Every restaurant shift starts with prep. Your prep team is the key to getting your menu up and running, so choosing a good prep cook is crucial.
6 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant on TikTokMarch 10, 2022
There is no single formula to follow to ensure your videos go viral, but you can start building a following for your restaurant on one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world by keeping a few things in mind…
7 Restaurant Trends that Will Define Foodservice in 2022March 9, 2022
The industry has rebounded remarkably from the depths of the pandemic, but operators and distribution channels still face many hurdles moving forward–these 7 trends could be important to your restaurant’s bottom line…
Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!December 3, 2020
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.
Episode 61 – Grow Your Foodservice Business with Content MarketingNovember 19, 2020
This episode explores the best way to be found, to be followed and to grow your foodservice business using the internet. That’s content creation, and it’s as important to your digital presence as the food you serve is to your dining room.
Episode 60 – Peer to Peer with Paul SavalSeptember 17, 2020
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.
The Future of Foodservice: Here’s What to ExpectAugust 11, 2020
Think salad bars and hot delis are gone for good? Not so fast, says Corinne Shindelar, the founder and former CEO and president of Independent Natural Food Retailers Association.
Episode 59 – A Full Comp CrossoverAugust 3, 2020
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.
Special Episode – Making the Most of DowntimeApril 1, 2020
Podcast host Luke LaBree, and 4 other foodservice professionals share ideas and advice to help restaurant owners and operators make the most of their unexpected downtime.
Special Episode – The Takeout TransitionMarch 30, 2020
A group discussion of 5 important topics for foodservice operations to consider during the coronavirus outbreak.
National Restaurant Association, Restaurant Industry 2030 ReportNovember 12, 2019
The National Restaurant Association released its 10-year outlook report on the projected state of the restaurant industry in 2030. The report examines the key indicators shaping the future of the industry, identifies the most and least likely developments over the upcoming decade, and considers possible disrupters outside the industry that could transform it.
HospitalityMaine & DennisOctober 7, 2019
Dennis Paper & Food Service has partnered with HospitalityMaine for years. We view them as a protector of the foodservice industry. A strong backbone that keeps our customers sustainable and profitable.
8 Ideas for Restaurant Pictures to Post on Your Social Media SitesJuly 13, 2018
Pictures can be a great way to engage your customers on social media and get them even more involved in your restaurant. Try out a few of these ideas and see how your customers respond!
Episode 36 – New Products, C-Store News & Wisdom from a Toilet Paper SalesmanDecember 2, 2017
In this week’s episode we’ve 13 new products, a report about c-store predictions for the future and sound advice from a toilet paper salesman. We’ve also got a decades old international Foodie Fact to stump you with, and our new Dessert of the month page is mentioned. Featuring seasonally inspired items in limited quantities.
Episode 35 – Happy Thanksgiving!November 21, 2017
This week we’re going unscripted with a reminder about new products, our foodie fact for the week and new developments in “local” social media exposure from Facebook. And a special guest with extensive small business, foodservice experience, joins the podcast to talk about tactics for driving sales during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
Episode 34 – Brainy Blueberries, Independent Coffee & 2018 Restaurant TrendsNovember 3, 2017
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!
Episode 33 – Inside the Mind of the Independent Restaurant OperatorOctober 13, 2017
This weeks the IFDA released an in-depth 194 page report, prepared by industry research partner Technomic, about independent restaurant operators. It details market trends, challenges, economic outlooks, changing formats and a whole lot more. We’re sharing just a few of the many insights from it in this episode. We’ve also got this week’s new products, including a new fresh soup from Blount Fine Foods, which you won’t want to miss!