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SWING FOR THE FENCES BUT RESPECT THE FUNDAMENTALS

Culinary Cues

Look around you and try to dissect those businesses and individuals who are successful at what they do. Chances are, these are the players who refuse to lock themselves into the groove of always playing it safe. Playing conservative may win an occasional baseball or football game, but it rarely inspires the players, coaches, or spectators. Everyone enjoys winning, but that exhilarating feeling that comes from pushing the envelope is even more thrilling.

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Build Staff Loyalty by Leveraging Payments Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tech-driven world, customers and workers alike expect a seamless payments experience wherever they go. Until now, restaurants have primarily focused on customer experience when considering payments technology, but the emergence of new and developing worker payment programs can impact and improve the restaurant worker experience. With the restaurant industry facing an ongoing labor shortage , it’s more crucial than ever to offer your staff the best experience possible, whic

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3 Key Areas of Operations Execution that Drive Value in Restaurants

Crunchtime

What’s the value of all the store-level work—tasks, audits, SOPs, and more—happening in each restaurant every day? All of the work done across every store is an opportunity to drive a great customer experience and impression about your brand. This is operations execution—ensuring that every task completed by every employee is done correctly and on time across every location to keep the business moving and growing.

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8 secrets to driving more orders on your restaurant’s website

ChowNow

It’s no secret that websites are the one tool that every restaurant needs in its arsenal. In fact, 77% of diners visit a restaurant’s website before dining in or ordering out. But not all sites are created equal. To really bring in sales, you’ll need one that’s optimized for orders. ChowNow recently partnered with Squarespace to build premium websites designed for restaurants.

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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.

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James Beard Foundation launches campaign to speed federal action on climate change

Restaurant Business

The chef-led initiative underscores climate impact on independent restaurants based on research from José Andrés’ Global Food Institute at The George Washington University.

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Focus Brands is changing its name to GoTo Foods

Restaurant Business

The parent of McAlister's Deli, Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, Carvel, Jamba, Schlotzsky's and Moe's Southwest Grill is evolving into a "platform business.

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Spring Cocktail Recipes (32 Fresh Ideas)

Buzztime Business

This season, give guests a reason to spring into your bar or restaurant. Just bring a little fresh air to your drink list! Use these 32 spring cocktail recipes for inspiration. On-Trend Spring Cocktail Recipes Get the “it” factor. Infuse the National Restaurant Association’s alcohol trends into your spring cocktail recipes. Culinary Cocktails This year, bartenders are taking a cue from the kitchen.

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Actual vs. theoretical food cost variance: Why does it matter?

Restaurant Business

Discover how mastering food cost variance can significantly enhance your restaurant's profitability and operational efficiency, ensuring you stay ahead in the competitive culinary industry.

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Why your restaurant needs a better website

ChowNow

Simply having a domain name isn’t enough. The ticket to getting diners to order more often is a dynamic, engaging website. But where do you start? Well, here. Dive in to see all the ways that a better website can level up your restaurant.

 1. MAKE IT EASY FOR DINERS TO FIND YOU Search engines are one of the first places diners go to find new restaurants.

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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.

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Informal occasions are driving catering orders

Restaurant Business

Event and catering professionals gathered in Austin, Texas, last week for Catersource + The Special Event to discuss industry challenges, trends and more.

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Handling the Heat With Saige Hyde

SpotOn

Saige Hyde didn’t expect to start her week staring down freshly butchered lamb shanks. Despite years of kitchen experience, she was in new culinary territory. One wrong trim would make for an expensive mistake. But under the tutelage of an expert team, Saige powered through. She left six hours later, a good deed for the day notched, with an expanded set of cooking skills and a new pair of closed-toe shoes.

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When reports of a restaurant-Mafia connection were more than rumors

Restaurant Business

Restaurant Rewind: A once-celebrated New York City chef confirmed the rumors when he revealed his double life as a mob wise guy. Here's his story.

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Maximizing Profit Margins in Your Restaurant: The Role of Efficient Payroll Management

Restaurant Den

Unlocking the Path to Financial Success Through Streamlined Payroll Operations In the competitive landscape of the restaurant industry, where profit margins are notoriously slim, the imperative to optimize every aspect of operations cannot be overstated. Among these, payroll management emerges as a critical area where efficiency can significantly impact the bottom line.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Effective Time Management Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs

Revel Systems

When you’re an entrepreneur, you often never have enough time. Balancing every aspect of building, maintaining, and marketing your business can be exhausting.

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Red Lobster's owner 'not expecting much' from sale

Restaurant Business

The struggling seafood chain lost more than $22 million last year, said Thai Union Group, which is looking to offload the brand.

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Nick Jonas and John Varvatos Are Opening a Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Miami

EATER

Coming in 2025 to Downtown Miami’s Worldcenter

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In a show of union strength, 21 Starbucks units opt on the same day to organize

Restaurant Business

Officials of Starbucks Workers United say the one-day record signals an acceleration of the union drive. Yet the assertion comes amid indications the movement may be losing momentum.

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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.

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The Land Back Movement Isn’t Just Focused on Ancestral Grounds — It’s Fighting to Preserve and Restore Foodways Too

EATER

Nick Tilsen during the Mount Rushmore Land Back Protest. | Willi White When Native peoples’ land was stolen, they lost important hunting and fishing grounds and myriad places to gather and prepare food. Now, the Land Back movement is helping communities regain access to both food and land. This story was originally published on Civil Eats. In 2020, just months after George Floyd’s murder , then-President Donald Trump visited South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore as part of an Independence Day celebratio

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Bad weather returns as a restaurant sales problem

Restaurant Business

The Bottom Line: Snow and cold in January kept customers from visiting restaurants. Here's why this might be a bigger influence in the future.

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How Sean Brock is spreading joy via Joyland

Restaurant Business

The famed Southern chef is ready to grow his fast-casual concept, saying it’s “a great privilege for somebody to make something as simple as a burger and fries and see how happy it makes people.

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The SEC may take action against Andy Wiederhorn

Restaurant Business

The agency has sent a “Wells Notice” to the chairman of Fat Brands, along with one current and one former employee. It signals a likely upcoming civil action.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Brown sugar bacon returns to Arby's in 3 sandwiches

Restaurant Business

The bacon adds a sweet-salty layer of flavor to a BLT, Roast Beef and Turkey sandwich.

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Insomnia Cookies shifts to a 4-day week at its new headquarters

Restaurant Business

The downtown Philadelphia facility also features an innovation center, but no offices. It's been designed to foster collaboration.