Articles
October 28, 2019

Revolution buys Pak-Sher

We are excited to join the Revolution Plastics family! https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2019/10/23/revolution-buys-bag-manufacturer-pak-sher/
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The Weekly Hopper
August 20, 2019

Chip Bags

Most everyone knows that chips aren’t exactly the healthiest food in the world - even when you cover them with guacamole. Why remind your customers that the chips they ordered from you are greasy? If…
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Pan liners and food prep items
The Weekly Hopper
August 8, 2019

The Bottom Line(r) – Are Pan Liners a Good Fit for Your Restaurant?

Operating a restaurant is no simple task, and turning a profit is getting more difficult in part due to labor shortages leading to increased labor costs. We at Pak-Sher understand why so many restaurants are…
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The Weekly Hopper
July 30, 2019

Making Sense of Sustainability Terminology

There are many green terms out there right now, and it can be confusing to remember them all, let alone know the pros and cons of each environmental solution or improvement. We created a short…
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Is Soybean Oil the same as Stanley's Snake Oil
The Weekly Hopper
July 23, 2019

The Buyer’s Guide to Custom Bags

Initially, carryout bags and their sizes seemed straightforward enough to me. The merchant placed the purchased goods into a plastic bag, hands the bag to me, and I’m on my way out the door with…
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The Weekly Hopper
July 16, 2019

Catering Done Right

Off-premise sales have been a growth spot in the restaurant industry for several years now. Aside from third-party delivery, one aspect that shines in off-premise sales is catering. It’s easy to understand why patrons and…
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Tis the season for planning
Articles
November 1, 2017

Tis The Season for Planning!

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Consider the Broader Context for Holiday Forecasting Unemployment levels are low, stock…
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close up of women with cancer awareness ribbons
The Weekly Hopper
October 25, 2017

Pink is the color of fall, and orange is the new gold.

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher Restaurants are Stepping up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month…
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Made in the USA Symbol
The Weekly Hopper
October 19, 2017

God Bless America!

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S Truman Made in America If your customers value locally sourced…
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The Weekly Hopper
October 11, 2017

Who’s Idea Was It To Put Gluten In Everything Delicious?

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” - Franz Kafka Celiacs Knead This New GMO Wheat For the last five years, researchers in Spain…
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Organic pesticide, I swear.
The Weekly Hopper
October 4, 2017

Does “organic” really mean anything?

“Incompetence is a better explanation than conspiracy in most human activity.” - Peter Bergen Trust Me, It’s Organic The US Department of Agriculture’s inspector general’s office recently wrapped up an audit reviewing the organization’s controls and oversight of imported…
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Debris is now currency
The Weekly Hopper
September 27, 2017

We should wipe this country off the face of the planet. Al Gore might have other plans.

“We want to shrink this nation.” - Al Gore Going From Trashy, To Classy Everyone has that one trashy neighbor on their block. Whether it’s the neighbor the HOA and everyone on the block considers…
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The Weekly Hopper
September 13, 2017

Stop looking at me, Flippy

“1.) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” -  Isaac Asimov Bad Flippy. Bad Is it Time to Discuss the Three Laws of…
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Tasty Swedish Meatballs
The Weekly Hopper
September 6, 2017

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

"As sustainability becomes more and more of a concern, we're going to see more plastics.” - Greg Lynn Waste Not, Want Not: There may be Such a Thing as too Many Swedish Meatballs When we think…
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artificially intelligent manager
The Weekly Hopper
August 30, 2017

We’re going to do a lot of winning

Issue: 8/16/17 “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” - Karim Seddiki Human Judgment vs. Machine Learning It may feel like robots are taking over the world — and quickly. Supply chain managers have been…
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The Weekly Hopper
August 15, 2017

Who invited the liniment guy?

Is Soybean Oil Good for The Foodservice Industry or Just Another Snake Oil? There's a new heart-healthy product on the market and it's good for your supply chain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
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Amazon acquires Whole Foods to shake up the foodservice industry
The Weekly Hopper
August 10, 2017

Did you forget your lunch again?

The Latest Way to Get Ahead of Your Competitors You do everything you can to make your restaurant run smoothly. You use analytics to ensure you have enough of the right types of food for…
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LiquiGlide
The Weekly Hopper
August 2, 2017

Here’s What’s Gliding into Your Fridge

https://vimeo.com/89936188 No Matter What They Call It, It's Still Lube LiquiGlide sounds like something you might buy from a store with blacked-out windows and a shady character sitting at a cash register; however, this not-so-aptly…
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This is a question of food waste
The Weekly Hopper
June 7, 2017

To Shop or Pinch Pennies, That is The Question

Why is the Restaurant Industry Lagging? Restaurants are struggling to convince customers to spend their hard-earned dollars at their restaurants. According to Technomic, the Top 500 restaurant market is in a recession with negligible growth…
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