September, 2020

The Best Restaurant Marketing Tips

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine surveyed marketing experts to find out the best ways restaurants can market themselves now. Here are their insights. Tony Abate, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at AtmosAir Solutions. Customers are going to be hesitant to dine indoors.

Server Duties: 4 Restaurant Server Side Work Tasks and Best Practices for Managing Them

7 Shifts

People who don't work in the restaurant industry think that all there is to being a server is taking orders, bringing out food, and sorting out the bill. However, those with experience on the front-of-house (FOH) side of restaurants know there's more to server duties than meets the eye.

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The Future of Restaurant Technology

Goliath Consulting

The AI and tech that will take over the restaurant industry. We previously discussed social distancing and contact-free technology that offered safety solutions during the pandemic.

The Breakfast Cook – Tough, Dependable, Organized, and Fast

Culinary Cues

There are cooks and there are cooks – each has his or her list of responsibilities, required skills, and bag of tricks. Just because you are listed on a schedule as a cook does not necessarily mean that you are adept at filling every position under that designation.

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5 Ways to Attract Restaurant Customers

ChowNow

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed both restaurant operations and consumer behavior. In March 2020, searches for “restaurant takeout” on Google increased 285 percent , as diners reacted to the closure of dining rooms across the country.

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Restaurant Clicks

Owning any business is a complicated venture, but the food industry is particularly competitive. Food trucks are becoming an increasingly trendy way to sell food, and for good reason.

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Inspiring! 3 Restaurants Show How they Adapted During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 Shifts

You've heard hundreds of stories about restaurants struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it's undoubtedly a difficult time for restaurants, this has also been an era of innovation and resilience.

The Benefits of a Successful Inventory Management System in Your Bar and Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

There’s no industry in the world that’s more competitive than the hospitality sector. There’s no doubt about it, the restaurant and bar business is an incredibly tough space to operate in, and the owners that work within it are highly passionate about what they do.

CHEFS – YOUR EMPLOYEES JUST MIGHT HAVE THE ANSWERS

Culinary Cues

We all know the challenges facing restaurants right now – there is little benefit in reiterating the problems. The question is: “What’s the answer?” Of course the pandemic is the cause and the effects are either a direct result of that or the necessary restrictions that evolved from Covid.

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Restaurant Marketing Ideas to Turn Customers into Regulars

ChowNow

When brainstorming restaurant marketing ideas, many restaurateurs seek out strategies that will help bring in new customers. While customer acquisition is critical to running a business, many owners overlook how important their existing customer base is to their bottom line.

11 Thrilling Wine Business Trends To Delight

A Wine Story

Wine Business Trends 2020 - Wine Business Monthly. Man Ordering Wine Online - Wine Business Trends. Highlights from Technology and Financial Webinar. Are you curious about wine business trends 2020? Most of us know that e-commerce is booming in the US wine industry.

Three Ways to Leverage Technology for Restaurant Reopenings

Modern Restaurant Management

A prerequisite for working in the restaurant industry is often to be “quick on your feet.” ” The COVID-19 pandemic—more than any contentious customer or kitchen catastrophe—is putting that skill to test.

Best 5 POS Systems for Restaurants Compared: Square vs Upserve vs Toast vs SpotOn vs Revel

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. A Point-Of-Sell system (POS) is the main hub of any restaurant. It basically governs any and all transactions made at your restaurant. This means you want a POS system that is seamless and faultless and lets you focus on the day-to-day aspects of running a restaurant.

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The Dozen - Through a Glass Lightly

Sante

sunny.jpg. Author(s): Roger Morris. Teaser: A vinous light at the edge of the autumnal tunnel leading to winter's darkness.

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A CHEF’S 2020 LAMENT

Culinary Cues

. They say that hindsight is 2020 – that being so, there is plenty for us to reflect on and determine how we might have done things differently. The fact is, we can’t go back, but we can look forward. At this point we are all hoping that 2020 will just fade from our memories.

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Ask an Expert: What management software do restaurants need right now?

ChowNow

Over 100,000 restaurants have closed permanently or long-term during the pandemic, and the prospects of desperately needed government relief aren’t looking good.

3 Exciting Strategies You’ll Love to Sell Wine Online

A Wine Story

3 Exciting Strategies You'll Love to Sell Wine Online. Sell Wine Online - Gems from Central Coast Insights, Wine Business Monthly. Looking to sell wine online? Many of the strategies suggested by Wine Business Monthly’s Central Coast Insights webinar provide the model for success.

Maximize Takeout Profitability With These Six Steps

Modern Restaurant Management

Off-premise dining was already on-trend in the restaurant industry well before COVID-19. According to Morgan Stanley estimates, online delivery is set to grow from $260 billion in 2017 to $325 billion in 2020 – and possibly $470 billion by 2025.

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Improve Your Restaurant Website Now To Generate More Sales

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Even now as restaurants are reopening, the Covid-19 pandemic has most diners staying outdoors. As our lives are shifting to the digital space, ordering food on restaurant websites and sharing home dining experiences has become the new normal.

Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche Soars to Kitchen Staple Status Amid At-Home Cooking Renaissance

Sante

Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche, the French-style culinary cream long favored by professional chefs, is quickly becoming an essential kitchen staple for increasingly ambitious home cooks looking for more complex recipes and ingredients.

TEAM COMPETITIVENESS IN THE KITCHEN

Culinary Cues

Create a Team Built to Win.

The pros and cons of the omnichannel strategy for restaurants

Deliverect

The modern restaurateur knows the importance of providing a seamless customer experience. Customers are demanding convenience in every aspect of their interactions with your restaurant.

How to make guests with food sensitivities feel welcome

Typsy

2020 has thrown a myriad of challenges at the restaurant industry. Now more than ever, making guests feel at home is important. But this time we’re not talking about having the proper sanitizing practices in place or observing COVID-19 enforced social distancing.

The Pandemic’s Effect on Restaurant Supplies

Modern Restaurant Management

While the pandemic has greatly affected many businesses, In June, KaTom Restaurant Supply had the single greatest month in company history. How were they able to accomplish that? There are a few reasons.

Captivate Website Visitors With a Free Online Mechanic Chat

Indoor Media

If your website isn’t converting visitors into leads, then it’s not doing its job. Think about your own experience searching for a product or service online.

Freeland Spirits: Good drinks and warm hospitality?

Sante

A unique Portland distillery with a woman owner and talented woman distiller, Freeland Spirits is serving up “farm to bottle” gin, whiskey, and canned cocktails.?. Joss Flanzbaum.

A SOMBER DAY – WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THE SOUL OF AMERICA

Culinary Cues

Never Forget. Nineteen years later – what does 9/11 continue to mean to America and the world? This is a day that must give us pause, a day of unthinkable horror that will always be remembered by anyone born before 2001.

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What is PAR Level and Why is it Important in Restaurant Inventory Management?

Sculpture Hospitality

Proper food and beverage inventory management is one of the most important processes that any restaurant can implement into their backend operations. That’s because poor ordering decisions lead to wasted money.

Retain Restaurant Employees with These Six Hiring Tips

Restaurant365

The hiring process in the restaurant industry is similar to hiring in other industries, but the restaurant industry experiences higher turnover than most other businesses. Consequently, the hiring objective is two-fold: hiring the right employees and retaining them.

Case Study: How a Food Truck Can Open Doors to Restaurant Ownership

Modern Restaurant Management

Kyle Gorlie opened his Vet Chef food truck in 2016. In four years of operation, he’s doubled his sales every year, and today pulls in more than $475,000 a year. Those are profits many brick-and-mortar restaurants would look at with envy.

5 Things You Need to Create Your Auto Shop’s Brand

Indoor Media

As an auto shop owner, you are someone’s competition. You and your competitors are trying to make a name for yourselves. So how much is it worth to stand out from the crowd?

There Really Is No Ethical Restaurant Under Capitalism

EATER

Building an equitable restaurant — where all workers are paid fairly, have benefits, and work without discrimination — will require undoing the way most restaurants are run. The only ethical restaurant I have ever heard of is on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

CHEFS – FINE TUNE THOSE SENSES

Culinary Cues

The kitchen sensual army. There are many things that differentiate cooks and chefs, but none more important to the customer experience and the reputation of the restaurant than mastery of the senses.

Typsy explains: How to get better at learning in hospitality

Typsy

Learning something new can be a struggle. Sometimes it feels like wading through mud - unpleasant, time-consuming, and taking up a lot of your energy. But what if it didn't have to be like that?