Your Instacart Information Might Be on the Dark Web


In a new report, Buzzfeed News finds that information like names, the last four digits of credit card numbers, addresses, and order histories from over 250,000 Instacart accounts were being sold in “dark web stores.” Denver Post via Getty Images.

Restaurant Owners Rush to Implement Systems for Recording Contact Tracing Information




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The Best Takeout in Knoxville


Industry Information Best Takeout Knoxville TakeoutThe Best Takeout Restaurants in Knoxville (According to Us). As people look to take a break from kitchen duties, feeding their families every night during social distancing, KaTom is suggesting some takeout restaurants for a handful of cities across the country. Some of these eateries were founded specifically for grab-and-go convenience, while others just got into the to-go business because of this new normal.

Where Did Hamburgers Originate?


Industry Information history meatThe History of Hamburgers.

The Future of Ghost Kitchens


Industry Information ghost kitchens restaurant businessGhost Kitchens Deliver a New Business Model. The landscape of the restaurant industry is constantly changing, but increased customer demand for delivery has ushered in operational changes and new business models.

Rediscovering Root Beer


Industry Information drink history Root BeerWhat is Root Beer? Root beer is a sweet, carbonated beverage with a unique flavor based on sassafras root, along with a blend of dozens of other spices, roots, and herbs. The original root beer ingredients vary wildly depending on which drink you credit as the original root beer.

The Restaurant Industry’s New Normal


You can use the information below as an easy reference of some ideas you can incorporate into your own plan to reopen a restaurant after a coronavirus shutdown. Industry Information covid-19 Reopening a RestaurantHow to Reopen a Restaurant After a Coronavirus Shutdown. As areas across America slowly establish a new normal, restaurant owners are working to figure out how they can protect the health and safety of their employees and customers.

Alcohol To-go During COVID-19


To stay informed as local and state governments continue to adapt to the ongoing crisis, check your local or state restaurant association website, your state department guidelines, and your local liquor board for the most up-to-date information. Industry Information alcohol laws Alcohol To-go Carry out delivery To-goAlcohol To-go Laws to Keep Restaurants Open. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the restaurant industry hard.

New spaces, more voices: OpenTable’s new restaurant content hubs


OpenTable for Restaurants is the go-to spot for all OpenTable product information, where you’ll find details about solutions for operations, marketing, and hospitality. Insider Information

Hungry for Content? Listen to The Vollrath Feed


Industry Information News and Trends service industry VollrathVollrath Serves Up a New Podcast for the Foodservice Industry. At a time when the COVID-19 crisis has required most of the population to stay home and forced restaurants, bars, and hotels into drastic operational shifts, many of us are left with extra time on our hands.

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

Hot Schedules

Accurate allergen information is critical to guarantee your guests’ safety. Plus, making sure information is easily accessible helps deliver a positive customer experience. As dishes are created or adjusted, their nutritional value and allergen information update automatically. It can also be tough on your staff if they aren’t equipped with the right information in real-time. Oftentimes, the information is difficult to interpret, and could be outdated.

The Facts About Fake Meat


We’ll sink our teeth into this new trend and give you all the information you need to make room on your menu for a growing industry. Again, there are so many different brands of plant-based burger that we can’t speak in generalities, and you’ll need to look at the nutritional information for each individual one. Industry Information News and Trends Fake Meat Plant-based MeatFake Meat: Facts and Fallacies.

To help restaurants reopen, OpenTable offers new features and price cuts for 2020


Insider Information Top BannerThe restaurant industry is being hit hard by COVID-19 with millions of hospitality workers out of work. OpenTable is committed to supporting the restaurant community and we recognize the road to recovery will be long and difficult. That’s why we’re excited to announce two new initiatives to help restaurants successfully reopen their businesses. First, an enhanced restaurant management platform.

Inis Mór, Aran Islands #TasteTheIsland Travel Guide [AD]

Gastro Gays

Sponsored by Discover Ireland Did you know Ireland is Europe’s third-largest island? Only behind the UK and Iceland in size, Ireland, being an island itself, also boasts little collections of smaller islands off its mainland… The post Inis Mór, Aran Islands #TasteTheIsland Travel Guide [AD] appeared first on GastroGays.

Diner Insights: How people feel about eating out again


Data Crunching Insider InformationAs restaurant operators navigate the coronavirus pandemic, they need to understand how diners are feeling and anticipate their changing behaviors. How confident do people feel about heading back to restaurants?

Stay Golden in Music City


Industry Information News and TrendsBrewing Better Coffee with Stay Golden & FETCO. Since opening in Nashville, Tenn., in July 2018, the folks at Stay Golden have raised the bar for coffee operations in Music City and beyond; their offerings now include two restaurants, a roastery, and retail and wholesale products.

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KaTom’s College Sanitation Solutions


Contact KaTom for more information about a customized sanitation plan and quote for your college or university. Industry Information covid-19 sanitationPreparing for COVID-19 on Campus. The COVID-19 pandemic that began impacting the United States in the early months of 2020 forced many colleges to adjust their spring semesters for the safety of faculty and students.

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How a Restaurant Pre-Shift Meeting Improves Communication and Profits

The Restaurant Expert

High school is great training ground for learning all about reputation management when we have to go around educating everyone about what is and isn’t true about us, repairing relationships that fall victim to false information and misunderstandings. They start chatter and rumors on partial information or just plain make things up. Management often has to spend hours trying to dispel false information and rumors and repair employee relationships.

National Sandwich Day 2020


Industry Information Food History National Food Holidays Regional FoodWeird Sandwiches for National Sandwich Day. November 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

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Plant Butter


News and Trends Common Ingredients Cooking Tips Nutritional InformationWhat is Plant Butter? Plant butter, or plant-based butter, is butter alternative made with oils from plants such as almonds, olives, and avocados.

What is Lard


Industry Information food trends history trendsWhat is Lard? “Just like Grandma used to make” is certainly a compliment and callback to nostalgic Sunday dinners where everything tasted just a bit better than it does nowadays. This feeling is usually attributed to the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia – but what if Grandma really did cook differently? In fact, what if Grandma was cheating? I’m talking, of course, about lard. The History & Modern Uses of Lard.

The Best States to Open a Restaurant


Industry Information restaurant advice restaurant businessThe Best States to Open a Restaurant. Starting a business is practically synonymous with the American Dream. Take a good idea, mix in some money (and a lot of hard work), and it can grow into something special. Unfortunately, any idea, no matter how good, can fail to reach its potential if there isn’t a market for it to thrive in.

Investigating the Nooks & Crannies of English Muffins


Industry Information bake baking breakfastWhat is an English Muffin? English muffins were indeed created by an Englishman, but the baked goods we recognize as English muffins today were invented in America.

Vegetables 101


Industry Information nutrition vegetablesWhat is a Vegetable? Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. I mean, you can put whatever you want in yours – I’m not the fruit salad police – but I personally would feign an emergency to avoid eating a fruit salad with tomatoes in it.

Sanitation Report: New & Improved Gel Hand Sanitizer


Industry Information covid-19 sanitationIntroducing a New Gel Sanitizer Formula from Clean Up by KaTom. When we set out to create our Clean Up by KaTom hand sanitizer, the early weeks of the pandemic and skyrocketing demands for hand sanitizer drained supply chains of isopropyl alcohol and ethanol. Even large-scale producers such as Gojo, Rubbermaid, and Purell were sold out with no raw materials expected for months.

Jam, Jelly, and Other Fruit Spreads


Industry Information breakfast history trendsJam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves vs. Marmalade. Jam and jelly, preserves and marmalades – these spreads are all variations on a theme. Take some delicious fruit, add lots of sugar, and cook it down until it becomes nearly solid, then spread it on a piece of bread, a muffin, a burger, or some slices of cured meat (a bit too fancy for our taste). However, the origin of these tasty spreads boils down to practicality, rather than culinary delight.

Local Insights: Tap into industry trends and benchmark reporting to reopen with confidence


Restaurants can make more confident decisions if armed with the right information. Insider Information OpenTable Tips

5 Examples of Customer Service Innovation in Hospitality

Social Hospitality

For example, taking and processing orders, accommodating new arrivals at hotels and venues, processing booking and customer information, processing check-outs faster, and much more. The hospitality industry constantly changes and evolves in the face of new industry and consumer trends.

15 Best Restaurant Feedback Questions

The Eat Restaurant

Gathering information about your guests' experience is now key for gaining comprehensive insights about your restaurant's performance and getting a competitive edge In the rising competitive environment of the restaurant industry, customer feedback has become more valuable than ever.

What is PAR Level and Why is it Important in Restaurant Inventory Management?

Sculpture Hospitality

Proper food and beverage inventory management is one of the most important processes that any restaurant can implement into their backend operations. That’s because poor ordering decisions lead to wasted money.

MRM’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

We are proud that readers turned to MRM as a resource and hope they found the information to be useful. We provided information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We provided more information on PPP.

Should You Clean, Sanitize or Disinfect?


There is a ton of information out there from the CDC and the Environment Protection Agency that gives you guidelines on how to keep your restaurants up to date on running safely. What’s more important to do in a restaurant, clean, sanitize or disinfect?

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Culinary Cues

When you hire a person you own the responsibility to inform, train, teach, and improve their abilities.

7 Tips for Hospitality Marketing During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

With this information in hand, you might be able to predict what’s coming next. As worldwide markets continue to feel the pain of COVID-19, companies of every size are suffering from the effects. However, no one understands the consequences more than the travel and hospitality industries. The impact of Coronavirus on restaurants and hotels has been insurmountable. . This pandemic has forced most companies to reevaluate their financial plans and marketing strategies.

5 Best Restaurant Facebook Pages & How to Use Facebook at Your Restaurant

App Institute

Facebook pages have become much more than just a place to share information about your restaurant and gain followers. They are now more like mini-websites that include all the information that potential customers need to know about your restaurant.

The Future of Restaurant Technology

Goliath Consulting

According to Rob Carpenter, founder and CEO of Valyant AI, a Colorado-based artificial intelligence company focused on QSR customer service, “AI ultimately provides an intelligent, convenient and informed customer service experience by way of improved order speed and accuracy” (5).

How Food Operations Data Assists Your Social Media Campaigns


Your food operations data can inform your social media decision making. The connection between your food operations data and social media marketing is stronger than you think. Social media marketing is a tool that can promote specific menu items at specific stores. food operations management data analytics and reporting

Restaurant Success Is Closer Than You Think

Embrace the Suck

These formal coaching sessions will stimulate unlimited numbers of informal coaching conversations where the leader and the team evaluate how their “ flight plan” is working.

How to choose the right coffee beans for your cafe


Making an informed choice, and being able to talk about those choices with your customers, is how you take your coffee to the next level and provide an awesome guest experience every day. Choosing coffee beans is about more than just picking something that tastes good.


Culinary Cues

Possible strategy: Be proactive with a well defined, enhanced sanitation and food handling protocol for your restaurant and relay this information to your guests. You must leverage all of the avenues for bringing information to the public and will likely find a need to bring a new position to your payroll: Social Media Manager. You will need to seek other forms of financial support: partnerships, informal shares for sale, pay forward programs, etc.

How to Calculate Food Cost in 2020 (The Ultimate Guide)

The Eat Restaurant

Whether you're putting together a menu for your newly opened restaurant, trying to budget for weekly expenditures, or thinking about implementing menu engineering practices, calculating food cost is one of the most essential pieces of information you can possess as a restaurant owner/operator.

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How to Build Your Nail Salon’s Menu

Indoor Media

Building a list is about providing information to your current and potential customers in a clear, accessible format so that they can make informed buying decisions. When we say “Nail Salon Menu,” we’re talking about your salon’s list of services.

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Using a Social Media Strategy to Market Your Business


We were suddenly given access to information that we thought we could live without. Social media has grown increasingly popular over the last 15 years. At the end of 2006, Facebook was made public. This kick started the social media craze that we all now experience in our daily lives.