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Walking The Aisles at the ISSA Show in Las Vegas

It’s finally here, a return to some sense of normalcy with a return to our industry’s first show in a very long time. Next month, the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Show will take center stage. We are getting ready to send our Imperial Dade team to walk the show’s aisles...

COVID-19 Related Mandates & Hospitality Conflict De-Escalation

As local and federal COVID-19 related mandates such as this evolve and pandemic related stressors mount, incidents such as this one have highlighted the need for hospitality business owners and operators to stay in front of potential conflict scenarios that could escalate to aggression or violence...

Origo Brings New Portfolio of Solutions To Nation’s Kitchen Equipment &...

Scott McGrath and his team at Origo have embraced that challenge with a portfolio of innovative business support tools to support the nation’s kitchen equipment service providers. As an Australian-owned company, Origo has created a global mentality for the industry’s kitchen service providers.

Iconic Fairfield County Eatery Gabriele’s to Make Westport Debut

Born and raised in Greenwich, CT, Danny Gabriele is expanding his horizons with his newest restaurant location in Westport, CT. Since last August, he and his team have been renovating the space previously known as Paul Newman’s iconic restaurant The Dressing Room.

Elara’s Grinberg Set to Lead Island Harvest Food Bank Board

It takes someone with a true passion for helping people struggling with hunger to make a positive change and increase awareness and involvement for the cause. That’s sounds like Dan Grinberg, the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Island Harvest Food Bank, based in Melville, NY.

Rapidly Adopting New Ways to Win in the Marketplace at the...

On the very same day Total Food Service and the Day & Nite Family of Companies partnered to produce and host the inaugural Hospitality Sustainability and Food Waste Summit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August 2021 labor turnover report. Besting the 4 million Americans...

L. Sashin and TFS Virtual Breakfast Session on Oct 20th Explores...

L Sashin and Associates and Total Food Service (TFS) are set to host a series of virtual breakfast sessions on the web. “Our goal is to help the restaurant and foodservice industry take advantage of the perspective that we have been able to gain in working with clients in a wide...

Middle East Meets Midtown East: Tarik Fallous’ Newest Eatery

Known most notably for its Original Tableside Shawarma, authentic Lebanese restaurant Au Za’atar has recently opened a second location in New York City’s Midtown East. Chef and Owner Tarik Fallous is driven to share the authentic, homestyle cuisine that he grew up eating...
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Restaurant Misfits Podcast: Ashish Tulsian

In this episode of the Restaurant Misfits podcast, Brett interviews Ashish Tulsian, the CEO and CoFounder of POSist. Ashish has scaled the company from a two-member team to 100+ employees, serving over 9,000+ leading restaurants in 32 countries. Ashish is a rare combination of a Technocrat and Restaurateur....

Workstream Raises $48 Million Series B to Empower Local Businesses to Hire Hourly Workers Faster

Workstream, a hiring platform and mobile app that streamlines the sourcing and onboarding of hourly workers, today announced it has raised $48 million in Series B funding. This announcement comes on the heels of the company filling more than 18,700 jobs, which represents...
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Frederick Wildman Creates Rebirth Of Bolla

In June 2019, Frederick Wildman & Sons acquired Bolla with the vision to expand their wine offerings into the mainstream. Founded in 1883 by Abele Bolla and family, Bolla began with Soave wine and then over the years became a portfolio offering of Pinot Grigio, Chianti and Valpolicella to name a few...
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New Biometric Privacy Laws in NYC to Impact All Commercial Establishments

On July 9, 2021, New York City implemented new laws applying to the collection and use of biometric data. As millions of now vaccinated individuals flock back to the city’s bars, restaurants and theaters, certain technologies used by these venues are now under new scrutiny and regulation...
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Pecinka Ferri Set to Host Ghost & Ventless Kitchen Event

The ghost kitchen model and ventless equipment top the list as key emerging trends. They have both revolutionized the way people eat and how food products are prepared and delivered. At the Inaugural Pecinka Ferri Ghost & Ventless Kitchen Forum slated for November 16, they will take center stage.
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Q&A with Athanasia Dakou, Owner, Helios Pasta

HELIOS Pasta Industry was founded in 1932 and has since become an industry leader in the pasta production and distribution business. Their company is a member of the Dakos Group, privately owned exclusively by Panagiotis Dakos’ family, with 4th generation family members...
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What The Experts Are Talking About Now

I recently came back from Dallas, TX where I was attending FSTEC, the premier restaurant technology conference. If I heard correctly, it’s been around for 20 years. This was my first. FSTEC was held in the Gaylord Texan this year, and I ate some awesome meals, but we have more important matters to discuss...
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Can’t Miss: Inaugural Hospitality Industry Sustainability and Food Waste Summit

“Over many decades the market we serve has come to expect far more from Day & Nite/All Service/Popular Plumbing/Performance Air Mechanical than consistently superb service delivery regardless of overall economic, public health, tight supply chain and labor conditions,” says Matt Sher, President & CEO, the Day & Nite family of companies.
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ISSA Show Set to Reconvene in Las Vegas in November

Following a year and a half of the world focused on the risks of COVID-19, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry, and Informa Markets are reconvening their iconic tradeshow, ISSA Show North America, to celebrate the industry that helped elevate the importance of cleaning for human health, safety, and wellness...
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Steelite To Distribute Innova’s Strahl Beverageware To North America + UK

Steelite International, the world’s leading supplier of tabletop and buffet solutions to the global hospitality industry, announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Innova Products Limited, a prominent manufacturer of polycarbonate beverageware and owner of premium iconic brand Strahl...
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Malachy Announces Move Into NYC With Service Masters Acquisition

The technology of the restaurant and foodservice industry is constantly changing. As kitchen equipment has become more complex, service companies have had to do the same. Malachy Parts & Service, a commercial kitchen equipment service company located in NJ, announced their recent acquisition...
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Legal Perspective For Foodservice Pros: Thoughts on the New Normal

As the world looks like it’s emerging from almost two years of this pandemic, it’s a great time for growth and expansion. But there are still a lot of unique challenges that we, as an industry, need to overcome. With our team of skilled lawyers at Blank Rome, we are prepared to help our hospitality client base...
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Right This Way: A New Outlook on Hospitality And A New Catalog Just For It

This season, we’re humbled to launch the new LMT Provisions catalog. It’s inspired by inclusivity, and so are we. At LMT, we strive to speak to every restaurant; old, new and aspiring. This has never been more important. Inside NeueHouse, you’ll see honesty and inclusive engagement...
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Success of Toast Public Offering Underscores Resiliency of Restaurant Industry

For the restaurant industry, the hope is that last week’s news on Wall Street is a harbinger of things to come for the entire sector. Toast shares soared 56% in their New York Stock Exchange debut late last month after the provider of technology to restaurants priced its IPO above its expected range.
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October 2021 – Total Food Service Digital Issue

Total Food Service's October 2021 Digital Issue features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Francisco Migoya, Head Chef, Modernist Cuisine, as well as interviews with hospitality trendsetters and foodservice operators, and the latest foodservice industry news on products, trends, associations, and events...
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Francisco Migoya Q&A

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Employee Benefits Key to Attracting (and Retaining) Employees

The hospitality business is undergoing a tough time re-hiring, hiring, and retaining front and back of house personnel. Attracting and retaining restaurant employees is not an easy task while navigating business operation during a pandemic. In fact, the overall turnover rate...
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An Expert’s Guide To Making Pragmatic Cost-Effective Business Actions

As a 20-year-old college student Emerald Brand’s Managing Director Ralph Bianculli, Jr entered a class project in competition against over 250 others, mostly MBA candidates. His concepts for converting waste products into highly useful materials not only won that competition...
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How Remote Workers Impacted the Food Service Industry

Life during COVID-19 has changed dramatically. One result of the pandemic is the recent boom in remote work. Many businesses had to close their doors — some temporarily, others permanently. As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine and states lift their social distancing and mask...
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TerraCycle Gives New Life To Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packets

Taco Bell is launching a nationwide pilot program with TerraCycle to divert as many used sauce packets as possible away from landfills and give them new life, following an initial trial earlier this year. This partnership is the beginning and part of a potential industry-wide solution for recycling...
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Stadiums Are Leveraging Tech To Redefine The Hospitality Experience

Stadiums are getting a much-needed tech upgrade. The big game, concert or comedy show in the post-pandemic looks a little differently for sports and entertainment fans attending in-person events. Virtual ticket scanning on smart phones, ordering food and drinks via apps and self-pouring beverage stations...
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Restaurant Misfits Podcast: Peter Demos

In this episode of the Restaurant Misfits podcast, Brett interviews Peter Demos; the CEO and President of Demos Brands. Peter is a fourth generation restauranteur, who has been in the restaurant business since he was 12 years old. He is so passionate about the industry that he chose to forego his law degree...
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Eursource Brings Taste Upgrade Solution To Nation’s Restaurants with Innovative INFIBRA flour

As a long time observer of pizza industry trends, Jeanette Catena brings a truly unique perspective. In her dual roles as a pizzeria owner, pizzaiola and importer, the New Jersey entrepreneur understands the role that the right flour plays in creating signature pizza. With that in mind
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Plant-Based Italian “Beef” Becomes Permanent Addition to Buona Menu

The Buona Companies, owner and operators of the famous Chicago Family-Owned restaurant group, recently announced that their Plant-Based Italian “Beef” will be a permanent addition to their franchise menu. It will also become available in select retail locations this winter.
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Parts Town Expands, Launches E-commerce Marketplace

Parts Town, the technology-innovator and market-leading distributor of OEM foodservice equipment parts, recently announced the launch of its Parts Town Marketplace. Through the new e-commerce Marketplace, customers will have access to a one-stop shopping experience...
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Chef Cintron Takes Helm of Loews Boston Hotel & Precinct Kitchen + Bar

Loews Boston Hotel and Precinct Kitchen + Bar, tucked into Boston’s Back Bay, recently welcomed Travis Cintron as their new executive chef. He is overseeing the culinary operations for both the hotel and restaurant to develop the menu and continue the Loews’ tradition of creating an exceptional guest experience.
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Valiant Champions Creative IT Strategies To Win Battle Against Cyber Attackers

The restaurant and foodservice professional has been left scrambling to defend their internal systems. With that in mind, an enterprising IT professional Georg Dauterman has positioned his company Valiant to provide industry specific cyber-security to protect the interests of the nation’s restaurants.
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Essential Courses for Your Compelling Hiring Course of Action

Earlier this year a Fortune survey revealed more than useful statistics, the report offered invaluable insights for businesses (now) struggling to find qualified staff. Although a healthy 65% of all survey respondents had a favorable view of capitalism, when broken down by segments...
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CBD Beverages: A Sip of Benefits

CBD Beverages (referring to any beverage that contains the cannabinoid) go from teas to kombuchas that claim to produce the calming effect of CBD, without the high of THC, the psychoactive compound in the cannabis sativa.
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From Beans To Blends, Consistent Quality Is King At L.H. Hayward

One Louisiana family has long epitomized the cuisine of the Cajun south. L.H. Hayward has supplied New Orleans restaurants with their classic red kidney beans for literal generations. Now a regional provider, they are offering a full portfolio of gulf flavors and iconic blends and spices...
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What’s Next For QR Code Technology in Restaurants?

QR codes have been around since 2010, but they didn't catch on for mainstream use in North America until the 2020's. Then came the pandemic, and usage rates skyrocketed as restaurants turned to the technology to continue operating safely with contactless service.
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Summer Tomatoes – A Seasonal Affair

Few seasonal ingredients have such a striking effect on me like a late summer tomato, and there’s a reason for that: there is NOTHING quite like a flawlessly ripe tomato – sweet, juicy, perfectly acidic without being overbearing, and tender-yet-firm to the touch – it’s a sensory spectacular!
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A.J. Letizio Sets Sights on Metro NY With Debut of New Facility

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, with Al Letizio Jr. at the helm, has set sail on an expansion of its Foodservice business to expand its footprint thought the Northeast United States. With fortified ambition, new partners, The A.J. Letizio Management Team is executing on a game plan...
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RHK Seafood Boil and Bar, South Norwalk, CT

The recently launched RHK Seafood Boil and Bar in South Norwalk, CT brings Cajun-inspired seafood boils and new American flavors to lower Fairfield County, inspiring people to gather, eat and have a good time together. Featuring locally sourced seafood, the boil menu allows diners to select...
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Complain or Get to Work

Many of you actually have a great work ethic, but the world is not treating you fairly, so you get frustrated. This frustration leads to poor decision-making and poor decision-making leads to less than desirable results and that leads to giving up...
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Managing Increasing Cyber Risks In the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry, like others, have had to reinvent themselves since the start of the pandemic. While hoteliers, restaurateurs, and other business owners forged new methods of surviving and thriving during the pandemic, this time unfortunately also brought new attack vectors and vulnerabilities to exploit...
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