Partnering with you means sharing insights that can help drive your business — and Our Take seeks to do just that. Here, we’re giving our view on the latest foodservice trends, operational challenges and the future of the industry. We hope it serves as a resource to help you do your job more efficiently, meet your customers’ needs head on and plan for tomorrow.

Introducing From Trend to Table: A Foodservice Data Report

The foodservice industry is never short on consumer, operator or supplier trends. However, it can be difficult to connect those trends to solid data that can be used to advance the bottom line.

Thriving on the Unexpected: How Holding Cabinets Can Prepare Operators for Increased Traffic

Its 12:30 p.m., you’re in the middle of rush hour, and sure enough, here it comes — a bus full of hungry customers. This should be an awesome sight, right? More business is always welcome, however, it can cause some heartburn if your team isn’t able to easily shift gears and scale quality production.  What the savvy operation needs is the right tools and a little bit of preparation.

How Going Gluten-free Impacts Your Kitchen?

Whether you consider gluten-free a trend, a real health concern, or an allergy that is a figment of people’s imagination, gluten-free cuisine is quickly becoming a more widely accepted and implemented menu option in restaurants across the country. And while it may seem as simple as reprinting a menu to reflect a few changes to some of your items, properly and safely incorporating gluten-free options can be a bit more involved than you think.

New Year’s Resolutions for your Frying Operation

As we settle into 2018, we wanted to take a minute to remind operators that a New Year’s resolution isn’t just for one’s personal life — resolutions for your business are just as important.  Picking just one aspect of your business or operation to improve or be more intentional toward over this year could lead to more efficient habits in the years ahead.

How a Henny Penny Team Effort Provides a Unique Customer Experience

In an industry like equipment manufacturing, most manufacturers are focused on getting a piece of their equipment into your back-of-house as quickly as possible. Their equipment might fill a need of yours, such as adding frying capabilities or replacing a broken holding cabinet, but is it necessarily the right solution for your business as a whole? Is it even the right product? And if it is, what does your relationship with that manufacturer or distributor look like following the purchase?

Nashville HEAT is a Menu Game Changer

Nashville hot chicken might be a recent concept or just starting to trend in your region, but make no mistake, the idea is anything but new.

Choosing your own Adventure on the Fryer Purchasing Journey

Adding a fryer to your restaurant seems like a simple task — find an acceptable piece of equipment that fits your estimated budget. It’s not until after purchasing a basic model fryer that restaurants realize they’re now on a “choose your own adventure” journey that probably could have been avoided.

How Better Training Makes a Better Product

You probably don’t think too much about the equipment in your kitchen until you’re faced with maintenance.