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Amerikooler Customer Service and Technology Commitment Forges Walk-In Industry Leadership

Amerikooler's mission is to produce the most reliable and well-constructed walk-in coolers and freezers for the restaurant and foodservice professional. That mantra has enabled them to grow to become the fastest growing walk-in manufacturer in the U.S.

The Biggest Pest Threats for Restaurants This Spring

As the warm weather approaches, so does the risk for additional pest pressures. One pest sighting in a restaurant could mean the difference between a 5-star review and an onslaught of negative feedback, so it’s important to take the necessary measures to prevent the biggest pest threats

The World Restaurant Awards To Debut In February 2019

IMG announced last week the creation of The World Restaurant Awards – a groundbreaking new award show for a restaurant-hungry public increasingly obsessed with eating, drinking and travel. The awards were conceived by IMG in partnership with restaurant journalist Joe Warwick working alongside Andrea Petrini.

One More Time: Calorie Information Posting

As most of you know, there are jurisdictions where the chains have been posting calorie information for both food and, voluntarily, for alcoholic beverages. Let’s see what they probably will look like on most menus.
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Long Island Says Leave Tip Wage Alone!

As expected hundreds showed up at the Long Island hearing, many from the restaurant community, servers, bartenders and operators that do NOT want a change to the current tip wage system and said “Leave the tip wage alone, Governor Cuomo”.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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...
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