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Such is the case in 2021. So here is the good news: there will be ample opportunities in 2021 and beyond for chefs, cooks, managers, and service staff who recognize the immediacy of the challenge and the new skill set that will be required of successful players and leaders in the field.

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The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

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Let’s start with what we are fairly comfortable saying: whatever “normal” is will likely not make an appearance until the end of 2021 – so…let’s begin our speculation with January of 2022 to be safe.

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An exercise that I have found to be really helpful is to occasionally state/re-state what you believe in as a chef.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

In addition to bringing customers to your restaurant, your 2021 marketing should focus on bringing your restaurant to them. Even if you’ve never maintained a Facebook or Instagram account before, start in 2021 to keep customers updated on new policies, hours, or closures.

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Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. And three, above all, we see the need for digital marketing automation continuing and growing into 2021 and beyond. My outlook for 2021 is good.

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Summer 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

With the pandemic and climate change being hot topics in recent months, Summer 2021 will have guests wanting to see more healthy and sustainable items on their menu. According to Yelp’s 2021 Trend Forecast Report , the rate of review mentions of hard seltzer was up 189%.

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2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant industry has a loaded plate as 2021 picks up steam – especially from an insurance and financial protection point of view. “On the other hand, fast food, or any delivery food, is going to still have a banner year in 2021.” The U.S.

How Restaurants Can Remain Competitive in 2021

7 Shifts

We’re not talking about just surviving the pandemic—but thriving through 2021 and beyond, and setting new standards. 2020 was a year that the restaurant industry won’t soon forget. From a projected record growth at the top of the year to a decline of nearly $240 billion in sales and 2.5

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. In 2021, the digitization of the restaurant industry will increase exponentially. Our outlook for 2021 is optimistic.

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March/April 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

California Passes COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave : On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95 providing a new form of COVID-19 related paid sick leave for many California workers. The law will remain in effect through September 30, 2021. Pooja S.

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Insight Into the Post-Pandemic Restaurant

This pandemic has brought permanent changes to the market and consumer behavior. But like all things, the crisis will pass, and people will start to explore how to resume normal activities. It’s crucial to ensure that your restaurant is ready to adjust and kick-start once the pandemic has passed. Here’s how to adjust your business model in order to get your restaurant back on track.

Be Nimble, Be Quick: What Consumers Want in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

And, based on our recent survey of 830 US consumers, it’s likely a good mantra for 2021. A snapshot of the most recent survey results follows, with insights to guide 2021 planning. Marketing Operations 2021 guest expectations customer desires Revenue Management Systems

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

million diners seated via Yelp* in May 2021 – the highest ever, surpassing pre-pandemic highs. In fact, the number of diners seated via Yelp was up 48 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019. They saw a similar increase in diners seated in April 2021.

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5 tactics for restaurant success in 2021


In this blog, we’ve compiled tactics for restaurant success that will help you start 2021 on the right foot. If you shifted your restaurant operations in 2020 in favor of both takeout and delivery, you’ll want to keep delivery as one of your restaurant success tactics in 2021.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

percent) over the year to March 2021. Punchh announced the results of the Cinco de Mayo campaigns it powered for its restaurant brands on May 5, 2021. percent over the next ten years (2021 to 2031).

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PPP Loans 2021: A Guide for Restaurants

7 Shifts

President Biden recently prolonged the PPP loan deadline to May 31, 2021 , giving small businesses a few additional weeks to submit their applications. Below, we'll explain everything your restaurant needs to know about PPP loans in 2021: Table of Contents. PPP Loans in 2021.

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Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

As the COVID-19 restrictions ease restaurants need strategies to adapt to crises in order to remain in business and protect profitability. The 2 ways of ensuring survival are protecting revenue and reducing costs. And the right technology can help. Read on to find out how.

Three Critical Restaurant Advertising Strategies for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

2020 was difficult for everyone, and the restaurant industry wasn’t spared. With millions out of work and nearly 100,000 restaurants closing, the industry took a hard hit.

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Beverage Trends of 2021: Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Goliath Consulting

Now that 2021 is finally here, it’s out with the old and in with the new. Alcohol-free cocktails are nothing new, but what will be different in 2021 is how they’ll be prepared. The post Beverage Trends of 2021: Non-Alcoholic Drinks appeared first on Goliath Consulting Group.

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Restaurants in Renaissance: A Guide to Recovery in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry experienced massive growth in the five years prior to the pandemic, leading to a “talent crisis”—too many restaurants looking to hire from a limited pool of talent.

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F&B Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant and food and beverage industry experts for their insights on what trends will be on the radar for restaurant owner and operators in 2021. is a preview of the trends and practices that will shape the hospitality industry in 2021.

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Point of Sale Solution for Your Restaurant

Consumer preferences have shifted from what is trendiest to what is safest. They are looking for ordering and fulfillment options on a greater scale than ever before. The solution? A comprehensive restaurant point of sale (POS) system that helps owners gain actionable insight, master efficient operations, and become more competitive.

How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The success of these programs can be seen in the Delivering on Restaurant Rewards brief published by PYMNTS and Paytronix back in January 2021 (1). Here are what industry experts have to say about customer loyalty programs and how it can drive your restaurant’s marketing plan in 2021.

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Celebrating Pride Month 2021 at Your Restaurant No COVID Limits


Last year all events were held online but 2021 will have some cornerstone outdoor in-person events too. The post Celebrating Pride Month 2021 at Your Restaurant No COVID Limits appeared first on Cheetah. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

The experts at 7shifts’ released a data-backed study titled “How Restaurants are Evolving Labor with Third-Party Delivery in 2021." To get a sense of how sit-down restaurants are faring to start 2021, foot traffic analytics firm

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Top Marketing and Public Relations Trends for the Restaurant Industry in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

As businesses begin to plan their strategy for 2021, they’ll need to leverage as many marketing and PR trends that they can to better raise paid and organic brand awareness. In 2021, stop trying to figure out how to attract readers and viewers to your content.

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The 5 Secrets To Thriving in a Post-Pandemic World

Speaker: Kevin Tam, Sculpture Hospitality Consultant

This webinar is about creating the mindset necessary to navigate a post-pandemic world. The last year and a half of the pandemic has wounded all of us, mentally, emotionally and financially, especially being in one of the hardest hit industries. To thrive, we have to learn how to accept it, face it, deal with it and strategize around it.

Five Ways for Restaurants to Make Valentine’s Day Special in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

According to SlickText’s “2021 Share the Love Survey,” 34 percent of respondents said their biggest Valentine’s Day spend will be at restaurants and 46 percent are prioritizing spending money at local businesses.

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February 2021. Uncategorized 2021 a country divided Poem for today reflections on 2021 what happened to usHow did it happen that we drifted apart. In so many cases no room for a start. We live in a world closed off to so much. Where neighbors and friends are kept out of touch.

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Tech Initiatives that Will Help Restaurant Industry Grow in 2021

The Restaurant Group

will use food apps by the end of 2021. Let’s look at the essential tech advancements that can reshape the restaurant sector for good in 2021: Delivery Apps for Online Ordering. According to Forbes, more than 40% of restaurants struggled to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Best Ways to Set Up a Successful Food Truck Delivery Service in 2021


Which brings us to the question: Is starting a food truck in 2021 still a good idea? Food trucks in 2021 can be a lifeline for existing restaurants hit by Covid-19 or a low-cost alternative for first-time food entrepreneurs looking to start a new business. Reading Time: 5 minutes.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

9 Best Guest In-Room Tablets for Hotels (2021)


SuitePads in-room tablet is a winner of the 2021 Hotel Tech Report’s Hotel Tech Awards, and allows hotel guests to access their directory, control their television, and order room service all from a centralized interface.

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How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The success of these programs can be seen in the Delivering on Restaurant Rewards brief published by PYMNTS and Paytronix back in January 2021 (1). Here are what industry experts have to say about customer loyalty programs and how it can drive your restaurant’s marketing plan in 2021.

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Restaurant Design Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Design Operations EMPAD EMPAD Architecture & Design Chef Chris Ponte Chris Culbertson Sean Barber 2021 Restaurant design trendsRestaurant design, kitchens, and the dining customer experience has been changing over the past few years and with the COVID pandemic, it may be changing again.

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2021 Plant-Based Trends


On this episode of The Barron Report , host Paul Barron gives a deep dive into where the market is moving in terms of the top plant-based trends of 2021. While 2020 data is largely skewed, 2019 and 2021 give important insights into the rise of plant-based foods.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

CGA’s consumer research has signs that sizeable numbers will be looking to the On Premise to mark events like these in 2021. In the 2021 report, FranConnected analyzed over 165K FBC interactions between Jan.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-March 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Cardlytics ’ new “State of Spend” report, which shows the dramatic change in consumer spend and purchasing trends during the COVID-19 pandemic (between February 2019 and February 2021). Sales velocity is now -11 percent vs February 20, 2021.

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Top Takeout Trends 2021


Top Takeout Trends 2021" on Spreaker. Listen to "55. This episode of the Takeout, Delivery, and Catering offers a mixed lineup featuring some of the notable clips of and trade secrets discussed in the podcast series.

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Chef Chat© – Nicholas Calias, CEC, WCEC, CCA


Chef Chat March 2021 boston chefChef Nick Calias has his own restaurant and also serves as Culinary Director for new of Boston's largest venue managers.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.