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DC, Dupont Circle, restaurants, brunch, English food

Duke’s Grocery: A Bit of London in the Nation’s Capital

In a city with a large population, hoards of tourists and politicos, plus a bevy of restaurants, it’s not easy for a restaurant to stand out. But Duke’s Grocery is doing just that. A week doesn’t go by without a stellar review or press mention of Duke’s Grocery. Best Bites describes Duke’s Grocery as the […]

restaurants, food safety, salmonella, E Coli, norovirus, supply chain, sanitation, safe food temperatures

Chipotle’s Food Safety Crisis: 5 Lessons for Restaurants

When customers leave your restaurant, you want them talking about your amazing food and service… not driving the porcelain bus! Chipotle knows about this far too well. Mild to violent gastrointestinal distress from E Coli, Salmonella or norovirus leaves more than a bad taste in your customers’ mouths. Foodborne illness is Not a recipe for […]

health, food safety

Food Safety Tips: 5 Things To Watch Out For When Dining Out

Food safety is an important topic to Team Easy Ice. And it should be important to you too — especially when you dine out and have less control. Food safety includes ice safety. Unsanitary conditions, mishandling of ice or a dirty ice machine can cause food borne illness, just like…well…food! To emphasize the importance of […]

foodservice, food safety

Clean Your Restaurant or Shut It Down!

How many times have you heard me say “clean this restaurant up” on Restaurant:Impossible? I’ve said words like this so many times, I’ve lost count. I have zero tolerance for a dirty restaurant! It doesn’t cost much to keep a restaurant clean, yet I’ve heard every excuse in the book around why someone’s eatery is […]

restaurants, hotels, human resources, hiring, training

Top 5 Reasons for High Employee Turnover in Hospitality Industry

Employee turnover in the restaurant and hospitality space is significantly higher than other industries. What can restaurant and hotel managers do to correct this trend? We reached our to our friend Dr. Swathi Ravichandran for some answers. Swathi received her MBA in Marketing and a PhD in Foodservice and Lodging Management from Iowa State University […]

yabos tacos is expanding.

Yabos Tacos: Americana Flavors in a Taco Shell

Yabos Tacos is blowing away the competition in Ohio.  With 3 locations and others in the works, Yabos Tacos is changing the face of sports bars and fast casuals with their fresh, fun and healthy offerings. Stellar management and a robust business plan has propelled Yabos Tacos to success and into our Customer Spotlight.  Scott […]

Stephen Hawking, Black Holes, and Ice Machines

I went to a lecture featuring Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne the other night and while I patted myself on the back for being able to follow the conversation, there were scores of casual references to principles, theorems, and postulates that are almost as incomprehensible to me as the success of the inane TV program […]

Survey Finds Commercial Ice Makers the Most Frustrating Kitchen Equipment

Easy Ice Survey Finds Commercial Ice Makers Most Frustrating Company discovers growing trend among food service managers (Marquette, MI – April 13, 2011) – Easy Ice, the first and only national subscription provider of commercial ice makers, announced today the results of its recent industry survey on commercial ice equipment. The study revealed that ice machines […]