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One of the biggest restaurant trends for 2020 is the continued rise of high quality kid’s menus. With more millennials becoming parents, their interests skew towards kid’s menus that offer sustainably sourced meals. Chicago’s cult-favorite fried chicken shop, Honey Butter Fried Chicken provides a family-friendly environment that meets both of the above criteria: With a menu for kids that features humanely-raised fried chicken, and flavorful side dishes, Honey Butter Fried Chicken serves conscious comfort food that kids will love. Parents can order a Honey Buddies Meal from the Kids Menu which includes fried chicken strips, pimento mac ‘n cheese, a corn muffin and a side of the must have house-made honey butter made with sustainably sourced honey and milk from local dairy farmers. Honey Butter Fried Chicken is also known for their social activism and advocacy for restaurant worker’s rights. Co-Owners and Chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski work

hard at making Honey Butter Fried Chicken a family friendly destination on all fronts. Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski founded Sunday Dinner Club as co-chefs in 2005, made up of everyday people, chefs, farmers, and friends. One of the side dishes served during SDC Fried Chicken Dinner was griddled corn cakes with honey butter. Portions of chicken and side were piled high on small plates to be eaten by staff while standing in the kitchen. Somehow, the honey butter melted on the fried chicken. Surprise: honey butter is really delicious on fried chicken. They ran out to the dining room and exclaimed “Put the butter on the chicken!” to guests, and fried chicken has been served with honey butter ever since. It sparked an idea: Open a Honey Butter Fried Chicken restaurant at 3361 N. Elston in Chicago. That “accident”, created delicious food for happy customers and created an amazing and supportive workplace culture with great jobs. a

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A Re-Imagined Tallboy Taco is Opening in Streeterville

Coming soon to Streeterville, a re-imagined Tallboy Taco (676 N. St. Clair St.) will open this spring with a brand new menu. The fast casual taco restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7AM - 8 PM, and offer carryout, delivery and off-premise catering. The new restaurant will feature an expansive 85-seat patio located on St. Clair St. The menu will include more than a dozen creative tacos that explore flavors from around the world. The new tacos include the Pulled Pork Cuban Taco made with Beeler’s natural pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and dijonnaise, the Angry Eggplant Taco with crispy eggplant, gochujang mayo, shredded lettuce and scallion, the Buffalo Chicken Taco with crispy chicken tenders and Danish blue cheese and the Korean Cheesesteak Taco with grilled skirt steak, American cheese, kimchi and miso-sambal dressing. In addition to tacos, Tallboy will offer fresh salads, sides like crinkle-cut fries with queso and chips and guacamole, plus drinks including frozen margaritas, craft beers, fresh juices and more. Every morning, Tallboy will also dish out classic breakfast tacos in addition to La Colombe coffee drinks. For more information visit www.tallboytaco.com or enter for a chance to win free tacos every Thursday for a year at the new Tallboy!

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Signature Room Launches New Chef’s Tasting Menu

The Signature Room (875 N. Michigan Ave.) invites guests to try its new Chef’s Tasting Menu curated by Executive Chef Cardel Reid – a three-course prix fixe dinner option offered Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. For $50, diners have the opportunity to soak in the view while enjoying a starter of Chef’s Seasonal Soup or Market Salad, followed by choice of entrée including 7oz. New York Strip Steak, Seared Sea Scallops, Roasted Chicken, or Vegetable Lasagna. To finish the meal, guests are treated to Chef’s Signature Dessert, along with coffee or hot tea. The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 COST: $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity Located atop one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers at 875 North Michigan Avenue, The Signature Room at the 95th features refined American cuisine from Executive Chef Cardel Reid paired with 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline. The restaurant offers a respite from the

Good Foods Named Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year Good Foods, a category leader of dips and good-for-you products, has been named “2020 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year” by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’. The honor was awarded to Good Foods on behalf of the company’s leadership in year-over-year growth, packaging, food safety, new product development, and plant expansions. Founder and CEO of Good Foods, Kurt Penn, believed in the potential of High Pressure Processing (HPP), which harnesses water power to maximize nutrition while eliminating harmful pathogens to keep flavors fresh longer. Penn began his company with this in mind, and so the mission to deliver quality, fresh food to consumers was born. Today, HPP has helped Good Foods create a successful, clean line of dips, guacamoles and salad dressings without using chemicals, preservatives or artificial colors and flavors. Good Foods, LLC is a leader in providing healthy, all-natural products such as guacamoles, dips, salads, and dressings. Good Foods creates convenient snacks and meal options that are made with real ingredients, free of preservatives and artificial flavors. The brand’s products are packaged using high pressure processing that uses cold water pressure, keeping foods safe and at their peak freshness.

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DI PESCARA 2124 Northbrook Court NORTHBROOK, IL 847-498-4321. After some shopping in the mall, I headed over here for lunch. It’s a full service restaurant located on the second floor of the mall. You can stop in for a cocktail, lunch or dinner. They offer fresh seafood selections along with sandwiches, pasta dishes, steaks and more. The server told us about the Supper Club Menu, which was a great value. You get a choice of a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, choice of soup or salad, entrée and dessert. THE HEN HOUSE 1060 College Ave. WHEATON, IL 630-480-0611. This is a cozy breakfast spot in Wheaton with tasteful décor and a fireplace to warm you up on cold mornings. I had Filet Mignon and 2 eggs with a side of cubed potatoes and pancakes. The filet medallions were cooked to perfection and cut like butter. The eggs and potatoes were just right, and the pancakes were served with warm syrup. They also serve lunch and a variety of specialty coffee drinks. LOU MALNATI’S PIZZERIA 6649 Lincoln Ave. LINCOLNWOOD, IL 847673-0860. I can’t even count how many times I’ve eaten or picked up from here. Their pizza is the best! I recently dined here with a group of friends and we stuffed ourselves with the Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza with sausage. My favorite part of the pizza is the crust. It’s a buttecrust and I never leave a bite behind. The thin crust pizza is really good too, and you also can’t go wrong with their delicious Malnati’s Salad. I’ve tried so many combinations and have loved each and every one of them. MAPLEBERRY PANCAKE HOUSE 1276 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL 630668-4477 This is a great place to enjoy breakfast or lunch with family and friends. I had the 2 by 3, which is three potato pancakes, three fresh eggs and two bacon slices, with applesauce and sour cream. They kept the coffee and the great service coming. Get there early on Saturdays and Sundays or expect to wait to be seated. MR. BROAST 820 E. Roosevelt Rd. LOMBARD, IL 630-889-1188. Home of the “Zinger Burger” and that’s what I tried. It was a fried chicken breast topped with seasoned cabbage, and spicy Zinger sauce served on a soft bun. The chicken was moist, the sauce was tasty and the portion size was huge. For my side, I ordered some fried mushrooms. On the menu they also have salads, wraps, beef burgers, rice bowls and broasted chicken. PETE’S RED HOT’S 6346 Roosevelt Rd. OAK PARK, IL 708-383-6122. This fast food place was extremely busy when I stopped in, and every table was taken. The line moved quickly and the staff was on it. I ordered a Vienna Hot Dog with the works, mustard, onion, relish, tomato, a slice of pickle and sport peppers. Plus, I ordered a gyros sandwich with the works, onion, tomato and sauce. It was a big sandwich, piled high with gyros meat, and oh-so good. The fries were served hot and everything was fresh. OLD FASHIONED CANDIES 6210 Cermak Rd BERWYN, IL. 708-7886669. This is a cute, old-school candy shop with a big selection of vintage candy favorites. On the counter, they had all sorts of bulk candy in jars, sold by the pound as well as a case with chocolates sold by the pound. They had popcorn and so much more. I picked up a decorated pretzel, some licorice bites and a red licorice candy pipe.

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Jones Soda Co., a leader in the craft soda industry, known for its unique branding and authentic connection to its consumers, has announced the latest addition to its extensive flavor lineup: Watermelon! In response to the exceptional consumer reaction to its exclusive, limited release of Watermelon at 7-Eleven Canada last summer, Jones is expanding this flavor offering across North America, just in time for spring. Watermelon Jones Soda is crafted with cane sugar as well as natural flavors and colors. In addition, as part of Jones’ commitment to reduce sugar and calorie content, the Watermelon flavor will contain only 120 calories per bottle, while still delivering the classic Watermelon flavor fans expect. It’s the perfect beverage to enjoy all summer long!

Ahold Delhaize USA announced plans to close the Midwest division of its Peapod online grocery sales business. Effective Feb. 18, 2020 service for Midwest customers placing online delivery orders in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana will be discontinued. American Express opens its 11th Centurion Lounge at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Executive Chef of the new Centurion Lounge brings his local flair to the food menu for Card Members to enjoy. Chef Joe Kindred is a James Beard semifinalist and local Charlotte Chef. Building on a successful 2019, La Colombe Coffee Roasters is set to see extreme growth moving into 2020, with the addition of over 15,000 stores. Cheese Expo a gathering of over 4,000 cheese industry leaders, supplies, makers and more will gather to share information about the latest in cheese technology, new products food safety and issues affecting the industry will be held Apr. 14-16, 2020 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. For the first time ever, Planters launches new Cheez Ball flavors. Planters White Cheddar and Nacho Cheez Balls are available now. Blazin’ Hot Cheez Balls will hit the snack aisle beginning

in May, 2020.The fourth flavor, Jalapeno Cheddar Cheez Balls, will be available nationwide later this year. Great Bend Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo is all about promoting agricultural technologies, research & equipment with more than 700 inside & outside booths will be held Apr. 8-10, 2020 in Great Bend, KS. GIANT will expand its presence in Pennsylvania with a $114 million capital investment. Building on an award-winning year, the company unveiled a strategic growth plan that included a new GIANT DIRECT ecommerce fulfillment center, two new stores and over 30 remodels. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced it was named 10th Best Company to Work For in the 23rd annual ‘Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list,’ which is compiled based on surveyed employee feedback of their workplace culture. Panera is the first national restaurant company to offer unlimited high-quality drip coffee, iced coffee and hot tea, with their new coffee subscription for just $8.99 a month, making it accessible to all. Prairie Farms Dairy, one of the largest and most successful dairy cooperatives in the Midwest, has partnered with Humana Kentucky Derby Festival and minMarathon to be the chocolate milk refueling partner for the race. The 13th Annual Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival, at the Historic Brat Stop in Kenosha, WI will take place on Apr. 25, 2020. The event benefits Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. Whole Kids Foundation announces that 153 new salad bars will be provided to schools in the U.S. this year. The $502,153 investment will ensure more than 76,000 students will have access to fresh, healthy produce in school.

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Accurate Scale Company Finds New Lift Deck Scale Efficient and Safe

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When it comes to the food industry, servicing and cleaning floor scales the right way is extremely important. The scale must be able to withstand frequent washdowns to meet the industry’s strict hygienic standards. That’s why it’s important to look for good design to get efficient and thorough washdowns. The Lift Deck Scale by B-TEK Scales leverages a new design to eliminate the tedious part of a washdown. This scale can be cleaned without lifting the scale out of the pit and going underneath it. Accurate Scale Company, a provider of scale repair services, works on many Lift Deck Scales. The company finds the scale improving efficiency and safety for technicians. “It’s ideal for the food industry because of the ability to wash down into the pit,” Dean Ciluffo, owner and president of Accurate Scale Company, said. “The food industry needs safe and efficient floor scales to keep operations running smoothly.” Since all food-grade scales aren’t the same, it’s important to look for those that are utilizing new design while keeping safety and efficiency top of mind. For information on the Lift Deck and other scale solutions, visit www.b-tek.com. See their ad on page 19.

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Chelas Eatery recently opened at 4607 Lake Street in Melrose Park, Illinois. This is a fast food restaurant specializing in Italian and Mexican specialties with a twist. Chef/ Owner Ritchard Mancini steps it up a notch with his creations. On the menu you will find Italian Egg Rolls which are filled with Italian Beef, romaine, Mozzarella cheese and giardinera, or the Empanadas filled with Italian sausage. There’s a specialty hot dog called the China Dog which is a hot dog wrapped in an egg roll wrapper with American Cheese, fried and served with Thai chili dipping sauce. They have a Jersey Dog that’s a hot dog fried with sweet peppers, grilled onions, potatoes, ketchup & mustard served on a French bread. They are also known for their Breaded Steak Sandwich that comes with marinara sauce and the Pork Chop sandwich topped with grilled onions. Italian menu items include; pizza, Italian Beef, Italian Sausage and the Meatball sandwich. The marinara and giardiniera served are homemade. Mexican specialties include tacos and tamales. They have wings, and jumbo fried shrimp too. Dine in and carry out is available. Chef/Owner Ritchard Mancini has been a chef to the stars, movie crews and appeared on Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell and Hell’s Kitchen.

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Renaissance Toledo Welcomes Chef Michael Rigot

The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel proudly announces the appointment of Chef Michael Rigot. A Nashville native, Rigot serves as the executive chef for the property’s marquee dining outlets, Brim House and The Heights. Rigot joins the hotel property following stints at Cypress Lodge and Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, where he served as Executive Chef. Under his helm, Rigot’s new menus incorporate produce of Northwest Ohio, combined with the flavors of American Southern cuisine. “Food and family have always held a special place in my heart,” says Rigot. “At Brim House and The Heights, we aim to invoke a sense of home, where guests can relax and enjoy their meal. Our team is excited to welcome everyone with our version of Midwestern hospitality.” Rigot plans to champion his commitment to seasonality and responsible sourcing by hosting a series of Chef’s Table Dinners at Brim House. “Our goal is to cultivate strong relationships with sustainable purveyors to provide our guests with a connection to the land and an honest representation of local flavors and ingredients,” says Rigot. Each dinner features a themed eight-course tasting menu celebrating local produce, specific regional cooking techniques, and unique local beers and spirits. Upcoming Chef’s Table Dinners include: Thursday, April 9: Ohio Beer Dinner Thursday, May 14: Regional Barbecue, North x South Tickets are priced at $108, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations to the Chef’s Table Dinners, please visit www.toledocitytix.com. For reservations to Brim House, please visit www.brimhousetoledo.com or call 419.243.7664. For more information on The Heights or to make a reservation, please visit www.theheightstoledo.com or call 419.243.7565. About Brim House Offering a relaxed yet refined dining experience is Brim House, ensconced in the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel on the Maumee River. The venue boasts an imaginative New American cuisine from Executive Chef Michael Rigot, whose cooking incorporates produce from Northwest Ohio, combined with the flavors of American Southern cuisine. The cocktail program at Brim House employs the same principals of house-made preparation and seasonality as the restaurant’s acclaimed kitchen. Complemented by the resources of a cosmopolitan hotel, Brim House can accommodate any kind of occasion, from an intimate group to larger receptions or dinners. Open daily, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday Brim House offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner service (served until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday) as well as bar service starting at 11 a.m. daily.

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Caution When Cutting Avocados

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Fox Valley Fire & Safety Celebrates 60 Years!

On January 25th, Fox Valley Fire & Safety held an Employee Appreciation banquet to celebrate 60 years in business providing fire protection to the greater Chicagoland area. Over 270 employees and guests enjoyed dinner, recognition, milestone awards and viewing the history of the company. What started as an on-site Fire Extinguisher Service provider by two brothers-in-law out of a basement serving the Fox River Valley, has grown into a 300+ employee company that provides service, repairs and installation of all types of fire protection equipment all throughout Chicagoland. In attendance were Lorraine Tatge – Widow of the late Dale Tatge – Founder, and Keith Kellenberger- Founder. Both were presented with Diamond 60th Anniversary Founder Awards, presented by Ken Volkening – President.

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People who lend to relatives are repaid only about 57% of the amount loaned, on average. The average amount people report lending is $5,022, of which $2,857 is repaid. Despite the lack of full repayment, only 26% of the people surveyed said they would never lend money to family members again. Study by online loan site LendingTree, reported at CNBC.com.

Disconnecting May Not Lead to the Benefits You’re Looking For

Ever feel the need to disconnect from your devices for a “digital detox”? The Yahoo Finance website reported on a survey by Mojo Vision (Saratoga, California), which found that people tend to use technology as much, if not more, after distancing themselves from their smartphones and tablets for a while. The survey of 1,000 Americans found that 67 percent agree that technology makes life easier, but 55 percent believe that all that tech is a distraction, with one-third worrying that it hurts people’s ability to connect with one another. Still, 54 percent said that abstaining from their devices didn’t produce the positive benefits they’d hoped for—or at least were unsure whether it had a beneficial impact. The most common strategies for “subtracting” tech are setting devices to send fewer notifications, putting them on a “Do Not Disturb” setting, scheduling times to not use their devices, or simply turning them off for a period of time.

The important thing in life is not to have a good hand but to play it well.

— Louis-N. Fortin

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ACCOUNTANTS The Dolins Group ..............................Page 23 ........847-498-1040 Chamlin PC .............................................................847-583-8800 ACCOUNTING FIRMS Parhas & Associates .........................Page 24 ........708-430-4545 ADVERTISING Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300 AIR COFFEE ROASTERS Java Master International ........................................224-848-2070 AIR CONDITIONING-SYSTEMS CLEANING Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 AIR FILTERS-SALES & SERVICE Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 ARCHITECTS Dearborn Architects ................................................312-939-3838 Sarfatty Associates .................................................847-920-1100 ARCHITECTURAL METAL ACCENTS Progressive Dynamics ......................Page 32 ........630-289-3421 ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA ........................Page 26 ........630-954-1244 ASSOCIATIONS Illinois Restaurant Association ..........Page 06 ........312-787-4000 ACF Chicago Chefs .............................................. 872-256-CHEF GARA ......................................................................847-824-6941 ASSOCIATIONS & TRADES For the Love of Chocolate Foundation .......................................... 773-972-1927 Illinois Food Retailers ..............................................800-624-6712 Midwest Food Expo WRA .......................................608-216-2817 ATM MACHINES Meirtran ATM.....................................Page 18 ........815-275-8031 ATTORNEYS Scharf Banks Marmor .............................................312-662-4897 AWNINGS & CANOPIES Chesterfield Awnings ........................Page 16 ........312-666-0400 AWNINGS - SALES & SERVICE Thatcher Oaks Awnings ....................Page 27 ........630-833-5700 BAGS-CUSTOM PRINTED Bulldog Packaging..................................................630-458-1152

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BAKERS-WHOLESALE Gonnella Baking Co ..........................Page 29 ........312-733-2020 Eli’s Cheesecakes ...................................................773-736-3417 Ideal Bakery ............................................................773-631-6897 Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery .................................847-671-5216 JR Dessert Bakery ..................................................773-465-6733 Milano Baking Company ....................................... 800-495-BUNS BAKERY & DESSERT CONSULTING Sweet Bee Bakery Consulting.................................847-828-4812 BAKERY EQUIPMENT Hobart Mixer Repair ................................................630-613-8535 BAKERY PRODUCTION TRAINING Sweet Bee Bakery Consulting.................................847-828-4812 BAKERY-PRODUCTS Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn...................Page 19 ........773-801-1600 Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500 Central Baking Supplies .........................................312-243-0888 BAKLAVA Libanais Sweets ......................................................847-329-5060 BANNERS & POSTERS Accurate Printing ....................................................708-824-0058 BAR CONSULTANTS Chicago Bar Shop...................................................312-473-2277 BAR MANUFACTURING & DESIGN Chicago Bar Shop...................................................312-473-2277 BAR STOOLS Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 Waco Manufacturing ...............................................312-733-0054 BAR SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 Schultz Supply ..................................Page 20 ........708-652-2020 BATCH FREEZERS Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 BBQ SAUCE Ken’s Foods ......................................Page 48 ........800-633-5800 BEEF New S B L Inc ...................................Page 12 ........773-376-8280 BEEF PRODUCTS Steinbach Provision ..........................Page 24 ........773-538-1511

BEER GAS MacCARB .........................................Page 43 ........877-427-2499 BEVERAGE DISPENSING-EQUIPMENT United Fast Food & Beverage.................................847-616-0711 BEVERAGES Lifestyle Beverages.................................................630-941-7000 BOOTHS Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 Waco Manufacturing ...............................................312-733-0054 BOOTHS-UPHOLSTERERS Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 BRANDING-LICENSE OPPORTUNITIES Los Comales Licensing.....................Page 41 ........773-457-1784 BREAD & ROLLS Gonnella Baking Co ..........................Page 29 ........312-733-2020 Ideal Bakery ............................................................773-631-6897 Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery .................................847-671-5216 North Shore Baking Corp ........................................773-655-3485 BROILERS & STEAMERS EmberGlo-A Division of Midco Int’l .........................773-604-8700 BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS Alarm Detection Systms Inc ..............Page 21 ........630-844-5318 BUTCHER BLOCK WOOD TABLES RestaurantWoodTables.com...................................773-599-6200 BUTTER-CLARIFIED Danish Maid Butter Co ......................Page 17 ........773-731-8787 BUTTER-PREPORTIONED-WHIPPED Danish Maid Butter Co ......................Page 17 ........773-731-8787 BUYING GROUPS/CO-OPS GARA ......................................................................847-824-6941 CALAMARI Fisherman’s Pride .............................Page 07 ........800-543-2110 CANNOLI & CANNOLI PRODUCTS Lezza Spumoni & Desserts ...............Page 43 ........708-547-5969 CARRY OUT PACKAGING Bulldog Packaging..................................................630-458-1152 CARRYOUT & CATERING PACKAGING Alfa Restaurant Supply ...........................................773-588-6688

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Page 34 CASH & CARRY OUTLETS Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn...................Page 19 ........773-801-1600 CASH AND CARRY OUTLETS Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets..............................630-514-1338 CATERING-VEHICLES DCI Central .......................................Page 47 ........800-468-7478 CCTV SYSTEMS Alarm Detection Systems Inc ............Page 21 ........630-844-5318 CHAIRS & FURNISHINGS Vista Chair ...............................................................773-253-4883 CHAIRS-COMMERCIAL Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 Waco Manufacturing ...............................................312-733-0054 CHARCOAL Charcoal Supply Company .....................................312-642-5538 CHEESECAKES Eli’s Cheesecakes ...................................................773-736-3417 CHICKEN-PROGRAMS FSI/Foodservice Solutions.......................................847-719-6088 CHILI Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ...........................773-278-7800 Captain Ken’s Foods...............................................800-510-3811 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300 CLEANING CHEMICALS Jacor LLC..........................................Page 04 ........847-865-3189 CLEANING PRODUCTS SuperClean .............................................................847-361-0289 CO2 MacCARB .........................................Page 43 ........877-427-2499 COCKTAILS Puerto De Indias Gin ...............................................305-934-0803 COFFEE Farmer Brothers Coffee...........................................888-542-9298 COFFEE & TEAS Royal Cup Coffee ..............................Page 30 ........630-254-3365 COFFEE ROASTERS Tec Foods Inc ...................................Page 30 ........773-638-5310 Java Master International ........................................224-848-2070 Tugboat Coffee .......................................................630-390-6613 COLD STORAGE Perishable Distribution Solutions ......Page 28 ........888-491-1641 COLD STORAGE-PORTABLE Portable Cold Storage.............................................800-535-2445 COMPRESSED GAS MacCARB .........................................Page 43 ........877-427-2499 CONDIMENTS Texas Pete ........................................Page 11 ........716-913-7516 CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Walter Daniels Construction....................................773-775-0170 CONTRACT LABOR SERVICES Atlas Employment Services ..............Page 22 ........847-671-1557 CONTRACT MANUFACTURING Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ...........................773-278-7800 COOKING EQUIPMENT Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 CORNED BEEF Bea’s Best City Foods .............................................773-523-1566 CORNED BEEF-FRESH Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 CORPORATE GIFTS Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 CRAFT BEVERAGES Deutsch Wine & Spirits .....................Page 45 ........708-687-9870 CREDIT CARD PROCESSING Jeff Bruce (HPS) .....................................................773-398-1013 CREDIT CARD PROCESSORS Menio Global ...........................................................855-641-8326 DAIRY-PRODUCTS Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500 DEGREASERS Jacor LLC..........................................Page 04 ........847-865-3189 DELI-MEATS Bea’s Best City Foods .............................................773-523-1566 DELIVERY-VEHICLES DCI Central .......................................Page 47 ........800-468-7478 DEMO SERVICES-FOOD & BEVERAGE Custom Merchandising Services ............................630-814-3679 DESSERTS Algelato Chicago ..............................Page 20 ........847-455-5355 Eli’s Cheesecakes ...................................................773-736-3417 DESSERTS-WHOLESALE Lezza Spumoni & Desserts ...............Page 43 ........708-547-5969

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foodindustrynews.com DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300 DIRECTV All Sports Direct ......................................................630-918-3000 DUCT CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 EGGS Farmers Hen House ..........................Page 17 ........319-683-2206 KLM Sales & Marketing...........................................310-245-7703 Meadowbrook Egg & Dairy Company .......................................... 773-523-8861 ELECTRIC & GAS STEAMERS EmberGlo-A Division of Midco Int’l .........................773-604-8700 ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS Employco USA ..................................Page 13 ........630-920-0000 EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS Rob Bernstein - Laner Muchin ................................312-342-7778 ENERGY BROKER Century Energy Solutions..................Page 06 ........630-817-3164 ETHNIC BREADS-ROLLS & PASTRIES Ideal Bakery ............................................................773-631-6897 ETHNIC FOODS Kikkoman Sales USA ........................Page 26 ........630-954-1244 FACILITY MAINTENANCE UmbrellaOne National Facility Services........................................ 773-383-6826 FAUCETS Faucet Shoppe The.................................................773-478-3890 FILTERS-EXHAUST SYSTEMS Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 FIRE ALARM MONITORING Alarm Detection Sytems Inc..............Page 21 ........630-844-5318 FIRE ALARM REPAIR & TESTING Alarm Detection Systems Inc ...........Page 21 ........630-844-5318 FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS Fox Valley Fire & Safety ..........................................847-695-5990 FIRE-EXTINGUISHERS Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety Equipment ......................................... 800-373-9714 FIRST AID-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES A fir ed edi l er i e ........................................847-322-9185 FLATBREADS Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 FLOOR-NON-SLIP TREATMENT Step Advantage ................................Page 40 ........312-801-4123 FOOD & ALCOHOL SAFETY TRAINING Santa Lucia Food Safety Training ...........................772-502-5262 FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn...................Page 19 ........773-801-1600 Cugini Distribution.............................Page 10 ........708-695-9471 Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Sysco Food Services Chicago ..........Page 09 ........847-699-4839 Tec Foods Inc ...................................Page 30 ........773-638-5310 Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets..............................630-514-1338 Anichini Brothers .....................................................312-644-8004 B & B Foodservice ..................................................815-834-2621 Chef’s Quality Meats ...............................................708-333-0880 GFS Distribution ......................................................800-968-6391 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 Wilkens Foodservice ...............................................708-235-0788 FOOD EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Sammic Corp ..........................................................224-307-2232 FOOD PRODUCTS Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Tec Foods Inc ...................................Page 30 ........773-638-5310 Texas Pete ........................................Page 11 ........716-913-7516 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 Neil Jones Food Company......................................800-543-4356 FOOD PRODUCTS-PREPARED Captain Ken’s Foods...............................................800-510-3811 FOOD SHOWS EuroUSA............................................Page 42 ........773-523-3876 FOODSERVICE EQUIP REP & MAINTENANCE Restaurant Handyman ............................................847-232-4474 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT Losurdo Inc .............................................................630-833-4650 Thunderbird Food Machinery .................................866-451-1668

Food Industry News® April 2020 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT-REPAIR CSI - Coker Service Inc.....................Page 10 ........888-908-5600 Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 Cobblestone Ovens ................................................847-635-0172 United Fast Food & Beverage.................................847-616-0711 FOODSERVICE- LAYOUT & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment ................................630-628-0811 Losurdo Inc .............................................................630-833-4650 Sarfatty Associates .................................................847-920-1100 FOODSERVICE-EQUIPMENT PARTS CSI - Coker Service Inc.....................Page 10 ........888-908-5600 City Food Equipment ..............................................630-613-8535 Cobblestone Ovens ................................................847-635-0172 FOODSERVICE-SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 FRANCHISE-CONSULTANTS Big Sky Franchising ................................................855-824-4759 FREEZER & REF TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING Portable Cold Storage.............................................800-535-2445 FREEZERS-ALL TYPES Custom Cooler & Freezer..................Page 14 ........630-879-3131 FRESH CUT FRY EQUIPMENT Sammic Corp ..........................................................224-307-2232 FRYERS FSI/Foodservice Solutions.......................................847-719-6088 FURNITURE/FIXTURES/DESIGN Vitro Seating Products ............................................800-325-7093 GAMING TERMINALS Aces Up Gaming ....................................................773-209-4800 GELATO Algelato Chicago ..............................Page 20 ........847-455-5355 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy.......................................800-4GE-LATO GELATO EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy.......................................800-4GE-LATO GHOST KITCHENS Amped Kitchens .....................................................323-384-3631 GIARDINIERA E Formella & Sons ...................................................630-873-3208 V Formusa Company ..............................................847-813-6040 GIN Puerto De Indias Gin ...............................................305-934-0803 GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 GOURMET FOOD PRODUCTS EuroUSA............................................Page 42 ........773-523-3876 GRAND OPENING PROMOTIONS LED Billboard Trucks ..............................................312-924-7979 GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE Kaluzny Bros Inc .....................................................815-744-1453 Mahoney Environmental Inc....................................815-730-2088 GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE Tierra Environmental .........................Page 08 ........888-551-1998 Kaluzny Bros Inc .....................................................815-744-1453 GREASE TRAP SERVICE Tierra Environmental .........................Page 08 ........888-551-1998 Mahoney Environmental Inc....................................815-730-2088 GREASE-EXHAUST CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 GROCERY MANUFACTURERS MEMBERSHIP Lezza Spumoni & Desserts ...............Page 43 ........708-547-5969 GYROS Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 H/R-HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES Employco USA ..................................Page 13 ........630-920-0000 HACCP TRAINING & CONSULTING Task Insurance Group ......................Page 44 ........847-440-2323 HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 HANDYMAN SERVICES Restaurant Handyman ............................................847-232-4474 UmbrellaOne National Facility Services........................................ 773-383-6826 HEALTH INSURANCE Employco USA ..................................Page 13 ........630-920-0000 Gallagher ..........................................Page 10 ........630-285-3686 National Restaurant Association .............................312-715-5363

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Food Industry News® April 2020 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 Mechanical 24.........................................................847-987-9738 HELIUM MacCARB .........................................Page 43 ........877-427-2499 HISPANIC FOOD DISTRIBUTION B & B Foodservice ..................................................815-834-2621 HISPANIC FOOD PRODUCTS La Criolla ...........................................Page 20 ........312-243-8882 HOOD & DUCT CLEANING Hoodz of Schaumburg ......................Page 18 ........847-620-2608 HOOD EXHAUST & FAN CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 HOOD SYSTEMS-FIRE Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety Equipment ......................................... 800-373-9714 HOT DOGS Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 Crawford Sausage ..................................................773-277-3095 Red Hot Chicago ....................................................800-249-5226 HOT SAUCE Texas Pete ........................................Page 11 ........716-913-7516 HOT SAUCES Gindo’s Spice of Life Hot Sauce .............................855-444-6367 HUMMUS & SPREADS Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 HVAC REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Restaurant Handyman ............................................847-232-4474 ICE CREAM Algelato Chicago ..............................Page 20 ........847-455-5355 Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream ..........Page 15 ........608-221-8640 Fox Valley Farms ...............................Page 20 ........630-231-3005 Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream ............Page 26 ........847-251-0477 Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy.......................................800-4GE-LATO ICE CREAM EQUIPMENT REPAIR & SUPPLY Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 ICE CREAM-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 ICE CREAM-YOGURT Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500 ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING Ice Solutions 24.......................................................847-987-9738 Major Appliance Service .........................................708-447-4100 ICE MACHINES-SALES-RENTAL OR LEASING Empire Cooler Service ......................Page 23 ........312-733-3900 ICE-MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 INSURANCE Cacciatore Insurance........................Page 15 ........312-264-6055 Task Insurance Group ......................Page 44 ........847-440-2323 Caro Insurance Services.........................................708-745-5031 Concklin Insurance Agency ....................................630-268-1600 ISU Northwest Insurance Services .........................888-366-3467 Society Insurance ...................................................888-576-2438 INSURANCE SERVICES Cacciatore Insurance........................Page 15 ........312-264-6055 Gallagher ..........................................Page 10 ........630-285-3686 INSURANCE-INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Cacciatore Insurance........................Page 15 ........312-264-6055 INTERIOR DESIGNERS Sarfatty Associates .................................................847-920-1100 INTERNET ADVERTISING Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300 ITALIAN BEEF Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Serrelli’s Foods..................................Page 27 ....... 877-385-BEEF Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 Red Hot Chicago ....................................................800-249-5226 ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES E Formella & Sons ...................................................630-873-3208 ITALIAN SAUSAGE Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 Anichini Brothers .....................................................312-644-8004 JANITOR-SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 JAPANESE-FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA ........................Page 26 ........630-954-1244 JUICERS-FRUIT & VEGETABLES Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 KEYLESS ACCESS CONTROL Alarm Detection Systems Inc ............Page 21 ........630-844-5318

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Page 35 KITCHEN FLOOR NON-SLIP TREATMENTS Step Advantage ................................Page 40 ........312-801-4123 KITCHEN-EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE Cosmopolitan Textile...............................................773-254-6100 Mickey’s Linen ........................................................773-545-7211 LIQUOR Puerto De Indias Gin ...............................................305-934-0803 LIQUOR & SPIRITS Deutsch Wine & Spirits .....................Page 45 ........708-687-9870 LIQUOR-WHOLESALE Peerless Liquors .....................................................773-378-3908 LOGISTICS COMPANIES Perishable Distribution Solutions ......Page 28 ........888-491-1641 MAILING PROGRAMS On Time Printing .....................................................708-544-4500 MAYONNAISE Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 MEAT PROCESSING EQUIP SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 City Food Equipment ..............................................630-613-8535 MEAT-ORGANIC-NATURAL-ABF Fox Deluxe Stap ......................................................847-520-8300 MEAT-SMOKED Nueske Applewood Smoked Meats........................800-382-2266 MEAT-WHOLESALE Devanco Foods .................................Page 02 ........847-228-7070 New S B L Inc ...................................Page 12 ........773-376-8280 Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets..............................630-514-1338 Anichini Brothers .....................................................312-644-8004 Chef’s Quality Meats ...............................................708-333-0880 Fox Deluxe Stap ......................................................847-520-8300 International Meat Company ...................................773-622-1400 KLM Sales & Marketing...........................................310-245-7703 MEDICAL SUPPLIES A fir ed edi l er i e ........................................847-322-9185 MEDITERRANEAN FOODS Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 MENU-DESIGN Pinata Graphics ......................................................312-929-6805 MENUS On Time Printing .....................................................708-544-4500 MENUS-CUSTOM PRINTED Accurate Printing ....................................................708-824-0058 MERCHANT PROCESSING Menio Global ...........................................................855-641-8326 MEXICAN FOOD PRODUCTS B & B Foodservice ..................................................815-834-2621 MEXICAN FOODS Los Comales Licensing.....................Page 41 ........773-457-1784 MILK Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500 MINI PASTRIES Ideal Bakery ............................................................773-631-6897 NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETING LED Billboard Trucks ..............................................312-924-7979 NITROGEN MacCARB .........................................Page 43 ........877-427-2499 OILS & FATS-COOKING Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 OILS & SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 Chef Mac Culinary Cooking Oils .............................708-945-9150 OILS & VINEGAR Pastorelli Foods.................................Page 25 .....800-SOS-AUCY OILS-COOKING/BULK Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 OLIVE OILS Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 ORGANIC FOODS Pastorelli Foods.................................Page 25 .....800-SOS-AUCY ORGANIC MEAT & POULTRY Fox Deluxe Stap ......................................................847-520-8300 OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 OVENS-SALES & SERVICE Cobblestone Ovens ................................................847-635-0172 PACKAGING MATERIALS Barrington Packaging Systems...............................888-814-7999 PACKAGING SYSTEMS Barrington Packaging Systems...............................888-814-7999

PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Restaurant Handyman ............................................847-232-4474 PANCAKE-BATTER & MIX Tec Foods Inc ...................................Page 30 ........773-638-5310 PAPER-PRODUCTS Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 Alfa Restaurant Supply ...........................................773-588-6688 PARTY-FAVORS & SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 PASTA-FRESH AND FROZEN Cugini Distribution.............................Page 10 ........708-695-9471 Pastafresh Home Made Pasta ................................773-745-5888 PASTRY CONSULTING Sweet Bee Bakery Consulting.................................847-828-4812 PATIO ENCLOSURES Thatcher Oaks Awnings ....................Page 27 ........630-833-5700 PATIO HEATERS Propane Pete ....................................Page 19 ........847-754-7662 PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 PAYROLL SERVICES Employco USA ..................................Page 13 ........630-920-0000 ADP .........................................................................847-507-4210 PEST CONTROL Rose Pest Solutions ..........................Page 14 ......800-GOT-PEST PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION Mc Cloud Services ............................Page 45 ........800-332-7805 PICKLES & RELISH Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 PITA BREAD Olympia Food Industries ...................Page 31 ........847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods ............................................847-364-1010 PIZZA SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS Anichini Brothers .....................................................312-644-8004 PLANT BASED FOOD PRODUCTS Ruth’s Vegetarian Gourmet .....................................218-343-8858 PLANT-BASED FOODS VEGAN Phoenix Bean ..........................................................773-784-2503 PLUMBING SUPPLIES Faucet Shoppe The.................................................773-478-3890 POINT OF SALE SUPPLIES Alpha POS Services Inc ..........................................630-690-2870 POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS Alpha POS Services Inc ..........................................630-690-2870 Retail Control Solutions ...........................................630-521-9900 Revel Systems.........................................................415-744-1433 PORK PRODUCTS Steinbach Provision ..........................Page 24 ........773-538-1511 Peer Foods ..............................................................773-927-1440 POS SYSTEMS Alpha POS Systems Inc ..........................................630-690-2870 Revel Systems.........................................................415-744-1433 POS SYSTEMS-CLOUD BASED Alpha POS Services Inc ..........................................630-690-2870 Jeff Bruce (HPS) .....................................................773-398-1013 POULTRY PRODUCTS Steinbach Provision ..........................Page 24 ........773-538-1511 POULTRY-FRESH New S B L Inc ...................................Page 12 ........773-376-8280 POULTRY-WHOLESALE & PROCESSORS Fox Deluxe Stap ......................................................847-520-8300 PRESSURE WASHING Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 PRINTERS On Time Printing .....................................................708-544-4500 PRINTING-CUSTOM ITEMS Accurate Printing ....................................................708-824-0058 PRIVATE LABEL FOOD MANUFACTURERS E Formella & Sons ...................................................630-873-3208 Milano Baking Company ....................................... 800-495-BUNS PRODUCE DISTRIBUTORS Wilkens Foodservice ...............................................708-235-0788 PRODUCE-WHOLESALE Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets..............................630-514-1338 Midwest Foods ........................................................773-927-8870 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Sweet Bee Bakery Consulting.................................847-828-4812 PROMOTIONAL MARKETING LED Billboard Trucks ..............................................312-924-7979 PROPANE Propane Pete ....................................Page 19 ........847-754-7662 PROPANE SERVICE Propane Pete ....................................Page 19 ........847-754-7662

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Page 36 PUBLIC RELATIONS-MARKETING SERVICES Falk PR ....................................................................847-208-7052 IMR Chicago ...........................................................312-878-1222 PUBLISHING Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300 RE-UPHOLSTERY Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 REFRIGERATED TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING Portable Cold Storage.............................................800-535-2445 REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT REPAIR CSI - Coker Service Inc.....................Page 10 ........888-908-5600 Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 Mechanical 24.........................................................847-987-9738 REFRIGERATION-EQUIP/COMMERCIAL Alphafoodequip.com ........................Page 16 ........888-878-4964 Custom Cooler & Freezer..................Page 14 ........630-879-3131 REPUTATION MANAGEMENT Restaurant Marketing - 30 Days Free! .......................................... 312-872-8050 RESTAURANT CONSULTANTS Stanovich Hospitality...............................................708-359-1911 RESTAURANT EQUIP MANUFACTURERS Sammic Corp ..........................................................224-307-2232 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT FSI/Foodservice Solutions.......................................847-719-6088 Losurdo Inc .............................................................630-833-4650 Revel Systems.........................................................415-744-1433 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Custom Cooler & Freezer..................Page 14 ........630-879-3131 Ramar Supply Co ..............................Page 28 ........708-233-0808 Schultz Supply ..................................Page 20 ........708-652-2020 Alfa Restaurant Supply ...........................................773-588-6688 Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 City Food Equipment ..............................................630-613-8535 Flattech.com ...........................................................855-999-3528 Olympic Store Fixtures ............................................773-585-3755 TriMark Marlinn Equip & Supplies...........................708-496-1700 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICE CSI - Coker Service Inc.....................Page 10 ........888-908-5600 Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 City Food Equipment ..............................................630-613-8535 Cobblestone Ovens ................................................847-635-0172 Emerald Service Inc ................................................888-696-7317 Major Appliance Service .........................................708-447-4100 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT-NEW & USED March Quality Used & New Equip ....Page 24 ........800-210-5895 RESTAURANT MARKETING Restaurant Marketing - 30 Days Free! .......................................... 312-872-8050 RESTAURANT REAL ESTATE SALES John Moauro/Realty Executives ..............................708-361-1150 Kudan Group Inc ....................................................312-575-0480 Nick Dibrizzi/Coldwell Banker .................................708-562-9328 Pontarelli & Company .............................................847-778-3571 RESTAURANT-DESIGNERS A D E Foodservice Equipment ................................630-628-0811 Losurdo Inc .............................................................630-833-4650 Sarfatty Associates .................................................847-920-1100 RESTAURANTS La Scarola Restaurant.............................................312-243-1740 ROOF TOP GREASE CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 ROOFS-SALES-REPAIR & MAINTENANCE C re heet et l fing..............Page 18 ........708-387-9784 SAFETY TREATMENT FOR FLOORS Step Advantage ................................Page 40 ........312-801-4123 SALAD-DRESSINGS Ken’s Foods ......................................Page 48 ........800-633-5800 SALAD-DRESSINGS & OILS Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 Tec Foods Inc ...................................Page 30 ........773-638-5310 SANITATION CERTIFICATION Illinois Restaurant Association ..........Page 06 ........312-787-4000 SANITATION CLASSES Santa Lucia Food Safety Training ...........................773-502-5262 SATELLITE TV SYSTEMS All Sports Direct ......................................................630-918-3000 SAUSAGE Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets..............................630-514-1338 Anichini Brothers .....................................................312-644-8004 Crawford Sausage ..................................................773-277-3095 Red Hot Chicago ....................................................800-249-5226

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foodindustrynews.com SCALES Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 SCALES-SALES & REPAIR Accurate Scale Company .................Page 19 ........773-847-1820 SEAFOOD Fisherman’s Pride .............................Page 07 ........800-543-2110 SEASONINGS & SEASONING BLENDS Famar Flavors ...................................Page 16 ........708-926-2951 SEATING Waco Manufacturing ...............................................312-733-0054 SEATING REPAIRS Express Seating ................................Page 20 ........630-985-7797 SELF-SERVICE ORDERING KIOSKS Alpha POS Services Inc ..........................................630-690-2870 Revel Systems.........................................................415-744-1433 SEWER(MAINT)-RODDING & JETTING Tierra Environmental .........................Page 08 ........888-551-1998 SHEET METAL Progressive Dynamics ......................Page 32 ........630-289-3421 SHIPPING-REFRIGERATED & FROZEN Perishable Distribution Solutions ......Page 28 ........888-491-1641 SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils .................Page 03 ........773-265-6500 SIGNAGE-INDOOR & OUTDOOR American Graphics ...........................Page 21 ........888-774-6270 SIGNS Pinata Graphics ......................................................312-929-6805 SLICER SERVICE City Food Equipment ..............................................630-613-8535 SLICERS-SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 SLOT MACHINES Illinois Gaming Systems ..........................................312-544-9856 SMOKERS-COMMERCIAL Game Changer Smokers ..................Page 42 ........574-353-7855 SOAPS & DETERGENTS Jacor LLC..........................................Page 04 ........847-865-3189 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING The Digital Restaurant.............................................630-768-9313 SOFT DRINKS PepsiCo Foodservice ..............................................773-893-2319 SOFT SERVE-ICE CREAM/EQUIP & SUPPLIES Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256 SOUP BASES R L Schreiber Inc ....................................................954-972-7102 SOUPS Vienna Beef .......................................Page 08 ........773-278-7800 Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ...........................773-278-7800 SOUS-VIDE COOKERS Sammic Corp ..........................................................224-307-2232 SPECIALTY FOODS DISTRIBUTOR Artisan Specialty Foods ..........................................708-762-5238 SPICE BLENDS Famar Flavors ...................................Page 16 ........708-926-2951 SPICES La Criolla ...........................................Page 20 ........312-243-8882 SQF CONSULTING Task Insurance Group ......................Page 44 ........847-440-2323 ST PATRICK’S DAY ITEMS Bea’s Best City Foods .............................................773-523-1566 STAFFING-SERVICES Atlas Employment Services ..............Page 22 ........847-671-1557 STEAM CLEANING Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344 SUPERMARKET- EQUIPMENT/ NEW & USED Berkel Midwest........................................................800-921-9151 SWEEPSTAKES MACHINES Collage LLC ............................................................312-593-8084 SWEET GOODS North Shore Baking Corp ........................................773-655-3485 TABLE ACCESSORIES Flattech.com ...........................................................855-999-3528 TABLE LEVELING DEVICES Flattech.com ...........................................................855-999-3528 TABLE TOP AND COOKING EQUIPMENT EmberGlo-A Division of Midco Int’l .........................773-604-8700 TABLES-ALL TYPES Chicago Booth ..................................Page 16 ........773-378-8400 RestaurantWoodTables.com...................................773-599-6200 Waco Manufacturing ...............................................312-733-0054 TAMALES Supreme Frozen Products ......................................773-622-3777 TEA-GREEN Dewdrop Tea ..........................................................630-335-7806

Food Industry News® April 2020 TEMPORARY STAFFING

Atlas Employment Services ..............Page 22 ........847-671-1557

THEATERS AND VENUES

Onesti Entertainment Corporation...........................630-962-7000

TOFU AND BEAN SPROUTS

Phoenix Bean ..........................................................773-784-2503

TOMATO PRODUCTS

Pastorelli Foods.................................Page 25 .....800-SOS-AUCY

TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Food Industry News ................................................847-699-3300

TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS

Midwest Food Expo WRA ......................................608-216-2817

TRUCK BODIES-SALES & REPAIR

Paramount Truck Body .....................Page 32 ........312-666-6441

TRUCK GRAPHICS

American Graphics ...........................Page 21 ........888-774-6270

TRUCK RENTAL

Lylas Rentals/Budget Truck Rental ...Page 22 ........847-233-0472

TRUCK-REFRIGERATED

DCI Central .......................................Page 47 ........800-468-7478

TRUCK-SALES & SERVICE

DCI Central .......................................Page 47 ........800-468-7478

TRUCK-SALES NEW & USED

D & S Truck Center ...........................Page 17 ........708-352-5551

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wisconsin Restaurant Association ..........................800-589-3211

VEGAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Ruth’s Vegetarian Gourmet .....................................218-343-8858

VEHICLE WRAPS

Paramount Truck Body .....................Page 32 ........312-666-6441

VENDING MACHINES

Collage LLC ............................................................312-593-8084

VENTILATING-SYTEMS CLEANING

Enviromatic Corp of America ............Page 22 ........800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance .............................................708-344-0344

VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS

Illinois Gaming Systems ..........................................312-544-9856

WALK IN COOLER- MOBILE- RENTAL/LEASING

Portable Cold Storage.............................................800-535-2445

WALK-IN COOLER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Mackay Heating & Mechanical .........Page 24 ........847-381-0448 Mechanical 24.........................................................847-987-9738

WALK-IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS

Custom Cooler & Freezer..................Page 14 ........630-879-3131

WEBSITE DESIGN

Americaneagle.com ..........................Page 33 ........847-699-0300 The Digital Restaurant.............................................630-768-9313

WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES

Buildthis.com ....................................Page 29 ........312-655-9999

WEDDING CAKES

Ideal Bakery ............................................................773-631-6897

WELDING & FABRICATING

KOP Ind. Welding & Fabrication .......Page 21 ........630-930-9516

WHIPPED CREAM

Instantwhip Chicago .........................Page 32 ........800-933-2500

WI-FI SYSTENS FOR RESTAURANTS

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312-872-8050 WILD GAME

Fox Deluxe Stap ......................................................847-520-8300

WIND SCREENS

Thatcher Oaks Awnings ....................Page 27 ........630-833-5700

WINE & SPIRITS

Deutsch Wine & Spirits .....................Page 45 ........708-687-9870

WORKERS COMP INSURANCE

Employco USA ..................................Page 13 ........620-920-0000

YOGURT & SOFT SERVE EQUIPMENT

Kool Technologies ............................Page 27 ........630-483-2256

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BUILDING COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 3 Building Portfolio

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Short hours, dinner only; Closed Monday. Real $$$ Maker $400,000 cash flow a year. Dine in, pick up and delivery. 100 deliveries per day

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200+ deliveries per day. Established for 35 years. Pick up, dine in, self service and deliveries 3,500 SF plus basement. Rent $7,000 per month

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Turn-key, fully equipped restaurant plus one bedroom apartment with video gaming. $100,000 a year. Mixed use building 4,500 SF with plenty of parking. 15,000 SF lot parks 20. Real Estate & gaming license

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4,600 SF fully equipped, perfect for breakfast/lunch concept located in the Cherry Creek Plaza. Lease $20 per SF plus $9 CAM

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | CORNER FREE STANDING | REAL ESTATE PLUS VIDEO GAMING

Turn-key, free standing building, 2.975 SF on 18,750 SF lot. Hot Location.

JOLIET | STEAK HOUSE-BAR-BANQUET PLUS VIDEO GAMING | REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS

10,000 SF building, seats 400, parks 130 +/-. 3 Million in sales a year. $350,000 cash flow verifiable. Established 46 years.

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Established since 1987. 60% pick up; 40% delivery. Real $$$ Maker. Owner retiring.

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Pick up, delivery, dine in & self service. 4,000 SF building. 24,000 SF lot. Real $$$ Maker.

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Established 17 years. Owner retiring. Real $$$ Maker. 50% pick up; 20% delivery and 30% dine in. 1,800 SF.

ROUND LAKE BEACH | RESTAURANT FOR LEASE | VIDEO GAMING

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Fully equipped commercial kitchen or bakery for lease. Extensive FF&E. A retail area would be an easy set up for the right user. 2 parking spaces. Size: 1,950 SF Rental Rate: $20/SF Gross Agent: Adam

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Mixed-use property with 2-retail units & 2-apartments. 17 parking spaces. Current tenants are Enzo’s Salon (est.1998) & Sewing Masters (est. 2003). Size: 5,960 SF Building on 10,837 SF Lot Price: $950K Agent: Jarrett

Hoffman Estates- Confidential #C150 - Restaurant Real Estate/Assets Single-story brick and mortar restaurant building on 1.35 acres lot. Fully equipped restaurant with 1,500 SF outdoor patio. Parking for 90. Size: 6,500 SF Building on 58,885 SF Lot Price: $2,099,000 Agent: Chad

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Beautifully remodeled, turn-key restaurant located in downtown LaGrange. Extensive FF&E. 2,000 SF private party room seating 60 is also available. Size: 3,291 SF 1st Floor Rental Rate: $32/SF Gross Price: $189K Agent: Adam

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Two-story commercial building for sale. Restaurant on 1st floor. 2nd floor has a private party room + 2 private offices that can be leased out individually. Size: 6,309 SF Building on 3,424 SF Lot Price: $1,300,000 Agent: Adam

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Single-story commercial building for sale across from Mariano’s. Previous operators include House of Fine Chocolates and a shared-kitchen concept. Size: 5,123 SF Building on 4,716 SF Lot Price: $2,100,000 Agent: Jarrett

Lincoln Park- Confidential #M752 - Restaurant/Bar with Real Estate

Long-term operating, profitable bar/restaurant/event space with real estate included. Two-story building. Occupancy of 598. 5,000 SF each floor. Size: 10,000 SF Price: $1,425,000 Business + $3,150,000 R.E. Agent: Jarrett

Lincoln Park- 2523 N. Clark St. - Cafe Vienna - Business for Sale

High income, completely turn-key restaurant/bakery. Recently updated hood & black iron, electrical, POS, HVAC and more. Priced to sell quickly! Size: 1,200 SF + Lower Level Rental Rate: $45/SF Net Price: $99K Agent: Brian

Logan Square- 2955 N. Milwaukee Ave.- Mixed Use Real Estate

Three-story mixed use building with 2,950 SF vanilla box commercial space (great for restaurant/cafe) and two apartments (renovated in 2014). Size: 5,610 SF Building on 3,098 SF Lot Price: $750K Agent: Brian

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Freestanding two-story restaurant/bar for sale with established Pizza/BBQ business. Large private event room on 2nd floor + private outdoor patio. Size: 5,489 SF on 4,798 SF Lot Price: $1,399,000 Agent: Georg

Portage Park-5040-44 W. Montrose Ave.- For Lease

Former restaurant/bakery/cafe with large kitchen. Ideal for heavy delivery or commissary kitchen. Includes wood-fired oven. Space is divisible. Size: 3,300 SF (Divisible) Rental Rate: $17.07/SF NNN Agent: Daniel

West Town- 1156 W. Grand Ave. - Tsukiji - Business for Sale

Recently updated, turn-key sushi restaurant. Includes two hoods and a sidewalk patio. Near hot Fulton Market/West Loop at half the rent! Size: 1,600 SF Rental Rate: $4,372/Mo. Net Price: $139K Agent: Brian

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State of the Industry Report: NFRA The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently released its State of the Industry Report providing broad-based insights that show how the frozen and refrigerated foods categories attract shoppers, drive shopping basket dollars and deliver sales. Today’s frozen and dairy departments are clearly connecting with shoppers showing combined sales of $125 billion in the 52 weeks ending June 29, 2019. Nearly every U.S. household buys from the frozen and dairy departments annually, and the diverse appeal of these products crosses generational, multicultural and socio-economic demographics.

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James Beard Foundation Announces 2020 America’s Classics Award Honorees The James Beard Foundation announced today the six recipients of its 2020 America’s Classics Award. Over the course of the last week, the James Beard Foundation has revealed two honorees daily via the Foundation’s Instagram page in partnership with a selection of prominent food industry friends of the Foundation located in each of the honorees’ regions. The America’s Classics Award is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of its community. This year’s honorees join the ranks of over 100 restaurants across the country that have received the Award since the category was introduced in 1998. They will be celebrated at the annual James Beard Awards Gala on Monday, May 4, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2020 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award winners are: Lassis Inn (518 E. 27th St., Little Rock, AR; Owners: Elihue Washington Jr. and Maria Washington) Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth (730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth, MI; Owner: Dorothy Zehnder and family) Puritan Backroom (245 Hooksett Rd., Manchester, NH; Owner: Arthur Pappas, Chris Pappas and Eric Zink) Oriental Mart (1506 Pike Pl., #509, Seattle, WA; Owner: Mila Apostol and Joy Apostol) El Taco de Mexico (714 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO; Owner: Sasha Zanabria) Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que (2404 Southmost Blvd, Brownsville, TX; Owner: Armando Vera)

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PEOPLE SELLING Game Changer THE INDUSTRY Offers Flameless WITH CARY MILLER

This month I am proud to be pictured with Catherine GilmoreLawless, owner of the Gage Hospitality Group based in Chicago. Each of their restaurants is known for offering genuine hospitality, fine service, generous cocktails and passionate employees. Their restaurants include Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar, Beacon Tavern, Coda di Volpe, The Dawson and The Gage. If you are headed for a night on the town, be sure to check out one of their restaurants. Steve Theofanous is the owner of Around the Clock Restaurant & Bakery and also the Chairman of the board of GARC, the Greek American Restaurant Cooperative. He is joined by GARC COO, Christine Simms. Together they strive to help restaurants harness the power of many working as one. The deliver savings to members by negotiating discounts with suppliers. Contact them to learn more. You can find GARC listed in our buyers directories under Buying Groups. Amy Falk is a Public Relations and integrated marketing specialist who helps chefs, restaurant owners, food and beverage companies to increase their visibility, brand awareness and top of mind awareness. Amy’s company, Falk PR is DBE, SBE and BEP Certified. If you are looking for a person to help you build your brand in the public mind, contact Amy today. You can find her listed under Public Relations- Marketing Services. Mike Mallory is the Vice President of the Midwest Region for St. George Spirits, a company with a fine collection of premium artisan products including Terroir Gin, Botanivore Gin, Dry Rye Gin, Dry Rye Reposado Gin, California Citrus Vodka, Green Chile Vodka, Absinthe, St. George Single Malt, Baller Single Malt, B&E American Whiskey, Fruit Brandies, Coffee Liqueur, Bruto Americano, California Shochu and others. To inspire more liquor sales consider creating interesting cocktails from St. George Spirits. You’ll love their products. Pastry Chef Omar Martinez is a partner in Chicago based Dessert Concepts. Omar is posing in front of a chocolate werewolf he recently created for one of his clients. In addition to Chocolate sculptures and showpieces, Omar’s company produces outstanding cakes, macaroons and pastries. Omar specializes in fine natural, organic and gourmet products that look and taste far too good to pass up.

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McCloud Services 21st Annual Pest Invasion Seminars McCloud Services announced that its 21st Annual Pest Invasion Seminar has expanded to two locations and two days in 2020. The seminars will be held May 20-21, 2020 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania and June 1819, 2020 at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. Both seminars will focus on pest management for the modern world. This year’s two-event two-day seminar will feature valuable session topics from top industry professionals, including: ■ Top Pests that Can Impact a Food Facility ■ Roles and Responsibilities: Panel Session ■ Risk Assessments: A Critical Component for every IPM Program ■ Changing the Dynamic: Evolution from Trap Checking to a Risk Based Program ■ Consider the Structure: It’s Not Just 4 Walls and a Roof ■ Food Safety Update: Where It’s At and Where It’s Headed ■ Pest Exclusion: The Good, Bad and the Ugly ■ Understanding Pest Management Records and Data for Root Cause Analysis ■ The Future of Pest Management: New Advancements and Technologies Early bird discounted registration is now open until April 1, 2020. Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information Pest Invasion 2020 provides a unique environment to promote the top brands, products and services as this seminar hosts the most influential buyers and decision-makers in food safety, bringing attendees face-to-face with prospective and existing clients. Eighty percent of Pest Invasion 2019 attendees were C-level executives of major food supply chain companies, including processors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. McCloud Services is a leader in integrated pest management solutions, serving the food supply chain of custody, health care, hospitality, property management, retail industries and residential markets. With a foundation of over 100 years of industry and market experience, McCloud Services carries out its mission to protect health, food, property and the environment while ensuring the safety of its employees and the public. McCloud Services is a regional service provider with locations in 11 states. See their ad on page 45.

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Dairy Farmers of America announced that it has agreed to buy Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, for $425 million. The dairy co-operative will also assume Dean’s liabilities as part of the deal to acquire 44 of the company’s facilities, as well as other assets. Dean filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November as the business struggled to attract consumers who have instead turned to nondairy milk or private-label products. At the time it filed for bankruptcy, Dean had reported a net loss in seven of its last eight quarters. If approved by the bankruptcy court, the agreement would make the Dairy Farmers of America the stalking horse bidder, meaning that the transaction would be subject to receiving higher or better offers while the company is in bankruptcy. The company is also talking with other buyers interested in plants and assets not included in the deal with the co-op. The deal would also need approval from the Department of Justice, which has reportedly begun probing the merger, according to the Wall Street Journal. A quantum leap, in physics, is when one particle takes a sudden jump from one energy level to a higher one. Much like the inept son-in-law of the boss becoming a com any officer.

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How Can You Measure the ROI of Fleet Graphics?

So, how can you measure the ROI (Return on Investment) of fleet graphics? There are several ways to accomplish this. I’ll share a few of them. In a study by The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), Advertising, such as billboards and fleet graphics, reach 95% of Americans who are on the road. The question is, how can any business know if their fleet graphics are effective? How can they know the ROI? A white paper shared by the ATA (American Trucking Association) Vehicle Branding: Is there Hidden Value in Your Fleet? discovered that 75% of people developed a first impression about a company and its products from truck advertising. Furthermore, an impressive 91% of people stated that they not only noticed adverts on the side of trucks but could also remember them days later. Most importantly, however, the survey revealed that almost a third of people would base a buying decision on the impression they got from vehicle advertisements.” Chose Where Prospects Land This is a modern version of the dedicated phone number. Create a landing page that is only listed on your fleet vehicles and once again track leads and sales. Create a Call to Action Share a special offer

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such as first-time buyer discount, BOGO, or a free service. Track the response from inquiry to sale.Vehicle graphics should promote action, through effective calls to action. Entice them, tell them what you do, and solve their problems. When you do this, customers will come calling. They’ll take action. Use a Dedicated Phone Number This is old school, but it still works. Use a phone number on your fleet vehicles that isn’t used anywhere else, and then track the calls, leads generated, and sales from this phone number. Ask Prospects How They Found You Asking a prospect how they heard of your business is the least accurate of these tracking methods because someone might see your truck, write down the web address, and then when asked how they found your business answer that it was the website. It was the website, but

they saw the fleet vehicle to learn of the website. Having said that, it does no harm to ask prospects how they heard of you. Check the Stats Checking statistics won’t inform you how your fleet graphics are faring as far as a marketing device, but it will give you an idea of what to expect. For example, impressions are the number of times an advertisement is seen, whether it’s a TV ad or fleet graphics. The stats can give you a good idea of how many people see your fleet graphics and the cost per impression. Here are some stats on impressions (Statistics courtesy of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America): ■ A 30-second primetime spot in the top 100 television markets costs $17.78 per thousand impressions ■ A 60-second drivetime ad in the top 100 radio markets costs $8.61 per thousand impressions ■ A one-third b/w

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Fleet Graphics? Yes, you can. It may not be perfect. However, if you use a dedicated phone line, create a separate landing page, promote a call to action, and ask prospects how they found you – you’ll have a pretty good idea. If we can answer any questions or be of any service, Contact Us (888)774-6270. We’ll keep track of you. Andrew Noteman | Owner | American Graphics, LLC See their ad on page 21.

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Stress and anxiety are often intertwined in our minds, but they refer to different things. Stress is a biologicalprocess that results in a series of chemical reactions within our body and brain that help us focus on a challenging situation and adapt our behavior. Stress can be a positive or negative experience and although you may feel stressed for a few seconds, or a few weeks, it normally occurs within a discrete time frame. Anxiety can be triggered by stress, but it is a feeling that tends to hang around after the initial threat or challenge disappears. If anxiety occurs most days for longer than six months, it is known as generalised anxiety disorder. This condition affects around 6.8 million adults in the US each year. –New Scientist

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