Ghost kitchens strategy is intended to help restaurateurs create additional revenue streams while on-premise dining is reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic.
August 19, 2020
US Foods announced the launch of US Foods Ghost Kitchens, a program designed to guide restaurant operators every step of the way when opening their own operation, helping them easily add a new revenue stream. With the addition of this program, US Foods customers now have access to exclusive resources developed to streamline the process of starting a ghost kitchen, including proprietary technology to help identify menu opportunities, a detailed playbook to guide decision making, dedicated marketing support, webinars and one-on-one consultations with US Foods specialists.
Redefine Meat has unveiled the world’s first Alt-Steak plant-based products, with market testing at select high-end restaurants to start later this year. Created using Redefine Meat’s patent-pending 3D meat printing technology, the company’s Alt-Steak products have the texture, flavor and appearance of beef steak and can be produced in the volume and cost to enable large-scale market launch.
“The average restaurateur makes about 4 cents for every dollar, and now with decreased traffic and increased costs, it’s even more challenging for them,” says Jim Osborne of US Foods--one of the giants of foodservice distribution to restaurants, hotels, catering, schools and more. On the latest From the Cold Corner Podcast, I talk with Osborne about US Foods’ latest initiative—the Restaurant Reopening Blueprint—to help restaurateurs navigate new guidelines for service, staffing, and customer behavior due to coronavirus.
When asked about the economy, restaurant operators are generally optimistic about business conditions.
April 18, 2019
The National Restaurant Association (NRA), Washington, D.C., released its “2019 State of the Restaurant Industry report,” which examines significant forces impacting and shaping the restaurant industry, including the economy, workforce, technology, food and menu trends, as well as developments pertaining to table service and limited-service restaurants.
From focusing on health and sustainability to embracing global cultures and supporting meaningful causes and partners, there's a renewed energy and deeper sense of caring to do the right thing for yourself, others and the world at large.
November 30, 2018
af&co., San Francisco, debut its 2019 trends report.
Despite abiding by their own definitions, consumers may still reconsider their restaurant orders if they think an item has too many calories.
November 1, 2018
Consumers are increasingly taking on a more personalized, holistic view of health, and making food and beverage choices based on their personal definition of health, such as food described as natural, organic, high in protein or functional, according to a study released by Technomic, Chicago.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!