December 2016

The Future of the Commercial Kitchen

Back in the 1950s, America was fascinated by the home of the future. Publications like Look and Life magazines would regularly profile the yet-to-be designed and built kitchens of the 1990s and 2000s. Fully automated kitchens had push-button controls and ...

5 of the Best College Dining Halls and Food Programs

There was a time when college students across the country went to drab, linoleum-floored cafeterias to eat. They filed into line, sat at crowded tables and ate food that, at best, was forgettable.The cafeterias you probably remember from your college days ...

Educational Nights at Your Restaurant

It’s funny how many people spend their childhoods dreading school. They spend more time looking at the clock than at the chalkboard. They wait for the hour, the day, the year when they won’t have homework, won’t have to rush between classes and won’t have ...

Entertainment Nights at Your Establishment

For many restaurant owners and managers, winter can turn into a continual process of brainstorming ideas about how to get patrons through the doors.Sporting events are always a trusty ally in this effort, but far too often, managers become over-reliant on ...

Seasonal Foods to Excite Customers

When it comes to winter, there seems to be two types of people: those who love it and those who hate it. Those who love it get the most out of it. They’re the grown-up versions of the kids sledding down hills, building snow forts and throwing snowballs. T ...

Extra Maintenance and Design Touches for Winter

In the winter, the number one challenge restaurant owners face when trying to get people to come out to their establishment is the weather. No matter where you are in the country, whether you're looking at piles of dirty snow in the northeast, bracing for ...

4 Restaurant Promotion Ideas to Help You Overcome Seasonal Slowness

You don’t need national statistics to tell you what the colder months and extreme weather do to your business, do you? No, probably not. Simply put, when the weather turns cold, your crowds shrink compared to what you see during warmer weather. Blowing wi ...