餐饮各界心系医疗卫生法听证会
The brief maintains that the foodservice industry is made up chiefly of small employers, and “Congress’s goal of helping small employers provide health coverage would be impeded by the large increase in the cost of health care coverage, which would result if the rest of the Act stands without the individual mandate requirement. More...
Steakhouse Diners Feeling the Bite as Prices Rise .
Steakhouse owners are debating whether or not to raise menu prices or cut entree sizes as the price of fresh beef continues to rise. "We were kind of at the point where we didn't have a choice but to raise the price of our steaks," said Seamus Mullen, chef and owner of Tertulia in New York City. "The cost to us has gone up astronomically. We raised [our menu prices] by not even 10% but our costs have gone up 30%."More...
Restaurants rarely recover from not opening into profitability
Start with a profitable customer from day one, focus on efficiencies and profit maximization from day one. With the profits generated, invest those into your business for marketing, advertising and growth and creating an even better customer experience. Refine your margins, refine your operations, streamline your back of house but with these principles, you will be refining an already profitable model as opposed to fixing a model which operates with flawed economic foundations.More...
Denver Defends New Restaurant Inspection Scheme
McDonald says it is a "misunderstanding" to depict Denver's new system as part of any political fines for posting deal. "I would never agree to anything that did not advance food safety," he says. City-county government remains open to suggestions, but he is confident the changes that were made are resulting in safer dining in the Mile High City. More...
Soup, salads gain favor with consumers
“Healthy options and portion variety are driving factors in today’s soup and salad menu positioning,” said Sara Monnette, Technomic’s director of consumer research. “Operators are revamping their menus in response to consumer demand for soup and salad as a standalone entrée, side substitution, appetizer or a component of a combo meal. There are many menu variations in which soups and salads are now offered.”More...
Culinary Fairy Dust
Fennel pollen can be used to boost the flavor of just about any dish. When dusted over foods, the green-gold powder imparts a slight licorice and citrus zing. Three chefs share how they use the pollen to amplify the flavor of plates including a dry-rubbed rack of ribs and a batch of chocolate chip cookies.More...
餐饮行业新焦点——西班牙
"Hispanics are making up a bigger portion of the market and their tastes are now merging into the mainstream American population," said Angelo Amador, the NRA's vice president of labor and workforce policy said March 21. "They're asking about food and healthy living, and our foods are influencing the items that are sold in restaurants.More...
Restaurants play retail game; say it builds brand, revenue
"Selling retail items generates additional sales and in some cases, licensing fees, and that's important considering that the average pretax restaurant profit ranges in the modest 3-percent to 6-percent range," said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the NRA's Research & Knowledge Group. "It also expands a restaurant's brand and/or signature products. More...
Q-and-A: Dennis Harrison of GS1 US
Food costs are rising rapidly, as are consumer and government concerns about food safety, trends that fueled the 2009 launch of the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative, says GS1 US senior vice president Dennis Harrison. "With GS1 Standards, restaurant owners and managers will be able to maintain more accurate, comprehensive records of their purchases, deliveries and inventories." More...
Managing Employee Records in a Restaurant
Maintaining complete and comprehensive Employee Files is one of the most important things a restaurant owner does in limiting their liability as a business owner. Properly kept employee files help reduce workers comp claims, lawsuits and even insurance premiums. Take our advice and read the following article to learn what it takes for a restaurant owner to keep comprehensive Employee Files. More...
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