Monthly Archives: December 2017

January Food Holidays


Start the New Year off by refreshing your everyday menu and seasonal selections with these festive January food holidays. From apricots to specialty coffees, you can impress your guests with new and unique menu selections all month long.

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day

January 2
National Cream Puff Day

January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4
National Spaghetti Day

January 5
National Whipped Cream Day

January 6
National Shortbread Day

January 7
National Tempura Day

January 8
National English Toffee Day

January 9
National Apricot Day

January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 11
National Milk Day

January 12
National Glazed Doughnut Day

 January 13
National Gluten-Free Day

January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 16
National Fig Newton Day

January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day

January 18
National Gourmet Coffee Day

January 19
National Popcorn Day

January 20
National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 21
National Granola Bar Day

January 22
National Southern Food Day

January 23
National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 24
National Peanut Butter Day

January 25
National Irish Coffee Day

January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29
National Corn Chip Day

January 30
National Croissant Day

Organized Maintenance Schedule


Keeping your establishment clean and in proper working order is key to building your profits. A poorly maintained operation will leave customers with a negative first impression of your business.  Instead of risking potential profits, keep your establishment clean and organized throughout 2018 by splitting your maintenance duties into daily, weekly, and monthly task lists:

Daily Maintenance

  • Wipe down kitchen equipment
  • Vacuum, dust, and clean front of house
  • Disinfect kitchen contact surfaces
  • Maintain beverage stations

Weekly Maintenance

  • Disinfect floor drains
  • Organize dry and refrigerated storage areas
  • Deep clean cooking equipment
  • Clean outside areas

Monthly Maintenance

  • Clean grease traps to code
  • Drain and sanitize ice machines
  • Extensive dusting of front of house
  • Wash the dining room walls

These maintenance duties are essential to running a safe and profitable business. If you wish to save employee labor expenses on more intensive maintenance duties, consider hiring seasoned professionals to complete these essential maintenance tasks during non-business hours.

Seasonal Sips: Eggnog Smoothie


Enjoy your favorite holiday drink, eggnog, in smoothie form all season long. This easy-to-prepare eggnog smoothie recipe uses surprising ingredients to recreate the taste of the season and is sure to bring holiday cheer to your establishment.


  • 1 small, ripe banana
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp raw almonds
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish


  1. Peel the banana and break into pieces, then place it in the blender with all the other ingredients.
  2. Turn the blender to medium, and blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with extra nutmeg, and serve immediately.