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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief 5/11

Looking for some of the week’s top information? This week we are giving you five stories from the foodservice industry for May 7-11.

Positive News on Gas Prices…
From Boston.com, Read Article

In an AP article on the Boston.com website, it looks like there may be hope for gas prices this summer.    According to the article, there was a decrease in the price of oil, therefore gas prices “likely won’t set any records this summer.”  Low gas prices are good for the economy; the lower/more consistent gas prices are, the more people are willing to spend on other things such as going out to restaurants.  So if gas prices can stay consistent throughout the summer, it can only help the restaurant industry’s good numbers continue on a positive track.   Read the full article on Boston.com.

Spring: ‘Tis the Season of Gift Cards
From Nation’s Restaurant News, Read Article

Spring is graduation season, which means many families will be heading out to a restaurant to celebrate.  But it isn’t only graduation season, there is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too.  NRN explained many of the nation’s top restaurant chains are capitalizing on this opportunity by promoting the use of gift cards with incentives such as a free menu item or bounce-back coupon.  Read full article on the NRN website.

Budweiser’s Design Change to Bottles
From HuffPost Food, Read Article

For a limited time, Budweiser bottles will move away from their traditional design and will have a red, white and blue theme as a part of an initiative with the Folds of Honor Foundation.  HuffPost Food reported a portion of sales from May 20 through July 7 (up to $2.5 million) will be donated to Folds of Honor.  Read full article and check out the new design on HuffPost Food.

National Restaurant Association Show: Recap
From Central Restaurant Products, Read Article

The National Restaurant Association Show was held from May 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.  It’s a huge event that had over 1,800 exhibitors of the foodservice and hospitality industry.  All the latest and greatest were there from innovative equipment and supplies to incredibly delicious foods.  It’s an event for everyone in the industry to gain more product knowledge, network and of course, try amazing food. Check out a photo slideshow of Central’s visit and read our show recap.

Mother’s Day Restaurant Specials

We looked all over the web to find some of the deals going on this weekend for moms on Mother’s Day.  If your restaurant has any special plans or promotions, please share with everyone below!

Baskin Robbins: Mother’s Day Cakes

Bravo: $10 Bonus Offer with $50 Gift Card Purchase

Caribou Coffee: Buy One Get One Free

Champps Americana: Upon Visit, Receive Card for $10 off $25 Purchase

Denny’s: Send Mom and E-Card and Get Coupon for Free Skillet Cookie with Entrees

Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurants: Free Dessert with Purchase of $5 or More

Hooters: 10 Free Boneless Wings

IKEA: Free Breakfast

Kona Grill: Complimentary Red Velvet Cupcake

Monical’s Pizza: $15 Family Pasta Pleaser

Ruby Tuesday: Voucher for Free Ruby Tuesday Simply Fresh Cookbook

Rusty Bucket: Free Sweet Treat to Take Home

TCBY: Free Yogurt

Texas de Brazil: Complimentary Dessert and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes: Buy One Breakfast, Get One Free

Central’s Week in Brief: May 2-6

Every Friday Central brings you stories from the week that you might have missed, but are definitely worth a look.  It’s been a busy week, and there’s still much to come this weekend in the foodservice industry.  Here are important events for this weekend and a recap of the week’s events.

Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day, which is a very busy day for restaurants.  When it comes to giving mom a gift, restaurants can be a great way to go.  You can take her to her favorite place, give her a gift card or a subscription.  Restaurant.com put together this Mother’s Day Pop Quiz to help you decide what to do for mom this Mother’s Day.

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is here.  If you’re in the Louisville area for the event, check out Southern Accents “Kentucky Derby: Experience Louisville” for great places to try.

Restaurants Celebrating Death of Osama bin Laden

Last Sunday night Americans were given the news about Osama bin Laden.  Not even a day later, Eater.com posted how several different restaurants were/are offering specials in celebration.

Grape Tomato Recall

This week we learned about many recalls on grape tomatoes due to Salmonella risk.  Food safety news covered this recall with more details on places affected.

Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, with celebrations coast to coast, border to border.  We covered in our blog what restaurants were doing and a few recipes.  Continue the celebration this weekend and give one of these recipes a try.

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