Industry Information Archives

A Month of Food Safety Education Since 1994, the National Restaurant Association has designated September as National Food Safety Month. To celebrate, ServSafe specialists create educational materials, including quizzes and informational posters, based on a new food safety theme every year. The theme for 2018… Read More >

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Tie, No Coat, No Waistcoat, No Cufflinks, No Service While some people enjoy dressing up to go out to eat, the large number of casual dining restaurants seems to indicate most folks prefer to don something more casual when they… Read More >

Mandatory Tips American tipping customs are deeply ingrained in most of us who regularly eat out, with most diners adding 15 to 20 percent to their total ticket automatically as a tip. In addition to being a reward for good service, it’s also seen as… Read More >

Mitigating Impact Risk at Restaurants It is not unreasonable for customers dining at a restaurant to expect a safe environment. Health codes help ensure they are kept safe from food-related dangers, but what about those coming from outside? You may have seen news stories about… Read More >

Charitable Restaurants Non-profits, community organizations, and school groups often host fundraising events to benefit a charitable cause or to help members cover the costs of necessities like uniforms and travel expenses. Restaurant fundraisers require minimal amounts of labor and a relatively small time commitment, so… Read More >

Cross-Industry Innovations As science and technology evolve, innovators in various industries find ways to apply those advances within their spheres of influence. Professionals in foodservice are no exception, using developments within chemistry, technology, and medicine to improve the food and service offered. Below, we take… Read More >

A Lifetime of Famous Pizza Americans love pizza – when it’s made with a thick crust, with a thin crust, with no toppings except cheese, even with toppings that probably shouldn’t be on a pizza (yes, pineapple, we’re talking about you). A national pizza chain’s… Read More >

Natural Disaster Prep for Restaurants Natural disasters are unavoidable and can be devastating to homes and businesses alike. While some locations are more susceptible to catastrophes than others, every business should be prepared for the worst. Having a plan for handling a variety of emergency… Read More >

Restaurant Data Breaches When diners go out to eat, they expect to be able to use credit and debit cards, as it is the most convenient way for many people to pay. This type of payment requires a digital exchange of information – very sensitive… Read More >

The Delivery Dilemma Whether it’s due to customers having more expendable income in the improving economy or less time to dedicate to meals, restaurant delivery traffic has grown by double digits in the past year in number of orders. While pizza still reigns supreme in… Read More >

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