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Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles dealing with my observations during the 78 years that I have been involved with the foodservice industry. It began in my family’s restaurant...

Can You Use Your POS To Help Eliminate Restaurant Fraud?

Article by Jesse Noyes, Senior Director of Marketing, Upserve Fraud comes up a lot in the restaurant industry. It’s with good reason. In a business...

Summertime With C-CAP Job Internships

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) helped teens sharpen their culinary skills and get them ready for summer jobs in local restaurants and foodservice...

What Point Of Sale System Should You Get?

The one question I get asked over and over again I give presentations, seminars and workshops all over the United States and Canada and if...

Do You Inspire Your Team to Deliver Customer Service That Wows?

Article by Mark Anthony, Customer Service & Sales Trainer, President of Training for Success The food service industry is a people oriented business. Does your staff give...

A Proactive Kitchen Helps To Minimize Equipment Risks

Article by Jeff Becker, VP-Sales & Branch Development, Day & Nite / All Service Last month I spent time providing Total Food Service readers with insight...

Preparing Your Restaurant For The NY Paid Family Leave Law

Article co-written with Dennis Fiszer, First Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for HUB International – East Region Taking time off for the birth of a child...

Blind Spots: When Good Restaurants Are Bad Businesses

One of the great things about having over 30 years experience in the restaurant business followed by 15 more as a finance executive and...
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More Pressure May Be Good For You. Seriously.

Having proper air pressure and ventilation in place at your restaurant is necessary for both...
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Eat Out East

Enjoy a cocktail with breathtaking views and bask in the glorious breeze of a penthouse terrace at some of the summer’s swankiest NYC Rooftop Bars...
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Green and Sustainable Strategies

Saving energy is one of the most important goals for facilities, communities, or organizations today....
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Flying South For The Summer

There’s a great myth in this business that there are slow seasons and busy seasons....
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Creativity Doesn’t Need To Be Expensive

Sometimes it’s difficult to balance one news report that talks about the number of new...
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8 Great Things To Tell Your Staff Today

Given that the restaurant business is a performance, your guest experience is ultimately determined by...
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What’s Happening In The Economy? Look at Lunch!

Bubble?  Downturn?? Correction?!  Really?  The Dow and NASDAQ have reached new highs - unemployment is...
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Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles dealing with my observations during the 78 years that I have been involved with the foodservice industry. It began in my family’s restaurant...
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Building A Food Safety Strategy For Your Cool Side

Article by Jeff Becker, Day & Nite / All Service. Many of us have experienced the loss of product as result of our freezers or coolers failing.  Financially, this is a material risk that all operators face.
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How Restaurants Can Help Avoid Sidewalk Law Related Claims and Litigation

Article by Robert Fiorito & Chris Dunlap, HUB Insurance Slips and falls are one of the most...
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How Pest Threats Can Lead To Foodborne Illnesses

By Jennifer Brumfield, Training and Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services According to the Centers for Disease...
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Climbing the Food Service Mountain: The Journey of a Small Diversity Vendor

Article by Heidi Matonis, Founder of Heidi’s Real Food Innocence and naiveté served me well when I...
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Sky High Spirits: NYC Rooftop Bars

Enjoy a cocktail with breathtaking views and bask in the glorious breeze of a penthouse terrace at some of the summer’s swankiest NYC Rooftop Bars...
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Snow Globes Are Like Life – Prettiest When They’re Turned Upside Down

It’s always sad to lose a member of our team, but I can only hope...
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Top 3 Changes To Lower Labor Costs

Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes...
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Why Green Your Restaurant?

To put it simply: greening your restaurant can save you money, help you gain media...
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Is It Time For A Restaurant Facelift?

If you have a successful restaurant that has been open for 7 or more years...
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Get To Know Your Summer Coffee Customer

Article contributed by Law Coffee Know Your Customer: Going Gourmet Your summer coffee customer might be looking...
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F.A.C.E.S. Run Your Restaurant!

When I ran high-volume restaurants for 20 years, the acronym F.A.C.E.S. served as our team...
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What The Coffee Shop Can Teach Us

I love to go into a neighborhood coffee shop, stand back and observe. Watching the...
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The Fine Line of Eclectic and Cheap And How To Do It Right

Eclectic can be defined as deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse...

Dealing With Suppliers – Friends with Benefits

Larger broad line suppliers are known to charge more than bare bones cash and carry discount purveyors. There are good reasons for the difference and...
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Can Restaurant Tenants Negotiate Free Rent?

The answer is yes, you can negotiate free rent if you're a restaurant tenant! Even if...
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Welcome to NYC – A Foodie’s Conglomeration Nation

New York City's booming food-hall scene is redefining the urban restaurant experience that continues to be a success...
Meatless Monday

High School Chefs in Underserved Communities Create Noodle Delicacies

Outstanding culinary students from local public high schools were awarded scholarships to continue their culinary...

Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 2

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 This is the second of...
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Methods To Reduce Kitchen And Food Waste

An Interview with Stephen Zagor, Dean, School of Restaurant and Culinary Management, Institute of Culinary...
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Do You Invite Your Customers to Return?

It’s human nature to be wanted. You meet someone for the first time and have...
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Spend The Energy To Save Some Energy

Just like Food and Labor, your Energy Costs can be a controllable expense to bring...
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How To Keep Diners In – And Pests Out – This Summer

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services The days are longer, the weather is warmer...
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Don’t Pay For Someone Else’s Mistakes: Understanding Contractual Risk Transfer

Common causes of third party liability losses can be traced back to inadequate contracts signed...
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5 Summer Trends In The Cocktail Arena

If you’re like me, every waking second is planning for the summer drinking culture.  My...
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Life As A Culinary Student: Getting The Timing Right

Article By Kelly Newsome — Student, Culinary Arts, Institute of Culinary Education I’ve been thinking about getting Julia...
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Are Your Customers Peeved?

When I ran restaurants, I approached service from the customers point of view.  That is...
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Small Plates Will Start Your Spring Menu Off Right

When you finally start to see flowers blooming, green on the trees and you can...
employee health

Should Employers Take Responsibility For Their Workforce’s Diet?

Article contributed by Helen Sanders, chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. If you work in the foodservice industry, you’re likely familiar...
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