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Restaurant Misfits Podcast: Rev Ciancio

In this episode of the Restaurant Misfits podcast, Brett interviews David "Rev" Ciancio, Hospitality Marketing Consultant and Demand Gen and Tech Evangelist. Rev is a former New York City bar owner and knows exactly how hard it is to operate and brand a hospitality business...

Chef David Burke Leads Multi-State Benefit To Aid Western Kentucky’s Restaurant...

Chef David Burke and his team have worked to rebuild the lives of those impacted by the tornadoes that ravaged Western Kentucky last month. The world renowned chef / restaurateur orchestrated simultaneous Kentucky-themed dinners benefitting the Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund yesterday...

The State Of The Food Equipment Service Industry (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of 3 sharing the insights from the Top Food Equipment Service executives in the industry. In the first part, we tackled new emerging trends for attracting & recruiting Technicians. This segment is all about dealing with the Supply Chain Crisis and ever-changing customer demands...

Marino Charts Course For Iconic RAK Porcelain Growth in 2022

RAK Porcelain – the celebrated international tabletop solution provider for the HORECA industry – is on a growth spree. The brand is present across a staggering 165 countries with an annual production capacity of 28 million pieces of high alumina tableware. Serving 40,000+ starred hotels...

CLINK! Stemware for Celebration

Facilitating special moments for guests is part and parcel of hospitality. They don’t stop celebrating at the stroke of midnight on January 1st and, of course, neither do we. Singer Equipment Company is proud to help our customers fête their guests on all occasions, elevating the guest experience...

GOJO Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Unwavering Commitment To “Saving Lives and...

As a new normal continues to be defined, many people keep hand sanitizer in their cars, wipe down the handles of carts in grocery stores, and continue to wear masks. Companies that pride themselves on manufacturing hygienic products that fight against germs have become more integral...

January 2022 – Total Food Service Digital Issue

Total Food Service's January 2022 Digital Issue features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Rick Bayless, Celebrity Chef and President, Frontera Hospitality, as well as interviews with hospitality trendsetters and foodservice operators, and the latest foodservice industry news on products, trends, associations, and events...

Rick Bayless Q&A

Celebrity Chef and President, Frontera Hospitality
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Shorten the Time… Lessen the Budget… Make It Work

Even those of us old to remember do everything we can to forget the otherwise desolate and desperate economy of the 1970's. Yet the 1970's were a time many of today's most significant companies were founded. History shows dark, volatile economies tend to spawn the greatest innovations...
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Discover The Ultimate Marketing Resource In Two Weeks

The game has changed, but how do you become the restaurant of the future? I’ve got the roadmap for you. Presenting the first ever Restaurant Marketing Summit! It’s happening online, January 26 & 27 FOR FREE and features 20 of the most experienced marketing thought leaders in the restaurant industry.
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Restaurants Are Operationally Challenged Right Now. Here’s How Data Fixes It.

The restaurant industry has had plenty of challenges over the last two years, including temporary closings due to the pandemic, adopting more ecommerce tools and dealing with labor shortages. Now, there's uncertainty whether they’ll be able to keep the sidewalk tables that have...

Univex Brings New Innovation In Food Prep Equipment

Univex Corporation, an industry leader in food prep, bakery and pizza equipment has release a brand-new product, which is sure to shake up the way restaurants prep and slice their meat. The new product, MT975 is geared to enhance speed and consistency of prepping and cutting meat...
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IRFSNY 2022 To Present Brand New Humanitarian Spotlight Award to World Central Kitchen

Philanthropist Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen (WCK) will receive the brand-new Humanitarian Spotlight Award at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York March 6-8, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City. The Humanitarian Spotlight Award was created to...
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Guy Fieri Named “Ambassador of Hospitality” by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur and Food Network Emmy Award-winning TV host, has been named the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Presented annually by Ecolab, the Ambassador of Hospitality is...
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Plant Based Pleese Cheese Brings Highly Anticipated Pizza Solution to Foodservice Professionals

Once Kobi Regev, founder of Pleese Cheese, converted to a vegan diet and questioned how he could live in the city without grabbing a slice of pizza, he set out to create a vegan cheese that met all of his high flavor and versatility standards.
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What We Can’t See Has Been Hurting Us, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way

Already suffering from Covid fatigue, with some experts projecting 500,000 or more new positive Covid cases per day post-holidays, one might logically argue we are all living Graham Greene’s “a story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back...
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The Digital Revamp of QSRs In The Battle For The Connected Customer

As the holiday season hits its stride, more and more restaurants are planning to stay open to recoup the losses they suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant sector has been one of the hardest hit over the last 18 months, with more than 110,000 establishments closed last year.
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Hobart Expands Portfolio of Centerline Slicer Solutions

The Centerline by Hobart Edge slicers are part of a line of simple food prep equipment for kitchens seeking quality and reliability at an affordable price. They are ideal for operations that don’t need advanced technology features or those without high-volume production and...
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The 5 Most Difficult Places to Hire Restaurant Staff Right Now

Owners and the few workers remaining are being stretched thin at work. As the country began to reopen over the summer, it was expected that the foodservice industry would bounce back and hire even more employees to rebuild their restaurant staff. However, it seems the opposite is true...

Dunkin’ Announces National Recycling Program in Partnership with TerraCycle

TerraCycle, which started as a waste management company, has grown internationally to help companies recycle waste back into their products. The company has just recently partnered with Dunkin’ to launch the first coffee recycling bag program in the United States...
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How Restaurant Operators Can Write A Cleaning and Sanitation Plan

In food service establishments, cross contamination of food items from contaminated equipment or surfaces is one of the most common sources of food-borne illnesses and outbreaks. To protect food safety and prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses, food safety regulations require all...
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Helping Offset the Labor Squeeze and Tightening Operations: A Partnership Perspective

Labor challenges continue to impact many industries and business segments. And the cruelest irony? That some of the most significant shortages are hitting areas where demands are higher than ever: the workers responsible for helping keep spaces clean, healthy and safe — are also...
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The State Of The Food Equipment Service Industry (Part 1)

There’s a lot going on in the Food Equipment Service industry. Extreme labor shortage, supply chain issues, new technology, mergers & acquisitions, new health policies, etc., to just name a few. It’s more important than ever for executives to keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry...

OiLChef Solution Provides Frying Consistency for Nation’s Restaurant and Foodservice Operators

With the challenge of how to keep their fried food crispy and tasty when delivering it, the foodservice professional needed a solution. For many the initial strategy was to seek new packaging options. Sean Farry knew that it was going to require more than the package, it needed a cooking solution.
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2021: A Year in Limbo or of Progress?

Slightly more than a month ago, November 24 2021 to be exact, the Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa;  not even 4 weeks later the entire world was in an Omicron vice grip with US hospitals describing conditions even worse than coronavirus’s first terrifying wave...
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Are You Measuring Your Restaurant’s End of Year Performance?

Just like you do with your employees, it’s time to do an end of year performance review for your restaurant. It’s a great way to know the amount of growth you’ve had or what’s caused you to remain stagnant. Make sure you are honest so you can put together a great plan for next year.
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Loumidis Foods Makes Every Meal Great With Authentically Greek Products

With a rich history that began as an iconic Greek coffee brand, Loumidis Foods has become the source for the restaurant and foodservice professional looking for authentic Greek menu solutions. The Lyndhurst, NJ based firm has led the way to drive growth of the Mediterranean diet in...
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The Original Food Frying Robot

These days, the word robot gets thrown around quite a bit throughout the foodservice industry. Almost as if it is a new idea that is being implemented for the first time. Like the concept of machinery with the capabilities of cooking food for you hasn’t been around since the early nineties...
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LDNY’s The Next Big Bite Annual Forecast Sees 2022 As The Year High Tech and High Touch Co-Exist

The kitchen as command central, our home’s center for nourishment to entertainment, is here to stay.  That’s just some of the big news to emerge from The Next Big Bite; the annual forecast presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), the nonprofit educational, scholarship and...
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Honey: A Celebratory Nectar (of the Gods) at Home for the Holidays

Honey holds a special place in my heart – not only because of the countless recipes I grew up with, or create today, but because I learned the art of how to harvest honey as a child from my Papou (that’s Grandfather in Greek). He was very in-tune with the bees, and always used to say that...
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Declutterization: A 2022 Hospitality Business Priority

Decluttering has become a hot topic, although its greatest emphasis seems to be limited to our personal lives and habits. A superb NY Times article How The Supply Chain Crisis Unfolded is both must reading and inspiration for foodservice’s adopting declutter philosophies for business...
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What to Require From Your Restaurant Managers

If I had a dollar for every restaurant owner who’s asked me, “What should I have my restaurant managers do,” I would be a multi multimillionaire. If you’re wondering the same thing, I’m going to answer this question for you. I can’t wait to shine a spotlight on what you should be...
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Nation’s Restaurants Reach Out to Teenagers To Fill Key Needs

With an acute need to find qualified staff for their restaurants, the food service industry has turned to an often-overlooked pool of talent: teenagers. It is a perfect match as fast-food chains and independent restaurants find a motivated moldable student to add to their front and back of the house teams.
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New Spirits Wrapping Up The Old Year

It’s 2021 and omicron has reentered my daily lexicon and brings with it a whole new sense of meaning. I feel like much the same can be said for a whole lot of the spirit offerings I’ve recently discovered are out there these days. Just as the holidays feel fresh and new this year...
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Issues Facing Restaurants Seeking To Survive And Thrive in 2022

The restaurant and food service sector has been thoroughly tested in its ability to navigate through the COVID pandemic. The issues it caused will continue to impact the industry in 2022, as it struggles to close the gap between merely surviving and thriving. It won’t be easy.
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How the Rise of Self-Serve Cocktails and Wine is Innovating the Way Businesses Operate

At a time when businesses in the hospitality industry struggle to find staff and customer demands are rapidly evolving, operators have to innovate to stay afloat. Over the past two years, restaurants and bars have invested in technology to help improve their operations as automation has proven...
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Navigating The U.S. D.O.L.’s New 80/20/30 Rule

The United States Department of Labor (U.S. D.O.L.) has issued new regulations regarding what was previously known as the “80/20 Rule” and is now known as the “80/20/30 Rule.”  As explained below, NY employers can largely ignore the rule with regard to pay for straight time hours but must follow it with regard to overtime pay.
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True Food Kitchen Expands Footprint With NJ Outpost

At its 39th location, True Food Kitchen is as dedicated as ever to the tenets of wellness and deliciousness provided in a convenient and accessible way. With former Starbucks senior Executive, Christine Barone, at the helm for the past five years, that mission is spreading across the country...
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Look Forward from a Challenging Year

If you run a restaurant or commercial kitchen, the good news is your dining patrons are coming back — and, many times, in record numbers. The bad news is, every call you make looking for food, equipment, or supplies is a disappointment; distributors seem to be sold out of many items...
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Extinguishing the Burning Flame of Uncertainty

Of late I’ve had numerous flashbacks to reciting the Greek alphabet ten times holding a lit match between my fingers, one of my college fraternity’s more absurd pledging rituals. With omicron rapidly spreading throughout the country and the Delta variant causing a surge in hospitalizations and deaths...
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Viral TikTok Exposes Shockingly Common Dirty Ice Machine Dangers

A TikTok user calling himself The Ice Man has gone viral for uncovering and sharing alarming video footage of filthy commercial ice machines in businesses including restaurants and hotels. The Ice Man is an HVAC technician who uses TikTok videos to educate the public and business owners about...
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Achilleas Angelopoulos, CEO, KYKNOS Greek Canning Co.

KYKNOS Greek Canning Company was officially founded on April 1st 1915 by the merchants Athanasios V. Papantoniou, Ioannis G. Darmos, and Vassilios Athan. Papantoniou; a physics professor, Michael D. Manoussakis, and a farmer, Constantine D. Manousakis. It has evolved into a supplier of tomato based products for many brands throughout the world.
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GRUBBRR Giving Away Employees for the Holiday Season

GRUBBRR, the industry-leading provider of self-ordering technologies that are revolutionizing the way commerce is transacted globally, is giving back this holiday season by providing free employees to restaurants that are struggling to survive amid the labor shortage...
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CIA Student Hailing From Mexico Wins Forever Oceans Kahala Klash

Forever Oceans Kahala Klash invited students from all campuses of the Culinary Institute of America to prepare their interpretation of sustainably delicious seafood. Hailing from Mexico, Maximillano Righimal’s use of Forever Oceans Kahala for his Tri-Cultural Ceviche inched out India’s Mehak Rawl...
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