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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 [...]

Jake’s 2016 Pairing Menu

2016-04-19T16:27:51+00:00February 14th, 2016|Categories: Featured Foods!, Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions, Tips & Ideas|

The New Year is off and running, and Jake’s wants to help you keep up! With an eventful spring approaching fast, many establishments will take this time to spruce-up their menus, and one popular trend is offering a pairing menu that guides the experience of the diner. Jake’s would like to take this opportunity to offer [...]

Jake’s Finer Foods Announces Next Generation of Family Business Leadership

2016-01-19T23:15:29+00:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: News & Announcements|

HOUSTON, TEXAS – January 14, 2016 – Jake’s Finer Foods announced this week the next generation of company leadership. Effective January 1, 2016, the new company leadership consists of: • Kevin Ullrich, CEO • Michael Bench, President • Jason Blackshear, Executive Vice President In these new roles, Kevin and Michael will work together as partners, ultimately [...]

More to the Holidays than Pumpkin Spice…

2015-11-18T17:42:50+00:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal Suggestions, Tips & Ideas|

Five weeks…that ever-shrinking amount of time you get to take advantage of this billion dollar shopping season. Shoppers run in a frenzy, all in hopes to hit the best sale with their holiday bonus in hand. However, retail is not the only place this chaos goes down.  There’s a reason why so many New Year’s resolutions [...]

Menu Design

2015-10-12T20:23:33+00:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Whether you’re opening a new restaurant or evaluating your current business, it is key to remember the importance of a well-designed menu. Your menu is the only form of communication and advertising that 100% of your customers will see. Creating your menu is not just about listing the items you offer, it’s about selling those items. [...]

Chickenology 101 with Gourmet Ranch

2015-07-28T14:51:52+00:00July 28th, 2015|Categories: Gourmet Ranch|

Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken, Baked Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Blackened Chicken, Chicken & Rice, Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Tacos, Chicken, Chicken & more Chicken. This line may seemed inspired by the famous scene in Forrest Gump, but actually we’re inspired by Gourmet Ranch! Did you know that chicken is the highest-selling protein in the world? [...]

For the Love of Fajitas

2015-07-28T14:54:20+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions|

What is it about fajitas that we just can’t seem to resist? Is it the smell of smoke on a sizzling platter, filling the dining room as they make their way to your table? Or perhaps that tender bite of meat cooked to perfection rolled up in a warm flour “blanket?” And let’s not forget the [...]

Produce Spotlight: Taylor Farms

2015-02-22T19:30:36+00:00February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Featured Foods!|

We’ve told you about our fresh meats from our very own Gourmet Ranch, but did we mention our fresh produce? Jake’s Finer Foods offers a wide variety of fresh produce…from local and state sources, as well as the native growing states for other species. From traditional commodity produce to value-added fruits and vegetables, we strive to [...]

Lent starts early this year…

2014-12-01T16:16:08+00:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Seasonal Suggestions|

While consumers are burning up the Butterball Hotline and putting up Christmas decorations as subtly and early as they can get away with, our focus turns to Lent. Lent? Yes, Lent. ‘Tis the life for those of us who work in marketing, retail, and foodservice (that’s YOU)—always have to be one step (aka 3 months) ahead [...]