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Is Your Restaurant Truly Family Friendly?

According to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 75% of restaurants offer a children’s menu and another 6.25% are considering offering one.  Most restaurants understand the need to cater to young families and accommodate them in every way possible. But is your restaurant really making your youngest customers and their parents feel […]

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HACCP Monitoring Includes Checking Hot Holding Temperatures

HACCP Principle 4 – Establish Monitoring Procedures

Now that you’ve established your Critical Control Points and Critical Limits for every preparation process and every menu item in your restaurant, it’s time to monitor.  Limits and CCPs don’t do any good if there’s no enforcement.  The first thing to establish is someone who will accept responsibility for monitoring.  If no one must answer […]

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Green Restaurant Tips: Manage Equipment

“Going Green” is a hot buzzword these days, and everyone, including the food service industry, is jumping on board the environmentally friendly bandwagon. The great thing about going green in your restaurant is that you can cut costs and save yourself considerable money while improving customer loyalty and visibility at the same time.  In a […]

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The Back Burner Top Food Service Blog!

The Back Burner Rated Top Food Service Blog

The Back Burner was recently honored with the top spot in the Business Schools Directory: 60 Best Blogs In The Restaurant Industry. After two years of blogging, we’ve accumulated quite a library of information for everyone in the food service industry here at The Back Burner. If you haven’t already, now would be a great […]

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The New Age Of Restaurant Marketing: ModMarket

You’d think finding a place to eat lunch in a health nut haven like Boulder, Colorado that featured simple, all-natural ingredients made from scratch for a good price would be pretty easy.  Boulder residents Anthony Pigliacampo and Rob McColgan realized a couple years ago that unless they wanted to eat at Chipotle every day, finding […]

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Is The Restaurant Dead?

Is The Restaurant Dead?

You know the old saying: “desperate times call for desperate measures.”  The past two years have certainly been a rough time for the food service industry, and even though things are looking up now, the lean times have left an indelible stamp on which way the industry is trending. In lean times the most efficient […]

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