How to Prepare Your Café For The Festive Season

Perfect Daily Grind

By making the most of the increased foot traffic and sales you’ll experience, you could start your 2020 off on a better financial footing, while enhancing your customers’ holidays at the same time. You may also like Managing Staff Shortages During Seasonal Peak Periods.

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.

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How to Create a Successful Visual Brand for Your Restaurant in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

But, if you have a playful style that could be embodied by a mascot character, consider developing a fun mascot figurehead to speak directly to your customers from your social media posts, signage, menu, website, and maybe even merchandise. Your Menu.

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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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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. They touched on topics such as delivery, ghost (dark) kitchens, automation, plant-based menu items, food waste, sustainability, staffing and retention and more. Even cost of sales may go down as the ghost kitchen typically has a smaller, more manageable menu. Plant-based Menu Items.

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12 Menu Items & Ingredients You May Be Mispronouncing

KaTom

How to Pronounce These 12 Menu Items. Whether you’re traveling abroad or enjoying the United States’ melting pot food culture, you’re bound to happen across menu items you can’t even recognize, much less pronounce. How To culinary lingo menu pronunciation

Mama Lion – A Continuing Evolution

iSanté

" Mama Lion's strategy is to remain relevant to a menu that excites guests. Being curated by a renowned chef is valuable, but more importantly, it is the creativity that Chef Zarate brings to the menu. The creation of a destination. Emiliano De Laurentiis.

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

iSanté

Event date: February 2, 2020 (All day). Conceptualized by chef/owner Brian Nasajon and bar manager/owner Ben Potts, the restaurant is a 120-seat eatery with a playful, globally-inspired menu and vibrant after-hours bar where innovative food and drinks go hand in hand.

Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List

Goliath Consulting

Veggies are being incorporated into the menu in creative ways (think jackfruit pulled “pork”, veggie rice and pasta), vegan entrees and sandwiches will keep rolling and “gut-friendly” fermented foods such as kimchi and kombucha are making its way into more restaurant menus 3. Photogenic foods have done well and we expect it will continue to do so in 2020 – all thanks to Instagram 6. Also, look for unique and non-traditional flavors in 2020. Now on with 2020.

Good Food Guide Awards 2020 #poweredbykounta

Kounta

Australia’s restaurant elite have been crowned at the Good Food Guide 2020 Awards in Brisbane. The menu and wine list, like Fleet, is concise. The ever-changing menu is made up of a series of smaller dishes, each with a focus on a few primary ingredients.

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5 Expert Tips to Make Your Bakery Stand Out

Cheetah

Most bakeries have a variety of sweets, artisan breads, cakes and other guilty pleasures on their menu. Both the season and customers’ preferences shift quickly and you need to know how to adapt to them.

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MRM Franchise Feed: CPK in Canada and Real Famous BBQ

Modern Restaurant Management

We think CPK’s creative California vibe and innovative menu will resonate with Albertans and offer something completely new in the market.” Bojangles’ named Chef Marshall Scarborough as the chain’s new vice president of menu and culinary innovation.

MRM People & Places: Maki Madness and Pancakes for Life

Modern Restaurant Management

The James Beard Foundation and VISIT PHILADELPHIA ® announced that together, the organizations will reveal the 2020 James Beard Awards nominees at a live press conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 25 in partnership with Constellation Culinary Group.

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7 Ways to Keep Liquor Costs Low at Your Bar

Lavu

If your bar menu is influenced by the annual seasons and fresh ingredients though, then it’s advisable to update the pars quarterly or monthly. . Wine stock: To move your excess wine stock quickly, upsell with a food and wine pairing menu.

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Deconstructing Russia’s Coffee Market

Perfect Daily Grind

These coffee shops serve the usual espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos, and as the weather doesn’t fluctuate drastically throughout the year, coffee drinking isn’t seasonal. Then Read Speakers & Schedule Announced For Producer & Roaster Forum 2020.

Great Service in an Era of Labour Costs and Technology

Future Food

Cutting back on the menu – e.g. poached eggs only, no fried items. has largely disappeared, the upsell possibilities from the digital menu has more than compensated for its loss. Best wishes of the season and may 2020 bring be a great year for us all - The Team at Future Food.

Cultivate Relations between Chef and FOH Staff

Lavu

One season, it can be a constant frantic pace that’s punctuated with lulls of quiet, and in slow times, it’s the opposite. . Menu Education. When changes are made to a menu or new specials added, your chef must call a staff meeting to review what’s new.

Forecasting for Restaurants: Implications for Inventory and Labor

Restaurant365

Forecasting for restaurants is estimating key metrics like future sales, customer traffic, or menu item ordering mix based on historical sales data, economic trends, or market analysis. Looking at Past Years and Seasonal Trends.

MRM People & Places: Game On at Walk-On’s and Gingerbread Houses for Humanity

Modern Restaurant Management

” Throughout 2020, the culinary team at Walk-On’s will feature select burgers from the menu as the “Game On Burger.” ” The menu features hibachi, hibachi fried rice, stir-fry yakisoba noodles, ramen, sides and desserts.

MRM Franchise Feed: Currying Up Favor and Committed Taco

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2020 alone, Curry Up Now anticipates opening 12 locations across the country. Taco Bell's 2020 Commitments. We're excited to shake things up and make 2020 even more about what matters most: our purpose." But menu innovation doesn’t stop there.

MRM Franchise Feed: Sandwiches Up North and Taco John’s Gets Aggressive

Modern Restaurant Management

Frances Allen has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of Checkers & Rally’s Board of Directors, effective February 17, 2020. In early 2020, the brand added three restaurant veterans to its Board of Directors.

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Are You a Favorite or a Frequent?

Modern Restaurant Management

As we settle into the winter lull, casual and quick dining establishments need to think carefully about their strategy for 2020 and beyond. Casual dining establishments must choose an identity to keep traffic flowing.

Q&A: Learning Leaders Discuss the ROI of Talent Development

Hot Schedules

Panera has seasonal menus, so five times a year significant menu changes are coming out. Megan: Six months ago we had 60 percent training compliance on our spring menu. Blog. Q&A: Learning Leaders on the ROI of Talent Development.

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Should Restaurants be Doing Email Drip Campaigns?

Lavu

Update the welcome email whenever there are important changes, like if you have a new seasonal menu or a big event coming up. . You can load in these emails contact information, or links to your menu and online reservations pages. .

A Yum! Habit, Chasing DoorDash and BellaBot

Modern Restaurant Management

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2020 and remains subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. The Local Foods menu focuses on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

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Burrito Bonito serves up Mexican cuisine in Old City, Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Their menu offers burritos, tacos, and salads, as well as sides and drinks. . They also offer various salsas and taco sauces, including a pineapple salsa and a seasonally changing salsa. .

Learn How to Make Accurate Restaurant Sales Forecasts

Lavu

You can determine how much sales you make during peak hours and the menu items that sell the most. . Sales forecasts help you to identify periods of high profitability and low seasons. How Do you Make Accurate Restaurant Sales Forecasts?

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. The evolution, financial viability & marketability of plant based menu options. Menu shapers will become seriously experimental with the flexitarian crowd in 2020.

Learn How to Calculate Restaurant EBITDA

Lavu

Some of the ways you might find effective include: Upselling: Train your staff to upsell your menu items. You can adjust the shifts based on factors like time of day, holidays, and seasons. Menu Engineering: The way you design your menu has a direct impact on your restaurant’s profit.

Burger King cuts Impossible Whopper price as sales slow

50 Mistakes

The sandwich was recently added to the chain’s two-for-$6 discount menu on a temporary basis. Impossible-related promotions have included free delivery , free samples for delayed airport passengers and, beginning last week, the item’s entry on the discount menu.

How to Calculate Plate Cost

Xtra Chef

Knowing what a dish costs helps you make decisions in key areas, such as menu pricing as well as COGS and budget targets. And, you not only need to do this for every item on your menu but also your prep recipes. It assists in engineering your menu for profits.

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Burrito Bonito serves up Mexican cuisine in Old City, Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Their menu offers burritos, tacos, and salads, as well as sides and drinks. . They also offer various salsas and taco sauces, including a pineapple salsa and a seasonally changing salsa. . Aside from their main menu, Burrito Bonito offers sides, drinks (including horchata), and a fried cheesecake dessert. . Burrito Bonito, a new restaurant from the owners of JJ Bootleggers, recently opened up shop in Old City.

MRM Plant-Based: Cauliflower Tortillas, Teese and Pork from Plants

Modern Restaurant Management

Available through March 8, On The Border guests can try the all-new Beyond Meat Taco – featuring 100% plant-based ground Beyond Beef seasoned exactly like On The Border’s seasoned ground beef, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce and house-made pico de gallo.

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How to Create Buzz for Your Restaurant in 5 Easy and Affordable Ways

Next Restaurants

The menu matters, technology is a game-changer, and diners want you to know they are loyal customers, but first, they must find you. Create A Stunning Menu. Your menu is a marketing device that speaks loudly to your customers. Your menu tells your story.

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15 Restaurant Promotion Ideas to Attract More Customers 

Restaurant Clicks

Menu Item Promotions. A bar or brewery offering craft beers could even offer a special after a customer tries each beer on the menu (hopefully not in one sitting). . Menu Item Promotions . One way to promote menu items is to offer exciting, rotating menu items.

How to Calculate Food Cost in a Restaurant

360Training

There are two main ways to calculate it: using a recipe or menu item or calculating your food cost percentage. . You take a look at your recipe and calculate the cost of each item – this will give you the cost of your menu. Raise Your Menu Prices .

Measuring KPIs for Food Safety Success in Holiday Menu Items, Off-Premise Catering, LTOs, and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

The holiday season offers opportunities for catering orders, off-site catering, in-store limited-time offers of holiday favorites, and all of the increased revenue that comes with them. Is it due for a refresh in 2020?

An Evening In Franciacorta

iSanté

The area also benefits from its close proximity to Lake Iseo, which helps to moderate temperatures and plays an important role in both summer and winter seasons. So, if you can find one of these gems in a wine shop or on a wine menu, go for it! Penny Weiss.

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5 Mother Sauces from French Cuisine

KaTom

Hollandaise sauce gained popularity by being a key ingredient in Eggs Benedict, which you’ve probably seen on your favorite restaurant’s brunch menu. The mixture is then whisked at low temperatures, and can be seasoned with salt and pepper. What are the 5 Mother Sauces?

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An Evening In Franciacorta

The Wine Knitter

The area also benefits from its close proximity to Lake Iseo, which helps to moderate temperatures and plays an important role in both summer and winter seasons. So, if you can find one of these gems in a wine shop or on a wine menu, go for it!

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31 Restaurant Industry Statistics (That every Restaurant owner should know)

Bingage

Now you need to be prepared for 2020, here we compiled a list of 31 restaurant statistics from reports, studies, and articles across the internet that cover the crucial state of the industry. Restaurant Technology Statistics helpful for 2020. 24% do it seasonally. ( Source ) 3.

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

7 Shifts

Engineer Your Menu for Profits Menu engineering refers to the actions you take to create a more profitable menu. For example, you can strategically place your stars in certain areas of your menu to encourage customers to buy more of them.

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Time Out Market Chicago Announces Nov. 21 Opening Date And Reveals Final Additions to its Stellar Culinary Lineup, an Exciting Beverage Program and Cultural Activations

iSanté

Since opening in 2015 in Ravenswood, Band of Bohemia has been praised for Carroll’s ability to craft beers that pair seamlessly with an ever-changing, seasonal menu curated by Chef Soo Ahn, alongside Sindelar’s extensive wine knowledge and superior service standards.