7 Food Safety Mistakes You Might be Making


Food safety is something we all strive for in our restaurants. However, no two restaurants are identical and far too often, managers fall for classic traps and pitfalls when it comes to food safety.

Protect the Package: Ensuring Food Safety in Shift to Takeout and Delivery

Modern Restaurant Management

Food safety discussions have taken on a new level of urgency, as restaurants face the enormity of consequences of COVID-19. Restaurants that spent the first weeks of the pandemic reassuring customers that they had expanded cleaning protocols are now shutting their doors and shifting to takeout and delivery models that have their own safety challenges. Discourage drivers from touching food items. Design Equipment food label food product safety Food Safety

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How to Improve Food Safety Culture


As you can see, it’s more important than ever for anyone who works with food to practice safe food handling techniques. The best way to encourage safe food handling in your restaurant is to create a culture that prioritizes food safety. Food & Beverage

Food Safety Practices in the Time of COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Maybe the absolute last thing any restaurant wants to focus on are food safety regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Maybe the absolute last thing any restaurant wants to focus on are food safety regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). If you do not currently have a written food safety plan in place, or if your plan needs to be updated, use this time to do so.

Measuring KPIs for Food Safety Success in Holiday Menu Items, Off-Premise Catering, LTOs, and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

Why Measure Food Safety Performance? Achieving food safety excellence should be a continual goal. Therefore, a restaurant's food safety goals should evolve along with these changes. Prioritize the most critical food safety items on your scorecard.


Culinary Cues

If we push aside much of the chatter and get down to the necessities in life that are food, shelter, clothing, health, family, communication and trust that rise to the top of the priority list. Drop off dry goods to your local food pantry if you have more than you need.

Serving Food in Specialty Coffee Shops

Perfect Daily Grind

Adding food to your menu could help here, but will require you to consider various factors including regional differences, and whether you’d like to produce your food in-house, or outsource it. . You may also like How to Create a Coffee Shop Food Menu That Minimises Waste.

The 20/20 on 2020: Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders and experts for their insights on what will impact restaurants in 2020 and the response was overwhelming. They touched on topics such as delivery, ghost (dark) kitchens, automation, plant-based menu items, food waste, sustainability, staffing and retention and more. The economic model makes more sense than traditional brick and mortar so many food businesses are moving in this direction.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-February 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the National Restaurant Association's State of the Indusrty Report, food industry pressures, foodservice opportunities, influencer marketing, foot traffic analysis and the dining-out dollar.

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Implementing Public Safety as the New Corporate Social Responsibility in the Restaurant Industry 

Modern Restaurant Management

Safety in the restaurant industry has always been a priority. However, over the past few years other unconventional safety problems have begun to arise within the food and restaurant business. Evaluating Public Safety Concerns.

MRM Plant-Based: Good Food Scorecard and Healthier Hospital Food

Modern Restaurant Management

Good Food Restaurant Scorecard. Despite skyrocketing demand for plant-based food across the U.S., 42 of the country’s favorite fast food and restaurant chains still don’t offer a plant-based entrée, according to a report released today by The Good Food Institute (GFI).

2020 Technology Trends for the Restaurant Industry


2020 is just around the corner and it’s an exciting time to be in the business! Let’s review some of the most likely trends we will see in the restaurant industry for 2020. . Other fast-food chains have already followed suit, like Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Panera.

How Convenience Store Food Is Fixing Its Reputation


Convenience store food has a reputation problem. Convenience store food used to be a punch line — a food that no one in their right mind would eat unless they were either desperate, out of options, or trying to be funny. . Preparing Food On-Site.

From 2019 to 2020: Tech-xtualizing the Three Major Challenges Restaurants Face

Modern Restaurant Management

diners spent nearly $27 billion last year on restaurant delivery, and the convenience-driven service still has more room to grow in 2020. Restaurants across the country ended the decade with a bang, and as we enter 2020, the industry can surely expect continued innovation and change.

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How Can a Food Handler Identify Pathogens?


Foodborne illness is something all food handlers and food consumers should be concerned about. Food handlers have a responsibility to serve safe food to their customers that’s free of pathogens and illness-causing bacteria. How to Prevent Pathogenic Bacteria in Food.


Culinary Cues

If we have not, then the safety and staying power of the restaurant is of little importance to the employee aside from the loss of a paycheck. This is another time when we can rely on what we know about human nature and what keeps people whole: physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Avoid Health Infractions and Improve Your Restaurant Letter Grade With BOHA!


Another area of improvement is in the labeling of food in the kitchen and walk-in coolers. Making it easier for the health inspector to verify what the food is and when it is set to expire. This keeps food organization consistent and eliminates the opportunity for human error.

What’s Packing Your Food? Restaurant Delivery Packaging Trends

Goliath Consulting

A restaurant’s packaging is not just a vehicle for carrying food—it’s a statement that informs customers about your business’s brand and values. According to Technomic, a food industry research firm, 64% of consumers consider high quality packaging an important factor in deciding where to order food (1). With more consumers using food delivery services, the demand for better food packaging is stronger than ever.

How Can Restaurants Reduce Food Spoilage?


Food is one of the most substantial expenses in a restaurant. However, food waste in restaurants is inevitable with excessive portions, staff meals, and of course, food spoilage. Plan Ahead for Your Food Orders. The lifespan of each food item. Food & Beverage

The Rise of Food Allergies – and How to Keep Your Guests Safe and Happy

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The Rise of Food Allergies. million children) are managing food allergies. require emergency medical attention from contact with a food allergen. Accurate allergen information is critical to guarantee your guests’ safety. And how to keep your guests safe and happy.


Culinary Cues

They know that business collapse could be imminent and that this will mean that their loyal employees will face a lack of funds to pay rent, or money to put food on their table at home. But, we must give some thought past our immediate safety to what lies ahead once the virus is under control.

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How to Calculate Food Cost in a Restaurant


One of the most essential parts of running a successful restaurant is keeping your food costs manageable. Of course, you can’t do that unless you know what you’re currently spending on food. How Do You Calculate Food Cost In a Restaurant? . Calculating Food Costs Using a Recipe.

TransAct Secures New BOHA! Solutions Order for New Fresh Food Program in Western Region of National Convenience Store Chain


solution will help TransAct’s customers manage its new fresh food offering. As the fresh food program is expanded to new regions, TransAct will market the BOHA! Labeling will satisfy the customer’s immediate labeling needs made necessary by the new FDA labeling laws as well as date code food safety labels. Labeling and TEMS will be immensely helpful to these convenience store locations as they work to streamline operations surrounding their new fresh food offering.”.

New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make for Your Kitchen in 2020


January 1, 2020, isn’t just the start of a new year; it’s the start of a new decade. For instance, employing a First In First Out system can reduce spoilage and increase food safety. I’m referring to topics like: Food safety best practices.

Top 5 Hospitality Trends for your Business — the Inside Scoop


The hospitality industry is fuelled by people’s obsession with food. But what’s in store for the industry in 2020? What will change in 2020, however, is its reach. 2020 will see the development of more third-party apps that are designed to integrate into one platform.

How to Handle Temporary Restaurant Closure during COVID-19

7 Shifts

Safety If you can run your business as a takeout and delivery spot, consider whether or not you can carry out operations safely to avoid spreading COVID-19. Social Distancing” and “Flatten the Curve” are more than buzz words of 2020. Look at your historical sales and food cost reports.

Black Natural Olives from Greece Seen as a Healthy Alternative


Event date: February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm. Commercial trade types, like those mentioned here, are defined by Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards. All of them process their end products in accordance with the existing Food Safety Regulation 852/2004.

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Where to Stay, Dine & Be Seen During Super Bowl LIV Weekend in Miami


Event date: February 2, 2020 (All day). Enjoy the big game at a new eatery or acclaimed restaurant with stellar food & drink specials in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday! This is a fun, FREE event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 3PM-6PM.

Key Features of Restaurant Management Software You Must Have in 2020


Check out our list of the top 16 features of restaurant management software that are must-haves in 2020. Especially if you are tracking food costs , you will frequently be making menu item updates or price changes. In 2020, everything is going to be predictive around food and labor.

Growing Delivery & Takeout Channels at Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

While your first concern should be for the health and safety of yourself, staff, customers, and loved ones right now, it would be a lie to say you’re not allowed to be worried about your restaurant during COVID-19.

How Hospitality & Restaurant Trainers can Work Remotely: a Survival Guide…

Ken Burgin

Offer in-demand training like Food Safety & Hygiene – it could be through your existing coursework that’s repurposed for online delivery, or making use of the many good online courses. They could be as simple as how to pronounce food names, and how to explain menu items. 2020 Recession Digital Trends Employees Smart Operators TrainingHospitality training has usually been done in person – we hospo people like to ‘stand up and do it’.

How Coronavirus is Impacting Restaurants

Aaron Allen & Associates

March 19, 2020 Domino's Announces Need for 10,000 Employees Domino's announces the need for 10,000 full-time and part-time employees to support increased demand for delivery. March 19, 2020. March 19, 2020. March 18, 2020. March 18, 2020 L.A. March 18, 2020.

Pivoting from Cafe to Provisions: A COVID-19 Success Story

Xtra Chef

All restaurants already have systems in place to do this quickly,” he shares, noting that the supply chain, cold food storage, and food safety knowledge are already there and ready to be used. “A As restaurateurs in the U.S.

What Delivery Customers Expect During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

We’ve already seen restaurants responding with curbside pickup, no-contact delivery, tamper-evident labeling and packaging, heightened food safety and sanitation policies, and more strict health and safety rules for employees. They expect safer food handling.

Tea Trends of 2020


2020 is a leap year, which means an extra 24 hours for tea, which is the only predictable positive trend I see for the year. The new FDA regulations are putting specialty tea imports at risk as they now will need to be produced under the same food safety standard as the USA.

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Staying smart, staying safe, during the coronavirus outbreak. BOHA! makes it possible.


Another reality we’re helping with: employees working while sick because of a lack of paid time off (a serious food safety hazard), or staying home sick – creating a short-staffing nightmare. When it comes to dealing with the coronavirus reality, pro active beats re active every time.

9 Tips to Help Your Restaurant Through the Coronavirus Pandemic


In an unprecedented turn of events, the NBA and NHL have suspended the remainder of their seasons and MLB has suspended spring training and will almost certainly delay the start of the 2020 regular season. Feeding America has a local food bank in your community.

A Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Private Messages: Managers can use to communicate one-on-one with team members, ensure safety in emergencies, follow up on absences, etc. . Task Lists: Increase visibility into safety measures being taken. Blog. A Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hearty BBQ with a Heart: How Mighty Quinn’s Is Adapting

Modern Restaurant Management

Of course, we are also maintaining our hygiene and food safety standards. Customer discounts and free sandwiches for healthcare workers are just two of the ways that the barbeque brand is showing its genuine care and appreciation for the communities it serves.

Virtual Acceleration, Raising the Bar and Insult Monitor

Modern Restaurant Management

US Foods to Acquire Smart Foodservice. US Foods Holding Corp.entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. US Foods Springs into Helping Bars and Grills.

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#CheersUp, PARk it and the Shape of Pasta

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features OpenTable, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, PAR Technology, Tropical Smoothie Café, Bindi, The Shape of Pasta, Crook & Marker, Performance Food Group and Aptar Food + Beverage.

How to Profitably Serve Cold & Sparkling Drinks in a Coffee Shop

Perfect Daily Grind

Your staff are responsible for the beverage’s quality, consistency, and food safety. The market for cold drinks is growing rapidly.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-March 2020-COVID-19 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features foot traffic analysis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, food trends evolving due to Coronavirus and changing shopping behavior. Coronavirus-Driven Food and Consumer Trends. – March 2020].