Restaurant Hospitality http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rss.xml/xmlrpc.php en 8 new restaurants we're dying to try http://restaurant-hospitality.com/restaurants-were-dying-try/8-new-restaurants-were-dying-try <div class="node-body gallery-body">From Houston to L.A., Philly to Cleveland, here's a virtual tour of some of the hottest new concepts in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/restaurants-were-dying-try/8-new-restaurants-were-dying-try" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/restaurants-were-dying-try/8-new-restaurants-were-dying-try#comments Restaurants We're Dying to Try Wed, 25 May 2016 17:01:00 +0000 54871 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Amazon’s best-selling cookbook author, Meathead, dishes on BBQ http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/amazon-s-best-selling-cookbook-author-meathead-dishes-bbq <div class="field-deck"> Here are BBQ myths to ignore, and a sample sauce recipe idea from ‘Q master Meathead Goldwyn just in time for the launch of grilling season. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, author Meathead Goldwyn demystifies the science, debunks some prevalent barbecue myths and just plain renews your enthusiasm for grilling. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/amazon-s-best-selling-cookbook-author-meathead-dishes-bbq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/amazon-s-best-selling-cookbook-author-meathead-dishes-bbq#comments How To Top Chefs Wed, 25 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 54861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Courtesy: Rux Martin Books Courtesy: Rux Martin Books Chocolate Chile Barbecue Sauce http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/chocolate-chile-barbecue-sauce <div class="node-body article-body">From: Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling by Meathead Goldwyn with Greg Blonder, PhD, foreword by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/chocolate-chile-barbecue-sauce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/chocolate-chile-barbecue-sauce#comments Food Recipes Chef Recipes Chocolate Herbs Main Dishes Wed, 25 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 54851 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com What's your restaurant worth? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/whats-your-restaurant-worth <div class="field-byline"> Mel Jones </div> <div class="field-deck"> Income plays a big role in setting a value. But the formula is a bit more complicated. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Income plays a big role in setting a value. But the formula is a bit more complicated.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/whats-your-restaurant-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/whats-your-restaurant-worth#comments Management Tips Wed, 25 May 2016 13:43:00 +0000 54841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Income X multiples = property value.</p> Getty Images Next-gen menu mix: more plant proteins, less meat http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/next-gen-menu-mix-more-plant-proteins-less-meat <div class="node-body article-body"> The rationale for making big changes to restaurant menus looks good on paper. But will customers play along?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/next-gen-menu-mix-more-plant-proteins-less-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/next-gen-menu-mix-more-plant-proteins-less-meat#comments Food Trends Tue, 24 May 2016 20:22:00 +0000 54811 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>A Culinary Institute of America/Harvard public health school initiative wants to change eating habits by altering the typical menu mix.</p> Culinary Institute of America 5 strategies for dealing with the overtime rule change http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change <div class="field-byline"> Joshua Ostrega </div> <div class="field-deck"> Now more than ever, responsive scheduling is key. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now more than ever, responsive scheduling is key.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change#comments H.R./Legal Tue, 24 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 54731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Would you rather have a manager juggling schedules or working the floor?</p> Thinkstock Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ salutes suburban cookout culture http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/michael-symon-s-mabel-s-bbq-salutes-suburban-cookout-culture <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Iron Chef dishes up &ldquo;Cleveland BBQ&rdquo; in a retro-industrial setting.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>11 Party on the patio</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/michael-symon-s-mabel-s-bbq-salutes-suburban-cookout-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/michael-symon-s-mabel-s-bbq-salutes-suburban-cookout-culture#comments New Restaurant Concepts Tue, 24 May 2016 14:40:00 +0000 54711 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Rick Bayless captures 2016 Julia Child Award http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/rick-bayless-captures-2016-julia-child-award <div class="field-deck"> Julia Child foundation praised the multitalented Chicago chef and entrepreneur’s accomplishments and work promoting the foods of Mexico. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A foundation praises the multitalented Chicago chef and entrepreneur’s accomplishments and work promoting the foods of Mexico.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/rick-bayless-captures-2016-julia-child-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/rick-bayless-captures-2016-julia-child-award#comments Top Chefs Mon, 23 May 2016 18:35:00 +0000 54561 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Rick Bayless, a man of many talents.</p> Getty Images Rising Stars: Grae Nonas http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-grae-nonas <div class="node-body article-body">Grae Nonas was on his way to becoming a great Italian chef and now is poised to become one of America’s great Southern chefs. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-grae-nonas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-grae-nonas#comments Rising Star Chefs Gated Mon, 23 May 2016 17:06:00 +0000 54551 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Robert Jacob Lerma Bill designed to simplify food use-by dates http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bill-designed-simplify-food-use-dates <div class="field-deck"> The proposed legislation is aimed primarily at consumers, who are behind the lion’s share of food waste. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The proposed legislation is aimed primarily at consumers, who behind the lion’s share of food waste.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bill-designed-simplify-food-use-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bill-designed-simplify-food-use-dates#comments Food Trends Mon, 23 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 54541 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Bread, eggs, dairy and other perishables would have more consistent &quot;use-by&quot; labeling under the bill.</p> Thinkstock 3 ways to boost your tea profits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/3-ways-boost-your-tea-profits <div class="field-deck"> The pros say use tea to add flavor notes to food, offer a kombucha flight and serve only freshly brewed iced tea. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The pros say add tea flavor notes to food, offer a kombucha flight and stop serving leftover iced tea to push tea profits.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/3-ways-boost-your-tea-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/3-ways-boost-your-tea-profits#comments Drink Trends Coffee/Tea Mon, 23 May 2016 01:07:00 +0000 54531 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Tea is a high-margin product that can also boost flavor in many foods.</p> Starbucks 10 things you didn’t know about Ernesto Uchimura http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-ernesto-uchimura <div class="node-body article-body">L.A. chef Ernesto Uchimura reveals favorite things and memorable advice</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-ernesto-uchimura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-ernesto-uchimura#comments Chef Interviews Fri, 20 May 2016 12:00:00 +0000 54481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p style="font-size: 13px;">Ernesto&nbsp;Uchimura&nbsp;is the executive chef/partner of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar.</p> Dylan Jeni 10 perks and pointers for summer food festival season http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/10-perks-and-pointers-summer-food-festival-season <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Summertime is festival time—and a great opportunity to market your brand and reach new guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thousands of food festivals take place across the U.S. each year. We asked seasoned food festival veterans why they participate as well as their tips for a successful event.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/10-perks-and-pointers-summer-food-festival-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/10-perks-and-pointers-summer-food-festival-season#comments Marketing Fri, 20 May 2016 01:52:00 +0000 54501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Food festivals allow restaurants to showcase their product to a new audience.</p> Getty Images North America 4 tips for hiring seasonal employees http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees <div class="field-byline"> Aldor Delp </div> <div class="field-deck"> It might be tempting to cut corners when bringing in temporary talent. But that’s a bad idea, for a number of reasons. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It might be tempting to cut corners when bringing in temporary talent. But that’s a bad idea, for a number of reasons.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 19 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 54491 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>When hiring seasonal help, it&#39;s best to follow the rules.</p> Thinkstock Millennials seeking alternatives to traditional burgers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers <div class="field-deck"> Consumers' top non-beef choices include chicken, turkey and bison, according to a recent Mintel study. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers' top non-beef choices include chicken, turkey and bison, according to a recent Mintel study.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 19 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 54471 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The grass-fed beef 55 burger at the Rusty Spoon, Orlando, satisfies a shift toward grass-fed beef and other alternative burger proteins.</p> Rusty Spoon Ryan Polli: 5 things I can’t live without http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/ryan-polli-5-things-i-can-t-live-without <div class="node-body article-body">Ryan Polli is the executive chef of The Catbird Seat in Nashville</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/ryan-polli-5-things-i-can-t-live-without" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/ryan-polli-5-things-i-can-t-live-without#comments Chef Interviews Thu, 19 May 2016 15:19:00 +0000 54461 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Chicago native Ryan&nbsp;</span>Poli<span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;has worked in some of the world&rsquo;s most celebrated restaurants.</span></p> The Catbird Seat Independent restaurants spending more with broadline distributors http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/independent-restaurants-spending-more-broadline-distributors <div class="field-deck"> Despite declining ranks, indies are spending more on food, NPD reports. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite declining unit counts for the last two years, independent restaurant operators are spending more with foodservice distributors, NPD says.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/independent-restaurants-spending-more-broadline-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/independent-restaurants-spending-more-broadline-distributors#comments Trends Wed, 18 May 2016 15:02:00 +0000 54421 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>While higher commodity prices boosted spending in 2014, higher rates of food spending among independent operators in 2015 indicate actual growth in the independent restaurant arena, according to NPD.</p> Thinkstock Tablet-based POS systems pass the test http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/tablet-based-pos-systems-pass-test <div class="field-deck"> Early adopters have good things to say about how tablet-based technology performs in chain restaurant settings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Early adopters have good things to say about how tablet-based technology performs in chain restaurant settings.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/tablet-based-pos-systems-pass-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/tablet-based-pos-systems-pass-test#comments Operations Wed, 18 May 2016 14:36:00 +0000 54411 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>A tablet-based restaurant POS can improve metrics in a variety of ways.</p> Getty Images Ironwood celebrates wines of the world http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/ironwood-celebrates-wines-world <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Laguna Hills, CA, eatery is the first ground-up concept from Russ Bendel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Salad.jpg:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Salmon.jpg:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lemon verbena-poached Loch Duart salmon, sweet corn and spring vegetable succotash with faro and Ruby Star grapefruit butter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ravioli.jpg:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/ironwood-celebrates-wines-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/ironwood-celebrates-wines-world#comments New Restaurant Concepts Wed, 18 May 2016 13:48:00 +0000 54401 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Gordon Ramsay on 'Live with Kelly': 'Chefs sweat' http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/gordon-ramsay-live-kelly-chefs-sweat <div class="node-body video-body">Uberchef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay was all charm on 'Live with Kelly' this week.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/gordon-ramsay-live-kelly-chefs-sweat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/gordon-ramsay-live-kelly-chefs-sweat#comments Video Wed, 18 May 2016 12:25:00 +0000 54391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Trendinista: Wake up to the potential of breakfast http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-wake-potential-breakfast <div class="field-deck"> Americans are eating breakfast more frequently. Are you missing out? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Americans are eating breakfast more frequently. Are you missing out?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-wake-potential-breakfast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-wake-potential-breakfast#comments Trendinista Tue, 17 May 2016 20:14:00 +0000 54381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Some 70 percent of breakfasts are eaten at home. That leaves a lot of room for restaurants to step in.</p> Thinkstock New Starbird concept aims to improve on the QSR experience http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/new-starbird-concept-aims-improve-qsr-experience <div class="field-deck"> “Super-premium” chicken tenders are served with more convenience. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Super-premium” chicken tenders are served with more convenience.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/new-starbird-concept-aims-improve-qsr-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/new-starbird-concept-aims-improve-qsr-experience#comments New Restaurant Concepts Tue, 17 May 2016 15:17:00 +0000 54371 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chicken and eggs are featured in breakfast sandwiches like the Nest Egg.</p> Scott Peterson How to keep ants out of your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Brumfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Armies of ants are looking for a new home. Make sure it’s not your operation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Armies of ants are looking for a new home. Make sure it’s not your operation.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant#comments How To Tue, 17 May 2016 14:47:00 +0000 54361 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to keep flies out of your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Brumfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Warmer days bring unwanted guests. Here’s how to deal with them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Warmer days bring unwanted guests. Here’s how to deal with them.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant#comments How To Tue, 17 May 2016 14:38:00 +0000 54351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Known for their love of filth, flies are a major enemy of any restaurant.</p> Western Pest Services Survey: Mobile users likely to preview restaurant menus http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/survey-mobile-users-likely-preview-restaurant-menus <div class="field-deck"> Mobile users are also hungry for deals, the study found. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mobile provides an important tool in searches for restaurants and dining deals.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/survey-mobile-users-likely-preview-restaurant-menus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/survey-mobile-users-likely-preview-restaurant-menus#comments Social Media Technology Tue, 17 May 2016 13:37:00 +0000 54341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Younger diners are most likely to shop for restaurants on their phones.</p> Thinkstock Meet four game-changing concepts http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/meet-four-game-changing-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">Independents innovate, chains imitate. The great ideas start small, then build momentum and spark knockoffs. We surveyed the landscape and put the spotlight on four concepts that have potential to alter the dining scene in a variety of ways. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/meet-four-game-changing-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/meet-four-game-changing-concepts#comments New Restaurant Concepts Gated Tue, 17 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 54331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Isabella Eatery Build a Better: Matcha Cocktail http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-matcha-cocktail <div class="node-body gallery-body">Creative mixologists showcase this green tea in trendy cocktails.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-matcha-cocktail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-matcha-cocktail#comments Drink Trends Mon, 16 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 54321 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Barcito adopts “hospitality included” business model http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model <div class="field-deck"> Menu price increases will replace tipping at this L.A. eatery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many restaurant operators are watching from the sidelines as a few experiment with a move away from a gratuities. Some of those pioneers have shared lessons learned in recent weeks.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model#comments Owner Interviews Trends Mon, 16 May 2016 00:35:00 +0000 54311 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Andrea Borgen</p> Barcito Philadelphia's Double Knot packs plenty in small space http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/philadelphias-double-knot-packs-plenty-small-space <div class="field-deck"> A broad menu and clever adjustments take Michael Schulson's new concept from early mornings to late nights. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Making the most of multiple dayparts and coming up with something new and buzz-worthy are two essential elements of restaurant success.</p> <p>In Philadelphia, Michael Schulson is succeeding on both fronts with his new restaurant Double Knot, positioned as a caf&eacute; by day and cocktail lounge/sushi bar/izakaya by night.</p> <p></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/philadelphias-double-knot-packs-plenty-small-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/philadelphias-double-knot-packs-plenty-small-space#comments Featured Operators Fri, 13 May 2016 07:14:00 +0000 54301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Lunchtime at Double Knot. At 4 p.m., the serving counter at the right becomes a bar and the centerpiece of Double Knot&#39;s cocktail service.</p> Neal Santos Trendinista: Healthy eating in flux http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-healthy-eating-flux <div class="field-deck"> Both restaurants and consumers grapple with the definition and role of healthy dining; FDA, meanwhile, is reconsidering what constitutes healthy food. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Both restaurants and consumers grapple with the definition and role of healthy dining; FDA, meanwhile, is reconsidering what constitutes healthy food.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-healthy-eating-flux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-healthy-eating-flux#comments Trendinista Thu, 12 May 2016 18:47:00 +0000 54281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Kind bars can be called healthy, as long as they don&#39;t make specific nutritional claims.</p> Getty Images