For Operators

Some time ago, at the CIA’s annual Menus of Change conference, we began tinkering with the idea of the “flip” concept; where a finished dish of food features animal protein used as a flavor enhancer rather than as the main ingredient. There were many successful dishes and a new strategy for foodservice evolved as a result of the work.

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The E&S industry is constantly evolving and changing to meet new foodservice trends and growing consumer demands. As part of our What’s Hot! What’s Cool! What Works! from The NAFEM Show 2019, we’re sharing how Hamilton Beach Brands helped Yogurtland satisfy customers for a 3% increase in sales with the SmartServeBlend in a Cup. 

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Pizza is one of the oldest menu items with roots dating back to the B.C. time period. Over time though, pizza has evolved and grown into a lucrative and global restaurant segment.

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Whether you’re opening a new location, remodeling an old one or simply restocking, estimating the right quantities to purchase can be challenging for anyone. That’s why we’ve pulled together the must-have list of smallwares to have on hand according to NAFEM members of all sizes and concepts.

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Are you looking to get ahead in the foodservice industry? The NAFEM Certified Foodservice Professional program provides you with the resources and support to achieve a certification—a highly regarded industry achievement!

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Energy efficiency continues to be a top trend in the foodservice industry, and with good reason. After all, the potential of energy efficient upgrades like greener kitchen equipment can mean more than big energy savings—they can mean big cost savings for your business.

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NAFEM is proud to offer members the tools and resources to continue developing their businesses from every angle. The state-of-the-art NAFEM Learning Center is just one more way we’re helping our members do this.

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There’s no doubt about it: quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are a major part of the foodservice machine in the U.S. Whether you’re a student, full-time worker or stay-at-home parent, QSRs offer a lot in terms of convenience, taste and price – and Americans across the board seem to think so, as well.

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