The Main Dish: the Leading POS System, Restaurant Design Tips, and Other Highlights

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.

Special Interests Matter: The Real Deal on Specialty Diets

Any good restaurant menu re-build or engineering analyzes product mix, high performers, good margin items, and dishes that need to go away, among other edits. Getting wise to special interest menuing is a logical next step. Simply hushing customers with special dietary demands is bad for business. Turn away from the dark side of dismissing exacting customers as finicky by embracing a proactive take on smart menuing.

Restaurant Design of Today: What's New, Tips, and More

Designing a restaurant is not a task to take lightly. Design is always evolving. Whether you’re a fine dining establishment or more fast-casual, there are constantly new tricks and tips to learn that will make for a more visually enjoyable experience. We did some research on the topic to help guide you in the right direction when needed. Here’s what we learned. 

Female CEOs in the Restaurant Business to Watch Out For

Some say it's still a man's world, but that doesn't mean there aren't some successful women out there kicking serious butt. With the rise of females in the restaurant business, we thought what better way to show some support than by highlighting a few of today's best-of-the-best. Here are five women CEOs that are rocking the restaurant industry..

Oracle’s POS System Could be a Game-Changer

On this episode of On Foodable Weekly, we take a closer look at one of the most innovative systems out there, the Oracle Simphony POS software. One of the solutions demoed is the Workstation 6. Equipped with an array of different ports for future connectivity and an especially durable design, this tablet is meant to last. Not to mention, it’s mobile, meaning it can be wall mounted, kiosk mounted, or moved to the kitchen, if needed.

9 of the Top 10 Most Loved Pizza Brands are Fast Casuals

The fast casual format certainly suits the pizza category. With today’s innovative kitchen equipment, pies can be cooked in minutes. Pizzas can be served quickly and are usually inexpensive. Not to mention, they are customizable. So it’s not surprising that the majority (9 to be exact) of the top 10 Most Loved pizza brands are in the fast casual segment. 

Top Casual Dining Brands on the Move

There are plenty of casual dining brands to choose from but only a select few that reach topnotch status. Wowing the customers of today can be a challenge for many establishments, including the fast casual eateries. However, there are several brands that get it right time and time again, satisfying their customers to the highest standards.