Gas prices are at seven-month lows

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Wheat prices also continue to plummet.

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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.

Cheese prices up 10 cents in a week

Papa Murphy's stock is up $2 in two weeks.

Record-setting harvests push wheat to 4-year low

Wheat prices closed below the $6 mark twice last week, plunging to $5.68 on Friday.

A lesson for educational foodservice operators

How educational foodservice operators can gain a more transparent view of their costs and control of all purchasing cost factors.

Average cost of wheat inches up

Gas prices have stayed steady for the past two weeks, despite a busy holiday weekend.

Cheese jumps more than 30 cents in a month

Gas prices continued to fall through the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Gas still cheaper than this time last year

Last week's stock market saw lower prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, with natural gas remaining stable and wheat and cheese on the rise.

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NEWS


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.

Restaurant operators invited to enter original recipe contest

Reser’s Fine Foods Foodservice Division is inviting restaurant operators nationwide to enter an original recipe using a Reser’s product.

Henny Penny named a Brinker International Supplier Partner Of The Year

Brinker International, Inc. awards Henny Penny, Highland Baking Co. and HotSchedules with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Pizza box transforms into plates, storage container

GreenBox, a recycled material pizza box, is to be used at all six Upper Crust locations in Boston as of July 1, 2014.

New research indicates consumers prefer natural cheese

New research by Reportlinker.com reveals that 90% of adults surveyed consume cheese and prefer natural over processed cheese, according to a press release.

Marco's Pizza adds "A Little Kick" to National Hot & Spicy Day

Marco's Pizza is promoting its new Spicy Fresco Three Cheese and Spicy Double Pepperoni Fresco pizzas by inviting guests to stop by tomorrow, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive a free slice.

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