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Tracking Sales The Right Way

Sales are sales, right? While on the surface the short answer is sales are sales, the long answer is there are gross sales and net sales. So what’s the difference and why does it matter?

8 Healthy Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

For 6 years, I've accurately predicted the Top 8 Healthy Food and Beverage Trends, and once again I’m here to help you break through the “bull” like a master butcher. In 2018, we’re returning to food basics, so start with your gut and you’ll soon be navigating the aisles like a pro.

Don’t Let The Harsh Winter Fool You: 2018 Club Season Is...

I was thinking about lessons learned from last year and some thoughts on trends that we are seeing that could be of value to the club management community as you get ready for the upcoming season.

Q&A with José Andrés About The Value of Mentorship & Community...

Chef José Andrés' leadership and mentorship has activated a local, committed network with a proven model that can be sustained by local partners and the federal government, with the support of the people of Puerto Rico. Chef Andrés has shown that a job is not just about making money. It’s about serving the community and...

10 Tips For Getting Back To Bartending Basics

One of my favorite ways to show your guest that you actually care about them is to put a glass of water down in front of anyone who sits at your bar. Here are another 10 tips for getting back to bartending basics...

Elimination of Tipped Wage Would Shake Restaurant Industry

The weight of high rents and taxes can be crippling to the business community, in particular the restaurant industry which survives on small profit margins. The unfortunate news is that this climate can get worse, and it may if the Department of Labor makes a determination to eliminate the tipped wage for food service workers later this year.

3 Unexpected Ways Modern Technology Can Reduce Food Waste

Despite years spent trying to effectively reduce food waste in restaurants, the numbers don’t paint a pretty picture. Throwing away food is throwing away money, and waste at this volume can stack up fast. On average, a restaurant loses 4-10% of its purchased food.

The History of New York Restaurant Week

New York Restaurant Week is an event held twice a year in which participating restaurants in New York City offer prix fixe lunches and dinners.

Have Your Voice Heard In The Battle to Keep the Tip...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to have no idea how difficult it is to run a profitable restaurant in New York. He has again raised the prospect of eliminating the tip credit in NY...

Protect Your Restaurant Against Social Engineering Fraud This Tax Season

This type of fraud, known as social engineering, is where criminals first gather information, then form relationships with key people, and finally execute their plan, often via email.