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Gen Z Dining Trends Restaurant Operators Must Know About

Modern Restaurant Management

“While Gen Z doesn’t have a ton of disposable income, this generation is more likely to spend the extra money they do have on experiences, like visiting restaurants, than other generations.” Those words from Katherine Pendrill, Senior Manager, Content Marketing at TouchBistro, should be quite telling for restaurant operators as they point out the opportunity that exists to reach a valuable audience.

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SpotOn Restaurant Operator Survey Highlights the Connection Between Technology and Profitability

SpotOn

Operators plan to increase direct online ordering capabilities in 2024 to take control of takeout profits Tech plays a vital role in increasing earning potential for staff, promoting retention Kiosks provide faster service, resulting in more transactions and higher check averages SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Monday, June 17, 2024 — Today, SpotOn , the top-rated software and payments partner for restaurants and small businesses, revealed the details of its Restaurant Operator Intelligence Report

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The Fish Hot Dog Is a Great Catch

EATER

Photo illustration by Lille Allen Seafood hot dogs have failed to hook diners in the United States. Could that change? A few years ago, on a summer night in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I had a hot dog that surprised me so much I’m thinking about it now. At first, the “ Sea Dog ” from the wine bar Dear Annie made me skeptical. It was plump, yes, but pallid, almost vampiric against its grilled bun.

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Former Inspire Brands exec Stephanie Sentell named COO of Shake Shack

Restaurant Business

The former SVP of operations for the Dunkin' and Arby's parent will oversee Shake Shack's company-operated U.S. restaurants.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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Tired of Weepy, Wilty Slaws? Go Green.

EATER

Photo illustration by Lille Allen; see below for full credits. Make this summer your green papaya summer Few experiences compare to the salvation offered by cooler-crisp slaws in the thick of summer’s sweltering heat. Something about the chill of cold vegetables sliced, shaved, or chopped into a satiating mix is powerful enough to arrest all my other senses for a moment of peace.

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In a tough year for casual dining, Asian concepts were clear winners

Restaurant Business

Sushi and Korean barbecue were on fire in 2023. Full-service pizza, meanwhile, came up cold.

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Blaze Pizza fans the flames of fast-casual pizza with brand overhaul

Restaurant Business

As the fast-casual pizza niche tries to find its post-pandemic path, Blaze Pizza hopes to regain leadership with a new menu and mission.

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Introducing the Finalists for Best New Bartenders 2024

EATER

Punch's Best New Bartenders of 2024 will be announced in August. Here are the finalists, a group driving cocktail culture forward.

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Saga Hospitality Group's James Kent dies unexpectedly at age 45

Restaurant Business

Officials say the cause of death was a heart attack. The executive chef of New York concepts Crown Shy, Saga and Overstory had a number of projects in the works and seemed at the top of his game.

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Hot Dog Summer Is Here

EATER

How to throw the ultimate backyard cookout celebrating the humble but mighty hot dog Sun’s out, buns out! For the second course of Eater’s 2024 dinner party series, we’re turning the menu over to hot dogs, the eternal crown jewel of the backyard barbecue. Between the sizzle of sausages over flames, the uniform grill marks, and the squiggles of yellow mustard and electric green relish, no food feels more like summer than the humble but mighty frank.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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More small restaurant chains file for bankruptcy

Restaurant Business

Melt Bar & Grilled, an Ohio chain that was featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, joins the Chicago concept Kuma’s Corner and other small chains running into post-pandemic financial problems.

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McDonald’s Will Stop Testing AI to Take Drive-Thru Orders, for Now

EATER

Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images [link]

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Reassessing McDonald's tech deals from 2019

Restaurant Business

The Bottom Line: The fast-food giant’s decision to end its drive-thru AI test with IBM is the latest pullback away from a pair of technology acquisitions it made five years ago.

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What to Do With Leftover Hot Dogs and Buns

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Turn your backyard barbecue leftovers into entirely new meals of fried rice, French toast, and more It is the curse of the backyard barbecue: the ratio of hot dogs to buns is always off. By the end of the evening, you’re either left with a plastic package of sweaty dogs or a dozen buns with no dogs in sight. There is no in between.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.

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Beef is still what's for dinner

Restaurant Business

Nancy Kruse: RB's menu trends columnist writes about the continued popularity of beef, and how restaurant brands have been expanding and upgrading their beef offerings.

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Make This Spicy Papaya Salad the Star of Your Next Cookout

EATER

Dina Ávila This recipe from the Portland restaurant Eem strikes a balance of spicy, salty, sour, and sweet This is an excerpt from Eater’s debut cookbook that brings some side dish inspiration: potato salad and slaw are givens at summer parties, but for an inspired twist, consider adding a papaya salad to the menu. This version comes from Eem in Portland.

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The Highest density of Michelin-starred restaurants in the U.S. is in Washington, D.C.

The Salt

NPR's Michel Martin talks to Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema about Washington, D.C., being a world-class city for foodies.

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2019 CV Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Paso Robles

Planet Grape

The post 2019 CV Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Paso Robles appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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Join Full Course Navigator: Your Path to Professional Growth in Restaurant Leadership

Full Course Foundation is dedicated to nurturing excellence in restaurant leadership. Our Navigator program offers a wide range of resources tailored for professional growth. From high-quality training to personalized coaching, Navigator equips restaurant leaders with the tools they need to thrive in their careers. Unlock your potential with three months FREE access to Navigator by Full Course!

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MarginEdge Pride Gift Guide

Margin Edge

This Pride month we're sharing our support loud and proud by showcasing ways to drop that coin with LGBTQIA+ restaurants and organizations!

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2022 Musar Jeune Rose Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Planet Grape

The post 2022 Musar Jeune Rose Bekaa Valley Lebanon appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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Here's what the presidential candidates are promising for the restaurant business

Restaurant Business

Working Lunch: Both Trump and Biden are pledging moves that the industry would readily feel.

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2019 CV Cabernet Franc Reserve Paso Robles

Planet Grape

The post 2019 CV Cabernet Franc Reserve Paso Robles appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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nv Piper Sonoma Brut Rose Sonoma

Planet Grape

The post nv Piper Sonoma Brut Rose Sonoma appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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nv Huber Sparkling Rose Austria

Planet Grape

The post nv Huber Sparkling Rose Austria appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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2020 CV Studium Paso Robles

Planet Grape

The post 2020 CV Studium Paso Robles appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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2023 Amalaya Rose Salta

Planet Grape

The post 2023 Amalaya Rose Salta appeared first on planet grape® wine review.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.