Culinary Tip: Scorched Herbs

Scorched herbs

First it was chipotle. Then sriracha. And now it seems one of the most popular flavors to shake up the culinary game is the smoky flavor. All over, we’re seeing the addition of smoky tastes in food and beverages alike. Read more here: SCORCHED HERBS ADD ‘WOW’ FACTOR TO CULINARY WORLD

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6 Tips for Recruiting an Amazing Restaurant Manager

Restaurant Recruitment

Many people open restaurants based on their big dreams for sharing their food or their concept with others as well as to turn out a large profit. But as many as 60% of new restaurants that open up fail within the first year and a whopping 80% tank in less than five years, according to Business Insider.

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New Discoveries: Thrive Algae Oil

Thrive Algae Oil

Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the reTHINK Food Conference and were privy to some new culinary breakthroughs, methods and products. One product totally rocked our world and is poised to change the way we all cook.   The product in question? Thrive Culinary… continue reading below:

NEW DISCOVERIES: WHY THRIVE CULINARY ALGAE OIL IS AWESOME

 

Beverage Strategies

Bar Trends

By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant.

 

Let me comment on a few current trends in adult beverage and how to best leverage your teams.  Taking the necessary steps can increase incremental beverage sales and as well separate you from that “sea of sameness” in the adult beverage category.

 

What we know:

Males are 2x more likely to go out more often than females. So how do I attract more female traffic in my restaurant?

 

  • CHANGE THE CHANNEL. Create a LADIES’ shed, not to compete but to recognize.
  • Women should  not only feel welcome but secure in your bar environment so think about how your staffing your restaurant.

Read on here:

BEVERAGE TRENDS TACTICS

You Must Control Bar Food Costs

Control bar food costs

By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant.

 

There is a lot more to controlling food cost in the bar area that one would assume. Are you placing the same focus on food products that are consumed in the bar as those that are consumed in the dining room? Let me explain why you should.

 

Controlling food cost must be an all-out team effort….

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The Hub is Champaign’s Latest Hottest Sports Bar

We’re so excited for our client, The Hub!

Champaign, Illinois is now the home for your new favorite “third place.” That’s because we just opened up The Hub, a brand new restaurant and sports bar right in the University of Illinois campus area. The Hub features signature cocktails like their Prickly Pear Margaritas and Fighting “Illini” Mojito as well as draft beers.

Read more: DELICIOUS EATS AND LIBATIONS AT THE HUB

 

The Hub

Getting Ready for Gen Z

Generation Z

Millennials. By now, you know they’re the most populist demographic in the United States. And as a foodservice operator, you know you want to figure out how to get them to become a loyal consumer at your restaurant. Maybe you feel you’ve got a grip on this segment, but are you ready for the next generation? Read more here: Are you Ready for Gen Z?