September 30, 2019
Chicken & Waffles | All-Day Breakfast

Restaurant Trend Alert: All-Day Breakfast Menu Items

Does your menu take advantage of popular restaurant trends? If not, you may be missing out on opportunities to keep your diners happy and coming back for more. Here’s what you need to know about adding all-day breakfast items to your restaurant menu. The All-Day Breakfast Menu Trend You Can’t […]
September 24, 2019
healthy school lunch ideas

How to Improve School Lunches Without Breaking the Bank

Wondering how to improve school lunches so students are happier, healthier, and more adventurous eaters? Try these ideas! Install a Salad Bar One low-stress way to improve school lunches is to install salad bars in school cafeterias. Not only do salad bars increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools, […]
September 12, 2019

How to Reduce Food Waste in Restaurants

Reducing food waste isn’t just great for your bottom line, it can also help with your reputation. In fact, a recent study showed that over 72% of U.S. diners care about how food waste is handled at the restaurants they frequent. Here’s how to reduce food waste in your restaurant.
September 10, 2019
Why You Should Update Your Restaurant Menu Every Year

Why You Should Update Your Restaurant Menu Every Year

Even if your restaurant is thriving, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should leave your menu the same. In fact, updating your restaurant menu every year can help reduce food waste, cut costs, and keep customers coming back for more. Heres why you should update your restaurant menu every year. Food […]
August 23, 2019

Organic Food Shopping Guide: What Foods to Buy Organic?

The organic food movement has gained popularity in recent years, which has many restauranteurs wondering whether they should start buying organic food from their wholesale food distributors. This organic food shopping guide covers the main reasons people choose to buy organic and can help your restaurant decide what foods to […]
August 21, 2019
kid-friendly restaurants

Kids’ Menu Ideas for a Successful Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Childcare is expensive, so rather than paying a babysitter, many parents are opting to eat at restaurants with their kids. While it doesn’t make sense for every type of restaurant to be kid-friendly, restaurants that aren’t accessible to kids can isolate a huge group of potential customers: parents with kids […]
July 15, 2019

5 Fun Late Night and Happy Hour Menu Ideas

Looking to boost sales at your restaurant? Try creating a late night and happy hour menu. Not only do these programs increase foot traffic and revenue during non-peak hours, but for many restaurants, these hours account for up to one-third of alcohol sales. These late night and happy hour menu […]
July 9, 2019

Restaurant Cookbooks: Should Your Restaurant Have One?

From Toro Bravo and Pok Pok to Kachka and Tasty, plenty of Portland restaurants feature their own restaurant cookbooks. Whether you’ve been approached by a publisher or are considering reaching out for a cookbook deal, you’ll want to carefully weigh your decision before creating your own restaurant cookbook. Things to […]
May 28, 2019
Seasonal Menus & Produce

4 Ways Seasonal Menus Can Benefit Your Restaurant

Looking for a way to grow your restaurant, increase profits, and inspire your staff? Seasonal menus might be just the ticket. Here are the four biggest ways seasonal menus can benefit your restaurant. Lowering Costs When food is in season, it tends to be less expensive because it costs less […]
May 22, 2019
Handling Recalled Foods at Your Restaurant

What is the Best Way to Handle Recalled Food Items at Your Restaurant

Unfortunately, food recalls are a fact of life. While recent recalls have included foods like romaine lettuce and ground beef, a wide range of produce, meats, prepackaged meals, and processed foods have the potential to be contaminated in one or way another. In fact, CDC food recalls can protect against […]