September, 2022


Culinary Cues

Ironically, there is always room to be great and there is plenty of room to be mediocre. With more than one million restaurants in the US we can flip a coin and hope for the great, will likely step through the doors of good, and far too often settle into the mediocre.

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5 Signs You Might Have a Bar Inventory Problem

Krista Dinsmore

How are you managing your bar's inventory? No matter how in control you are of your bar's inventory, there's likely something you can do better


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20 Restaurant Skills You'll Quickly Learn on the Job (Updated)

7 Shifts

Working in a restaurant is something more than 11 million people in the United States do. It's one of the most hands-on jobs you can have - and equips employees with an abundance of restaurant skills as a result.

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Leverage Technology that Streamlines Your Back-Office Work

Modern Restaurant Management

You became a manager to build an effective team and connect with your guests. You envisioned leading your staff as they created amazing experiences for everyone that steps foot into your restaurant. But you didn't sign up for all the time-consuming back-office work.

The Ultimate Playbook for Automating Restaurant Operations

Restaurants are operating with 6.2 fewer back-of-house employees and 2.8 fewer front-of-house employees. Learn what thriving brands are doing to address labor shortages, streamline operations, and maximize efficiency, all while increasing their bottom line.

Biz Tip: Hiring, Fall 2022

Food Business

How to staff a restaurant when shorthanded? This episode identifies not only hiring, but the necessary positive culture you want to nurture, and the ways to pay staff. It's necessary to have different practices for managers than for team members.

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Retail Management 101: 20 Skills You Need To Have


Effective retail management requires a vast array of skills. In a broad sense, those skills boil down to managing your time, managing your staff, managing their training, and managing change. But those general categories do little to tell you how exactly to get those jobs done.

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Why should coffee competitors go on origin trips?

Perfect Daily Grind

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) are arguably the most prominent and prestigious competitions in the global coffee industry. WCC events give coffee professionals from around the world a chance to showcase their expert knowledge and skills to an international audience.

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Tips on Hiring and Retaining Young Employees

Goliath Consulting

Labor markets are still recovering from recent events. Businesses, such as restaurants, are struggling to retain their younger employees. Some are even struggling to get the younger generation, such as Gen-Z, to apply.

How User Friendly Is Your Online Menu?

Restaurant Engine

You want a user friendly online menu so anyone can use it. Have you ever placed an order yourself on your restaurant’s website? Have you ever heard complaints about your online menu ? Most importantly, we pose the question, “How user friendly is your online menu?”.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

What Does 86 Mean? Definition, History and More

7 Shifts

If you're standing in line waiting to order the special of the night, the seasonal Panzanella Salad, you don't want to hear “86 the special”. At some point when you were dining in a restaurant, you may have heard the BOH staff shout “86” and the name of a menu item to the waiters.

Who has the worst staff turnover? Restaurant Employee Turnover by City and State + Retention Playbook

7 Shifts

Turnover in restaurants is as high as ever. Labor shortages, health crises, and general economic trends have made it a struggle — and restaurants need help. But we're at an inflection point in the restaurant industry. It's not enough to just pay more than the restaurant next door.

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Culinary Cues

Separating the good from the great becomes more difficult when your competition is seeking to do the same. In a field where mediocrity reins strong it is quite easy to stand out as better – but is this where you want to be?

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Culinary Cues

The sun creeps over the horizon, morning fog begins to burn off and the late summer dew is visible on grass and trees. It’s too early for normal traffic on the roads and the sidewalks are clear of people aside from an occasional dedicated runner.

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Scheduling Headaches? AI Can Solve Them

Machine learning proves to be effective for predictive scheduling and empowers employees by giving them more control over their lives and schedules. Download this guide to find out more!

7shifts Employee Resources Hub

7 Shifts

Welcome to our Employee Resources Hub! Here you'll find links to our favorite blog and support articles, information about 7shifts Academy, our social media profiles, and more. These resources are designed to help you excel.

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How Restaurants Should Manage Aggregators in 2022

Syed Sair Ali

Read to see how restaurants can change their ways to manage their aggregators

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33 Unique & Fun Food Truck Ideas + Tips For Choosing The Perfect Concept

7 Shifts

The cost of rent is rising. It remains difficult to fully staff a restaurant ; making food trucks can be the most logical concept to open in the current economy.

Restaurant Franchise Opportunities Across the World?

Aaron Allen & Associates

Franchising has enabled restaurant chains to grow exponentially across the world. And there is still plenty of room to grow even more. In mature markets like the U.S., chains account for almost 60% of foodservice sales — for every dollar you consume in restaurants, 60 cents go to a franchised system.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

Biz Tip: Operations

Food Business

Maintaining equipment is like maintaining good staff. You can't avoid it, and you need to keep up with it! When you run a restaurant you are hopefully beyond the stage when you think you can do it all yourself.

Fall Food and Drink Pairings

Bottleneck Management

Fall Food and Drink Pairings .

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Everything You Need To Know About the Increasing Role of AI in Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

You are sitting in your favorite restaurant and have placed an order on a tablet at your table. After a few seconds of placing the order, a notification appears on your messaging app.

Hiring Quickly (But Safely) as Dining Demand Picks Up

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are filling up again, but hiring and retaining employees in the midst of a national workforce shake-up remains an uphill battle.

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Using AI to Test Innovative Restaurant Employee Communication and Scheduling Models

AI technology is helping restaurateurs rise to complex labor challenges and laws with machine learning solutions that improve working conditions for staff, leading to happier employees who stay onboard and bring their best to work.

5 Ways Technology Helps To Structurally Reduce Operational Costs in Restaurants 


Margins in the restaurant sector are wafer-thin. That is no news, but a problem that has existed for years. What ís new, however, is that affordable new technologies are increasingly tipping the scales towards greater profitability.

Beyond Restaurant POS Reports: Why Your F&B Operation Needs Insights-Rich Analytics to Grow


Restaurant reporting has become a vital tool in an industry that has — for far too long — relied on gut feeling to make business decisions. Today, restaurant operators and F&B managers like you have access to many reports, primarily thanks to advanced POS systems.

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Time to Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day

Thrive POS

Time to Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day. weird pizzas Pizza

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How much of the final price of a cup of coffee do farmers receive?

Perfect Daily Grind

Over the past year or so, coffee prices have been steadily increasing. The first sign that prices would increase was a sudden frost which hit some of Brazil’s major coffee-producing regions in late July 2021. Since then, prices have consistently remained above the US $2 mark.

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

Food Safety and Transparency Are the Lifeblood for Operators

Modern Restaurant Management

Few scenarios strike more fear into a restauranteur’s heart than the prospect of serving food to patrons that makes them sick.

The Plant-Based Alternatives Market: A Guide for Restaurant Chains and Investors?

Aaron Allen & Associates

Plant-based foods and alternative proteins have seen incredible growth over the last few years. In the U.S., the plant-based food market has been growing at a 16% CAGR (2018–2021) — more than twice the growth of foodservice (6% CAGR) and more than four times the growth of coffee (3% CAGR).

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Restaurants Going Digital Require Technology That Always Works

Modern Restaurant Management

What’s new on the menu for today’s innovative restaurants? Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Thanks to the labor shortage and increased profit pressure, savvy restaurants are going digital to provide the best customer experience and to keep up with the hefty competition.

Tips for Handling Aggressive Restaurant Customers

Modern Restaurant Management

No matter how excellent your customer service is, you will always encounter the occasional aggressive customer. You cannot avoid them; sooner or later, you will encounter them. If you've worked in the hospitality industry, you've already had to deal with an aggressive customer or two.

Take Control of Profit Margins with AI-Powered Forecasting

Leaders in the restaurant industry are using cutting-edge AI and machine learning to reduce uncertainty, plan ahead with staff and resources, and increase their bottom line. Grab this white paper to learn how to take advantage of this emerging trend.

What Can Payroll and HR Compliance Do for Your Business?

Hot Schedules

In This Post. What significant, new compliance laws have federal/state governments passed, and what’s on the horizon? - How regulations impact operations for hospitality and service businesses and what are the dangers of noncompliance? - How does Fourth ensure operators maintain HR compliance?

7 Restaurant Inventory Tips to Boost Your Profitability

Sculpture Hospitality

As an owner or manager in the hospitality industry, you know that restaurants have narrow profit margins. This means it’s especially important for restaurants to find ways to cut costs to increase profitability. Restaurant Inventory

Taking on Goliath: How Video Marketing Is Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Find out how video content can turn customers into brand ambassadors by enabling them to share their experiences with prospective customers. For too long, independent restaurants have struggled to compete with major chains because of their limited time and money.

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How can coffee shops hire & retain long-term staff?

Perfect Daily Grind

For many baristas and coffee shop staff, passion and interest are two of the biggest motivators to work in specialty coffee. However, just like many other hospitality sectors, the specialty coffee industry experiences high staff turnover rates.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.