Looking for some of the week’s top information? Check out these five stories from the foodservice industry from August 27-31.
Hurricane Isaac Could Mean More Bad News for Farmers
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Over the last couple weeks we’ve continued to see the effects of the drought on the nation’s heartland and have heard many speculations as to how it will impact food prices. According to U.S. Drought Monitor, updated last on Thursday August 30, many states are still categorized at the D4 level, the most intense type of drought on the scale. This may change over the next few days as many Midwest states will receive much needed rainfall with the remnants of Hurricane Issac. However according to a Chicago Tribune article, an agricultural meteorologist said the remnants will stall crop harvests and could cause some localized damage.
From Food Safety Month, Read Full Story
“Be safe, don’t cross-contaminate” says the National Restaurant Association, who kicks off their 18th annual National Food Safety Month on September 1. NFSM is an annual NRA campaign that brings more awareness to food safety. Through the campaign, NRA offers a variety of tools for restaurants such as training activities and posters. All materials are free and can be found on the Serv Safe website.
Registration Has Begun for the US Pizza Team Trials and American Pizza Championship
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Does your pizzaria have something special that others don’t? Do you have a special technique that puts you ahead of your competition? You can use all the skills that make your pizza place special at this year’s US Pizza Team Trials and American Pizza Championship. According to the U.S. Pizza Team website, “The U.S. Pizza Team was established in 2000 as a vehicle to further promote the pizza industry and independent pizzerias through friendly competition, live and televised performances, team and individual appearances and more.” They added attending team members gain a sense of camaraderie with others providing an overall positive outcome for customers.
From The Central Blog, Read Full Story
For restaurants, both independent and multi-units, looking to increase sales and raise money for a great cause, Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ is the perfect fundraiser. Dine Out For No Kid Hungry enables restaurants to donate a portion of sales to help end childhood hunger. There’s no registration fee or minimum donation amount to join and Share Our Strength has literally done all the work enabling restaurants to get started quickly with little effort on their part. While the official week for the event is September 16-22, Share Our Strength® welcomes and encourages restaurants to participate anytime and for as long as they’d like during the month of September. The last day to sign up is Friday September 7. Register today! Contact Share Our Strength Senior Manager Jessie Sherrer at 202-478-6505 with questions.
Labor Day Weekend Restaurant Sales and Promotions
Looking to dine out this weekend? We’ve looked all over the web and found some deals going on this weekend so you can dine out, boost restaurant sales and save some money at the same time.