Operations


Dedicated Service to Help Our Customers Succeed

Your success is of the utmost importance to Maines. That’s why we go beyond “typical” sales relationships and instead mobilize a team of dedicated specialists and professionals to support your business. more...


Menus Made for Sharing

Enhance the social experience for customers – and drive up profits for you. more...


Get to Know MaineSource

MaineSource is here for YOUR convenience whenever you need a fill-in, extra products and equipment for a catering event, or if you run out of inventory due to an unexpected surge in business (not a bad problem to have!).  more...


Cook Up Success

Our chefs have taken countless restaurants to the next level with exclusive recipes, cost-cutting strategies, menu consulting, and more. more...


Maintain Your Gain

Valuable strategies for controlling food costs at your restaurant. more...


Menus & Stuff Program

Highlighted and boxed items will draw more attention, and not including dollar signs will drive up sales. This and plenty of other “secrets” of great menu design, all of which can increase annual sales by up to 10 percent.  more...


Meatless Mondays

Just one day of promoting vegetarian cuisine in your restaurant can make a positive impact on the environment, customer health, and even your bottom line. That’s why famous restaurateurs worldwide are backing the Meatless Mondays movement. more...


Develop a Complete Takeout Program

With more and more people having to balance work, kids and life activities, the last thing they want to think about is feeding their families. More often than not, they turn to the restaurants in their neighborhood that can provide them with a convenient meal to pick up on their way home from work. more...


Restaurant Resolutions for a Successful 2013

Now is the time to kick things up a notch and really go after more business. If you’re going to beat out the competition then our need to trim down, work harder, and be smarter. more…


Fundamentals: 9 Ways to Be Brilliant at the New Basics

Your Maines Account Manager can connect you with the business resources you need to put these ideas into practice and excel in today’s competitive marketplace. more...


Resolve to Make 2012 a Success

If you’re like most independent restaurant operators, one New Year’s resolution always makes the list: Increase business! While your goal of success is perennial, the tactics you use to boost your bottom line should change based on the latest trends in our industry. We’ve put together a list of strategic resolutions that capitalize on current customer desires and market opportunities; just what you need to start 2012 off right. more...


Your Guide to Food Inflation in 2012

It’s no secret that rising food costs are one of the greatest challenges faced by restaurateurs in today’s economy. Financial forecasters predict that this challenge is not likely to ease up in 2012 and that the Consumer Price Index for food will continue to rise. This issue of MaineSense discusses those predictions – along with ways to manage these increases in your cost of doing business. more...


Get a Boost from a Better Beverage Program!

Right now, there’s opportunity brewing in an unexpected area of your business: your beverage operation. In today’s hyper-competitive restaurant industry, expanding and re-engineering your drink menu just might mean the difference between surviving – and thriving. more...


All Systems Go! Ride the Road to Recovery

Now is the time to ensure you move into 2011 with four strong foundations:  your operation, your employees, your customers, and your management system. more...

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