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Social Media Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 1, 2019 2:31:00 PM

Don’t restaurateurs have enough on their plates?

From faltering economies to fickle diners seeking new food trends and tastes, restaurant owners and operators have enough to juggle without adding something called social media to the list. But it might be “because of social media” rather than “despite social media” that restaurateurs could see improvements to their bottom line.

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Featured

Fall for Autumn Brunch

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 29, 2019 10:31:00 AM

With a cooler breeze in the air, favourite fall flavours are back on restaurant menus. Though appetizers, entrées and desserts typically get the love when it comes to seasonally updating your menu, brunch offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new season.

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Recipes

Be Part of the Change with the #FairKitchens Movement

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 27, 2019 4:09:11 PM

#FairKitchens is a movement to inspire a new kitchen culture. A positive culture means your staff will be stable, your team will be happy and productive, and your guests will receive the best quality offering your team can provide.

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Topics: Business Operatons

5 Ways to Minimize Loss by Maximizing Kitchen Waste

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 18, 2019 7:10:00 AM

More than $30 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year, and more than half of that waste happens as it is produced, processed, transported, sold, prepared and served, according to Ontario based consulting firm Value Chain Management International’s (VCMI) annual “Food Waste in Canada” report. But by reducing food waste, businesses can reduce operating costs by 15 to 20 percent and increase profitability by the equivalent of 5 to 11 percent.

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Topics: Maximize Profits

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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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

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

What Are Biodegradable Straws?

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 13, 2019 3:08:00 PM

A compostable straw option, biodegradable straws oxo-biodegrade rapidly after disposal and will subsequently oxo-biodegrade with no harmful residues. When discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen, the straws will achieve 60% oxo-biodegradation, decomposing into simple materials found in nature within 20 to 24 months.³

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

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