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Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Grilling is an art and a science. For some people it is a thrilling hobby, while others make a career behind the grill.

Even if you’re someone who uses a grill regularly at home or work, you’ve probably thought about ways to improve your results. Even with the most high-end commercial grill or the best meat slicer, it’s important to avoid common grilling problems.

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Molecular dishes offer you the chance to give customers great taste with an interesting presentation. Understanding the science behind molecular dishes helps you craft the foods that can help raise profits.

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

A fantastic way to make sure you’re catering to healthy eaters and alternative diets – not to mention hot food trends – is to provide vegans and vegetarians their own menu. 

Better Ingredients? Fast Food Patrons Demand It

Better Ingredients? Fast Food Patrons Demand It

The demand for food transparency is leaving foodservice operators with a hard choice: Invest in better ingredients, or suffer the consequences.

Taking Foam Out of the Equation

Taking Foam Out of the Equation

From delivery to take-out to packaging customer leftovers, styrofoam boxes are an integral part of food transportation for many. As part of environmentally-friendly initiatives, many large cities are choosing to ban the use of foam containers altogether.


How to cook lobster tails

How to cook lobster tails

Learn how to cook lobster tails, from shopping to prepping, to cooking and serving, in this handy guide.

How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

Are you thinking of adding new winter recipes to your restaurant’s menu?  Here are five delightful recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy and keep your customers happy.


Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

You don’t need a dragon glass to fight the low temperatures – a simple change in the menu this winter will be enough!
Cold Weather Foods

Cold Weather Foods

Comfort foods shaped around richer, thicker, and more flavorful dishes should comprise the bulk of your fall and winter menu selections. If you haven’t already, start to warm up to the idea of a renovated menu for the cold weather seasons.

3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

When you walk in to many of today’s bars, it is not uncommon to hear loud thumping music and to find a young crowd dancing and drinking watery mixed drinks. As you can probably guess, this is not an authentic pub. Authentic Irish pubs are a bit more rare to come across these days. 


Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

While every restaurant or commercial eatery knows the importance of getting customers to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy the atmosphere, we also must not overlook another segment of business that has very low overhead and the possibility for an added revenue stream with high profitability.

National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month

In the proclamation in 1984 designating Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Here are a few ways your restaurant can incorporate this frozen, creamy treat.


Food Pan Carriers

Catering involves the purchase of equipment that is specialized for the transportation of foods in a safe and sanitary manner from your restaurant to a venue. For those offering buffet-style catering, hot and cold food bars are one of the most important pieces of equipment. To stock your bar, you’ll need to invest in food pan carriers to get the prepared items to the venue.

Freshen Your Menu: Gluten-Free Items

Freshen Your Menu: Gluten-Free Items

Where there’s customer demand, your restaurant needs to be prepared with high-quality supply! If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to freshen your menu with gluten-free items.

5 Tips for Photographing Food in Restaurants

5 Tips for Photographing Food in Restaurants

Have you ever been in a restaurant with a meal that looked so delicious that you wanted to take a picture of it to upload to Facebook, Twitter, or even your blog… but when you tried to capture the essence of your delicious-looking food, you ended up getting nothing but disappointment? Well, you’re certainly not alone. Often times, taking photos of food in restaurants turns out to be a very difficult job. Here are five tips to help you be more successful in taking a photograph of your food the next time around:



Giving Back to the Community

Giving Back to the Community

It’s the Season of Giving, and restaurants play a big role when it comes to giving back to the community.  

All-Day Breakfast

All-Day Breakfast

If you haven’t considered adding breakfast as an all-day menu offering, then the phrase ‘better late than never’ is appropriate!

Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones

Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones

Looking for the perfect pumpkin-inspired dessert to serve at your restaurant this fall season? Well, look no further! This simple and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones recipe is just the recipe you’ve been searching for. If you’ve ever made scones, you know that they aren’t too difficult to make. They are actually pretty quick and easy to make, so once you get the hang of it, you can be sure to have a readily available supply of these little pieces of Heaven in your restaurant at all times!


5 of the Best Foods to Try in Charleston

5 of the Best Foods to Try in Charleston

While there are plenty of excellent reasons to visit Charleston, South Carolina, there is one reason that seems to be above all others: the food. Charleston has been referred to as the “culinary destination of the deep South, ” as the city offers foods of all types. Whether it is fresh seafood, fried food, or other Lowcountry cuisine that you are craving, one thing you can be sure of is that your meal in Charleston will stand out from all other foods in tourist areas. Below, are just five of the best foods you MUST try in Charleston!

Waste Management and Hidden Costs

Waste Management and Hidden Costs

Waste management is a fact of life for any restaurant kitchen. Take a look at your waste management plan and we’ll uncover some of the hidden costs you may be missing.







How to Choose the Perfect Restaurant for Your Business Meeting

How to Choose the Perfect Restaurant for Your Business Meeting

As you can imagine, choosing an appropriate location for an important meeting is absolutely crucial in the business world. When deciding on a restaurant to hold your meeting at, it is critical that you ensure everyone involved is as comfortable and content as possible, and that the meeting will be as much of a success as possible in the end.



Recipe: Flatbreads

Recipe: Flatbreads

Flatbreads have been used for centuries in a multitude of culinary cuisine, and with a variety of types of flatbread, it’s a versatile addition to any restaurant.


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3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

Your commercial grill probably sees a lot of action at lunch and dinnertime, while griddles are typically reserved for breakfast items. If you don’t serve breakfast, then you’re likely reserving your grills for main course items across the board. But there are many desserts that can be made on your grill as well, and those sear marks that makes meats so tasty can enhance the flavor profile of your desserts too! Here are three dessert ideas to use for your commercial grill. 

Tricky Tactics the Restaurant Industry Uses to Increase Your Spending

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and spent more on a meal than you had originally planned to? Or left a restaurant after tipping your server a bit too much. Well, you may have fallen subject to some the restaurant industry’s sneaky ways to get you to spend more money without even realizing it. Especially during the summertime and holiday seasons, many restaurant owners use sneaky tactics to boost their profits. Take a look at some of the money-making methods that restaurants use and be sure to consider them while you are dining out in order to save yourself a considerable amount of money.





How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind about the effects of the equipment you choose on the food you prepare and how it can influence your profits.






Food Trucks: Designing a Small Footprint Operation

Food Trucks: Designing a Small Footprint Operation

Food trucks inevitably pose issues that brick-and-mortar operations may not face.  While many of these tips regarding small footprint operations are specific to food trucks, anyone who is trying to squeeze the most out of their kitchen space can benefit.


Fried Favorites

Fried Favorites

Fried foods tend to top the list for fattier, less healthy menu items. While the health trend is still in full swing, the demand for fried foods typically picks up in the warmer months - and this year is no different.


Food Transparency Demands

Food Transparency Demands

While America may not be well-known for its healthy consumerism with food, consumers are more and more interested in choosing healthy, organic, wholesome selections. From source to preparation, consumers are demanding food transparency across the board.


Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

If you're a hamburger aficionado, you probably have a preference for using either a charcoal or a gas grill. Charcoal adds a unique taste to meat that some cooks love, while others prefer the convenience and flavor that only gas grills can produce. Professional chefs may favor charbroilers, which give them all the convenience of an outdoor grill inside the kitchen. Whatever your preference, here are a few tips to achieving the best burger at your next barbecue or event:




Upping the Overtime Costs

Upping the Overtime Costs

Restaurants operate on a well-known small margin-of-profit, so any changes that may impact their bottom lines can truly make or break a company. Recently, restaurant owners have had to analyze the impacts of a minimum wage hike, but now a new regulation threatens to further drive a wedge between employer and employee, with employees taking the brunt of the negatives that come with the change.

A Simple, Casual Eco-design in a Kiev Fast-Food Restaurant

A Simple, Casual Eco-design in a Kiev Fast-Food Restaurant

The new generation of fast-food is here, and a new casual eatery in Kiev called Simple is simply a designer’s delight. The name stems from the eatery’s ideals: Use simple, local ingredients that are in season to create original dishes. Simple’s stunning aesthetics reflects their core values, imparting on guests the beauty of natural ingredients, welcoming attitudes, and warm service.

Restaurant vs Fast Food: The Health Debate

Restaurant vs Fast Food: The Health Debate

Many customers coming in to a fast-casual or sit-down restaurant tend to assume that they’re making the healthier choice by foregoing fast food options. We all know appearances can be deceiving, so researchers set out to find out whether or not restaurants truly are healthier than fast food.


Local Restaurants Setting Up Shop in Airports

Local Restaurants Setting Up Shop in Airports

Many chain restaurants already have branch restaurants within airport terminals to cater to customers on-the-go. These smaller versions of parent establishments tend to use less equipment and a smaller conjugated menu in order to ensure quick service, efficient workflow, and customer satisfaction that one would expect from the larger brick-and-mortar establishment.


Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Knowing how to maintain your cabinet while having the ability to detect signs of breakdown can help ensure that your hot food holding cabinet is functioning efficiently and safely. 



Root Vegetables and Peelers

Root Vegetables and Peelers

For many restaurants, cold weather means that root vegetables are making the move from the back burner to the star performers. Hearty winter veggies require a little more creativity on the part of the chef, but the result is a healthy, filling tuber meal! Rather than just dousing your root veggies in oil and roasting it until it barely resembles its original form, here are a few ideas on how to incorporate root veggies into your winter menu.






Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Here are just a few categories containing delicious menu items that can be found in restaurants, on and around Thanksgiving Day.



Jamie Oliver: Restauranteur, Celebrity Chef, and So Much More

Who is this Jamie Oliver we’ve all heard so much about? Let’s take a closer look.

Born James Trevor Oliver, Jamie Oliver is one of the era’s most famous individuals in the areas of food-focused television shows, cookbooks, and movements. Oliver began his journey as a pastry chef almost two decades ago and is now a world-renowned restaurateur, celebrity chef, and media personality. Most recently, Oliver is known for his global campaign for better food education.


4 Ways Restaurants Try to Get You to Spend More Money

Asking questions like, “Do you want fries with your meal?” or “Would you like to supersize that?” are not the only ways for foodservice establishments to increase sales. Believe it or not, you may have been subjected to sales pitches like these, or other sneaky upselling techniques, without even knowing it. The truth is, the tactics that restaurants use to try and get you to spend some extra money are much subtler than you may realize. Here are a few of them to be aware of from now on.


4 Ways Restaurants Try to Get You to Spend More Money

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Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving season is one of the best times of the year for restaurants to bring in new clients and increase their business with existing clients. It is the time of the year when people spend the most money, so it is important for restaurant owners to take advantage of this by doing some quality marketing to ensure that some of this money is spent at their restaurants. Here are some ways for your restaurant to promote business during the Thanksgiving season:

What's in a Name: 10 Restaurants Sporting Punny Names

What’s in a name, you ask? Well, quite a bit, actually. In the business world, there is nothing more important than making an impact right off the bat, and what better way to do this than with your name and a little bit of humor? Like with a pun! We’ve all seen shops and restaurants with cheesy puns as names, right? And you’ve got to admit… they’re actually pretty catchy! Take a look at this list of ten various eateries sporting awfully punny names:






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