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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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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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.

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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. 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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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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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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August 2018 Liquor Liability Insurance Policies

Hospitality Insurance Group

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

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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. 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.

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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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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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FIVE SENSES & RESTAURANT BRANDING

Food Business

Branding for restaurant is, fundamentally, is how your guest feels when they are in your restaurant. That's one of the five senses. Last month I was asked to teach a small class of grad students. They are trying to develop their own entreprenerial businesses. The professor needed a tangible examples to show students how you build a brand. She asked me to show them how restaurants, and the five senses fit together and form a brand.

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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.

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2018 Spring Cocktail Trends

Uncorkd

With these 2018 spring cocktail trends, we’ll get a taste of patio-worthy drinks and a revival of some classics. The post 2018 Spring Cocktail Trends appeared first on Uncorkd iPad Wine and Beverage Menus for Restaurants. The phrase ‘spring cleaning’ doesn’t solely refer to your home. It’s about a season of transformation. Temperatures are on the rise, nature is in bloom, and people start to move around again. The world around us feels rejuvenated and so should your cocktail menu.

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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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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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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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Digging a little deeper into "Hard" and "Soft" skills

Core Hospitality

Just a quick follow up VLOG on hard and soft skills. What they are and how they help you build the best restaurant teams! A great thing to consider when interviewing potential restaurant candidates

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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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2018 Spring Wine Trends

Uncorkd

The post 2018 Spring Wine Trends appeared first on Uncorkd iPad Wine and Beverage Menus for Restaurants. Springtime is like the impatient little kid, buckled in the back seat during a long drive, pulling fruitlessly at the seat belt strap while their feet kick air, repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?” ” It’s an anxious season. People are anxious to feel the sun and refill their stock of Vitamin D. Buried seedlings are anxious to flower and bloom.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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6 Tips to Combat Burnout Syndrome with a Professional Recovery Day

Indoor Media

Avoiding burnout syndrome is key to a healthy life, personally and professionally. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, my gym replaces the regular boot camp classes with “Rest & Recovery”.

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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.

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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.

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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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