Month: February 2016

IT is fun to watch how some changes in the food industry spark other phenomena and competitions! Ever since Burger King decided to launch a new line of hot dogs, they have been receiving attention for their brave decision! Now, in addition to their praise, they are also facing a friendly competition with Checkers/Rally’s! If you would like to know what’s going on the world of large fast food chains, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: Checkers/Rally’s Declares “Wiener War” on Burger King

 

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If you are like me, you probably noticed this shift sometime in the last decade. The rise of coffee houses around the U.S. heightened your love for artisanal coffee and you loved having a place where you could get work done, meet up with friends over a hot latte, or stop by for a quick bite to eat. However, in your enjoyment of coffee houses, you may have noticed the transition to using fair trade coffee beans from around the world. Slowly pictures of people from various countries harvesting coffee beans and smiling appeared all around our coffee shops and we didn’t fully grasp what it meant, other than that people are being respected for their resources and work countries away. If you are looking to learn more about how fair trade coffee is transforming the coffee industry, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: How Fair Trade is Transforming the Coffee Industry

 

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When it comes to owning a restaurant or franchise, you are probably already familiar with the great responsibility wrapped up in the process of making sure your business is customer friendly, has a great menu, and is a thriving business. Unfortunately, if you have a health scare in your restaurant, this could severely impact your business! If you are a restaurant owner looking to bounce back from a health-related situation, read this article to learn how Chipotle is doing following their situation!

 

Read the full article here: Analyst: Chipotle’s Traffic Likely to Improve in February

 

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While there was a time where college was primarily associated with frat-life and drinking at parties, these days, more colleges are becoming more rigorous about their academic focus as the price of attending steadily rises. This has triggered waves that affect the food industry as less students choose beer and opt for coffee instead. If you are thinking of opening a franchise or restaurant on a campus, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: Students Swapping Lager for Lattes as Campus Beer Sales Fall

 

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Getting into the restaurant industry is a complicated and complex process where you have likely done a lot of learning. After choosing a cuisine that best models the impact you want to make on the people around you, you begin to choose the perfect location. Then you choose the décor that best matches your goals and then you move on to selecting your staff. You know that regardless of how great your food and location function, one of the prime functions of your restaurant is to have great rapport with loyal customers. You may think that the best and only way to do this is to train a friendly and attractive group of Front-of-House employees to appease and greet your patrons, but your Back-of-House employees are really the backbone of the customer experience! Due to this, it is important to know how to properly train your B.O.H. employees to prioritize customer satisfaction. If you are looking for tips on how to better train your B.O.H. staff for customer relations, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: 5 Tips to Turn BoH Staff into Customer-Experience Superheroes

 

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For those of us in the hospitality industry, we know how important it is to stick to the current trends to make your business the most convenient to your patrons. While the majority of your patrons may opt for online reservations, there is still a loyal base that still uses customer-help lines to book their space. If you are looking for ways to boost your hotels phone reservation system, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: Why Guests Still Call You Voice Reservations Channel and What You Should Do About It

 

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For those of us in the restaurant and food service business, we know that one of the biggest factors that dictates success is the ability to tap into the trends of the people that make up your client base. Gone are the days when many restaurants survived by having only one vegetarian option, as a growing number of people are eating less meat. Read this article today to learn why vegetarianism is on the rise and what that means for your restaurant!

 

Read the full article here: Restaurants Boost Vegetarian Options as a Third of Diners Eat Less Meat

 

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In the restaurant industry, there are many layers to the experience. Some people are culturally stimulated and shaped to know how to appropriately act and respond in the restaurant. Often times the people that work at the restaurant and the patrons who work there have vastly different experiences and viewpoint of the restaurant world at large. These differences are exacerbated when it comes to tipping. Many countries in Europe, for example, don’t have tipping waiters as part of the dining culture as it is here in the United States. But even across the U.S., there are various methods and myths surrounding the best practices for tipping. Some people learned early how to calculate and pay for service and others think it is more appropriate to lobby for higher wages for waiters than to tip. Regardless, tipping is a crucial part of a waiter’s salary. If you work in the restaurant industry, or are a loyal patron, read this article today to learn about tipping across the U.S.!

 

Read the full article here: Tipping Infographic

 

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When it comes to your restaurant, or private kitchen, what is the most versatile and used tool that you own? While your mind may drift to expensive food processors or a sturdy oven, many chefs and cooks agree that a great knife means everything to your success in the kitchen! If you are looking for a great brand of knives to use in your home or business, read this article today!

 

Read the full article here: Victorinox: A Cut Above the Rest

 

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The best way to ensure the growth of the restaurant industry is to foster interest in young chefs across the country. This will ensure that they grow up to work in or own restaurants and that their food will hopefully expand the palette of the restaurant industry! If you are looking for a way to inspire young chefs or your child who may want to consider being a chef, read this article to learn about how chefs are getting recognized for their growth and talents!

 

Read the full article here: Michelle Stephenson name Western Region Student Chef of the Year

 

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