All Blog Posts Tagged 'Food' (98)


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How to Up Your Delivery Game

Restaurants that offer take out orders or delivery have a variety of advantages for both the restaurant themselves and their customers that order from them.  One of the first benefits that comes to mind is the never-ending options that are available to someone that wants to order delivery. There are so many different types of restaurants that offer delivery nowadays. The next benefit that comes with delivery orders is the time that one saves compared to dining in.  Your food is brought right…

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Added by MenuDrive on June 13, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments


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4 Reasons to Join the California Restaurant Association (CRA)

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Calling all California Restaurant Industry Professionals: Do you wish you could be more involved in restaurant industry-related legislation? Could you use some help navigating the ever-changing legal landscape of the industry including new labor laws, food safety…

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Added by FohBoh on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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How Scheduling Software Can Improve Your Restaurant Operations

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Emerging from recession with new healthcare laws, wage strikes, …

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Added by FohBoh on December 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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What Goes on behind Closed (Kitchen) Doors: A Guide to the Restaurant Inspection Process and How Keep Your Restaurant Open for Business

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Cess Padilla. You can visit her profile here.

The food inspection report that is posted on a restaurant’s premises may mark the beginning of a fruitful client-customer relationship. It can pave way for another visit, or send customers running for the hills. Unless you’re conscious about your health and that of your family, whatever is written in the said report…

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Added by FohBoh on November 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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The 7 creative ways Employees steal in the trash

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Mark Wagner. You can visit his profile here.

I have been amazed by all the creative ways that managers have told me employees have gone to steal items, supplies or food from their BOH.  With the NRA stating the following: “Employee theft accounts for up to 3% of sales” that was when I started to ask managers how it was done.  Almost all of them centered around…

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Added by FohBoh on September 6, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fast Food: How Does Your Favorite Rank Among the Rest?

Is Your Favorite Fast Food Spot On Top?…

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Added by Jules Dalsey on August 2, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments


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The New American Food Culture

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-



Is unhealthy food ruining our future? This may seem like a bit of a dramatic overstatement, but with obesity in America running rampant in over half the population (higher…

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Added by Foodem on July 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: Ways Restaurants Can Capitalize On the Sustainable Food Trend

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Even in tough economic times, people love to eat out. Whether they are dating, gathering with the family, meeting up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, restaurant dining…

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Added by Foodem on June 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Those Mysterious Food Dates

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

We’ve published a handful of posts about food waste in the past; "Sustainable Saturdays: Food Scraps Aren't Waste," "Americans and Our Disastrous, Wasteful Habits," and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Restaurants, Get With The Program"  just to name a few. Why, because it’s a…

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Added by Foodem on June 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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13 Food Cost Tips

It’s not cheap to run a restaurant, but food is one of the biggest costs associated with it. It is therefore of utmost importance to keep your food costs within an acceptable percentage to avoid financial hardship and prevent having to pass on the costs to your customers.

Here are 13 tips on how you can achieve this:

1) Take Inventory Regularly

Making note consistently and regularly…

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Added by Ian Said on May 13, 2013 at 5:17am — 2 Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: 4 Business Strategies You Can Learn From Your Local Restaurant

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

There is nothing easy about running a business.  It can be an extremely difficult task.  Running a successful business, by contrast, can be nearly impossible to do, especially in an environment where failure is more of a guarantee than success.  Before anything else can be…

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Added by Foodem on May 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Restaurants: Upsell and Boost Sales

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Upselling is anything but new for most businesses. Where restaurants are concerned, it’s the oldest, most common trick in the book to increase check sizes and boost profits. At its best, upselling can look less like sales and more like customer…

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Added by Foodem on May 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Opening a Restaurant - Why Location is Important

Location. Location. Location. It’s a cliche for a reason. Before you fold the napkins or add a dash of anything, you need to settle on a location. This should never be an afterthought. You can have the best food in the world and still be hungry for customers if you are not in the right location. Location is really the key to the success of your restaurant. Even if you have the “perfect” spot in mind, don’t get too attached until you do a little research first.

Here are four factors to…

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Added by Ian Said on March 18, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments


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Restaurants: Tips To Gain Market Share After the Holidays

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Now that the holiday season is over, most restaurants may experience a slump in foot traffic. While many Americans kept a close eye on their dining pennies during the holidays, millions chose to enjoy…

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Added by Foodem on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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What’s In Store? 2013 Food Trends

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Not that the "sustainability and "local" trends have lost their mojo, but it’s time to look forward to the food trends that will grace 2013. I mean, 2013 is just around the…

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Added by Foodem on December 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Food Prices Are Increasing, Be Smart, Buy Smart

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace –

With the worst drought in half a century occurring this past summer, world food prices are continuously rising near crisis level.

Factors such as this summer’s drought, fires in Russia, higher commodity prices, and retail food price inflation have resulted in a spike in global food prices that are likely to…

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Added by Foodem on December 12, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Portion Control and Effect on Food Cost

Portion control is an essential element of food cost and quality control. It reduces food waste, ensures a consistent and quality product, expedites food preparation and service, and has a big impact on food cost.

Any extra food added to the customer’s plate is money coming out of your bottom line.

While an extra ounce of soup or a handful of…

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Added by Ian Said on December 11, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments


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Food Buyers: Take Control of Your Inventory

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Inventory control for restaurants is a huge deal; it can be the difference between breaking even and actually making a profit. Food is the largest part of any restaurant’s budget. In turn, wasteful…

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Added by Foodem on November 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Millennials, A Generation To Be Reckoned With: Forcing Shifts In the Food Industry

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

According to various studies, Generation Y (also known as Millennials) is set to overshadow and outnumber Baby Boomers through the year…

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Added by Foodem on November 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Slow Food

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

What is “Slow Food,” exactly? No, it has nothing to do with waiting for those appetizers you ordered 20 minutes ago to finally arrive at your table. Slow Food is an international…

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Added by Foodem on November 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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