Take a Byte Out of This: Emerging Restaurant Technology

Social Hospitality

Modern technologies change the world as we know it. New restaurant technology changes the game for operators and consumers alike. IoT and bluetooth sensors, virtual reality training, advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence improve restaurant operations and experiences in a variety of ways. For example, gone are the days where you have to wait for the server to bring your check. That’s still an option, but many restaurants now offer a smart payment system.

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5 Ways Instagram Can Help Boost Restaurant Marketing

Social Hospitality

Restaurant marketing is forever changed by Instagram. When you walk into a bakery and order a Triple Cheese Cheesecake, what is the first thing you do when it arrives? If you belong to the Instagram generation, you likely take out your phone to take a picture. You don’t yet know what it tastes like, but taking a picture of this delicious-looking dessert is a must, isn’t it? You’re not alone.

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Hiring Tips

Core Hospitality

Getting the right people is always going to be a challenge. There are a few questions you need to ask your team. On every resume drop off is someone doing a 30 second screen with 3 important questions for them that matters to your operations. A thorough pre resume read, scanning points on education (They learn?) Sports (They are active?) job history (Loyalty, Experience?) At interview how is there confidence levels. That level of confidence may dictate their possible hiring position.

2018 112

Are managers managing or are they leading?

Core Hospitality

Does the manager take enough time developing their people Are they rallying the staff pre revenue period with a shift meeting? Creating direction and synergy with the staff. Managing the staff to create the guest experience? Working the floor via the “Manager 500” operations model. Are the managers conducting any one on ones with staff that need it post shift? Are there section seminars scheduled for advance training monthly? Are the best staff on a development plan to potentially be leaders?

2018 107

5 Ways to Combat Employee Stress In Your Restaurant

Harbor Touch

Working in a restaurant is stressfull. Food servers know there’s more moving than standing around in their jobs, but they may question their standing in a culture that doesn’t show them great respect. Lack of respect has been widely cited as a cause of workplace stress for restaurant workers.

2018 85

Restaurant Instagram: Case Studies

Food Business

Restaurant owners don't have time to wander around dreamily imagining good social media. You don't know everything about social media, either. BUT, you need clarity, instruction and examples. Zeroing in on what makes good content on social media--that's what you need. So this month I am focusing on Instagram. I'm going to let my research speak for itself. Here are good example of amazing social media from a restaurant. Here's what I learned.

2018 133

The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks

Wasserstrom

The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Even restaurants who never thought that they would be doing delivery have had to at least consider adding this service. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]. The post The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

2018 130

RESTAURANT BRANDING -- KEEPING FRESH

Food Business

KEEP CURRENT As an owner of a food related business, you have people and responsibility pulling you in different directions. So, if bringing one more task to your attention is not what you want to read, stop now, come back later.Know that its not good to ignore the appearance of your business. It's easy to tell yourself “no one notices” or you don't care, or even “it doesn't really matter”, or wish them away. But it does make a difference.

2018 100

Systems in a Restaurant

Food Business

THREE SYSTEMS FOR RESTAURANTS. This month I've find myself thinking, "the procedures in the restaurant arn't current!" Restaurants, cafes and breweries are ever changing, and hopefully ever growing. Adding technology is part of those changes. When a technological solution and system is working, then every day feels less chaotic. More like a train moving down the track. Ultimately if your not making money in your restaurant, chances are there is little to no structure.

2018 100

MESSAGING IS MARKETING FOR YOUR RESTAURANT

Food Business

Marketing starts with the small phrases and simple messages you say every day. Gather those thoughts, messages and what makes you unique in one place. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MARKETING QUICKLY is really helpful workbook. It's a free workbook. And it's easy to sit down each day, for 5 days, for 10 minutes; or, all in one solid hour. Capturing the essence of your restaurant (or cafe, catering company, or brewery!) is only hard because you are so close to it every day.

2018 100

YELP APP:  restauranteurs pros and cons

Food Business

4 Things You Didn't Know About Advertising On Yelp in 2018 Here is a great iconographic on Yelp. Familiar logo that conjures a love-hate relationship with owners. Are you a skeptic when it comes to YELP? As owners of restaurants, we are. This topic is visceral, real, and even unpleasant. I’m actually conflicted: as a restaurant person, I too can get annoyed by YELP. As a customer, I'll admit my truth: I find the app useful at times (more on this below!).

2018 100

FINDING STAFF FOR YOUR RESTAURANT

Food Business

Arn't you tired of the struggle to attract and/or find good employees to your cafe, brewery, restaurant or catering company? This problem is real. I'm not even going to belabor that point. It's just gonna make us sad! Instead, let's give you an outline that might help you reset your hiring habits and procedures, and give you better results. Ready, set, go! HIRING HABITS Job description -- do you have your tasks, responsibilities clearly bulleted out?

2018 100

How to Make Your First Advertising Your Best

Indoor Media

There is an awful lot of information out there about how to advertise your small business. But as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , would ask, how do you put First Things First?

2018 78

Welcome to the Digital Advertising 101? Series!”

Indoor Media

Digital advertising has become a practically mandatory element of marketing. If you’re like most small business owners (myself included), getting started with digital marketing can be overwhelming.

2018 78

Five Ways to Make Your Food More Instagram-Worthy

Social Hospitality

It’s no secret food is one of the most popular segments on Instagram. Restaurants are taking advantage of this trend by catering to Instagrammers. For example, many now use simple presentation and photography techniques to help make food images go viral. Making a dining experience more Instagram-worthy means paying attention not just to the appearance of the food itself, but also to the architectural aspects of the restaurant.

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September 2018 Liquor Liability Insurance Policies

Hospitality Insurance Group

Take a look at some of the liquor liability insurance policies Hospitality Insurance Group wrote in September 2018 including the type of coverage included, insurance discounts applied and a glimpse at the total insurance premium. The post September 2018 Liquor Liability Insurance Policies appeared first on Hospitality Insurance Group.

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QUALITY IN YOUR RESTAURANT

Food Business

Today’s blog is focused on the quality of your food and the product you serve in your restaurant. The best tool to manage change in your restaurant is The Six Pillars of Success. Taking a little time to study each pillar helps owners focus. Hopefully it is helpful to you, and you do not get overwhelmed. With reflection comes improvement. It works for the team and guests. The Six Pillars, briefly, are strategy, financial stability, operations, product, distribution, and customer experience.

2018 100

Advertising Cliches Your Business Needs to Stop Using Immediately

Indoor Media

You’ve seen and heard them over and over and over. You may have used them yourself. Advertising clichés. No matter how much consumers—as well as businesses of all sizes—try, they are inescapable.

2018 78

Small Businesses Rejoice! Facebook Overhauls Reviews in Your Favor

Indoor Media

If you’re a small business owner, chances are you’ve been traumatized by online customer reviews.

2018 78

Insurance Agent Advertising

Indoor Media

Establish a Foundation of Trust. As an insurance agent, building familiarity with consumers well before they need your service is an integral part of making the final sale.

2018 78

5 Keys to Successfully Promoting Your Fast-Serve Restaurant

Indoor Media

Fast-serve restaurants are quite a force in the food industry and don’t appear to be dwindling. Even during difficult economic times, people still enjoy the convenience and the lower price of fast-serve restaurants compared to more formal full-service restaurants.

2018 78

Online Reputation Management: How to Take Command of Your Brand

Indoor Media

Bill just wanted a fun night out with the guys. They decided to try a different restaurant to shake things up. However, the hamburger he received wasn’t anything like what he gets at his usual place. The fries were too thick and it took what seemed an eternity for the food to be served.

2018 78

Facebook Marketing for Real Estate Agents

Indoor Media

Facebook can be a great place to drive leads if you know what you’re doing. Creating ad campaigns often requires years of expert knowledge, and generating leads through organic traffic can feel like pulling teeth.

2018 78

5 Realtor Advertising Strategies to Build Your Client Base

Indoor Media

Realtor advertising is nothing new. While you know that you can make clients’ home-buying or selling dreams come true, advertising spreads the message to every homeowner in your community.

2018 78

Kitchen Equipment List That Every New Restaurant Needs

Harbor Touch

List of the Top 10 Must-Have Kitchen Equipment for Restaurants. Opening a brand new restaurant can be confusing and stressful. With so many different things to keep track of, it can be easy to forget kitchen equipment and appliances that are essential to operating your business. To help you stay on top of your to-do list and ensure that your restaurant opening goes smoothly, we created this list of the top 10 pieces of restaurant equipment that every establishment needs. Refrigeration Equipment.

2018 101

Get Unstuck: Refresh Your Organic Social Media Strategy

Indoor Media

Steve tried all sorts of stuff to improve his company’s social media growth, but he never got a ton of traction on his posts. He was constantly researching how to improve social media KPIs, and all he could find was POST MORE.

2018 78

How Many Ways Can We Say It?

Indoor Media

Just to dwell on that for a minute, I attended the 2018 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas with a couple of our sales team this year. (As This blog is supposed to be a resource for our customers, both current and potential. We have articles about Coupon Advertising and Brand Advertising.

2018 78

IndoorMedia Joins the Nielsen Connected Partner Program

Indoor Media

Houston, TX (May 9, 2018): IndoorMedia (RTUI, LP), the nation’s premier register receipt producer and distributor of receipt-based advertising and promotion programs, today announced that it has joined the Nielsen Connected Partner Program.

2018 78

Learn The History Behind Halloween With Easy Halloween Cocktails

Bottleneck Management

It’s widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related church-sanctioned holiday ( Halloween 2018 ).” In the United States, October 31st is a time for candy, costumes, and Halloween cocktails. If you’re planning a Halloween party, we’ve got some ideas for special potions to serve. Learn the history of Halloween facts, and impress your guests with easy Halloween cocktails and spooky alcoholic Halloween drinks.

2018 90

Legal/Attorney Advertising

Indoor Media

Build Your Legal Practice. Nobody wants to hire a lawyer. But when important legal decisions need to be made, everyone wants the best lawyer. The decision making process can be long and tedious for consumers if they don’t already know where to look and who to talk to.

2018 78

7 Must-Have Restaurant Technologies of the Future

Harbor Touch

Restaurant of the Future: 7 Must-Have Technologies. The reality about the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) has made every business modeler begin to conceive the operations of their enterprises in a manner that overtly embraces technology. The restaurant industry is principally one of them. Even customers expect this paradigmatic shift for an all-round, optimal improvement of the industry.

2018 60

Quick Guide to Creating a Website

Indoor Media

William has been thinking about establishing his company’s presence online, and thinks that creating a website would be the best way to accomplish that. He’s been daydreaming about a simple site with just a few pages that simply acts as a quick way to grab leads.

2018 78

The Importance of LMS Software for Small Businesses

360Training

Running a small business is no small feat. A small business owner has many hats to wear, and they can be overwhelming. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of small businesses don’t make it past the fifth year. Those that do still face serious problems that threaten their viability and sustainability. One of the most serious issues, alongside lack of capital, is the lack of capable employees. Small business employees must multi-task, and that makes them all the more valued.

2018 98

Do You Work On” or “In” your Marketing?”

Indoor Media

Michael Gerber is one of my favorite authors. In his E-Myth series, he explains that there are a number of “myths” about entrepreneurship. Foremost, is the idea that small businesses are started by people deciding to risk capital to make a profit.

2018 78

The Anatomy of a Good Coupon Ad: What to Include and What to Avoid

Indoor Media

We updated this post on May 14, 2018. Six months ago Rick invested in register tape advertising for his restaurant. After hearing success stories from other restaurant owners, Rick expected to get a quick return on his investment.

2018 78

6 Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Cleaner Coupon Advertising

Indoor Media

Coupon advertising is a fantastic way to get your dry cleaner’s name and message out into your community. With the high level of local competition, you need to make sure that your advertising campaign is better than the dry cleaner down the street from you.

2018 78

2 Easy Tips To Increase Your Bar’s Profit

BNG Point of Sale

A lot of bar owners dream of having an experience like Cheers, one where customers are happy, and the drinks are flowing. But it’s a lot more work then you’d assume, and it can be difficult to make any money from it. Sometimes it can seem like you’re doomed to lose money and never see any profit from all your hard work. While it’s true the profit margins for bars are not massive; it is possible to increase the profitability of your bar with a few simple changes.

2018 63

Salon Advertising

Indoor Media

Increase Sales for Your Hair or Nail Salon. Growing your client base requires more than just providing high-quality services. To bring in new clients, you’ve also got to market your business consistently in your local neighborhoods.

2018 78

4 Essential Steps to Taking Time Off from Your Restaurant

Harbor Touch

Have you heard the one about the stereotypical restaurant owner ? How he loves the business but hates the business and spends his entire life complaining about how he doesn’t have a life. Even worse, are you that person? In the eyes of everyone else, you’re accomplished, influential, prosperous, admired, and in control of your schedule. So, why don’t you see it that way? Busy Isn’t a Badge of Honor.

2018 84

2018 Spring Beer Trends

Uncorkd

Last year, it surpassed 6,000 which means if 2018 follows suit, there’s a lot more craft beer to discover! The post 2018 Spring Beer Trends appeared first on Uncorkd iPad Wine and Beverage Menus for Restaurants. Spring has sprung! Well, almost for those of us in the Midwest. The new season changes our daily routines and tells us to go outside again. The warmer weather also welcomes changes to our diet, and that includes the types of beer we’ll want to drink. Liquid Gold.

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