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How AI is Helping Restaurants Reduce Food Waste

Have you ever stopped to think about what happens with the uneaten food leftover from restaurant meals? Food waste is increasingly becoming a problem for restaurants, costly in financial and environmental terms. Fortunately, technology is revolutionizing the restaurant industry...
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Chicago Chef Ascencio Brings Authentic Twist To Tacos

When Taqueria Chingón in Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago made its debut in 2020, the restaurant went through 40 pounds of steak and 70 pounds of pork al pastor on opening day. Chef Marcos Ascencio and his team have simply never looked back. Customers can...
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Top 5 Ways to Show Restaurant Employees Appreciation

It’s getting harder and harder to find and keep good restaurant team members. Showing your employees that they are appreciated has become the number one priority for restaurant owners who want to have a full staff. To help you stop the revolving door of employees...
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Private Club Marketing: Developing a Successful Media Relations Program

While country clubs have long been safe havens and establishments of choice for members to dine, the last few years have enhanced their reputations for exclusivity and outstanding experiences. Accordingly, many chefs have upped their games, improving their... 
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af&co./Carbonate Release 15th Edition of Their Annual Hospitality Trends Report

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the annual af&co. and Carbonate Hospitality Trends Report. Our first was published in 2008—the year after the iPhone was released. At the time we couldn’t have imagined all the ways this would impact how people would...
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Creating a Food Waste Strategy for Your Restaurant or Foodservice Operation in 2023

Consumers are returning to restaurants for in-house dining, a much welcomed trend. However, with that shift comes an increase in the waste generated that needs to be managed and disposed of properly by the operator. As part of my work in the foodservice industry...
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Equipment & Supply Innovation Takes Centerstage at NAFEM ‘23 Set for Orlando

With the Pandemic in the rearview mirror and a year of supply chain challenges, The NAFEM Show returns this week. From February 1st to 3rd, foodservice equipment and supply buyers will convene at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL...
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Tablz Technology Redefines Value of Restaurant Tables

It is a well-known fact that food plays a key role in our feelings and can positively or negatively impact our mood. What is also true is that the findings of a decade-old study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, indicate that people exude more happiness when...