July 27, 2016

Why Your Customers Aren’t Coming Back and How to Fix It

Getting customers in the door is one challenge. Getting them to come back is another. The truth is that repeat customers are vital to the success of your business. According to Restaurant Engine, a minimum of 1/3 of a restaurants revenue comes from repeat customers, and they cite a Harvard […]
June 30, 2016

8 Easy Ways to Maintain Food Safety in Your Restaurant

Food safety should be the number one priority for all restaurants. Food poisoning can severely hurt, and in some cases, kill individuals who’ve been affected by it. Beside the personal cost to individual customers, even one case of food poisoning reported in your restaurant can destroy your business over night. […]
June 8, 2016

The Best Inventory Management Tips for Restaurants

As one of the premier wholesale distributors in Portland we have worked closely with many successful restaurants. Portland, after all, is known for being a city of foodies, and we see that enthusiasm as a restaurant supply company with the volume of demand. Despite Portland’s love affair with food, the restaurant business can be fickle and […]
May 17, 2016

Improve Your Kitchen Efficiency and Reduce Food Waste

Unless you operate a high-end restaurant with a limited or specialized menu, chances are your kitchen could benefit from the addition of some pre-made or frozen components. Scratch ingredients have the advantage of freshness, but carry some notable drawbacks. Fresh, raw goods can be very time consuming to prepare, especially […]
April 13, 2016

Which Cuts of Beef Have the Most Profit Potential?

When it comes to protein options in Portland, Oregon, beef has been a longtime favorite. Yes, we have a weird bacon obsession, and sure, restaurants are often expected to have veggie burgers on the menu, but beef in all its varieties will always have its place as an essential menu […]
February 3, 2016

Developing an Italian Menu

A menu might seem like a pretty straightforward concept, but it can make or break a restaurant. There is a lot more to it than selecting menu items that are tasty. Below we’ll break down the five most important things to consider when strategizing a new menu. Who is your […]
January 6, 2016

The Cadillac of Mayonnaise, or How to Pick the Right Ingredient

Sandwiches. Salad dressings. Your great grandmother’s prized macaroni salad recipe. All of these delicious food choices require a central ingredient to make the dish come alive–Mayonnaise. Although it sounds simple enough to grab any mayo off the shelf to create your masterpiece, one key ingredient can become the difference between […]
September 28, 2015

A Taste of Italy – McDonald Wholesale Brings Flavor with Northwest Flair

Cheesy pizza. Rich, creamy pasta. Crusty bread. Italian food is a staple in American dining – it’s one of those food groups that is always a safe bet for your audience. Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, just as everyone delights in a big slice of pizza. As your Italian food […]
September 24, 2015

6 Tips for a Healthy and Tasty Kid-friendly Menu for Your School District

For most children, most of the calories they consume are within school walls. Some kids rely on cafeteria food as their number one source of nutrition. McDonald Wholesale Co. takes the role of campus food offers seriously. As your food distributor, we’ve created a few simple steps you can take […]