Voice of the Restaurant Industry
Stick a fork in whoever has been feeding you lies about restaurants, they’re done. We have the inside scoop on eating out, and we’re dishing it out.
Are you - like me - one of those closet-watchers of restaurant reality shows? You know, the ones where a foul-mouthed and/or burly sledge-wielding Brit bludgeons our American operators with all of the things that they’re doing wrong?
You might find it ironic that one of the aforementioned proponents of local flavors now…Continue
I was reminded of this recently while breaking down a trade show. Four weeks afterwards, and I’m still recovering from painful second and third degree burns from hot deep-fryer oil. There’s no doubt about it. If you want to maim or kill somebody, the commercial…Continue
When Sal and Amanda discovered that she was expecting, they started dreaming of the heights that their future little Salamander would surmount. Despite his gas problems, they were intent on raising him properly.
It is that very sentiment which causes the parents of foodservice equipment to continue naming their…Continue
The last thing that I want to think about during the winter solstice is more shopping. Yet, here I am pondering the greatest spree that that the foodservice equipment and supplies industry has to offer. It comes only once every two years and thankfully, it is in a warm place in the dead of winter. The NAFEM show in Orlando, FL, February 7-9, 2013 is many things to many people. But, at its heart, it is still essentially a bazaar in the fine traditions of the country…Continue
This may be the oldest of all foodservice fixtures known. The humble counter has served us since antiquity. Separating the server from the patron, displaying the wares, maintaining the integrity of the food, or just facilitating the transaction, the counter has been a (sometimes invisible) component of our foodservice world for millennia.
Originally ensconced in pharmacies, counter restaurants gave birth to the fountain soda industry. Quick-service (formerly known as “fast food”)…Continue