Roundtable — Foodable Hosts Discuss Their Favorite Things from NRA Show 2014

In this episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable Network, our Foodable hosts — Barbara Alfonzo, William Bender, Jessica Bryant, and Eric Norman — sit down to discuss the 2014 NRA Show. What new products are catching our attention? Which trends did we see at the Show this year? From culinary to equipment, our hosts break down their favorites for you.

Vulcan Presents the Future of Kitchen Equipment

In this very special episode of Rock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable Network, hosts Eric and Bill are at the 2014 National Restaurant Show with a winner of the Kitchen Innovations 2014 Award, Vulcan. Vulcan is taking kitchen fryers to the next level with the PowerFry5™ with FivePass™ Heat Transfer. Unlike other fryers, the PowerFry5™ with FivePass™ Heat Transfer boasts shorter cook times, quick temperature recovery, better taste, reduced oil top-off and most importantly consistent results. Watch the full episode to see why the Vulcan PowerFry5™ with FivePass™ Heat Transfer is a necessity for any kitchen. 

Executive Insight Series — The Future of Technology in Foodservice with Rob Grimes

In this On Foodable Executive Insight Series, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we are speaking with Rob Grimes, CEO & President at IFBTA, at the NRA Show in Chicago. Watch the full episode to gain a deeper understanding of how technology in restaurant operations is moving away from a hardware mentality into a softer one, and what new technologies operators should be aware of moving forward. Grimes and Barron also talk about weeding out tech fads from trends, and offer their opinions on the future of mobile payments.

NRA Special Series — ServSafe

In this On Foodable Special Report, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we’re talking ServSafe, an NRA food safety program, at the NRA Show in Chicago. We are joined by Jay Lerdal, Product Manager at NRA, Atour Eyvazian, VP/Managing Partner at Jack in the Box, and Michelle Mason, Sr. Director of Operations Development and Training at Granite City. Watch the full episode to learn the importance of ServSafe, how it can benefit your restaurant brand (including responsible beverage programs), and how different brands have integrated the program to ensure better business and a more efficient staff.

NRA Special Series — Healthcare

In this On Foodable Special Report, we are in Chicago at the NRA Show talking to industry leaders — Randy Spicer, VP of Health and Insurance Services at the NRA; Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs; and James Balda, SVP of Innovation and Business Development at the NRA — about healthcare in the restaurant industry. Watch the full episode to discover how impactful the ACA has become to the industry and what operators need to know, how Firehouse Subs has taken on healthcare, and what resources the NRA is providing to support this.