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Culinary Cues

As cooks start to, or at least hope to, begin settling into kitchen life again, it seems appropriate to reiterate those standard rules of thumb that everyone must abide by.

Chefs on the Lamb: Low Cuts, High


Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer. Wayne Harley Brachman. Bo Peep loses them in a nursery rhyme, insomniacs count them, and renegade family members are labeled as black ones.

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Culinary Cues

It has always been my experience that kitchens are the great equalizer. Sure, I know that the environment of a kitchen can sometimes be tough and abrasive, it’s hot, humid, noisy, stressful, fast paced, and somewhat unforgiving, but….all

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3 Time Tested Secrets for Remarkable Vineyards

A Wine Story

Supéry Dollarhide . St Supery Dollarhide Emma Swain CEO. Supéry Dollarhide ranch in the Napa Valley is among the most famous for its remarkable terroir. Originating from the 1840s, the St. Supéry Dollarhide ranch was owned by Andrew Jackson Dollarhide.

Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World

Goliath Consulting

The restaurant industry had to adapt to changes in consumer behavior during the COVID19 pandemic, testing out operational innovations and relying on technological solutions that allowed for social distancing and ensuring sanitation (1, 2).

Lessening Employee Anxiety as Restaurant Doors Open

Modern Restaurant Management

As more restaurants in the United States receive the go-ahead to open their doors for indoor dining, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to industry experts on ways to calm employee anxiety. Here's some of their advice.

The Omnichannel Restaurant: Recognizing the Importance of a Multi-Channel Strategy to Drive Sales


A few years ago, omnichannel was a concept that was applied almost exclusively to retail brands. Today, it is a successful operational model that is used by organizations across multiple industries, including the food and restaurant sector.

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Exceeding Restaurant Health and Safety Protocols to Instill Customer Confidence


As coronavirus cases continue to surge in many areas, restaurant operators are facing new concerns. Are we doing enough to protect our employees and customers? How can we gain their confidence in our health and safety protocols?

How to create a great team from the first interview


If you're in the process of hiring new hospitality staff, or you will be soon, knowing how to approach the interview is as important for you, the interviewer, as it is for your candidates.

COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Differentiate Your Restaurant Brand

Modern Restaurant Management

Focusing on customer experience may seem like a luxury for restaurateurs struggling to keep their doors open, but it may prove to be the difference between those that survive and those that get added to the list of tragic COVID-19 business casualties. I have seen firsthand how this is playing out.

Food tech: a must for the modern restaurant business


Running a successful restaurant business isn’t just about preparing tasty food and serving it to your diners. Today’s consumer wants a unique, personalized food experience that may not even take place in your restaurant.

Manage Restaurant Fears as Reopenings Expand

Restaurant Technology Guys

Both staff and customers will have understandable fears as restaurants begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How you manage restaurant fears as reopenings expand will have a huge impact on your business.

3 Do’s (and 3 Don’ts) for Small Auto Shops to Compete Against Big Brands

Indoor Media

Small auto shops may often find themselves competing against national brands for new customers. While their bigger budgets and household brand may be cause for concern, it doesn’t mean that your shop can’t overcome those challenges. Instead of working harder, work smarter!

5 awesome induction activities to get your new team excited


Induction sessions can be super useful for a new hospitality team - it's a fantastic way to meet new team mates and get familiar with your venue's work culture in a pressure-free environment. But they need to be well thought out so that everyone leaves feeling comfortable and excited to get started.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-Year 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the rise of eCommerce, economic impact, dining during COVID and hot dog insights. Yelp's Economic Impact Report.

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The Future of Restaurant Marketing: The Time to “Serve an Experience”


You can choose to roll with the punches or fight against them. Either way, the world is getting faster and if you choose to not keep up, you will likely lose out on potential customers than you would if you chose to adapt and change how you market your business. Restaurant Marketing

Exploring Manufacturer Rebates—and How Restaurant Owners Can Get Them

Xtra Chef

The restaurant industry is known to run on razor-thin margins. Most operators are drawn to the business due to a passion for food and hospitality rather than a motive for profits.

4-Step Restaurant Survival Guide During This Pandemic

Next Restaurants

By Denise Langenegger , Contributor. No one could have predicted how massive the pandemic impacted the food and hospitality industry. Restaurants have been hit especially hard.

Health & Safety Guidelines For Reopening Your Bar or Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

As locations are reopening, restaurant owners are getting back into the swing of things and learning new procedures and protocols set in place by local governments.

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May/June 2020 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Pooja S. Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. Legislation.

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Reopening Your Restaurant? Here’s Your Digital To-Do List


It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for restaurants. Industry sales fell by 26.7% compared to their prior year period between February and March, and by a jaw-dropping 48.6% in April.

xtraCHEF Recipe Card: Kate Dooley

Xtra Chef

Explain your role at xtraCHEF. I’m a Customer Success Specialist. My job is to train customers on our product and help them to understand how best to use xtraCHEF to make their lives easier! What did you do before you came xtraCHEF?

How to improve restaurant guest loyalty


Diners are starting to feel more comfortable venturing out again, but it's by no means 'business as usual' quite yet. Routines have inevitably changed - but the flip side of this is that it actually presents an opportunity for you to expand your customer base and bring in more regulars!

Restaurant Owners Win Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Restaurant Engine

Most insurance companies have denied claims from restaurant owners resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners counterclaim they are entitled to benefits in Business Interruption Insurance policies that protect against lost income after a covered peril affects a policyowner.

Steady Work: Best Restaurant Management Advice from Starbucks’ ‘Playbook’

Modern Restaurant Management

5 Car Wash Coupons That Attract Customers

Indoor Media

As a car wash owner, you know that there’s no shortage of options for customers to choose from and the competition is fierce. Winning customers from your competition is more important than ever. With the right car wash coupons, you can set yourself apart from that “other” car wash down the street.

Alternatives to Popular Third-Party Delivery Apps | Restaurant Recovery Series


Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Tasso Roumeliotis, the founder of Numa.

6 Best Multifamily Amenity Reservation Apps in 2020


For large multifamily communities, COVID-19 has forced property managers to create new social distancing and safety procedures on the fly.

When It Comes to Reopening Restaurants, the Customer May Not Always Be Right


AFP via Getty Images. 3 restaurant owners share the challenges of reopening — including contending with diners who may not agree with their decisions Navigating the coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for restaurant owners.

The Employment Landscape is Messy: How Restaurants Can Ensure Compliance with Limited Resources

Modern Restaurant Management

Let’s start with an uncontroversial premise: California’s complex, ever-changing gauntlet of employment laws is difficult for any company to navigate. Yet you may still be wondering why, aside from the headache, does it matter for my restaurant?


Culinary Cues

Take a breath, exhale and sit down. Let’s face reality – the Coronavirus is going to be with us for some time and simply opening back up and expecting that everything will be fine is misguided.

Robert Irvine, Host of Restaurant: Impossible, Speaks Candidly to Restaurateurs

Restaurant Engine

“Trying to get consumer confidence back—that is the biggest problem we have,” begins Robert Irvine, television host of Restaurant: Impossible. Reporters interviewed Irvine on national radio this week, asking him to advise restaurant owners on best practices during the pandemic.

Open for Business: Expert Recommendations For Restaurant Safety In The COVID-19 Era.

The Restaurant Times

As restrictions begin to ease for the restaurant industry, social distancing and hygiene standards will define the new normal. Restaurants will have to undergo significant and permanent changes in the way they operate.

Reclaiming Indian Food from the White Gaze


Shutterstock. The same food I was teased for as a kid has become gentrified and endorsed by Goop. Now, I’m using my cookbook to change the narrative.

Surviving a Rough Patch

Modern Restaurant Management

During the current pandemic, people and companies have choices as to how they will respond. These responses will run the gamut of emotions and practices. For some, willful ignorance and a refusal to change will be the path chosen.

Specialty Beverage Boost | Restaurant H.E.L.P. Podcast


Listen to "Specialty Beverage Boost | Restaurant H.E.L.P. Podcast" on Spreaker. The Restaurant H.E.L.P. podcast is a dedicated resource for industry operators working to prepare for the future.

Restaurant Owners Renegotiate Rent

Restaurant Engine

Restaurant owners who have survived four months of a pandemic have earned their seat at the negotiation table. Employing one in every 10 U.S. workers , restaurants have foregone $120 billion in revenue this year—a loss that is likely to double in the next six months as COVID-19 continues.