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Toast Go and Toast KDS Debut Future of Restaurant Technology

Toast recently unveiled Toast Go, a fully integrated POS handheld built to withstand the rigors of the restaurant industry. When paired with Toast KDS, restaurants of all sizes can accelerate front and back of house productivity, improve table turn time, grow revenue, and deliver an amazing guest experience.

Behind The Foodie Looks at Hungry Obsession

In this episode of Behind The Foodie, we meet Leigh Shirvan, the creator of Hungry Obsession (@HungryObsession). With more than 65,000 Instagram followers, one can assume operating a successful social media account is a fulltime job.

Eloma USA Broadens Cooking Solutions With Multimax Debut at NRA/Chicago

Eloma USA has enhanced its reputation in the foodservice industry with its on-going introduction of innovative technology. Both at the annual NRA-National Restaurant Association Show and the the bi-annual NAFEM events, the Eloma USA booth has become a priority destination.

NYC Hospitality Alliance Update On Landmarks And Electric Bicycles

This month, I have two positive developments to share with you that impact New York City restaurants. One is about the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the other concerns peddle assisted electric bicycles.
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Adding Equipment: The Pros and Cons of Ventless Fryers

Looking to add a fryer to your kitchen? There's a plethora of options, but a main distinction between them all is whether they require venting or are ventless fryers. Do you go for the traditional open fryer and install a ventilation system? Or do you go with a less traditional ventless fryer for something new?
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Nunez Led Palisades Cleaning Reinvents Restaurant Cleaning Strategies

A truly remarkable story that few would have thought it possible— after immigrating to the US in the early 90’s, two decades later, Mercedes Nunez and her Palisades Cleaning firm would be among the most respected cleaning firms in the Tri-State region and across the nation.
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The Problem With Gut Instinct Sales Forecasting

Gut instinct forecasting doesn’t consider factors that can impact sales - making it difficult to schedule, order or predict a store's overall performance and profitability. Intelligent forecasting is the most important change you can make in your restaurant right now, and here’s why...

west~bourne’s Camilla Marcus Blends Hospitality & Community

In this episode of TRUE TREPS®, we meet Camilla Marcus, the founder of west~bourne. Based in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, this mission-driven restaurant is inspired by 1960s Los Angeles. Camilla, a Los Angeles native, wanted to bring West Coast vibes to the East Coast and explains that 1960s LA was “a time of pioneering and one of innovation.”
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Restaurant Design & Development Firm Pen To Plate Brings Fresh Visionary Approach

Pen To Plate Studio all began in a South Florida kitchen and as they say, the rest is history. For Felipe Olmeta (aka “The Pen”) and Christina Scifo (aka “The Plate”), their business venture was meant to be something special.
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Fromage and Wine Pairings Made Easy

Cheese and wine pairings are a special pleasure for Stephanie Miskew, CSW, Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator and Proprietor of The Glamorous Gourmet and The Wine Atelier. “I’m often asked about my favorites and I love passing on tips for those combinations I like best,” says Stephanie.
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Baldor Celebrates New Standards For Food Waste Strategies with Connecticut Event

Bronx, NY based food distributor Baldor has set its sites on changing mindsets on food waste disposal with their innovative and creative new SparCs initiative that’s aimed at combating food waste in America. A recent Zero Waste fundraiser event proved how it can be done. Watch the video to see how...
Old Fashioned World Cocktail Day

What’s The Most Popular Cocktail In The World?

The Old Fashioned has been revealed by the world's largest producer of spirits, Diageo, as the most popular drink being ordered in bars today, according to a survey of the world's best bartenders. Ordered by James Bond himself in Thunderball, it's made by mixing sugar with bitters, a generous glug of bourbon whiskey...
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Return to Work Programs Are Good Medicine When Dealing With Workers’ Compensation Claims

Studies show that there is only a 50% chance that an injured employee will return to work after a six-month absence; which declines to a 25% chance following a one-year absence and is further reduced to a 1% chance after a two-year absence
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Bootstrap Your Restaurant Business in the 21st Century

So, you want to bootstrap your restaurant business? Fortunately, there’s no time quite like the present. The restaurant industry offers a unique opportunity because it always seems to be changing, with unique trends influencing the market and the way businesses are managed every year.
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Square for Restaurants: New Dedicated POS and Full Set of Tools Built for Today’s Restaurants

Square for Restaurants is the company’s first solution built to serve full-service restaurants, and brings the speed and ease of use for which Square is known to all types of larger restaurants, bars, and lounges.
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Have A Restaurant Partner from Hell?

In lucky cases, a restaurant partnership can be a match made in heaven. You find someone with aligned interests and goals. But, in other cases, you end up with the partner from hell. What might have started out on a positive note has devolved into a monster over time. You never know for sure how it will turn out.
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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.

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