Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

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Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

National gas prices hovering near 4-year lows

Domino’s Pizza shares hit a lifetime high after a positive Q3 earnings report.

A case for produce management

Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.

Wheat prices spike as gas falls

Wheat prices increased after weeks of decreasing prices.

Cheese prices plummet after weeks on the rise

After spiking to $2.45 in mid-September, cheese prices plummeted last week, dropping as low as $2.15.

Gas prices are at seven-month lows

Wheat prices also continue to plummet.

5 restaurant redesigns to reduce energy costs

For all these energy upgrades, it’s important to think long term and consider the entire life cycle of the technology in question.

Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

Beef O’ Brady’s overcomes franchisee skepticism to launch pizza program

The company spent three years testing ingredients, operations and ovens, and has experienced a sizable comp lift since adding pizza to its brand positioning.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

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Domino’s Canada commits to domestic-only cheese supply

Domino's Pizza of Canada has announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada by committing to using only cheese made from 100-percent Canadian milk on all its pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s Pizza of Canada is based out of...

Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform

Sourcery, a San Francisco-based startup that helps restaurants, caterers and corporate kitchens to order and pay for food from local suppliers on a single platform, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from angel investors.

Henny Penny announces leadership and structural changes

Henny Penny has announced several leadership changes and an organizational restructuring.

Barfresh expands smoothie operations to 24 Shakey's restaurants

Barfresh Food Group Inc. has signed a two-year supply agreement with Shakey's USA to provide Barfresh's line of Smoo smoothies in 24 of Shakey's restaurants in Southern California

Expert urges operators to plan 2015 purchasing now

A purchasing forecast should clearly define the components that drive commodity prices, including geopolitical events, weather, planted acres of farmland, crop yields and changes in the import/export market, among other factors.

Wixon Foodservice Group adds new beverage mixes

The Wixon Foodservice Group has introduced new beverage mixes that can be used for hot, cold, alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks and can be customized across all dayparts, according to a news release. The new offerings include: Café Olé Cappuccino: plain,...

Tyson Food Service rolls out new burger line

Tyson Food Service has announced two additions to its new line of flame broiled burgers and patties. They include: The fully cooked, 2.7-ounce Tyson Burger (81127-928), which cooks down to about the same size as a 4-ounce raw burger after cooking.

Survey launched to track restaurant menu prices

Restaurant supply chain co-op SpenDifference has launched the latest survey in its menu price tracking study program. U.S.

Restaurant Technologies rolls out mini-portable oil solution

Restaurant Technologies Inc. has introduced a new mini-portable oil solution to fit the needs of commercial kitchens that are challenged with the need to haul fryer oil long distances from one kitchen to the next or from the kitchen to...

Accusations of animal abuse arise at Papa John’s, Domino’s dairy suppliers

An animal protection organization this week released an undercover video showing animal abuse at Winchester Dairy, which provides milk to Leprino Foods.

Kitchen Innovation nominations now being accepted

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards – the program's 11th year. According to a news release, the KI Awards recognize foodservice equipment and technology advancements. Winners are demonstrated at the annual NRA Show in May in Chicago in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion.

Papa Murphy’s adds gluten-free option

Papa Murphy's and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products, today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. Papa Murphy’s stores will begin offering the gluten-free option this month and...

US Foods rolls out fall products

US Foods is rolling out several new product lines for fall, plus a new game app for diners.

Middleby Corp. acquires Concordia Coffee Company

The Middleby Corporation announced it has acquired Concordia Coffee Company Inc., a manufacturer of automated and self-service coffee and espresso machines serving the commercial foodservice industry. Concordia's products serve the c-store, hotel, restaurant and institutional industries. The company is located...

Cardinal International launches fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Cardinal International, a provider of dinnerware, glassware and flatware, is hosting a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation from now through Nov. 30.

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