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2017 Dish of the Year: The Breakfast Sandwich

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Restaurant and hospitality consultants Andrew Freeman & Co. crowned the breakfast sandwich the dish of the year for 2017 because of its appeal beyond breakfast, extending to all-day menus. From classics like the Monte Cristo to the Croque Monsieur, you can easily leverage the popularity and versatility of the breakfast sandwich by adding your own unique stamp. Almost every operation ...

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Four Steps to Setting Standards in Your Restaurant

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By David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com How do you set the standards in your restaurant and make sure they are being met? How do you ensure the process is working? How do you do all that without running shifts and micromanaging your management team? Easy! You use systems, you follow up and you have a willingness to hold your management team ...

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The Rise of Brunch

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Brunch, beloved among Millennials and those looking for a shared food experience, is changing the way Americans eat breakfast. This late-morning meal is becoming more of a communal experience rather than a destination. Data from Google Trends show that search interest in brunch has been rising steadily since 2004 with spikes in searches on significant Sunday occasions like Easter and ...

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Sharpen Your Breakfast Skillet Skills

Skillets, hashes, or skillet hashes: No matter what you call them, this versatile and hearty dish is crucial to your breakfast or brunch menu. While corned beef hash or a classic sausage/potato/egg skillet will always resonate with comfort food fans, breakfast skillets, much like on-trend bowls, are getting a makeover with inspired flavors and treatments. They’re the perfect platform for ...

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Make Some Dough with Breakfast Breads

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Look anywhere these days and you’ll discover breakfast and brunch are trending away from the traditional all-you-can-eat buffet towards carefully curated à la carte menus. Today’s  well-engineered brunch menus contain well-thought-out offerings; nothing is an afterthought – everything has a specific purpose. The same is true for breakfast breads, once used as a buffet profit-hedging tactic thanks to their tendency ...

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“Everything” Brunch

Shareable meals are trending because they are economical, intimate, and give each diner the chance to taste a bite of everything. Brunch is a perfect setting for a shareable plate, and this traditional presentation has been served at nostalgic Jewish-owned delis for decades. Take inspiration from this deep cultural fabric by constructing your own brunch spread with whipped smoked trout ...

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How “Free” Marketing Could Be Killing Your Bottom Line

The concept of digital marketing is easy to embrace. The internet provides a seemingly endless supply of free (and low-cost) marketing solutions that provide unique opportunities to engage directly with customers and drive a positive brand image, ultimately bringing more business through the front door. That’s the ideal. In reality, too many restaurants allow “free” to translate to “less important.” ...

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The Business of Brunch + 5 Steps for Success

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Brunch differentiates from breakfast in that it’s much more than a meal, it’s a unique social experience and a national pastime. As a result of changing lifestyle patterns in how Americans eat, live, and interact with each other, brunch has become more popular than ever. However, just because it’s booming, doesn’t necessarily mean starting a brunch program is the right ...

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