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Is The Service In Your Restaurant Paramount?

After more than twenty years in the restaurant business, I am really biased about service – because exemplary service built my business. It was a...

Make Yourself A Priority

Independent restaurant owners tend to be the nicest, most generous people on the planet (even the grumpy ones). Think about it. They put others ahead...

The Evolution Of The Steakhouse

Last year we talked about how a great steak is as fashionable as ever.  Once again in 2017, with the opening of a new...

Keep Changing And Innovating

Article by Jonathan White, White Coffee I travel for many business conventions. As part of these conferences, each organization usually hosts a series of seminars...

The Data Breach Response Recipe

In today’s society, data breaches are inevitable for businesses in all industries, with the associated costs rising dramatically each year. Now let’s assume your...

A Reminder To Those Who Legislate… At Any Level

Whenever any legislative body—be it city, county, state, or federal—passes a bill affecting an industry, it can take the regulators months or even as...

Management By George (Jetson): Automation In Foodservice

Robots, artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and the internet of things (IOT) are all coming to a foodservice operation near you.

Closing A Restaurant And Walking Away – Why?

Over the past year I have been puzzled by a number of restaurant owners who despite appearing to have good businesses, locked the doors...
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Feast in FiDi: Dining Options In The Financial District

Spring in Manhattan welcomes renewed activity and a glorious awakening downtown in the Financial District....

The Alliance Partners With HostMilano 2017

The NYC Hospitality Alliance announced this month that they are partnering with HostMilano, an expansive...
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Fruit Purees And Sweet Rice Wine Vinegar

Les vergers Boiron are the global leader in chef crafted: frozen vegetable and fruit purees...
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Back In The New York Groove…

As you probably know from reading my monthly column or following me on social media,...
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Food Allergy Training Is Slowly Being Mandated Across The U.S.

Article contributed by Susan Algeo, MPH, CP-FS, is the Director of Project Management at Food Safety...

Let’s Go To The Videotape

Long-time New York sports fans out there will recognize the title of this piece as...
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Does Your Restaurant Have “WOW” Factor?

When I was starting my first restaurant so many years ago, I made it clear...
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Museum Dining Is On Exhibit

Our famed New York City museums have always been an essential part of our culture,...
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Fake Foodservice News!

HEADLINES: • Mega Foodservice Distributors’ Merger Deal Falls Through Due to Macadamia Nut Allergy of Board...
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Outdoor Seating Solutions For Early Spring

I don’t know if you have noticed, but nature nowadays is having a hard time...

Funding a New Restaurant – Mission Impossible?

Owning a restaurant can be a dream, a goal, an ambition, an opportunity, a way...

Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: A Major Player in Your Restaurant’s Safety Program

The need for formal safety training for restaurant employees upon being hired is on the...

Remembering To Scan The Table

I’ve been writing an industry column for over 30 years and in that time I...
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The Perfect Vinegar Based Sour Mix

Springtime isn’t just the time for cleaning our back-bar after a long winter, but it’s...

Introducing Figgjo… to the USA!

Last month I highlighted the greatest culinary experience in American history - the moment when...

Managers Need a Strong Foundation

Being a restaurant manager can be a difficult job. It can be 100 times harder...
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Clubs Keep It Fresh For Members With Innovative Tabletop Strategies

Do you remember the time when there was a label on just about everything? You...
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Restaurant Exit Strategies: Can You Walk Away?

I just returned from an idyllic few weeks on the Island of Eleuthera in the...
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New for You in Food – NYC 2017

Our city’s ever-changing restaurant scene promises openings, big and small, formal and casual, and yummy...

To Be Or Not To Be… An Inc. Or An LLC?

Did you ever find out that you did something years ago that turned out to...

How Many Restaurants Are Enough?

While concerns haven’t reached the level of a stadium roar, I’m starting to hear more...

How Much Will An Interruption In Business Operations Cost You?

Picture this: your restaurant is underwater — literally. And so is every other business in...

Navigating The Tech Side Of Permits, Licenses, And Inspections

As a restaurant or nightlife operator, how do you keep track of renewing all your...

Five Tips To Simplify The Daily Grind Of A Bartender

If you're a bartender looking to simplify your daily grind, it's time to get back...
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The Mount Everest of Cuisine

As we made our final descent in to Salt Lake City, the Olympic rings appeared...
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Secrets To Successful Site Selection For Restaurant Tenants

Whether you are planning to open your first restaurant or expand your operation, one of...
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Make Your Tabletop Lucky For 2017

We did it, 2016 is finally over and we’re in the beginning of what everyone...
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The Crescendo Of Labor Relations

The vote, do we vote yes or no? With music it’s called the crescendo which...
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Booming Boroughs and the Role Dining Plays in Retail Development

New York City is recognized for its innovative shopping complexes. Each borough develops diverse and...
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What Is The Value Of A Restaurant?

You may not be thinking of selling your restaurant right now, but at some future...

The Sound And The Noise – Where To Get Financing In 2017

It’s a new year and as expected the usual flurry of predictions, reports and prognostications...

What I Learned From The 2016 Election

Over the last seven presidential elections I have shared my thoughts as to how the...

Resolve To Manage Your Liquor Liability Exposures In the New Year

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10,000 vehicle-related fatalities involve a...
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A Perfect Base For An Energy Drink Rum Punch

Energy drinks... hmmm.  Maybe because I’m neither a millennial, nor “out of energy”, but quite...
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Celeb Chefs To Judge C-CAP Recipe Contest For HS Chefs In Underserved Communities

High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs will face a...

Everything Old Is New Again

New Yorkers may think they can handle the cold, but the people of Chicago are...
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