Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry

Goliath Consulting

Since the start of the pandemic, safety measures such as social distancing, lockdowns and mask-wearing have completely changed our understanding of how consumers spend on food. Meanwhile, sales at cafes, fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, and casual-dining establishments fell by 27 percent.

Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on the Restaurant Supply Chain

Goliath Consulting

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to us all just how interconnected our food system is in the US if not, the world. The supply chain failure and the domino effect of its impact have been a wake-up call for even the veterans of the food industry. by Bora Kang.

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Managing Bar Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Goliath Consulting

Reopening restaurants with current supply chain issues makes this once rare scenario seem to be a weekly occurrence. With the increasingly frustrating variables in the current restaurant industry, beverage supply chain does not need to be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Innovative Models Keep Restaurant Revenue and Supply Chain Flowing

Modern Restaurant Management

” Reviving The Supply Chain. Now more than ever, it is important for restaurants to maintain a healthy connection with their supply chain. If restaurants aren’t ordering as much food to serve in house, suppliers end up with a backlog of perishable goods.

How Delivery Services Are  Impacting Restaurant Supply Chains 

Modern Restaurant Management

While food delivery is nothing new, breakout services like Uber Eats and DoorDash have capitalized on what customers want most: convenience. According to Forbes , by the year 2025, the online food delivery industry will reach $200 billion.

What Food Supply Chain News Means to You and Your Restaurant

Cheetah

Today’s economy is driven by consumer demand, which means that staying informed about the forces driving the food industry is leverage, especially for small and medium-sized restaurants. Meet Our Food Supply Chain Specialist. Need help making sense of food supply chain news?

OUR DAILY BREATH: PROBLEMS WITH THE CENTRALIZED FOOD SYSTEM

Culinary Cues

It became obvious to some that putting all of our eggs in one basket was not a wise decision for our country, a decision that could lead to a breakdown of the food production/distribution system if conditions turned sour. Just an opinion: Food for thought.

Reduce Prep Work & Increase Profit Margins with Pre-Cut Foods

Cheetah

Programs like Cheetah Just-In-Time (JIT) enable restaurants to buy prepped food, significantly reduce prep work and focus back-of-house activities on the things that matter most. Prepping Food is Costing You a Lot of Money. Finer food for higher profit margins.

5 Things to Look For When Picking the Right Commissary Kitchen for your Food Truck

Cheetah

In case you haven’t noticed, the food truck market is on the rise , which means you need to up your game. Before Covid-19, commissary kitchens were simply a place for food trucks to park overnight. From a food truck operator’s perspective, this is excellent news.

How Have Catering Supplies Transformed in 2019?

Modern Restaurant Management

Catering supplies have evolved with these trends, and items such as biodegradable and reusable packaging have been introduced. With more people waking up to the climate emergency, customers are demanding eco-friendly catering supplies. Household names such as McDonald’s and Pepsi have pledged to make big changes to their catering supplies. Other catering supplies that have been adapted to meet environmental demands include cooking equipment.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP WHEN IT SEEMS TO BE IN SHORT SUPPLY

Culinary Cues

Leaders need to understand that the majority of these independent operators are good at two things: making consistently good food, and providing real service for guests that they work hard at knowing and caring for.

Demand Planning to Help Food Suppliers Weather the Next Storm

Cheetah

The cold blast continues to upend supply chains, resulting in restaurants having to throw out expired food, grocery stores to close early amid stock shortages and residents to struggle to find basic necessities. The food industry is by far one of the biggest industries in the world.

A Buyer’s Guide to Disposable Restaurant Supplies & Consumables

Harbor Touch

Disposable restaurant supplies are the new staple throughout bars and restaurants during the ongoing health crisis. Choosing the proper disposable supplies can be tricky given the multitude of options on the market. Plastic disposable supplies. Foam disposable supplies.

Food delivery in the COVID-19 climate

Deliverect

With the closure of restaurant dine-in services to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, online food ordering has become a crucial business model overnight. Online food delivery has been skyrocketing in the past few years, so many restaurants already have a solid delivery model in place.

Has the Pandemic Changed Food Costing Structures?

Modern Restaurant Management

The increase in demand and ongoing supply chain issues have contributed greatly to changes in food costing structures in recent months – and restaurants have been hit the hardest. Did forecasted demand decreases result in lower supplies of certain products?

How to Calculate Food Cost Percentage

Restaurant Clicks

Food cost is the profit earned from selling food minus the cost of ingredients. Food cost is calculated as a percentage. The cost of food gives insight into how profitable a restaurant or bar is. What Food Cost Says About Your Profits. Food Sales = $15,000.

10 Tips for Promoting Sustainability in the Food Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic led to fluctuations in domestic producer prices, particularly in the food sector , according to the U.S. Combine the rising prices of food with the drive to be more sustainable, and we have reached the point where we need to reduce, reuse, and shop local.

Food Delivery Ideas: How to Deliver Food While Maximizing Your Restaurant’s

7 Shifts

We’ll show you how to deliver food and offer takeout while maximizing profits. Are there any tips for food delivery and takeout inventory management? How do you market food delivery and takeout? Base your food inventory orders on data rather than gut feelings.

As Americans Return To Dining, Restaurants See Trouble Procuring Supplies

The Salt

food supply chain, which was already experiencing disruptions due to labor shortages across the board We take a look at how re-opening restaurants has put a strain on the U.S.

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 The Pandemic Has Evolved The Online Restaurant Food Delivery Market

The Restaurant Times

Even though the industry has suffered heavy losses, the online restaurant food delivery market is playing a lead role in terms of recovery. Judicious use of technology is one of the factors that can be attributed to the evolution of the restaurant food delivery market.

3 Steps to Get Your Business Ready for the Restaurant Reopening

Cheetah

The pandemic has brought us face to face with the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain in all industries. Local food producers and manufacturing facilities have been operating at reduced capacities and battling employee coronavirus outbreaks. Reading Time: 5 minutes.

Food Service Manager Career – Ultimate Guide

360Training

Pop culture likes to tell us that working in food service is a dead-end job. In a job market where most companies don’t even consider current employees forpromotion , the food service industry is one of the few places in America where you can start at the bottom and end up at the top.

How to Transition Your Food Business to Delivery or Ecommerce

The Food Corridor

Two common themes are food businesses transitioning to online ordering for delivery or curbside pickup, and others turning to an ecommerce model. Transition to Food Delivery or Ecommerce. Sites like Kitsap Fresh and Fresh Food Revolution allow you to sell to local consumers online.

Chicago and Oakland McDonald’s Workers Win COVID-19 Protections After Months of Substandard Supplies and Training

EATER

Fast-food and other service workers have faced increased risks on the job during the pandemic, often without adequate protections or hazard pay. Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images.

Food Safety Never Takes a Holiday 

Modern Restaurant Management

With the season of food and Thanksgiving when holiday food is at the forefront, what are defined standards and procedures that restaurants should keep top-of-mind to set the expectations regarding food handling and preparation during the holiday rush? With an influx of customers at peak dining times and an increase in the volume of prep work, some employees may feel pressure to sacrifice food safety for speed.

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).

Elevate Your Food Safety Culture to Survive the COVID Crisis and Future Ones

Modern Restaurant Management

A good first step is to elevate your food safety culture. How Food Safety Culture Has Changed. Food safety used to mean “what you do when no one is watching.” Design Equipment Operations food safety crisis management food safety culture Crisis Management Food Safety

AI Food Intelligence and Now Serving Democracy

Modern Restaurant Management

Tastewise, an AI-powered food intelligence solution, launched in the UK. With real-time data into consumer behavior data, the solution offers immediate, location-specific food and beverage insights into an industry that is changing faster than ever before.

As Food Supply Chain Breaks Down, Farm-To-Door CSAs Take Off

The Salt

Community Supported Agriculture programs that sell a weekly box of produce directly to consumers are popular amid concerns about grocery shopping during the pandemic. Image credit: Full Belly Farm

COVID-19 Fuels Growth in Organic Food Options

Modern Restaurant Management

This has dramatically impacted the core of the food and restaurant industries, specifically healthy and organic food. Eating organic is by no means a new concept brought on by the pandemic, but the shift in mindsets has thrust this niche food sector into overdrive.

Food tech: a must for the modern restaurant business

Deliverect

Running a successful restaurant business isn’t just about preparing tasty food and serving it to your diners. Today’s consumer wants a unique, personalized food experience that may not even take place in your restaurant. The answer is food technology.

Waste Reduction for Better Food and Increased Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

Until recently, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners was mainly a foodservice consulting company for schools and other large institutions, and we catered food to preschools on the side. This way, we eliminate spoiled food and over-production.

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Stretch Your Bulk Food Purchases with Food Preservation

Cheetah

Buying food in bulk is a great way to save money and stop worrying about an empty fridge. Cooks have been turning fruit into jam, pickling vegetables, curing meat, and using other food preservation techniques for centuries. For My Family Bulk Food Lifehack Supplies

Grocery Chains ‘Nervous’ About Thanksgiving Food Supply as COVID-19 Rates Rise

EATER

According to NBC , Kroger, Publix, and H-E-B have all limited purchases of staples like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and paper towels to ensure more people get what they need. Which supplies are being limited is an interesting look into regional spending. Shutterstock.

How to Improve Food Safety Culture

360Training

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. What is Food Safety Culture?

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Problem

Transact

It doesn’t matter whether you work in the front or the back of the house; food safety is everyone’s problem. Everyone, from the server to the busboy to the line cook, has to know basic food handling procedures. . Most food safety problems can be eliminated by doing the job properly. . Wash hands thoroughly and store food properly. Eliminate food stains and reduce the risk of contamination. . Take special care of storing ingredients and cooked food.

Technology that Enables Automation Can Ensure Safety and Success

Modern Restaurant Management

Technology will be vital in the months – and years – ahead as the pandemic continues to change the conversation about food safety. Restaurants now must prioritize the overall safety of the restaurant environment, in addition to addressing food safety itself.

Restaurant Food Costs: Your Complete Guide

Xtra Chef

Food costs are one of the most significant factors of a restaurant’s success. Knowing your restaurant food costs helps with menu pricing, affects prime costs, and plays an integral part in remaining profitable. But managing restaurant food costs can be challenging.

The Rise of Sustainable Food Sourcing: Considerations for Seafood Restaurateurs

Modern Restaurant Management

Globally, aquaculture supplies more than 50 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption—and that percentage will continue to rise, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sustainable Food Sourcing Is Worth the Effort.

Food That Travels Well for Delivery: Tips for COVID-19

7 Shifts

Whether you have been offering delivery and takeout for years, or have had to make a recent pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know which food travels best for delivery—and how to change up your menu to stay profitable while dine-in isn't an option.

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Managing Restaurant Food Inventory When Moving to Delivery Only

Restaurant365

Successful restaurant operations, in any kind of economy, depend on well-managed restaurant food inventory. No matter what business model your restaurant is operating on, managing your restaurant inventory helps you prevent waste, lower your food cost, and maximize your bottom line.

From Surviving to Thriving: Re-Capturing Potential Lost Expense in Food Waste

Modern Restaurant Management

While the primary concern during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic should be physical health and getting food to people in order for them to stay alive and healthy, the impact of the virus on the restaurant industry has been tremendous. Equipment Operations combating food waste Food Waste

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