Culinary Cues

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)

Culinary Cues

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. Of, course the food must be tasty and appealing at some level and above all else – consistent.

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Let them know about sales, food cost, labor cost, changes in vendor prices, increases in utilities, mortgage or lease arrangements, and how profitable or unprofitable the restaurant is.

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Self-Ordering Kiosks: One Solution to the Current Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

The food and beverage industry is on a hiring frenzy. The April 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover summary issued by The Department of Labor showed that restaurants added almost 350,000 new job openings since March, bringing the sector’s total number of job openings as of April to 1.34

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.

What's the future for delivery and online ordering in 2021?


Many quick-serve and fast-food restaurants thrived using delivery and drive-thru channels. Technologies like digital menus, QR codes , contactless ordering, and payment at the table suddenly became the norm. What’s in store for 2021? Changing delivery order preferences.

DoorDash Ordering Trends: Diners Are Picking Local

Modern Restaurant Management

Diners are increasingly turning online to get their favorite dishes with same-store pickup orders in the U.S. on DoorDash (2021 vs. 2020). Consumers are adventurous when ordering for delivery or takeout.

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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Successful Restaurants Leverage Their Digital Ordering Channels

Modern Restaurant Management

The impact of the global pandemic has fast-tracked the restaurant industry's need for digital ordering, particularly for off-premises dining options. Research company eMarketer forecasts that by the end of 2021, there will be 44.1 million users of food delivery apps in the U.S.,

6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? In addition to bringing customers to your restaurant, your 2021 marketing should focus on bringing your restaurant to them. Pull up an online order form.

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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.

Self Ordering: The Future Of The Restaurant Industry

The Restaurant Times

Since the last few years, online ordering has evolved on so many levels. With technology getting more advanced each passing second and customers becoming increasingly tech-savvy, online ordering has become more prevalent around the world.

2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook: Updated

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant sales experienced a “healthy” increase in total sales in July, 2021, according to billion in June, 2021, the organization estimated. With so many Americans still unvaccinated (as of mid-July 2021, the U.S.

July/August 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. and Rosa DeLauro introduced the Food Labeling Modernization Act in both houses of Congress.

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Digitally Transforming the Restaurant Industry with No-Contact, Self-Ordering and Payment Technologies

Modern Restaurant Management

Just a few short years ago, customers paid for their meals in cash or credit cards, orders were totaled on analog cash registers, and customers called restaurants to place orders over the landline phone. The New Norm: Text to Order.

Why An Online Ordering System Is The Key To Increasing Restaurant Sales

The Restaurant Times

From placing orders by phone to directly ordering via apps, ordering from restaurants has undergone a revolutionary shift, especially post COVID-19. In the pre-COVID times, online ordering was used to compliment the dine-in services of restaurants.

How To Get Your In-House Online Restaurant Ordering System Up And Running

The Restaurant Times

Restaurants are now adjusting to the new normal and online ordering is paving the path to success for many restaurants. Dine-in income has dropped by over half and as a result, numerous eateries have closed or are considering transitioning to online ordering.

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. New York, NY) has been lauded for some of the best street food in New York.

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Long Live Digital Dining: How Consumers’ Appetite for Mobile Apps and Online Ordering Will Continue

Modern Restaurant Management

Mobile orders were expected to drive $38 billion in restaurant revenue in 2020. Although mobile ordering isn’t the new kid on the block, it has certainly become the most popular because it’s one of the safest – and easiest – ways to order and pay for food.

Contactless Ordering Isn’t Going Anywhere — Here’s How to Make the Most of It

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has created unprecedented demand for online ordering platforms. As a result, restaurants that have historically relied on in-person dining have either scrambled to create their own food ordering apps or have leaned on third-party services to do it for them.

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. Ordering online, paying with mobile phones, scanning QR codes for a menu, and a ton of takeout, are just a part of dining out now.

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May/June 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. The act replaces previous regulations on the cottage food industry. Pooja S.

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Should You Rely On Food Aggregators Or Build Your Own Restaurant Online Ordering App

The Restaurant Times

Online food ordering has been booming for the past two years on the back of changing customer preferences. According to Statista , the revenue from online food ordering channels is expected to grow at a robust CAGR of 10.39% between 2021 and 2025.

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. Chris Adams, VP of Strategy, Oracle Food & Beverage. Those that are continuing to prosper had their technological house in order prior to the pandemic.

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5 big food trends coming your way in 2021


Just as everyone was making their predictions for last year’s food and restaurant trends, a certain pandemic appeared and shook things up. As people around the world stayed home more often and ordered more delivery and takeout than ever before, new trends emerged. 2 Plant-based food.

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


In 2019, we published The Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Food Truck Business , where we covered the basics of buying a food truck, choosing the right location, working with suppliers, and more. Which brings us to the question: Is starting a food truck in 2021 still a good idea?

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How Order Ahead Restaurants Can Stave Off a Lackluster Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of traditional restaurants to transform themselves into order ahead restaurants; pre-pandemic, only 15 percent of restaurants offered curbside pickup; today, that’s up to 70 percent. Automating Order Ahead Logistics.

Setting Up A Sustainable Food Truck In 2021

The Restaurant Times

When it comes to food trucks, a lack of sustainability can give rise to multiple problems. For a mobile business like food trucks catering to multiple locations, it is relatively harder to keep everything clean and be eco-friendly. 7 Ways To Set Up A Sustainable Food Truck.

The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021

Goliath Consulting

Through stay-at-home orders and extended shutdowns, restauranteurs had to be nimble and creative, relentlessly searching for new business avenues and strategies to keep their businesses afloat. Now that 2021 is only weeks away, we are making predictions on what the new year will bring.

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5 Reasons NOT to Order Restaurant Supplies from Cheetah


COVID-19, supply chain issues and rising food prices have placed the future of major broadliners at risk. Heck, it might even feel good to know you’re a small cog in the food supply machine. To order supplies from Cheetah, you don’t need to get through a long phone call.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-July 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Total restaurant visits were down -6 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019 but were up +23 percent from a year ago, recovering from a -23 percent decline in May 2020. Visits at the dinner daypart were down -5 percent in May 2021 from a year ago and -12 percent from two years ago.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

consumers to better understand their feelings about planning events in 2021. 2021 will bring a restaurant renaissance unlike any we’ve seen before, with more consumers dining out and planning events than in years past. Spring 2021 Key Findings.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-August 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Consumer spending at restaurants was up +32 percent in the April-May-June 2021 quarter compared to the same quarter last year, and for a pre-pandemic view, flat compared to the same quarter in 2019. As of June 2021, food service and drinking places employed 11.3

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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. Invest in the right online ordering platform. Online ordering became a vital lifeline for restaurants at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meet ChowNow’s New Order Better Network


Online ordering is essential to running a restaurant, but how and where your restaurant gets online makes a big difference. Catching customers’ attention on the websites they browse most frequently can have a significant impact on order volume. What is the Order Better Network?

What to Order on Wawa’s Secret Menu

Restaurant Clicks

Learning these creative ordering tricks will result in some of the best secret menu items available to customers. To order a rainbow bagel at Wawa, order your bagel from the touchscreen kiosks. The post What to Order on Wawa’s Secret Menu appeared first on Restaurant Clicks.

14 Labor Day Restaurant Specials for 2021

Touch Bistro

People are getting together with family and friends and want to enjoy the last hurrah of summer with great food (and great offers). It involves testing new recipes, training staff on the recipes, ordering inventory and equipment, and printing new menus.

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Restaurant Design Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

In addition, the open and visible cook line kitchens are a new age design so that the patrons can see the preparation of food and the cooking process. Patrons have always cared about the caliber of the food, but now it is as much about the dining experience as it is about the fare.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-September 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Uncovering consumer confidence and preferences in an ever-shifting market as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Restaurants Canada is shining a light on what restaurateurs and chefs can expect with the release of the 2021 Discerning Diner Report. ” Food Retailing Report.

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The 51 Best Restaurant Websites of 2021: Examples & Design Inspiration

Touch Bistro

This is crucial because 77% of diners report visiting a restaurant’s website before they dine in or order takeout or delivery from an establishment. The brand also uses standout CTA buttons to make it easy for customers to immediately order online or make a reservation.