Holiday Staffing Tips for Restaurant Operators

For many restaurants, the next few weeks will likely be one of the busiest times of the year. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve operators can rake in the revenue. But with more business, and more people coming through the door, the biggest challenge is always staffing…

The Day After Thanksgiving

Although dubbed on many menus as the “day after” offerings, it is safe to say that if planned in advance and handled properly many thanksgiving day leftover-based dishes can be run for 3 or 4 days after the holiday; the gift that keeps on giving.

Spread Some Holiday “Cheers” with Special Food and Beer Pairings

The craft beer selection can be a major draw for customers at casual dining operations. In fact, in just 4 years craft beer has grown 16% on menus compared to domestic and imported beers that are declining. But beer isn’t all guests are looking for. Seventy-one percent want complementary foods that go with those beers.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas marketing isn’t limited to just the immediate holiday but includes your winter menu changes, catering services, increased promotions of cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and side dishes for holiday meals, holiday party bookings and gift card sales. You have a great opportunity to attract new customers, show your chef’s skills in preparing holiday favorites and exotic foods from other countries and cultures, and host special tasting events that attract convivial crowds.

Heroic Hams

Dennis Paper & Food Service stocks a wide assortment of hams, making it easy to bring the premium quality, irresistible flavor and tenderness ham lovers desire to your menu. Our hams are available in a variety of sizes and options, including bone-in and boneless, so you can select just the right fit for your operation.

2017 Festival of Lights Parade

Last year we took home a trophy for Best in Show for a corporate entry. This year we said that we were defending our title and we meant it! The 2017 Dennis Paper & Food Service float took home the gold for Best Commercial Entry and Best Overall Entry! An impressive feat, as our float beat out over 80 other entries.

Pistachio-Crusted Beef Rib Roast with Holiday Wine Sauce

Is there any carnivore who doesn’t just drool over the rib of beef? We would venture to say-‘Nay Sir’! The rib provides the perfect balance of full bodied flavor that you get off the round, unctous fat like off the chuck, and tenderness from the loin- yes, the rib has it all!

Episode 35 – Happy Thanksgiving!

This week we’re going unscripted with a reminder about new products, our foodie fact for the week and new developments in “local” social media exposure from Facebook. And a special guest with extensive small business, foodservice experience, joins the podcast to talk about tactics for driving sales during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

7 Tactics for 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. To help you make the most of this opportunity, here are 7 tactics to try when marketing for your restaurant, bar, or cafe this holiday season.

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!