The Restaurant of the Future is in Holland, but at first glance it doesn’t seem like anything special. It just looks like a cafeteria, with a salad bar and long tables. But there are things going on in The Restaurant of the Future that make this nondescript cafeteria very different. For one thing, surveillance cameras [...]
To most Americans, goat meat sounds like a foreign and unsavory dish consumed in far-off places by people who don’t have many other options. In reality, goat is the most commonly consumed type of meat the world over, and not just in the Third World. America is one of the few holdouts where goat hasn’t [...]
National chains like The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, and T.G.I. Friday’s have rolled out smaller, leaner, competitively priced menu items that are having considerable success targeting two primary consumer concerns: watching their weight and watching their wallets. For years the trend in the food service industry was towards bigger and bigger portion sizes. The “bigger is [...]
The Darden Group, which operates both Red Lobster and Olive Garden national chain restaurants, is understandably also the largest purchaser of seafood in the U.S. As concern grows over the dwindling seafood supply in the world’s oceans, Darden has made every attempt to stay out in front of the situation and look for solutions to [...]
At the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago earlier this month, Greg Grossman, a promising new chef, impressed show participants with his cooking demos. He has open invitations to work in the kitchens of some of America’s top chefs, including Grant Achatz and Eric Ripert. He also has a book and a TV show in [...]
The level of liability restaurant managers and owners face in alcohol related incidents can be shockingly high. Protecting yourself, your staff, and your customers from dangerous alcohol related situations should be a top priority for your business. And the best way to protect yourself is to make sure your staff is properly trained for alcohol [...]
As I noted in a blog post earlier this year, restaurants, especially high end ones, get hit hard in a recession. Eating out is a luxury, not a necessity, to most people, and it therefore becomes one of the first to go when people start watching their pocketbooks. Luckily, when those same pocketbooks start seeing [...]
Electric thermostats are found on equipment that is of course electric, like electric ovens, ranges, fryers, etc. Electric thermostats can also be used on gas equipment like griddles and fryers. All electric thermostats do exactly the same thing: “sense temperature.” They have a capillary tube with a bulb on the end. The bulb is located [...]
After about a century, the Cuban sandwich is finally getting its due respect. The sandwich was first developed in Florida for the purpose of feeding hungry cigar factory workers, and the cigars are probably more responsible for the sandwich’s namesake than any connection with the long isolated island nation. What is a Cuban? It’s roast [...]
The liquor laws in Utah have always been bizarre. From requiring membership in “private clubs” to drink local microbrews to no Sunday beer and liquor sales to limiting beer to 3.2% alcohol content, the requirements placed on restaurants, bars, and liquor stores have always been more stringent than in other states. But the barriers state [...]
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