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The Impact of Menu Covers on Restaurant Branding and Customer Experience

The Impact of Menu Covers on Restaurant Branding and Customer Experience

As you welcome patrons into your restaurant, the menu serves as a silent ambassador of your establishment’s brand — and its cover sets the stage for the culinary journey ahead. A menu cover is more than a protective casing. It is a branding powerhouse that captures the essence of your restaurant, conveying your commitment to quality, style, and the overall dining experience. Custom menu covers, crafted with care and attention to detail, can significantly enhance this narrative, transforming your menu…

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Toasting a sweet new year

Toasting a sweet new year

“Do me a favor. Stop what you’re doing, go back to school, and do what you love.” These were the words of encouragement from Warren Haines to his daughter, Jennifer Smith, that inspired her to trade her corporate sector attire for chef-whites and start a professional journey infused with flour, sugar, and eggs. “From the time I was a little girl helping my Lebanese grandmother bake pastry for Easter and other holidays, I have always loved baking,” says Smith, owner…

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Types of Menu Covers: A Comprehensive Guide for Restaurant Owners

Types of Menu Covers: A Comprehensive Guide for Restaurant Owners

As a restaurant owner, your menu cover is more than just a protective exterior for your menu paper. It’s an integral part of the dining experience and a reflection of your establishment’s identity. Choosing the right menu cover can convey your restaurant’s personality, ensure the durability of your menus, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. The material, design, and functionality of your menu covers have significant implications for both customer perception and daily operations. From classic leather menu covers to…

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How to Choose the Perfect Menu Covers for Your Restaurant

How to Choose the Perfect Menu Covers for Your Restaurant

A restaurant’s menu cover is more than just a protective case; it’s a critical branding element. Not to mention, a well-designed menu cover can elevate the customer experience. So, when it comes to choosing your menu holders, what are the most important things to consider? The right menu cover sets the tone for a dining experience, serving as a tangible extension of your restaurant’s identity and the culinary journey ahead. It conveys a message before a single dish is ordered,…

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Lessons in agility

Lessons in agility

A leader in Washington state’s $9 billion wine industry, L’Ecole No. 41 Winery recently won its 17th international award for excellence. Named by Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the world’s top 100 wineries for 17 years, the 30-year-old historic winery in Walla Walla Valley continues to differentiate itself in the most competitive packaged consumer goods space there is. “At the height of pandemic L’Ecole was a different winery,:” says COO Ryan Pennington. “E commerce in the wine industry…

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Grape dreams on cool California nights

Grape dreams on cool California nights

Cool nights and lengthy warm days work their magic on the Napa Valley vineyards that are the backbone of the Levendi Winery. The Greek toast “Levendi,” states the winery’s website, “Acknowledges a hard day’s labor and achievement. “It celebrates the fields, the rain and the sun that nurture the special grapes. Essentially, it’s a toast to celebrate life.” And no matter the fickle whims of Mother Nature or the challenges of the past years, Levendi Winery has sprouted new business…

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WineGirls Wines lifts a glass to strong women

WineGirls Wines lifts a glass to strong women

Were it possible to gather strong female figures like Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony or Annie Oakley in one place at one time—there is a wine bar dedicated to strong women determined to “change the world and have a hell of a good time.” WineGirl Wines, with two locations in Washington —Lake Chelan and Leavenworth— is a winery and wine club founded by Angela Jacobs, a woman on a mission to honor strong women; all women. But of course, guys…

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New wine ideas bubble up on NJ farmland

New wine ideas bubble up on NJ farmland

On a pretty New Jersey farm where hawks once gathered to hunt the freshly tilled soil, blossoms a family vineyard, which bubbles with fresh ideas in sparkling wine and small-production varietals. The Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, was launched in 1997 by husband and wife Todd and Kenna Wuerker. Together they grow grapes on the farmland that has been in Todd’s family since it was purchased in 1940 by German immigrant Johan Felix Wuerker. Today, the farm is a popular…

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Champagne corks popping at Sparkling Pointe

Champagne corks popping at Sparkling Pointe

An elegant ballet of tiny bubbles, a symphony for the senses is how some describe the champagne produced on the small Long Island vineyard, Sparkling Pointe. To those who imagine fine winemaking can only be done in regions of France or the United States west coast, the team at Sparkling Pointe begs to differ. On Nov. 4, Sparkling Pointe founders Tom and Cynthia Rosicki took home an armful of prestigious awards, including two Best in Class, as well as gold…

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Vineyard caters to family & dogs

Vineyard caters to family & dogs

Off the beaten path in Paso Robles, Calif. awaits a vineyard and tasting room that welcomes the entire family, even the four-footed members. “Besides offering our customers great red blends, Changala Winery strives to be very welcoming, warm, with no pretensions,” says Barbara Hooker, spokesperson. “It’s a little bit of a drive for people, which takes them through wine country to a secluded tasting room where customers can bring their kids and their dogs.” With outdoor seating positioned near Willow…

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