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Back To School & Your Restaurant

Students are coming back to town—is your restaurant ready? You don’t have to be a dive bar in a college town to get a chunk of that back-to-school business. Schools starting back up in the fall means big business from …

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Community vs. Commodity: Your Restaurant And The Food It Serves

You’re a successful family run restaurant that, like most family restaurants, caters to the local community – fundraisers, catering, events, and even little Joey’s high school graduation party. You lean on the community for support, build a guest base who …

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5 On Friday: How To Own The Next #NationalWaffleDay

Christmas just came early for your restaurant—in the form of 365 days of crazy food holidays for you to leverage.   Yep, it’s true: there are officially more food observance events in the calendar than there are days in the …

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8 Things Children Should Not Be Allowed To Do In A Restaurant

Over the last few years, there’s been an interesting trend hitting the restaurant industry… they’re banning kids. But why, oh why would any restaurant want to ban those adorable little children? Here are a few reasons… or in other words, …

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Leveraging Culinary Education

Culinary students are incredibly hungry (pun intended) for both knowledge and experience. If your restaurant is located anywhere remotely close to a culinary institute, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not working with them. In this episode of Whiteboard …

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Where Do Your Fruits And Vegetables Come From?

California produces ½ of your food. What happens if their supply can’t keep up with our demand? Here in America, many of us take our food for granted. In fact, 40% of our food, every day is just wasted. Yet …

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What Are Acai Bowls And Why Should I Sell Them?

I feel like each time I log into Instagram, my feed is flooded by what looks like a beautiful fruit soup. A little scrolling and I discovered these beautiful photos taking my feed by storm are acai bowls. So what …

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And A Little Bit of Chicken Fried

Fresh out the frying pan and into the… fryer? Fried chicken has always been an American staple. When you think of the last time that you had fried chicken, most people jump straight to fast food. In 2016 we are …

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Restaurant Staff Training: Old World vs. New World Wine

Most of your servers have probably heard it at one time or another: a guest requesting a bottle of wine in an “old world style.” But, what does that mean exactly, and does it have any bearing at all on …

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5 On Friday: 5 Iced Coffees To Beat The Heat

Even though the summer is winding down, this heat wave is relentless! While the stores may be switching over to fall, I’m nowhere close to giving up my iced cup of heaven. To keep cool I’ve gathered together five new …