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Today’s high-tech software and supporting systems can streamline management functions, ensure consistency in multi-unit restaurants and improve unit level and company profits.

6 great menus

The menu is a statement of your restaurant’s philosophy—and a crucial piece of its marketing puzzle.

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.

While the cooling fundamentals haven’t changed much in refrigeration equipment, the units have evolved in size, form and function to protect food at every stage.

Want to beat the big guys in this game? You’d better find the right corner—or in-line or end-cap. “Of all the decisions a new restaurant owner will make, the biggest is real estate,” says Steve Greene, COO of Camille’s Sidewalk Café in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Want to beat the big guys in this game? You’d better find the right corner—or in-line or end-cap. “Of all the decisions a new restaurant owner will...

Interest in healthier eating has boosted the use of steamers, but memories of water-related problems and dependability issues still dog the category. In response, manufacturers have come up with clever variations for generating steam and regulating temperature and pressure.

All bottled water is not created equal. Don’t be fooled by a pretty label showing the Rocky Mountains or a pristine lake; that bottle may just as likely contain city tap water.

Like wine, no two olive oils are exactly alike. Each oil is distinct, a unique product of soil, climate, olive type (there are at least 60 varieties of olives) and processing method. And like wine, olive oil is a changing, “living food."

Griddles are fairly basic: a thick steel plate is heated from below, allowing you to grill and sauté on a big flat surface. Today, that basic formula is being tricked out with new features.