Ultra Thin Pizza intros pretzel crust

The crusts are suitable for a deck, conveyor, range, rotating, or convection oven or an open char-grill flame.

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Industry gears up for NRA show

The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.

The four 'Cs' driving Jason's Deli's success

Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.

What's in your kitchen?

Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.

Startup aims to help restaurants clear hyperlocal produce hurdles

OtherShip Foods offers 10- and 20-foot containers that use hydroponics technology to grow produce on site.

The latest green trend: Compostable containers

With the growing popularity of compostable products, they now come in all shapes and sizes to match the diversity of restaurant cuisine, including bowls, plates, hinged containers and more.

Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

A case for produce management

Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.

Greener planet, more green in the pockets

Au Bon Pain reduced its carbon footprint, looks to shave up with 13 percent off its energy bill by monitoring and analyzing its energy usage.

Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

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NEWS


Supply chain strategic value growing due to greater consumer control, Technomic says

Technomic released its latest report, State of the Foodservice Supply Chain 2014.

LRS releases waitlist app that sends table status updates to host stand remotely

Long Range Systems, a supplier of technology designed to improve and enhance the guest experience, announced an updated version of On Cue for Restaurants.

Middleby acquires high speed slicing unit

The Middleby Corporation announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, which has annual revenues of approximately $15 million USD.

FTC challenges proposed Sysco, US Foods merger

The Federal Trade Commission alleges that if the merger between Sysco and US Foods goes forward as proposed, foodservice customers, including restaurants, would likely face higher prices and diminished service.

NoshList changes name to match its app, WaitList Me

NoshList has changed its name to Waitlist Me, according to a company announcement.

Elkay wins Blupura distribution rights

Blupura point-of-use water delivery products provide large quantities of cold, still, and sparkling water.

Middleby Corp acquires pizza oven manufacturer assets

The Middleby Corporation, foodservice equipment provider, announced it has acquired the assets of Marsal & Sons Inc., a manufacturer of deck ovens based in Lindenhurst, New York with annual revenues of approximately $5 million.

POSsible rolls out latest POS-in-a-Box solution

POSsible POS announced the rollout of its latest restaurant plug-and-play in-a-box solution available at retailers nationwide.

Chipotle on Cargill: Don't stop at group housing for sows

Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S., has completed conversion of all its company-owned farms to group housing for sows. It's a step in the right direction, said a spokesperson for the Chipotle Mexican Grill, but Cargill needs to go further.

After July 1, NYC will say goodbye to polystyrene foam single-use packaging

Polystyrene foam is not recyclable, and can interfere with recycling and waste reduction efforts by contaminating other recyclables.

Butterball Foodservice rolls out three new turkey breast products

The three new products were all developed with an eye towards health.

Middleby adds Australian equipment manufacturer to roster

The Middleby Corporation plans to acquire Goldstein Eswood, a commercial equipment manufacturer based in New South Wales, Australia. According to a news release, Goldstein Eswood has annual revenues of approximately $25 million USD. Goldstein manufactures ranges, ovens, griddles, fryers and...

Starbucks' new animal welfare policy 'most extensive of any restaurant chain"

Starbucks last week introduced its new animal welfare-friendly practices, which the Humane Society of the United States is calling "perhaps the most extensive of any restaurant chain." HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle said Starbucks' policy is especially comprehensive because it includes...

Middleby adds Italian foodservice equipment company to roster

The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Desmon Food Service Equipment Company, based in Nusco, Italy. According to a news release, Desmon has annual revenues of approximately $15 million. The company produces blast chillers and refrigeration for commercial kitchens,...

Panera Bread progressing toward animal welfare goals

Among its successes: 91 percent of Panera's pork supply is antibiotic-free, 80 percent of is beef is grass-fed and 100 percent of its chicken is antibiotic-free.

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