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Departments: Don't Let Food Cost Eat Up Bottom Line Profits
Food costs are the most significant driver of restaurant business profitability. For a typical restaurant chain, a million dollar reduction in food costs has the same impact on the bottom line as a $25 million increase in same store sales or opening 22 new stores. When a small change in this key input can lead to a magnified impact on the bottom line, costs must be managed aggressively - particularly in today’s inflationary and competitive environment.
Departments: Exploring Options in Stored Product Pest Control
Three industry experts provide insight into new developments on the horizon for stored product pest control.
Departments: 7 Steps to an Effective Pest Managemet Program
In food processing environments, quality pest control is a must. A pest infestation can put your product and your business’ reputation at risk because nobody wants to find something in the product that’s not on the label. But pest management in such environments is also very sensitive. Special precautions must be taken to keep pest control treatments from threatening food safety. To better control pests while respecting a food plant’s sensitive environmental needs, you need to apply the...
Departments: Minding Menus
Promotions and limited time offers are key components of many restaurant chains’ strategies to grow sales and capture consumer mindshare. They increase brand awareness, drive incremental sales to existing customers, attract new customers and are often built around products that are more profitable than regular menu items. As most restaurant operators know, however, successfully managing promotions and limited time offers can be extremely challenging and involve a significant degree of risk.
Features: Mickey HACCP
Whistle while you work” may have been the mantra for the Seven Dwarfs, but a lot has changed in motivating a work force since Snow White’s release in 1937.
Departments: Critical Violations
“Eat at Your Own Risk,” a series aired by CBS Chicago last September, indicated that the City of Chicago found 15 percent of popular restaurants and over two dozen franchises faced critical violations. These violations are based on state defined specifications and the predetermined corrective actions.
Departments: Emerging Resistance
Most of the antimicrobials given to food-producing animals are not used to treat sick animals. Instead, these antimicrobials are routinely added to the feed to prevent disease and promote growth. This exposure to antimicrobials has resulted in resistant bacteria. By John Connolly
Features: Tyson wins the 2005 Food Quality Award
It was nearly 70 years ago that John Tyson jumped in his battered truck and drove from Springdale, Ark., to Chicago with 500 chickens in tow.
Features: SYSCO wins the 2005 Food Quality Award
SYSCO Corp. and Tyson Food Safety and Laboratory Services (FSLS) Network are the winners of the 2005 Food Quality Award. A panel of eight judges, split right down the middle, had valid reasons for recognizing two great quality forces.
Features: 2005 Food Quality Award
There wasn't just one winner of Food Quality Award this year, there were two: Each member of the judging panel for The 5th Food Quality Award, which was sponsored by DuPont Qualicon and held at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., last October, said making a final decision was difficult.