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Do you own or operate an establishment with a beautiful, clean restroom? Are you the creative mind behind a public restroom designed or customized to integrate function with fashion, or to bring personality into a space where you least expect to see it? Maybe you’re the client or customer who...
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Pizza consumption continues to rise. More than four in 10 (41 percent of) consumers polled say they’re now eating pizza once a week, compared to 26 percent just two years ago. Pizza consumption has increased over the past two years as leading players revamp menus to include more innovative...
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Vancouver, Washington–based Papa Murphy’s is hoping to help kids learn about cooking and nutrition with its new Mini Murph offering. Mini Murphs are child-sized pizza-making kits that are similar to the chain’s other take-and-bake products, except assembled at home. Parents simply need to pick up a...
A Jersey Mike's franchisee hosts a community autism awareness booth.
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For the month of April, fast-casual restaurant Carino’s website is blue instead of the normal yellow, and if visitors click on the “Why Blue?” tab in the upper right-hand corner, they’ll find out why: the company is helping raise awareness about autism. That’s because April is Autism Awareness...
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TCBY launched Greek frozen yogurt in stores Thursday, April 5. Having announced its plans to add Greek frozen yogurt to its lineup in January, TCBY is the heralder of nationwide Greek frozen yogurt. “It’s certainly always advantageous to be the first on anything,” says Greg Allison, TCBY’s senior...
Golfers get ready for a day of golfing at Monterey Peninsula Country Club
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The crème de le crème of the restaurant and foodservice industry gathered on the Monterey Peninsula in California at the 20th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic from March 7-10 in support of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) ProStart program. More than $...
Menu Innovations
America is sweet on citrus—even the sour varieties. Restaurant operators and chefs are increasingly using oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus items to liven up their menus with a fresh taste. If there’s one word that seems to sum up citrus’ taste profile, it’s bright. “Citrus is incredibly...
Tony Lamb, founder and president of Kona Ice.
Industry News
The last month of unseasonably warm weather hasn’t just pleased outdoor enthusiasts. Some frozen-treat quick-serve operators found that the warmer weather translated into higher sales. Shaved ice concept Kona Ice, in particular, saw revenues go up more than 50 percent in March compared with the...
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While the fast-casual category continues to be the fastest-growing industry sector, the road in 2015 will be bumpy. We will see constant change and challenges around every corner.
San Diego chef driven fast casual operates from touch screen tablet system.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see restaurant staff take orders on an iPad or guests swiping their credit cards on a tablet reader. Mobile technology can integrate various facets of an operation.
Canada Asian food chain Wok Box had employee lose weight on its meals.
Twenty-year-old Alec Vela and 22-year-old Emily Allworth, both employees in the foodservice industry, drastically turned their lives around. Vela and Allworth each recently lost about 50 pounds due to changes in their diet and exercise habits.
As with Chipotle, fresh does not always equate with safe in restaurants.
It’s been a busy few months for Sloan’s Ice Cream.