Restaurant News Roundup, 7/31/15

Restaurant Performance Index, which tracks outlook for US restaurant industry, declines for second consecutive month in June, reflecting dampened optimism by restaurant owners – despite expansion in some key indicators. Read more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dampened-outlook-causes-restaurant-performance-index-decline-in-june-300121916.html Although the restaurant industry is growing overall, some parts of the industry are being cannibalized by […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/20/15

Major property and casualty insurer warns that restaurants could face more damaging liability claims as the number of eateries increases substantially in coming years. Read more here: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2015/07/17/264591.htm Study by European nutritional journal finds that people who eat at full-service restaurants get even more sodium and cholesterol than those eating […]

Summer Salads 2015 – Salad Time!

It’s Summertime and it’s time for fresh salads of all kinds. One of my favorites is romaine lettuce with cluster tomatoes or a.k.a vine- ripened tomatoes. These tiny tomatoes are jam packed with sweetness and plenty of vitamins such as A, C and K. It is also important to point […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/13/15

FDA extends deadline for chain restaurants to include calorie count information on their menus. The new deadline to comply with the controversial rule that some restaurants oppose is December 2016. Read more here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248352 More than 1500 restaurants in the US, including Chilis and Olive Garden, now using Ziosk tablets […]

Chef Resumes – 5 Tips to Upgrade Your Resume and Get More Job Offers

We all know Chefs can cook up delicious meals but, alas, they often aren’t the best marketers. Unless you are incredibly cute and can charm the pants out of a recruiter and employer. Like this champion below… I’m assuming if your reading this you aren’t a cute baby, and all […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/6/15

Restaurant operators are optimistic about improved business prospects in the months ahead, says National Restaurant Association. Read more here: http://www.fastcasual.com/news/healthy-outlook-expansion-likely-ahead-for-restaurant-industry-report-new-industry-index/ Latest US Labor statistics show job growth in the restaurant industry continues to accelerate, registering its fourth, consecutive year of job growth of at least 3.5 percent. Read more here: […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/29/15

Study finds that consumer dining habits are increasingly focused on choosing healthy and sustainable menu options at restaurants. Millenials lead the way in what the study calls “Sustainable-Receptive Diners.” Read more here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thehartmangroup/2015/06/26/restaurant-patrons-seek-fresh-healthy-and-sustainable-options/ California-based burger chain deemed “best” fast food restaurant to work for according to survey. Read more here: […]

The Resume Database: The Positives and the Negatives

Imagine if you never had to write a job ad, and all you needed to do was to scroll through resumes to find a candidate, pick up the phone, schedule an interview, and get to it!  Imagine, all resumes located in one central location where you can EASILY glance through […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/22/2015

Restaurants raise prices, drop menu items, as they scramble to deal with an egg shortage caused by the avian flu. USDA forecasts a 5% decline in egg production for this year. Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/egg-shortage-restaurants-raise-prices-drop-items-n379611 More restaurant chains are opening up in Las Vegas, as the city once known only […]

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Restaurants are scrambling to deal with a national egg shortage caused by the avian flu. Read more here: http://www.eater.com/2015/6/1/8697395/restaurants-national-egg-shortage-2015-bird-flu Subway is the latest eatery to drop artificial ingredients from its menu. The sandwich chain plans to make the change in its North American outlets by 2017. Read more here: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/06/04/subway-joins-companies-dropping-artificial-ingredients […]

Restaurant News Roundup (5.28.15)

First Watch Restaurants acquires The Egg & I Restaurants in a deal that merges two large chains in the breakfast and lunch segment of the industry. Read more here – http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/first-watch-restaurants-acquires-egg-i More fast food chains, such as Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, are moving to using natural ingredients in response […]

Clams – The Art of Cleaning Them

I love clams in anyway – boiled, baked, clam chowder, deep fried and definitely raw with lemon and of course with a tall, cold glass of beer! Before we can eat this delicacy we must clean them. The first time I saw the cleaning of clams was at Randazzo’s clam […]

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Wendy’s shedding 640 of its company-owned restaurants to franchisees, 380 of them this year alone – though profits are up at the Ohio-based company…Read more here. NYTimes article offers guide on eating healthy restaurant meals, cites Pret A Manger among restaurant chain providing healthy, tasty food…Read more here. Motley Fool […]

Restaurant News Roundup (5.5.15)

Facing stiff competition from Chipotle, Wendy’s and others, McDonalds outlines strategy to shake off its slump. CEO Steve Easterbrook says part of the answer is to speed up its re-franchising efforts so that 90% of its restaurants are franchises by 2018…Read more here. Move by Chipotle to phase out GMO […]

Restaurant News Roundup (4.30.15)

Restaurant News Roundup (4/30/2015) Baltimore unrest, curfew, affecting city restaurants…Read more here. Howard Johnson’s, or HoJo’s – the once-ubiquitous eateries that nourished the baby boom generation – now down to just two restaurants in the US, compared to over 1,000 in the 70’s…Read more here. Are food delivery startups the […]

Restaurant News Roundup (4.27.15)

Restaurant News Roundup (4/27/2015) McDonald’s to close 350 restaurants around the world, including in US, China & Japan, because of slumping business…Read more here.   Huffington Post reveals tricks used by “menu engineers” at some restaurants to persuade diners to order more expensive items…Read more here. Guardian newspaper lists the […]

Restaurant News Roundup

Restaurant News Roundup (4/19/2015) With lower commodity prices and more customers as the economy improves, restaurant chains are set to see higher profits this year…Read more here Consumer Reports cites Melting Pot restaurant chain as the “best” casual restaurant in America, beating out Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory and other chains… […]

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