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The Importance of a Healthy Corporate Culture

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Dental, medical, paid time off, 401K…these are the usual benefits you might see listed on a job ad. However, as more and more companies compete for top talent, extra incentives are increasing. Many employers are now offering their staff additional perks such as tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, on-site gyms, and free meals, to name a few. Corporate perks are not only a way to attract good candidates, but it can define your company culture—its values and what it stands for. Many companies want to create a nurturing work environment that balances work and life while promoting positivity and productivity….

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Healthy Menu Options for Restaurants

America has been called a “fast food nation” and for good reason. Everyday, one out of every four Americans eats fast food. A fast food restaurant is often the cheapest option, but unfortunately, not usually the healthiest one. Eating just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day,…

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My Top Restaurant Pet Peeves – What’s Yours?

As a restaurant consultant who goes on eating missions religiously, I am always asked, “What are you top pet peeves in a restaurant?” I have many, however, these are just a few that aggravate me the most: Hot food served on cold plates and cold food served on hot plates Greeters that are unwelcoming and…

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Pizza: The Next Big Thing in Casual Eats

How much more juice does the burger craze have left? Lots, but nothing lasts forever.  My crystal ball says watch out for pizza!  Based on numerous eating missions, Synergy Consultants has sighted a strong emergence of restaurants serving “old world” pizzas that are wood and coal fired.  The cooking style is very similar to what…

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Burgerville Restaurants Provides Nutritional Information on Receipts

Yes, it is after the fact, but it can provide a wake up call. Do you know what you just ordered in terms of nutritional value…or lack thereof? Now you can see the nutritional value of the meal you just ordered at all 39 Burgerville restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Burgerville is the first…

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I Dare you! Can you handle these hot wings?

  During my recent trip to Chicago, while I was checking out new burger concepts, I was also investigating wings.  I had heard that Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap had the best and hottest wings anywhere in the country. Of course, this was something I needed to confirm! Having lived in Missouri for three years (the…

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Wet Floor Safety at your Restaurants

Wet Floors in Restaurants:  How Wet is Too Wet? According to a major insurance carrier 65% of all lost employee work days are due to slip-and-fall injuries.  Of injuries our guests sustain, those who fall, sometimes on a liquid spill no larger than the size of a coin, account for 57% of liability claims. Insist…

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