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According to the USDA, more than 16 million children in the U.S. live in households that regularly struggle with putting food on the table. Share Our Strength is working with state and local partners by funding nutrition programs and educating parents and children on nutrition with the hope that one day no child will go hungry in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

Each September, the National Restaurant Association encourages restaurants and foodservice operators to raise awareness about the industry’s commitment to food safety. I reached out to NRA’s Annika Stensson to find out how restaurants can participate.

This year’s theme is “Lessons Learned from the Health Inspection.” What are some of the lessons that are being shared this month?[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by SmartBrief‘s corporate recruiter, Elmira Shahzeidi.

Finding good managers who possess effective leadership, communication and delegation skills can play a vital role in higher productivity and lower turnover. Many organizations struggle to find the perfect balance and should consider promoting from within. The solution-minded and driven individual who you seek could be right under your nose.[…] Continue Reading »

Smartphone technology is changing the way foodservice operators are doing business. Some restaurants have proprietary applications for the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices, and other restaurants are teaming up with third-party service providers. Loaded with content, including specials and promotions, location information, and ordering and payment features, restaurant apps keep wowing us. I reached out to Nick Ostroff, co-founder of 99 Apps, to get an overview of what’s possible and where to get started.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: Do you think restaurants should offer unlimited Wi-Fi to guests?

50.65% — Yes, guests have come to expect it.
49.35% — No, it can affect other guests’ experiences.

Many cafe and restaurant guests in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »