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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Food and Beverage is Coping

  • by: Maggie Mahar
  • On: 17, Mar 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Food and Beverage is Coping

We aren’t going to pull any punches here: the restaurant business is usually the first to take a hit when a crisis occurs. And with the coronavirus pandemic having spread across nearly every state, th...

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The Latest News on COVID-19's Impact on Bars & Restaurants

Many industries are beginning to feel the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. But none more so than the hospitality industry. Bars, restaurants, hotels and cruise ships are experiencing a ...

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New Beer Releases: March 8th - March 13th

Flowers are bloomin', beers are brewin' and Spring is just around the corner (March 19th to be exact). For brewers everywhere, spring is an opportune time to bring out light and fruity flavors. On thi...

A Bar Manager's Guide To Acing a Health Inspection

No matter how clean and how orderly your restaurant is, health inspection anxiety seems like an entirely unavoidable part of life as a restauranteur. All too often, inspection days tend to sneak up on...

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Why Organic Beer Should Be On Your Radar

Remember the great corn syrup battle of Superbowl 2019? When two of the largest beer manufacturers battled over their ingredients? The argument was over the use of corn syrup in popular domestic beer....

4 Ways Restaurants & Bars are Using Data To Turn Profit

The data revolution is here. With a never-ending focus on improving customer and patron experience, more restaurants are turning to large, quantitative data sets to help ‘steer the ship.’ In one parti...

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New Beer Releases: February 24th - March 1st

Every other week, I sit down and scour the internet for the latest and greatest in beer releases. It's fun. I love researching it, I love learning about it and I love sharing it with you. And this wee...

How To Create A Cocktail Menu that Actually Sells

Starting to think about writing your next (or first) cocktail menu? Congrats! Many bartenders spend years trying to get this privilege, so it’s definitely something to celebrate. But where do you go f...

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3 Chicago Alcohol Trends to Watch in 2020

Now that 2019 is officially behind us we can look towards the trends that will shape the alcohol space in the on-premise. Over recent years, the choices Chicagoans make when imbibing at bars and resta...

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5 Most Popular Chicago Breweries

Chicago boasts the title of the nation's craft brewery capital and over the past ten years has become one of the greatest beer destinations in the country. Throughout its history, Chicagoans have alwa...

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