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Dine-In Safety

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After months of adhering to only takeout and delivery mandates, restaurants in nearly all 50 states are now allowed to offer dine-in service as long as they comply with the regulations outlined by their local government. Georgia was the first state to reopen its dining rooms in late April, while Massachusetts just reintroduced indoor dining on June 22. Of course, it’s not business, as usual, any longer. The dine-in options come with restrictions, so owners must consult with their local health agencies for guidelines. Generally, however, you will come across rules like these: Required cloth-facial coverings for staff and encourage patrons to wear these as well…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Food Gone Mobile!

The term “street food” may once have conjured up images of vendors selling hot dogs from a cart, or even hawkers from a foreign city pushing out the favorite local snack. But these days, street food means food trucks! Food trucks have come a long way from your basic truck selling sandwiches and sodas. The…

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What’s the rage with gastropubs? Pubology explained.

What’s better than a refreshing ice cold beer or mixed drink and finger-foods enjoyed at your favorite pub? Actually, the word pub is short for “public house,” which refers to British influenced establishments whose specialty is the serving of alcohol, mostly beer, since many pubs are owned by breweries. As place known for beer and…

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Taking pizza to a whole new level

A few months ago I wrote a blog entry stating that I believe that pizza will be the next big thing. About a week after posting the article I was inundated with phone calls from perspective clients all over the world who now want to open a chain of pizza restaurants. My new clients are…

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New restaurant Via Napoli serves up gourmet pizza at Epcot

Everyday throngs of families flock to Disney World, the “Happiest Place on Earth,” to experience the magical shows and attractions. Aside from this, however, fine dining at the Epcot center is gaining the attention of many. Nestled in the Italy Pavillion at Epcot, Via Napoli is the park’s newest food attraction. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill…

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Gen Y starting to do a 180 on dining out

Despite the media barrage to believe that young adults almost live at fast food places, the research reality is quite the opposite. Traditionally the restaurant industry’s heaviest users, young adults are cutting back significantly on dining out, especially amid high unemployment, according to new research from The NPD Group. Here are the numbers: research over…

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Got health? More foodservice establishments are tapping into this new market

Did you know that almost 1 in 10 people have some form of a food allergy which forces them to eat food that does not contain high fructose, wheat, nuts or proteins that are not injected with hormones and antibiotics? On a recent trip to a new Whole Foods Market in Irvine, CA, I was…

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