19 Sales-Boosting Strategies for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa

It’s hard to imagine a beverage menu without coffee and tea. These hardworking staples can be served hot or iced, no matter the season or weather, and throughout the day, from breakfast to between meals to after dinner. As ubiquitous as they are, however, there are still plenty of ways to boost the sales of […]

A Coffee Break-Down

It’s no surprise that the overall coffee market is growing. Driving this growth is the quality of coffee and the options for customization available to customers. New formats and varieties are emerging as coffee continues to resonate with consumers…

Companions Foodservice Wipers

From Companions comes a new line of quality reusable, disposable, foodservice wipers. Available in 4 colors and 3 sizes, these versatile and economical wipers will hold up to the high demands of restaurant operators.

ProView Containers from Genpak

NEW from the premium packaging experts at Genpak, 3 sizes of the all new ProView to-go containers. ProView hinged containers are microwave safe, leak resistant, stackable and offer superior clarity. The clear lid helps with order accuracy every time. Your customers will also appreciate a reusable container and the convenience of curb-side recyclability.

February is National Pancake Month

Flip ‘em, stack ‘em, serve ‘em up hot. February is National Pancake Month! Your diners are not going to want to miss out on a helping (or six) of warm, fluffy pancakes. You can feel the pancake love while scents of melting butter, sizzling batter and warm maple syrup are in the air!

The Power of Puff Pastry Dough!

Puff pastry is found in many types of operations, from grocery stores and bakeries to high-end caterers, hotels and fine dining restaurants. Puff pastry dough is a blank canvas for chefs to incorporate different ingredients. It adds a light flaky crust that helps to create a more upscale presentation. Puff pastry is found in both […]

Cordon Bleu Stromboli

It’s not hard to use pizza dough to make Stromboli, but the typical dish can become a bit boring for customers. With just a few other ingredients, you can really up the gourmet factor! And if you’re short on frozen pizza dough, you can use other types of bread dough too.

Dressing up Donuts

Here are 9 easy ways to help you dress up your donut offerings! From “Coconut & Jelly” to “Mocha Sugar” these donut prep techniques add eye appeal and delicious flavor.

Private Label Coffee Cakes

Sensationally-moist coffee cakes, succulent chocolate dessert cake and delicious pound cakes make up the award-winning products with the your private label on them!

7 Tactics for Holiday Marketing

We’re upon the season of holiday gift shopping, light hanging, tree decorating, and of course – a little bit of chaos… With all the stress that comes during the holidays, customers will be looking for a place to get a great meal that they won’t have to cook for themselves. To help you make the […]

Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce

This recipe combines beef short ribs and mushrooms, braised in beef stock and red wine, for a rich and deep delicious flavor. Perfect for as a featured special or as a showcase protein on your holiday menu!

Beef and Gouda Puff Pastry Roll-Ups

This recipe is a must try! Featuring puff pastry brushed with Raye’s Old World Gourmet mustard, topped with Great Lakes Cheese Co. smoked gouda and Steak-EZE® sliced sirloin steak. Then rolled and cut into rounds and baked until puffed, flaky steaky irresistible magic happens!

5 Lessons Millennials Taught Marketers

So, what is the big whoop about Millennials? Well, they are the largest generation in America, accounting for 80 million consumers, 11.6 million households with kids, and are expected to spend $200 billion dollars this year. And by 2020, Millennials’ spending power will hit $1.4 trillion a year and that will account for 30% of U.S. retail sales…

Are Your Restaurant’s Checklists Up to the Task?

It’s going to be a busy Friday at your restaurant. There’s the annual sports event in town and you’re going to be slammed. As a manager, you’re in the back early to make sure the team is ready for the volume that’s coming in. But as you walk through the door, you instantly start to worry…

Apple Cider Beverages

With the fall on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about the comforting foods and beverages that customers crave as the season sets in. Fresh Maine apple cider is in season and in stock, so with that in mind, here are two apple cider recipes perfect for sharing seasonal flavor with your customers.

Pile On the Flavor with Loaded Dishes

The “loaded” trend is making its way across dayparts, menu parts and segments, with everything from hot dogs to Bloody Marys to poke bowls piled high with offbeat and colorful ingredients. Whether it’s an Instagram-worthy smoothie bowl or made-to-order avocado toast, loaded dishes can add excitement and a signature touch to your menu offerings.

The 2017 Coffee and Tea Report

From premium options to iced and craft brews, specialty beverages have become a key focus for operators looking to maintain an edge over the competition as customers continue to embrace options beyond traditional hot coffee and tea… trends in coffee change in response to changing consumer profiles.

Spicy Bleu Chicken Fried Chicken Sandwich

Featuring King’s Command 5.3oz Chicken Fried Chicken patties – Prepared with solid muscle chicken breast fillets, lightly marinated to perfection and then seasoned with a blend of flavorful spices. This delicious and mildly spicy southern-style chicken sandwich is the perfect addition to any lunch menu! Make it uniquely yours by varying the choice of dressings and sides!

Cajun Beef & Bean Burrito

Tremendous Cajun flavor is wrapped into this beefy burrito, where tender sauteed steak blend perfectly with seasoned rice and beans. This quick-to-assembly dish is easily customized by varying RTU or your house-made ingredients.

Honey Sriracha Cheese Sticks

Give guests the sweet heat they crave in a way they’ll love. These new sweet and spicy cheese sticks make a surprising addition to appetizers, sides and shareables menus.

Smoked Pork Belly Sliders

Packed with bold contrasting flavors, these pork belly sliders bring a new level of “foodie” to any menu. Perfect alone as an appetizer, or as an entree try pairing with McCain IncrediCrisp french fries.

Social Media Becomes #1 Form of Restaurant Marketing

Eighty-two percent of restaurants in the United States devote at least part of their marketing budgets today to social media, making it the most popular channel, according to new research from TripAdvisor, the online travel guide.

Perfect Pairings Drive Profits

Two tastes are better than one. Suggesting food and beverage pairings can satisfy the 60% of consumers who are interested in pairings when dining out. The right pairings not only present ample opportunity to boost guest satisfaction, they can help grow checks as well: when guests order an entrée, appetizer and alcoholic beverage for dinner, checks are nearly 47% higher than average!

Spicy Battered Pickle Fries

You’ll be anything but in a pickle with new Anchor Spicy Pickle Fries on your menu! Crispy, tangy thin-cut dill pickle fries lightly coated in a premium cornmeal and spicy mustard batter bring major back-of-house appeal. Watch them fly off the menu as heat-seeking guests order them for snacks, appetizers, premium sides and more!