The Rise of Sustainable Food Sourcing: Considerations for Seafood Restaurateurs

Modern Restaurant Management

From re-stocking wild populations, reducing overfishing, and creating alternative fuel sources, to creating green jobs, conserving natural biodiversity, and reducing environmental disturbance. Sustainable Food Sourcing Is Worth the Effort. Source Responsibly.

The Future of Food Sourcing


Forager was created with the goal of making locally sourced food more widely available to its surrounding communities. Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis.


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How to source the best coffee for your cafe


If you’re new to the coffee world, knowing where to start when it comes to sourcing the best coffee for your cafe can be daunting. It’s safe to say that a cafe’s success can come down to the quality of the coffee they serve, so it pays to do some due diligence before you take a leap sourcing a particular type or brand of coffee. learn about where they’re sourced and how they’re being roasted – and don’t forget to taste!

Choosing The Right Coffee Blend For Your Business

Perfect Daily Grind

To answer these questions, I spoke to two people who work at Lincoln & York , a private label roaster and supplier who also focus on coffee sourcing and packaging. Café Owner coffee blends coffee sourcing Consistent Flavour Profiles english espresso blend Private Label Roasters

Introducing the Shared-Use Kitchen Industry Report: Your Reliable Source of Data and Insights

The Food Corridor

Or feel like you can’t trust the source, if they have a vested interest, or the data is inconsistent. If you are opening up a new shared kitchen, expanding into a new area, or just exploring the shared-kitchen industry, this report is your trusted source of information and data as you make business-critical decisions. The post Introducing the Shared-Use Kitchen Industry Report: Your Reliable Source of Data and Insights appeared first on The Food Corridor.

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

Goliath Consulting

Multiple Sourcing and Backup. If you haven’t considered multiple sourcing before, now is the time. According to John Davie, CEO of Dining Alliance, “Restaurateurs who are reopening and asking what they should do regarding supply chain should prepare to engage smaller suppliers who have multiple sources of product” (2). Meanwhile, multiple sourcing allows operators to “reduce probability of bottlenecks due to insufficient production capacity to meet peak demand.”


Culinary Cues

With all of the challenges that culinary schools are also facing in this changing business environment, restaurants cannot depend on graduates as their primary source of trained cooks. [] LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT. It is always safe to say: “things change”.

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Culinary Cues

In the restaurant business there are really only two ways to view profit: a very small amount of profit balanced by very significant volume, or a significant amount of profit on far less volume. How you approach the design of your restaurant in this regard will determine nearly everything else.

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How to choose the right coffee beans for your cafe


To talk us through it, guest contributor Kate MacDonnell writes about the different factors that influence coffee bean taste, price, and sourcing, so you can make the best decision for your venue. Choosing coffee beans is about more than just picking something that tastes good.

5 Reasons Why Restaurants Will Benefit Now From Using Local Suppliers

Sculpture Hospitality

This ideology is no different for businesses in the bar and restaurant sector , which have seen a demand for locally-sourced products from their customers over the last few years. Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where the products they buy come from. And with the current health crisis, many people are more familiar with local food suppliers and there is a strong sentiment to support local business.

The Benefits of Guest Feedback in the Hospitality Industry

Social Hospitality

While asking for feedback is a great source of opportunities to innovate and improve , it’s also a perfect way to market your brand online and offline. The hospitality industry is the poster child of customer-centricity and always putting the customers’ needs first. This mindset is now embodied by other industries as well. Customers are now accustomed to a new level of customer care.

London Restaurants and Pubs May Not Reopen ‘Until May’


An anonymous government source threw out a date for an undefined reopening in a Sunday Times report [link

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The benefits of using local suppliers, by Yuma from The Drunken Butler


I said to him, ‘I know you only source French wine, but do you know anyone good for German and Austrian wines?’ Locally sourced produce pays off. When you use locally sourced food the word spreads a little bit further.”. Want to make the most of your carefully sourced products?

Alcohol Delivery & Takeout: Tools & Tips


As restaurants struggle to find sources of revenue, Ohio’s Governor, Mike Dewine, recently announced a change to the laws around the takeout and delivery of alcohol for restaurants in the state of Ohio. […]. Like most of the country, our home state of Ohio is under a stay-at-home order that has severely impacted the restaurant industry.

Social Media Marketing Tips for Restaurant

Restaurant Smart

Photo Source: Several small restaurants have become successful through the power of social media marketing. Most often, this happens when a restaurant’s theme or dish that became viral online. This is the reason why more restaurants are starting to… Read more.

Increasing Your Virtual Presence to Encourage Customer Loyalty

The Restaurant Group

Source: QSR. Source: QSR. Restaurant-to-Consumer Social Media Engagement.

Black Box Intelligence Data: Coronavirus and the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

Source: Black Box Financial Intelligence ™ Full service restaurants in Washington are seeing the most negative effect in terms of lost sales, especially those that are more upscale.*. Source: Black Box Financial Intelligence ™ Restaurant spending seems to be shifting away from full service restaurants towards limited service restaurants, at least initially. Black Box Intelligence issued a report on Coronavirus and the Restaurant Industry.


Culinary Cues

Dining in restaurants is a vehicle for communication, a respite for those who are looking for solace, a place of celebration, an environment for reward, and a source of entertainment that would be impossible to replace. Desperation has sunk in for those of us in the restaurant business. We know that closure is a reality for at least 30 more days and likely longer than that.

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Restaurants

Social Hospitality

If you want to think outside the box, take an excursion to visit the farmer who supplies your ingredients, for example — this would be engaging content, and it would entice people to eat your locally sourced, very fresh fare. Today’s restaurateurs are lucky — gone are the days of massive spending to advertise their offerings to draw in new customers. Instead, many eateries rely solely on the power of social media to pique hungry people’s interest.


Culinary Cues

A period of time working on a farm will build a greater appreciation for the source of ingredients you work with and the commitment of those people who do the work. First and foremost – congratulations on earning your degree or certificate. This is an accomplishment that over the course of your lifetime will reward you tenfold.

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Restaurant Trends in the Farm-to-Table Movement

Next Restaurants

As the demand for healthier and whole foods that were responsibly-sourced grew, the movement officially began. But when guests enjoy farm-to-fork cuisine, it means the ingredients can easily be tracked to a specific source, whether that’s several local farms or one specific farm. Use locally-sourced ads — especially on Google and social media — to target specific customers in your area. The farm-to-table. (or or farm-to-fork) movement is nothing new.

The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Embrace the Suck

Most have to stock those hard to get items that you seem to have a hard time sourcing. Guests in your restaurant are asking where food is sourced and how it is processed. Having worked as a consultant for a large foodservice distributor for 4 years, I learned a lot about their business. A lot of stuff they don’t want you to know!

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The Restaurant Comeback: Dead End BBQ


Source: [link]. Source: [link]. The Restaurant Comeback is a new series featuring the inspiring stories of small businesses surviving and thriving amidst the pandemic.

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Restaurants Save Money with the Right Recycling Practices 

Modern Restaurant Management

Source Separation. Management commitment to “source separation”—i.e. At one major fast food chain, locations that used a bin system for source separation reported a major reduction in overall trash compared to equivalent locations that did not implement such a system.

In Affluent Maryland County, Pandemic Exacerbates Food Insecurity

The Salt

Since March, the number of people who lack a steady source of food has grown. In Montgomery County, a food assistance effort often runs out of prepared meals before it can feed everyone in need. Image credit: Xueying Chang/NPR

Rethink Your Restaurant Tech to Quickly Address Ever-Changing Consumer Demands

Modern Restaurant Management

One Source Solution. Should problems or questions arise, they can be solved with one reliable source, rather than juggling many different software providers. As new challenges arise and consumers demand change, new technology solutions emerge to help restaurant owners keep up.

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Restaurant Menu Ideas That Maximize Your Profit Margin


These items are much cheaper when they are locally-sourced since providers don’t have to factor transportation and storage into their costs. You can maximize your profits and your customers can benefit from a fresh, locally-sourced meal.

Do you think delivery and takeout isn’t right for your restaurant? Think again


The platform was built specifically to avoid the common issues that restaurants run into : Multiple orders coming in from different sources. 2020 was a huge year for off-premise dining. Restaurants had to do whatever they could to survive.

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The Future of Restaurant Design Post COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Additional care should be taken to ensure that the sources of outside air have proper clearances from other building exhaust sources such as grease or toilet exhaust. In a post COVID-19 world, restaurant design must evolve and adapt to the new normal.

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Bottleneck’s New Virtual Brand: Secret Sauce Barbecue

Bottleneck Management

Ghost kitchens have emerged as a business model in response to the rapid growth in consumer demand for restaurant delivery meals, and the lower costs incurred by using kitchen facilities located outside of high-rent, high-foot-trafficked urban locations (source: Wikipedia ).


Culinary Cues

They are my portal, the people whom I know best – my friends, co-workers, source of dismay, and source of inspiration – these are the people with whom I am most connected. I can’t remember where I first saw this picture, but regardless – I found it so telling of the soul of a restaurant worker. Far too often, we assess people based on face value – our first impressions that are sometimes true, but oftentimes – misleading.

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Fewer Seats, More Shelves: How Restaurants are Preparing for the Takeout Order Boom


Source: Yelp ). Source: Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business ). Source: CBS News ). Source: QSR. Since 2014, online ordering for pickup and delivery has grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic. In its early years, digital ordering provided an opportunity to access tech-savvy customers and boost sales. Now, it is crucial that quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants offer the ability to order online.

Restaurant Instagram Marketing: Creating a Strategy for Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

Source: [link] No wonder Instagram has the impact it does. Source: Instagram, @sweetgreen) 3) Establish Aesthetic and Tone Reinforcing your restaurant’s image and creating a visually-appealing Instagram feed go hand in hand. Source: [link] 2) Create a Content Calendar Scheduling your Instagram posts in advance improves time management, especially for a busy restaurant marketer who needs to be on top of taking photos, writing out captions, and figuring out future strategies.

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A New Season


The grapes are sourced from the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC appellation in Abruzzo, Italy. The grapes are 100% Trepat and sourced from DO Cava (Penedes) in the Catalan region of Spain. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in Tupungato Alto Gualtallary in Mendoza, Argentina. images-3.jpeg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: Ushering in spring with some delightful rosés from around the world.

Developing and Promoting Online Events – my podcast interview with facilitation legend Leanne Hughes

Ken Burgin

I’ve known Leanne Hughes for almost a year, and her great work as a workshop designer and presenter has been a constant source of inspiration – from her First Time Facilitator Podcast , her Facebook Group and several in-depth workshops.

Off-Premises? Near Premises: Order Anywhere


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Culinary Cues

Although some may deliver an education without realizing it – restaurateurs and chefs are providing opportunities each day for consumers to learn about the source of food, the people involved in the distribution chain, the ethnic background of the chef and his or her cultural influences, the styles of service passed down through generations, the warmth of spirit that the restaurant owner lays out every day, and the traditions of an industry that is rich and diverse.

Marketplace Collection Laws Present Unique Challenges for the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

Sales tax rates are typically based on either the location of the business (“origin sourcing”) or the destination of the delivery (“destination sourcing”). The pandemic has changed the physical and economic environment in which restaurants operate.

5 Low-Budget Ideas to Promote Your Restaurant

Gecko Hospitality

You can promote your commitment to locally-sourced food or healthy alternatives like meatless Mondays.” You don’t need high overhead to promote your restaurant with a high return. You just need a little creativity and some elbow grease, along with the Internet, to start filling tabletops during happy hour. Here are some of the best ideas for promoting your restaurant with a small marketing budget. You Don’t Need Money to Sell More Entrees.

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How a Customer Loyalty Program Helps Restaurants Keep in Touch with Customers

Focus POS

A good loyalty program isn’t necessarily about saving customers money—it’s about recognizing their contributions to your business and thanking them for their service so they’ll continue to be a trusted revenue source.

Protecting Your Business Against Copyright Laws

Hospitality Insurance Group

If you hire an outside promoter or an outside social media expert, make sure that they are properly sourcing any materials that they may use, including: photographs, video clips, and any voice overs or music. As businesses begin to reopen and promote themselves online, it is important to make sure that you are following the proper copyright laws and regulations.

Butter Coffee: What Is It & Why Do People Drink It?

Perfect Daily Grind

The human body digests MCT oil very quickly; it is an immediate energy source that boosts your metabolism and can support weight loss as part of a balanced diet.

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips for Restaurant (Along with Fresh Content Ideas)


Image Source. proper on Instagram like this – Image Source. I am sharing one of them here – Image Source. Image source. Well, social media is a quite familiar term for everyone! When it comes to building a marketing strategy to increase restaurant business sales , social media and online marketing is an unavoidable element.