Foodservice by Design

PROFITALITY LOGOIn Foodservice by Design, team members from PROFITALITY, an industrial engineering consulting company that helps multi-unit retail and foodservice brands optimize their investment to support brand growth, discuss how industrial engineering can be applied to the foodservice industry.

New Year's "Foodservice By Design" Resolution

People often make New Year's resolutions to improve their personal lives. But what about our professional lives? It's a good idea to look at your work life and the factors that impact it with the hopes of making plans to position yourself and your organization for continued growth and evolution, writes Juan Martinez, PhD, PE, FCSI in his latest blog post.

 

Do You Know the Real Impact of the New Healthcare Law?

As a business leader you are undoubtedly aware that the Affordable Healthcare Act is about to take effect. But that seems to be where most people's understanding of the legislation begins and ends. That's because this legislation is highly complex and to someone outside of Washington, D.C., it seems like a maze of regulations that are indiscriminately and independently linked to each other.

Industrial Engineering Optimizes Food Safety Practices

While the goal for most foodservice design is to enhance operational efficiency and guest experience, industry engineering processes can also enhance food safety when done right.

Labor Management Is Not for the Birds — Industrial Engineering Can Help

Trying to manage labor challenges is enough to make most foodservice and retail operators want to stick their heads in the sand. Doing so, however, creates other opportunities for the business to fail. That's where applying activity-based labor management techniques, a core principle of industrial engineering, can help foodservice and retail operators eliminate at least one bull's-eye.

FARE Conference 2012

Juan Martinez delivers some of his impressions from a recent industry gathering.

NRA 2012 Wrap-Up

Juan Martinez reviews his favorite things about the 2012 NRA Show.

Don't Let Menu Innovation Kill You

Blogger Juan Martinez tackles menu innovation pros and cons and offers tips for foodservice operators looking to capitalize on menu innovation.