Beyond Sausage® by Beyond Meat®: What It Is and Why It Matters To Your Business

Posted by Katrina Couto on Jun 11, 2019 9:37:02 AM

Plant-based protein alternatives are not only trending, they’re now included on the Canada Food Guide. With suggestions on how to eat more protein foods that come from plants, Canadians are encouraged to plan a few meatless meals per week.

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

Meet the Cathcarts, Ontario Beef Farmers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 3, 2019 9:25:54 AM

When it comes to beef, you have high standards—and so do your customers. It's why, in 2017, we developed Carve Premium Ontario Beef.

We work with local farmers and processors to provide our customers with great tasting, AAA grade beef that is produced right here at home and supports our local communities.

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Topics: Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

Clear Coat vs. Fresh Cut Fries: Benefits and Advantages by Cavendish Farms

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 30, 2019 1:32:03 PM

Cavendish Farms is a family food company that puts pride and dedication into everything they grow and make. Their varied product lines include clear coat, fine coat, and fresh cut fries; medallions; breakfast potatoes and more.

Cavendish is breaking down the advantages and benefits of both fresh cut and clear coat fries. Each option has low operating costs, consistent quality and taste, and the "crispy" factor—the #1 attribute of a great French fry.²

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight

Back of House Cleaning: Best Practices from Cascades

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 22, 2019 6:55:00 AM

Foodservice establishments are typically judged by three things:

  • Food
  • Quality of service
  • Cleanliness

Cleanliness, in particular, should be top of mind for all foodservice operators, managers and employees due to the risks associated with improper food handling. By upholding certain standards, restaurant operators can lower these risks, including the spread of harmful germs and bacteria that can surface when raw food, changing of hands and an influx of people are involved.

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Flanagan Build Day 2019 with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

Posted by Katrina Couto on May 6, 2019 11:43:00 AM

For the third year in a row, fifteen Flanagan employees volunteered their time (and muscles!) at the Kehl Street build in Kitchener as part of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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7shifts: Making Life Easier for Hard-Working Restaurant Managers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 3, 2019 11:42:00 AM
7shifts CEO Jordan Boesch

As a teenager, Jordan Boesch was a “sandwich artist” at a popular quick-service restaurant, an experience in a family business that eventually spun itself out as 7shifts, a North America-wide company he founded in 2014.

“My dad ran Quiznos locations, and I worked for him. I understood early the pains of managing and running restaurants firsthand,” Boesch says.

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Topics: Maximize Profits, Technology

Flanagan Food Show 2019: New Products, Presentation Insights, and Truckload Deals

Posted by Jackie Oakes on Apr 24, 2019 9:36:26 AM

Each spring, thousands of people gather at the Flanagan Food Show to visit, sample unique new products, network with industry leaders and get exclusive show deals on a selection of products.

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Featured, Flanagan Foodservice, Events

Recipe: East Coast Lobster Rolls

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 15, 2019 4:26:41 PM

Courtesy of Caudle's Catch Seafood, this East Coast lobster roll recipe is a seasonal favourite.

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Topics: Recipes, Canada

Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Opening a New Restaurant

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 19, 2019 1:56:00 PM

 By David Hopkins

Opening a new restaurant requires good decision-making, the kind of decision-making critical to avoiding pitfalls along the way. Here are some of the most common missteps new owners make when opening a new restaurant.

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Topics: Maximize Profits

Delivering Convenience: A Simple Guide to Creating a Seamless Takeout Experience

Posted by Sarah Flanagan on Feb 7, 2019 11:52:00 AM

Our world is increasingly becoming one of convenience.

With access to so much information at our fingertips and the ability to have consumer products shipped directly to you same-day, today’s consumers want what they want, when they want it, where they want it, and it’s no different when it comes to their meals.

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Topics: Maximize Profits

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