Broad Street Licensing Group named a Top 20 Global Licensing Agent

The Broad Street Licensing Group (BSLG) has been named one of the “Top 20 Global Licensing Agents” by License! Global Magazine. Ranking number 12 on the prestigious list, BSLG was instrumental in the transition of the Tony Roma’s retail product from CBQ, LLC to Ruprecht Company, a time-honored and renowned meat processor and food manufacturer in Chicago—a transition that begin in May, 2017.

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Ways restaurateurs can select the right foodservice distributor: Op-Editorial

Restaurant owners find themselves in a better bargaining position, but some of the biggest considerations in selecting the right distributor partnership have become more complex. Competitive pricing, reliability, distributor perks, convenience and industry know-how are reflective of some of the most important considerations…Independent restaurants will outpace chain sales growth by nearly double (independents to grow +4 to +5 percent vs. chains’ +2 to +3 percent growth).

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PFG reports 3Q 2018 financial results

Performance Food Group Company today announced its third-quarter and first-nine months fiscal 2018 business results: otal case volume grew 0.8 percent
Net sales increased 2.7 percent to $4.3 billion
Gross profit improved 7.2 percent to $558.7 million… “We are pleased with our third-quarter net sales and profitability, said President and CEO George Holm.

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Three protein trends being tapped for successful product development

…Asian Island foods, a trend identified by Chicago-based consultancy Technomic. It has propelled Asian Island chicken on menus. At the same time, consumers are looking for protein alternatives to meat and are driving an interest in the creation of more food products and menu items that tap the nutrition and appeal of pulses and plant-based proteins.

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Two restaurant groups battle for diners in Arlington

Diners in Arlington, Va. have benefited from a string of successful new restaurant openings over the last few years. The city has developed as one of the most exciting food cities in America, as local restaurant groups aggressively expand and bring new concepts to the area. Two restaurant groups, MacNac Hospitality and Social Restaurant Group, are battling for Arlington Diners.

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Eatery Pulse TV debuts Swizzle Chill

The Eatery Pulse TV News Network debuted its most exciting and energetic web boradcast to date in Swizzle Chill TV. Catch the latest episodes by subscribing on YouTube or to our mailing list at susbscribe.swizzlechill.com:

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What are the next top global flavors for restaurants to tap?

“Thai, Indian, Korean and North African Influences are hot right now and are breaking through into foodservice in the form of sauces, spirces and proteins,” she says…Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice research film and consultancy, has also presented Southeast Asia as a source of flavor trends.

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Restaurants leverage the popularity of organic foods

The organic food industry has grown rapidly in recent years and the growth trajectory continues to rise, as organic ingredients begin to find a place in the broader feel-good food trend. The industry has recently reached $50 billion dollars in annual total organic product sales and is predicted to continue growing rapidly, with average growth in the double digits for the past five years…The D.C. metro area is a hub for innovative restaurant operators who have already capitalized on this surge of interest in organic ingredients, with local favorite restaurants Sweetgreen and Founding Farmers emphasizing the role of organic

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National Restaurant Association launches Benefit Trust Health Plan

“Restaurant employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure that they receive the best health care available. This is why the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust, has been specifically designed to assist our smaller members with employee retention. This innovative approach…CEO of the National Restaurant Association

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P.F. Chang’s introduces new bowl-centric lunch menu and cocktail lineup

P.F. Chang’s new “wok-fired” lunch bowl menu will comprise selections that include the Bibimbap, Chiang Mai Noodle Bowl, Tokyo Udon Noodle Bowl. In addition to these chef-inspired bowls…Sparkling Blossom: Grey Goose Vodka, St.-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Blushing Geisha, Red Dragon, Japanese Old Fashioned

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Food industry finds growing impact from cannabis food and cuisine

Restaurants too can be expected to get involved in this trend by incorporating cannabis into dishes and offering unique private “tasting experiences” for those who wish to further refine their palate..“2018 Food Trends That Matter” in December which featured cannabis as one of the nine published.

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Brewers Association presents Savor 2018 in Washington, D.C. June 1-2

The Brewers Association is returning the Savor event to Washington, D.C. June 1-2, 2018. Savor is a premier craft beer celebration that features an impressive lineup of food and wine pairings from over 90 small and independent craft brewers.

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D.C. restaurants celebrate National Cherry Blossom Festival

As Washington, D.C. area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season. Pan-seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras will be masterfully married with macerated Bing Cherries …At Siren, the distinctive dessert unites Toasted Rice Cream, Cherry Compote, Green Tea Cake, crisp White Chocolate, refreshing Butterfly Pea Tea.

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Three beverage trends to watch in 2018

Three of the most exciting new healthy beverage trends for 2018…Healthier ingredients in drinks, juices, shakes, and smoothies…already enjoying massive popularity due to testimonials from health food advocates and social media influencers, juices and smoothies are the rage.

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Key ideas abound in D.C.’s coffee culture: Brewing excellence

The wide variety of new coffee houses in the area includes Compass Coffee and Lil’B Coffee and Eatery, as well as coffee houses from regions outside of the DMV area, like Rwandan brand Bourbon Coffee.

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The power and future of POS: D.C. Restaurant Tech Summit

At the CohnReznick Restaurant Technology Summit in Washington, D.C., technology heads and restaurant operators shared insights into how point-of-sale (POS) technology is improving restaurant operations…Justin Rosenberg

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Top 2018 food trends: National Restaurant Association Hot Chef Survey

2018 “What’s Hot” Chef Survey, American Culinary Federation..prevailing predictions, new cuts of meat, global breakfast, uncommon herbs

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CraftWorks names interim CEO as Srinivas Kumar resigns

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Group, Inc. has accepted the resignation of Srinivas Kumar, who became CEO of the company in 2014. Fred Beilstein III will serve as interim CEO as he continues Mr. Kumar’s work to grow all the CraftWorks brands.

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Revel Systems continues to grow on the wings of mobile point-of-sale popularity

Revel Systems, an iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) system company, has seen strong growth due to the growing popularity of mobile POS. As part of an array of advanced solutions, mobile POS is helping restaurateurs access added benefits, including back-of-house integration, a marketing platform and enabling more options for engaging customers.

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