It used to be said that “time is money,” but that old adage isn’t so accurate anymore. In this day and age, sometimes going the extra mile resonates with customers. One of 2019’s major trends is a shift to a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious dining experience. Millennials are more financially secure, which means they’re having […]
It seems like the restaurant industry continues to get more competitive every year. How do you keep up? How do you stay relevant? What if you’re just starting out? The first step to any of those questions is to establish an achievable, reliable and simple business plan. When you’re trying to get your restaurant up […]
For the first time since 1999, the Minnesota Food Code may be changing. The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture complied a 258 page document proposing changes to the Minnesota Food Code.
So what do you have to do with the changing patterns in our market? To understand the changing consumer, I think we should take a step back from within the industry and look at how our own habits have changed.
We all know the impact that Jeff Bezos’ empire has had on the retail industry, but restaurants? I know that they will continue to provide an option to operators that cannot effectively source specific items from the typical distribution partners, but will they really have an impact on consumers? Well, they are trying.
I had the opportunity to go to China last month, and was blown away – literally and figuratively. Literally because our trip was extended when Typhoon Haima hit Hong Kong on the day of our scheduled departure. Figuratively because the country is in such rapid transition that it is difficult for a visitor to grasp the scale of these changes.
Feeding a school full of children is not a job to be taken lightly. School nutrition directors, a job I didn’t even know existed, work hard to serve healthy and nutritious meals to children in school cafeterias every day. And it’s not only about lunch.
As I continued to explore the show I did stop in to listen to some of the seminars held by industry leaders. It was interesting to me how much focus there was on Millennials during the seminars I attended.
Imagine being a cook in a restaurant. You study at a culinary institute, pay tens of thousands of dollars on an education…
Chipotle is closed for lunch today. But the meteoric rise to the top of the fast casual dining segment is thanks to its corporate recipe of equal parts…