Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: 2/3

Looking for some of the week’s top information? Here are five stories from the foodservice industry for January 29 through February 3.

Mimi’s Cafe Goes Red
From Mimi’s Cafe, Read News Release

Image: Mimi's Cafe

Today is the American Heart Association’s “National Wear Red Day” to raise awareness for heart disease in women.  Mimi’s Cafe, a French-inspired casual dining restaurant with 145 locations around the country, is taking it a step further by marking Feb. 3 as a kick-off date to a month long campaign.  Anyone that comes into the restaurant on Feb. 3 can get a free cup of soup–then for the remainder of the month there will be other opportunities for diners upon making a donation.  Read the release news release in full on Mimi’s Cafe’s website.

Restaurant Performance Index On The Rise
From National Restaurant Association, Read Article

It seems like we just heard similar news that the Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit a new high. The National Restaurant Association recently came out with an article stating the RPI finished out December up 1.6 percent.  This is the highest level it’s been in the last six years and the next few months should be on a positive track.  For more information, including a deeper look into how the RPI is calculated, visit the NRA website.

Foodservices Across the Country Prepping for Game Day
From SmartBlog on Restaurants, Read Blog

Restaurants all across the country have been gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday.  The NRA estimates 48 million Americans will order takeout and 12 million will watch the game at a bar or restaurant. Pizza and wings are on the top of many restaurant’s menus, but there’s more! Check out SmartBlog’s article which covers what restaurants are up to for game day.

Image: Schnitzelbank Bratwurst/Super 46

And the Winner of Super 46 Sandwiches Is…..
From Indianapolis Monthly, Read Blog

At the beginning of January, Indianapolis Monthly began “Super 46 Sandwiches,” a list of top sandwiches in Indiana.  They opened it up for voting to find the top sandwich in the state.  People from across the state put in their votes and a winner was decided this week–which was the Bratwurst from Schnitzelbank in Jasper, Ind.  Their bratwurst went up against many great contenders such as Shapiro’s Rueben, Harry and Izzy’s St. Elmo Prime Rib Sandwich and Rock Cola 50s Cafe’s Mile High Club Sandwich. Read more about Super 46 on their website, which includes ways to search different sandwiches if you are or will be in Indiana.

Image: kakisky/MorgueFile

 Super Bowl Recipes

Whether you’re waiting tables or at home with friends on game day, it’s always good to have some party recipes on hand.  Here are a few websites we found that feature a plethora of Super Bowl themed recipes:

Please share your favorites with us below in the comment section–or tell us about your signature recipe!

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