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How Restaurants Can Change Perceptions About Private Dining, and Why They Should

Although private dining is growing in popularity nationwide, many consumers still have the perception that it’s an indulgence, or only reserved for special occasions. This couldn’t be further from the truth, with many restaurant owners reporting that small parties (those with groups of 10 to 15 people) actually put less strain on a restaurant’s space and existing operations.

3 Ways to Use Yelp for Restaurant Marketing

Online reviews have been shown to influence 67.7 percent of purchasing decisions, according to Moz.84 percent of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation (Bright Local data)74 percent of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business moreWhile there are several platforms you could be looking at, Yelp is definitely one of the most effective marketing spaces online with 142 million unique users per month.

8 Tips for Safely Shipping Fresh Seafood

Have you ever watched “Deadliest Catch” and wondered, "How do these captains get their freshly caught crab off to the market from Alaska?" You’re not alone. Transporting fresh or frozen fish and seafood requires a great deal of planning to ensure that not only the right equipment is used, but making sure your catch gets to its destination in top-quality shape.

6 Questions with Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson has learned that honest conversation and working together are key strategies to success in the restaurant business. He’s taken these strategies and put them in action with US Foods for their annual touring forum called Talk Shop Live! Samuelsson has visited Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Austin, Texas; and Durham, North Carolina, since the tour’s 2018 kick-off in September.