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Building a Food Culture

Modern Restaurant Management

When you jump into the world of Industrial and Organizational (IO) Psychology, culture is a predominant theme. That’s because one of the secrets to performance within any group, whether that is in the workplace, organizations, and even at home is to become cohesive, and the catalyst for cohesion is through culture. And in talking about bringing stability into our food businesses, culture can be that secret ingredient that makes all the difference in attracting the right people, retaining g

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Can you improve your restaurant’s online ordering system?

Restobiz

As off-premise dining stays popular among consumers, operators can differentiate themselves and raise the bar on the customer experience with a better online ordering system. According to TouchBistro’s 2024 Diner Trends Report, 31 per cent of Canadians are ordering delivery and takeout every week, and that’s up from 25 per cent in 2022. Today, online […] The post Can you improve your restaurant’s online ordering system?

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Choosing the Best Restaurant Inventory Software: What to Look For

Sculpture Hospitality

The restaurant hustle never sleeps, and neither do the challenges that come with it. As a restaurant manager, you’ve likely experienced your fair share of inaccurate inventory , inefficient processes, product waste, and potentially even lower-than-expected profit margins.

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EU Sets New Limits for Mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol in Unprocessed Grains, Among Other Foods

Food Safety Magazine

The European Commission recently made changes to the maximum levels of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in food with Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1022, amending Regulation (EU) 2023/915.

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Moves Modern Restaurants Are Making in 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

According to the National Restaurant Association, competition in the restaurant sector is strong. In fact, 45 percent of restaurant operators expect competition to be more intense than last year. Why? A chief reason is due to caution or uncertainty exhibited by conscious consumers, with 48 percent saying they are taking the ‘wait and see’ approach and holding back on spending in 2024.

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2024 summer travel trends revealed

Hospitality Net

Whether it’s rooting on a team at a nearby sporting event, drifting down a lazy river with loved ones at a Play category listing, or enjoying the pool with friends at a beachfront villa, there are plenty of playful adventures awaiting this summer.

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Onsite Detection of Multiple Foodborne Bacteria Achieved Within One Hour Using Handheld Device

Food Safety Magazine

Researchers from Osaka Metropolitan University have achieved simultaneous detection of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in real-world samples, on-site and within an hour, using a handheld electrochemical device.

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On the Road to Relief: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities to Watch

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant operators have faced stiff headwinds since 2020, with a near-constant swirl of inflation, supply chain and labor challenges. But if last year was any indicator, restaurant operators are on the road to relief in 2024. According to September 2023 numbers from the National Restaurant Association , 49 percent of restaurants reported year-over-year increases in same-store sales.

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EPA Sets Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water

Food Quality & Safety

On April 10, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented first-ever restrictions on the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances in drinking water, a pivotal move in shielding public well-being from waterborne hazards. EPA’s cap target six PFAS compounds, including two of the oldest and most widespread PFAS—PFOA and PFOS—at 4 parts per trillion.

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YOTEL Geneva Lake Officially Opens Its Doors

Hospitality Net

The international and innovative hotel brand, YOTEL, welcomes guests to its highly anticipated opening of YOTEL Geneva Lake, featuring Switzerland’s first Nordic-inspired gastronomy destination.

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The Evolving Landscape of Food Additives Regulation in the U.S., from the States to FDA

Food Safety Magazine

This article discusses the recent wave of state bills on food additives that have emerged following the California Food Safety Act , FDA’s activities in an effort to get ahead of an inconsistent patchwork of legislation, and criticisms about these bills voiced by legislators, regulators, and industry stakeholders.

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Restaurant Execs Optimistic About AI Impact

Modern Restaurant Management

More than half of respondents (54 percent) expressed optimism about the positive impact of AI in the restaurant industry, according to a survey from Slang.ai. Despite this optimism, less than one-third of operators currently utilize AI indicating untapped potential for technological integration within the industry. A promising 71.6 percent of restaurant operators plan to adopt AI soon, with nearly 94 percent acknowledging its necessity to remain competitive.

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Franchisee To Open 50 Papa Johns Stores by 2028

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Papa John’s Int’l. today announced plans to open 50 new restaurants by 2028 in partnership with franchisee Nadeem Bajwa and his company, The Bajco Group. The agreement will expand the Papa Johns footprint in The Bajco Group’s existing markets across the Midwest and in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida. The franchisee currently operates more than 200 restaurants and has a goal of owning 500.

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Vignette Collection Planning for Kuwait

Hospitality Net

Mirroring its identity as a fortress built near the water, Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection gives a glimpse into Kuwait’s rich heritage to capture the breath-taking allure of the region.

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Dr. Kathleen Glass to be Honored with Food Safety Magazine's 2024 Distinguished Service Award

Food Safety Magazine

Kathleen Glass, Ph.D., will receive Food Safety Magazine 's Distinguished Service Award for 2024. The award will be presented at the 2024 Food Safety Summit, taking place May 6–9 in Rosemont, Illinois.

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Beyond the Plate: Evolution and Exploration in the 2024 Restaurant Scene

Modern Restaurant Management

The year 2024 promises a journey of adaptation and fierce competition for the restaurant industry as it manages stronger-than-expected economic data and slowing inflation while dealing with the headwinds of short labor supply, more demanding customers and an uncertain political environment. Brands find themselves at a pivotal juncture, where they have the opportunity to both captivate customers and secure their loyalty through a thoughtful blend of innovation and tradition.

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T&S Brass Enters New Era of Leadership

Foodservice Equipment Reports

S Brass and Bronze Works has made several changes to its leadership team. The updates mark a “significant milestone in the company’s trajectory,” the release states. Details include the following: Earlier this month, T&S Brass shared it appointed two professionals to its sales team within the foodservice division.

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Customer Experience in the Age of AI

Hospitality Net

HSMAI Staff recently had the opportunity to chat with David C. Edelman, a speaker at the HSMAI Commercial Strategy Conference, June 25-26 in Charlotte. David is author of the upcoming book, Personalized: Customer Strategy in the Age of AI, and is a sought-after advisor on digital transformation and marketing. As CMO, David guided Aetna (now part of CVS Health) through becoming a digitally oriented, customer-centric brand.

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Review and Update of Methods for Metals Analysis in Foods

Food Safety Magazine

AOAC INTERNATIONAL's metals scientific community has formed a working group to review regulations and requirements for metals content in food, and to update the AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements for metals analysis. The working group is also reviewing existing methods based on Codex Alimentarius requirements for metals analysis.

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Yelp Data Reveals Fastest Growing Brands

Modern Restaurant Management

The comeback of the food court and the impact of small treats were among the trends uncovered in Yelp’s first-ever Fastest Growing Brands report , which ranks brands that are growing the fastest on and off of Yelp. The top five food businesses that saw increases in consumer interest are: CAVA: +54 percent Scooter’s Coffee: +51 percent LongHorn Steakhouse: +38 percent The Habit Burger Grill: +29 percent Wawa: +88 percent The list highlights Challenger brands, which are not market leaders but a

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Hoshizaki America Names VPs of Marketing, Finance

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Hoshizaki America has a twofold personnel update, with a promotion and a new hire changing its makeup. Being promoted is Sally Ray, who has held marketing roles of increasing responsibility over the past eight years. Ray will now step into a new role as the VP of marketing.

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IHG Launches a New Travel Planning Tool Utilizing Google Cloud’s AI Technology

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Google Cloud, today announced an expanded partnership that will fuel new customer experiences within the IHG One Rewards mobile app. With Google Cloud’s technologies, IHG will launch a generative AI-powered travel planning capability that can help guests easily plan their next vacation directly in the IHG One Rewards mobile app in a suite of new features that will launch in the second half of 2024, creating a more dynamic digi

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Elevated Levels of PFAS, Dioxins Found in Food, Water Near European Waste Incineration Facilities

Food Safety Magazine

New studies published by Zero Waste Europe and the ToxicoWatch Foundation point to high levels of persistent organic pollutants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and dioxins in food and water sampled from the areas surrounding waste incinerator facilities in Europe.

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The Mighty Mural: How Restaurant Brands Reap Social Media Benefits – and More – Through Art

Modern Restaurant Management

Love it or hate it, social media dictates what’s hot and what’s not. According to Social Media Today , 30 percent of millennial diners avoid restaurants with a limited Instagram presence. Across generations, a UK poll indicates that 41 percent of would-be diners turn to social media as the best way to judge if a restaurant is worth visiting.

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Craveworthy Brands Takes Steps Toward Energy Savings

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Craveworthy Brands, which oversees a number of legacy and emerging restaurant brands, has partnered with an Energy as a Service company to drive down energy consumption.

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Marriott Opens Its First All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun, Mexico

Hospitality Net

Marriott International opened the doors of its first all-inclusive resort, the Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort, in the Quintana Roo region of Mexico. Nestled along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the opening of Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort marks the first-ever all-inclusive resort fully conceptualized by the Marriott brand.

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Applying Industry 4.0 to Food Safety

Food Safety Magazine

Industry 4.0 relies on a group of disruptive technologies to drive insights and speed in decision-making. This article demonstrates the potential benefits that can be created and captured across a food business through thoughtful and deliberate application of Industry 4.0 technologies.

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Universal free school meals linked with reduced childhood obesity

FoodService Director

A study measured changes in childhood obesity prevalence from 2013 to 2019 at low-income schools in California who were eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision.

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Nemco’s Facility Expansion To Kick Off Next Week

Foodservice Equipment Reports

On Tuesday, April 16, Nemco will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a 40,000-square-foot expansion to its Hicksville, Ohio facility. The company says the expanded space will enhance its manufacturing capabilities, increase production efficiency and incorporate new technologies. Briner Building will oversee the construction, which is expected to wrap up by Sept. 30.

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First Kimpton Opening Planned in Lisbon, Portugal

Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the signing of Kimpton Lisbon, the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property in the Portuguese capital. Set to open its doors in early 2025, the boutique luxury hotel marks the second Kimpton to come to Portugal, following the signing of Kimpton Algarve São Rafael Atlántico in late 2023.

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FDA Finds Food Fraud Affected Three Percent of Imported Honey Samples in 2022–2023

Food Safety Magazine

Results of sampling and testing of imported honey for signs of economically motivated adulteration conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022–2023 has revealed only 3 percent of samples to be violative.

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