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How the Past Year Changed Restaurant Criticism


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EPOS system explained


Terms like EPOS or POS can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with them. But behind the acronyms lie incredible solutions to help you manage your business and increase your sales.

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Culinary Cues

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

For most of its existence, restaurant marketing focused on a single goal: getting more people through the door. How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? That all changed in 2020.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Restaurants Turning to Automation

Modern Restaurant Management

More than 90 percent of restaurants have made, or plan to make, investments in kitchen automation technology, according to a report from Square that looks at the future of restaurants and retail.

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Demand Planning to Help Food Suppliers Weather the Next Storm


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How to Make a Viral Video

Indoor Media

Today, there is nothing better for business than a viral video. While some videos may grow traction over time, viral videos seem to explode in a matter of hours. After the first several thousand views, somehow, these videos end up on every consumer’s screen and amass millions of views in a few days.

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Recession, Resilience and the Eventual Restaurant Industry Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

COVID-19 has been a devastatingly destabilizing force for the food service industry. This time last year, industry revenue was strong, job growth was evident, and small business diversity was alive.

Where to Host a Baby Shower Brunch in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Planning a baby shower? Having your event at a restaurant with a private dining room is always a great option. You’ll be able to gather with friends and family over delicious food in your own private area.

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How to Create a Popular Bar Food Menu (+Cost)


For bar and tavern owners, creating a food menu is a great way to attract new customers, drive revenue, and inject new life into your bar.

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.

13 Best Lunch Spots in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Philadelphia is a city known for its cheesesteaks, but anyone who really knows this city knows that there are a ton of great restaurants. This is no exception when it comes to the lunch hour. There’s no end to the variety of food that Philadelphia has to offer us.

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What Does Your Brand Sound Like? (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

In this episode of The Main Course host Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) Executive Editor Barbara Castiglia discusses the importance of sound in creating a restaurant's ambience and enhancing the guest experience with Ola Sars, founder of Soundtrack Your Brand, the only global music streaming service for business. “Music is an amazing art form.

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Cantine Ermes ‘Vento di Mare’ Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT


Nerello Mascalese is an indigenous grape of Sicily that typically grows on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Grapes for Continue Reading. February 2021 Recommended The WineKnitter Wine cantineermes Italy nerellomascalese RedWine sicily ventodimare wine

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13 Best Happy Hours in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

It’s not always easy to find a cheap drink in the city, especially Philadelphia. After a hard day’s work, everyone deserves a drink to relax without having to spend half of the money they earned.

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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.

A Conversation with Alix Peabody


The woman who founded Bev, the zero-sugar canned wine for women, just cut a big deal with Gallo. So, life is great, right? Yes, but - "A girl can dream, can't she?". February 2021 May I Quote You? drinkbev AlixPeabody california cannedwine gallo wine

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NYC Restaurant Workers Saw Drop in Tips After COVID-19 Surcharge, According to New Survey


The responses are part of a new One Fair Wage survey outlining an overall drop in tips during the pandemic [link

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Pay Online

Hospitality Insurance Group

Pay Your Premium Online. Hospitality Insurance Group is excited to announce that we’ve recently partnered with Xpress-pay, a leading ePayment solution provider, to provide our policyholders with a faster, more convenient way of making premium payments. We’re confident this will be a great addition to the service we provide you! Hospitality Mutual Insurance Co. Policies effective prior to 3/1/2021. MA Policyholders. Hospitality Insurance Co. Policies effective prior to 3/1/2021.

The Snow Didn’t Stop. Neither Did Chef Lex Grant.


Portland’s Lex Grant has cooked in the NBA bubble and for Oprah Winfrey. Now, she’s making the food she grew up with for anyone who wants it—rain, shine, or snowfall [link

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Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the latest example of unexpected turmoil, albeit on a larger scale, which initially caused voluntary, which initially caused voluntary and mandatory closings of dine-in areas as people needed to slow the virus spread by practicing social distancing. 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.

The Curry Con Man


Ranji Smile served Indian food and tall tales to a hungry American public. Was he the first “celebrity chef” or a crook? The truth is complicated.

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An Easy Crab Fried Rice Recipe From NYC Thai Restaurant Fish Cheeks


Give it a try the next time you have leftover rice Frustrated by both the recent violence towards Asian Americans and its lack of coverage in the mainstream media, a small coalition of New York City’s top Asian-American chefs and restaurant owners have formed a grassroots initiative called #EnoughIsEnough.

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