Operations http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6587/more en Bees are good business for Illinois chef http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bees-are-good-business-illinois-chef <div class="field-deck"> Hilton Oak Brook’s Sean Patrick Curry found a sweet side-business—and a way to support the ecosystem. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hilton Oak Brook’s Sean Patrick Curry found a sweet side-business—and a way to support the ecosystem—through beekeeping.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bees-are-good-business-illinois-chef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bees-are-good-business-illinois-chef#comments Food Trends How To Top Chefs Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000 44261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills executive chef Sean Patrick Curry with some of his 100,000 honey bees.</p> Grimaldi Public Relations A look inside Hilton Oak Brook's beehive http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/look-inside-hilton-oak-brooks-beehive <div class="node-body gallery-body">Chef Sean Patrick Curry found a sweet side-business—and a way to support the ecosystem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/look-inside-hilton-oak-brooks-beehive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/look-inside-hilton-oak-brooks-beehive#comments Operations Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:54:00 +0000 44381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Menu Moves: Lockers boost convenience factor for takeout customers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/menu-moves-lockers-boost-convenience-factor-takeout-customers <div class="field-deck"> A locker system that reimagines old-school food dispensing equipment for the digital age could help restaurants provide the speed of service online and mobile patrons expect. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A locker system that reimagines old-school food dispensing equipment for the digital age could help restaurants provide the speed of service online and mobile patrons expect.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/menu-moves-lockers-boost-convenience-factor-takeout-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/menu-moves-lockers-boost-convenience-factor-takeout-customers#comments Equipment Operations Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:15:00 +0000 44091 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 5 best practices for food delivery http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/5-best-practices-food-delivery <div class="field-deck"> Your restaurant might serve fantastic food, but botched handling during takeout and delivery could undermine your reputation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>No one expects delivered restaurant food to match the experience they get from dining in. But how well does your operation protect food going out the door, and is the customer who ordered it pleased?</p> <p>A recent experiment by food packaging producer Sabert Corp. found that more than half of the food establishments evaluated provided poor to very poor overall delivery experiences.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/5-best-practices-food-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/5-best-practices-food-delivery#comments How To Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:51:00 +0000 44071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Midyear trend review: Delivery boom could become disruptive http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive <div class="field-deck"> Top trend watchers highlight four emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top trend watchers highlight four emerging emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive#comments Consumer Trends Operations Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:20:00 +0000 44151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 7 best practices to streamline labor scheduling http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/7-best-practices-streamline-labor-scheduling <div class="field-byline"> Robert D’Ambrosia </div> <div class="field-deck"> Making the most of available human resources helps control a major cost of doing business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Making the most of available human resources helps control a major cost of doing business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/7-best-practices-streamline-labor-scheduling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/7-best-practices-streamline-labor-scheduling#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:50:00 +0000 44041 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Minimum wage boost apt to squeeze indy operators more http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/minimum-wage-boost-apt-squeeze-indy-operators-more <div class="field-deck"> Minimum wage increases have an outsized effect on the profitability of independent casual restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Minimum wage increases have outsized effect on the profitability of independent casual restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/minimum-wage-boost-apt-squeeze-indy-operators-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/minimum-wage-boost-apt-squeeze-indy-operators-more#comments Finance Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:38:00 +0000 43901 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Test your health inspection knowledge http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/test-your-health-inspection-knowledge <div class="field-byline"> David Rubin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the rules and regulations?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/test-your-health-inspection-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/test-your-health-inspection-knowledge#comments Food Safety Operations Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:01:00 +0000 43861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Restaurant grading systems: A real-world perspective http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/restaurant-grading-systems-real-world-perspective <div class="field-byline"> David Rubin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While some extol the virtues of New York City’s inspection and rating system, for operators, the procedure carries serious implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/restaurant-grading-systems-real-world-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/restaurant-grading-systems-real-world-perspective#comments Food Safety Operations Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:24:00 +0000 43841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Tablecloths or no? That is the question http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/tablecloths-or-no-question <div class="field-deck"> While many consider it unsanitary, even fine-dining restaurants are folding up their tablecloths for good. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While many consider it unsanitary, even fine-dining restaurants are folding up their tablecloths for good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/tablecloths-or-no-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/tablecloths-or-no-question#comments How To Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000 43631 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock