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HACCP Principle 3: Set Critical Limits

Every CCP you identified by grouping menu items into processes now must have a critical limit set for it in order to become an official part of your HACCP program.  The FDA’s Food Code and your local Board of Health have established time and temperature specifications for every type of food you serve in your […]

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Beano’s Cabin: A Slice Of Rocky Mountain Goodness

No one would say seafood tastes better anywhere else than right beside the ocean.  There’s something special about enjoying food in the place that produced it. Local food, or “regional cuisine,” has enjoyed resurgent popularity in recent years as restaurant patrons rediscover the unique experience of combining physical place and cuisine. If a great meal […]

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How Much Does Hiring The Wrong Person Cost You? (And 4 Simple Ways To Fix It)

OK, I’ll admit it: there’s no way to actually estimate what a bad hire will cost your business.  While that one bad decision may be hard to quantify, there are still plenty of areas where you’re bound to see the negative effects: Lost productivity Wasted recruiting effort and money Bad service and unhappy customers Unhappy […]

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Is Restaurant Marketing Technology Getting Scary?

Mobile marketing is beginning to sound like the movie Minority Report, where pedestrians had their retinas scanned by computers as they walked by stores and voices addressed them by name and encouraged them to buy products tailored to their personal preferences. That would be scary, but it’s never gonna happen to me, right? Surely you’ve […]

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Commercial Mixers: How To Buy A Good One And Make It Last Forever

The planetary mixer is a mainstay chunk of equipment in many commercial kitchens.  Whenever your restaurant or bakery needs a large project done, and done well, more than likely you’re turning to the mixer taking up a whole corner of the kitchen.  The tasks you can perform with a well outfitted mixer are numerous, and […]

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4 Steps To Managing Your Reputation Online

Everyone’s got an opinion.  And in the internet age, everyone can and does voice their opinion online.  A short search online will bring back at least one person’s opinion about every kind of business under the sun, from eye doctors to painters.  Restaurants are particularly targeted by the masses of opinion makers out there, since […]

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