28 June

Smoke is the new trend in restaurants

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, Menu Development
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled, Move Over Bacon: Foodies Just Want the Smoke, discusses the passing of one food trend (e.g. bacon) and the emergence of a new one — smoke!  We cannot deny the appeal of smoke-flavored foods, from the distinct taste... continue reading

24 June
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

The California Restaurant Association (CRA) has recently learned of fraudulent tactics being used to promote the filing of workers compensation lawsuits against restaurants.   Recently, representatives acting on behalf of Southern California law firms have walked into... continue reading

20 June

How Energy Efficient is your Restaurant Kitchen?

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Synergy Restaurant Consultants

If you’re in the restaurant business, you understand how much energy is used in your kitchen — from ovens, grills, and stoves to freezers and refrigerators, the kitchen is most certainly a huge cost-center for overhead. How energy efficient do you think your kitchen... continue reading

19 June

June 2012 Newsletter

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Synergy Restaurant Consultants

Greetings! As restaurant consultants, we are often asked to predict what the hot new trends are going to be. While it’s impossible to have a crystal ball for everything, we’ve been thinking a lot about a few big game changers that we’re seeing today: 1. The... continue reading

17 June

Ingredient Spotlight: Fishsauce

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Synergy Restaurant Consultants

For those of us less familiar with the foods of Asia, the words “fish” and “sauce” wouldn’t particularly sound like a tasty combination in the culinary sense. But if you enjoy savory and salty tastes such as soy sauce (think “umami”),... continue reading