30 December

Food Trends for 2016

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, restaurant trends

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look into the coming food trends for 2016. We’ve touched on a few of these trends in our newsletters and blog articles such as the “root-to-shoot” (or “root-to-stalk”) style of cooking and the growing popularity... continue reading

22 December

The Control of Heat

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters

Remember when chipotle chiles were the next big thing, then Sriracha? Now hot and spicy flavors and ingredients are a permanent part of the American pantry and have become entrenched in every segment of foodservice. They’re not just a trend, they’re a fact of life.  ... continue reading

22 December

Food: The New Paradigm

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters

You know the old saying, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Well, it’s not your father’s restaurant industry either. Arguably, it’s not even his food.   Think about it: Not so long ago, a guest might go into a restaurant, order a steak, a baked potato... continue reading

22 December

Five Great Ways to Stay Relevant

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters

By Randy Lopez Marketing and Branding Strategy   Stay relevant. It’s a common phrase in the news, in articles like “How to Stay Relevant in the Rapidly Changing World of Work,” “How to Stay Relevant in an Age of Disruption,” “Millennials and Staying Relevant”... continue reading

22 December

Taking A Look Under the Hood

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, Restaurant Management

A post by David Bloom, Executive Vice President Business Development & Strategy   As Dean Small, Founder of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, said to me earlier today, “when it rains it pours”, in response to back-to-back inquiries we received this morning from... continue reading

17 December

With so much talk in the news regarding foodborne illnesses in relation to major restaurant chains, it is crucial to take a step back and reassess your restaurant’s food safety rules and processes. To some, food safety may seem like common sense, but it’s never a bad idea... continue reading

9 December

The Build-Your-Own Trend Lives On

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, restaurant trends

From burritos at Chipotle, to pies from MOD pizza, operators know that guests seek customization. Take a took at some unique and notable spots in this highly popular vertical. Lunch Poke is huge right now, and there are plenty of restaurants jumping on the trend that allows... continue reading

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