Southwest Food Service Expo 2012

Bird at the Southwest Food Service Expo 2012

Bird at the Southwest Food Service Expo 2012

We had the last-minute opportunity to participate in this year’s Southwest Food Service Expo which is sponsored by the Texas Restaurant Association. So last-minute that we were the very last booth! But I think it was well worth the long nights this past week. We met with restaurants and businesses from all over – we met attendees from California and Colorado! While, menu labeling wasn’t the hottest topic on the floor, we had some big interest from several restaurants and individuals. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to mingle with the other exhibitors too much as I was manning our own booth, but there were lot’s of few faces from last year. Even the hot-dog exhibit managed to impress this year with their all-angus-beef hotdogs!

Zhi Tea

Zhi Tea

I was especially impressed by Zhi Tea. They are a grass-roots built tea company that offers local, organic tea to delight! While they have been a hit in the Austin, TX area, they are just breaking into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. I can’t wait to see them at local coffee shops, tea shops, hotels, and restaurants all around!

Our good friends at Front Flip were also there sporting their brand-new booth! Wow! They put us to shame! Front Flip offers a freemobile app for iPhone and Android where customers can scan the restaurant’s Front Flip code every time they visit. Each scan unlocks a scratchcard (like a lottery ticket). Customers rub the Scratchcard on their phone for the chance to win an instant prize! Pretty cool.

Front Flip

Front Flip

Elsie from Borden’s Dairy also made a special appearance.  She was very patient the whole show….. I bet they bribed her!

Since I was unable to see the whole show, I’d love to hear what your favorite part was! Maybe getting your “photo” taken with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (green screen cheaters!)? Or was it all that beer and liquor tastings? Let me know!

Elsie Borden's Dairy

Elsie Borden's Dairy

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Southwest Food Service Expo 2012

Southwest Food Service Expo 2012

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