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Vaccine Mandate

October 27, 2021

Vaccine Mandates for In-House Diners. While King County is our largest by population, it’s not the only Washington... Read More

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Harbor Foodservice hires Kevin Pribilsky as new President

October 11, 2021

Harbor Foods Group has hired Kevin Pribilsky as President of Harbor Foodservice, effective January 1st, 2022.... Read More

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Right Pricing Your Menu

September 8, 2021

Arguably one of the (if not the most) important decisions you will make in your restaurant is how... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part III: Retention - Compensation Strategies

June 2, 2021

Retention - Compensation Strategies. The legal requirements surrounding Tip Sharing, AKA Tip Pooling, have shifted to create new... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part III: Retention - Culture & Leadership

June 2, 2021

Culture & Leadership. Considerations and techniques that can help promote cultural buy-in from leadership on through the staff... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part III: Retention - Culture & Staff Engagement

June 2, 2021

Culture & Staff Engagement. Social and business level engagements that help to knit your team, propel commitment, and... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part II: Training - Pre-Training

May 27, 2021

Training: Pre-Training. The following offers considerations that will prepare you, your team, and new hires for volume onboarding... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part II: Training - Formal Training

May 27, 2021

Training: Formal Training. The nuances of training in your establishment is as varied as you are and dependent... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part II: Training - Skills Development

May 27, 2021

Training: Skills Development Committing and creating opportunities for knowledge and skill development is a best practice is “normal”... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part I: Recruiting - Coping Strategies

May 21, 2021

Recruiting: Coping Strategies. “This is the most challenging period of the pandemic yet” is a repeated theme I’ve... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part I: Recruiting - Attracting Talent

May 21, 2021

Recruiting: Attracting Talent. This is a prickly topic. While this is a national statistic not PNW focused, it’s... Read More

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Labor Shortage Solutions Part I: Recruiting - Recruit Like A Marketer

May 21, 2021

Recruiting: Recruit Like A Marketer. Marketing campaigns follow a structure, some call it the customer’s journey, a better... Read More

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Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Giving Back in a Major Way

May 12, 2021

Their doors may be closed but their hearts are open wide! Read what Jazz Alley has been doing... Read More

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IFDA Industry Spotlight: Harbor Foodservice

April 28, 2021

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) recently posted a great article on Harbor Foodservice.... Read More

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The Restaurant Labor Shortage Survival Guide

April 27, 2021

Pizza Today has published an informative article with essential resources to help you find, hire and retain employees.... Read More

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Use the Statewide 15% Commission Cap on 3rd Party Delivery to Grow Your Direct Takeout Business

January 7, 2021

While scattered reports of certain 3rd Party Delivery (3PD) services NOT honoring WA’s 15% cap on commissions have... Read More

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Best Practices to Get the Most (and Lose the Least) From 3rd Party Delivery

December 1, 2020

In the wake of Washington State’s first ever mandated statewide cap on 3rd Party Delivery (3PD), Andy Cook... Read More

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5 “Must Haves” for every restaurant website

November 30, 2020

A restaurant’s website doesn’t need to be complicated; it shouldn’t be. Before almost any other considerations, bending to... Read More

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Adapt & Thrive - Digital Storefront

November 25, 2020

In Part III of the current Adapt & Thrive video series, Harbor Foodservice's Restaurant Operations Consultant, Andy Cook... Read More

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Webinar Video

November 24, 2020

Did you miss the live webinar: Operating Through the Pandemic? Watch the replay here as Harbor Foodservice hosts... Read More

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Family Meal Kits

November 24, 2020

When it comes to finding new ways to generate revenue for your restaurant, one of the simplest is... Read More

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Randy Irvine Announcement

November 18, 2020

Randy Irvine, President of Harbor Foodservice responds to new Covid restrictions affecting the restaurant industry.... Read More

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Adapt & Thrive: Online Ordering

November 18, 2020

In Part II, Harbor Foodservice's Restaurant Consultant, Andy Cook puts the focus on Online Ordering; Unpacking the costly... Read More

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Adapt & Thrive Through the Pandemic

November 18, 2020

Andy Cook, Harbor Foodservice's complimentary Restaurant Consultant addresses the key differences of the November 2020 dining room lockdown... Read More

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New restrictions on restaurants and businesses announced; relief packages in development.

November 16, 2020

Governor Jay Inslee today announced new restrictions on indoor dining, bowling centers, business meetings and others as we... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Digital Storefront - Website

November 1, 2020

The best restaurant websites deliver what the visitor is looking for quickly, easily, and obviously. Today’s consumers are... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Digital Storefront - Intro

November 1, 2020

More than ever before, people are screen first approach when exploring their options and informing their decisions, especially... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Digital Storefront - Google My Business

November 1, 2020

Datassentials, a leading market research firm that focuses on the foodservice industry has been engaged in Covid-19 research... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Digital Storefront - Social

November 1, 2020

For many, social media is another task that is the easiest to procrastinate. The attention it requires is... Read More

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The Washington Hospitality Association partners with Pierce County to help save restaurants together!

October 21, 2020

The Pierce County Council has allocated $7.5 million in federal CARES Act funding to create a promotional program... Read More

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Back of House Perspective

October 6, 2020

While front-of-house operations are key, a focus on back-of-house operations can help provide even more comfort to customers... Read More

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Produce Update - Salinas Heat & Virus Impact

September 22, 2020

Salinas valley has been hit particularly hard with overly high temperatures and the addition of wildfire smoke. See... Read More

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Harbor companies are wholly focused on the Northwest.

August 3, 2020

CEO Justin Erickson describes the values that have guided generations of Harbor leaders since 1923.... Read More

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Infinite Restaurants Interview with Randy Irvine, President of Harbor Foodservice

July 24, 2020

Infinite Restaurant host, Andy Cook speaks at length with Randy Irvine, President of Harbor Foodservice about Leadership, being... Read More

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Gov. Inslee announces new COVID19 requirement for restaurants & bars

July 24, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions for the hospitality industry with the goal of curtailing the spread of... Read More

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Infinite Restaurants Interview with Justin Erickson, Owner and CEO of Harbor Foods Group

July 13, 2020

Andy Cook speaks with Justin Erickson about his family's 4 generations of growth and adaptation, dedication for the... Read More

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Sanitation and Operational Adaptation

June 30, 2020

The successful reopening of dining rooms and bars as shelter-in-place regulations begin to ease will depend on the... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Back of House

June 28, 2020

As we can only speculate as to what the restaurant and hospitality industry will look like after the... Read More

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Preparing for Reopening - Supply Chain Management Concerns

June 18, 2020

Learn about the challenges our supply chain purveyors are having and what operators can do to prepare and... Read More

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Restaurant Restart - Sanitation Protocols

June 15, 2020

As Washington State dining rooms begin to reopen, the industry is having to develop and execute heightened sanitation... Read More

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Immune Boosting Foods with Chef Derek Bugge

June 10, 2020

Harbor Foodservice Chef Derek Bugge has compiled a list of some immune boosting foods that you can either... Read More

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Union Gospel Mission ramps up its mission

June 5, 2020

Harbor donates over $100k to non-profit partners to feed thousands during the pandemic.... Read More