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October 14, 2020

New normal inspires new innovations in restaurant industry

Tech adopters, active safety managers, and creative thinkers prove there are ways to push through the pandemic.

October 9, 2020

Digital Security Part 5: Recover quickly and get back to business

Putting a plan together in advance will help you recover faster after responding to a data security breach or attack.

October 8, 2020

Digital Security Part 4: Respond quickly to data threats

Plan in advance how you’re going to respond to a data breach or a cyberattack on your systems; time is critical.

October 7, 2020

Digital Security Part 3: Detect odd activity

Look for the signs that will help you catch breaches before more damage is done.

October 7, 2020

Café Momentum powers up for life mid-pandemic

Closed for six months, the nonprofit restaurant and training facility prepares its student staffers for what comes next.

October 6, 2020

Digital Security Part 2: Protect your data

First identify digital assets at risk for data breaches; then use this framework to plan out how to protect them.

October 5, 2020

Digital Security Part 1: Identify your risk

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Do you know who is accessing your data?

October 5, 2020

Intro to Digital Security 101: How to protect your restaurant’s data

Protect your operation so you’re less susceptible to data breaches and other cybercriminal activity. Preventive measures make a difference.

October 2, 2020

Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, what’s the difference?

We’ve heard these words a lot these past few months. But what’s the difference, and why is it important your staff knows the distinction between them?

October 2, 2020

Restaurant employment still 2.3 million below pre-coronavirus levels

After an initial hiring surge in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdowns, restaurant job growth slowed significantly in recent months.

September 29, 2020

Innovating menus during a pandemic: Comfort drives creativity at Wendy’s

The vice president of culinary for Wendy’s U.S. explains what menu innovation means to Wendy’s during COVID-19.

September 29, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 5: COVID-19 procedures to follow

Guests want to know restaurants are being extra careful when preparing food and keeping the kitchen clean and sanitized during the pandemic.

September 24, 2020

Tap into FREE mental and medical health resources for the industry

COVID-19 is affecting physical and mental health, especially for those working in the hard-hit restaurant industry. Fortunately, we have resources to help.

September 24, 2020

Add no-contact commerce options to your payment strategy

Expand your payment options to make it easier and safer for customers to purchase from your restaurant without handling cards or cash.

September 22, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 4: Follow safe food procedures

Most foodborne illness happens because TCS food has been time-temperature abused.

September 21, 2020

‘Good Samaritan’ act eases ability to donate healthy, uneaten food

Want to be a food philanthropist? You may be protected from liability and get a nice tax break.

September 18, 2020

Fourteen states lost restaurant jobs in August

Five states – South Dakota, Maine, Indiana, Idaho and Mississippi – surpassed their pre-coronavirus restaurant employment peaks.

September 17, 2020

Winter woes: What’s the plan when it’s too cold to dine outdoors?

Outdoor dining helped offset sales losses in the spring and summer, but what will dining out look like as the weather turns colder?

September 17, 2020

Consumers respond to new off-premises options at restaurants

Seven in 10 operators say off-premises sales represent a higher proportion of their total business compared to pre-coronavirus levels.

September 16, 2020

Restaurant sales rose in August, but operators remained concerned

As total restaurant sales losses topped $185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.

September 15, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 3: Prepare food safely

Pathogens can move around easily, spreading from food or unwashed hands to prep areas, equipment, utensils, and other food. But you can prevent it.

September 11, 2020

In the restaurant industry, there’s a seat at the table for everyone

With a new podcast series, MFHA and the Association aim to break down barriers and teach the benefits of cultural intelligence in the workplace.

September 11, 2020

Innovating during a pandemic: Opening The Perch Kitchen and Tap

Multi-concept Chicago operator adapts menu, unit design and service models in recently opened restaurant.

September 9, 2020

MEG Talks keep operators up on latest marketing strategies

The Marketing Executive Group is launching a new series, MEG Talks, to help restaurateurs ramp up marketing efforts that keep customers dining on and off premises.

September 9, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 2: Clean and sanitize right!

ServSafe delivers six tips and teaching activities to reinforce ways to correctly clean and sanitize your restaurants.