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Overused Wrists

Spring is here and we are outdoors enjoying our food and beverages on NYC streets. We are enjoying gustatory pleasures in addition to the olfactory and tactile pleasures of spring.

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Keep Your Restaurant Afloat During Hurricane Season

Planning ahead is the name of the game when it comes to hurricane season. Even in a relatively inactive season, as is expected for 2015, coastal areas can still experience as many as 12 name storms, seven of which will become hurricanes and three that will evolve into Category 3 or higher storms.

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Explaining FDA Menu Label Compliance: 5 Common Myths

As the countdown begins (6 more months) for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Menu Labeling Requirements, there may still be fuzzy grey areas that have not been clearly defined. Here are 5 common myths the operations need to understand.

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Made in the USA

It’s more than a compelling story… In 2015, it’s smart business.

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Yelp – Are You Ready for This?

Once again I find myself discussing the potential negative impact Yelp has had and continues to have as it relates to its anonymous online restaurant reviews.

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Patio Pests: Is Your Outdoor Dining Area at Risk?

Spring is in the air, which means patio season is about to commence for many restaurants and country clubs in the Metro New York area.

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Managing Generational Conflict

For the first time in the history of restaurants, there are four distinct generations represented in workplace demographics. This presents challenges and opportunities for foodservice operations.

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Can Family-Owned Restaurants Get In On The Restaurant-To-Retail Trend?

Retailers are eating up restaurant-branded foods because today’s shoppers want to bring the restaurant experience home. Products from chains like P.F. Chang’s and California Pizza Kitchen can be found in supermarkets everywhere. Not so much for independent, family-owned restaurants.

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A World Tour in Queens

Mind the wait times and prices for dining in Manhattan? Bored with all your favorite eateries in Brooklyn? Try Queens, the borough for foodies who want real-people cuisine from just about every country on the planet, and is rapidly growing its retail scene, too.

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Great Wines to Sip This Spring

Austria might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of wine but it should be.  The combination of Austria’s long history of winemaking and the food- friendly style of their wines make them a favorite with sommeliers around the world.

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