February, 2021

The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Ah…now is the time for everyone to start speculating about what the restaurant business will look like when all of this craziness is over.

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Surprising Ways that Tech Can Help Evolve Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that restaurant technology is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a necessity for building a modern and future-proof restaurant.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

For most of its existence, restaurant marketing focused on a single goal: getting more people through the door. How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? That all changed in 2020.

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How Restaurants Evolve in the War for Talent in 2021 and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

As we continue to move past the fallout from the pandemic there will be a growing reliance on technology within every aspect of the operation and companies can be ready to take advantage, but they must start now or be left behind.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Research Shows This is How to Overcome The Biggest Restaurant Challenges

Indoor Media

We scoured a successful restaurant study to bring you all the most important information in one clear guide. The information was collected from thousands of restaurants around the country, identifying the biggest challenges for restauranteurs and how to overcome them.

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DoorDash 101: the essential guide for restaurants


Since its inception in 2013, DoorDash has become one of the biggest players in on-demand food delivery in the United States.

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How to Set Up Online Ordering for Restaurants

7 Shifts

If you weren’t thinking that much about online ordering before, you definitely are now. The habits of diners have changed, and our approach to off-premise along with it. The easiest way to get your food out there is by partnering with a third-party delivery app.

Why Successful Bar Inventory Requires Both Tech and Expert Support

Sculpture Hospitality

Taking bar inventory can be time-consuming and frustrating. Yet most hospitality businesses are still using inefficient and ineffective manual spreadsheets to complete their bar inventory management

8 Tips to Optimize Restaurant Labor Costs Despite Higher Minimum Wages


Some are predicting a potential boom in the restaurant industry in the post-pandemic era. Consumers are ready to return to restaurants, and companies are innovating with new business models and new locations.

4 Tips For Setting Your Marketing Budget

Indoor Media

Whether you’re considering your first campaign or trying to get a better sense of how much you could have saved on your last one, it’s time to set a firm marketing budget.

Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

How to Schedule Social Media Ads to Run When People Are Hungry

Modern Restaurant Management

Facebook and Instagram are powerful advertising tools for any restaurant wanting to reach people in their community or tourists traveling through their area, whether to increase indoor dining numbers or, in today's climate, driving more pickup and curbside orders.


Culinary Cues

It would be difficult to find a more sinister, demoralizing, harmful, or self-destructive word than mediocre.

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How to Buy a Restaurant: An Ultimate Guide

7 Shifts

So you want to open a restaurant. Maybe it’s to take your grandmothers’ recipes to the masses. Maybe you want to share your love of tacos with the world. A place to call your own, perhaps? The dream of opening a restaurant is held by many, and it hasn’t been sullied by the pandemic.

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??3 “Secrets” For Remote Wine Tasting You’ll Love

A Wine Story

Can Remote Wine Tasting Kits Save the USA Wine Industry?

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

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. 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.

How to Reach Local Customers and Grow Your Restaurant Business on Nextdoor


Now more than ever, it’s important for local restaurants to establish an online presence. Bringing your restaurant into the digital space not only builds credibility, it also helps attract more customers.

Your Complete Restaurant Inventory Management Glossary of Terms

Sculpture Hospitality

Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant or the day-to-day manager, you likely got into this career for the love of creating delicious dishes and delighting customers. Restaurant Inventory

Explaining the neighbourhood coffee shop: “More than coffee and sandwiches”

Perfect Daily Grind

In 2018, there were about 24,000 coffee shops in the UK with a collective market value of approximately £9 billion. This number was projected to rise to over 30,000 by 2020, along with an increase in value of more than 50% to £15 billion.


Culinary Cues

An exercise that I have found to be really helpful is to occasionally state/re-state what you believe in as a chef.

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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.

7shifts Audio Series 001: Preston Junger on opportunity for restaurants and the evolution of restaurant technology

7 Shifts

For restaurants, 2020 was a year full of challenges. In 2021, we are looking ahead with an eye towards growth, and evolution.

Restaurant server training: top 10 etiquette tips


Providing great service in a restaurant isn’t just about ensuring customers receive their meal on time or smiling as you take their order. It’s also about the little actions you take throughout their time in your venue.

Restaurant Management: The Math

Modern Restaurant Management

This an excerpt from Bruce Nelson's Restaurant Management: the Myth, the Magic, the Math. Part Three – The Math. “The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.” ” —Euclid of Alexandria. Oh yes, the math.

Tips for Improving Restaurant Employee Retention During a Pandemic


2020 was a challenging year for restaurants. On the sales side, there have certainly been fluctuations in business as local public health restrictions changed and customer behavior shifted. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has also presented new challenges for food and labor costs.

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

Impress Locals in 5 Easy Steps

Indoor Media

One of the reasons it’s so difficult for small businesses to compete with national chains is the sheer amount of advertising resources big brands have in their pocket.

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Culinary Cues

Every year, a significant number of new restaurants open and almost as many close their doors for good. It is, that spark of “I have a great idea for a restaurant” that drives many people towards the leap into entrepreneurship – a leap that too many are unprepared for.

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How Beechwood Doughnuts Streamlined Their Operations to Make 10,000+ Doughnuts A Week

7 Shifts

Beechwood Doughnuts is a popular doughnut bakery in St Catharines, Ontario, which has been serving delectable doughnuts—from nanaimo to pumpkin cheesecake —to thousands of customers for six years.

‘We’re Reclaiming Beer Because It’s Ours’


The overwhelmingly white image of beer culture erases a much longer, far-reaching narrative of Black brewing. In a 1995 article in the Journal of Black Studies , Kenneth Christmon describes an interaction between the French ethnographer Marcel Griaule and a Dogon elder and priest named Ogotemmeli.

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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 the Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Way We Eat

Modern Restaurant Management

With many restaurants closed for in-person dining on and off throughout the pandemic, the food service industry shifted to delivery and takeout as a business imperative. According to SEC filings, food delivery apps experienced tremendous growth in 2020 earning a combined $5.5

What is Your Restaurant Culture? 3 Reasons Why an Authentic Restaurant Culture Keeps Staff and Guests Engaged

Goliath Consulting

Though words like “work culture” and “cultural fit” have been controversial in the recruiting realm (1), there is no denying that restaurants with excellent work culture benefit from happy employees and many loyal customers. So what do we mean by culture? And what does it mean to have a great one?

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A Quick Recap of Restaurant Marketing Trends

Indoor Media

Today, there are thousands of restauranteurs around the country just trying to get one step ahead of their competition. For small business owners, it’s especially important to make sure you’re putting the same effort into marketing your business as you put into daily operations.


Culinary Cues

How did it happen that we drifted apart. In so many cases no room for a start. We live in a world closed off to so much. Where neighbors and friends are kept out of touch. What you believe, what I believe limits what, who, when, and where. Think about common ground – how would we dare.

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Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

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.