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Restaurant Industry Trends that Will Affect Your Dining Out Habits this Year and Beyond

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

Now there’s more reason for you to step out and try out new restaurants this year with friends and loved ones, because for sure, following the release of the National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast this year, restaurants across the United States will be stepping up their game to provide the best food…


Added by FohBoh on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Fight Against Trans Fat & What It Could Mean For Your Restaurant

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

Last month, in November, the Federal Drug Administration proposed a plan to ban partially hydrogenated oils. These oils, also known as trans fats, are linked to several health issues such as heart attacks, heart disease, and other cardiovascular implications. According to the …


Added by FohBoh on December 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Wing Crunch Time (again)

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Fred Favole. You can visit his profile here.

Restaurant chains driven by wing sales should consider switching to a wing portioning program to bring menu profits more in line with acquisition cost.    The supply of the highly desirable jumbo wing (8-10 ct) that you can’t buy for Holiday’s and the Super-Bowl is now under siege year-round.  And, the supply outlook…


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

L’Opera Introduces Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Items

Critically acclaimed L’Opera Ristorante, one of Long Beach's most venerable dining establishments, has announced the addition of several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items to its menu. Owners Enzo DeMuro and Terry Antonelli said that while the culinary staff has long accommodated those with special dietary needs, the new menu will offer several items on a continuing basis that are denoted with “V” for vegetarian, "VE" for vegan and "GF" for gluten free. Among the new additions: Ai…


Added by Groff-Hinman on August 2, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Dinner and a Show: How You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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A night at the movies used to be the end all be all of good times in my household. We’d pile into the car, drive to the huge AMC 30 and prepare for at least sixty minutes of good, and most importantly to my exhausted parents, easy, family fun. This was an especially good deal in the summer when Texas-sized thunderstorms would often knock out our power for full…


Added by Foodem on July 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Foodem Guest Blogger: How To Make Your Own Doughnuts This Summer

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Doughnuts are one of the most popular confectionaries in the world, and prepared in a variety of forms they’re also one of the most diverse desert selections! Whether you…


Added by Foodem on July 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: The Leftover Dilemma: Otherwise Known As the Clean Your Plate Complex

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Clean Your Plate!

If you don’t finish all of your dinner you can’t have any dessert!

There are people starving in Africa!

These were all common affirmations in my home. My brother and I both knew that if we didn’t finish the food on our plates we wouldn’t get the good stuff, dessert. And we really…


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

Summer Selections: How Restaurants are Cooling Down the July Heat Wave

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Wintertime is an excuse to eat crazy-good fattening foods. Everybody wants something hot and full of fat, in fact it’s what you’re body craves when you’re…


Added by Foodem on July 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Yelp Adding Food Delivery Service

Everyone's least favorite online review site is adding food delivery service in an effort to try and keep businesses onboard:

Will it work? Will it help Yelp turn around its, how do I say this diplomatically, "less than ideal" image in…


Added by FohBoh on July 10, 2013 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: FYI: Fresh, Local, and Deliciously Sustainable Produce

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I love a good farmer’s market. Sustainable produce, locally grown and sold is always better tasting; and as an added bonus it’s a lot more fun to shop for. There’s an…


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

The New American Food Culture

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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…


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

Restaurants: Capitalize On Foreign Dollars

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If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…


Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Old Spices Are Still Valuable

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Not too long ago, we wrote a post on using food scraps to grow your own food, which addressed the issue of  household food waste and a form of recycling. It’s a no-brainer, sustainable, low-cost solution that saves you money…


Added by Foodem on June 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Inside Scoop

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…


Added by Joe Ferri on June 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Food Photography: Can You Beat Them or Should You Join Them?

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The food photography, also known as food porn, craze is far from over. Taking pictures of entrées and sharing them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is now a mainstream activity.



Added by Foodem on June 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Save A Little Piece of Spring and Summer For Later

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The sun is out, the birds are singing, and your favorite farmer's market is lined with an abundance of colorful, sun-kissed fruits and vegetables. If you’re like me, you love summer produce and you’d like nothing better than to grab every fruit or…


Added by Foodem on June 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Those Mysterious Food Dates

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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…


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

(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Local Eats in the Palm of Your Hand

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Mobile technology has made it easier than ever to find just about anything, but on this blog we talk about all things food. Since spring is here, why not do a little spring cleaning? De-clutter…


Added by Foodem on May 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

2013 Bar & Restaurant Trends to Keep On Your Radar

From artisan craft cocktails to shareable plates and mobile apps, let’s explore some of the top trends that bars and restaurant owners should be paying attention to this year according to industry experts.


The National Restaurant Association (NRA) surveyed more…


Added by Barry Chandler on April 17, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

When Food is Dangerous: Hidden Legal Risks on Menus

Every restaurant knows that food can be dangerous. If a chef uses adulterated chicken in a Waldorf salad, he risks his patrons’ health and his restaurant’s reputation. The food a restaurant serves can create less obvious legal risks. Many states regulate offering specific foods, and there is little consistency from state to state. New regulations pop up based on trade association lobbying efforts or the whims of local politicians. The result is a morass of legal regulations that affects…


Added by Kyle-Beth Hilfer on April 4, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

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Chains make chicken the star of the menu

High beef and pork prices are making chicken the go-to meat more than ever, boosting wholesale prices for producers and spurr -More

Americans continue to eat less fish

The average American is consuming only 14.4 pounds of fish per year, down from the record high of 16.6 pounds in 2004, Ben Di -More


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Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

Restaurant Sales Bounced Back in March

Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

McAlister's Deli Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand to Cleveland

McAlister's Deli announced it has signed a development agreement with an experienced multi-unit operator to develop three restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio, area - the brand's first locations in the market.

Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity April 16, 2014

Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Announces CFO Departure in May

The company has commenced a search for Mr. Hope’s successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates. Mr. Hope will assist in the transition of duties to an interim CFO and will remain a consultant to the company through the summer.


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TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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