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Beyond reusable cups: reducing waste in cafés
In the wake of ABC's War on Waste, the movement against takeaway beverage cups has reached fever-pitch.
According to the War on Waste, 52 mega tonnes of waste are generated in Australia a year. After the show aired — exposing the fact that 98 percent of single use coffee cups are unrecyclable — reusable cup manufacturer KeepCup saw a 690 percent spike in sales enquiries, while frank green saw sales of their SmartCup increase tenfold...
The Ideal Occasion to Have a Barbecue
Having a barbecue is an ideal get together. There seems something magic about a group of people congregating around an outdoor cooking place to enjoy themselves while having their food prepared live. It is something people enjoy spontaneously, so when the weather is good you head out and fire up the barbecue (74 percent)...
Let's Talk Umami Factor: Preserved Lemons
I first came across preserved lemons on a trip to NYC back in 2012. A seemingly ordinary pasta dish suddenly became extraordinary with the addition of one simple ingredient. There was a slight citrus in the dish, but not overpowering; it was soft and subtle, and its aroma rivaled that of my favorite garlic.
Preserved lemons have practical and humble origins. Used heavily in Moroccan and Middle Eastern cooking, preserving lemons was an affordable way to use them long after the season ended. Though making them is easy enough, it’s time you'll need. Preserved lemons need a good 3-4 weeks (but can sit longer) to cure. But once set, these babies will last you awhile...
Use Elon Musk's Communication Philosophy to Make Your Team More Efficient
It makes sense that Elon Musk, whose businesses are based on throwing out existing industry rulebooks and going his own way, doesn’t have much use for a customary office hierarchy.
In an email sent to the Tesla staff obtained by Inc., Musk explains how a communication pattern that funnels power to just one leader can be harmful to innovation...
How Houston's Food Community Is Coming Together After Hurricane Harvey—And How You Can Help
As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate the Gulf Coast, Houston and the surrounding region are only beginning to reckon with a recovery process that experts are saying could take years. With first responders and government agencies consumed by immediate, life-saving rescue operations, civilian volunteers have played a crucial role in assisting the thousands of Texans who have been displaced by the storm. Unsurprisingly, the Houston restaurant community has stepped up as a major leader in relief efforts, donating meals to first responders, hosting fundraisers, and simply comforting members of the community—even as they face the repercussions of the storm for their own families and businesses...
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Why It Is Important to Have the Right Meal Deal
Promote your meal deals online to increase your traffic.
Your goal as a restaurateur is to fill your tables day after day.
When your tables go empty, you start to worry. Perhaps it crosses your mind that a meal deal is the way to go.
As part of your overall marketing strategy, the right meal bundles can help you keep your restaurant full at any time of day – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In this article, we look at why it is important to have the right meal deal to fill your restaurant and improve your profits...
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