In this episode of Dennis Knows Food, we’re diving into the world of podcasting with Michael Mirarchi, a professional “toilet paper” salesperson, author, and returning guest.
While it seems that spring has just arrived, summer is already bearing down. And with it comes heightened possibilities in the restaurant industry. To make the most of this season, we’ve put together the events, marketing strategies, and menu optimizations that can make this your restaurant’s best summer yet.
Whether you’re looking for a cure to your restaurant’s winter blues or a more long-term plan to help combat natural dips in business, here are five strategies for driving more foot traffic to your restaurant.
Hot beverages are the workhorse products of foodservice. They are profitable “must-haves” for just about every type of operation, be it the office kitchen, college, and hospital cafeteria, or the high-volume LSR and convenience store, but it’s easy to forget that these popular beverages don’t just sell themselves.
Real-world advice on menu management from a food service professional with over 20 years of experience. In this episode Dennis Food Service account executive Josh Henderson joins Luke and Samantha to discuss menu pricing, and managing your restaurant’s menu for margin and profit.
Luke and Samantha go off the rails in a light-hearted discussion about making the most of truly free QR codes. Whether for restaurant menus or online ordering, there’s a more than one way to go about it.
By learning more about what tastes and influences are shared among age groups, restaurants can create profitable and engaging opportunities around those values and preferences. The following dining preferences can be helpful in better serving your restaurant customers and their varying preferences.
In this episode writer and marketing professional Marisa Sanfilippo joins the podcast to discuss scent marketing. Tapping into this powerful consumer sense can lead to increased sales and customer loyalty.
Using social media platforms to reach your target audience when promoting dessert offerings may be key to boosting sweet sweet sales.
June 10, 2022, Katie Kendrick (one of our New Hampshire, District Sales Managers) steps to the head of the Ron Dennis Conference Center and begins describing the way our sales team thinks and works…
Did you know the way your business smells could entice customers to spend more money? Here’s everything you need to know about scent marketing.
Own or operate a restaurant, c-store or food service business? Check out these seven marketing ideas for your restaurant to attract and retain customers in 2021.
How do you court busy customers and build sales? Make takeout more convenient and portable with grab-and-go options. Grab-and-go is growing fast due to customer demand for tasty food that’s instantly available.
We’re highlighting our hard-working employee owners! Meet Josh Henderson.
Recent research that establishes “diner personas” can help foodservice operators understand and meet guest expectations.
According to the NPD Group, Millennials with children increased their restaurant visits by 5% percent in 2018 over the prior year, at a time when the total restaurant industry experienced flat traffic growth…
Whether you call them guests or customers, whether they’re grabbing-and-going or checking out after a sit-down meal, they all have the same weakness… the allure of strategically placed impulse purchase items.
Episode 44 takes on a life of its own as Dennis Knows Food host Luke LaBree, and special guest Michael Mirarchi, share their thoughts on a number of trending industry topics – paper straws, eco-friendly packaging, the power of Yelp, social media and more – don’t miss this episode!
In this extra-long episode we’re talking about how to create the perfect brand message for your business, and we talk meat with our Protein Category manager Chris Caler!
Longer days and warmer weather can mean new sales opportunities. After months of cold weather, people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. From al fresco dining to special summer menus, here are five ways you can take advantage of the changing season and drive sales this summer.
In this week’s episode we’re talking about how well-trained servers can help your business grow, things to know about Memorial Day and this week’s new inventory additions…
It’s hard to imagine a beverage menu without coffee and tea. These hardworking staples can be served hot or iced, no matter the season or weather, throughout the day from breakfast to between meals and after dinner.
It’s no surprise that the overall coffee market is growing. Driving this growth is the quality of coffee and the options for customization available to customers. New formats and varieties are emerging as coffee continues to resonate with consumers…
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.
In this inspirational episode of Dennis Knows Food, we’re sharing the story of a small town foodservice innovator who kept her business running, growing and adapting through all of the changes and challenges that were thrown at it. You won’t want to miss this one – so, connect your bluetooth devices, plug in your headphones and turn up the volume – it’s story time!