Foodservice Issues

Spotlights the challenges and opportunities that impact the application of foodservice equipment and supplies in the real world including green and energy efficiency concerns, foodservice equipment concerns, the impact of technology on foodservice, and the state of the foodservice economy.

Foodservice Operators Learn to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

Entering 2011 the foodservice industry seemed poised for a better operating environment than in recent years. Consumer confidence seemed to be slowly inching up and, generally speaking, the national employment situation was gradually improving. But instead of seeing a steady improvement in the business climate, things have been uneven, at best, throughout the foodservice industry.

2011 Forecast Update

FE&S explores the impact of rising food and gas prices among other challenges facing the foodservice industry as it tries to emerge from economic doldrums.

Remote Restaurant Management Systems

New solutions allow proprietors to remotely manage their restaurant from a special tablet computer.

Extended Equipment Warranties: Nothing in Life is Free

On the surface, extended warranties for new pieces of foodservice equipment may seem like a low-cost way to help drive sales. But it is important to understand the hidden costs and how it impacts all members of the supply chain, including foodservice operators and service agents.

Our New Look

Welcome to the May issue of FE&S. I am especially pleased to present this issue for a couple of reasons. Number one, it is the big reveal for our FE&S redesign project.

Cultivating a Green Culture

Going "green" is no easy task. But cultivating a "green" culture, meaning working to get an operation's entire staff, management team, vendors and associates in line with sustainability initiatives in order to create a more viable business over time — well, that's an even more challenging task.

Using Wireless, Integrated Customer-Interfacing Technology to Boost Bottom Lines

iPhones and iPads. Tablets and tools. Digital technologies have gone well beyond the boundaries of kitchen or equipment operations — they're the basis for more convenient ordering, both online and in-store. Technology, when it comes to the field of customer-interfacing, has advanced. Let's face it: the touch screen is the new black.