March 27, 2019
2019 Restaurant Dessert Trends - Cereal Donut

5 Hot (And Cold!) Restaurant Dessert Trends for 2019

Running a successful restaurant isn’t easy, and in order to stay relevant, it’s important to track and incorporate different food trends into your menu. While dessert isn’t the main event, having a solid dessert menu can contribute to the success and longevity of your restaurant. Before updating your menu, consider […]
February 6, 2019
Fresh Produce Foodservice Distributor

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Foodservice Distributor

Running a successful restaurant is hard, and choosing a foodservice distributor isn’t a decision you should take lightly. Here’s what you need to consider before signing any supplier contracts. Price Restaurants need to make money and finding the right price point is incredibly important when choosing a wholesale foodservice distributor. […]
September 7, 2018
fast casual chef

5 Shortcuts to Help You Put the “Fast” in Fast-Casual

Fast-casual diners demand high-quality food fast and with so much competition in the market segment, it’s critical to keep wait time to a minimum so that your customers keep coming back. Use these shortcuts to cut down on kitchen time and get food out faster. Buy peeled garlic. Garlic is […]
June 19, 2017

5 Burger Trends to Try on Your Menu This Summer

Burgers are a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are many ways you can jazz up a burger to make it a new, exciting, must-have menu item. Let’s take a look at some current trends on menus around Portland and some fun, new ideas […]
May 22, 2017

How to Manage Rising Food Costs

Have you noticed your monthly food costs rising even though your menu and supply list hasn’t changed? The problem of rising food costs can be particularly challenging and difficult to identify. Whether it’s due to inconsistent portions, employee theft, or food waste, there are ways to detect where the problem […]
March 20, 2017

Sous Vide: Oregon Food Safety Rules You Need to Know

The sous vide method of cooking is wildly popular among chefs in Portland and chefs all over the world. With benefits including even cooking, faster fire times, fewer orders returned to the kitchen and overall reduced waste, it’s easy to see why the sous vide has become one of our […]
December 23, 2016

5 Reasons Why a Wholesale Supplier Is Better Than Restaurant Depot

As part of one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing industries, businesses in the foodservice industry have a ton on their plate (pun intended). Menu development, supply orders, employee training, food-cost plans, marketing and promotional materials — the list goes on. Whether you’re a local school with strict nutrition and […]
October 21, 2016

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Your Restaurant

Restaurants usually see an increase in profits during the holiday season as people celebrate during time off and enjoy the seasonal festivities and food. While the increase in business is definitely a positive, the holidays are also the most hectic time of the year. Seasonal inventory and holiday menu changes can throw off […]
September 16, 2016

How Analyzing 2016 Dessert Trends Can Make You Money

As National Dessert Month comes around this October, you might consider what sweets are on your menu and how you can follow the latest dessert trends of 2016. Customers will be looking for popular desserts after a good meal at your establishment, and staying on top of the latest trends […]
August 29, 2016

Switching It Up For Fall: How Pumpkin Spice Lattes Can Boost Sales

Either you’ve been waiting all year for pumpkin spice everything, or you’re deeply offended by the very notion. Whether you like it or not, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back again this fall and it’s sure to be as profitable as ever. As you come up with menu ideas throughout […]