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Understanding Restaurant Finances & Financial Statements in 2024

7 Shifts

As an operator, you must have a firm grasp on your revenue, expenses, and profitability if you want to be part of the 20% of businesses that find long-term success in the industry. This involves not only knowing your current financial status but also being able to forecast future trends and make informed decisions based on accurate data. Components of a restaurant’s financial report The food and beverage sales report, prime costs report, inventory report, profit and loss (P&L) statemen

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Preventing Burnout Culture: The Role of Effective Restaurant Managers

Modern Restaurant Management

Across America, today's fast-paced restaurant work environment, burnout has become a critical issue that large corporate restaurants and mom and pop shops share in common. These organizations must address the burnout environment to maintain a healthy and productive workforce. Managers play a pivotal role in either fostering a positive service industry culture or contributing to burnout.

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JUST DON’T KNOW OR JUST DON’T CARE

Culinary Cues

It’s a disease that seems to creep into the mainstream; a disease that can be kept in check if there is a desire to do so; a disease, in other words, within our ability to thwart. This disease is highly contagious without concern for age, gender, socio-economic status, education level, or factors related to a person’s focus on a healthy lifestyle. This is a disease that lies dormant in many people just waiting to take over their every being if those in positions of leadership allow it to.

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How to Create a Menu for Your Restaurant: A Comprehensive Guide

ChowNow

A well-thought-out menu is more than just a list of dishes. It’s a strategic tool that influences diner choices, enhances their dining experience, and ultimately drives your restaurant’s success. A thoughtful menu also helps manage kitchen operations efficiently and can boost your profitability through strategic pricing and upselling opportunities.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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The Best Frozen Pizzas, According to Eater Staff

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Classic pepperoni, gluten-free options, and even a Hainan chicken pie At Eater, we’re all about cooking and trying new recipes, but sometimes you don’t feel like turning on the stove, chopping, or doing dishes. That’s where frozen pizza comes in. As a form, it’s come so far: These days, there are even gourmet pies imported from Italy, a far cry from the cardboard-like versions that once dominated the frozen food aisle.

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Tender Greens parent One Table Restaurant Brands files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Restaurant Business

The operator of Tender Greens and Tocaya is seeking a buyer, but there are no plans to close any of the 39 restaurants between the two fast-casual brands. It is one of a number of recent restaurant bankruptcies.

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Loyalty Innovation Has Evolved to Focus More on the Customer

Modern Restaurant Management

Personalization is key to successful loyalty programs, according to the 2024 Paytronix Loyalty Trends Report. "Top performers are personalizing and using data to segment their customer database," Kristin Lynch, Senior Director of Restaurant Strategy for Paytronix Systems. "They are differentiating, delivering an emotional connection and recognizing their most valuable customers." Lynch has more than 20 years’ experience managing large CPG and retail brands in marketing and

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How to Craft an Effective Restaurant Operations Plan

ChowNow

An operations plan is a crucial component of your restaurant’s business plan. It outlines the day-to-day tasks required to run your restaurant smoothly and efficiently. A well-crafted operations plan not only ensures consistency and quality but also helps you manage resources effectively and achieve long-term success. In this article, we’ll walk through a comprehensive guide on how to write an operations plan for your restaurant, complete with examples.

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Three Key Ways to Use Your Restaurant’s LMS to Drive Tangible Results

Crunchtime

Most restaurant brands rely on an LMS (Learning Management System) to support ongoing training and employee development. To better meet the needs of their hourly workforce, some operators are focusing on certain LMS features and best practices to help improve their overall operational success.

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Fast-food traffic improves but is still falling

Restaurant Business

Traffic to quick-service restaurants improved in the second quarter, according to Revenue Management Solutions, and operators have slowed their price hikes.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Why Team Camaraderie Matters As Much As Pay in Restaurants

7 Shifts

This post is adapted from our “What Restaurant Employees Want” report. Visit our report page to download the full report , which features insights from 1500 active restaurant employees and industry experts. When it comes to keeping employees happy and retaining them for a long time — is there anything more important than a healthy paycheck? As it turns out, there is.

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AI’s Impact on Drive-Thru Experiences

Modern Restaurant Management

In the fast-paced world of fast food, integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a topic of heated discussion, especially with giant brands adopting (…or, ahem, dropping) this new technology to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency. According to a National Restaurant Association report , 16 percent of restaurant operators plan to invest in AI integration (including voice recognition) in 2024, and 60 percent are looking for technology to enhance customer experiences

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Why You Should Promote a Sustainable Kitchen and Menu

Next Restaurants

By Leo Clarke, Contributor As a restaurant owner, there are many reasons to consider offering a more sustainable menu. In the current climate, with global concerns for our environment mounting, sustainability is likely to be at the forefront of your customer’s minds. One study has shown that they are over 50% more likely to choose sustainable restaurants over others.

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How to Increase Restaurant Sales: 12 Proven Tips and Tricks

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant is a rewarding and exciting endeavour, but it’s not without its fair share of challenges either. When it comes to growing your business and increasing profitability , one of the most frustrating challenges is sales.

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Join Full Course Navigator: Your Path to Professional Growth in Restaurant Leadership

Full Course Foundation is dedicated to nurturing excellence in restaurant leadership. Our Navigator program offers a wide range of resources tailored for professional growth. From high-quality training to personalized coaching, Navigator equips restaurant leaders with the tools they need to thrive in their careers. Unlock your potential with three months FREE access to Navigator by Full Course!

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Tender Greens parent One Table Restaurant Brands files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Restaurant Business

The operator of Tender Greens and Tocaya is seeking a buyer, but there are no plans to close any of the 39 restaurants between the two fast-casual brands. It is one of a number of recent restaurant bankruptcies.

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All the Prime Day Kitchen Gear Our Editors Might Actually Buy

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Plus, the stuff we already own, use, and love that’s on sale right now Amazon Prime Day has, at this point, weaseled its way into the American pantheon of shopping holidays alongside Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and that day before you throw a dinner party and realize you need eight more serving spoons. And so it goes that those of us who’ve succumbed to the Prime pressure find ourselves trolling the online retailer this week, looking for our next great score.

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know about New Google AI Tools

Modern Restaurant Management

Google’s I/O Conference on May 14th proves they’re taking generative AI seriously. In addition to the introduction of Gemini this year, they’ve also developed a range of AI features that will be integrated into standard Google searches. With Google committing to the AI project, the technology is likely to advance quickly and will present significant opportunities for business owners who are able to get ahead of the curve.

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Free Accounts Are Now Limited to 50 Users

Sling

Accounts using a free Sling subscription that are not associated with Toast POS are now limited to 50 users. If your account is free and has fewer than 50 users in total, you will be prompted to upgrade your account if you attempt to add a 51st user. If your account has more than 50 users, you may continue to use Sling as it is, but will be unable to add any more users unless you upgrade to Sling Premium or Business.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Bussing Tables: A Complete Guide for Managers and Bussers in Restaurants

SpotOn

In 2011, I started as a busboy at a busy restaurant in midtown Sacramento. Six months later, I became a server. Five years after that, I was a manager. The general manager of that restaurant now was a busser I trained 12 years ago. And the assistant GM was the bus boy who trained me when I started working there. Bussing for us was not just a job but a stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities in the restaurant industry.

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Starbucks inks a deal to install 100 more EV chargers, mostly along the West Coast

Restaurant Business

The devices will be installed along the I-5 corridor under a deal with Mercedes-Benz. When those chargers are up and running, the coffee chain would sport chargers at 1,000 units in total.

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In René Redzepi’s ‘Omnivore,’ Noma Is the Center of the Culinary Universe

EATER

Chef Rene Redzepi in the kitchen at Noma with some of the world’s finest salt | AppleTV+ And that’s not a good thing With Noma set to close its doors at the end of 2024, you might expect René Redzepi to be heads-down in Copenhagen, overseeing the last days of his much-lauded restaurant, available only to the few who have managed to secure those final coveted reservations.

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Staying Nimble: The Secret to Filling Your Development Pipeline 

Modern Restaurant Management

Wouldn’t it be great if filling your development pipeline was as easy as filling your cup at a soda machine? Imagine being able to press a button and have a steady stream of “A” locations on tap, including coveted properties in premier communities, high-visibility drive-through sites, and icon locations, ready and waiting for your concept.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Elevate Your Restaurant’s Branding with a Professional Consultant

The Restaurant Group

How Professional Restaurant Branding Can Transform Your Business Establishing a solid restaurant branding image can strengthen your relationship with your patrons and service providers. With no fewer than 749,404 restaurants in the United States , it can be key to developing a competitive edge. But how do you go about it? TRG Restaurant Branding Consultants give you a rundown of what it entails.

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The Who, What & Why of the Restaurant API

Qu

If there’s anything that this “new normal” has taught us, it’s the importance of connections. Physical or virtual, tangible or intangible, it’s their absence that serves to illustrate just how important they are. One type of connection that has become vital–although not necessarily front of mind for most of us–is the technological connective tissue that powers your ability to order takeout, get directions to a restaurant, and pay for your food: APIs, or Application Program Interfa

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Tempo by Hilton partners with Bluestone Lane on new café concept

Restaurant Business

Moonsong Bar + Café in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a food and drink menu that fits the lifestyle of Tempo’s ideal guest, the operator said.

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So Now I’m Supposed to Eat Silica?

EATER

I was given clear instructions. | Shutterstock A new Erewhon smoothie includes liquid silica. I thought we were famously not supposed to eat that. If there’s one thing I know about silica, the common compound found in nature as quartz, it’s that you’re not supposed to eat it. I thought we were pretty clear on this, having been repeatedly reminded DO NOT EAT on every packet of silica gel that falls out of a package.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.

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Restaurant Deal Landscape for Mid-Year 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

Headlines have been filled with a number of restaurant-related transactions this year with well-known names including MOD Pizza, Carrols Restaurant Group, Fogo de Chao, Ruth’s Chris and Pollo Tropical. To gain perspective on current deal activity in the restaurant sector, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Nixon Peabody Corporate Transactions associates Robert Pethick and Anthony Bova.

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What Does a Host Do at a Restaurant? From Greeting to Seating and Everything in Between.

SpotOn

The restaurant host or hostess is the first person you see when you walk in and the last person to say goodbye as you leave. But they're more than just a pretty face. The host has a unique set of duties and responsibilities that ensure the restaurant's front-of-house runs smoothly. The job description includes table management, managing reservations, and ensuring a stellar guest experience.

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Integrating Food Safety into Your Brand’s Identity

PathSpot

Ensuring food safety goes beyond meeting regulatory standards; it’s foundational to building a trusted brand in the competitive restaurant industry. Every step taken, from kitchen preparation to serving the table, influences how customers perceive and trust your establishment. Restaurants must go beyond offering great food and customer service because the food industry is very competitive.

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Here's what we know about the new owner of MOD Pizza

Restaurant Business

Elite Restaurant Group has been an active buyer over the years. But what are MOD's sister brands within the group's portfolio now?

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.