Highlights of 2019


2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5 Enjoy this highlight of 2019 as we look forward to serving you in 2020. 2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5

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[Guide] Restaurant Management Tips & Tactics: 2019 Field Guide

7 Shifts

Every great restaurant has many parts that contribute to its success: delicious food, excellent customer service, an inviting atmosphere, and competent staff. But restaurant management is the glue that holds it all together. As a restaurant manager, your job is to juggle several responsibilities—from managing employees and controlling costs to creating staff schedules and boosting revenue. With so many responsibilities, running a restaurant can be tricky.

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How Technology Has Changed Restaurants in 2019


Restaurant owners are keeping their eyes on key trends from 2019 while preparing for emerging technology in 2020. How was technology used in 2019? In 2019, technology in restaurants grew the fastest in two main areas: addressing the delivery trend and responding to increasing labor costs. Some major brands unveiled other interesting restaurant and technology experiments in 2019. What was introduced in 2019? What took off in 2019?

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MRM’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2019

Modern Restaurant Management

Before we look forward to 2020, we need to glance back at 2019. Design Equipment Finance Law Marketing Operations most read MRM's top 10 articles for 2019 top tenModern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine continued to grow, registering more than half a million page views. Again, most of our top posts showcased thought leadership on hot topics in restaurant management.

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10 Gin Brands to Look Out For in 2019

Gastro Gays

Meanwhile, we discovered… The post 10 Gin Brands to Look Out For in 2019 appeared first on GastroGays. It’s #Ginuary once again and we’re sharing so much gin content on our social media platforms, from daily snapshots and shout-outs to tips and round-ups to tempt all manner of gin imbibers.

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2019 Restaurant Trend Report

Goliath Consulting

In the Food Service industry, 2019 is bringing in its own wave of fresh trends! According to researchers from Restaurant Business, natural food enhancements will continue to grow in popularity among restaurateurs in 2019. Use of local foods and flavors is also a Food Service trend that you can expect in 2019. All of which affect how restaurants will operate not only in 2019, but every year following. Each new year brings new trends.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-December 2019 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

While restaurant sales were lower for November of 2018, November of 2019 did not include the same holiday headwinds. Second, the shift of Thanksgiving into December of 2019 converts from tailwind to headwind this month. The National Restaurant Association commissioned Engine to conduct an online survey of 1,004 adults December 2-4, 2019, asking questions about their perceptions of restaurant gift cards. ” Findings from the 2019 Global Food Security Index reveal that: ?

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The Delivery Dilemma - Food Delivery in 2019

Future Food

The Delivery Dilemma - Food Delivery in 2019. As a counterpoint, whilst there appears to be a common perception that home delivery services such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are ubiquitous across the Australian market place, the “ Eating Out in Australia 2019 ” report by Graeme Philipson at Intermedia Group highlights an interesting counter-perspective. Trends for 2019 & Beyond.

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Culinary Cues

Every year, this weekend is the official time to celebrate small businesses. In preparation for the holiday gift giving season it was somehow decided that it was appropriate to recognize those private businesses within your community by stopping in to say hello, thank them for all that they do, and spend a little money.


Culinary Cues

Typically, it starts off that way – old enough to work, they’re hiring, no experience required – it’s a job. Maybe it’s a local diner as a dishwasher or assistant to a short order cook; maybe it’s a fast food operation as a “sandwich artist” or grill person for that hamburger chain; or maybe it’s a summer snack bar where you learn to walk through all of the steps. At some level, it is great to have a paycheck, but any real connection to food or cooking is something that rarely crosses your mind.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-November 2019 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

When it comes to sales, the industry’s run to the finish line at the end of 2019 will be much more of a crawl than a sprint. The sample of 2,000 adults (18 years or older) in the United States was surveyed on September 8, 2019. Key findings from the 2019 State of Snacking report, which is available for download at www.stateofsnacking.com, include: Our relationship with food is fundamentally changing. percent in 2019.

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Culinary Cues

Working very hard is not unique to foodservice – there are many careers that require extra-human effort, but very few that absolutely require individuals to be “all in”. By “all in” I am referring to total commitment, building your life around the demands of the job, and most significantly to do so while being oblivious to the impact that this commitment has on other aspect of one’s life.

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Culinary Cues

I have the privilege of working with many different restaurants and food businesses. Some are very successful, while others are hanging by a thread. Some are owned by individuals who have the knowledge and the wisdom of seasoned business people, while others struggle to find a path to survival. Some have their feet planted firmly on the ground with a system that is time tested and solid, while others tend to drift in and out of consciousness.

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Culinary Cues

There are chefs and there are chefs. Some hold the title while others have earned the title. So what is the difference? I have always been blessed to count a significant number of true chefs as friends. These are people who everyday exemplify what it means to be great at what they do.

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xtraCHEF 2019 Year in Review

Xtra Chef

2019 was a big step forward for our company, for our product and for data-driven restaurant operators. Check out our 2019 Year-in-Review below. In July of 2019, xtraCHEF announced a $7.5M Here’s a look at some of the highlights from 2019 and a sneak peek of where we’re going in 2020! In 2019, #teamxtrachef more than doubled in size. The xtraCHEF team hit the road in 2019, travelling to 22 tradeshows in 14 states.

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Mastering Your Bar’s Liquor Inventory System [Updated 2019]


29, 2019. The post Mastering Your Bar’s Liquor Inventory System [Updated 2019] appeared first on iPad Point of Sale System for Restaurants, Bars & More. Do you dread taking bar inventory? You’re not alone. Most restaurant and bar owners struggle with maintaining order of their inventory. It’s tedious and arduous, but when done right, liquor inventory management can decrease costs and increase profits. Below, we reveal how to set up an efficient bar inventory system.

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Spark 2019: Re-Imagining Hospitality for the Restaurant Industry

Hot Schedules

Spark 2019: Re-Imagining Hospitality for the Restaurant Industry. The 2019 Spark conference, presented by HotSchedules and Fourth, brought restaurant industry leaders together to address challenges facing operators today. Nearly 250 restaurant professionals from 70 brands gathered in Austin, TX, to try to answer these questions and many more during Spark 2019, a conference by HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth. .

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Culinary Cues

There is little question that most young cooks who are serious about their craft have a desire to work for the higher end, independent properties with chefs who are committed to building a name for themselves and the restaurant where they work. This is where a young cook can hone the craft of cooking, gain some pretty flashy chops, learn about cutting edge presentations, and build on a resume that has some impressive strength.

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2019 Digital Marketing To Do List for Restaurants

Restaurant Clicks

If your website is not mobile friendly, you are going to plummet in search results on mobile phones in 2019. The post 2019 Digital Marketing To Do List for Restaurants appeared first on Restaurant Clicks. A new year is here and the world around us changes every day when it comes to keeping up with marketing trends and technology for your restaurant business.

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Culinary Cues

It’s 5:15, 120 degrees in front of the battery of ranges, and sweat is pouring down every cook’s back, dripping off their foreheads. This is moment in time, like the starting line for an important race, when adrenaline is pulsing through a cook’s veins, fingers are tingling in anticipation, knees are a little weak, and that 5-minute cold sandwich that was inhaled while standing over a garbage can isn’t sitting too well.

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20 Best Nashville Food Trucks 2019


The post 20 Best Nashville Food Trucks 2019 appeared first on KaTom Blog. 20 Best Food Trucks in Nashville, TN. Nashville, Tennessee: Home of the Predators and the Titans, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a one-to-one replica of the Greek Parthenon in Athens that’s been confusing outsiders since 1897. With so much to do, Nashville has easily cemented itself as one of the fastest-growing cities over the last several years, and now ranks in the top 25 for the country.

Tea Trends of 2019: Immersive Tea Experiences


My 2016 ( Transparency ) and 2018 ( Death of Direct Trade ) forecasts were mostly focused on the ways of doing new tea business, but my forecast for 2019 is more about how these established new tea businesses are connecting with their customers. My team will be producing the World Tea and Music Festival which will follow the World Tea Expo on June 13, 2019; where we will be staging several immersive experiences.


Culinary Cues

The more I travel, experience communities, and try their restaurants – the more I scratch my head and ask the question: “What are they thinking?” The restaurant business is one that is relatively simple in concept, yet enormously complicated to execute. Develop a product that people are willing to buy, prepare it consistently well, make sure hot food is hot and cold food is cold, serve it quickly and with a smile, and provide value for the money spent. Simple right?

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2019’s AB 5 Battle of California

Modern Restaurant Management

History was my favorite subject in school and is still one of my favorite subjects to read. History books often reference a military battle tactic known as scorched earth, when one side would burn down all infrastructure and resources as they retreated in order to prevent the advancing side from using them. In present day, the meaning has expanded to describe destroying economies and societies, and in fact, we’re witnessing it right now.

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How Social Media Launched the Acai Berry Craze

Social Hospitality

According to Kenneth Research (September 2019), the Acai berry market was valued at $712 million in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate of 12.71% between 2018-2025. The Acai berry market expands across the globe. The Acai berry market ‘s fast growth has a lot to do with social media. Have you seen the rate at which people post photos of their vibrant purple smoothie bowls? Acai’s reputation as a superfood also enhances this trend.


Culinary Cues

I vividly remember flying out of Buffalo, New York in 1971 for Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson. It was, ironically, my first time on a plane and considering that this was at the peak of the Vietnam War, I was doubly nervous. It had been my second year in college when in the first draft lottery – my number came up as 17. I managed to sign up for a National Guard Unit and at least felt that after “Basic” I could count on staying away from the jungle.

Best Summer Cocktail Trends of 2019


We’ve scoured the Web, spoken to in-the-know bartenders, and taste-tested the newest drinks to bring you the best summer cocktail trends of 2019. After all, 2019 is the summer of the smoky cocktail (see below). The whiskey trends of the past few years have prepped taste buds nationwide for smoky liquids, and summer 2019 is the season to jump into this special cocktail trend. Another summer 2019 cocktail trend, predicted by Rob, is muddled seasonal fruits.

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Unpacking Social Media: What Restaurants Need to Know in 2019

Open for Business

The post Unpacking Social Media: What Restaurants Need to Know in 2019 appeared first on Open for Business. Social media is practically an obligatory topic for industry events and how-to articles, and for good reason: About half of all consumers learn about food through social networks, and last year, 63% of restaurants used social media for marketing.*

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Culinary Cues

Say what you will about the craziness of kitchen life, the relentless hours that drive people away from the business, the somewhat unorthodox behavior of some who wear the white jacket and tie on an apron; the stress, heat, humidity, cuts and burns, swollen feet and back cramps; and the anxiety that comes from not knowing what each day or night will bring – it’s still an exciting place to work. A great deal has changed over the past ten years or so, yet many of these conditions remain.

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MUFSO Conference 2019 Take-aways

Xtra Chef

Below are some of our take-aways from some of the sessions, keynotes, and events… MUFSO Conference 2019 Golden Chain Award CEO Panel. The session was moderated by Alice Elliot, NRN’s 2019 Norman Award honoree (more on that below). MUFSO Conference 2019 Keynote Speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk. 2019 MUFSO Conference Hot Concepts Award. 2019 Norman Award Honoree: Alice Elliot, CEO, The Elliot Group.

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Restaurant Storytelling: 5 Tips to Drive Customer Engagement

Social Hospitality

Restaurant storytelling is one of the most powerful tools to drive customer engagement. People are now able to share their stories with a wider audience due to innovations in technology and trends in social media. Customers want to know you and the real story behind why you do what you do. If you’re wondering how to increase your restaurant sales and build brand loyalty, storytelling is key.


Culinary Cues

I can’t remember where I first saw this picture, but regardless – I found it so telling of the soul of a restaurant worker. Far too often, we assess people based on face value – our first impressions that are sometimes true, but oftentimes – misleading. How often do we take the time to truly look people in the eye, get to know them, get to understand them, and allow ourselves to feel their condition?

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Culinary Cues

When we listen to a catchy song by Steely Dan we think of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen – the founding members of this iconic group. Yet, Bernard Purdie probably played that laid-back rhythm that defines their songs on drums. Purdie, a studio musician, was responsible for the Purdie shuffle that made hits of dozens of songs by well-known groups over the years. Or maybe you were entranced by the tight guitar riffs on albums like Countdown to Ecstasy or The Royal Scam.

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Culinary Cues

This article stems from a recent experience in a hotel where I was staying. The power went out for a few hours, but when it returned I stopped into the bar for a drink. The bar was fully set, there were two employees on duty, the ice was in the bin, and the cocktail napkins were fanned on the bar top. When I asked for a drink, the bartender told me that she couldn’t serve me because the computer system was down.

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Cookbook and Food Book Recommendations 2019

Gastro Gays

… The post Cookbook and Food Book Recommendations 2019 appeared first on GastroGays. Each December for the last three years on the trot we’ve appeared on The Last Word – Matt Cooper’s Today FM drivetime show – sharing an annual list of the best cookbooks of the year.…

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The 10 Best Time Clocks For Small Businesses In 2019


The post The 10 Best Time Clocks For Small Businesses In 2019 appeared first on Sling. The time clock is an integral part of most businesses. It helps keep track of work hours so you can pay employees accordingly. Whether your business has one or 100 employees, you will need a time clock that fits the unique needs of your business. . Unfortunately, not all time clocks are created equally. The solution that’s right for a large business may not work well for a small business.

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Chicago International Tea Festival 2019


The post Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 appeared first on T Ching. www.CITFest.com Purchase Advance Tickets. Index of Lectures, Workshops, and Events – Grouped by Interest. Indicates LiveStream Sessions. Special Events.

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Restaurants

Social Hospitality

Today’s restaurateurs are lucky — gone are the days of massive spending to advertise their offerings to draw in new customers. Instead, many eateries rely solely on the power of social media to pique hungry people’s interest. And, for the most part, using social media as a way to advertise is free. Of course, this method only works if you know how to post and share so viewers will want — or feel like they have — to visit your establishment.


Culinary Cues

The best things in life are never easy, and with your career, if you truly want to reach for that rewarding chef position or chef/owner opportunity then it is essential that you set your goals, chart a course of action, stay true to the end game, and know that it will take time and considerable effort to get there. There really are no shortcuts if you want to do it right.

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The Top Restaurant Technologies to Improve Business

Social Hospitality

It’s hard work to run a restaurant. It takes time, commitment, and the ability to deal with a number of challenges at the same time. Not to mention: you must always deliver a memorable experience for customers. Technology can help, as long as it is the right technology ( the stats don’t lie ). The right tools deliver the right results. This is true for everything processing reservations and orders, to marketing, to being able to deliver entertainment in your establishment.

How to Improve Customer Retention at Your Restaurant

Social Hospitality

👻 A post shared by Death Row Diner (@deathrowdiner) on Jan 28, 2019 at 9:46am PST. It’s vital to keep customers happy and provide a great experience to improve customer retention at your restaurant. Loyal customers stimulate regular revenue and often turn into brand advocates. When they recommend your business to friends and family, you can gain new customers, too.

How to Adjust Espresso Extraction & Create New Recipes

Perfect Daily Grind

He’s overseeing The Victoria Arduino Experience at Caffè Culture 2019 in London this 28th–29th October ( register before the event for a free trade pass ), in which attendees will compete for prizes by deducing the temperature at which coffees were brewed, the water type that was used, the speed the beans were ground at, and more. Caffè Culture 2019 will be held this 28th–29th October in London. The extraction of your new single origin espresso is off: what do you do?

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Take-aways from the 2019 NYC Restaurant Technology Summit

Xtra Chef

If you missed our 30-second commercial (or wanted to see it again), check it out: The post Take-aways from the 2019 NYC Restaurant Technology Summit appeared first on xtraCHEF. Yesterday, several members of the xtraCHEF team attended the NYC Restaurant Technology Summit hosted by CohnReznick and the NYC Hospitality Alliance. The event gathered industry experts, investors, operators, and technology professionals for a day of networking and thought-provoking presentations.

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