A Safe Bet: Preventing Foodborne Illnesses with Affordable Tech

A Safe Bet: Preventing Foodborne Illnesses with Affordable Tech

There are solutions emerging to maximize food safety efforts at the restaurant level, enabling operators to better communicate with their employees and to rectify any potential safety breaches immediately.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HotSchedules


U.S. FDA Publishes  2017 Food Code

U.S. FDA Publishes 2017 Food Code

U.S. FDA Publishes 2017 Food Code - Public Health Information Brief

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Steritech


Truly Regal: Our Tilapia Live Up To Our Name As The Finest In The World

Truly Regal: Our Tilapia Live Up To Our Name As The Finest In The World

As the #1 producer of all-natural tilapia, we are committed to raising our lake-grown fish from hatch to harvest in the healthiest, most environmentally supportive way possible.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Regal Springs Trading Company


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QSR trends-to-be: Native American novelties to fermented Finnish foods

QSR trends-to-be: Native American novelties to fermented Finnish foods

As a restaurateur, can you choose the menu trends coming down the pike, or would you like to know what trends forecasters say SHOULD be on you menus? Take this test, then read the best advice from culinary forecaster Suzy Badarraco on what's hot, what's not and what's next on restaurant menus.

McDonald's Cyclospora issues highlight field-to-plate food handling challenges

McDonald's Cyclospora issues highlight field-to-plate food handling challenges

Two facts stand out from the cases of cyclospora infection being traced so far to some McDonald's salads and Del Monte vegetable trays: The parasite hangs out in human feces and once it's on food it is nearly impossible to wash it away, according to health officials.

McDonald's salad parasite at center of FDA-CDC probe

McDonald's salad parasite at center of FDA-CDC probe

McDonald's salad sales ban at 3,000 Midwest locations in 14 states continues after the FDA reported that a parasite, which its says can't be washed away, has sickened at least 61 people. Health departments reported that the cases occurred in those who had previously eaten McDonald's salads.

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

A study reveals three ways for restaurant brands to increase sales.

Growing restaurant beverage trend demands brands rethink sweeteners

Growing restaurant beverage trend demands brands rethink sweeteners

Natural and healthful sourcing is hugely in demand for today's restaurateurs. Why then do so few brands offer naturally sourced lower-calorie sweeteners, particularly for their increasingly popular beverage offerings?

Why food allergen programs are like rocket fuel for customer loyalty

Why food allergen programs are like rocket fuel for customer loyalty

Many more brands are stepping up to the plate to tackle diners' concerns about food allergens by using everything from staff training to detailed menu item ingredient information. There's good cause for these measures since it's not only the right thing to do for customers' safety, but it's great for improving brand loyalty, too.

Restaurant leadership stress: Save yourself, save your staff

Restaurant leadership stress: Save yourself, save your staff

Wellness Expert Heidi Smith drew big crowds at the recent restaurant show in Chicago, all seeking her lessons on stress reduction for restaurant leaders.

KFC UK's lighter ways: The big chicken 'pivots' as QSR world watches

KFC UK's lighter ways: The big chicken 'pivots' as QSR world watches

KFC in U.K. and Ireland is vowing to slash one-fifth of the calories from its menu in less than seven years. A monumental move, to be sure, and one that all QSR leaders will watch closely for what could be the next big direction the fast food industry takes.

FDA holds July 12 public meeting on foods made with animal cell technology

FDA holds July 12 public meeting on foods made with animal cell technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is holding a public meeting in Maryland on July 12 around the food industry's increasing interest and use of animal cell culture technology to produce foods.

Taco Bell, Domino's, Old Chicago Pizza all have workers with Hepatitis A infections this week

Taco Bell, Domino's, Old Chicago Pizza all have workers with Hepatitis A infections this week

A West Virginia Taco Bell joins a Louisville Domino's and Old Chicago Pizza location reporting workers infected with hepatitis A this week.

Wendy's, Jimboy's, Pita Pit leaders share tips on supplier best practices

Wendy's, Jimboy's, Pita Pit leaders share tips on supplier best practices

At the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville this month, Jimboy's Tacos North America CEO Bob Anderson, Pita Pit CEO Peter Riggs and Wendy's Quality Supply Chain leader John Inwright spoke candidly about best practices in working with suppliers to drive brand sales and profits.

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out took top honors as customers' favorite QSR and burger chain, while convenience store, Wawa, landed in the No. 1 slot for best fast food sandwiches, according to a consumer study by Market Force.

Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Although Freshii has reported one of the industry's highest same-store sales for the last four years, CEO Matthew Corrin told a crowd at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville that he had a few missteps along the way to growth. Hard lessons, he said, are key to any brand's path to success.

Balance Grille hopes to tip scales in brand's favor with downtown Toledo aquaponics farm

Balance Grille hopes to tip scales in brand's favor with downtown Toledo aquaponics farm

Balance Pan-Asian Grille is hoping to tip the scales in their favor with an innovative new farming operation which, if successful, will soon replace a good part of the brand's supply chain.

QSR: Time to define what that means now?

QSR: Time to define what that means now?

Quick-service, fast casual, fine dining -- does the restaurant industry need to come together to give more definition to what these service categories really mean now and in the future? Some thoughts on why that might be helpful to those working in the "biz" and those the business serves, as well.

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Get the facts on restaurant nutrition. Consumers are increasingly concerned about healthy lifestyles and you need to know the difference between what they say they want and what they'll actually order.

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