Creative Strategies to Stay Competitive During the Re-Opening Process

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Customers are passionate about supporting their favorite establishments, but are hoping for ways in which they can do so safely. While each state individually crafts hospitality re-opening guidelines, meeting diner expectations around safety can help you stay competitive and ensure repeat orders. Focused menus, meal kits, touchless payments, and more can make ordering from your […]

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Travel-Friendly Cuts & Preparations

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“Delivering hot, beef braised will be the best experience because it can take the abuse of long hot-holding, and still deliver on tenderness and juiciness.” Sterling Silver Chef Pete Geoghegan recommends travel-friendly braised meats, particularly ones that use short ribs, blade roast, and chuck roll for takeout and pick-up menus. Additionally, stir-fry or bowls with […]

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Unique Executions For Your Takeout Menus

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According to Sterling Silver Chef Bradley Borchardt, it’s still important to “understand your brand and see how you can create food that is approachable and travels well but maintains brand integrity.” Your takeout execution should still target the kind of customers that you welcome with dine-in services. “If your traditional menu items aren’t travel-friendly, try […]

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A Profitable Trend: Beef Back Ribs

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Recently, many restaurants are starting to showcase beef back ribs on their menus, and customers are definitely responding. According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, rib volume in the food service industry was up 23 million pounds to a total of 116 million in 20171. Beef back ribs’ popularity is also due to its rich […]

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Sharing Plates Let Guests Choose Their Favorites

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Sharing has recently emerged as a major trend when eating out, especially among Millennials. According to Technmonic’s research,1 42% of consumers agreed that small plates are a great way to share with a larger group, and you don’t need to run a tapas restaurant to capitalize on this trend. Smaller plates are also a great […]

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Plant-Based Sauces for the Modern Steakhouse

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The hummus craze and desire for dynamic textures has led many chefs to incorporate plant-based purées into their menus. These creamy concoctions can be used as soft bases for many different plates, while delivering flavor and color that thinner sauces had in the past. Herbs, nuts, and vegetables can combine to create nutritious, flavorful sauces […]

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Classic BBQ Sides with Craft Twists

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Focusing on more than the smoke and the sauce, BBQ joints are now putting craft spins on their sides too. This doesn’t mean the days of mashed potatoes and slaw are necessarily over. Classic comfort foods may now have unexpected preparations, like pimento mac and cheese or cornbread topped with house-pickled jalapeños. Serving up something […]

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