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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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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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. Every industry is being revolutionized by evolving and newly emerging technologies these days.

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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.

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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 Taxes: Top 12 Tax Deductions and Tips For Restaurants

Harbor Touch

Filing it Down: 10 Tax Tips for Restaurants by Matthew Griffith, Jan 21, 2018. With Tax Day approaching, many people are getting the final touches done on their submittals. With restaurant taxes , you have some special tax considerations that are different from other business types.

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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. We could go on all day about all of the things we learned at Spark 2018, but let’s try to boil it down to our three big takeaways: The Power in Partnerships. A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, and stay tuned for more takeaways from Spark 2018, as well as information about next year’s 20th Anniversary extravaganza!

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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.

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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?

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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

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. And it is not just traditionally delivered items such as pizza or Chinese food either. Customers not only want delivery - they want options. According to a survey by Cowen and Co.

2018 84

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

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

Restaurant Cleaning: 6 Neglected Areas You Should Clean ASAP!

Wasserstrom

Restaurant cleaning isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. But it is essential for a number of reasons. First and foremost, if you don’t keep up with your restaurant cleaning, you may run afoul of the Health Department. No one wants that. Especially now that services like Yelp are adding health inspection scores to online […]. The post Restaurant Cleaning: 6 Neglected Areas You Should Clean ASAP! appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

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A Unique Experience Can Make Your Restaurant’s Food Taste Better

Wasserstrom

Experience matters for your restaurant. When there are so many dining choices and new restaurants seem to pop up daily, you need an edge to compete. How can you differentiate your restaurant? A new study from the Ohio State University and the University of Chicago might provide an answer. According to study authors Robert Smith […]. The post A Unique Experience Can Make Your Restaurant’s Food Taste Better appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

2018 72

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

Advertise Your Restaurant Online? Your Ads Might Actually Be Helping Your Competition!

Wasserstrom

Online advertising has become an important part of restaurant marketing. With unprecedented reach and targeting options, online ads seem like a great way to reach potential customers. And often, that’s exactly what happens. But research has shown that sometimes online restaurant marketing can actually benefit the advertiser’s competitors more than it helps the advertiser itself. […]. The post Advertise Your Restaurant Online? Your Ads Might Actually Be Helping Your Competition!

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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 61

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.

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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.

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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!).

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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

6 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Senior Citizen Friendly

Wasserstrom

Having a senior citizen friendly restaurant could improve your business. Older adults are an important demographic for restaurants for several reasons. First, the percentage of the population that is over age 65 is projected to more than double in the next 50 years. And older adults often have more disposable income and free time to […]. The post 6 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Senior Citizen Friendly appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

2018 84

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 79

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 81

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. Jars aren’t just popping up […]. The post 16 Creative Ways to Use Jars in Your Restaurant appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

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[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. The good news is that there are immediate action items you can take to improve profits in your bar operation. The key is moving from an overly simplistic pricing model to a more strategic pricing model.

2018 69

9 Tips to Prepare Your Restaurant for Winter

Wasserstrom

As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature gets a bit more brisk, we know that winter is just around the corner. As a restaurant owner, you should begin thinking about how the colder weather can affect your business. With a little bit of forethought, you can prepare your restaurant for winter. And […]. The post 9 Tips to Prepare Your Restaurant for Winter appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog. Restaurant Management catering delivery holidays menus seasonal

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7 Reasons You Need Billing Software For Your Restaurant Business

Harbor Touch

Starting a business is like bringing a new life into the world. It needs the same amount of care and nourishment that a child would need during its growth. It is therefore imperative to choose every business product, software and make business decisions with utmost care and precision for this will determine the business growth. Billing software helps in doing precisely that. As the name suggests, a billing software aids in billing.

2018 60

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. Inventory management capabilities of many systems have been improved drastically and automated stock management is something that appeals to winery owners everywhere. Small obscure wineries and large distinguished ones alike have been increasing their business efficiency with POS systems.

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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.

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Free EMV Credit Card Reader for Restaurants and Bars – Ingenico iPP320

Harbor Touch

Get a Free Ingenico iPP320 Chip Card Reader With Every New Hospitality POS System. 4/5/2018 – Harbortouch’s CEO Jared Isaacman announced today that every new Elite Hospitality or Bar & Restaurant POS system would come with a free Ingenico iPP320 EMV chip credit card reader ! The Ingenico iPP320 offers some great features to protect your business. EMV chip card reader with tip adjust. PCI-validated P2PE. Virtually eliminates breach risk when properly configured.

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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

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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. SinglePlatform members attended the event to discuss trends and learn more about the current state of the restaurant industry. We’re sharing this year’s highlights with you. About TechTable. TechTable Summit celebrated its fourth year with this year’s event execution.

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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. Especially in the business world, leaving customers with a memorable experience is vital for your business. It’s the experience that keeps people coming back. For the sake of our argument, we will break down the consumer experience into three stages: The first impression.

2018 43

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. Customer service is a big part of the highly competitive restaurant business, and whoever delivers it best gains a competitive advantage over its challengers.

2018 40

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. Check out these restaurant consulting tips for the DIY restaurant owner or manager: The customer is always right. In any customer-facing business, the adage “the customer is always right” is the mantra that every staff member has to live by.

2018 40

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.” ” Studies say that people are more likely to spend money on something if it leaves them with a memorable experience. Supplying customers with just a product is the bare minimum you can do now.

2018 43

7 Tips for Preparing Your Outdoor Patio Space for the Season

Wasserstrom

The weather is warming up. People are coming out of their winter hibernation. They want to be out in the fresh air. So, what better way to add interest to your restaurant or bar than to have an inviting outdoor patio space for your customers to enjoy? But you can’t just throw some tables and […]. The post 7 Tips for Preparing Your Outdoor Patio Space for the Season appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog. Restaurant Management lighting outdoor patio patio heaters pest control

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