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Why Meal Kits Are Good for Your Operation

Once associated with direct-to-consumer subscription services and supermarket specialty cases, meal kits have become a valuable source of revenue for restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

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Healthier Dining Habits Drive Menu Innovation

Health has never been more important. The world is talking about coronavirus, how to prevent it, how to treat it, and the lifestyle diseases that worsen its effects. These conversations have reignited the need for healthful eating because it is one of the most important ways to improve our overall health and well-being.

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7 Dining Trends That Will Matter in 2021

Few would dispute that 2020 has been a hellacious year for the foodservice industry. While promises of a vaccine offer hope things will turn around, there’s still a long road to recovery…

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Delivering Normality in Foodservice

Whether it be the weekly date night, family movie night, birthdays or anniversaries; your restaurant has the ability to create packages geared towards maintaining a feeling of normalcy.

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Video Chat Takeout Ordering for Restaurants

This is proof of concept, a theoretical solution using freely available technology that addresses the question “How can I, as a restaurant, video chat with my customers to take their order?”

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Gen Z: The Empowered Generation

Gen Z is more empowered than previous generations to choose where and what to eat, and won’t prioritize health for another five or more years.

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Thank You for a Fantastic 2019!

On behalf of the entire Dennis Paper & Food Service team, we wish to thank all of our customers for a fantastic 2019. With your support we continue to grow our business. Smashing previous records, 2019 was one of the best years in our company history! We sincerely have you to thank for that.

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Modern Menu Strategy, in One Word: Focus

To maximize profitability in a highly competitive marketplace patronized by highly diverse customers, operators should regularly evaluate their menus, item by item, to ensure every offering is still worthy of its place on the menu…

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The 4 Best Ways for Restaurants to Draw in Traffic

Increasing competition and customer expectations for consistent, quality service at restaurants makes getting people in the door more difficult than ever in today’s market. Competition created by new establishments and constant scrutiny via social media have raised the bar for service standards. Modern restaurateurs must react faster in order to succeed…

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4 Ways to Appeal to Your Target Market

To identify a target market, operators often look to specific generations. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z customers all have different food and dining attitudes, habits, and preferences. What we’re finding now is that many macro trends are shared across generations. They might just manifest in different ways in terms of specific needs and operational executions, but the trends are very applicable across almost all demographics. Once operators have a grasp on overarching themes, they can develop their menus, strategize, and market more effectively. Continue reading…

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Episode 40 – Tips for Outdoor Dining Spaces

Get your outdoor dining space ready for hungry patrons looking to take advantage of al fresco dining opportunities. In this week’s episode we’ve got tips to help keep your outdoor dining space pest free, an update on our 2018 food show, this week’s new products and foodie headlines.

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Episode 39 – A Simple Equation to Maximize Success

In this week’s episode we’re talking about the “who, what, why and how” important to success. Plus, we’ve got this week’s new products and there’s lobster news in the literary world. What is the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy? Bonus points for how many of them are sold during the Easter season. The answer in this week’s episode!

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Foodservice Breakfast & Brunch Trends

Operators who innovate with new, unique ingredients and all-day breakfast programs find opportunity to drive breakfast sales with premium to-go options and innovative and indulgent dishes that capitalize on the popularity of brunch.

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7 Tactics for Restaurant Holiday Marketing

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. Here are 7 tactics to try when marketing for your business this holiday season.

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Easy Ways to Boost Customer Traffic

While good food, attentive service, value and convenience will always be important today’s consumer is looking for more than just quality food and service…