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What’s NEW about NOW Delivery?

2018-06-21T12:56:11+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 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 [...]

Give Your Burger Menu a Spring/Summer Makeover

2017-04-27T14:13:44+00:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions|

Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. Burgers are definitely one of those all-year-round foods, but even everyday favorites can use a little freshening-up every now and then. Check out these ideas for incorporating spring and summer twists into your burger menu: Spotlight Seasonal Produce Take advantage of asparagus season by mixing coarsely-chopped [...]

Awesome Sauce!

2016-10-09T14:48:45+00:00October 9th, 2016|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Sauces are certainly not a new thing in professional kitchens. The so-called French "mother sauces" date back to the 19th century and include Careme's Bechamel, Veloute and Espagnole, as well as Escoffier's 20th-century additions of Veloute, Sauce Tomat and Hollandaise. Chefs today still appreciate the addition of a good sauce to center-of-the-plate proteins, and there are [...]

It’s All About Breakfast

2016-04-19T16:28:27+00:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

It seems that restaurants are finally catching-on to what Mom always said, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Houston's high-end establishments are even jumping on the bandwagon, further proving what industry research has been indicating for a while now: breakfast is hot. Here are a few stats for your consideration, courtesy of Ventura [...]