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Designing for Extreme Weather
Katja Beck
October 12, 2021
Designing for Extreme Weather

We all love sunshine, but it seems recent extreme weather events have us on a collision course with Mother Nature when it comes to protecting our communities from the non-discriminating storm ravages we continue to see.  Will bad weather affect your foodservice operation and if so, how?  It’s true, you can’t wish away the weather, […]

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The Not-so-Sexy Drain
Tracy Diaz
September 13, 2021
The Not-so-Sexy Drain

Drains are not sexy. They are not shiny, like a new combi oven. They do not stand out in a room like an 80-gallon kettle. They cannot wash racks of dishes at the speed of light. But what they can do is save you a huge headache when located and coordinated appropriately. Let’s Talk Drain […]

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How Do Virtual Brands Relate to Foodservice Design?
Lisa Paige-Pretorius
August 17, 2021
How Do Virtual Brands Relate to Foodservice Design?

I know you are asking yourself, how does this work? What is a “virtual” brand – is it real? What is virtual food? A ghost kitchen? If I drive over or have it delivered, will there really be a bag waiting with my name on it? Good news, the answer to all these questions is […]

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The Supply Chain Conundrum
Daniel Kwon
July 14, 2021
The Supply Chain Conundrum

There is a serious supply chain crisis that continues to disrupt many industries and the foodservice consulting industry is not immune from this.  The pandemic has negatively affected the foodservice equipment supply chain from manufacturer to end user. How does the foodservice consultant deal with this?  What strategies should we implement to efficiently source materials […]

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By Design
Kevin Banas
June 14, 2021
By Design

Whether big or small, on a restricted budget or a princely one, no project succeeds without proper coordination between all the stakeholders.  As foodservice designers, our first point of coordination is usually with the ownership:  What sort of facility are they developing?  How many guests are they targeting?  What will the hours of operation be? […]

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How Does an Industry Re-Staff Itself?
Barry Skown
May 19, 2021
How Does an Industry Re-Staff Itself?

The Trials and Tribulations of the Foodservice Industry in 2021 Nearly every single person in the world agrees that the year 2020 was one of the worst on record.  It was certainly the worst year most of us on this planet have ever experienced.  Yet, as bad as it was for everyone individually, I cannot […]

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Food Lockers or Cubbies – Food Vending of the Future is Here
Katja Beck
April 6, 2021
Food Lockers or Cubbies – Food Vending of the Future is Here

You might have seen them at your local quick service pizza restaurant.  On-call vending machines that hold your pre-ordered meal and let you pick up your dinner within a certain window of time.  These food lockers, or cubbies for short, offer contact-free food ordering and pick up with ease…and without hassle or long wait times.  […]

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The Case for a Ghost Kitchen
Kip Serfozo
March 15, 2021
The Case for a Ghost Kitchen

Ghost kitchens were gaining in popularity before the pandemic.  Now they are even more important; in fact, they have leapt from trending to mainstream in the matter of months instead of years.  Many foodservice operations already have access to a ghost kitchen and just about every operator should consider aligning with one.  That is, of […]

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Foodservice for Thought – The Hybrid Workplace
Barry Skown, Khaled Halabi
February 15, 2021
Foodservice for Thought – The Hybrid Workplace

A tumultuous, and unprecedented, year has passed.  What used to be every employee’s fantasy is now gone.  The part of this country’s workforce who were able to work remotely have now seen and experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly in terms of what it is like to work from home.  The impact of […]

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Foodbots are Here!
Kip Serfozo
January 11, 2021
Foodbots are Here!

What is a foodbot?  In simple terms, it’s a robot that assists foodservice operators to deliver high-quality food and beverage and customer service to guests.  There are kitchen robots that specialize in prep and cooking, and dining room robots that specialize in service aspects.  Sometimes the robots can do both, food prep and serve! This […]

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