August, 2022


Culinary Cues

Bigger isn’t always better. Bigger brings a significant upswing in headaches, unforeseen challenges, an inability to flex, and long-term costs.

Could Co-Sourcing Help Restaurant Staffing Issues?

Modern Restaurant Management

While restaurant staffing levels increased across the U.S. in recent months (a net 1.9 million jobs were added), total industry employment remained below pre-pandemic levels in the majority of the states. The question remains: Where are restaurants going to find enough people to fill those jobs?


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17 Restaurant Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

7 Shifts

Are you a restaurant owner looking for question to ask potential candidates? Check out this blog and video on the top 9 interview questions to ask as an owner. There are a lot of jobs available in the restaurant industry. But there's one thing between you and the role you want: the interview.

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Marketing Your Restaurant for Private Events

Next Restaurants

By Adrian Johansen, Contributor. There’s no question that these last few years have been deeply challenging for business owners.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.


Culinary Cues

I still remember that day in downtown Buffalo. I was probably 10 or 11 years old on a shopping trip with my parents when we walked by a diner window with full view of their short order cooks. I was instantly mesmerized by their motions, their intensity, their speed, and their control.

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Chefs Dish on ‘The Bear’

Modern Restaurant Management

"The Bear," a new Hulu/FX program portrays the raw reality of restaurant culture Chefs from around the country have commented to Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine on the authentic representation the show gives of life in the kitchen as a chef.

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How To Control Inventory In A Restaurant: Everything You Need To Know

Sculpture Hospitality

When you own or manage a restaurant, there’s a lot that you need to do and keep track of. From scheduling and training staff to prepping for service and getting dishes out, the list can seem never ending. Restaurant Inventory

Food Delivery and Takeout Trends Are Still Continuing—Here’s Why?

Goliath Consulting

The restaurant industry saw a significant increase in delivery and takeout during the COVID-19 lockdown. As lockdown restrictions were lifted, restaurant owners expected some customers to return in person while still following safety measures.

Amy’s Kitchen vs. Its Workers


Lille Allen/Eater. In June, a union filed nine Unfair Labor Practice complaints against an Amy’s plant in San Jose. By July, the company announced the plant would close. What really stood out to Ruby Luna about Amy’s Kitchen was the message.

The Ultimate Playbook for Automating Restaurant Operations

Restaurants are operating with 6.2 fewer back-of-house employees and 2.8 fewer front-of-house employees. Learn what thriving brands are doing to address labor shortages, streamline operations, and maximize efficiency, all while increasing their bottom line.

21 Unique Tip Jar Ideas + Advice on Getting More Tips For Your Restaurant or Cafe

7 Shifts

Good tips can have a significant impact on a worker's take-home pay, making them happier and less likely to quit. They're an essential part of how people get paid in the service industry.

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Culinary Cues

The greatest threat is not the labor shortage or supply chain issues, it’s not the pandemic or the price of real estate – yes, all those concerns are troubling and must be dealt with, but they are not what will bring the restaurant industry to its knees. Well then – what will? Try apathy on for size.

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5 Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Online Restaurant Business Safe

Next Restaurants

By Ana Hoffman, Contributor. The number of cybercrimes is growing at about 15% per year. And restaurants aren’t immune from these attacks. In fact, they’re often easy targets for cybercriminals as they provide relatively hassle-free access to confidential financial data of their customers.

Technology Upgrades That Make a Difference

Modern Restaurant Management

There is no question that the past two years have been a rollercoaster ride for the restaurant industry and the world at large (in fact, “rollercoaster ride” might be an understatement).

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

43 Simple Yet Effective Restaurant Marketing Tips and Examples For Growing Foodservice Operations


Some restaurants immediately thrive in a new location, while others can barely keep their heads above water. At first glance, they look equally good: the food is excellent, the staff friendly, the price right and everything well organised.

Why is staff turnover an issue for coffee shops?

Perfect Daily Grind

For some years now, high rates of staff turnover have been an issue in the hospitality sector, including coffee shops. For instance, according to research from management software platform Deputy , the UK hospitality industry alone has an employee turnover rate of 30% – double the national average.

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Creating a culture that attracts and retains with Danny Meyer

7 Shifts

How do you create a restaurant culture that attracts staff and retains them? We asked someone who's done it—the one and only Danny Meyer. Danny Meyer is the founder of Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack , one of the most prolific restaurateurs of our time.

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Culinary Cues

There is a major fallacy about cooking – the belief that you can teach someone to become a cook. Now that every chef and culinary educator has their feathers ruffled – let me explain.

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Scheduling Headaches? AI Can Solve Them

Machine learning proves to be effective for predictive scheduling and empowers employees by giving them more control over their lives and schedules. Download this guide to find out more!

152. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 152 – Matt from ClearCOGS

Restaurant Technology Guys

Matt is the Founder & CEO of ClearCOGS, a predictive demand forecasting startup focused on helping restaurants reduce food waste. He spent years basing his own restaurant operations on guessing sales and inevitably scrambling to react each day.

Another Employee Tool in the HR Shed

Modern Restaurant Management

In all my years in the restaurant/bar/hospitality industry, I have never run into the hiring situation that we are in today. I don’t have one customer in any state who has all the employees that they need.

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How To Open a Restaurant

The Restaurant Group

Thinking About Opening A Restaurant? Opening a restaurant of your own is something that many people dream about. If you’re ready to make your dream of having your own restaurant a reality, we put together this guide so you can successfully open one. .

Understanding the co-operative model in Kenya’s coffee sector

Perfect Daily Grind

Historically, as many as 50% of Kenya’s coffee producers have worked with big estates or co-operatives at any given time. Across the country, these organisations have anywhere from 100 to 12,000 members.

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

No-Crisis Planning for Restaurants & Cafes

Ken Burgin

Crisis and drama seem to be part of daily life in hospitality – something most of us learn to put up with and live through. We often have it for breakfast! But, with a little thought and planning, you could thrive instead of just surviving.

Bar Inventory Checklist: Top 5 Things You Need For Success

Sculpture Hospitality

Inventory control is a key component of managing a successful bar. It ensures service runs smoothly, reduces waste, improves forecasting and purchasing, and increases the bottom line. Bar Inventory

Verification of Employment: What Managers Should Know


Getting ready to welcome a new employee to the team? Before you make it official, conduct a verification of employment so you have all the details you need to make the best choice. Why is this step between interviewing and hiring so important?

Achieving Restaurant Expansion and Growth During Uncertain Times

Modern Restaurant Management

Maybe more than any other industry apart from health care, restaurants experienced firsthand the economic trials of the COVID-19 pandemic. They lost business, closed for indefinite periods or even shut their doors permanently.

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Using AI to Test Innovative Restaurant Employee Communication and Scheduling Models

AI technology is helping restaurateurs rise to complex labor challenges and laws with machine learning solutions that improve working conditions for staff, leading to happier employees who stay onboard and bring their best to work.

Blended, Not Stirred: Making Frozen Cocktails at Home

Bottleneck Management

Blended, Not Stirred: Making Frozen Cocktails at Home. The temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to break out the blender and mix up a refreshing frozen concoction. We have a few tips and tricks to ensure making frozen cocktails at home is a breeze.

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Designing an autumn menu for your coffee shop

Perfect Daily Grind

There’s no doubt that seasonality plays an important role in influencing consumer behaviour. As warmer weather sets in, coffee drinkers tend to opt for colder beverages, whereas the number of hot coffee beverages usually increases during the colder months.

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How to Cook a Direwolf


Vaneda Vireak.

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