New York City Parks Releases Bid Request

The New York City Parks Department has just released two Requests for Bids for mobile food concessions throughout the city.  One is for various parks throughout all five boroughs, and the other is for locations specifically within Central Park.

Both were issued yesterday, and both have a Tuesday, May 23rd deadline.  If you’re interested in applying, be sure to read thoroughly through the rules and regulations of the application and the operation.  Historically, NYC has enforced stringent bylaws for these types of operations, including menu items and pricing, operating hours, and initial capital cost requirements.

 

To read more, click here.  Requires log in to download the RFB documentation.

Ladies’ Night at Verde Curated Greens

Verde Curated Greens, which Grubstreet called a “Fine-Casual Game Changer” is hosting a ladies night with it’s chef, Mariana Villegas, the founders of design firm MP Shft and Fare Resources Operations Director Kate Barney.

The event is produced by BKBF Productions,  which began with twelve women, ages 29 to 58, getting together over dinner in a Brooklyn apartment.  These collaborative monthly events are designed to bring women together for an agenda-free hang.  BKBF partners with different women-run or owned businesses as co-hosts.  Their goal is to create safe female-only spaces where women can make new friends or find help on business or personal issues.

Anyone who identifies as female is welcome.  The free event is tomorrow, Thursday the 6th, from 7-9PM at Verde Curated Greens: 22 West 25th Street.  For more information, click here.

Opportunity awakes in Brooklyn!

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Here are two RFPs for Food and Beverage Kiosk Subconcessions in Downtown Brooklyn. These RFPs are being issued by DOT Plaza Partners.

If you are interested, please follow the instructions to download the RFP from the City Record or from the DOT website. Please read the instructions carefully as the requirements differ somewhat from DOT-issued RFPs.

Please refer to the contact information contained in the attached Notice of Solicitation and RFPs if you have any questions.

Albee-Willoughby RFPs Notice of Solicitation 20170310

Will Mobile Ordering Replace Drive-thru Window?

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Drive-thru window in fast-food industry has attracted people by allowing customers to enjoy their take-out foods without stepping out of their car. However, considering the cost of installation and window drive way space, restaurant owners might not always be willing to spend their money on installing the drive-thru window, especially in metropolitan area like New York City. Now, with the aid from mobile ordering technology integrated in POS, restaurant is no longer spending its money on construction cost to have take-out food order delivered to its customer, and customer could just line up digitally on the way they getting food.

You can read more about the opening here.

Are You Excited Making Your Own Wine?

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Have you ever thought about making wine with your own secret recipe? However, with high entry barriers for individuals in the wine making business, most people choose to purchase wines in liquor store rather than enjoy the wine-making process. Now,  A company in New Jersey, California WineWorks, offers wine-making service to allow individuals to become real winemaker themselves. With the customized outsourcing production concept and help from experts, it is a great for people always want to customize their taste and lifestyle.

You can read more about the opening here.

Food Delivery Option is Now on Facebook

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Have you ever giving out “thumbs” for delicious food photography on social networking sites? Don’t you want to actually taste those delicious food? Now, a powerful data analysis social media, Facebook, has added food delivery option on its social networking site. Aiming to fill out the gap between social and utilitarian, utilizing the advanced target advertising strategy in food delivery market could be a huge step forward in the restaurant industry. Business can now market its brand image on social media and bring the food to the right foodie.

You can read more about this topic here.

Cornell Research Shows Restaurants are Profiting from Tabletop Ordering Technology

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Tabletop ordering technology is becoming more and more familiar to restaurant patrons nowadays. When considering the implementation of this technology, restaurant owners must consider the cost of equipment installation and its effect on future profits. According to a new study from the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University, the benefits of tabletop ordering technology significantly outweigh the cost. In the long run, tabletop ordering technology reduced servers’ labor time when meeting customers’ needs and ensured quality service. In other words, profits increased and labor costs fell.

You can read more about this topic here.