The Big News in Service: Self-Ordering Kiosks

We ended last year as we always do, by making our Annual Predictions: Restaurant & Hospitality Industry Trends & Topics for the New Year. And we’ve to say, our team was on the money with many of the forecasts we … read more

Great Restaurant Menu Design Ideas to Consider

A restaurant’s menu design is the first piece of branding your guests will see. Sure, menu design trends come and go, but the importance of menu design never goes out of style. Whether you’re a restaurant that’s just starting up … read more

Road to Extraordinary: Dan Simons Speaks to OpenTable

Our very own Dan Simons recently sat down for a two-part series with OpenTable/Open for Business’s Winston Lord, co-founder of OpenTable’s revolutionary guest data and email marketing integration venture, Venga. On the table to discuss: Dan’s road to restaurant ownership, … read more

Top 3 Restaurant Food Safety Tips to Better Your Business

Our company believes in the power of learning from each other, our industry colleagues, and conducting our own research to better our business and our client’s businesses. We recently attended a team meeting for one of our longtime restaurant clients, … read more

Fall Trends: Part Two

Last month, we spoke to the fall trends – foods that tell a story and foraged foods & wild greens – that our very own R&D Specialist, Amanda Webb, and her team were eyeing at the start of the autumn season … read more

Can We Get a “T” for Taco!

Tacos are making a comeback. We’re seeing lots of interest in the versatility and flavor combinations that tacos provide to chefs and their culinary teams. Relatively inexpensive to craft, tacos can pack a big punch for your menus. We recently talked … read more

The Importance of Menu Design

A restaurant’s menu is one of the most important internal advertising tools that can be used to educate a guest about the experience they are about to have. An instant snapshot of a restaurant and the one piece of advertising … read more

Fall Trends: Part One

As we say goodbye to summer, we look forward to all the tastes, menu inspiration, and great seasonal autumn bounties. As we open our recipe boxes for fall favorites and discover new twists on seasonal classics, we turn to our … read more