Episode 49 – Interview with Larry Geaghan & Lisa Sturgeon | Restaurant Marketing Deep-Dive

Subscribers to our podcast know that we discuss a wide variety of topics designed to help you grow and improve your business. In this episode, rather than just hear advice on how you can harness the power of your team, market through social media or think like an innovator… you’re going to hear how an actual foodservice operation has been successfully putting these tactics to use to grow their business and broadcast their brand to the world through social media.

Episode 48 – News from the IFDA & Tips for a Smooth-Running Kitchen

In this week’s episode we’re sharing some stats from a new report published by the IFDA and we’ve got a few tips to help keep your kitchen running smooth. Plus, your business with Dennis supports other Maine and New England companies. You’ll hear more about how the foodservice industry contributes to our economy in this episode!

Episode 36 – New Products, C-Store News & Wisdom from a Toilet Paper Salesman

In this week’s episode we’ve 13 new products, a report about c-store predictions for the future and sound advice from a toilet paper salesman. We’ve also got a decades old international Foodie Fact to stump you with, and our new Dessert of the month page is mentioned. Featuring seasonally inspired items in limited quantities.

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.

Episode 34 – Brainy Blueberries, Independent Coffee & 2018 Restaurant Trends

Restaurant Business Online just published an article that discusses what restaurants can expect to see as influences in 2018. We’re going to discuss some of the insights they’ve shared, and we’ve provided a link to the full article. We’re also taking a look at a couple items making headlines recently, wild Maine blueberries and everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage – coffee! We’ve got those topics and a slew of recent inventory additions to share with you in this week’s podcast!

Episode 33 – Inside the Mind of the Independent Restaurant Operator

This weeks the IFDA released an in-depth 194 page report, prepared by industry research partner Technomic, about independent restaurant operators. It details market trends, challenges, economic outlooks, changing formats and a whole lot more. We’re sharing just a few of the many insights from it in this episode. We’ve also got this week’s new products, including a new fresh soup from Blount Fine Foods, which you won’t want to miss!

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.

A look at a few trends that we will be seeing more of in the coming year.

From transparency to fried chicken, many of the popular food trends of 2016 will carry into 2017, either evolving or merging with new trends. Here, we take a look at a few trends that we will be seeing more of in the coming year. Transparency Continues to Drive Demand Consumers are demanding that food manufacturers […]

Five of the Most Common Restaurant Menu Mistakes

It’s hard to deny: Americans love dining out. According to a 2013 Dining Trend’s Survey, 47% of Americans’ meals are prepared outside of the home (58% if you live in New York City). This is great news for restaurant owners and operators, and restaurant industry growth is projected to continue to rise. As more and more […]

25 Seriously Smart Menu Moves

Menu items have to work hard for a living. They must fit with the concept. Sound and taste good. Make money, of course. And fall within the skill set and resources of the kitchen. The best menu items also have a certain extra something — an “x-factor” if you will. Maybe they cross-utilize a banner […]

3 Ways to Increase Lunch Traffic

Looking to drive up guest counts at lunch? So were these chefs. Here’s how they’re doing it. People are busy in the middle of the day. How do you get them to consider lunch away from their desks and away from quick-serve counters? To help answer that question, we tapped three talented chefs, who not […]

Bring Food to the Happy Hour Tab

While happy hour was born on the drink menu, it has found its new home on the food menu. According to a 2014 report from Technomic, 61% of consumers say that the type of food available is an important factor that determines where to go for happy hour, and 55% say that the food specials […]