SugarCreek: Brandworthy Food Solutions

Sweet News from the SugarCreek Bees

Posted by Emma Norbut

Jun 24, 2019 12:30:47 PM

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Topics: Sustainability, BeeKeeping, Social Sustainability

3 Tips for a More Sustainable 2019

Posted by Emma Norbut

Mar 12, 2019 11:03:40 AM

Doing your part to reduce waste doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, making a few small changes in your day-to-day life can make a big difference!  Consider joining SugarCreek in its effort to reduce waste in 2019 by participating in the following sustainable activities: 

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Topics: Sustainability, Tips, Waste Reduction

SugarCreek Recognized at 2019 NAMI Awards for Environmental, Health and Safety Achievements

Posted by Emma Norbut

Feb 27, 2019 9:19:57 AM

SugarCreek is proud to announce that its food recovery project has received an Environmental Achievement Award from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The Environmental Achievement Award is awarded to companies that go above and beyond environmental compliance by successfully implementing an environmental program. The project placed third and was recognized as one of the best in Social and Economic Sustainability. The project was granted the award for its innovation, cost effectiveness, social significance and its positive effect on the environment.

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The Buzz on Beehive Winterization

Posted by Emma Norbut

Oct 30, 2018 10:04:08 AM

Beekeepers have various strategies available to them to prepare their hives for winter. Read below to find out which methods SugarCreek’s beekeepers used this fall!

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Topics: Sustainability, BeeKeeping, Beekeeping Tips

Busy As Bees!

Posted by Emma Norbut

Sep 4, 2018 3:23:13 PM

Fall is approaching, which means that the SugarCreek bees are busily preparing for winter. Bees are often associated with sunshine, warm weather, and bright colorful flowers. In actuality, they have to work just as hard in the winter as they do in the summer!

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Topics: Sustainability, BeeKeeping

Celebrating Pollinator Week 2018

Posted by Emma Norbut

Jun 21, 2018 11:15:00 AM

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Topics: Sustainability, BeeKeeping

Act Small, Think Big: The Beginning of a Beekeeping Journey at SugarCreek

Posted by Emma Norbut

Apr 26, 2018 3:54:12 PM

When you think of bee boxes, planting clover and wildflowers, SugarCreek may not be the first thing that comes to mind. As a food manufacturing company, our priorities are health, safety, and .. well ..  makin’ bacon, right? Right: making a quality product for our customers is our number one priority, but the reality is that SugarCreek would not be able to do what we do without bees. So, to say the least, we owe them a lot.

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Topics: Sustainability, BeeKeeping

Sous Vide Protein Choices Make Fast Casual Service Even Better

Posted by Jeff Cowles

Nov 21, 2016 11:30:00 AM

In an era when fast casual growth is beginning to slow and the segment faces increased competition from QSRs, convenience stores and ready-to-eat grocery brands, fast casual restaurants must find new ways to regain their competitive advantage. Sous vide protein choices could be the answer.

Incorporating sous vide prep gives fast casual chefs and managers the time they need to focus on food quality, value, and overall dining experience — 3 areas fast casual outlets must get right to outperform their less expensive competitors.

Today, let’s take an in-depth look at how sous vide cooking can help your restaurant in each area.

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Topics: Sous Vide, Food Service, Fast Casual

3 Ways Restaurant Operations Can Improve Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Frank Barcelona

Nov 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM

No matter what the goals of your restaurant chain may be, rest assured that you won't achieve them without customer satisfaction. There's not enough volume to depend on one-and-done visitors, so each facet of the company shares responsibility for coaxing those visitors back. Smart managers understand that while most operational work is done "behind the scenes," that work has a large impact — positive or negative —on that all-important customer satisfaction metric. Operational managers at all levels need to incorporate customer satisfaction into their workflow decisions, even if their actions don't have any direct and immediate customer impact.

There are three basic areas where restaurant operations and counter-level customer service overlap.

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Topics: Food Service, Supply Chain

2 Ways to Use Sous Vide Protein Choices in the Restaurant Kitchen

Posted by Olga Bitsakis

Nov 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

QSR and fast casual restaurants face increasing competition from convenience and grocery stores. That’s because customers are increasingly drawn toward food they can buy and eat fast. Modern consumers are constantly on the go; they need meals ready to eat right out of the package. And quick-marts and convenience stores have learned the language that attracts them, according to QSR Magazine contributor Daniel P. Smith.

“Forget your grandfather. These aren’t even your father’s convenience stores,” Smith wrote. “There are menus touting spicy chorizo and smoked Gouda on ciabatta, baked tilapia and arabica coffee. There’s signage broadcasting terms like artisanal, organic and free range.”

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Topics: Sous Vide, Food Service