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The best resource for the latest in restaurants, retail and hospitality. From career advancement and HR to news and trends, find it on the Sirvo blog.

Complying with the Food Safety Management Act (FSMA)

To assist food chain businesses, the FDA issued these final rules for the Food Safety Management Act (FSMA). And even if you’re not an importer, you should study up because you want to know that the people from whom you buy food are following safe food practices.

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What Is TIPS Training, And Should You Get It?

The 35-year old TIPS training program covers the legal responsibilities of establishments, the effects of alcohol on people, and various customer-friendly ways to provide alcohol service in a responsible manner. It also gives you a chance to practice some ways of dealing with real-life scenarios.

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How To Make Your Menu More Healthful

People want to eat healthfully. That’s not a ‘craze’ or a fad; it’s a part of the human condition. Any restaurant that accommodates that wish will reap the rewards. Here are a couple easy ways to revamp your menu so that it provides consumers with what they want.

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How To Deal With Coworker Conflict

U.S. employees spend an average of 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. Thus, no matter how laid back you are, it’s only a matter of time before you have to deal with some coworker friction. Here are the three major ways coworkers clash, and what you can do to solve it.

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Restaurants Should Always Be Looking For Fresh Faces. Here’s Why:

Restaurants invest a lot in labor when they hire people. They train, sign employees up for food-safety certifications, and put money towards their health insurance. All this is a lot of work, but it is worth it to keep hiring throughout the year. In fact, you want to always be hiring. Why? Well, consider the following…

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The best resource for the latest in restaurants, retail and hospitality. From career advancement and HR to news and trends, find it on the Sirvo blog.

Making Restaurants Sustainable: Some People You Should Know

Sustainability is a critical issue in our world as we anticipate almost 10 billion on the planet by 2050. But how will we feed all those people without depleting our resources? A few leaders in the U.S. and other countries are tackling this issue in bold in new directions. Meet some of them!

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Survival Guide: Food and Beverage Industry Edition

Running a successful restaurant and surviving in the food and beverage industry can be challenging because of intense competition, shifting demographics, rising food costs, high turnover rates, changing labor laws or constant health hazards. However, talented managers and decision makers can use their business skills and experience to make better decisions that lead to success and profitability.

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