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Tampa Maid Foods develops unique value-added products that make it easy for any foodservice operator to prepare, serve and market popular menu items.
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Picky No More: How to Tantalize the Taste Buds of Generation Z and the Alpha Generation

Posted by Tampa Maid on Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Millennials’ tastes for culinary adventure and social responsibility are changing (for the better) what subsequent generations find appetizing.

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Topics: Small Plates

Food & Beverage Pairing 101: How to Increase Restaurant Sales

Posted by Tampa Maid on Fri, Jan 24, 2020

These strategies will help your full-service operation boost food and beverage sales and increase customer satisfaction.

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Increasing Food & Beverage Sales: The Power of Food Pairing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Food and beverage bundles may be the vehicle, but the pairing strategy is all about delivering a great experience. Here’s why:

Experience Matters

  • A positive experience encourages 60% of consumers to visit a restaurant more frequently. Source: Deloitte
  • Sixty-five percent of U.S. consumers find a positive experience with a brand to be more influential than great advertising. Source: PwC
  • Sixty-seven percent of customers will pay more for a great experience. Source: Salesforce
  • Seven out of 10 U.S. consumers say they have spent more money to do business with a company that delivers great service. Source: American Express

Sixty percent of customers say unfriendly service and 46% of customers say a staff’s lack of knowledge are experiences that would prompt them to take their business elsewhere. Source: PwC

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Topics: Small Plates

Sustainable Seafood: Adding Fish & Shellfish to Restaurant Menus

Posted by Tampa Maid on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Experts forecast sustainable seafood including fish and shellfish coming to restaurant menus in 2020.

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What to put on the plate [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Want to serve up seafood in the coming year, but can’t decide what species to menu? Try a tried-and-true favorite fish or shellfish, or experiment with one of many species increasingly swimming onto menus.

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Topics: Small Plates

Plant People [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Before restaurants include more plant-based foods on the menu, they’ll want to know more about who’s going to be ordering and eating them.

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Plant-Based Foods: Using Vegetables to Increase Restaurant Sales

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Experience the power of putting plant-based foods front and center on menus.

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5 Reasons To Serve Seafood in October [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Sep 30, 2019

National Seafood Month provides restaurants with special license to highlight seafood every October. For those who need additional reasons to showcase fish and shellfish other than just a government-designated “holiday,” here are a few more:

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Topics: Small Plates

Seafood Menu in October: How to Drive Traffic With Seafood & Fish

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Seafood festivals, feasts, and other LTOs drive traffic, sales and trial during National Seafood Month.

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Why Restaurants and Instagram make Perfect Partners [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Thu, Aug 29, 2019

From websites to emails to mobile apps, restaurant operators have a lot of digital marketing tools at their disposal these days.

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Topics: Small Plates