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…
Grow Your Foodservice Business with Content MarketingNovember 19, 2020
Content is as important to your digital presence and marketing efforts as the food you serve is to your dining room. It shows who you are, what you do and what you’re capable of – but most importantly – it can impact a visitor’s decision to return.
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.
The Top 10 Myths of Restaurant ProfitabilityAugust 11, 2020
Conventional wisdom in the restaurant business is often anything but wise or good for your bottom line. Here are 10 so-called undeniable restaurant truths that could be costing you big money.
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.
Episode 49 – Restaurant Marketing Deep-Dive, Larry Geaghan & Lisa SturgeonAugust 30, 2018
In this episode you’re going to hear how a foodservice operation has been harnessing the power of their team to market business and broadcast their brand to the world using social media.
Episode 48 – News from the IFDA & Tips for a Smooth-Running KitchenAugust 21, 2018
In this week’s episode we’re sharing some stats from a new report published by the IFDA and we’ve got a few tips to help keep your kitchen running smooth. Plus, your business with Dennis supports other Maine and New England companies. You’ll hear more about how the foodservice industry contributes to our economy in this episode!
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!
Coffee and Tea Trends in FoodserviceSeptember 11, 2017
From premium grinds to cold and craft brews, specialty coffee and tea beverages have become a key focus for operators.
Trends We’ll Be Seeing in the Coming YearsJanuary 16, 2017
Here’s a look at a few foodservice trends that we will be seeing more of in the coming years…
Five of the Most Common Restaurant Menu MistakesSeptember 30, 2016
As more and more food operations compete for their share of customers, getting your menu just right is more important than ever.
25 Smart Menu MovesAugust 31, 2016
The best menu items have a certain extra something, an “x-factor” if you will…
3 Ways to Increase Lunch TrafficAugust 24, 2016
Looking to drive up guest counts at lunch? So were these chefs. Here’s how they’re doing it.
Bring Food to the Happy Hour TabAugust 8, 2016
While happy hour was born on the drink menu, it has found its new home on the food menu.