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A Food Safety Modernization Act Checklist for Restaurants

Most companies complain that it feels like walking in a fog to try to sort out FSMA rules, subsequent amendments, exceptions and Federal Register notices. Additionally, there is always some question about which category is right for each business.

Restaurant Data 101: A Guide to Getting Started

Owning a restaurant comes with plenty of responsibilities. From managing staff, schedules, and customer experience, you’re always burning the candle at both ends. You’ve heard about the importance of collecting restaurant data but you might feel like you don’t have the time to dig into it.

5 Tips to Make Your Food More Instagram-Worthy

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and seen mouth-watering food that made you want to run out and order it for yourself? If you have, then you know exactly why restaurants are trying to take advantage of this trend.

Serverless Computing is About to Revolutionize Restaurants and Retail

June 26, 1974 was a cool, early summer day in Troy, Ohio. At 8:01 a.m., a supermarket cashier scanned a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum for a shopper. The cost was 67 cents.This simple transaction marked a retail revolution as this was the first item ever scanned with now ubiquitous UPC Barcode.

When You’re Not Fast Food, but Need to be Faster

There’s good news and bad news for the full-service restaurant industry. On one hand, people still love eating out. Consumer spending at restaurants was $605 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 4 percent in two years, according to the U.

Should Restaurants Cater More to Vegans?

Going “vegan” was once seen as an extreme choice of deprivation. What about chocolate? Eggs? Cheese? Bacon? How could a person really give up all those flavors?Veganism seemed to struggle for a long time to find its footing, but in recent years, the lifestyle choice has exploded in popularity.

Why America's Food Safety Culture is Broken

Over the past year, I have met more than 100 highly dedicated, thoughtful food safety leaders—and they are an anxious lot. You see, they know better than every executive, investor, regulator, and customer how broken the American food safety system is.

Does Canned Food Affect Our Health?

Many people around the world believe that eating canned food can be bad for your health. Some people claim that canned foods simply are less nutritious compared to fresh foods whereas others believe that the actual packaging may negatively affect the food inside.

Expert Tips for Restaurants to Prepare and Recover from a Hurricane

With Hurricane Florence barreling toward the East Coast, preparation is key for restaurants. Here is a complete guide from Steritech, a leader in food safety and service excellence assessments for a range of industries, including restaurants, hospitality, convenience, and grocery.

How to Soar Restaurant Revenue with Email Marketing

One of the most primary concerns for every full-service restaurant operator is revenue.  Stalled cash flow equals lots of problems for a restaurant. There’s no way to pay for staff, supplies or even rent if customers aren’t coming in the door.

How to Court Today's Seafood Consumer

High stress is in the DNA of the foodservice business. Operators today, however, are under even more pressure, dealing with labor shortages or automation that is coming to market almost up to the task.

The Dos & Don'ts of Professional Food Photography

If photography is the art of making a second last forever then why not make it part of an amazing culinary experience? And what if that was all it took for a diner to stop and actually walk through the door of your establishment? It can happen.

Romaine, Blockchain, and the Future of Food Safety

Romaine lettuce dominated headlines this spring, when nearly 100 people became ill after eating romaine tainted with E.coli. This particular strain of bacteria was especially strong, with half of the people affected requiring hospitalization.

How to Market Your Restaurant Online

You want to occupy some sort of digital space—to increase your brand’s recognition and entice new customers. From a marketing perspective, there are a lot of factors that you must consider to ensure a successful campaign, and this can be achieved by using a range of different platforms.