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Food on the Move: A Guide to NYC Food Trucks

Food trucks offer globe-trotting bites on four wheels, creating their own unique restaurant category, with a combination of quality, creativity, and value with speed and convenience. Grab some street-side cuisine from all the best mobile eateries in NYC!

Cash Is King

Strictly Restaurants President Jeff Lavelle discusses how cash is king--- knowing the importance of your Prime Cost, and prioritizing cash management now before the slow season.

M. Tucker Serves Up Eco-Friendly Disposables At Pitney Meadows Event

With fine casual restaurants showing some of the strongest growth in the industry, we’re using more eco-friendly disposables for containers than ever before. We’re all aware of food waste, but how often do we consider what happens to the containers we use for dining-in, takeout, and delivery?

Toast Supports Restaurant Community Through Small Business Saturday and Toasty Awards

Toast recently announced its participation in the Small Business Saturday Corporate Supporter Program and is pleased to announce the January 2019 launch of the second annual Toasty Awards.
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Meatless Monday Set As Theme For IRFSNY 2019 Rapid Fire Challenge

The 2019 Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition is looking for leading chefs to compete at the Expos, taking place at the Javits Convention Center, March 3-5, 2019.
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The Hummus and Pita Co. Growing Rapidly With New Franchise Opportunities

The Hummus and Pita Co. is celebrating their quick growth, with creator Dave Pesso recently deciding to franchise. With four storefronts currently open and many others coming soon, The Hummus and Pita Co. is providing high quality and locally sourced Mediterranean food around the country.
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Traulsen’s 80th and PBAC’s 30th Anniversaries Are Deeply Intertwined In New York Food Service History

Since its beginning 80 years ago, every Traulsen product has been the result of faithful dedication to the design and manufacturing standards set down by company founder, Mr. Traulsen, Sr. in 1938.
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Nominate The Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice & Hospitality For 2019

Help Total Food Service nominate the 2019 Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality! This list highlights the women who have turned the Greater NYC marketplace into the epicenter of the world’s restaurant and food service industry.
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‘Dr. Doomsey’: How To Get Ready For The Downslide

Certain patterns of behavior repeat themselves particularly as younger generations move into the mainstream economy.  The big one in America is that most people confuse positive economic growth as sustainable without considering a downslide.
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Beware of Hidden (and Not So Hidden) Wage/Hour Pitfalls

With these seemingly simple mandates come some important distinctions and pitfalls that can lead to big liability. Detailed below are some common wage/hour pitfalls hospitality industry clients regularly encounter.
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Party Rental Celebrates First Successful Year In Boston

Party Rental Ltd. is celebrating the first anniversary of its Boston operations. The award-winning company is recognized in the Northeast for crafting the vision and infrastructure for a perfect special event or party.

Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

The truth is, no matter how you get there, compliance should be celebrated. For us patrons, knowing that a restaurant, café or bar goes above the requirements when it comes to food safety, cleanliness, and sanitation, should make us want to eat there.
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Foreign Language Workplace Materials Released By NY State

Last month, the state took an important step when The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) posted foreign language workplace materials online for employers and employees.
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Cal Ripken Jr. Talks New Role With Roy Rogers Restaurants

After a legendary Hall of Fame baseball career, Cal Ripken Jr. is currently spending his time as the CEO and President of Ripken Baseball Inc. as well as the recently minted spokesperson for Roy Rogers Restaurants.
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As Minimum Wages Rise, Restaurants Are Getting Smarter About How They Manage And Track Costs

Restaurants are looking for ways to allow them to incorporate intelligent technology to automate the process of calculating wages to ensure that they are meeting the minimum wage standard, but also keeping ahead of their costs.
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Vesta Brings Professional Sous Vide to Next Level

Vesta is introducing the next generation of sous vide cooking for professional chefs and other food service professionals worldwide, to help chefs become both more efficient and more flexible through this technique.
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When it comes to Total Food Service’s monthly print and digital issue, we cover all aspects of the Metro New York foodservice industry from exclusive interviews to the latest foodservice news on products, industry trends, associations, and events. Combined with the national reach of our website and social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, we deliver a package of must read news and information to build your business. For your free monthly subscription, sign-up here.

To learn about advertising opportunities, please view our media kitTotal Food Service is the exclusive resource for communicating your message to key decision-makers at the most influential restaurants and foodservice operations with our print magazine in the Metro New York foodservice marketplace, and with our website nationally. As with any industry tailored to consumer preference, the restaurant and hospitality industry is an ever-changing business that goes through constant reformation. Those trends are also found in the Tri-State’s large Business and Institution market that include Healthcare, Corporate Dining & Colleges. Whether it is hot new restaurants, healthier meals, commercial kitchen renovations, or food trucks popping up on every other city street corner, the Metro New York foodservice industry has always adapted to change in order to satisfy its customers and increase traffic.

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