US Foods rolls out fall products

US Foods is rolling out several new product lines for fall, plus a new game app for diners.

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A lesson for educational foodservice operators

How educational foodservice operators can gain a more transparent view of their costs and control of all purchasing cost factors.

Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Mission Foods leapfrogs competitors with plastic ship boxes

It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.

How corn affects food prices

Corn prices were up 13 percent in the first six weeks of 2014 which will adversely affect the price of many of the foods you stock in your restaurant.

Salata’s growth driven by consumer demand for clean eating

Guests also want more vegetarian proteins, such as quinoa, tofu and falafel, as well as sauces and spices.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

If you build it, they will come and you will profit

Many operators also neglect to examine the pricing of kitchen supplies, which is the number one area for savings.

How to maximize your supply chain strategy

In addition to cost, choose a distributor based on their food safety record and customer service metrics, as well as their sanitation practices.

Looking back at some equipment highlights from the NRA Show '14

Henny Penny showcases its chef's touch operating system, which features a barcode scanner that can pull up recipes.

Panera commits to ‘clean ingredients’ by 2016

The bakery-cafe chain is on a 'mission to help fix a broken food system.'

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NEWS


Middleby Corp. acquires Concordia Coffee Company

The Middleby Corporation announced it has acquired Concordia Coffee Company Inc., a manufacturer of automated and self-service coffee and espresso machines serving the commercial foodservice industry. Concordia's products serve the c-store, hotel, restaurant and institutional industries. The company is located...

Cardinal International launches fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Cardinal International, a provider of dinnerware, glassware and flatware, is hosting a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation from now through Nov. 30.

Restaurant operators invited to enter original recipe contest

Reser’s Fine Foods Foodservice Division is inviting restaurant operators nationwide to enter an original recipe using a Reser’s product.

Mediterranean Brands introduces non-GMO-verified products

Mediterranean Brands has announced that two of its products, Falafel Crisps and Falafel Scoop and Go, have gained Non-GMO Project Verification.

Mistica Foods begins full-scale operations

Mistica Foods LLC began its full-scale operations recently.

Henny Penny named a Brinker International Supplier Partner Of The Year

Brinker International, Inc. awards Henny Penny, Highland Baking Co. and HotSchedules with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Deli meat supplier launches loyalty program

Supplier Norbest Inc. recently announced the launch of a new loyalty program for customers that allows customers to earn points on qualifying products and redeem points for merchandise.

Fiesta Restaurant Group consolidates food distribution to single provider

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company to the Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana and Cabana Grill restaurant brands, will consolidate all of its food distribution with Performance Food Group. The partnership with PFG, which has been serving Pollo Tropical restaurants for...

ChefTec adds Lot Tracking to ChefTec xt3

Culinary Software Services announced the availability of Lot Tracking as an add-on feature in the recently released ChefTec xt3. "The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module allows the operators to quickly establish the source and movement of the affected food items and...

Tyson Foods sells poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

Focus Brands selects purchasing group to manage supply chain

Focus Brands Inc. has selected restaurant supply chain buying group SpenDifference to manage purchasing for its more than 3,000 domestic locations across six concepts.

DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators

DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry. "With healthy eating on...

Tyson’s tender offer for Hillshire set at $63 per share

Tyson Foods has commenced a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of The Hillshire Brands Company at a price of $63.00 per share. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement dated July 1, among the two companies. The tender offer period will expire at midnight Aug.

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From kitchen equipment to front-of-house furniture, we'll help you stay on top of the latest trends and considerations when it comes to restaurant supply purchases.