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Food Safety + Food Quality = Peace of Mind

How can you be confident that your suppliers are insuring the appropriate level of safety and food quality? Your due diligence should include receipt of necessary supporting documentation, but can often be supplemented by actual plant visits to provide appropriate reassurance that a food facility has the appearance and methodology that is required.

Meet With The New York State Restaurant Association To Stay Informed...

The New York State Restaurant Association has been meeting with restaurant owners, operators, and employees across the state. These meetings, with hundreds of restaurant operators in attendance, centered on the devastating effect that upcoming laws eliminating the tip credit would have on restaurants and...

The Oscars of Food NYC Edition: The James Beard Foundation Awards

Two NYC superstars — Balthazar and Momofuku — earned a nomination for “Outstanding Restaurant” which is only for restaurants that have been continuously open for more than 10 years. Let’s look closely at our local nominees for the James Beard Foundation Awards.

Maximizing The ROI On Your Selection Of A POS System

Why hire someone when your POS system can do all the duties and more? Having this system in place can be a game changer when it comes to opening or managing your restaurant, and maximizing your ROI. But does it take away from the friendly smiles of your staff?
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Pecinka Ferri Continues Growth With Pair Of Major Moves

Pecinka Ferri's award-winning start has been followed with a pair of much talked about moves to grow their sales team and geographic footprint. The NJ company has teamed with One Source to create a strategic alliance: Agora.
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Foodservice Is Truly A Growth Industry

It is obvious that the core business of these chains was not foodservice. However, it has now become a prime objective and they have the deep pockets to make it a reality.
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NYC Hospitality Alliance Announces Honorees for 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony

The New York City Hospitality Alliance, a membership nonprofit association representing restaurants and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs, announced honorees for its 3rd Annual Awards. The ceremony and cocktail party will take place at TAO Downtown on April 9, 2018 from 6:30pm-10:00pm.
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Mark Strausman Guides Barneys’ Culinary Vision For National Rollout

World renowned chef Mark Strausman has been with Barneys New York for more than two decades and will guide Barneys’ culinary vision for their national rollout of Freds at Barneys restaurants across the country. The native New Yorker grew up in Queens and has overseen openings around the country.
HAFSCO Glen Head Country Club

HAFSCO’s Reputation Continues To Grow With Renovation of Iconic Glen Head Country Club

With the 2018 club season on the horizon, HAFSCO has been entrusted with a number of major club renovation projects in the Tri-State region. Glen Head Country Club, founded in 1947, is regarded as one of the finest family centered clubs on Long Island. It is situated on over 160 acres of land encompassing a world-class golf course.
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Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems: What Commercial Kitchen Operators Need To Know

Having Fire Suppression systems that automatically detects heat and/or fire, and effectively smothers it, is now the industry standard. By integrating heat sensors, fires are now able to be detected almost before they start. The system’s ability to sense a fire with such speed not only saves lives, but property as well.
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Con Edison

Trying to Make The Process Of Getting Open Easier

The NYC Hospitality Alliance is happy to announce a partnership with Con Edison and the NYC Department of Small Business Services to offer a new service we encourage you to use before signing a lease to open an eating and drinking establishment.
Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable Goes to Yale

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) will be held at Yale University in New Haven on June 25-26. This exclusive event will offer once again the possibility of tasting and learning about products distinctive of the Mediterranean Diet, while networking and getting inspired.
Brand Story Hudson Kitchen

Tell Your Brand Story. Stand Out From The Crowd

Each week, I have the pleasure of speaking with food entrepreneurs who are at the beginning of their brand story journeys.  They express excitement over their new product or business concept. They’re a bundle of nerves and energy, anxiousness and delight as they look to grow their business from the infancy stage.

Consider Gaming The New Communal Table

It’s not just the fast-casual segment asking their guests to stay a little longer, we now see it amongst the casual dining sector. Gaming in public venues has been becoming more popular. It’s likely all the online communication we're accustomed to has us wanting more face-to-face socializing.
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Ventless Technology Brings Cooking Options To Previously Unusable Space

As a ventless kitchen solutions manufacturer, one of the most common questions we get when discussing commercial deep fryer options is why go with a ventless fryer? Why does it matter?  Is it really that important?
Friedlander Group

Friedlander Group’s United Restaurants Workers’ Comp Safety Group Post Decades Of 50% Plus Savings

For three generations, The Friedlander Group has been serving the insurance needs of the New York business community. The company is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, serving the restaurant, retail, wholesale, and hotel businesses, and more.
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SBA Loans: Know The Facts From The Misconceptions

An optimistic restaurateur pursued SBA loans but didn’t really understand that the SBA doesn’t actually fund the loans directly – they work with a partner bank. But at least the SBA is willing to guarantee 50% to 85% of the loan depending on the program and amounts, which opens a lot of doors but puts down its own obstacles. 
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A Co-Op Comeback

The National Co-op Grocers, an association of food cooperatives that buy collectively, has seen its membership rise from 106 to 151 since 2006, and natural foods co-ops that have been in business for 40 years have added third, fourth, even a sixth location.
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Integrated Restaurant Technology Benefits The Restaurant Manager, AKA Chief Officer Of Everything

A restaurant manager moves at a frantic pace. Covering a huge amount of ground and juggling a variety of tasks, few outside the industry can comprehend their daily challenges. How can integrated restaurant technology benefit their daily cause?
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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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