Any restaurateur interested in making their restaurant more green has encountered these terms before. The problem is, just because a product claims it is compostable, biodegradable, or recyclable doesn’t make it so. Making the right decisions to green your restaurant in a way that makes sense for your business means you need to know the [...]
About Greg McGuireGreg has blogged about the food service industry for four years and has been published in industry magazines like Independent Restaurateur and industry blogs like Restaurant SmartBrief. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons and enjoys reading, live music, and the great outdoors.
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As social media matures and becomes one of the leading elements of Web 2.0, business owners, including those in the food service industry, have started to look for ways to engage customers through sites like MySpace and Facebook. But just how effective is it to make a Facebook page for your restaurant? Dunkin’ Donuts launched [...]
Sake is fermented from rice and lies somewhere between beer and wine as an alcoholic beverage. It’s popularity has grown in the U.S., and this has mostly been the result of the growth of sushi in popularity. In fact, most people would never think about ordering sake if they weren’t eating Japanese cuisine. Well, that’s [...]
It was just another night at William’s Supper Club, in Muskego, WI until there was a rude interruption recently. Joey Geraci burst through an open door in the kitchen of the restaurant and immediately grabbed a teenaged busgirl, claiming he had a gun. The would be robber dragged the poor girl into the bar, where [...]
The restaurant-specific internet marketing company BooRah announced recently they have developed a way for restaurateurs to track online reviews of their businesses, although this service doesn’t appear to have gone live yet. Recent years have seen the exponential boom of user generated content online, or content posted by internet users to websites, from YouTube to Rotten [...]
Sustainable seafood has become an increasingly important issue for restaurateurs as the green restaurant movement gains ground. This is coupled with increasing evidence that the world’s wild caught seafood supply is in serious decline. The result has been a renewed search for fish species that have the quality and taste characteristics worthy of center-of-plate presentation [...]
Despite the objections of many groups in the food service industry, public smoking bans have been passed with increasing frequency over the past five years. Restaurants and bars are primarily concerned with losing business as a result of these smoking bans. Advocacy groups claim that the health benefits of banning smoking far outweigh any other [...]
The Moondance Diner used to be an 80 year old fixture in the trendy SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. Last year it was consigned to destruction by a new condo building. The Moondance was up for sale, and the chic artists that had once frequented the little restaurant were long gone. That’s when a couple from [...]
The list of opponents to the Employee Fair Choice Act (EFCA) is a long who’s who of business in the United States, including the Chamber of Commerce, nationally known corporations like Home Depot and Walmart, and most notably for those in the food service industry, the National Restaurant Association (NRA). What is EFCA? It’s a [...]
As some of you may know, Tundra and The Back Burner are based in Boulder, CO so we were especially pleased to learn that Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg claimed first place on Wednesday’s finale of Top Chef: New York. Rosenberg is the executive chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder. He graduated from the University [...]
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