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Sixty percent of Americans drink an average of 3.1 cups of coffee each day. If you aren’t offering coffee, you’re letting potential customers and profits pass you by. Consumers are crunched for time and seeking quick and quality drink options. As the thermometer dips, this is the ideal time to consider implementing a hot beverage program or upgrading  your current ...

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What The NY Times: Per Se Review Means For All Restaurateurs

It has been a week since The New York Times restaurant review by Pete Wells spread rapidly like a grease fire throughout kitchens across the country. It was the unforeseen harrowing review of Per Se, a restaurant located in New York City serving New American and French cuisine that left the culinary industry anxiously awaiting a response of what is ...

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Top 5 Ways to Extend Valentine’s Day Sales

Extending your Valentine's Day Sales

Valentine’s Day is a bittersweet occasion for restaurant owners: On one hand, the holiday sends sales soaring for a day. But during the rest of February, it’s midwinter business as usual, which can be on the slower side. Don’t settle into a slump, instead keep the momentum going with the following these recipes and tips for a full month of ...

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3 Ways to Boost Restaurant Sales During Football Season

Every year, the NFL’s loyal fans follow the season from September through the big game in February. Those football fanatics are always looking for a place to watch the game. So what can you do to take advantage of potential customers and how is your establishment going to keep them coming back for another game? Here are 3 ways to ...

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Using Video For Your Social Media Marketing

Videos aren’t just for big brands with big budgets. They are a great way for small businesses to get more organic reach and shares on social media. If you haven’t explored short videos for your business, you may be missing out on an opportunity to reach more people online – and I don’t mean professionally edited videos by a marketing ...

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Success Stories: ZaZa’s Cucina

Owner: Curtis Radcliffe Location:622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850 Website: zazascusina.com ZaZa’s Cucina opened its doors in 2001. Curtis Radcliffe was the executive chef from 2007-2012. His career took him to other locations but in 2015 there was an opportunity to purchase ZaZa’s. Radcliffe has been owner and executive chef since September 2015. ZaZa’s prides itself on using the highest ...

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Success Stories: Henry’s At The Farm

Owners: Robert Pollock Location: 220 North Road, Milton, New York, NY 12547 Phone: (845) 795-1310 Website: www.buttermilkfallsinn.com Buttermilk Falls is a sprawling 75-acre Hudson River estate with a tenroom inn, spa, working farm, and a restaurant, which specializes in local food. CJ Hartwell is General Manager of both Henry’s at the Farm and Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. Hartwell oversees ...

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Large Plates Mean Big Business

In most parts of the world, meals revolve around a shared single protein with an assortment of sides and that’s the way most people eat at home. Sharing large plates like a pizza at an Italian restaurant or a Peking duck at a Chinese restaurant has been a common restaurant dining experience but the appetizer-entree format has always been the ...

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Success Stories: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Executive Chef: John Gorrick Location: 1280 PA-315, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Phone:(570) 208-2266 www.ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/wilkes-barre In 1965, Ruth Fertel bought a New Orleans steakhouse called Chris Steak House, after spotting it for sale in the classified section. When a kitchen fire destroyed the restaurant in 1976, she purchased a new property a few blocks away. She opened under a new name, ...

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Maines Instagram #TakeOver

The Maines team is at it again and taking over our Instagram account! Follow along beginning February 8th as Maines Territory Manager, Chris Moriarty takes over our Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look as she visits some of our valued Maines customers! Follow us on Instagram @MainesFood! Learn a little bit about Chris: Job Title: Territory Manager How long have you ...

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