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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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Raw food bars – it’s not just for sushi anymore!

When it comes to nutritious eating, going raw is certainly the healthiest route. If you believe that a salad is the only option, think again! When you’re in a pinch and craving an un-boring, delicious, healthy meal, check out your local raw food bar. What exactly is raw food dining? As the name implies, this…

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Human Resources Expert Joins Synergy Restaurant Consulting Group

Synergy Restaurant Consultants, the leading authority in foodservice innovation and efficiencies, further expanded the scope of its services to the industry today, announcing the appointment of human resources and risk management expert Chuck Conine as the newest member of Synergy’s talent team. Conine, a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, is a…

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Restaurants antipcate allergen labeling requirements

Nearly a third of all Americans believe they have a food allergy, making eating out at restaurants difficult. Up to 90 percent of all food related allergic reactions are traced to just 8 items: milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts (such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.,) fish and shellfish. New regulations in Massachusetts, which…

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Solution for those Wobbly Restaurant Tables!

  A tiny restaurant “design” change that will make all the difference! I hate wobbly tables at restaurants and so do guests.  What you find is managers placing match books and wads of napkins under the tables to stop the tables from wobbling. When I was at the restaurant show I discovered this product called Table…

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Decibels, Dining & Design: Is your restaurant too loud?

A  Combo That Can Hurt Your Bottom Line An increasing problem: restaurants that are so loud that meals become secondary to the decibel level. It breaks down to two factors: acoustics and music. The interiors of some restaurants contain so many hard surfaces – brick walls, tin ceilings, concrete floors – that the flow of…

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Will the Recent Gulf Coast Oil Spill Affect your Restaurant?

People with seafood restaurants have been panicking over the oil spill. Authorities started shrimping season two weeks early in the New Orleans area because of the major oil spill. As would be imagined, the alleged danger posed by the Gulf oil spill to the U.S. food supply is estimated as far worse than previously thought,…

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