Add Appetizers to Your Menu & Enhance Dining Experiences for Seniors

Posted by Katie Wulkow

October 4, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Everyone loves appetizers! These small bites are perfect for tiding people over until their meal comes, trying out new flavors without risking a total meal bust and offering the possibility for more fun and conversation during mealtime!

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Senior Living

Bring Seasonal Flair to Your Food Service Menu

Posted by Scott Fadden

September 22, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Fall is a great time of the year to look over your menu, take some items off and replace them with new options featuring on-trend and seasonal flavors!  If you're recently reworked your menu, you can simply create a separate, small seasonal menu to accompany your full menu. You could also try featuring a new menu item certain days of the week, promoting in-house as well as on social media. No matter how you choose to freshen up your food service menu for fall, our chefs have created some remarkable ideas here to get you started! 

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Hot Dish!

Adapting Your Foodservice Dining for Dementia Residents

Posted by Mary Sell

September 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people, and the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple in the next 35 years.

As dementia progresses, many cognitive impairments can interfere with eating. It's important to have a foodservice plan to help these residents to continue to thrive in the midst of their disease. 

How do you know adaptations are necessary?
People with dementia may display some or all of these impairments to varying degrees:

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Topics: Senior Living, Equipment & Supplies, Health & Wellness

4 Ways to Deliver Versatility to Your Menu With Chicken Breast

Posted by Scott Fadden

August 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Bring excitement and variety to your menu offerings with J & B's Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast. These portion-cut, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are trimmed to perfection and offer an economical center-of-the-plate alternative for your customers. Get inspired with some of these optional recipe ideas listed below.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Hot Dish!

5 Ways to Successfully Offer Smoothies on Your Foodservice Menu

Posted by Kyndra Hamblin

June 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Smoothies continue to grow in popularity. Especially this time of year, on those warm summer days, who wouldn’t want a cool, delicious smoothie? Whether the smoothies you offer are for meal replacements or healthy afternoon pick-me-ups, there are endless possibilities! Try a variety of combinations and flavors that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but can also provide a fun and easy option for those you serve to get their five portions of fruits and vegetables into the day!

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Topics: Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Health & Wellness

4 Deep Cleaning Procedures To Help You Avoid Consumer Misperception

Posted by Roxanne Hassman

June 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Let's face it: first impressions go a long way. Dirty carpets in the entryway and mysterious odors in the bathroom can leave consumers with a distasteful overall perception of who you are and what type of service you provide. Here are four great cleaning procedures to help keep your operation looking its best. 

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Topics: Equipment & Supplies, Health & Wellness

From Simple to Stupendous: Foodservice Innovation At It's Finest

Posted by Scott Fadden

June 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Hamburgers and hot dogs get two thumbs up from customers during the summer months. But how do you take two basic items in the foodservice arena and dress them up to give them even more sizzle? Check out these innovative approaches to help you increase your profits!

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Topics: Restaurant, Schools & Universities, Culinary Concepts, Recipes

7 Tips for Hiring & Retaining Food Service Employees

Posted by Christy Edwards

May 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The food service industry employs one of the largest workforce segments in the United States. But, how do you find and retain the right employee for your business? Consider these hiring tips:

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Topics: Restaurant, Business Buzz, Senior Living

650 Calories or Less Recipes Deliver Healthy Options to Food Service

Posted by Scott Fadden

May 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Let's face it: the industry is changing. Consumers' food preferences are evolving, and the need for healthy menu options is more prevalent than ever. To help get you started, we've put together some great entrees that allow you to target these consumers and embrace their changing needs.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Health & Wellness, Hot Dish!

Announcing 2016-17 School Year Food Service Updates and Regulations

Posted by Renee Greiner

May 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM

As the 2015-16 school year comes to a close, school officials are already finding themselves planning everything from schedules to food service for next year. The following guidelines and regulations will help to ensure that meals and snacks fit the new criteria. 

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Topics: Schools & Universities, Health & Wellness

Three Tips to Successfully Market Food Service to Students

Posted by Renee Greiner

April 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Marketing needs to be fresh and relevant when targeting today's savvy students. Use these three tips to help encourage healthy choices in your food service operation.

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Topics: Schools & Universities

Lavish Your Restaurant Customers With 4 Unique Lavash Recipes

Posted by Scott Fadden

April 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Add flexibility to your menu! These four Rich's Lavash recipes showcase a product that is pliable when thawed or crispy and crackery when baked. Perfect recipes for any restaurant.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Hot Dish!

A Bowlful of Reasons to Add Berries To Your Food Service Menu

Posted by Renee Greiner

April 12, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Berries come in many varieties, shapes, sizes and colors. They can liven up any dish from morning to night with a bit of sweet and a splash of color! With berry season fast approaching, there are many reasons to add a bowlful to your food service menu anytime.

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Topics: Business Buzz, Senior Living, Health & Wellness

Limited Time Offers Help Your Food Service Operation Profit on Mother's Day

Posted by Scott Fadden

April 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM

New research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) shows that more than one-quarter of American adults will celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, and nearly one in 10 will rely on restaurant takeout or delivery for their special Mother’s Day meal. Is your foodservice operation positioned to capitalize on a holiday with that many families planning to dine out? We've included some ideas here to help get you ready.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Senior Living, Recipes

Large Equipment Excellence: 5 Steps to Clean & Maintain Your Fryer

Posted by Kam Miller

March 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Fryers get a workout in food service kitchens, and they can get really dirty in the process. Developing a cleaning and maintenance program for large equipment like your fryers can ensure that they work even longer and harder for you! Here are four steps to cleaning and maintaining a fryer in your food service operation: 

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Topics: Restaurant, Business Buzz, Equipment & Supplies

Profit From St. Patrick's Day On Your Food Service Menu

Posted by Scott Fadden

March 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Place these four items on a limited time menu in your food service operation to make your St. Patrick's day stand out! All four of these recipes use fully cooked and seasoned USDA Choice boneless corned beef brisket (926040) trimmed to 1/4 inch average.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Hot Dish!

The Food Service Dating Game: What You Need to Know

Posted by Gretchen Robinson

March 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Sell-By”, “Best If Used By”, “Use-By” – OH MY! 

Do these terms ever get you confused? The dietitians at Martin Bros. often receive requests 
for clarification of these dates and labeling requirements. Here is what you need to know:

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Topics: Restaurant, Schools & Universities, Senior Living, Health & Wellness

5 Healthy Ways to Prepare Fish for Your Food Service Operation

Posted by Kyndra Hamblin

February 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM

With the array of health benefits that fish provide, it is no wonder that it is on the top of the list of food service menu trends for 2016. Fish is a source of high-quality protein and is also filled with omega-3 fatty acids that are solidly linked to heart health and brain health.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Business Buzz, Senior Living, Health & Wellness, Hot Dish!

3 Lenten Recipes Sure To Grow Revenue In Your Food Service Operation

Posted by Scott Fadden

February 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Food service operators beware: you don't want to miss the boat when it comes to promoting Lent items to your customers.  We've created a few recipes that are not only delicious...they are also sure to add $$ to your bottom line. 

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Recipes, Hot Dish!

Food Service Win: Serve Soup That Sells!

Posted by Krystle Kettman

February 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Forty-six percent of consumers say they visit certain restaurants specifically because they enjoy the soup1, so featuring the right soup varieties for your operation can help to boost sales.

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Topics: Restaurant, Culinary Concepts, Business Buzz

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