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Musings on the Foodservice Industry

Top Tech Tools for Restaurants

May 30 2019

In this digital age, businesses need to embrace innovation, explore their options on how to make business operations more efficient, and adapt to them. Restaurants are no exception. Now more than ever, tech tools are being developed to help business owners manage day-to-day operations. Technology can help your business increase efficiency, meet the demands of 



6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Customers Want

Sep 04 2017

The customer is always right. Right? And you must work hard to distinguish yourself from the competition. How do you make sure the customers always pick you among your competitors? I bet your restaurant has something unique about it. Customers are drawn by this. They appreciate you seeing a gap in the market. But novelty 



New Product Development – A Recipe for Success

Jun 09 2017

“9 out of 10 products are introduced, to fill a void in the company’s product line, not to fill a void in the market.” Al Ries & Jack Trout- authors of “Positioning”. Not much about new product development has changed since 1981, when the marketing classic, “Positioning”, introduced a generation to the concept. This was 



Ukraine’s Vesuvio Pizzeria

May 25 2017

What can show better the economic and social development of a nation than a thriving pizza business? Myron Spolsky, a Canadian of Ukrainian descent, moved to Ukraine 29 years ago and in three decades built a successful pizza brand in the country’s capital of Kyiv. Today it has two locations, unique takeout and delivery services, 



Big Brands & Businesses Are Listening to Millennial ‘Likes’

May 22 2017

There’s a new world on the street and savvy business leaders and marketers are paying attention to what the young generation likes and how it behaves.   Specifically, the focus is on millennials, who at 18-31 years of age are considered today’s generation. This age cohort is dictating how the business world must change its 



How Texting Can Make Communicating with Restaurant Staff Easier

May 08 2017

When communication between those that manage your restaurant and your staff is difficult, texting can make communication more effective. SMS is a great way to schedule employees, remind staff about upcoming training, and share useful information. When you can reach your staff using a mobile device, you can get response in minutes instead of having 



10 Restaurant Kitchen Hacks That Rock: The Breakfast Shift

Oct 17 2016

If you work in the kitchen in any restaurant, you know just how stressful it can get back there, especially during peak hours. Chopping, slicing, dicing, grilling, baking, sautéing, and prepping are just some of the battles you’re facing in the back of the house. Cooking isn’t for the faint of heart; it’s a fast-paced 



Drive-Thru Coffee Kiosks: Express Expressos

Sep 22 2015

The other day we were driving around town from one meeting to another, hurried as usual and in great need of a shot of espresso. We didn’t want to stop at the local Starbucks® where we would have had to wait 10-15 minutes for our caffeine boost, and the donut shop’s diluted offerings would not 



For Compostable Presentation, Brown Outshines White

Compostable containers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The two most common colors are brown and white. At Bridge Gate, we believe that a natural or brown color is the best choice for the environment and for foodservice presentation. The truth is all compostable containers have some amount of color. The type 



Online Food Choices Vary Throughout the World

Sep 09 2015

It’s no surprise that pizza tops all cuisine as the most requested home delivered choice in the U.S.; in Europe though the orders are all over the map. With all the strong cultural traditions around food and drinks, one would imagine that most European countries would stay local and order their own national cuisine. But,