April, 2021

Restaurant Hiring: Navigating the Labor Shortage

7 Shifts

If you're having trouble finding great people to work in your restaurant, you're not alone. There's a labor shortage impacting the restaurant industry, made tougher by the pandemic.

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Restaurant Staffing Crisis Solutions: Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

While staffing has always topped the list of restaurant owner/manager pain points, it now seems to be at crisis proportions. And the situation isn’t likely to improve soon as more competition in the battle for talent is anticipated.

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Bar Inventory Spreadsheet or Bar Inventory System: What’s Best?

Sculpture Hospitality

Counting, managing and successfully maintaining your bar inventory seems simple at first glance, yet many bars are using time-consuming, ineffective and inaccurate processes that lead to hidden costs and lost profits. Restaurant Operations Restaurant Inventory Bar Inventory

WHAT I WISH I KNEW AS AN 16 YEAR OLD BREAKFAST COOK

Culinary Cues

My first real job at the age of 15 (unless you count being a paperboy) was washing dishes and helping out the breakfast cook at a local diner.

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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.

The 20 Best Ways To Improve Motivation In The Workplace

Sling

Motivation is defined as the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Motivation in the workplace is no different. It’s your employee’s desire or willingness to produce great work. And when you think about it that way, it’s the holy grail that all managers strive for.

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Why Do So Many Restaurants STILL Suck? It’s Their Culture

Embrace the Suck

Go sit in your restaurant for an hour with your eyes closed and just listen. What do you hear? Does it sound like the smooth cadence of a well-oiled machine or more like a clunky old car engine that backfires every minute? When I am coaching a client, I love to sit in the dining room and just listen.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM Research Roundup, we feature news of the expected pent-up demand from guests, the Great Restaurant Restart and delivery trends. Event Planning Is Back.

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Sculpture Hospitality’s Inventory Management Solution Makes the News!

Sculpture Hospitality

Sculpture Hospitality is delighted to announce that our innovative inventory management solution for restaurant and bars has hit the news, featuring on a recent episode of NewsWatch - a trusted source for breaking consumer, technology, travel, health and entertainment news on the AMC Network and ION Network. Company News

FOOD NOISE OR FOOD SYMPHONY

Culinary Cues

I find it very interesting how diverse the food experience is. In all cases, the process of eating is important and accomplishes similar goals.

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How Canyons Fresh Grill Saves 15% on Labor with 7shifts

7 Shifts

Canyons Fresh Grill is the definition of a neighborhood spot—nestled just off of Main Street in the town of Woodstock, Georgia, the restaurant has been a mainstay since 2008. It’s a family-owned business, combining more than 60 years of entrepreneurial experience to serve its city.

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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.

Best Ways to Set Up a Successful Food Truck Delivery Service in 2021

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. In 2019, we published The Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Food Truck Business , where we covered the basics of buying a food truck, choosing the right location, working with suppliers, and more.

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Takeaway.com 101: the essential guide for restaurants

Deliverect

Founded in the Netherlands in the year 2000, Takeaway.com specializes in online food ordering and home delivery. In 2020, the company merged with Just Eat to form one of the leading global online food delivery companies, Just Eat Takeaway.com.

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This is How Customer Insight Data Can Lead Restaurants to Success

Modern Restaurant Management

Over the past few years, big data has changed the way the food industry operates. The data analytics market is one that made a splash, and seemingly continues to grow as it proves its value. In fact, according to Market Research Future , the data analytics market is predicted to hit $132.90

4 Reasons Why Restaurant Inventory Management Matters

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant is a dream for many people. The truth is, however, that running a successful restaurant isn’t just about crafting amazing meals. It takes a remarkable amount of work and an extensive amount of business acumen to run a successful restaurant

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.

WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF KITCHEN LIFE

Culinary Cues

This appears to be one of those times of reflection – a time when those hard working people in kitchens around the country are asking a simple question: “Why am I doing this?” The pandemic is not the cause of this period of questioning – it simply brought it to the forefront.

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How To Train New Restaurant Employees

7 Shifts

As a result of the pandemic, restaurants have had to make specific adjustments to all areas of their organization’s operations. Not only have they had to change their interiors, but more importantly, how every employee plays a larger role in certain demands.

The Best Mexican Restaurants in Washington DC

Restaurant Clicks

Mexican food is highly flavorful and perfect for a night out with friends. Mexican food is particularly diverse, and the options are endless with fillings for dishes such as enchiladas, burritos, and tacos! It can certainly take multiple attempts to find the best Mexican restaurant in any city.

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Four Ways the Pandemic Changed the Restaurant Industry that Won’t Change Back

Sante

A 4-Part Weekly Series by Buyers Edge Platform: Part 2 Technology in the Food Ordering Experience From kiosks, QR codes Continue Reading. April 2021 Management Food Ordering Foodservice Pandemic Restaurants Technology

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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.

Location-Based Mobile Advertising: A Guide for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

A visit to a restaurant almost always means a sale. That’s why driving people into your physical locations is so valuable. Luckily that’s easier today with mobile advertising and restaurant owners should consider embracing this modern technology to market their business effectively.

How to use Bar Inventory Software to Set Your Bar Inventory PAR Level

Sculpture Hospitality

In our previous blog, we discussed how to calculate your bar inventory usage through the use of a simple calculation and a bar inventory management system.

How To Calculate Profit Margin For Small Business Owners

Sling

As a small business owner or manager, you need to speak the language of your industry. That includes general business terms , such as capital, gross, net, and — perhaps most important — profit margin.

How to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants

7 Shifts

Nearly 6 weeks after the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is a reality. The fund sets aside $28.6 billion in grants for restaurants to use to cover everything from payroll to rent.

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

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.

The Top 10 Pizza Spots in Washington DC

Restaurant Clicks

In Washington, D.C., it seems as though there are not only a plethora of pizza restaurants, but one on every few blocks. To be successful in the Washington, D.C., area as a pizza spot, you have to be exceptional, as there really are so many options.

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How a Virtual Kitchen Could Improve Your Restaurant Group’s Profitability

Restaurant365

Although many restrictions on restaurants are starting to lift, COVID-19 has permanently changed the landscape of the restaurant industry. First, stay-at-home orders and dining restrictions prompted restaurants to focus on takeout and delivery.

Five Key Metrics Every Hiring Manager Should Track

Modern Restaurant Management

In businesses with high turnover – think, food or retail – managers spend a good portion of their time on hiring. The more efficiently and effectively they can hire, the less money and time they’ll spend, and the lower their turnover will be.

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How Restaurant Inventory Management Software Can Reduce Food Waste

Sculpture Hospitality

According to Restaurant Hospitality , about 63 million tons of food is wasted every year in the US alone. In the restaurant industry, food waste amounts to a staggering cost of $25 billion each year. Restaurant Inventory

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.

How to Beat Writer’s Block When it Comes to Social Media Posts

Indoor Media

It may be hard to believe, but yes, even social media managers get writer’s block. In today’s world, it can be exhausting to try to think of a new prompt or message to share every single day. Pushing yourself to be carefree and creative takes a lot of careful planning.

The Road to Operational Excellence – Only the Best for Cheetah Clients

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. When we first set out to provide e-commerce solutions for Small-Medium business supplies, we were hoping to make just a bit of a dent. We never imagined we’d end up disrupting a $1 trillion industry of US wholesale foodservice distribution.

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How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The benefits of having loyalty programs—particularly mobile programs—have become more noticeable due to the pandemic.

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7 Tips for Exceeding Your Pre-COVID Restaurant Profit Margins

Restaurant365

Restaurant owners and operators have faced enormous challenges over the last year. After many months of on-again, off-again indoor dining restrictions, outdoor dining capacity limits, and relying on delivery/take out only, a brighter future is on the horizon.

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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