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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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Careful Menu Selections Pt 2

As an informed restaurant owner, you can help customers make healthier choices and still enjoy the convenience of a restaurant. Here are a few tips you can pass on to your patrons when they order: Watch your salt. Restaurant food often tends to be very high in sodium, a major contributor to high blood pressure….

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Innovative True Food Kitchen unveils deliciously-healthy eats in Newport Beach

Dr. Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen (a Fox Restaurant concept) is unlike any restaurant you’ve been to. If you not familiar with Dr. Weil, as a brief introduction, “Andrew Weil, M.D., has devoted the past thirty years to developing, practicing, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine…Twice on the cover of TIME magazine…

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Belly Shack serves up some edgy Latin-Asian inspired food

Asian Meatballs with Rice Noodles and Mint. Belly Dog with Kimchi Salsa and Egg Noodle. These are just a couple of Latin and Asian fusion dishes off the menu at Belly Shack located in Chicago. Our recent eating mission to the Midwest and Eastcoast focused on exploring fresh, unique restaurant concepts and Belly Shack was…

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Visiting the great food trucks and other treasures in LA

As you know, we at Synergy often venture out far and wide, across the nation searching the latest food trends. Recently, we checked into the hottest food scene there is in LA — food trucks! Now this is definitely “meals on wheels” on a whole other level. There are now chefs that are hanging up…

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Locally grown restaurant concept on a whole other level

In an ever-growing green movement emerging on the restaurant level, you’ll begin to notice more and more food establishments providing locally grown, organic and/or sustainable items on their menu. But tucked away in the hip L.A. Silverlake neighborhood lays a very uniquely “green” eatery. Aptly named “Forage,” this new restaurant owned and operated by Jason…

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McDonald’s Plans Upgrades To Wal-Mart-Based Restaurants

McDonald’s plans to upgrade hundreds of its restaurants inside Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations to boost sales and profits for a group of lagging stores. McDonald’s proposal would add fruit smoothies and frappes—their highly popular icy, coffee drink–to these stores. McDonald’s also plans to update technology at these stores, with the goal of helping profitability by…

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