The Main Dish: Mobile Phone Marketing, the Right Prep Equipment, and Other Highlights From This Week

In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.


Are You Prepared? 3 Ways the Right Prep Equipment Helps Operations

A kitchen staff without the right preparation equipment is like a DJ showing up to a sold-out Cubs game at Wrigley Field with a mixed tape and a boom box. The playlist might be the perfect and well-rounded menu, but the execution will be severely flawed.

How Words Make and Break Restaurants

If you are an owner or operator of a restaurant, just remember that the words you use trickle down to your team. If you talk negative about your guests, what message and tone will your team pick up? Negativity breeds negativity. So, how do you become better in using words? Here are four keys to maximizing your word power.

From Sanitation to the Bar, Product Reviews Featuring Franke and Perlick [VIDEO]

In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," we are joined by Owen Slaughter, regional sales manager for Franke, and Corrinne Ward, regional sales manager for Perlick, who dive deep into the game-changing products their brands offer.

Emerging Summer Trends: How Brands Are Appealing to Consumers This Season

The development of a menu relies on a few factors, including the ingredients available that season, current consumer trends and the brand or restaurant’s creativity. Let’s take a look at what restaurant brands are bringing to the table this summer.



Don't Discount Yourself Out of Business

How do brands bring in paying customers through the doors? And how do they create customer value in hopes of enticing consumers to return again and again? The biggest mistake some restaurants may make is trying to attract new customers by discounting their products. This is a mindset that will make your business fail.

How to Take Mobile Phone Photos for Restaurant Marketing

The cameras in smartphones continue to improve and attachment lenses are small investments. Guests are demanding authenticity in imagery, and want regular updates that capture their interest. Here are ways to get great everyday shots.

BUILT.: Tuning Up Nashville's Music City Center [VIDEO]

In this episode of "BUILT.," in partnership with FCSI The Americas, watch to see how the visionaries behind the Music City Center worked in harmony to turn this building into the pinnacle of flexibility, sustainability, and foodservice excellence. 

Failure to Launch: Canada's No-Tipping Trend

The long-held custom of tipping bar and restaurant servers is hotly debated across the United States. In Canada, the discussion surrounding the no-tipping concept is fierce, but the action is slow.