cheers” with Special Food and Beer Pairings

November 14th, 2018

The craft beer selection can be a major draw for customers at casual dining operations. In fact, in just 4 years craft beer has grown 16% on menus compared to domestic and imported beers that […]

Dress Up Cocktails to Dress Up Profits

November 13th, 2018

Serving great cocktails is about serving the right ingredients in the right proportion, but it’s also about great presentation. There’s nothing more powerful that seeing a delicious cocktail and knowingly telling the bartender, “I’ll have […]

How to Craft Your Tea-Infused Creation

November 12th, 2018

Pairing spirits with tea is a matter of finding flavor complements. Gin blends well with fruit-flavored teas because both have floral, herbaceous, botanical qualities. Consider for example the Green Tea Gimlet, an on-trend favorite at […]

Drive Incremental Sales with Happy Hour Menus

November 11th, 2018

Today, there’s more to a menu than breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food and beverage specials served between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays help attract the after-work crowd, but it doesn’t end there. Happy […]

Iced and Cold Brew Coffee Sales Perk Up

November 10th, 2018

Iced coffee and cold brew have been on a success trajectory lately. Traditional iced coffee has experienced a growth rate of 33% on menus since 2007, according to Datassential, with a big bump in interest […]

Bar Food & Shareables

November 9th, 2018

In today’s busy world with meals coming at any time of day, in any shape and size, diners are diverting from the typical entrée plate in favor of mini-meals, small bites and shareable menu items. […]

Restaurant Guide to Holiday Promotions

November 8th, 2018

One of the busiest times of the year (if not the busiest) for any restaurant are holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve have the potential to greatly increase sales for the average restaurant. Holiday parties, catering […]

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