The Most Challenging Restaurant Industry Technology Trends of 2018

Gecko Hospitality

Things are no different in the restaurant industry, and 2018 has seen some notable—and in many instances, challenging—tech trends that are changing facets of the business. The post The Most Challenging Restaurant Industry Technology Trends of 2018 appeared first on Gecko Hospitality.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HotSchedules Spark 2018: Reigniting your Restaurant Brand through Innovation

Hot Schedules

That’s why more than 230 industry leaders and innovators gathered in Austin, TX, for the 2018 edition of Spark, a conference by HotSchedules. The post HotSchedules Spark 2018: Reigniting your Restaurant Brand through Innovation appeared first on HotSchedules.

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TechTable Summit 2018: A Round-up of This Year’s Restaurant Technology Event

Single Platform

The TechTable Summit 2018 took place on October 17th. The post TechTable Summit 2018: A Round-up of This Year’s Restaurant Technology Event appeared first on SinglePlatform.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Technology Trends that will impact the Restaurant Industry in 2019

Uncorkd

Technology in the restaurant industry is booming and within the next year its impact will be very apparent. The new tech trends that will surely shake up the restaurant industry in 2019, are augmented reality, mobile scheduling apps, and digital beverage management.

2018 73

What Makes a Good Restaurant Manager? [Restaurant Manager Skills List]

Bottleneck Management

What makes a good restaurant manager? At Bottleneck, we strive to hire and develop the best employees. Furthering their knowledge and professional growth is something we’re fiercely committed to.

2018 83

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.

2018 130

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.

2018 130

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!

2018 130

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.

2018 130

What to Consider When Getting a Winery POS System

iTab POS

Point of sale systems have come a long way in recent years. They are no longer only used in restaurants but in bars, coffee houses, and even food trucks! Now, POS systems are increasingly being used in wineries.

2018 60

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.

2018 130

The Ultimate Guide to Turn your Restaurant into a Literal Money-Making Machine

iTab POS

Running a restaurant business is no easy feat. You need to work round-the-world and time is limited for you. In such circumstances, your ability to run business operations without reducing the quality of food and service can be the difference between failure and success.

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Boost Customer Retention In Your Restaurant with Loyalty Programs and Marketing

iTab POS

Boost Customer Retention. People say that the ‘first impression is the most important’ and it is. But that does not mean it’s the only thing that’s important. A well-rounded experience is more than just the first impression.

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Restaurant Consulting Tips for the DIY Restaurant Owner or Manager

MBB Hospitality

The restaurant business can be tough. It takes a strong passion for what you do to help you stick out the long hours and emotional and physical fatigue. If you are doing it alone, it can seem like a long uphill battle. Don’t worry though, help is on the way.

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How To Hire High Performing Hospitality Employees

Harver Hospitality

Hospitality industry is struggling with high turnover rates. You can fight this by hiring the right people! Take a look at the skills high performing hospitality employees must have and how to measure them. Recruitment Inspiration Hospitality Data-Driven Recruitment Quality of Hire Recruitment

2018 74

Keeping Your Customers Happy with Food and Technology at Your Restaurant

iTab POS

The Importance of Social Media Technology and Imagery in Food Businesses. According to new research, people have started to look at purchases differently, with them valuing experience more than the physical products themselves. This is the rise of the “experience economy.”

2018 56

Restaurant Storytelling: 5 Tips to Drive Customer Engagement

Restaurant Logic

No matter what size your establishment might be at the moment, chances are that you will want to build on those foundations in the future. According to statistics, the average lifespan of a restaurant is approximately 4 years, with 17% failing to stay in business in their first year.

2018 56

How Restaurants Can Ignore Sales and Increase Profits

Uncorkd

You see it all the time. Restaurant flyers crammed in mailboxes. Facebook and instagram posts promoting daily specials. Restaurants are constantly chasing down customers, spinning their wheels on ways to bring in more guests to drive up sales.

2018 55

Bytes to Eat: Online Ordering Solutions for Pizzerias

Thrive POS

As any good comedian will tell you, delivery is everything. And when it comes to food delivery apps and services, the same rules apply. More and more customers are regularly using online ordering platforms to get restaurant food delivered to their home or office.

2018 75

Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks

iTab POS

Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks. A bar is a modern watering hole, a place where people of different backgrounds come to fulfill their desire of drinking and socializing. The reasons behind their visit can vary person to person.

2018 56

How to turn angry customers into fans

Izettle

It doesn’t matter how awesome your food is – or that your friends think you’re a social genius. Facing angry customers is inevitable for anyone running a restaurant, food truck or food stand. Follow these five steps and transform difficult moments into positive customer experiences.

2018 70

Simple tips for hiring great coffee shop staff

Izettle

Owning a café can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. But as you know, it’s not short of challenges, especially when it comes to hiring and managing staff.

2018 60

Manager 5oo

Core Hospitality

Are the managers just holding the shift together? Are your employees inadvertently sabotaging your business due to lack of direction at busy times? The manager 5oo is the leadership training article that focuses on guest experience flow. A simple to use and extremely effective brief on where restaurant leaders need to be, when and why.

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Restaurant Staffing: 9 Tips for Hiring the Right Staff

MBB Hospitality

Owning and running a restaurant is a lot of hard work and you can’t be successful without the right team behind you. Hiring the right staff that has the skills and passion needed for this industry is crucial. Check out our guide: Restaurant Staffing: 9 Tips for Hiring the Right Staff: 1.

2018 52

Reshaping Your Restaurant Management With the Right Software

Single Platform

Managing a restaurant is not for the faint of heart. But as a restaurant owner, you already knew that! From effectively managing inventory to upholding health standards, restaurateurs and those in the hospitality industry have their work cut out for them.

2018 52

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.

5 Fall Cocktails to Capture the Flavors of Autumn

Uncorkd

But the smokey seduction of Mezcal and the toasted sweetness of agave in a barrel-aged reposado tequila is what fall tastes like in 2018. The flavors of fall are comforting and familiar, like an old sweater pulled from storage or the back of your closet.

2018 69

New HotSchedules Features Support Oregon’s Fair Work Week Requirements

Hot Schedules

Enacted in July 2018, the scope of this ruling includes retail, hospitality or food service employers with 500 or more employees. As Predictive Scheduling legislation spreads across the nation, we continue to build new features that help managers meet their compliance obligations.

2018 71

How to Navigate the New Facebook Algorithm

Restaurant Logic

On January 11, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, on behalf of Facebook made a statement. One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent,” he announced.

2018 73

5 loyalty hacks

Izettle

One of the most important tasks for entrepreneurs in the food and drink business (and most others, to be honest) is getting customers to return – again and again. Here are 5 simple things you can start doing today in order to boost your customer loyalty. Initiate face recognition.

2018 60

How are your managers developing their staff?

Core Hospitality

Set a Goal. When coaching hospitality staff, service or kitchen, you should always set a goal for them. It may be learning another section, or righting a wrong that they have done on shift ie) Uniform standards. Either way you need to keep three things in mind. What was the opportunity (Let them identify) -What is their course of action to remedy (Let them identify) -Steer the conversation so they can self discover Keeping it engaging will create a better buy in and purpose for their training

2018 100

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.

2018 77

How to Write a Great Restaurant Blog with Valuable Content

Restaurant Logic

How to Write a Great Restaurant Blog with Valuable Content. The hospitality industry is booming as it has never done before and the arrival of the internet and especially content marketing has only enhanced this growth in the market.

2018 56

16 Creative Ways to Use Jars in Your Restaurant

Wasserstrom

Jars are versatile. They’re functional. They’re affordable. And, they’re everywhere. Jars as lights. As candle holders. As vases. As piggy banks. As décor. As cups. Even as tissue holders. They’re subtle, so you might not have noticed, but the jar phenomenon is in full swing, and we’re here for it.

2018 73

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide

Sculpture Hospitality

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide. With a few pricing adjustments, and a slight shift in pricing strategy, most bars and restaurants could add significant profits without selling more drinks.

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