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  • how to attract millennials to your restaurant

    How to Attract Millennials to Your Restaurant

    To maintain or establish any profitable business, you must be aware of your changing environments and always be focused on expanding your customer base. The current generation, called Millennials, is the largest and most influential generation since the Baby Boomers. As Millennials make up 25% of the current population,* an active restaurateur should market and adapt their business to attract these new customers to their foodservice operation.

  • A Filet Mignon in Disguise

    The teres major is a tender cut of beef that is starting to gain traction in the foodservice landscape, and for less cost than the pricier tenderloin or filet mignon.

  • Lobster for the Masses

    There was a time when lobster supplies were at best, erratic. It was mostly a luxury food that wasn’t often seen on menus except as a seasonal special or in exclusive restaurants able to regularly get a small share of the limited annual supply. Fortunately, times have changed.

  • Brunch Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

    Brunch. Ask any of your staff, front of house or back, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: They hate it. The problem, as a restauranteur, can you afford to ignore it? Like it or not, brunch is a hot trend that shows no sign of letting up. Brunch creates buzz, Monday morning around the office coffee maker, and is the perfect vehicle for people who want to try your restaurant but aren’t quite ready to commit to the expense of a full dinner.

  • Bring Guests Together to Share

    Friends and families have always used food as a way to connect. With face-to-face interaction having fallen behind texting and instant messaging, we need food to help bridge the communication gap more than ever. By catering to an increasing number of people who are actively looking for ways to connect, you can make your operation a destination for group gatherings.

  • Tips for Killer Kebabs

    Japan has Yakitori, China has Chuanr, and Preu has Anticuchos. But they are all essentially the same thing – meat on a stick (or as Turkey calls them – kebabs). The concept is simple and whether at a state fair, a food stall, or a restaurant, they can found across the globe.

  • Summer Desserts are Berry Good

    So, here it is, with the hot summer days approaching, you’ve switched your entrees to lighter, breezier fare. Your small plates are now cool and refreshing. Time to re-evaluate your dessert menu.

  • Mothers Day

    A Twist on Traditional Mother's Day Service

    Mother’s Day is here again. A busy, chaotic Sunday that has leaves both front and back of house exhausted and spent. You’ve figured out how to maximize service, either with a prix fixe set menu or a miles long self serve buffet. You know how quickly you can turn those tables and hope it doesn’t rain so you can utilize your patio seating. Yep, you’re ready for the big day and set to make all those mothers feel special.

  • No Green Beer

    For many, a restaurant with even the most tenuous Irish connection to St. Patrick’s Day can mean only one thing– a pretty raucous party. Green beer, cheap and ever flowing. Grab those diners who are looking for an Irish meal instead of an Irish brawl.

  • Beef Tenderoin

    Beyond Beef Tenderloin

    The well known cuts (Filet, NY Strip, Ribeye and the like) are in high demand and demand higher prices. If the rest of your menu hovers around $20 for an entree, a $30 steak is going to cause a little sticker shock.