The largest independent broadline wholesale food service distributor in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Serving independent restaurants; casual and fine dining, caterers, country clubs, bars, taverns, delis and private schools.

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Avian Outbreak Update

May 22nd, 2015

May 22, 2015 The impact on egg laying hens has created immediate shortages of shell and processed eggs. Demand is far out pacing supply. All major suppliers are allocating product and raising prices. Egg prices are expected to double immediately. […]

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USDA Projections into 2016 Signal More Normal Markets

May 20th, 2015

Total U.S. red meat and poultry production in 2016 is projected to be above that of 2015, as pork and poultry production is expected to further recover from disease outbreaks and increases in cattle placements support greater beef production, according […]

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Peruvian cuisine makes inroads on menus

May 19th, 2015

Restaurant concepts, chefs inspired by South American nation’s flavors Advertisement Make room on the menu, Thai and Vietnamese. Peruvian cuisine is the latest ethnic fare that chefs are adding to their menus. “Peruvian is one of the many regional cuisines […]

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OpenTable, Dash, and Others Get Fast Company in Mobile Check-Pay Industry

May 18th, 2015

Just who will win the “check please” moment in the battle of restaurant-payment apps remains an open question, though dining industry experts agree: When it comes to paying the tab, the days of the faux leather folder on a plastic […]

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK HITS NEBRASKA POULTRY FARM

May 18th, 2015

Midwestern states are struggling to contain a virulent strain of bird flu that has doomed millions of turkeys and chickens since March. Chicago • The fast-spreading avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in […]

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How Guest Demands are Shaping Restaurants’ Customer Service

May 15th, 2015

Shifting consumer priorities are forcing restaurants to adapt in a variety of ways. Advertisement Technology seems to be transforming every part of our existence, and the restaurant industry is no exception. Today’s diner is more […]

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Trends Behind the Sluggish Restaurant Traffic

May 13th, 2015

Restaurant traffic growth is sluggish and grocery store sales are stalled in the center aisles, a reflection of how U.S. consumer eating habits are changing.The consulting group identified five major factors that explain why eating […]

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Restaurant Staffing Reflects Shifting Demographics

May 12th, 2015

The image of the burger-flipping teenager is fading as more high schoolers shun the workplace. In their place, operators looking to fill vacancies have turned to the other end of the spectrum: much older adults […]

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Same-Store Sales Remain Strong, but Traffic Softens in March – NRN reports.

May 6th, 2015

Same-Store Sales Remain Strong, but Traffic Softens in March – NRN reports. Restaurant operators’ sales remained strong in March, the National Restaurant Association said Thursday, but slower traffic led to a decline in its monthly […]

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Summertime Beverage Trends

May 5th, 2015

Gourmet lemonade is top beverage trend, chefs say. . . Refreshing, but also with retro appeal, lemonade is trendy once again, and chefs pointed to gourmet lemonade in particular as the hottest nonalcoholic beverage trend […]

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Now coming to food trucks: high-end Spam

May 4th, 2015

In times of economic trouble, Spam flies off the shelves. But now, as the economy improves, Hormel Foods’ canned pre-cooked pork is looking for a new, higher-brow market. The product has played a bit part in “haute” cuisine since at […]

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Building Breakfast Business

May 1st, 2015

Breakfast business continues to rise and shine at restaurants. Last year, 32 percent of family-dining restaurants cited it as their most successful day part, according to NRA’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast. And many limited-service operations […]

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Sandwich of the Month

May 1st, 2015

May 2015 Sandwich of the Month

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Harlem’s Burgeoning Food Scene

April 29th, 2015

A host of new eateries is diversifying local offerings Not long ago, eating out in Harlem meant the obligatory trip to Sylvia’s Restaurant on Malcolm X Boulevard for soul food. But when Red Rooster opened […]

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