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Restaurant Competition: It’s Always Possible to Outperform Your Peers

Aaron Allen & Associates

Originally published in the Aaron Allen & Associates newsletter on 02/19/2024. The Power of Long-Term Thinking Questions like “What’s next?” and “Where should we go from here?” arise a lot with our clients, especially for family-owned middle-market restaurant chains. It’s often the case that the CEO is so pressed with the day-to-day that it’s impossible to find the time to put everything on hold and work on defining (and documenting) what’s the vision for where the company should go, hon

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BUILDING A RESTAURANT FOOD AND WINE CULTURE

Sante

Plan better - Train harder The post BUILDING A RESTAURANT FOOD AND WINE CULTURE appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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Two-Way Radios Can Provide Better Customer Service

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are constantly busy, which means communication is key to make sure the experience for customers is top of the line. Two-way radios, help restaurant staff communicate more efficiently leading to a better experience for the guests. With fast communication your guests receive the service they deserve each time they enter your establishment in a timely and effective manner.

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In an uncertain economy, The Cheesecake Factory remains predictable

Restaurant Business

The chain delivered another quarter of steady growth and few surprises. "Operators were in full control," said CFO Matthew Clark.

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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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JBF Launches Climate Solutions Campaign

Modern Restaurant Management

Calling it a critical subject, the James Beard Foundation® launched a campaign focused on tackling the significant impact of climate change on independent restaurants, chefs, and the local economies they support. Through the Climate Solutions for Restaurant Survival campaign, the James Beard Foundation will unite chefs across the country to raise awareness, educate federal policymakers, and galvanize action to mitigate the impacts of climate change. “Independent restaurants are not ju

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Asian American-Owned Restaurants Are Breathing New Life Into Sacramento’s Historic Japantown

EATER

New restaurants including Japanese izakaya Binchoyaki, Southside Super, and pop-up Mecha Mucho are helping reinvigorate a part of downtown Sacramento that was once home to a thriving Japantown.

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Burgerim, and its founder, are banned from selling franchises in the U.S.

Restaurant Business

A judge quietly issued a default judgment against the burger chain last month after it failed to respond to the government’s lawsuit against the franchise.

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Which Lasagna Recipe Is Worth the Work?

EATER

Clay Williams /Eater We tested three very popular lasagna recipes to find the best one The basic makeup of lasagna is simple: sauce, pasta sheet, cheese. But that sparse list contains the potential for so much variation, whether it’s multiple sauces, meat or no meat, pasta from scratch or a box, or what kinds of cheese and how much. What makes the most satisfying lasagna depends a bit on what you’re looking for — a person who believes lasagna needs meat probably won’t be satisfied with one that

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Mendocino Farms masters a meaty Philly cheesesteak sandwich—without the meat

Restaurant Business

Behind the Menu: The fast casual uses a mushroom-based meat alternative for its Philly Shroomsteak Sandwich, a new menu item targeted to flexitarians, not just vegans.

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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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Honoring the Ancestral Tradition of Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico

EATER

Appreciating the passion fueling the spirit’s production This post originally appeared in the February 17, 2024 edition of Eater Travel , dispatches from Eater staff about culinary destinations worth planning an entire trip around, direct to your inbox. Subscribe now. Invisible to those around me, I could feel tiny tributaries of sweat beginning to creep down my backside.

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Financial roundup: Olo, US Foods, Ark Restaurants, newcomer Pinstripes, Chuy's

Restaurant Business

This earnings season brought the addition of newly public food-and-games concept Pinstripes. Here in brief are how it and several other public companies fared during the latter part of 2023.

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Pitbull’s Big Vegas Restaurant Opening Is. Inside a Wal-Mart

EATER

Mr. Worldwide becomes Mr.

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Jack in the Box puts its faith in the Smashed Jack

Restaurant Business

The brand’s sales have been slow so far this year due to weather and low-income consumers. But executives believe a better value offering and a new burger will change things.

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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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Feast your eyes on Taiwan's distinct food (and understand a history of colonization)

The Salt

Taiwan has endured a long history of colonization. As a trip to the culinary center of Tainan reveals, those outside forces have helped create a cuisine that is distinctly Taiwanese.

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Mid-season menu deals at Fogo de Chao, O'Charley's and Perkins

Restaurant Business

Taste Tracker: Golden Corral, Whataburger, White Castle and Krystal reel in seafood; jackfruit becomes permanent at Smashburger; bowls boom at Taco Cabana and WaBa Grill; and Twin Peaks crafts new cocktails.

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Rapidly expanding Dutch Bros is opening another support center in Arizona

Restaurant Business

The drive-thru coffee chain opened more shops in its history last year as sales accelerated. And it is also opening shops in Florida.

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The restaurant of the future will be a platform, not a chain

Restaurant Business

Tech Check: Multibrand companies like Inspire and the new GoTo Foods are circling the wagons around technology.

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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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IHOP hits the accelerator on menu innovation with Chef Arthur Carl at the helm

Restaurant Business

As VP of Culinary at the chain, Carl is filling menu gaps by balancing creativity with value.

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