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Food Prices Rising in 2017: How Your Restaurant Can Stay Ahead
Today, we are seeing a rapid adoption of new technology across the restaurant ecosystem, while also hearing that technology is helping to improve the overall guest experience.
In addition to this growth, restaurant owners have benefited from declining food costs in an economy with food prices rising. According to the most recent USDA report, food costs are down 2.2% year-over-year while restaurant prices are up 2.4%.
With all the significant costs that go into restaurant management, food costs and labor continue to be the biggest variables each year. Controlling these rising costs will be much more simple if your restaurant takes control of its inventory management.
Looking Ahead to 2017 - Food Prices Rising...
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Flavour of the month Asparagus
Green asparagus is by far the most popular variety in Australia and is available as thick, medium or mini spears
There's no other vegetable that signifies spring like asparagus. The fleshy root system of the plant lies dormant during winter, and as the weather warms up the asparagus crown reawakens and sends up spears, growing at up to two centimetres per hour.
Location Location Location - It's The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Food Business
You probably know it's all about location location location. But, did you know it’s the single most important thing you can do for your food business?
In fact, one study shows that restaurant location has a significant effect on brand preference and overall brand equity.
While creating your menu is probably your top priority, you want to put location at the very top of your list...
Trends in Chef WearPhoto Courtesy of Chef Works
While you may not see many of today's chefs rocking the toque blanche (the traditional chef’s hat which has become an icon in its own right), the white, double-breasted jacket is still the standard uniform found in most kitchens today. But in a world where anything goes, many chefs are taking kitchen uniforms into their own hands.
For those tired of donning the same whites in the kitchen for the last twenty years, you're in luck! Many chefs are expanding their wardrobe and trading in their whites for charcoals and even blacks. Not only does a darker color instantly update your look, but it’s easier to mask splatters or spills...
5 Ways To Step Up Security At your Restaurant
Proper cash handling means varying bank transfer practices. Keith Brofsky/iPhoto/Thinkstock
It's not always easy to establish security policies for restaurants because of how many moving parts are involved. In addition to the customers and employees, you also have to pay attention to the way you handle cash, inventory and more. But it's not impossible. Here are the steps you'll need to take...