One thing's for sure. Now more than ever before, c-store trends are driven by one factor more than all the others. We like to say the customer is always right, but when it comes to convenience stores, it is.
This September, RDT held another successful FCSI Education Provider Program for foodservice consultants at our factory here in Waxahachie, Texas. The seminar, which brings in consultants from all over the country, is an opportunity for them to interact directly with our team and their peers over the course of two days.
How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost?
In a nutshell, that's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces every fall when school resumes. When you dissect this question, though, it breaks down into three main points: student participation, higher nutritional value and cost. They are all interconnected.
Restaurants and foodservice operations are one of the biggest consumers of energy. This has a direct impact on profitability, particularly when volatile energy costs are on the rise.
When you do the right things, there are often many levels of benefits. Take energy efficiency, for example. Being energy efficient will help conserve natural resources. It will also provide a positive talking point with customers. Most importantly, it will help improve profitability and boost your bottom line.
The buildup of ice in your commercial freezer might look cool, but it's not. There are a whole host of reasons, but simply put, frost and icing are bad because they cost money.
Legacy Records is one of the latest endeavors from one of New York City's hottest restaurant groups. Delicious Hospitality is the team behind Charlie Bird and Pasqaule Jones, and now they're opening up their latest shop near the Javits Center.
Service calls can be scary for a variety of reasons. They can be expensive. They can disrupt your operation. They can be late. Even worse, they may not even be open depending on the time of your refrigeration outage.
It's a fact. Reducing utility costs will ultimately add to the bottom line of your foodservice operation. According to some industry leaders, gross profits increased last year, but at the same time, expenses -- including energy expenses -- increased almost five percent more than the level of gross profits.
As a result, saving on expenses is a great way to add to an operation's bottom line. Let's take a look at a few numbers.
Food waste is a major issue in restaurants and other commercial foodservice operations across the country. In fact, according to the non-profit ReFED, which specializes in food waste reduction, the United States wastes about 63 million tons of food each and every year.