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.

COVID-19 Resources for the Restaurant Industry


You can also find more information about COVID-19 in the United States by visiting the following resources: The CDC: COVID-19 Situation Summary. National Restaurant Association (NRA): Coronavirus Information and Resources. COVID-19 & the Restaurant Industry.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Bar Inventory: What is Pour Cost Percentage and How is it Calculated?

Sculpture Hospitality

Understanding your costs is vital for making informed business decisions. When it comes to owning or managing a bar, it’s likely you know just how important successful bar inventory systems and processes are for the profitability of your business. Bar Inventory

How CRM Can Help Restaurants Provide a Better Guest Experience

The Eat Restaurant

This information can be as basic as name and contact information or go in-depth with details like number of visits, food and seating preferences, allergies, birthdays, and anniversaries.

FDA Menu Labeling Requirements | CrunchTime


When the FDA placed requirements for calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants, it meant nutritional information must now be be clearly displayed on menus and menu boards and for salad bars and buffets. All calorie information must be displayed on signs near the foods.

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Your Menu: Nutritional, Calorie, Allergen Data On-Demand


When the FDA placed requirements for calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants, it meant nutritional information must now be be clearly displayed on menus and menu boards and for salad bars and buffets. All calorie information must be displayed on signs near the foods.

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.

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.

How to Create a Restaurant Website

Indoor Media

The first is so that when people use a search engine to find information on your business, your website appears in the results, ideally at the very top. The second is so your website can serve as the primary source for information on your restaurant.

Six Features of Restaurant Operations Dashboards That Drive Results


The roadmap to victory is paved with information that helps guide restaurant managers toward smart decision-making. The 6 Must Have Features of an Effective Restaurant Management Dashboard. All operators want to win.

Honest Wholesale Supplier Helps Bay Area Restaurants Thrive


This means time, money and information. Small restaurants have limited access to information and they don’t have the time nor the resources to perform market research on every inventory item. Reading Time: 3 minutes.


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 will need to seek other forms of financial support: partnerships, informal shares for sale, pay forward programs, etc.

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How to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants

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For more information about eligibility, how much you can get, and what the money can be used for, read our previous post: What the American Rescue Plan Means for Your Restaurant. If you're unsure of anything, check out the SBA's program guide for more information.

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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.

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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Culinary Cues

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

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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.

The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Ah…now is the time for everyone to start speculating about what the restaurant business will look like when all of this craziness is over.

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