Thanksgiving is a good time to remember to be grateful for farmers, farm laborers, cooks, and food service workers. Unfortunately, while we are giving thanks for the harvest, we are also wasting massive amounts of food. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. In one year, Americans waste about 34 million tons. That means a lot of turkey, pie, and Christmas cookies is ending up in the trash—instead of in our stomachs.
There are solutions to this dilemma. Here’s how you can cut down on food waste while enjoying your holiday favorites.
How to Choose an Equipment Supplier for Your Restaurant
You’ve got your business plan, you’ve secured funding, and you even have a space. How do you go about getting all the equipment you need for your restaurant? There’s so many things to get, and you don’t want to forget anything that may be needed for opening day. You also don’t want to blow your operating budget.
Restaurant equipment is bought through specialty suppliers. Some suppliers focus on just one type of equipment, like knives, and others try to cover as much ground as possible. Here’s what you need to look at when evaluating suppliers.