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Technological advances have single-handedly moved business forward. More and more, businesses within the restaurant/hospitality, quick service restaurant (QSR)/delivery, and retail sectors are popping up everywhere. One of the main necessities for these businesses is a POS or ‘Point of Sale’ system, which affords operators full control over their establishment’s ongoing operations. In essences, it is the establishment’s lifeline.

Unbelievably, 63% of the thousands of hospitality operators interviewed in the survey by Software Advice indicated that they still do not have a digital POS system. Instead, they continue to opt for using a combination of hand-written tickets and receipts, traditional cash registers and a stand-along credit card terminal.

In order to clear up any confusion, a POS (point of sale) system is an inventory software and hardware system, typically including one or more computers, cash registers, order and receipt printers, as well as other accessories, used to obtain a customer’s payment information for the sale of goods or services.
CaptureMoreover, installing POS systems offer other powerful benefits way beyond handling the payment process, including, but not limited to:

• the ability to analyze inventory levels on an item-by-item basis and calculate when you need to reorder
• the ability to monitor changes in unit dollar costs and analyze in-depth sales data
• the ability to maintain a sales history to help adjust buying decisions for purchasing trends
• the ability to capture orders, record data or display and/or print tickets
• the ability to optimize scheduling with labor monitoring
• help improve customer service with guest check management

The chart below will give you a better idea of what a top-notch POS system offers. These are the features and benefits included in LYDIAN’s POS system.

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While installing a POS system might seem like a hefty expense, the functionality it provides is well worth the investment. It's an advantageous approach for operations of all sizes to save time and money, as well as gain confidence and a competitive edge. For more in-depth information about LYDIAN POS systems and other powerful merchant services, complete the contact form on the Foodservice Promos (FSP) website, and a LYDIAN representative will gladly follow up.

Keep in mind, all FSP members will receive an additional 5% discount on LYDIAN Merchant Card Services. If you're still not a registered FSP member, registration is FREE. Not only will you receive the LYDIAN discount, you will also have access to countless manufacturer and supplier rebates, discounts, recipes, and merchandising kits on products and brands you use every day, in one central online marketplace.

 

98cd27a9ec6668fd255be4380c71b8bd XLSetting an industry standard more than 20 years, Cargill's TNT™  premium beef patties are flavorful, juicy, and tender, which is just what you need in your establishment during this holiday season. With the number of holiday parties and gatherings that are scheduled this time of year, it is mandatory to make an impression by keeping your customers fully satisfied with a burger that has a superior hold time so it maintains its juiciness and flavor even up to four hours in a steam table. So, why not pull out all of the stops and use the best premium beef patties on the market? Available in beef, Angus beef and turkey, TNT premium patties are made from a proprietary recipe and come in a variety of sizes available, including 2.0 oz. sliders. 

This is the time of year when company managers are seeking new venues or booking their favorite "go-to" locations, to house their holiday parties and gatherings. In turn, restaurants and other hospitality establishments have an opportunity to make a significant impression, which could lead to future bookings.

If you're interested in serving TNT premium beef patties in your establishment, take advantage of our featured rebate promotion (expiring December 31, 2015). All customers are eligible to receive $2/10 lb case and $4/20 lb case, with a maximum rebate of $3,000. CraveMail subscribers earn up to $4,000 maximum rebate. To sign up for Cravemail, visit BurgerCravings.com.

To download this awesome rebate and for more details, visit FoodservicePromos.com and sign up.

OO-image4Olive oil is seemingly a staple in every kitchen like sugar and flour. With the amount of cooking that goes on during the holidays, any professional kitchen will need to stock up! 

Offering tons of health benefits, olive oil is the perfect cooking companion. No matter the style of cooking, whether Mediterranean-style or wholesome American, olive oil can enhance any dish's flavor, while integrating its healthful properties. It's perfect to use in dressings, dips, marinadespurees, baked goods, and as an alternative to butter, all of which are part of holiday entertainment. 

Be sure your professional kitchen is prepared by taking advantage of one of our featured rebate offers from Filippo Berio Culinary Selection (expiring in December). This hot rebate has a minimum purchase of five (5) cases of Filippo Berio Culinary Selection brand products and a maximum value of $1500. Also included is a FREE autographed copy of The New Sonoma Diet, written by Dr. Connie Guttersen, PhD., featuring more than 200 recipes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cooking and valuable information on integrating the flavor and healthful properties of olive oil into your menu.

5209107871 48934a6c57 zThe holiday season is here, full blast. Thanksgiving came and went, now on to
the Christmas and the New Year holidays.
 
This is the time of year when our homes, as well as restaurants are filled with the scent of "hard work in the kitchen". Everything from moist turkeys roasting to battered fried fish and chicken; cinnamon-sweet pies to "from scratch" fluffy cakes producing aromas that would make anyone stop in their tracks. These aromas are what bring families and friends together, making the holidays whole. There's nothing better than good food and good company. 
 
Every home and professional chef has their go-to products and ingredients to give their recipes that signature taste everyone is used to, but one common brand that remains at the top of every chef's list, no matter the level, is Crisco Professional® Oil and Shortening products. It is one of the most recognized and trusted brands, featuring a proprietary blend of oils that deliver exceptional taste and superior performance demanded by culinary professionals, and home chefs alike. Whether grilling, frying, baking or sautéing, Crisco Professional oil blends enhance the natural flavors of any food and leave a clean taste. 
 
For all of you professional chefs out there, Foodservicepromos.com has an awesome Crisco Professional rebate promotion that will come in handy this holiday season. It has a minimum ten (10) case purchase of Crisco Professional® products, with a maximum value of $1500 (expiring Dec. 31, 2015). As an added BONUS, you’ll receive a FREE 12-page Craft Beer & Food Pairing Guide with your purchase. Be sure to download the top ten beer/appetizer pairing tips, as well. Beer goes well with any holiday. For more special rebates and promotional offers such as this, sign up for FREE at Foodservicepromos.com
 

sonoma-oliveoilThe love for olive oil will never fade away.

When one thinks of olive oil, typically what comes to mind are the benefits it offers. Rich in vitamins K and E, Omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, and antioxidants, olive oil is oftentimes referred to as “liquid gold”. Such a term is very fitting for a substance that has shown to be effective against diseases and ailments such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and various cancers, just to name a few.

Aside from the known and unknown benefits of olive oil, it has influenced several food trends. Most popularly known is the Mediterranean-style cooking, which is consists of using fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, herbs, spices, beans/legumes, and olive oil (a staple fat). Olive oil has also inspired many different diets, such as The New Sonoma Diet, created by Dr. Connie Guttersen, PhD. The New Sonoma Diet is a unique interpretation of Mediterranean-style cooking and eating that includes vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, lean meats, and wine.

If you’re like us, you can’t think of cooking with anything other than olive oil. For that reason, Foodservicepromos.com is featuring an awesome rebate offer from Filippo Berio (expiring in December). This hot rebate has a minimum purchase of five (5) cases of Filippo Berio Culinary Selection brand products and a maximum value of $1500. Also included is a FREE autographed copy of The New Sonoma Diet, featuring more than 200 recipes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cooking and valuable information on integrating the flavor and healthful properties of olive oil into your menu.

wpid-beer and bread w725 h544Today is National American Beer Day! How awesome is that?!

At the end of June 2014, there were 3,040 operating breweries in the U.S. This not only means two things: 1) it represents a return to the localization of beer production, with almost 99% of the 3,040 breweries being small and independent, and 2) competition continues to increase, and that brewers will need to further differentiate and focus on quality if they are going to succeed in a crowded marketplace. For more insights, check out Brewers Association.

National American Beer Day is a great time to take advantage of our latest rebate offer. Visit Foodservicepromos.com and check out our Crisco Professional® Beer Pairing Promotion. In short, this promotion has a minimum ten (10) case purchase of Crisco Professional® products, with a maximum value of $1500. As an added BONUS, you’ll receive a FREE 12-page Craft Beer & Food Pairing Guide with your purchase. Be sure to download the top ten beer/appetizer pairing tips, as well.

Crisco Professional® products, by far one of the most recognized brands, feature a proprietary blend of oils that delivers exceptional taste and superior performance demanded by culinary professionals. They are a complete oil solution that enhances your food's natural flavors, meets your back-of-the-house demands and satisfies your patrons' desires for more healthful options. Whether you’re grilling, frying, or sautéing, Crisco Professional® products promise to deliver.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:05

Kitchen Utensil Hack: Slice and Dice [VIDEO]

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knife cuttingFall is here! What are you going to do with all the summer herbs, fruits, and vegetables that are left lingering in your garden? You may grab some for immediate use, but the majority will have to be preserved. After deciding which preservation method to use, what's next? How about a thorough wash? Then what? It's time to slice and dice, but before you grab that knife, check out this short video on how to hold one properly. Meaning, to ensure that you will not end up fingerless. Good luck and happy preservation!

 

 

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In any restaurant, especially the kitchen, everyone is moving ten miles per minute. There is no time to waste; there is no time for mishaps; there is no time for hold ups. This video offers a few quick tips to battle fruit flies, give life to dehydrated lettuce, renew a seemingly destroyed whiteboard, and remedy a bleached shirt. In addition, there is a great tip for wrapping a long kitchen hose.

Take a few minutes to check this video. You never know, these solutions just might come in handy.

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screaming babyMarcy’s Diner's owner, Darla Neugebauer, recently went toe-to-toe with a crying 2 year old. After listening to the child scream for "probably close to 40 minutes", Neugebauer had heard enough. Her staff was annoyed, along with the 75 dining customers, so she took matters into her own hands. Darla was quoted by a local Portland television station saying, "I went over with boxes and asked them to either package up the goods for everyone to leave or if they would just take the child out. And they acted like I had three heads." What's more, Neugebauer defended her actions by saying, "Life’s full of choices and you’ve gotta live with all of them. I chose to yell at the kid. It made her shut up, which made me happy. It made my staff happy. It made the other 75 people in the restaurant happy.”

While Darla had many haters and negative comments on the diner's Facebook page, she also had serveral supporters who agreed the parents should have taken the child out, instead of allowing the disruption of an entire restaurant.

What's your take? Do you agree or disagree with the actions of Darla Neugebauer? Have you experienced an unpleasant restaurant visit due to children?

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criscoOne of the most recognized names in the foodservice industry, Crisco Professional®'s line of shortening and oil products are made especially for frying, sautéing and grilling. Crisco Professional® shortenings and oil products have being tested and approved at the nation’s leading food research and development institution: Penn State Center for Food Innovation. The test results, in terms of taste, nutritional value and overall frying performance were outstanding, and ideally suited for the distinct needs of foodservice operators.

To take advantage of Crisco Professional® summertime outdoor dining and grilling/frying tips, plus a special rebate offer (Max redemption - $1500), click here.