Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: December 9, 2011

Looking for some of the week’s top information? Here are five stories from the foodservice industry for the week of December 5 through December 9. 

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Customers Want More Mobile for the Holidays
From MediaPost.com, Read Full Story

In an article from MediaPost.com, they looked into a study that discovered many restaurants are using mobile advertising.  These offers range from coupons to free items.  They also looked into specific times for messages and advertisements to be sent that would best accommodate and increase consumer response. Read the full article, which includes specifics, percentages and more, here.

Delicious Food from This Past Year
From The Daily Meal, Read Full Story

It’s hard to believe 2011 is coming to a close, but this year did bring in some interesting and delicious menu items.  The Daily Meal put together a slideshow of their favorite dishes from this past year. The list ranges from a hot dog from Shake Shack to tagliatelle al ragu from Al Di La. Be sure to read the full story and check out the slideshow, which includes information about each dish from Daily Meal writers, as well as what items they are looking forward to in 2012.

Cheese Recall
From Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC, Read Full Press Release

This week, Fair Oaks Dairy Products of Fair Oaks, Ind., announced a voluntary recall on some of their cheese products due to a possible risk of Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. According to their press release, the recall consisted of certain “one half pound retail packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes.” Fair Oaks said it was produced under the label “Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese.”  It would have been sold between September 30 through Dec. 3, 2011.  For more details including contact information, read the full press release.

Successful Food Truck Owners
From Richard Myrick of Mobile-Cuisine, Read Full Story

In this week’s blog, “Food Trucks: Surviving the Winter,” we learned how successful food trucks have been in 2011 and how some will survive the upcoming harsh winter weather that will affect certain regions of the country.  Much of our information came from Mobile Cuisine Editor-in-Chief Richard Myrick, who on their website recently delved into six traits of successful food truck owners.  So while the middle of winter may not be the best time to start up a food truck, it’s definitely a great time to start gathering the details to be up and running by spring.  Read all of Myrick’s traits for having a successful food truck on their website.

Coca-Cola Ends Holiday Season Can
From Huffington Post, Read Full Story

Have you sold one of Coca-Cola’s latest holiday-themed cans at your establishment, then had your customer tell you they wanted a regular Coke? Confusing, isn’t it.  Well it’s all in the branding.  The latest holiday can is white with red writing and features polar bears in support of the Arctic polar bear habitat.  However, the holiday Coke can closely resembles the Diet Coke can, which has a light silver background with red writing.  So because of the confusion, Coca-Cola will be switching the cans to be closer to their original colors. For all of the information, read the full Huffington Post story.

 


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