Main Ingredient - July 2012

Delivering World-class Value

Delivering World-class Value

Although Tom Halligan of MICROS won’t be in the starting blocks during the Olympic Games this summer, he knows how tough it can be to navigate a rigorous qualification process. MICROS and fellow foodservice industry suppliers/service providers have all had to clear ORLA’s own set of ‘high hurdles’ to earn their Endorsed Service Provider (ESP) designations.

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Buy from Endorsed Services for Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

A recent search on web brought up 1,170,000 results for “restaurant ordering system”. With this overwhelming number of potential suitors for your business, how do you narrow your search for Mr. Right-For-Your-Restaurant? The answer may lie in services endorsed by companies you have built a relationship or have developed some level of trust.

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Email Tips for Restaurants

Email Tips for Restaurants

Restaurateurs traditionally communicated with customers in a variety of ways— newspaper ads, radio spots, direct mail, however, email still stands as one of the most effective solutions available to restaurants to target and build relationships with their loyal customers, increase sales and get the most bang for their marketing buck.

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Legislative Priorities

Legislative Priorities

The 2012 primary election is over, and Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) has begun selecting its priority issues for the 2013 legislative session in Salem. ORLA’s Board of Directors will use the issues to determine candidates for political support in the upcoming November general election.

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What to do with FOG?

What to do with FOG

The disposal of fat, oil and grease, better known as “FOG,” is becoming an issue across the state, as local governments increase their focus on all food production, bringing hotels and grocery stores into the fold with the restaurant industry. Recently, the City of Portland created a Best Management Practices process, which gives operators several ideas on how to reduce the amount of FOG in their systems.

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