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

Restaurant365

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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CHEFS – WHAT DOES YOUR MENU REPRESENT?

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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Reader Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

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.

Peter Smith Tapped As Culinary Operations Director of Ghostline

Sante

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.

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

Deliverect

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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COOKS AND CHEFS – WE ALL CRAVE DISCIPLINE

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.

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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Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

The restaurant industry has changed so dramatically in the pandemic era that it's time to redesign your business strategy. This requires us to take a look at our menus, inventory, staff, and even our seating strategy. 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, and fit your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions.

talentReef Helps Employers Create Contactless Talent Management Strategy.

Sante

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.

Restaurants Surviving & Adapting in the Pandemic: China Moon

ChowNow

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.

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.

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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Webinar Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 has been a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

THE COOK’S INTELLECT

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?

How to become a hospitality manager

Typsy

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.

Celebrating Women In Wine

Sante

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.

Restaurants Surviving & Adapting in the Pandemic: Motorino

ChowNow

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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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.

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.

A KITCHEN’S ELEGANT LAST IMPRESSIONS

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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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.

Adapting During a Pandemic

Sante

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!

Taking Care of the Back of the House

EATER

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.

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.

10 Recruitment Strategies To Improve Hiring And Attract Top Talent

Sling

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

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.

How To Build A Credible Online Brand Through Content Marketing

Lady Boss Blogger

Unique content creation is crucial for your entrepreneurial credibility. Sponsored content that doesn’t look like advertising is called CONTENT MARKETING, and it is the best way for your brand to gain visibility and credibility online.

Why You Need a Restaurant Budget to Control Costs

Restaurant365

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.

10 most popular hotel management apps for small hotels

Typsy

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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Restaurant Staffing for Today and Tomorrow

Modern Restaurant Management

Since quarantine lockdowns began mid-March of 2020, restaurants faced unprecedented turmoil. Before global lockdowns, the U.S. restaurant industry suffered from a 74.9 percent annual turnover rate , and even more for some businesses.

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What makes good customer service? Explore Federal Café’s guide to great customer service

Izettle

If there’s one thing that can set your company apart, it’s good customer service – especially for an independent business.

The State of New York Restaurants in 2020

7 Shifts

As the Head of U.S. Operations for 7shifts, I have been based in the New York technology and hospitality space for years (including a leadership role at Yelp for nearly a decade). Never before has our local market experienced such a massive disruption to the restaurant industry as we are experiencing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Every restaurant has been forced to adapt their operations in order to survive and ultimately grow for the future.

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How to Reach Your Audience Without Breaking the Bank

Indoor Media

For many, the major drawback of advertising is the cost. Some people believe it will be too expensive to advertise their business, or that their specific audience doesn’t need to be reminded they exist. Neither attitude is going to bring in any business.