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Streamline IDDSI Implementation with Menu Wizard+

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Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that affects an estimated 15 million adults in the United States.* With the support of Shamrock Foods Menu Wizard+, healthcare and senior living facilities have the opportunity to easily accommodate these patients on texture-modified diets while following the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) that was introduced worldwide in 2015.

Post Pandemic People Practices

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Understanding the different mindsets of both staff and employees gives you the opportunity to approach their return to restaurants in a way that ensures comfort for everyone. Watch as Jim Hargrove, Shamrock Restaurant Consultant, walks through best post-pandemic people practices.

Attracting (and Keeping) New Employees

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As an industry, restaurants are averaging a 15 percent post-pandemic staff shortage. Although ready to ramp up, securing new employees is proving difficult with restaurant workers leaving the industry, concerned about possible Covid-19 exposure or utilizing unemployment benefits. But just as Shamrock Foods is here to source the right ingredients for your menu, we also have tips to attract (and keep) the right staff.

Building Your Own Customized Menus: Labor Lean Menu Example

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Labor. It impacts every facet of every business – and especially healthcare facility kitchens. That’s why we tapped the experts at Shamrock Foods to develop a two-week “labor lean menu.” Now, no matter the reason for being short-staffed, this tool will help successfully manage the situation.

RRF Latest Updates

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Restaurant operators can apply on Monday for federal grants of up to $10 million from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Tuesday.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable

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Typically, Mother’s Day is the most lucrative holiday of the year for operators and although this year has been anything but typical, families are longing for opportunities to celebrate. Whether providing a special occasion experience at home with takeout and delivery or boosting in-dining traffic with unique menus and offers, operators will benefit by providing guests ways to recognize the mom figure in their family.

Effective Onboarding Online and In Person

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Hiring the right people is essential. But improving how they’re integrated into an operation both virtually and in person is especially important right now. Effective onboarding lays the foundation for success – greater profit margin, enhanced employee engagement, higher productivity, reduced turnover and a crew that’s better prepared to meet future demands.

Senior Dining: Elevating the Experience

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Resident dining in a senior living community is much more than a meal. It’s social connection. It’s fuel for the body and soul. It’s simultaneously a comfortable routine and a break from monotony. Here are a few creative and effective ways to refresh your culinary model to go beyond meal service and meet the diverse needs of your community.

Plan Smart. Save More.

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Operating a foodservice establishment today isn’t easy. Labor costs are a large part of budget and regulations are constantly changing. It’s time to do some menu planning, with labor savings in mind.