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Why a Purchasing Partner is the Best Choice for a Small Restaurant

Many consumers are dining less and less at large chains and are instead opting to support independent local restaurants. Despite this shift, running a small restaurant comes with its own unique challenges. Keeping overhead at a manageable level can be difficult for these businesses. The unfortunate truth is that even the most popular restaurant in […]

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The Future of the Greek Yogurt Trend

The Greek yogurt market has seen incredible growth in the past few years and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. People are drawn to Greek yogurt for its unique texture and health benefits. Like traditional yogurt, it is available in a wide variety of flavors as well as plain. The plain version is a […]

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The Benefits of Working with Regional Suppliers

There are many factors to weigh when choosing suppliers for your hospitality business. Pricing and quality products are always a high priority, but what about their geographic location? Partnering with regional suppliers can benefit your business in many ways. In many cases, regional suppliers are able to provide higher quality service and value than their […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Working with a New Supplier

There is a lot to consider when seeking out a new supplier. The right supplier will have more to offer than just competitive pricing. Even small details are a big deal in the hospitality industry, so every supplier, large or small, must be thoroughly vetted to ensure they meet your business’s quality standards. Here are […]

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When Product Substitutions Can be Good for Your Business

Brand consistency is an important factor to success in the hospitality industry.  Customers will continue to return to an establishment if they know they can rely on a consistent experience each time they visit.  Striving for consistency can make many purchasing professionals sticklers for brand loyalty. However, there are times when product substitutions can not […]

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Using Big Data to Track Dining Trends

Big Data is more than just a buzz word. Restaurants, hotels, and casinos all utilize advanced business intelligence solutions to increase revenue and manage relationships with their customers. Data science has made it possible for businesses to market to their customers in ways they never thought possible. Gaining a deeper understanding of their customer base […]

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4 Areas Where Restaurants Can Increase Their Conservation Efforts

Increasing conservation efforts in your restaurant is not only good for the environment, it can also translate into savings to your bottom line. Many restaurants lose a great deal of money each year to water, energy and food waste. The good news is that it can be simple to avoid these losses by making a […]

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How the Culture of Convenience is Shaping the Food Industry

In recent years, Millennials have led the charge in the now widely-adopted convenience culture. When it comes to dining, consumers have come to expect on-demand services and flexible delivery options. Restaurants, cafes, and hotels have had to diversify their offerings to maintain their market share. With so many restaurants now offering speedy delivery services, consumers […]

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Waste Reduction Tips for Restaurants

The food industry loses a staggering amount of money each year to food waste. Food waste can have a big effect on a restaurant’s bottom line, but in many cases, it can be avoided. First, it’s important to understand where food waste is occurring in your kitchen. Have a system in place for tracking which […]

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Reacting to Negative Online Reviews

Social media has made it easier than ever for a customer to share their opinions with the world, which can have a positive impact on your business. The majority of reviews posted online are favorable. Online review sites are a great way to get exposure for your restaurant, hotel, or other business. But what if […]

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