October, 2020

Ultimate Restaurant Website Design Guide for Beginners

7 Shifts

Diners are turning to online ordering in increasing numbers because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on on-premise dining. According to a survey conducted by S&P Global Market Intelligence, 40% of Americans are ordering more food for takeout and delivery now than they were before the pandemic.

5 Tips for Maximizing Restaurant Operations Management


In a restaurant, there’s always something that needs to be done. Maybe it’s organizing the walk-in, folding the napkins for the front of the house, or reworking the menus. As a restaurant owner or manager, sometimes you may need to jump in to help keep business running smoothly.


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Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021

Goliath Consulting

2020 has been quite a learning experience.

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Culinary Cues

Consider this – the menu is the most important component of a successful restaurant and once designed it can, and should, impact every other aspect of the business.

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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.

The Benefits of Guest Feedback in the Hospitality Industry

Social Hospitality

The hospitality industry is the poster child of customer-centricity and always putting the customers’ needs first. This mindset is now embodied by other industries as well. Customers are now accustomed to a new level of customer care. Thus, those in the world of hospitality need to, again, elevate their own service and boost the experience they provide to guests. Market trends, industry-specific waves, and recognizing emerging customer behavior patterns are all relevant.

How to turn your dark kitchen into an extremely efficient production unit


A dark kitchen should be a hardcore production kitchen. That is, if you want to keep your head above water. Let there be no doubt about that. The purpose of a dark kitchen is to produce large quantities of dishes hyper-efficiently, and at a speed that makes F1 pilots dizzy.

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YEA: Restaurants Showing Resiliency with New Openings

Modern Restaurant Management

New restaurant and food businesses are opening at pre-pandemic levels, with the number of new openings increasingly more in line with 2018 and 2019 volumes, according to third quarter data for the Yelp Economic Average (YEA) report.

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Peter Smith Tapped As Culinary Operations Director of Ghostline


Restaurateur Aaron Gordon brings Peter Smith on board to help meet diners’ needs during the pandemic at a new multi-restaurant “chef collective” in Washington D.C. Photo credit: Under a Bushel Photography.


Culinary Cues

Let’s not confuse freedom with a desire to do whatever we want without a system of order or respect for the discipline of structure. We can both be free and still respect the need for that discipline that comes from organization.

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How a Customer Loyalty Program Helps Restaurants Keep in Touch with Customers

Focus POS

Operating a restaurant requires a certain degree of understanding when it comes to customers. You need to be relevant, and to do that, you must be in touch with what customers want so that you can deliver on those expectations. Believe it or not, this isn’t always easier said than done.

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.

How to become a hospitality manager


Hospitality is a great industry for a flexible lifestyle, but it can also be a place to develop an amazing, fulfilling career. All jobs have their ups and downs, but hospitality management is one of those jobs where you have a chance to make a difference to someone’s life in a real, meaningful way.

Best Fall Beers from Our Industry Experts

Bottleneck Management

Best Fall Beers. Fall has arrived and with it, all of the best fall beers of the season. If there’s one good thing about the weather becoming a little cooler, it’s these beers that keep us warm.

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From Ghost Kitchens to Living Kitchens: A New Vision for Food Service’s Next Great Space

Modern Restaurant Management

Ghost kitchens, you’ve got spirit, but not much soul. Dark kitchens or virtual kitchens––real places staffed with non-ectoplasmic people—bring efficiencies to running a restaurant by providing off-site commissary services for delivery orders.

talentReef Helps Employers Create Contactless Talent Management Strategy.


Download the talentReef Guide and learn how to digitally engage candidates and successfully recruit, hire, and onboard in a digital world. 2020 has been a lesson in quickly adapting to new requirements - namely, contactless recruiting, hiring, and onboarding.

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.


Culinary Cues

Anyone who has tied on an apron in a professional kitchen understands the physical nature of the work. We know about the aching muscles, the throbbing feet, the faltering knees, and the heat – did I mention the heat?

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Restaurant Menu Design Tips to Drive Sales and Increase Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

There are plenty of ways that you can increase profits at your restaurant. Implementing effective beverage and food inventory management systems , reducing the amount of deadstock you keep in storage and offering a takeout service are some of the ways that your restaurant can improve its bottom line.

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Restaurants Surviving & Adapting in the Pandemic: China Moon


Like so many other places, California has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. One in three restaurants in the state will close down due to the economic fallout, and 76 percent of operators report that they urgently need rent relief.

How to Start an Auto Repair Loyalty Program

Indoor Media

Did you know that it costs your auto shop five times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one? Financially, it only makes sense to focus on maintaining repeat customers, and one of the best ways to do that is with an auto repair loyalty program.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Point of Sale Solution for Your Restaurant

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting virtually every industry, few have been hit harder than restaurants. Consumer preferences have shifted from what is trendiest to what is safest. They are looking for ordering and fulfillment options on a greater scale than ever before. The solution? A comprehensive restaurant point of sale (POS) system that helps owners gain actionable insight, master efficient operations, and become more competitive.

Ghost Lemonade, Robotic Barista and Flippy for Sale

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features a lot of technology and robotic news, virtual food halls and healthy kid menus. Flippy ROAR for Sale.

Celebrating Women In Wine


Penny Weiss. Slowly but surely women are making their presence known in the wine industry by assuming important roles from operations management and business development to winemaker and winery owner.


Culinary Cues

As a chef, I have long admired the craft of the Patissier and Boulanger. Chefs readily admit that the skill set of a dedicated pastry chef or bread baker is quite different from that of the savory chef.

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4 Tools to Better Communicate at Your Restaurant

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Efficient communication between managers and employees is key to restaurant success, especially during the unprecedented times of 2020. Many restaurant owners understand that proper internal communication leads to increasing employee productivity and trust.

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.

Restaurants Surviving & Adapting in the Pandemic: Motorino


Part three of a series that explores how restaurants are surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 pandemic. . As we’ve spoken with restaurateurs across the country to share their experiences during the pandemic, we’ve come across very different types of businesses.

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Taking Care of the Back of the House


1,300 families, 120,000 pounds of food: How No Us Without You feeds LA’s undocumented restaurant workers At 11 a.m. on a hot Tuesday in October, cars began to line up at a pair of tents pitched in a deserted stretch of downtown Los Angeles.

Delivery Dominance Starts with a Few Simple Questions

Modern Restaurant Management

As consumers expect more convenient ways to get their favorite meals – even more so than ever before amidst the pandemic – adding delivery has enabled restaurants to meet those demands and grow digital sales. In fact, delivery has become mission critical.

Adapting During a Pandemic


Emiliano De Laurentiis. As we poke our communal heads out from our protective burrows, we look for answers to how to emerge safely. Here are some solutions ranging from Antibody tests, to air scrubbers and remote kitchens!

Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

10 most popular hotel management apps for small hotels


In the past, large hotels had a much easier time using management and data collection tools than smaller hotels. But this type of software is incredibly helpful for venues with a smaller staff.

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Publish Your Website with These Best Restaurant Website Builders

7 Shifts

Did you know that three in four customers will visit a restaurant's website before dining at that restaurant? In an era when enabling online ordering is essential to running a restaurant, having an online presence for your restaurant is critical.

10 Recruitment Strategies To Improve Hiring And Attract Top Talent


Finding the best team members is crucial to the success of your business. That’s why recruitment strategies are essential for attracting top talent.

Why You Need a Restaurant Budget to Control Costs


One of the most important yet frequently overlooked parts of a business is the budget. For restaurant owners and operators in particular, in the midst of making the thousands of decisions needed to run a restaurant business, it’s easy to forget about the restaurant budget.

Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.