Preventing Coronavirus Contamination in Restaurant Equipment

Modern Restaurant Management

Disinfect and Sanitize Your Kitchen Equipment – Including your Ice Machine. Disinfecting and sanitizing your kitchen equipment will kill most any virus – coronavirus included. Cleaning the Exterior of Your Equipment.

Restaurant Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

Modern Restaurant Management

So what new trends will 2020 bring? Here's what you can expect in the restaurant industry in 2020. 2019 was the year of customer convenience, and 2020 will be the year of customer satisfaction. That's why 2020 will see a focus on the fundamentals.

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By restaurateurs for restaurateurs: Advice for opening in 2020

7 Shifts

Are you opening a restaurant in 2020? As you plan out your concept, location, menu, staffing, and marketing, take a read through the advice left by hundreds of restaurateurs to ensure you’re set up for success in 2020. Congrats! ?? And good luck. It’s going to be the ride of your life.

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Best Restaurant POS Systems for 2020

Restaurant Clicks

While there are many that offer great features, some are better equipped for different service styles, restaurant sizes, budgets, and so on. . You’ll need Cake hardware, but the company allows you to lease it rather than buy a large amount of equipment up front.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-February 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

2020 State of the Restaurant Industry. Key findings regarding economic conditions include: Restaurant industry sales are projected to reach a record $899 billion in 2020, with the moderate four percent growth rate mirroring general economic conditions. 2020 Food Forecast.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2020 Super Bowl Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Three crucial sectors dragged down the local economy in 2019 and each one is expected to keep falling in the beginning of 2020. Orlando, New Orleans, and two of the 2019 boomtowns — Portland and Honolulu — look most likely to continue to succeed in the first quarter of 2020.

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The 20/20 on 2020: Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders and experts for their insights on what will impact restaurants in 2020 and the response was overwhelming. The biggest trend by far, for now, and going into 2020 is ghost kitchens (AKA delivery only, virtual kitchens, cloud kitchens, pick-up only, etc.). We anticipate seeing changes in 2020 as financial markets shift and businesses surrounding the off premise market are forced to streamline.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features a gloomy start to the new year, dining trends for 2020, the importance of discounts, holiday gift card sales results, delivery frustrations, soda curiosity and a consumer culture report.

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From 2019 to 2020: Tech-xtualizing the Three Major Challenges Restaurants Face

Modern Restaurant Management

diners spent nearly $27 billion last year on restaurant delivery, and the convenience-driven service still has more room to grow in 2020. Restaurants across the country ended the decade with a bang, and as we enter 2020, the industry can surely expect continued innovation and change.

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Preparing your Cafe and Restaurant for the 2020 Recession

Ken Burgin

Plus some thoughts last month on the need for a 2020 Plan B. Dramatic disruption to Chinese manufacturing and supply chains mean there could be shortages of kitchen equipment, spare parts, appliances, packaged food and chemicals.

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Culinary Cues

There has never been a more important time for leadership – not the job title – the act of leadership and the positive actions of those who rise to the occasion.

2020 Technology Trends for the Restaurant Industry


2020 is just around the corner and it’s an exciting time to be in the business! Let’s review some of the most likely trends we will see in the restaurant industry for 2020. . The post 2020 Technology Trends for the Restaurant Industry appeared first on TransAct Restaurant Solutions.

Three Trends That Will Keep Restaurateurs on Their Toes in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

Expect a collision of trends to mark the restaurant industry in 2020 as ambitious operators in today’s increasingly marijuana friendly environment test both legal limits and consumer appetites by looking to launch cannabis cafes that serve farm-to-table … everything.

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Culinary Cues

In many clubs – if the chef needs a specific piece of equipment to be effective in the job – the membership will ensure that the order is placed.

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Restaurant Customer Experience 2020: What Customers Expect

Focus POS

Approaching 2020, restaurants need to make a conscious shift toward offering future-facing operations with the ability to meet the expectations of their customers. Customers in 2020 are all about perks — 87% of survey respondents belong to fewer than 3 loyalty programs each.


Culinary Cues

White tower decisions without a grasp on the systemic impact of those decisions is a common flaw of leaders who are out of touch with reality. It happens in business, it happens in education, and it happens most often in government.


Culinary Cues

Convince your restaurant to organize a softball or pick-up basketball team, or even install a few pieces of weight training equipment in the basement of your business. CHEF-to-CHEF, made it!

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Why (and How) to Apply Business Intelligence and Data Analytics to Restaurant Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

The return on that well-considered investment in interactive menus, guest Wi-Fi, or networking equipment deployed to improve food delivery, however, depends heavily on how the technologies perform day to day. Equipment Operations Business Intelligence Data data analytics RestaurantTech

[Study] Restaurant Labor Management Trends & Stats for 2020

7 Shifts

We surveyed over 1,000 restaurant managers, owners, and executives—and over 1,900 restaurant employees—to create The State of Restaurant Labor Management in 2020.

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Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

Equipment Operations AI artificial intelliegence sales forecastingThere has been a significant surge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) usage in the restaurant industry for providing improved services to elevate operations, trim cost and create a better environment for guests.

Technology Trends for the ‘New Normal’ Customer Cravings

Modern Restaurant Management

The technologies that create these types of experiences should all be key focus areas for restaurants in 2020 and beyond as the industry evolves and reinvents itself. Equipment Operations convenience Customer Experience Restaurant Technology

MRM People & Places: Cassoulet War, Zagat Stories and AQUAlounge

Modern Restaurant Management

San Diego Entrepreneur and Mission Beach area residentn Brad Hunter is disrupting the luxury hospitality industry with an entirely uncharted concept: AQUAlounge , an floating nautical experience slated to debut in San Diego, California in fall of 2020.

Virtual Acceleration, Raising the Bar and Insult Monitor

Modern Restaurant Management

The company has continued that momentum in 2020 by adding over 5,000 clients already. Instawork, and StaffMate Online announced a strategic partnership during StaffMate’s presentation at the 2020 Catersource|TSE Conference.

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What to Look for in Hospitality POS Software for 2020

Focus POS

Considering an upgrade in 2020? 81% of consumers use a restaurant website to order food online, and 70% of website traffic will be off-premises by 2020, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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For Restaurant Owners, Cybersecurity is a People Problem 

Modern Restaurant Management

Equipment Law Operations cybersecurity breaches cybersecurity insuranceIf you’re like me, chances are you’ve probably ordered food online or through an app at least once in the last couple of weeks. Curbside pickup, takeout and delivery have become buzzwords in the past week.

Why Innovative Dining Experiences Are Driven by Facility Management Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

If equipment isn’t working properly, you run the risk of disappointed customers and a loss of sales. Having the right, functioning equipment is clearly vital to the in-person dining experience. Equipment Operations innovative dining fm technology facilties management

MRM People & Places: Azteca Foods Celebrates 50 Years and State Dish Showdown

Modern Restaurant Management

Azteca Foods commemorates its 50th anniversary throughout 2020, highlighting cherished moments of the past, revealing intimate glimpses of its social, community and economic impact, while providing a glimpse into its future, unveiling future plans for new products and initiatives.

POS Systems: The Backbone of Restaurant Tech

Modern Restaurant Management

Equipment future POS POS POS necessity POS systems of the futureThe modern restaurant point-of-sale (POS) system has grown beyond simply handling payments. Feature-rich mobile POS systems have evolved to processing orders, sending tickets to the kitchen, providing detailed reporting and offering thorough inventory and business management.

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MRM Franchise Feed: CPK in Canada and Real Famous BBQ

Modern Restaurant Management

The signing of the Canada franchise agreement kicks off CPK’s global growth efforts in 2020 and beyond, with additional plans to increase its presence in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe. ” Fazoli's Looks to 2020 Expansion.

The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

Trends that will shape the future of your food and hospitality projects for 2020. Menu shapers will become seriously experimental with the flexitarian crowd in 2020. Integration of these elements will shape the design briefs of 2020 and beyond.

How to Show the Sparkling Cleanliness of Your Business to Reassure Anxious Customers

Ken Burgin

Have a special bucket with equipment and gloves. This is just the star t… 2020 will be a difficult year, and your obvious commitment to hygiene can give you a strong marketing advantage.

Where to Stay, Dine & Be Seen During Super Bowl LIV Weekend in Miami


Event date: February 2, 2020 (All day). This is a fun, FREE event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 3PM-6PM. The winners will receive a daily $50 bar tab for the remainder of 2020.

Trending Ways to Boost Profit Margins on the Dessert Menu


If servers genuinely enjoy your food and drinks, they are equipped to know what to suggest, and in turn, patrons are more likely to take their suggestions. Boosting sales in your restaurant doesn’t have to be complicated.

NLRB Joint Employer Final Rule and America’s Classics

Modern Restaurant Management

The final rule will be effective April 27, 2020. In 2020, Condado will open seven new locations, including entering a new market in Dayton, Ohio and adding a second location in Detroit, Michigan. HungryPanda plans to launch in 18 cities in the US in 2020.

MRM Research Roundup: Coronavirus Stats and More

Modern Restaurant Management

data highlights: Usually, QSR brands see a dip in traffic from the last week of February to the first week of March, but three of the eight saw those fortunes turn in 2020. The first half of 2020 is forecast to total 10.23

Redefining ‘Dine and Dash’ and Review Hub

Modern Restaurant Management

We’re thrilled to continue to support this incredible team in 2020 and beyond.” We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020 and uncovering even more valuable ways to attract more customers to Denny's.”

Catering for Productivity: How to Make Your Kitchen Work Smarter

Modern Restaurant Management

If you don’t assess your equipment and plan your maintenance, an unseen minor fault could interrupt the whole service. To devise a value-added strategy for your equipment management in the kitchen, an asset management plan of action should be developed. Equipment Selection.

Ultimate Grubhub, Red Lobster Catering and Parts in Town

Modern Restaurant Management

It is currently being implemented in various enterprise brands across the US with several more rolling out in the second quarter of 2020. Winston Industries’ Board of Directors selected Shaun Tanner as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020.

Restaurants: The New Battlefield for Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

Equipment Operations customer experiece CleanlinessYou get home from a long day at work, don't feel like cooking and want to treat yourself to some great food. Until recently, you probably settled for mediocre pizza or Chinese.

Cybersecurity Advice for Restaurateurs

Modern Restaurant Management

Equipment Law Operations cybersecurity Cybersecurity and restaurantsHow to Ensure Your Restaurant Survives and Thrives in the Era of Widespread Cybercrime and Strict Data Security Regulations.

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How Delivery Services Are  Impacting Restaurant Supply Chains 

Modern Restaurant Management

Dark kitchens streamline the culinary process by creating more space for back-of-house equipment, eliminates distractions and creates a substantially higher food meal output, including 24-hour food preparation. Equipment Operations 3PL deliver and supply chain delivery ghost kitchens

Restaurant Design

The Restaurant Group

Blog Commercial Kitchen Design Foodservice Equipment Hospitality consultant Opening restaurant Restaurant Concept Restaurant Consultant Restaurant Consulting Restaurant Design Restaurant Trends

National Restaurant Show Canceled, Dog Haus Absolute, Pickup Pods and Melt It Forward

Modern Restaurant Management

The 2020 National Restaurant Association Show, which we had planned to hold in Chicago on May 16-19, has officially been canceled. Although these developments resulting from COVID19 require that the 2020 Show not go forward at this time, we are looking forward to partnering with you to make the 2021 Show the best ever." Brands estimates minimal impact to non-GAAP earnings per share before special items in 2020, with accretion beginning in 2021 and increasing thereafter.