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Hit a home run with your Father’s Day promotional strategy

Restobiz

By Mo Chaar There are approximately 8 million fathers in Canada, and while dining out for Father’s Day isn’t quite as popular as Mother’s Day, restaurants still saw a 22 per cent increase on the occasion last year. As people celebrate the father figures in their lives, the holiday presents an opportunity for restaurant owners to tap […] The post Hit a home run with your Father’s Day promotional strategy appeared first on Restobiz.

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The Revolution of Loyalty: The Punch Card Goes Digital

Modern Restaurant Management

I’m an avid thrifter. I’ve visited almost every thrift store in my town — more than once. At checkout, I’m often handed a punch card alongside my receipt. We’re all familiar with punch cards; spend $100, get $10 free! But we’re also all familiar with the concept of forgetfulness. By the time I’ve purchased enough to get me to the $100 threshold (which for me, doesn’t take long), the long-forgotten punch card has already made its way to a trash can

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A Commercial Shelving Buying Guide for Your Restaurant’s Back of House

Wasserstrom

Unlike picking out furniture for your home kitchen, selecting commercial shelving for your restaurant’s back of house (BoH) is a surprisingly complex task. Foodservice demands a specialized approach to storage, and we are here to help you make the best selection to meet the needs of your professional kitchen. This shelving guide breaks down the […] The post A Commercial Shelving Buying Guide for Your Restaurant’s Back of House appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

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9 Bar Specials Ideas to Boost Profit Margins

Sculpture Hospitality

Been in the bar business for a while? If so, you’ve likely seen trends come and go, mixed countless margaritas, and maybe even hold the record for most obscure beer trivia answered correctly.

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Accor Greater China set to bring Sofitel, Novotel and Novotel Living to Changzhou High Speed Rail New Town

Hospitality Net

Accor Greater China, together with Changzhou High-Speed Railway Town and Changzhou High-Tech Group Co., Ltd., has announced the signing of a multiple property hospitality project in the fast-growing community of Changzhou High Speed Rail New Town. Sofitel Changzhou will bring a French luxury experience, complemented by Novotel Changzhou and a Novotel Living Changzhou extended stay hotel.

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World Food Safety Day Roundtable

Modern Restaurant Management

There are approximately 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – the equivalent of sickening one in six Americans each year, according to federal government estimates. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization designated “Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected” as the theme for World Food Safety Day (June 7) 2024.

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Freddy’s Grows Footprint in Texas

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has expanded its partnership with existing franchisee Lone Star Custard. Lone Star operates 24 restaurants throughout Texas, including locations in the San Antonio, Austin and Rio Grande Valley markets. Now, through an agreement announced June 6, it has acquired 18 existing stores and made plans to develop 20 new units—all in the Houston market.

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ibis Styles opens in Batumi, Georgia

Hospitality Net

The sports-themed hotel is Accor’s first address in Georgia’s Black Sea resort.ibis Styles, Accor’s design-led economy hotel brand, announces the opening of the 121-room ibis Styles Batumi. The newly built hotel is the group’s first address in Batumi, Georgia’s second-largest city and the country’s leading Black Sea resort.

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Net-Positive Dining at The Green Orchid

Modern Restaurant Management

The Green Orchid , a garden-to-table, fully solar-powered restaurant recently opened in Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, expects soon to be the world’s first net-positive energy restaurant, generating more energy than it consumes. Designed by Overland Partners and operated by Michaels On East, the eatery's seasonally inspired menu features produce from The Drs.

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RTN Member Voices: Insights From Qikserve

Restaurant Technology Network

Rob Taylor, Executive VP at QikServe, offers advice for restaurant operators about optimizing efficiency and enhancing revenue with scalable digital solutions for mobile ordering and advanced integrations that bridge the physical and digital experien

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TGI Fridays Debuts a Model for Hotels

Foodservice Equipment Reports

TGI Fridays is looking at hotels and other travel-driven locations for growth opportunities. Yesterday, the brand announced it opened a restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Hollywood, Calif., that is “core to the brand’s transformation strategy,” the release says.

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limehome continues its expansion to the Netherlands: 50 new units in Amsterdam

Hospitality Net

limehome, Europe’s leading technology-based provider and operator of fully digitalized design apartments, is expanding its portfolio in the Dutch capital with a new property in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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Creating a Restaurant Business Plan

Modern Restaurant Management

Learn the steps of crafting an effective restaurant business plan from Adam Guild, co-founder and CEO at Owner, an all-in-one platform for managing a restaurant's digital presence.

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Novel qRT-PCR Method Developed to Accurately Identify Emerging Foodborne Pathogen E. albertii

Food Safety Magazine

Researchers in Japan have developed a novel method to accurately detect Escherichia albertii , which is an emerging zoonotic foodborne pathogen with increasing relevance in the country, and is also often misidentified as E. coli.

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LTI’s Mike Purcell Officially Retires

Foodservice Equipment Reports

First announced in December, LTI Inc. today shared the retirement of Mike Purcell, vice president of sales and marketing, effective June 2. He spent over six decades in the foodservice industry. His tenure at LTI began when he and his business partner, Brian Madden, were approached by Bill Steadman to represent Low Temp (now LTI) in Metro, N.Y., according to the release.

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Dusit International signs to manage dual-branded luxury resort and residences in Phuket – Dusit Collection and Dusit Residences Layan Verde

Hospitality Net

Slated to open in 2027 on the island’s west coast, the new luxury Layan Verde development aims to become an iconic destination that caters not only to guests and residents but also to the broader island community.

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A Pivotal Moment Regarding Sustainability for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s no great surprise to say QSR and fast casual restaurants can be considered among the most energy-intensive commercial building types making it increasingly challenging for operators to balance the goals of efficiency, profitability and sustainability. In order to reduce energy consumption and their carbon footprint in addition to realize savings, Craveworthy Brands is partnering with Budderfly.

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Good Eating Company wants to empower diners to make sustainable choices

FoodService Director

The foodservice management company recently published its 2024 impact report, which details its sustainability strategy and successes. Here’s a deep dive into the company’s latest sustainability initiatives.

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Jack in the Box Plots Added Growth in 1 Key State

Foodservice Equipment Reports

San Diego-based Jack in the Box is unboxing new plans to add 15 more units across two cities in Florida, adding to a slate of growth plans for the 2,200-unit chain. Over the last three years, the chain has secured over 400 new franchise commitments, it says; nearly 10% of the commitments fall within the Sunshine State—a state the brand reentered in 2023, following a 30-year hiatus.

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How McDonald’s Managed Digital Transformation: a View From a Franchisee

Hospitality Net

Industries must adapt and innovate to stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital landscape. The food service sector is no exception. We sat down with Aris Gysel, a key figure in McDonald’s Switzerland, to discuss his experience steering the digital transformation of McDonald’s restaurants. In this interview, Aris shares his insights on digital ordering systems, the challenges of implementation, and the impact on customer experience and staff roles.

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New Requirements for Businesses Exporting Seafood to Taiwan

Food Safety Magazine

Effective immediately, the Taiwan Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) has implemented new requirements for fishery products for human consumption imported into Taiwan. U.S. establishments that have an interest in exporting seafood products to Taiwan must contact U.S. FDA.

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How Biscuit Belly added breakfast catering to its operations

Fast Casual

Restaurant Operator Podcast host Mandy Detwiler talks to Lauren Coulter, integrator at fast casual chain Biscuit Belly, about the brand's catering program and why it has been a boon to operations.

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Swig, Condado Tacos Make C-Suite Appointments

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Leaders hailing from Dutch Bros Coffee, Portillo’s and Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux are moving on, taking on fresh C-suite roles with three respective growth-geared brands. Here are the details: • Daniel Batty: At the St. George, Utah-based dirty soda brand Swig, Batty joins an expanded c-suite as its chief development officer.

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Minor Hotels Introduces NH Collection in Sri Lanka

Hospitality Net

NH Collection Colombo Hotel opened its doors on June 1st in the heart of the city, steps away from Liberty Arcade and the Indian Ocean, and within a 10-minute drive of the National Museum, Independence Square and Pettah Market. Sri Lanka’s main airport, Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), is a 45-minute drive from the property. The five-star hotel boasts 219 rooms and suites, ranging from 33 to 254 sqm, and includes the city’s largest Presidential Suite.

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride 2024 with Mississippi Vegan

Bon Appetit Management Company

This LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we at Bon Appétit Management Company are thrilled to be partnering with Timothy Pakron of Mississippi Vegan. Timothy is a food blogger, photographer, cookbook author, and avid gardener who celebrates his identity as a vegan and a proud gay man, born and raised in the American South. His blog and debut cookbook, Mississippi Vegan: Recipes & Stories from a Southern Boy’s Heart , invites readers to explore the vibrant tradition of plant-based cooking that exists within

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FDA Food Recalls 2023: Insights on the Food & Beverage Category

FoodDocs

We analyzed the 2023 FDA food recalls in the Food & Beverage category and broke down the most common recall reasons, recall frequency patterns, and more.

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5 secrets from top QSRs to increase Gen Z retention

Fast Casual

You’ve heard it a million times: Gen Z is different. How can you improve engagement and retention among Gen Z employees? We took key learnings from studying top brands like Chick-fil-A, Culver's and others about how to hire and retain top employees.

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citizenM launches open call for its inaugural Founders First program

Hospitality Net

citizenM, a hotel brand built for entrepreneurs and creators, today announces the launch of its inaugural Founders First program - an initiative designed to support the growth of small businesses, with a particular focus on underrepresented communities. The launch comes at the same time as the introduction of citizenM’s new co-working benefit, to meet the increasing demand for flexible workspaces and on-the-go solutions.

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World Food Safety Day Exclusive: 'Food Safety is an Essential Part of Our Daily Lives'

Food Safety Magazine

In celebration of World Food Safety Day 2024, Food Safety Magazine interviewed Ana Maria Coronado, M.B.A., an International Food Safety Expert and Consultant from Peru. Ana discusses the global impact and importance of World Food Safety Day, especially as it pertains to Latin America, indigenous communities, and smaller-scale food producers.

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Which technologies are right for senior dining?

FoodService Director

CCL Hospitality Group’s latest report on optimizing tech for senior-living communities shines a light on how best to include residents in our increasingly tech-forward world.

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How Biscuit Belly added breakfast catering to its operations

Fast Casual

Restaurant Operator Podcast host Mandy Detwiler talks to Lauren Coulter, integrator at fast casual chain Biscuit Belly, about the brand's catering program and why it has been a boon to operations.