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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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

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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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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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

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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8 Indian Restaurants Not to Miss in Washington, DC

Restaurant Clicks

Washington, D.C. is full of vibrancy and diversity not only in the population, but in food. With a plethora of dining options, where you start is a big decision! Indian restaurants are a great start on your culinary journey.

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Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

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 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.

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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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

New Restaurants Checklist: Ensuring Success

Developing a business plan is key when it comes to new restaurant startup success. Restaurant owners should have a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and budgets in order to determine and allocate resources properly. Read this checklist with it's 4 key steps to ensure your restaurant's success.

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.

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 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.

The Restaurant Technology Buyer's Checklist

Evaluating new technology for your growing restaurant enterprise tends to be a long, murky, burdensome process. After helping dozens of companies on their restaurant management solution selection journey, we’ve identified the common factor in finding the right fit: precise, thoughtful research. In this simple guide, we highlight the twelve most essential research areas that technology evaluators need to include in their evaluation journey. Download the guide today.

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 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.

Top 5 US universities with hospitality and tourism management courses

Typsy

A degree in hospitality and tourism isn’t a course that is often promoted. You would be shocked to know how many people often overlook this degree.

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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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.

6 Advertising Platforms And How to Use Them

Indoor Media

When it comes to advertising, it’s best to feel out all your options. In some cases, it can be helpful to take advantage of different mediums during different seasons.

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.

Optimization, Visibility, and Convenience: How Restech Is Driving Restaurant Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

The last year has been devastating for the restaurant industry. Every brand has had to react quickly to stay in business while trying to keep guests and customers safe. Online sales, curbside pickup, and delivery skyrocketed as restaurants scrambled to adapt.

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.

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.

4 Must Have Features When Picking a Digital Food Safety App

FreshCheq

Technology has impacted the restaurant industry, causing the shift in how food safety and restaurant operations are conducted. Instead of using paper and pencil, many restaurants are now using some sort of application for their digital food safety and restaurant operational needs.

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 to Build a Ghost Kitchen Brand That Kills the Competition

Cheetah

Reading Time: 6 minutes. In this fourth and final chapter of the Ghost Kitchen 101 series we look at the marketing strategies that empower ghost kitchen brands, help increase their online visibility and enable them to crush the competition.

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

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.