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6 Brilliant Ways to Attract the Corporate Lunch Crowd to Your Restaurant

Restaurant Engine

The corporate lunch crowd wants to eat out, so it’s up to you to entice them to your restaurant. Looking to improve your profitability over the lunch hour? It turns out that workers who take a lunch break and actually leave their offices are more satisfied with their jobs and may even be more efficient. Knowing this can help you craft a marketing strategy to get more office workers in your restaurant over the lunch hour.

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Expert Weighs in on Subway and Red Lobster News

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry has dominated both the financial and front pages of late as Roark completed its acquisition of Subway and Red Lobster filed for bankruptcy. "This transaction reflects Subway's long-term growth potential, and the substantial value of our brand and our franchisees around the world," said John Chidsey, CEO of Subway, adding that there are no anticipated changes to the company's leadership team, strategic focus or operating plans.

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15 Ways Restaurant Inventory Management Software Saves You Time

Sculpture Hospitality

Even if you’re a total rockstar restaurateur, whipping up culinary masterpieces and keeping your customers happy - there’s probably one thing you wish you had more of… time.

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3 Big Takeaways From the National Restaurant Show 2024

SpotOn

It has been a jam-packed couple of days in Chicago. It’s also one of the most exciting weeks of the year, as I’m always excited to talk to restaurant people and hear about their challenges and hopes for the future.  As the dust begins to settle, I’m grateful for another year of connecting with new folks and old friends and seeing the scope of what’s possible for restaurants to expand.

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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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Optimize Your Restaurant Inventory Management for Greater Profitability

ChowNow

Running a profitable restaurant isn’t just about selling more food or serving more diners; it’s also about efficient inventory management. Our partners at MarketMan specialize in reducing Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) and have tips to cut expenses by as much as 10% to free up more profits. Here’s what the experts shared with us. Know what you spend Successful restaurants know that tracking food costs is crucial.

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There’s No Texas Summer Without a Snow Cone

EATER

Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images Whether rainbow-striped or pickle-topped, an ode to the icy refuge of Texas’s essential hot-weather treat It is, famously, hot in Texas. But you really can’t understand exactly how hot it is until it’s the dead of August, and the temperature has exceeded 100 degrees for 100 days in a row. It is a brutal, withering heat — one we can only expect to get worse.

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Benefits Of Moving Order Pickup Lockers Outside

Restaurant Business

It’s no secret that consumers enjoy ordering takeout they can effortlessly pick up. In recent years, restaurant operators have worked hard to streamline the process, including adding convenient pickup lockers inside their locations. Pickup lockers offer many benefits. They eliminate the risk of orders being taken by the wrong person, which in turn saves workers the time of having to remake missing orders.

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The Best Potato Salad Recipes, According to Eater Staff

EATER

irina2511/Shutterstock Spruce up your standard potato salad with pickled peppers, bacon, and Tater Tots with recipes from Eric Kim, J. Kenji López-Alt, and more. Memorial Day is nearly here, which means that so is potato salad season. No picnic or backyard barbecue is quite complete without the humble, endlessly versatile dish. Like a snowflake, each potato salad is beautiful in its own unique way, whether it’s topped with chopped pickled peppers, generous globs of mayonnaise, or salty bacon cru

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Tasty Restaurant Group buys 64 more KFC restaurants

Restaurant Business

The multibrand franchisee, which also operates Pizza Hut, Burger King, Dunkin’ and Taco Bell, acquired the locations in the central and Southeast U.S.

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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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This Fan Comes With Me to Every Picnic and Outdoor Dinner

EATER

It’s the difference between glowing and “girl, are you okay?” Do you know what kills the vibe for me when I’m dining outside in the summer? Well, second to the smell of hot trash languishing on city sidewalks, which dampens the mood no matter how cute the outdoor table setup is. It’s the knowledge that the person seated across from me is also too aware of the beads of sweat gathering on my nose and forming into an unflattering sweat stache on my upper lip, belying my desire to appear cool and ch

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The biggest trends in the restaurant industry right now

Restaurant Business

A Deeper Dive: Joe Pawlak, managing principal with Technomic, joins the podcast to discuss the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

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Crafting Cocktails in the Digital Age: Bartenders Benefit From ConnectSmart® RecipesPlus

QSR Automations

In the ever-evolving world of mixology, where creativity meets precision, bartenders are continually seeking ways to enhance their craft and identify efficiencies. One tool that has revolutionized the way cocktails are crafted is the latest addition to the ConnectSmart® family, RecipesPlus. In this digital age, where technology is seamlessly integrated into various aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that bartenders are turning to digital solutions to streamline their workflow.

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Table Turnover Tactics for Busy Bars: Maximizing Revenue with POS Insights

Mad Mobile

Bar owners know the importance of table turnover time, especially during peak hours. The ability to make sales and keep people moving to allow for more customers is essential to a profitable business. However, some owners don’t realize they can leverage their bar POS data to make smarter table management decisions. Managing a bar comes with unique challenges.

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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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The Dozen – Changes

Sante

In both hemispheres, a time of significant vintage milestones in the vineyards. The post The Dozen – Changes appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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Opening Day at ‘Vanderpump’ Stars Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney’s LA Sandwich Shop

EATER

Long lines and fan tears welcomed Los Angeles’s newest sandwich shop, opened by ‘Vanderpump Rules’ stars Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney.

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9 tech tidbits from the National Restaurant Show

Restaurant Business

RB’s technology reporter empties his notebook after a busy few days in Chicago, where restaurants showed they're hungrier than ever for tech.

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In Search of the Ultimate Daiquiri

EATER

We asked 11 of America’s best bartenders to submit their finest recipe for the Daiquiri—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best.

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!

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Beverage chains are taking off as consumers shift their drink preferences

Restaurant Business

The Bottom Line: Some of the fastest-growing chains in the U.S. push drinks, even as sales at traditional concepts lag in growing delivery and takeout business. How can traditional restaurants get in on the action?

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A lawsuit accuses Hershey's of using 'deceptive' packaging on Reese's products

The Salt

Four plaintiffs in Florida say Hershey falsely represented several Reese's Peanut Butter products by showing "explicit carved-out artistic designs" on the wrappers being sold.

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Red Lobster gives private equity another black eye

Restaurant Business

The Bottom Line: The role a giant sale-leaseback had in the bankruptcy filing of the seafood chain has drawn more criticism of the investment firms' financial engineering. The criticism is well-earned.

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The Best Food to Bring to Every Summer Outing

EATER

From outdoor concerts and picnics in the park to long days on the beach, these are the editor-approved foods we’re packing In our expert opinion, in the summertime, any outdoor activity — camping , backpacking , crowding around a public park grill — can be turned into an opportunity to eat really, really well. And when it comes to BYO food, there are two routes: aggressively and obsessively pack your cooler to the gills , or. just bring takeout.

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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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The best things we ate at this year's National Restaurant Show

Restaurant Business

The annual exhibition of all things foodservice is traditionally a great place to find the latest in menu trends and this one did not disappoint. Here’s what Restaurant Business editors liked the most.

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Cat Expert Jackson Galaxy Says Your Cat Shouldn’t Eat Like Garfield

EATER

Photo illustration by Lille Allen We asked “Before we even start the answer, the answer is no,” says Jackson Galaxy , cat behavioral expert and host of My Cat From Hell. I know what I’ve asked him is ridiculous and also too easy. Of course an actual housecat shouldn’t be eating like Garfield, housing lasagna and ice cream and ham, often right off Jon’s plate.

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Ohio servers and bartenders sound off on efforts to kill the tip credit

Restaurant Business

The Ohio Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance airs research showing tipped employees are as opposed as their employers are.

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The 29 Essential Restaurants in Busan, South Korea

EATER

Jagalchi Market. | Finn stock/Shutterstock Grilled eel in a breezy seafood tent, barbecue hanwoo beef with brothy potato noodles, classic cold noodles and pork soup at decades-old shops, a Michelin-starred tasting menu by the coast, and more of Busan’s best spots Situated on the southeastern Korean coast, Busan is a constant attraction. The skyscrapers of the nation’s second-largest city hug a stunning coastline, where millions visit annually to bathe in the sun and splash in the waves.

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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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The tip credit survives a legislative challenge in Illinois

Restaurant Business

Proponents of killing the credit acknowledged this week that legislation outlawing the employer concession is virtually dead for this year.

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What Is Calamari? Definitions & Guide for the Fried Calamari Curious

SpotOn

If restaurant guests aren't in the mood for chicken, they can order seafood for a change of pace. Besides the classic tuna nigiri or shrimp scampi, calamari has become a seafood dish that diners tend to avoid. Calamari, known as deep-fried or cooked squid, offers a unique chewy texture and taste that isn't found in other types of seafood. While different cultures worldwide cook and savor squid with various flavors and spices as part of their cuisine, calamari on any menu might occasion

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BurgerFi hopes customers give a cluck about its new name

Restaurant Business

Marketing Bites: The struggling fast-casual burger chain, looking to goose sales with a new platform, said it is changing its name to ChickenFi. It's a marketing gambit that's been tried before.