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Safe Seafood

10 Back Burner Food Safety Tips

One of the most important responsibilities of any restaurateur is the proper implementation of a food safety program.  A lapse in food safety can spell the doom of your restaurant, and if you’re just opening a new restaurant, it can mean a delayed opening night. Good food safety isn’t something you achieve once and then […]

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Chipotle Platinum LEED Certified

This Isn’t American Idol: How Chipotle Went Platinum

A Chipotle restaurant in Gurnee Mills, IL recently gained Platinum level certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, which is run by the United States Green Building Council.  The restaurant was built on the cutting edge of environmentally sustainable technology, boasting a six-kilowatt wind turbine, a 2,500 gallon cistern for storing […]

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Restaurant Social Media Marketing

Why Doesn’t Your Social Media Bring In Customers?

Meet Bob. Bob might be considered equivalent to the strategic design behind, and the effective level of marketing across your social media profiles. Let’s take Bob off the internet and put him in your dining room to see how accurately he reflects your online presence and your overall performance. You don’t view social media as […]

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New Restaurant Reality

Better Sales Don’t Change Your Restaurant’s New Reality

Restaurants take heart: change seems to be coming.  After two years of declining growth and slowing spending, it appears that consumers are finally going to spend more this holiday season, not less. A flock of reports have been circulating in the retail and food service worlds pointing to positive growth on the horizon for both […]

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The Vita-Mix XL in action at the NAFEM show.

A 4.2 HP Vita-Mix Blender!?

Apparently sometime last year an executive at Vita-Mix walked into the engineering department with a brick and said “I’d like to blend this”. What was created from that moment, was the most powerful blender on the market, the Vita-Mix XL. I got the chance to see this blender in action at the NAFEM show a […]

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bluefin tuna

Can We Bring Bluefin Tuna Back From The Brink?

Bluefin tuna are one of the most prized catches in the world’s oceans, with some markets, especially in Asia, selling them for as much as $20,000 a fish.  For sushi lovers, the bluefin is the equivalent of a purebred Angus filet mignon, and it’s a mainstay of thousands of restaurants, including the internationally recognized chain […]

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Ingredient Bin

Food Safety: Controlling Insects And Pests

The primary focus of any food safety program, and rightly so, is on the temperature of your food product.  Heating food to the proper temperature and storing it at the proper cold temperature are vital to preventing contamination.  But allowing foreign objects like hair, metal, and insects or pests to contaminate food can be just […]

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