Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Ensuring Food Safety and Building Customer Loyalty in Dog-friendly Restaurants

For dog-lovers, a meal at their favorite restaurant in the company of a four-legged friend might be the perfect treat. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 44 percent of American households own a dog. Although not all patrons are inclined to bring their pets along when eating out, there’s still a significant market opportunity.

The Pros and Cons of Family-friendly Restaurants

Bawling babies, tantrum-throwing toddlers, and picky preschoolers. These are not exactly your picture of perfect restaurant guests. Despite the many hassles of running a family-friendly restaurant, however, more restaurant operators continue to embrace this style, opening their doors to both adults and children.

In fact, banning kids in a restaurant can draw criticism. When Hampton Station, a craft beer bar and pizzeria put up a “No Children” sign last year, customers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction. However, some restaurants have experienced a business boom after implementing a kids’ ban.

Active Managerial Control at the System & Operational Level


Join FoodLogiQ for a live webinar on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET when we'll talk with Dr. Ben Chapman at North Carolina State University and Eric Moore at Testo about Active Managerial Control (AMC).

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, the cost of a single foodborne illness outbreak at a restaurant could range between $3,968 and $2.6 million, depending on the severity of the outbreak, how much the company would have to spend on fines, lawsuits and legal fees, as well as the number of employees affected by the incident. 

Food For Thought: Meal Kits, Supply Chain, and Customer Success

We welcome FoodLogiQ customer success manager Robbie Wiggins as a new guest blogger to our website.  If you’ve had the privilege of working with Robbie, you know he’s customer-centric and 100% committed to making your journey with FoodLogiQ a top-notch experience.

Like it or not, meal kit services have become a part of the American food landscape. Hailed by many as an innovative breakthrough in an industry not exactly known for disruption, and in an economy ever more competitive for one’s time and attention, the meal kit market is now valued at over $1.5 billion.

Food Safety and Quality in Chef-Driven Fast Casual

There’s no doubt consumers love fast food. Fast casual dining has been on the rise since the late 2000s, and the movement has drawn the interest of food industry professionals at all levels, including chefs. In 2016, more than 1,600 chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Association identified chef-driven fast casual concepts as a top trend, next only to local food sourcing.

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