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How to Promote a Sub Shop

By Dot It June 11, 2019 No comments

In 2018, sub and sandwich shop revenue reached $23 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent over the past five years. The number of sub shops has also increased by 0.3 percent and the number of employees has grown 2.8 percent over the same time frame. There is currently more than 37,000 sub shops business in the United States.

All About SecureIt™ Tamper-Evident Labels

By Dot It May 21, 2019 No comments

What are SecureIt™ Tamper-Evident Labels?


How to Promote a Pizza Shop

By Dot It May 16, 2019 No comments

Pizza is one of the most popular food items in America. In 2018, a study found that the North American pizza industry had a market value of roughly $50.07 billion. Another study found that more than 40 percent of Americans eat pizza once a week and 83 percent of Americans....

Moms, Dads, Grads LTO Ideas for Restaurants

By Dot It May 10, 2019 No comments

Coming up with great restaurant promotions tailored around special events is a tried and true method to get customers into your restaurant. These limited-time-offers, or LTO’s, can help to drive sales, can be used to test new menu items, and can help you gain new customers.

AFS Food Safety Courses

By Dot It May 2, 2019 No comments

Food Safety tends to get overlooked, but The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every year, 1 in 6 Americans will suffer from foodborne illness.

Eco-Friendly Packaging: Worth the Cost?

By Dot It April 30, 2019 No comments

Eco-friendly packaging, also called sustainable packaging or green packaging, has become the big push of environmentalists over the past decade. While the environmental benefits seem obvious, you may wonder, “Is it really worth the cost?”

How to Start a Grab-N-Go Hot Food Program

By Dot It April 18, 2019 No comments

Grab-N-Go food items have seen a boom in the last decade. As consumers lives become busier and more hectic, the need for quick, convenient, hot and tasty food items becomes more important. According to a report by Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics, nearly 67 percent of consumers say that a restaurant or food establishments’ take out options are either important or very important to them when they are deciding on a place to get food.

How to Use Rotation Labels for Meal Prep

By Dot It April 10, 2019 No comments

Food rotation labels are an essential item of every commercial kitchen, but did you know that they can be useful in your own home? Meal prepping in your home is a great way to save money and plan ahead for the week. And rotation labels for food can keep your home refrigerator organized. They can also help let you know...

FIFO Frequently Asked Questions

By Dot It April 3, 2019 No comments

FIFO (first in, first out) is a methodology employed by the food service industry to ensure the food products that were stocked first are used first. The FIFO method is used to efficiently rotate stock and ensure that food is always fresh and safe to consume.

3 Local Store Marketing Tips for Mom and Pop Restaurants

By Dot It March 26, 2019 No comments

Over the last couple of years, local mom and pop restaurants have been growing at a faster rate than national chains. Here are 3 tips to help you take advantage of this trend and improve your local marketing.