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It’s Just Wings: A Blueprint for the Future?

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A number of big restaurant chains have seen their sales skyrocket during the pandemic — now they’re inventing their own “independent” concepts While the current upending of the restaurant industry has flattened many independent restaurants, big chains like Domino’s, Del Taco, and Wing Stop have seen their sales surge. These multinational concepts possess better quality technology and coveted drive-thru’s, and their substantial resources have allowed them to easily pivot to the new normal. Now they’re pushing ever forward to satisfy customer’s perennial desire for comfort foods while borrowing a page from today’s trends. Brinker International, parent company of Chili’s and…

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Healthy Ingredients for the New Year

Agave nectar has become one of the hot ingredients that chefs are using when developing healthier recipes. The usage of agave nectar has been dated back to the Aztec days, where this natural sweetener was considered a rare delicacy.  Agave nectar is a healthier alternative to sugar and honey. The nectar (sometimes called syrup) comes…

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Zagat’s Top 25 Hotel Restaurants

Are you always traveling for business or even pleasure? I love to find great food after a long flight. Zagat has just released their top 25 choices for best hotel restaurants (and we’re not talking about continental breakfast). They weren’t voted best for just great food– impeccable service, stunning design, unique food selection, top-notch wines…

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Catering to the gluten-free crowd at your restaurant

Many restaurants and food products are now offering gluten-free products for those customers on this special diet due to allergies, sensitivities, and those with Celiac disease. Gluten-free relates to foods free of gluten-cereal – this includes wheat, barley, rye and triticale. In fact, Celiac disease is more common than you think. In just the United…

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What does sustainable mean

What makes a product sustainable? Consumers are confused

As much as organic eating has become a new way of living, sustainability is also a hot topic these days. The demand for sustainable products, whether it is produce at the market or a spaghetti dish at a restaurant, is growing immensely. This increase in popularity has a lot to do with the green movement…

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Taps Fish House and Brewery offers casual dining and beautiful design

When my partners and I are on call for a project, we always come on site to the restaurant to taste the food and assess the location. Aside from evaluating the food, we take careful attention to the ambiance and décor of the restaurant. In short, the design and décor must be appropriately matched to…

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2011 promises to ring in nutritious changes at restaurants

As 2011 soon approaches, so too will food-labeling requirements for many restaurants, particularly chains with 20 or more locations. Check out the following foodservice trends as the top 5 that will result from the federal menu labeling mandates. 1. Healthy by association Although diners surveyed state they want to eat healthier, they also often complain…

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