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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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

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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We’re rocketing! 30M orders, 1B in GMV & a Series C funding of $65 million!

Deliverect

We haven’t even reached our third birthday and we have already achieved so many exciting milestones. Last week we reached 30 million orders processed across our 30 markets around the world.

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.

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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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 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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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

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.

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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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.

6 Tips for Taking Enticing Menu Photos (Without The Expensive Equipment)

ChowNow

If you’re in the food industry, you’re no stranger to the huge food photography trend that’s been dominating news feeds everywhere for years. As a restaurant owner, your menu photos are a powerful marketing tool to attract new customers, increase ticket sizes, and retain guests.

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.

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 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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Should You Use a Loss Leader Pricing Strategy in Your Restaurant?

Sculpture Hospitality

The term ‘loss leader’ often brings negative connotations for restaurant owners and managers, but did you know that when used properly a loss leader pricing strategy can be an effective way for restaurants to drive new profits? Restaurant Operations Bar Inventory

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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3 Types of Ghost Kitchens and Which One Is the Best Business to Start

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Check out the last chapter in our Ghost Kitchen 101 series!

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.

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.

Time Theft Guide: How to Spot it and How to Stop It

7 Shifts

Employee theft is an unfortunate reality. Food, alcohol, and cash are common victims of theft—but business owners have to look beyond physical goods. Employee theft can be more hidden or even unintentional—with time theft.

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Where to Eat Italian Food in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Philadelphia’s restaurant scene is a melting pot, and while the city is beginning to discover new cultural cuisines previously unknown to the East Coast, one type of traditional fare is not going anywhere: Italian food. Made with love, Italian food is the ultimate comfort food.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.