Restaurant Operations

Monitoring Food Temperatures to Reduce Risk

  Monitoring food temperatures has never been more important.  Boy, have times changed since we did this original blog post about food temperatures.  When we first wrote this blog, I believe we were the first company to integrate a Bluetooth probe into a mobile forms solution.  At first we tried to build our own and...

Ooh La La! Mobile Checklist

We have often discussed and offered examples of how mobile checklists for restaurants and forms apps, such as EZFORMS, have such built-in flexibility and adaptability that they can be used in certain areas of operations across almost every industry.  But an even greater value associated with the solution is its ability to be used...

Mobile Drives Real-time Restaurant Analytics

Restaurant technologies can drive real-time analytics.  Nothing challenges and frustrates the owners and management of a business more than not knowing what is going on in a timely manner. In our increasingly connected world, the notion of “timely” more often means “real-time”, so that decisions can be made to positively impact operations at both...

Improving Food Safety Compliance Using Mobile Apps

Food safety is a high profile concern, and one that is highly regulated at the federal, state and even local level. This panoply of laws contributes to the complexity of operating a restaurant or other food preparation facility and challenges even experienced food service staff to maintain compliance. Understanding and recalling all the regulation and...

Monitoring food temperatures is vital for success

Restaurant temperature logs and centralizing that data is crucial to risk management and your brand. Managing and maintaining a successful restaurant, or restaurant chain, depends on a number of both internal and external factors, but maintaining proper safety and sanitation standards is absolutely critical. In the kitchen, the monitoring of food temperatures is vitally important. A...

Top Restaurant Technologies for 2015

Restaurant technology and the embracing changed to a degree in 2015. Restaurant Business Magazine recently listed their top 10 technology stories for 2014 and they address all elements of the dining value chain, from the obvious impact at the consumer interface to the emerging importance of mobile apps in the back-of-the-house (BOH).  Since EZFORMS -...

Tablet Computers in Food Processing

Food inspection software can reap big rewards for consumers and producers. The innovators and early adopters of new technologies often travel a solitary road until the general market catches up with potential of the new tools.  Things that possess the potential to provide leaps, whether quantum or simple, in productivity can face pushback from...

Mobile Checklists for Food Inspection

Mobile checklist for food inspection can open awareness to patrons of any restaurant.  Somewhere on almost every city, county or state web site across the U.S., you can find information about that government’s food inspection process.  An example of how involved and detailed the process is can be is found on the Larimer County, Colorado...

Mobile Checklists Drive Audit Accuracy

Mobile drives audit accuracy!  In the areas of Quality Control and EHS Management, the transformation to the mobile enterprise is beginning to gain traction. As with most new technology platforms, the initial trends in adopting mobile apps has been adding functionality to legacy enterprise systems.  However, that is not where the real value of...

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

HACCP data collection.  During our work implementing EZFORMS in large restaurant chains, we have had myriad conversations with customers about the biggest challenges they face in managing their operations.  The one issue that has been consistently mentioned as their hot button issue is the challenge surrounding food safety across operations.  Multiple government agencies are...

The Mobile Transformation of Restaurant Operations

We are excited to share our new white paper, transforming restaurant operations.  Our development focus here at EZFORMS over the past several years has been to create a new standard for checklist and mobile audit solutions for the enterprise.  EZFORMS has experienced tremendous growth and we believe that our philosophy for mobile enterprise platform...

Better Food Safety Using Mobile Food Inspection Apps

Better food safety now!  Ever finish a wonderful meal and about thirty minutes later begin to experience the initial stomach churning impact of a food borne illness? This is never a happy experience and not a rare one. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in six Americans (48 million people) become...