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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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Kal-Clear® Cups, Lids & Inserts from Fabri-Kal

Kal-Clear PET Cups are sturdy, durable and attractive. Crystal-clear for product visibility and enhanced presentation. Pair with a cup insert and lid to create the perfect multi-ingredient on-the-go packaging.

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Build Sales, Get in on Grab-and-Go

How do you court busy customers and build sales? Make takeout more convenient and portable with grab-and-go options. Grab-and-go is growing fast due to customer demand for tasty food that’s instantly available.

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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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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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Sara Lee, Individually Wrapped Mini Cheesecakes

New Sara Lee® Individually Wrapped Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect dessert or anytime snack – profitable for on-site dining and to go. Serve your customers convenient indulgence to be enjoyed anywhere – all with minimal labor, no food waste and little freezer space required.

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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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5 Ways to Enhance Your Customer’s Takeout Dining Experience

A growing number of today’s restaurant patrons would rather order delivery or takeout than dine in. In fact, the booming market for food that leaves an operator’s walls will surpass $300 billion in sales by 2023. Nevertheless, on-demand foodservice has its challenges…

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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!