The Main Dish: The Breakfast All Day Trend, Automation Technologies, 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.

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Breakfast All Day: How Eggs Can Make Your Menu More Irresistible

Millennials want breakfast hours to be extended and many concepts are catering to this. Brunch has become a significant source of revenue for a variety of establishment styles, and it is no longer reserved for weekends. So will your kitchen to stick with traditional breakfast hours or adjust to allow your guests to eat eggs all day?

Shaping Your Brand's Reputation

Your reputation is arguably the single most valuable asset in your company. It can take years to build a good one, yet just hours to damage it. Because it’s intangible, you can easily lose sight of it when you're buried in the day to day operations. You will have a reputation whether you cultivate it or neglect it. 

How Will Automation Impact Our Industry?

With labor costs increasing due to things like minimum wage discussions and new legislation, many companies are turning to automation to offset costs. While economists often cite job losses as a negative effect of automation, proponents defend the movement arguing they enhance the day-to-day operations of workers. Foodable went on a hunt at the NRA Show to find some of these technologies and look at how they fit into the industry.

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How Winemaking is Sparking Consumer Interest

On this episode of On Foodable Side Dish, we learn about City Winery, a concept that emphasizes pairing culinary and cultural experiences together. The space aims to create the perfect setting for people who are into music, food and wine. We had the chance to meet up with Rachel Speckan, the National Wine Director for City Winery. 

ICYMI: NRA Unique Finds for Equipment, Tabletop, and More

The cacophony of any restaurant trade show can leave you wanting more: more time to get acquainted with new products, more information to digest about new equipment, and quite frankly, more food and beverage samples. The NRA show in Chicago was jam-packed with new innovations.

Will the “Bionic Leaf” Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution? 

A group of Harvard University researchers, led by Daniel Nocera, PH.D, are on a mission to improve produce growth with the “bionic” leaf. It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but rest assured the “Bionic leaf,” built on the previous Nocera lab team’s invention, the “artificial leaf,” is a real, functioning device.