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Week in Brief: February 17, 2017

Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: February 17, 2017

Happy Friday! It’s the best day of the week to catch up on everything new happening in the foodservice industry, as well as the latest Central blogs and current promotions.

Foodservice Industry News

  1. Delish: The 57 Most Delish S’mores Ideas
  2. Huffington Post: Here’s Why You Really Should Be Freezing Your Oatmeal
  3. Eater: A Guide to the Stars of ‘Chef’s Table’ Season 3
  4. The NAFEM Show: Photos from The NAFEM Show 2017 (Feb. 9-11, 2017)
  5. Nation Restaurant News: Denny’s New Pancakes Boost Sales
  6. Huffington Post: Paleo Brunch Recipes That’ll Fuel You All Day
  7. Eater: How a Day Without Immigrants Affects Restaurants 
  8. National Restaurant Association: Restaurants Rally to Help Tornado Victims
  9. Nation Restaurant News: Stephan Pyles Named to MenuMasters Hall of Fame
  10. Delish: 32 Healthier Ways to Eat Pizza

Central Blogs

  1. Customer Spotlight: Convivio
  2. Tip of the Day Tuesday: Food Service Carts
  3. That’s a Wrap – Our NAFEM Recap

Central Promos

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Vulcan’s history begins as a foundry company in Louisville, Kentucky in 1865. There they manufactured cooking stoves and other similar products. It would later become part of the Hart Manufacturing Company.Vulcan-HD-Range

The Vulcan name originated in 1890 when the Vulcan Gas Heating Company was founded. Both Hart and Vulcan continued to grow, adding more and more products to their lines.

In 1949, Hart acquired the Vulcan name and line of commercial products. The new name became Vulcan-Hart, and they continued to grow, expanding product lines through acquisitions and development.

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Additional Resources

Be sure to also check out these great charbroiler cooking and cost saving tips and this guide to using and cleaning steel, chrome and composite griddle plates.

Halloween Promotions Using Costumes

With just little over a week before Halloween, your restaurant may or may not have a promotion planned for the spooky holiday. Whether your promotion is a menu item or just decoration, getting into the holiday spirit can benefit your restaurant. A fun, easy idea can include your staff and be a way to encourage customers to choose your restaurant on October 31st.

Building the Buzz

A cool way to attract customers to your restaurant during Halloween weekend is through a fun promotion. There is still time to utilize the holiday to your advantage by using costumes! Allowing costumes to be part of your promotion can in turn leave your customer with a positive experience. Not only will it be fun for those who participate, but is also kid friendly! The staff can also get involved with this promotion by dressing up in their favorite, and appropriate, costumes as well. Your restaurant could also think of a theme that the staff can portray with their costumes. Check out two suggestions below of quick  Halloween promotions that your restaurant can put together!

Costume Contest

There are a couple a ways you can go about doing a Halloween costume promotion. The first way is through a costume contest. A costume contest makes the promotion into more of an event/competition. Any customer that comes to your restaurant dressed in costume is eligible to enter the contest. Be sure to remind your guests to keep their costumes appropriate. The contest can be split into age groups so there is more than one winner. The best costumes, voted by staff or other customers, can be rewarded with a free meal or prize of some sort.  The prize could also be a new menu item you are trying out or a coupon for a future visit to your restaurant. Pictures of the customers who win the costume contest can be put up to build hype for the next year!

Discounts with Costume

Another easy way to incorporate costumes into your promotion is through offering a discount or percentage off. This is popular for restaurants even on days other than Halloween. For example, Chick-fil-A has Cow Appreciation day where guests who dress as cows get a free meal. A discount of any sort with a costume is a good way to incentivize customers to include your restaurant into their Halloween plans. This Halloween promotion will also attract customers who want to grab a last minute bite to eat before taking their child trick-o-treating or heading to their co-worker’s Halloween party.

Does your staff need last minute costume ideas for your Halloween promotion? Check out 19 Brilliant Ways to Dress Like Food for Halloween on Buzzfeed.com for some ideas for your restaurant.

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We don’t sell Halloween costumes, but we have all your food service equipment needs to pull off a successful Halloween promotion!  Remember to shop Central Restaurant for the best selection, prices and expert advice from our Product Consultants. Product Consultants can be reached online via the chat or by phone at 800-215-9293.