Whether driven by regulatory factors or brand protection, the food industry has adopted advanced monitoring and management technologies to maintain and support modern day food safety cultures and operations. This type of technology utilizes checklists and sensors designed to monitor and gather data. Typically, these are built into handheld devices that store collected information in
Delivery is currently one of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry; a feature that was once an optional way to receive your pizza has manifested rapidly alongside the cultural shift that now centers around the overzealous consumer need for convenience. Our current generation expects to enjoy their cuisine whenever and wherever their heart’s desire,
In essence, food safety fundamentally revolves around individual human behavior. Human behavior in turn, is largely driven by culture. To successfully develop a food safety culture, an operation must possess impeccable leadership and incorporate the highest standards of food safety. How do you convince management to buy-in to this concept? Many times, food companies will
What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how does it relate to Food Safety? The Internet of Things, or IoT as its commonly called, is the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. These devices continually collect and exchange data with other devices
If you’re using pen and paper to take inventory, you know which ingredients you need to order for next week. That’s great. But, do you have a true sense for how often each ingredient sells out? Do you know how much money you’re losing to spillage, over portioning, orders being sent back, theft, and more?
The importance of ensuring proper temperature regulation of produce has never been more important. To successfully implement a versatile food safety system, the monitoring and data capture of HACCP procedures must be taken properly in real-time. RFID Why is RFID capability important for Food Safety? RFID capability can be used for both temperature and location
Why do you need a loyalty program? Two reasons: It’s cheaper to retain customers than to create new ones. Repeat customers spend 67% more on average than new customers. You need a way to incentivize customers to return, and a loyalty program is crucial to this. Here are some questions to ask yourself when creating
There have been at least nine unrelated outbreaks of foodborne illness in the U.S. this summer. Some of these are due to faulty manufacturing practices (Ritz crackers and Swiss rolls), while others are only contaminated in certain grocery stores (pasta salad from grocery store Hy-Vee and vegetable trays from Kwik Trip). Regardless of when or
If you’re a restaurant owner, you’ve probably heard of the kitchen display system. But what is it, and how could it improve your restaurant? The kitchen display system (also called the kitchen video system) is a digital alternative to kitchen printers and paper tickets that connects to your restaurant’s POS software. Essentially, it acts as a communication link between the front
With the exception of fine dining, most every restaurant segment (QSR, fast casual, casual restaurant) is designing for delivery, for more even meals consumed in homes or places of business, or at the soccer field. As reported in QSR recently, 30 percent of orders for Firehouse Subs locations in South Florida came through
You’ve put a lot of thought into creating each recipe. Now, it’s time to put equal thought into the menu design itself. Why? Because the menu is your chance to tell your customers what to buy. Where to List Your Recipes Did you know that the average customer decides what to order after 109 seconds?
What is a menu? For the customer, it’s a list of recipes to choose between. For you, it’s the ultimate marketing tool, so your menu design needs to be well thought out and strategic. Your menu is the one piece of advertising that all your customers are guaranteed to see. And through that menu, you