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October 19, 2021

Rising food costs and supply chain issues are creating challenges

More than 9 in 10 restaurant operators experienced supply delays or shortages of key food or beverage items in recent months.

October 15, 2021

Restaurant sales posted a modest gain in September

Four in five operators said their restaurant experienced a decline in customer demand for indoor on-premises dining due to the delta variant.

October 8, 2021

Restaurant job growth remained sluggish in September

Although the industry added back many of the jobs lost during the early months of the pandemic, a majority of restaurants remain understaffed.

October 7, 2021

Jesus Daza brings a little bit of Cuba to Miami

8 Burger’s owner is growing his business despite the pandemic’s challenges.

October 6, 2021

Customer demand for outdoor dining rose due to the delta variant

As important as it has been for their survival during the pandemic, the outdoor dining season is winding down for a majority of restaurants.

September 30, 2021

Cuernavaca’s Grill owner finds her voice on social media

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we focus on Nayomie Mendoza’s challenges during the pandemic, and success.

September 29, 2021

Getting Unstuck: Business and management lessons in minutes

Kick-start recovery by investing a few minutes a day to watch free business-boosting marketing videos.

September 27, 2021

Create a master cleaning schedule

We close National Food Safety Month by assisting you and your team with creating a master cleaning schedule.

September 23, 2021

Nothing chicken about opening a restaurant in a pandemic

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Claudy’s Kitchen co-owner shares how the restaurant is succeeding despite COVID-19.

September 22, 2021

27 states lost restaurant jobs in August 2021

The August job losses were primarily concentrated in the southeast and northeast regions of the country.

September 21, 2021

Tourism-related sales fell short for most restaurants this summer

Restaurant spending by travelers and visitors remained dampened this summer, and the fall season is looking even more challenging.

September 20, 2021

SBA ups the limit on COVID-19 EIDL loans

Restaurants can now apply for up to $2 million to help with pandemic recovery.

September 20, 2021

Training your team to clean and sanitize your operation

What should be included in an effective cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting routine throughout your operation?

September 17, 2021

MFHA marks 25 years championing diversity in foodservice

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance continues to elevate equity, inclusion, and cultural competency in the industry.

September 16, 2021

Restaurant sales leveled off in August

Restaurant sales growth stalled in August, as many consumers changed their behavior due to the delta variant.

September 15, 2021

Reopening Roti provides new chance to make first impression

How Roti Bowls. Salads. Pitas. is rebranding, reopening, and hiring in this stop-and-start pandemic environment.

September 14, 2021

First Watch’s Zimmermann named Outstanding Food Safety Leader

VP took helm to help establish restaurants’ COVID-19 protocols and procedures, ensure continuous staff training.

September 13, 2021

Dishwashing is not an art (get the facts)

The deep dive on how to clean and sanitize dishes and tableware. Get a quick refresh on the process for automatic and manual dish cleaning.

September 10, 2021

Hispanic businesses turn the tables on COVID-19

What’s cooking? Everything from menu engineering to social media to applying for grants from a national beverage giant.

September 9, 2021

86 Food Waste: Diverting waste from the landfill

See the role resource-diversion partners play in redirecting food waste back into productive uses.

September 7, 2021

Reduce pathogens by sanitizing surfaces

It’s important your staff knows how and when to clean and sanitize the equipment around them.

September 3, 2021

Restaurant job growth stalled in August

The August decline followed a 7-month period in which eating and drinking places added nearly 1.4 million jobs.

September 1, 2021

It’s National Food Safety Month!

National Food Safety Month’s theme is Know Safe & Show Safe. It all begins with knowing how to properly clean, sanitize, and disinfect.

August 31, 2021

86 Food Waste: Motivate and engage employees to reduce food waste

Discover strategies that empower employees to make a sustainable difference in your operations.

August 31, 2021

SBA simplifies process to get PPP loans forgiven

Working through the Direct Forgiveness Portal, forms take minutes to fill out, about a week to process.