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Takeout and Delivery are More Important Than Ever for Foodservice

The foodservice industry is in a state of rapid flux. Beginning in 2015, Americans began spending more money at restaurants than they did in grocery stores. Then the pandemic hit and the way those dollars were being spent changed. Now, for many operators, takeout and delivery stand to become even more important. Other trends that will likely accelerate include mobile ordering, mobile pay, and third-party delivery.

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Episode 63 – In House Delivery

In this episode of the Dennis Knows Food podcast we’re talking about delivery – getting food from point a to point b, from your kitchen to your customers.

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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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Restaurant Menu Strategies for 2021

As we move forward in the “new normal” menu strategies new and old will converge into the right mix of price points, value, menu items, and differentiation that will appeal to consumers.

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Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!

Maine’s statewide ban on disposable polystyrene containers takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Joining me to share his thoughts and some insight on the new law is Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Maine.

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Menu Claims Help Increase Profit

To earn the trust (and repeat business) of their guests, it’s necessary for operators to equip staff with menu talking points so they can clearly communicate the selling points of their ingredients and dishes.

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Episode 60 – Peer to Peer with Paul Saval

If you work in the food industry, provide distribution services, conduct sales calls or are at all curious about the chaotic world and persevering positivity of an independent businesses over the past several months, this episode is a can’t miss.

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6 Ways Tech Can Improve Food Safety in a COVID-19 World

Our understanding of the coronavirus pandemic has been tumultuous from the initial panic and confusion to the economic turmoil left in its wake… restaurants taking early steps to reopen are tasked with enhancing their sanitation beyond the already-rigorous standards, and technology can play a critical role in those efforts.

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The Top 10 Myths of Restaurant Profitability

Conventional wisdom in the restaurant business is often anything but wise or good for your bottom line. Here are 10 so-called undeniable restaurant truths that could be costing you big money.

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Episode 59 – A Full Comp Crossover

This episode brings timeless and relatable wisdom to the forefront of foodservice in a back and forth conversation between two podcast hosts reflecting on the ideas and advice shared by past guests.

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What You See is What You Get

Unfortunately not all new restaurant owners and chefs have the ability, or capital to outfit their kitchen or establishment with all the bells, whistles and gadgets one would envision being in the culinary space of their dreams.

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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.