How restaurants negotiate food costs is why many restaurants fail

How restaurants negotiate food costs is why many restaurants fail

Many restaurant operators simply forget to make one basic calculation that ends up costing them profits — and often leads to failure.  Dave Miesse, a foodservice sales veteran, sees it all the time when working with operators. Establishing a “target price” for your most sold and/or most expensive ingredients should be an obsession.  Not knowingRead more about How restaurants negotiate food costs is why many restaurants fail[…]

Robots are coming to your dish room soon

Robots are coming to your dish room soon

Imagine not worrying about the dishwasher not showing up again.  Well, that’s the anxiety that  Dishcraft — a startup backed by $25 million from investors —hopes to relieve with its robotic dishwasher. Perhaps more than any other operation within a restaurant, the hard labor of dishwashing has basically not advanced much in decades.  Here’s howRead more about Robots are coming to your dish room soon[…]

Glitter for your beverages.  Yep, that’s a thing.

Glitter for your beverages. Yep, that’s a thing.

Wondering how you can glam-up that specialty iced tea cocktail of yours? Well, edible Brew Glitter has arrived in a rainbow of colors.  Stir it in and your drink not only becomes a refreshing beverage, but a sight to behold! Works with liquors, coffees, beers, wines — pretty much any beverage that needs a facelift.

Hellmann’s Burger Route… the digital highway to more customers

Hellmann’s Burger Route… the digital highway to more customers

Hellmann’s Burger Route is a free app for any burger joint wanting to entice nearby mobile users to stop in for a delicious meal at a slight discount. Participating restaurants reported an average 10% increase in visits in 2018.  The app use geo-locating technology to promote your joint to nearby customers who are searching variousRead more about Hellmann’s Burger Route… the digital highway to more customers[…]

Does your kitchen team have clean hands?  Scan ‘em!

Does your kitchen team have clean hands? Scan ‘em!

The PathStop  hand scanner detects invisible signs of bacteria and viruses on your hands in about two seconds — creating a simple way to prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses. The founders believe the scanner will particularly help kitchen staff ensure they’ve properly washed their hands.  Studies find a whopping 97 percent of Americans don’tRead more about Does your kitchen team have clean hands? Scan ‘em![…]

Nestle to launch plant-based burger this fall

Nestle to launch plant-based burger this fall

Nestle, the world’s largest food company, is jumping in this fall to compete with Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and others for the seemingly endless vegan hamburger market. Branded under the Sweet Earth name, Nestle has titled its burger “Awesome” and, like Beyond Meat, is pea-based. Here’s 30 seconds on how the new burger cooks up…

Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?

Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?

Looking for inspiration to offer a pricy July Fourth hot dog as a special at your restaurant? Fear not, you’re not alone!  Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has long offered a gourmet version right outside the exclusive Mark Hotel in NYC. But is this wiener really that much better against New York’s regular blue collar hotRead more about Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?[…]