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Nov 10 2021

Diners In Different Parts of the World Still Hesitant to Eat Inside

While restaurant customers have returned to indoor dining in some parts of the world, a new global study by Technomic shows that many people still aren’t ready for it. The economic forecasting firm Technomic asked 8,704 consumers in 25 countries ...

Nov 10 2021

McDonald’s Canada Is Getting Rid of Plastic Cutlery, Stir Sticks and Straws by December

McDonald’s Canada is saying goodbye to plastic cutlery (except its McFlurry spoons), stir sticks and straws and replacing them with wooden and paper alternatives by December. This phase-out is occurring at all of the more than 1,400 Canadian locations and ...

Dec 13 2020

7 Dining Trends That Will Matter in 2021

Few would dispute that 2020 has been a hellacious year for the foodservice industry. While promises of a vaccine offer hope things will turn around, there’s still a long road to recovery. In addition to simply staying solvent in the ...
Jon Taffer

Nov 3 2020

Post-COVID “Boom Town” Predicted for Restaurants

Well-known U.S. restaurant operator says the industry will come back strong after vaccines are introduced, but with key changes.    by Chris LaMorte - Foodservice Equipment Reports  - Jon Taffer, perhaps best known as the host of U.S. cable TV’s ...

Aug 13 2019

Historic Minnesota Brewery Gets a Modern Reboot

When Schroeder’s revealed the building’s origins as a beer saloon dating back to 1857, restoring it as a brewery became his goal. When Tom Schroeder decided to buy and restore a historic limestone building at 445 Smith Ave., St. Paul, Minn., ...

Jul 30 2019

A More Efficient, Larger Display Kitchen at Prototype Chain Restaurant

Southwest Grill Chain Experiments With Layout to Optimize Flow In a time where many multiunit chains are shrinking kitchens, Moe’s has gone in the opposite direction. Its prototype and test restaurant, The Oasis, which opened November 2018 in Kennesaw, Ga., ...