The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) “What’s Hot: 2016 Culinary Forecast” included not one, not two, but three ethnic cuisine-related trends in its Top 20 roundup. Continue reading The Ethnic Cuisine: What Restaurant Owners Need to Know
Cheesy, gooey, mouthwatering pizza. There’s a reason it’s a perennial winner on favorite food lists. But is it as popular today as it’s been for the past 10, 25, or even 50 years?
The answer, according to food-centric research and consulting firm Technomic? A resounding yes.
Let’s take a closer look at Technomic’s findings, along with key takeaways for restaurant owners looking to serve up the perfect pizza-eating experience for customers. Continue reading Is Pizza at your Restaurant Still Hot?
September is just around the corner, bringing thoughts of cooler weather, fall foliage, and back-to-school. But another subject garners the spotlight when the final day of August comes to a close.
September is National Breakfast Month! Why does this meal merit an entire month in its honor? The answer is simple, and you’ve probably been hearing it for years: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate National Breakfast Month
Some days it feels like everywhere you turn there’s a shiny new chain restaurant opening up around the corner.
With fast casual on the rise and plenty of big business muscle behind these restaurant chains, keeping up can be an overwhelming prospect for today’s one-unit eateries. Continue reading Taking on Restaurant Chains: 5 Tips for One-Unit Eateries
Innovation is key to staying alive and well in any industry — and the restaurant world is hardly exempt.
While we haven’t yet reached Jetson’s territory in terms of pressing a button and having meatloaf and mashed potatoes appear in front of us via pneumatic tube, it may be closer than we think. Continue reading Robots and Restaurants? Innovation is on the Rise
There are few drinks more refreshing on a steamy summer day than a chilled glass of freshly brewed iced tea.
In fact, iced tea is so popular at this time of year that June has officially been designated as National Iced Tea Month. And while iced tea dates all the way back to the Civil War era, its popularity has skyrocketed since then — both in its original incarnation and in the form of many different tasty variations. Continue reading Iced Tea Drinks Taking Off on Restaurant Menus
Repeat diners are a critical part of success in the contemporary business world, making up 71, 68, 64, 63 and 51 percent of sales at quick service, fast-casual, casual-dining, family-dining, and fine-dining establishments respectively, according to research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Continue reading Repeat Diners: Five Ways to Keep Them Coming Back For More
Anyone who has ever tried to make a pizza which fell short of their epicurean expectations may be hesitant to try again, but doing so is well worth the effort. Continue reading Five Tips for Perfect Pizza-Making
Going green has many benefits — both for your restaurant and for the planet at large. Not to mention that today’s consumers are increasingly indicating a strong preference for supporting businesses with environmentally-friendly practices. Continue reading Got Green? 7 Practical, Planet-Friendly Restaurant Tips
Diversification of revenue streams is a common business world practice.
Unfortunately, many restaurants are slow on the uptake when it comes to applying this concept to their own operations. In today’s competitive restaurant landscape, however, finding ways to diversify your revenue stream can mean the difference between momentum and stagnation. Continue reading Three Ways to Diversify Your Restaurant Revenue Stream