May, 2020

How to Effectively Sanitize & Clean Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

Let’s face it—chefs are clean freaks. Who can blame them? There’s nothing better than a tidy workstation and clean range hood before service hour; and the post-shift scrub down of the kitchen can be a form of meditation for stressed out chefs. Chefs pride themselves on their sparkling kitchens, and during COVID-19, customers need more than ever to be reassured of the cleanliness and safety of ordering from your restaurant.

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How to Grow Your Catering Business

Goliath Consulting

by Bora Kang. Catering has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to the widespread demand for this one word: convenience. Whether they be for office parties, conferences, birthdays or weddings, catering profits from the promise of efficiency, safety and most importantly—safe of mind. But as consumer spending on catering grows, so does the competition.

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10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of negativity online and in the news. The hospitality industry has been hit hard, and it can often be difficult to see silver linings in immense uncertainty and tragic circumstances. Nevertheless, some brands have demonstrated how to be good to their customers, associates, healthcare providers, and communities during this time. Here are 10 inspirational ways the hospitality industry is embracing positivity during COVID-19.

Restaurants Reopen: What Are They Doing?

Modern Restaurant Management

The pink and blue horse illustration at the top of this article is not clickbait. It’s an example of what Prague’s Manifesto Market is doing as part of its reopening operation. Manifesto uses the unit of a horse length to help people visualize social distancing and the market layout will increase gaps between the tables to meet the mandatory distance requirement.

Restaurant Reopening Checklist: Tips for Thriving


As states and localities start to reopen, restauranteurs begin to prepare for transitioning from off-premise channels to reopening their dining rooms, albeit in a limited approach. This checklist is meant to provide you with the guidance you need to reopen safely and thrive in a post-COVID world. Enhancing your health and safety protocols. Most states have issued executive orders that provide specific requirements that must be followed in order to reopen dining rooms.

AP Automation for Restaurants is No Longer a Nice-to-Have. Here’s Why

Xtra Chef

The world as we know it has changed. How exactly it will have changed once we fully emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be seen. However, we already know that the rise of take-out and delivery will limit front of house labor costs and other overhead expenses, placing an even greater emphasis on squeezing every last ounce of profit from your production.

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Is It Safe to Eat at Restaurants Yet?


Tom Kelley Archive/Stringer/Getty; Xinzheng/Getty. Dining out right now will come with certain risks. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself and others around you safe. America is in the early stages of reopening. After weeks of stay-at-home orders, more than 30 states have allowed nonessential businesses to reopen. This means that thousands of restaurants, after pivoting to takeout or closing altogether, are now legally permitted to open their dining rooms to customers.

How to use ‘Google My Business’ to attract customers


As restrictions lift and you start gearing up to get back to business, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re able to adapt quickly, and have clear communication with existing and prospective customers, for the best chance at a speedy recovery post-pandemic. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to ensure your business keeps communication open with customers to help them feel informed and engaged: Google My Business.

7 Tips To Boost Employee Morale For A Better Work Environment


When employee morale is low, your team will feel it. They’ll suffer from poor performance, lack of motivation, and even a deep dissatisfaction with their job that leads to increased turnover. When employee morale is high, your team will enjoy stronger bonds, a deeper sense of camaraderie, and a willingness to cooperate that wasn’t there before.

Dark Kitchen 101: Setting Up A Multi-Brand Operation

The Restaurant Times

Cloud kitchens, also known as dark kitchens, virtual kitchens, ghost kitchens, and delivery-only restaurants, have proved to be a significant disruptor in the restaurant industry. As food choices today have become more diverse, many standalone dark kitchen brands have evolved their businesses to embrace the concept of multi-brand cloud kitchens. This model caters to evolving customer trends with innovative menus, capturing a broad market, and increasing order frequency in the process.

5 Tactics to Implement Before Reopening Your Establishment

Sculpture Hospitality

With the news that some areas of the economy may be reopening (slowly and with caution), it allows us to finally see a way forward and consider the prospect of opening up our business’ again. Restaurant Operations

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How to Prepare for Reopening After COVID-19


Restaurant sales have been severely impacted by COVID-19. All aspects of restaurant operations have been affected in one way or another. There is no denying it. Here at Freshcheq, we wanted to remind you that we are here for you and understand the hardships you may be facing. Below you will find some general guidelines or suggestions that you can use to help ensure a safe reopening following the pandemic

How to Find Reliable Renters for Your Properties in 2020


To have good tenants, your rentals need to be promoted effectively. You need to know the different ways on how to find renters. Landlords have vast options when searching for prospective tenants to fill vacancies in their properties. However, the search is never easy. WHAT WE’LL COVER: Chapter 1: 7 Strategies on How to Find Reliable Renters Chapter 2: How to Ensure Prospective Tenants Are Reliable Renters.

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6 Time-Saving Techniques To Help Working Moms Build Their Brand

Lady Boss Blogger

It’s not easy being a working mom trying to juggle running a business or a full-time job with family life. And with Covid-19 in the picture, it becomes even more difficult. Working from home with tons of distractions is tricky, with everyone stuck at home, kids attending online classes, a household to manage and, of […]. The post 6 Time-Saving Techniques To Help Working Moms Build Their Brand appeared first on LadyBossBlogger. Business Resources Digital Resources


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First and foremost – congratulations on earning your degree or certificate. This is an accomplishment that over the course of your lifetime will reward you tenfold. Know that the degree or certificate is more than an acknowledgement of the skills and knowledge that you have gained – it represents your level commitment and discipline that will serve you well.

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9 Important Hospitality Sales and Marketing Tips

Social Hospitality

In a world driven by social media and online search, sales tactics are essential to generate revenue. According to the data from the 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook by Deloitte , industry growth is consistent throughout the past decade. From 2009 to 2017, gross bookings in U.S. hotels grew to $185 billion from $116 billion. That’s not just because people are traveling more. It’s also because marketing teams have more opportunities to create innovative campaigns to boost sales.

Your 7-Step Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

It’s been months since restaurants across the US, Canada, and beyond were forced to shutter their dining areas in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, after weeks of relying solely on takeout, delivery, and other business models to bring in revenue, restaurants are seeing some relief as regulations ease and business reopening plans rolling out across the country.

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Mother’s Day Drinks Bring Smiles


Blue Marble Marble-rita Credit-Blue Marble.png. Author(s): Deborah Grossman. Teaser: Mothers have favorites. Their favorite pie, perfume and presents. If they drink alcohol, they also have preferences. Here is a wrap up of diverse drinks that may please her during the quarantine. Every Mother has their special attributes. Unlike picking their favorite child, they will usually tell you straight up what drinks they prefer.

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Back to the ?Grind? ? Restaurant Reopening Guidelines and PPP Update

Modern Restaurant Management

For additional resources, click COVID-19 Survival Guide for Restaurants and MRM Restaurant Survival Guide, Second Course and MRM Restaurant Survival Guide, Part Three , What’s Next?: MRM Restaurant Survival Guide Updates , COVID-19 Resources for Restaurants , PPP Part Two and More News Restaurants Need to Know Now and Restaurant Reopening Resources.

RATE Your Advertising Campaign

Indoor Media

Great advertising can make you feel on top of the world! A successful advertising investment should return 4-5 times your initial investment and drive increased business from both new and existing customers. Unfortunately, not every advertising campaign is created equally. Sometimes, you make an investment and never see that money again.


Culinary Cues

There is so much angst and uncertainty among the restaurant community right now. Should we reopen when the green light is given? What precautions need to be in place to protect our staff and customers? How will we survive if we are required to live with 25% or 50% of normal capacity? Will customers return, or will they shy away from any contact with groups of people? The common realization is that things will be different and we need to change.

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Delivering with Social Distancing

Thrive POS

Tips for Social Distancing Your Deliveries. POS Customer Service Thr!ve ve QuickTip Point-of-Sale Advice Restaurant Management Pizza Delivery Software Labor Management Pizza POS software delivery drivers customer experience Community

4 Ways to Pivot Your Restaurant’s Business Model During COVID-19

7 Shifts

It’s no surprise that restaurants have been hit hard during the COVID-19 health crisis. However, pivoting your business model to takeout and delivery is not always the best—or only—option your restaurant has to boost sales during this time. With dine-in officially off the menu, we’re sharing a few options for restaurants to consider to pivot their business model during COVID-19. Offer meal kits ??

Round Up of New Spirits


Deborah Grossman. From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options. Editor's note : With Tales of the Cocktail 2020 being cancelled due to COVID-19, we thought we'd revisit Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and take another look at these thriving spirits brands.

Checklist For Reopening Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic persists across the globe, governments have started easing lockdown restrictions and allowing restaurants to reopen finally. The news may raise concerns for both customers and operators alike because it’s no secret just how contagious COVID-19 can be in public places.

3 Things to Look For in a Grocery Store Advertising Partner

Indoor Media

Due to COVID-19, grocery stores are experiencing enormous increases in the volume of shoppers. At the same time, businesses are looking for new ways to reach the people in their community. Grocery store advertising has and continues to be, a proven way for small businesses to drive profits. As with any investment, it’s important to make sure that your partner’s ability to deliver is as proven as the method itself.


Culinary Cues

Breathe in – breathe out. Fill your lungs and then slowly exhale. To breathe is to engage in a process unlike a breath – which is a short moment in time. We breathe to cleanse our soul and to refresh our heart, to take time to reflect and put aside our anxiety, to pause and think more clearly, to contemplate the bigger picture and to start anew as an individual or part of a group.

Restaurant Scheduling Tips for Staffing Your Business Recovery


Approaching restaurant scheduling for your business recovery. As you start to reopen your dining room, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. How much dine-in sales should I expect? How much food should I order? How many employees should I schedule? Some of your inventory ordering questions are answered in a recent blog post.

Instagram Tips for Chefs & Cooks ?????

7 Shifts

Instagram is widely known for creative photographers making our feeds a beautiful, never-ending gallery of landscapes, food photos, clothing, and puppies. If we look deeper into what value Instagram provides, we can find out that if we break down professions we will see that it helps every type of business in a different way.

What to Wear So Your Joints Don't Hurt


Megan Howard. Long hours on your feet in the restaurant industry can hurt your joints but there are things you can do to mitigate the pain. Did you know that there are 360 joints in the human body? That’s 360 connections between 720 bones. That’s also 360 places that can hurt if you spend long hours on your feet at a restaurant. But, while some pain is inevitable for restaurant industry workers, there are things that you can do to mitigate it.

Don’t Let Your Restaurant Become a Victim of Cybercrime

Modern Restaurant Management

The business of running a restaurant is no longer limited to exceptional recipes, gorgeous plating, and advertisements. In an age of online ordering, customers demanding Wi-Fi, and the need for websites to dazzle just as much as the food, countering cybercrime has to be a factor in the day-to-day work of restaurant management. Recent data breaches in the restaurant industry targeted customer data through POS systems.

Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Bottleneck Management

Baileys Stuffed French Toast Recipe. We’ve been asked to share our Baileys Stuffed French Toast recipe, one of our most coveted and indulgent Rock n Roll Brunch items (aptly named Sweet Child O’ Mine on that menu). We’re happy to share, but we’ll warn you right off the bat, you’ll need an electric mixer and a home fryer to produce this dish.


Culinary Cues

Let’s assume, for a moment, that we actually are all in this together. Let’s put on our restaurant hat and take responsibility for doing what is right for both the health and wellbeing of our families, staff, and customers, and help in bring our communities out of the deepest economic hole since the Great Depression.

6 of the best social media ideas for restaurants


Although restaurant businesses may be facing a downturn at the moment, now's the time to make sure you're investing effectively in marketing your venue. COVID-19 has seen social media engagement increase by 61%. Everyone's looking to the internet as a resource for entertainment and advice - so make sure you're there when they go searching. In today’s post, guest blogger Kristin Savage highlights 6 ways to make the most out of your social media accounts (with real-life examples for inspiration).