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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

2019-10-26T21:53:32-06:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured Foods!, Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions, Tips & Ideas|

Between the weather and the decorations at the mall, everyone knows that Texas jumps straight from summer to winter (we use that term loosely) in about two weeks. Yep, we just kind of skip right over fall and get to the good stuff! Go figure. So, it’s time to start planning that holiday menu. From [...]

OM”G-Schedule”

2019-04-17T14:19:15-06:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Gourmet Ranch, Tips & Ideas|

Reading through government forms can often feel like a flashback to kindergarten. All those numbers and letters—1040EZ, W9, W2…it’s like their own Mc Language. Well, the coded form names are not just for taxes! Even beef gets in on the fun. Have you ever heard of a Schedule G? USDA Schedule G Certified Beef Programs [...]

The Meat of the Matter

2018-11-28T17:36:29-06:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

With 2019 on the horizon, the lists of upcoming “TOP TRENDS” fill our inboxes like unwanted holiday catalogs in the mailbox. But hold up, perhaps there is some meat to these lists…or maybe not. The new year promises to be filled with more and more diners trading in their beloved meats for plant-based proteins. And [...]

Pack Your Taste Buds

2018-10-13T10:54:58-06:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Some people would argue that the local cuisine is the most memorable part of the region it represents. It’s increasingly easy to associate specific local specialties with the area in which they originated. I say Po’ Boy, you say…NOLA. I say Cheesesteak, you say…Philly. Right? Interest in regional flavors in the U.S. has grown exponentially, as [...]

What’s NEW about NOW Delivery?

2018-06-21T12:56:11-06:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Welcome to the universe known as Now. “I may or may not know what I want; all I know is that I want it now,” the population screams! That’s right…we live in a “NOW” universe. And so it goes—retailer after retailer jump to their feet with delivery services. Two-day with subscription, two-day without subscription, next-day, one-hour…the [...]

Thawing Out

2018-03-22T17:50:03-06:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: News & Announcements|

Weighing-in on the Latest “Mc-News” Even if you don’t frequent fast-food establishments or the iconic golden arches, you’ve probably heard the news recently about McDonald’s historic move from frozen to fresh patties. While this may sound like a great advancement for a QSR who traditionally focuses on value menus, we can’t help but think of the [...]

Jake’s Finer Foods Partners with Leading Virtual Platform Provider to Deliver Innovative Food Show Experience

2018-02-01T15:55:17-06:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: News & Announcements|

February 1, 2018 – Houston, TX: Jake’s Finer Foods, Houston’s only locally-owned and operated broadline food distributor, has partnered with vFairs, a leading virtual platform provider, to deliver the industry’s first ever interactive, virtual food show. The event brings together top food vendors and foodservice operators through a digital platform that offers real-time interactions, product exposure, [...]

3 Quick Steps for Managing Your Restaurant Budget

2017-12-13T17:09:22-06:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

It’s quite possible that the last time you made a budget for your restaurant was when you put together your original restaurant business plan. Once you actually became a restaurant owner, it likely became more challenging to go back and revisit all those charts and graphs. A budget doesn’t have to be chiseled in stone, it [...]

Saval Foodservice Joins Jake’s Finer Foods to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

2017-10-26T16:33:05-06:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: News & Announcements|

Maryland business sends donation funds to Houston restaurants October 25, 2017 – Houston, TX: Jake’s Finer Foods announced today that Saval Foodservice, a broad line foodservice distributor in Elkridge, MD, has donated more than $14,000 to help Houston-area restaurants impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Saval Foodservice employees, along with several Saval Foodservice restaurant customers, organized and led [...]

To-go or Not To-go? That is indeed the question!

2017-08-15T14:22:11-06:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Whether we're talking about take-out, delivery services like Favor and UberEats, or just an "old fashioned" delivery driver that works directly for the restaurant, providing meals to-go is a big deal these days. In 2016, according to Fortune, "the percentage of orders booked online or using a smartphone or tablet app—now 6.6% of the total—exceeded the quantity [...]