artificial intelligence for restaurants

How Can Restaurants Benefit from the Growing AI Trend

ChatGPT is already revolutionizing how businesses operate — and the restaurant industry is no exception. You already know just how valuable your time is if you’re in the restaurant industry. Between answering customers’ questions, scheduling employees, and managing your inventory, it can seem like there’s never enough time in...

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Keep Your 2023 Food Costs In Check: What You need To Know

Unless you live in a mushroom in the woods and you have been managing to forage all your food with the help of your seven vertically challenged friends, we all know that the past couple of years has not been kind to the food industry. In the past year alone...

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Rising Egg Prices Are No Yolk – What You need To Know

First it was hand sanitizer, then toilet paper, followed by gas and now the food industry is the target of the latest shortage, and it’s hitting us right where it hurts most- eggs! Nothing is more basic and fundamental in any household, restaurant or food business than eggs. It’s the...

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How is the Avocado Shortage Affecting the Restaurant Market?

Here’s what’s behind the sharp rise in avocado prices and how it’s affecting restaurants. Avocados are packed with potassium, monounsaturated oil, B vitamins, folate, and more. Plus, they’re a key ingredient in guacamole, so it’s hardly surprising that demand for avocados has increased over the years. In 2000, 2.21 pounds...

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pears varieties

The Chef’s Essential Pear Guide – Nutrition, Health Benefits & Best Varieties

We have compiled a helpful guide on pears covering nutritional value, health benefits, seasonality, popular varieties, and which ones make for great pie filling! How much do you know about seasonal pears? You might have tried Barlett, the signature sweet pear adored for its rich, juicy consistency, or the petite...

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specialty grapes

Making the Most of Grape Season & California’s Specialty Grapes

With the grape season still in full swing in California, it's the best time to talk about specialty grapes and why you shouldn't miss out on this beloved autumn crop. Ah, specialty grapes! Flavorful, versatile, and full of health-enhancing nutrients. Although sometimes considered a classical summer fruit, grapes are equally...

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NYC To Require Proof of Vaccination for Entry to Restaurants Starting September 13

NYC is well set on enforcing its vaccination requirement program for indoor dinings as public health specialists anticipate a spike in Delta strain infections. We hope you've already seen NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's August 3 announcement: The "The Key to NYC Pass" program will be fully enforced this September 13,...

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seafood prices

U.S. Seafood Prices Spike Amid Inflation and Labor Shortage – A New Concern for Restaurants

The inflation-driven seafood price spike is a growing concern in our industry, affecting operations across the entire chain—from suppliers to retail and restaurants. A devastating storm is swiping across the U.S. seafood industry. Rising demand and low availability for many seafood products have caused prices to double for some specialty...

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local wholesale food supplier

What are the Benefits of Buying Directly from Local Wholesale Food Suppliers?

How many food wholesalers from your area can you think of? We’re not asking if you’ve visited any local farm to complete a simple purchase. Commuting anywhere is a time-consuming task, and people simply lack the means and energy to question where their groceries are coming from (let alone...

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The Greatest Challenges Facing Food Industry

Thanks to the ongoing vaccine rollout and the long-awaited beginning of the warm season, Covid restrictions have finally relaxed. The global economy has also shown its first encouraging signs of recovery. Great news, right? Unfortunately, not everyone is hurrying to rejoice. Despite this hopeful ambiance and the fact that NYC...

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