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Peelin potatoesWe are not sure how well this can translate to a commercial kitchen, but it sure is a cool food 'hack'! What do YOU think? Please comment!

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zazie article - nbc news

For decades, the restaurant industry has suffered from high turnover rates, due to low wages and the lack of employee benefits.

While health and dental insurance, along with retirement plans have been far-fetched ideas, the owner of one San Francisco bistro is bringing change to the forefront. Jennifer Piallat, owner of Zazie and one time waitress, understands the plight of the restaurant worker and has taken controversial steps to keep her staff on board and happy. Piallat has added a surcharge of $1.25/person on all checks, which is stated on every menu, in order to provide her staff with full benefits.
Regardless of their title, each staff member receives full health and dental insurance, paid sick leave, and is offered various 401(k) plans.

Have you taken any steps to incentivize your staff to build their careers at your establishment? What are your thoughts about adding a surcharge to help provide employee benefits? How do you think your patrons would react?

This article contains information from a NBC News article

 

   

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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 20:01

Done with your coffee? Eat the Cup!

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary, KFC partnered with experimental food experts The Robin Collective, to sweeten the deal and woo their coffee-drinking customers with something other than Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Lucky customers in select UK KFC restaurants will be able to indulge in a cup of Joe, but not just any cup of Joe. The cup is actually a cookie wrapped in edible sugar paper, lined with white chocolate that slowly melts over time; it secretly sweetens your coffee and prepares your cookie to be devoured.

 

 

So what do you say? Do you think the U.S. is ready for edible coffee cups? Would you try one? Why/why not?

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Peeled EggCheck out this crazy way to peel an egg! Have you ever heard of this or have you used this method before? We would love to hear your feedback!

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Friday, 06 February 2015 21:44

Trends for Restaurant Industry in 2015 [Video]

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Separate an EggChef Quick Tip:

An ingenious easy way to separate eggs quickly with no mess. What do you think? Have you tried this before?

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Courtesy of Zagat.com

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EyesHave you ever gone back and forth while trying to decide what type of pizza you want?

If you have, Pizza Hut has come up with a way to give you customized recommendations for your perfect pizza – and it only takes 2.5 seconds. The pizza chain is giving customers in the United Kingdom a look at what it calls the “subconscious menu.” It’s a tablet-based menu that tracks patrons’ eye movements while looking at a variety of toppings on the screen.

Of the 4,896 possible pizza combinations, the menu will recommend one based on the topping or toppings customers looked at on the tablet screen the longest.

“This menu innovation really is ahead of its time,” a Pizza Hut spokesperson said.

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Monday, 17 November 2014 23:57

Why restaurants could see strong year in 2015

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HappyGood news from the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, held in Las Vegas last week. A number of industry experts and insiders expressed optimism for a strong year for the restaurant industry.

Among the driving factors:

An increase in consumer disposable income due to lower gas prices. That, coupled with lower operator prices for commodities could be the best pairing since peanut butter and jelly...equating to a strong year for restaurateurs!

Lower gas prices "put extra income directly into the hands of lower and middle income consumers. Lower gas prices are like an instant tax cut. If gas prices stay low, 2015 could be the happiest year since 2007", according to John Barone, president of Market Vision Inc. 

1There’s no question that the holidays bring out more people, and Darren Tristano, Technomic executive vice president, says that higher foot traffic for shopping means a likely increase of sales for restaurants.

“If shoppers are going in and out of stores, they’ll stop at a restaurant. For many, it’s a part of the holiday shopping tradition,” said Bonnie Riggs, restaurant analyst, NPD Group.

And while some look to traditional favorites, many consumers see the holidays as a time to celebrate with something special...