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An Old Steak is Better than a New Steak
John Grimes
May 11, 2017
An Old Steak is Better than a New Steak

Most beef eaters would agree that there is nothing quite like sitting down to a big, juicy, sizzling steak.  But what makes a steak so delicious?  Is one steak just like another? We have been groomed to purchase the brightest red piece of beef in the case while at the same time, turn up our […]

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The NAFEM Oscars
Richard Eisenbarth
March 2, 2017
The NAFEM Oscars

The North American Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers, NAFEM for short, sponsors a foodservice equipment and supplies trade show every two years to showcase the latest and greatest in the industry. This year, nine associates from Cini•Little attended the show to immerse ourselves in the world of foodservice equipment. I was one of them. A […]

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Waste Not, Want Not
Kevin Banas
March 1, 2017
Waste Not, Want Not

Organic waste management may be one of the least appealing subjects you’ve ever run across.  At the best of times it is an afterthought; something loaded into black bags and tossed into the dumpster after hours. At the worst of times, it means expensive removal and hauling bills, or a major attraction for vermin and […]

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What the Heck is a Monkey Dish?  And Other Peculiar Restaurant Terms
Theodore Farrand
February 2, 2017
What the Heck is a Monkey Dish? And Other Peculiar Restaurant Terms

There I was sitting at my favorite breakfast diner the other day when all of a sudden I saw a flurry of activity amongst the staff and heard the unmistakable cacophony of voices in the kitchen yelling Eggs 911! I smiled inwardly understanding the lingo…after all, my previous operations experience managing restaurants over the years has […]

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Peace, Love and Happiness
Holiday Greeting
December 14, 2016
Peace, Love and Happiness

We invite you to take a moment to reflect with us on these three simple words…        

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Fresh Food Subscription Programs – Boom or Bust?
Barry Skown
November 9, 2016
Fresh Food Subscription Programs – Boom or Bust?

Let’s face it, the pace of life gets faster and faster every day.  We constantly struggle to reclaim personal time in a world where “instant” and “now” describe just about everything we do in our lives. And dining trends and purchasing habits in the US are no exception.  A faster pace of life means eating-on-the-run […]

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What’s On Your Mind?
Theodore Farrand
October 12, 2016
What’s On Your Mind?

How Staff Focus Groups and Surveys Can Answer That Question!   How well do you know what your staff likes and appreciates about your on-site dining facilities?  Could you use a boost in daily participation at your cafés?  Are you thinking of rolling out a new concept or a coffee bar that you never had?  […]

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Mining for Millennials
Blog
August 29, 2016
Mining for Millennials

There’s no doubt that millennials are impacting our day to day lives. We’ve seen them ambling through parks on their phones hunting for Pokemon, and lately we’ve seen our working environments evolving into new worlds. All to better “suit their needs.” The food and beverage industry is no stranger to this movement and, as this […]

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Trending Now …Roof Top Bars
Armand Iaia
August 19, 2016
Trending Now …Roof Top Bars

Yes, in some cases today there really is pie in the sky…and drinks and food to go with it. It is becoming a trend, usually in multi-story urban hotels, to put a bar up on the roof and thus provide the owner with another revenue source.  You do not HAVE to own a high rise […]

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FDA Nutrition Labeling:  Consumer Information? Or Industry Nightmare?
Barry Skown
July 28, 2016
FDA Nutrition Labeling: Consumer Information? Or Industry Nightmare?

You pull up to the drive-thru menu board of your favorite fast-food restaurant. As you peruse the food choices listed on the board, you notice some new information has been added to each…the dreaded calorie information!  Oh no, you think!  Why would anyone want to see just how many calories there are in a large […]

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