Barry Skown

Takeout and Delivery… Before, Now, and Later
Barry Skown, Khaled Halabi
May 14, 2020
Takeout and Delivery… Before, Now, and Later

Takeout and delivery.  Seems simple enough, right?  And in light of the past few months, a godsend for shuttered restaurants and their patrons alike.  But even before this became the only way to eat “out”, takeout and delivery were having serious growing pains.   Mobile ordering has been the buzzword, the golden egg for increasing profits […]

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Foodservice and the Hospitality Industry Post COVID-19…How Will They Thrive Tomorrow?
Barry Skown, Kevin Banas, Richard Eisenbarth, Tracy Diaz
April 13, 2020
Foodservice and the Hospitality Industry Post COVID-19…How Will They Thrive Tomorrow?

Although it may seem hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel now, we will eventually move past this current pandemic.  We will emerge from our homes and quarantines ready and eager to revisit our favorite bars, restaurants, and cafes, who with open arms, will serve us our daily dose of delicious […]

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HACCP…Now More Than Ever!
Barry Skown
March 24, 2020
HACCP…Now More Than Ever!

The world is going through an unprecedented time right now…much different than the Great Recession of 2008, and different, but possibly equally as impactful, as WWII.  For certain, a situation that no one born after WWII has ever faced.  We, as a nation, and the world, are just starting to see the possible economic impact […]

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The Virtual Cafeteria
Barry Skown, Joseph Sorgent
May 21, 2018
The Virtual Cafeteria

What happens when a company wants to offer foodservice to their employees but their bottom line doesn’t allow for it?  What about the company that wants to bring cutting edge, local food offerings to staff to satisfy their desire for the latest food trend but can’t afford to bankroll a complete overhaul of infrastructure?  How […]

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Come Fly with Me…and Dine!
Barry Skown
October 16, 2017
Come Fly with Me…and Dine!

Americans are certainly a society in perpetual motion.  And nowhere does this seem more evident than in air travel.  Business persons, individuals, families, social groups, sports teams, and more are traveling more now than ever before.  In fact, you’ve experienced it!  You’ve walked through the airport in the past year and become part of the […]

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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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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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How Convenient!
Barry Skown
June 8, 2016
How Convenient!

My generation, along with subsequent generations, has grown up with convenience stores in our lives. First, it was 7-Eleven that popped onto the scene.  They sold anything from packaged candy and snack food to “emergency” milk, eggs and bread for Mom when it was Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, and all the grocery stores were closed. […]

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Variations on a Theme
Barry Skown
February 11, 2016
Variations on a Theme

You’ve probably seen…or at least heard of…the classic movie comedy called National Lampoon’s Vacation, where the Griswold family takes an ill-advised trip to “Wally World” and encounters all kinds of crazy situations before, during, and after the trip to the theme park. (Watch it, if you haven’t already!) Wally World was a different kind of theme […]

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Planning to Dine
Barry Skown
October 2, 2015
Planning to Dine

Every day, and every evening, millions of people around the world venture outside of their home to visit one of the thousands of foodservice operations to eat a meal. Some people visit these establishments while traveling hurriedly on their way from one place to another. Others use them as a social gathering and meeting place […]

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