Every year at this time, Technomic releases their findings on the study of menus across the country. Their goal is to gain insight on trends, eating habits, and market penetration of various menu items. Not only are their findings interesting in terms of understanding what consumers want, but they also shine light on areas where businesses may...Details
When it comes to food holidays, August has some of the best celebrations in delicious eats. August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, August 20th is National Bacon Lovers Day (my personal favorite!) and the month ends on a high note with National Toasted Marshmallow Day on August 30th. Best of all, the whole month has been declared ...Details
When you’re building a menu that customers will crave, you have to think of every little detail, from the type of burger buns you’ll use to the garnishing on your plates: every detail maters. And perhaps no detail is more important that what style of french fries you will serve with your dishes. You might think that all fries are the same, but...Details
If you've ever watched the show, Bar Rescue, you know that the main goal of industry expert, Jon Taffer, is always to make as much money as possible. And you don't have to be a bar in need of rescue to feel like that should ultimately be your goal as well. With 30 years in the business, Taffer is an excellent resource to learn from and his...Details
This week, two of my favorite things came together in Las Vegas for their respective annual trade shows: Movies and Pizza. Really, a match made in heaven, these two industries are both evolving in many ways.
At CinemaCon, owners and operators are finding in-theater dining to be the next big profit maker. And at the International Pizza Expo,...Details
Last year, I stumbled upon an article by Forbes that claimed the secret to happiness was spending money on experiences, not things. And as a millennial, that made perfect sense to me, because it’s definitely what I look for when spending my money. Interestingly enough, while researching today’s blog, I found another article by CNBC, featuring...Details
When purchasing a new piece of kitchen equipment, there are many things to consider to ensure that you are purchasing the right machine for your business needs. One crucial question you’ll need to answer for any equipment you consider, is what types of food can this new piece of equipment prepare? And how applicable that food is to your...Details
Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey. We’ve all heard this nursery rhyme and yet few have stopped to ask what the heck Miss Muffet was eating. Today, we ditch the whey to talk cheese curds, as we introduce our newest MultiChef and AutoFry rebate partner, Curdtown!
We met Curdtown last year at IAAPA and instantly...Details
February may be best known as the month for valentines candy and cards, but around here we know it as National Potato Lovers Month!
That’s right, an entire month dedicated to all those who love the almighty spud. Did you know that the Inca Indians in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes between 8,000 BC and 5,000 BC? And it wasn’t until...Details
It’s that time of year again: New year, new you, right? And as you examine who this “new you” really aims to be, one thing is for certain, you’ve got to increase pizza sales. Even if you had an amazingly profitable 2016, there is always room for improvement, especially as the big chains continue to knock out the smaller operations. With that in...Details