August, 2023

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How big restaurant chains are using artificial intelligence

Restaurant Business

Brands like Chipotle, Starbucks and Domino's are leaning on AI to do things like predict traffic, set prices and bake pizzas before they're even ordered.

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Can Subscription Models Benefit Restaurants and Guests?

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant loyalty programs are nothing new so what can restaurants do to stand out from the competition and better engage with guests to build relationships? Many are trying out subscription models to see if they can benefit restaurants and guests. To learn more about how loyalty programs are evolving, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Joseph Yetter, the General Manager of Punchh, a PAR Technology Company.

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Chefs on the Line

Modern Restaurant Management

General Mills Foodservice is putting the Chefs of the Mills to the test against back-of-house obstacles in its new “Chefs on the Line” video series, Each episode will challenge General Mills Foodservice’s resident culinary experts with the high-stakes scenarios that foodservice operators face every day. In the first episode, General Mills Foodservice corporate chefs Ted Osorio and Jessie Kordosky must throw together a brunch service with no staff, using only what’s on han

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Inspirational Restaurant Floor Plan and Layout Examples

The Eat Restaurant

Good food is the most important thing about any restaurant. Yet, more and more customers tend to care if the place looks, smells, and sounds good.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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How to hire the best staff for your restaurant

Open for Business

Finding staff for a restaurant can be a big challenge in the hospitality industry. Knowing how to hire employees can make or break your restaurant. A reliable, dedicated staff is your biggest asset, but high-quality employees are hard to find—especially when the industry is still feeling the effects of a labor shortage. Whether you’re staffing a new restaurant, looking for seasonal employees , or streamlining your interview process, you always want to know the best way to hire restaurant employe

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In the legal minefield of restaurant surcharges, it's all about disclosure

Restaurant Business

Whether a "service charge," "living wage fee" or "happy kitchen fee," how surcharges appear on guest checks—and how they are disclosed—can be key in protecting a restaurant from costly litigation.

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Everyone Seeks Happiness, How to Navigate “Tipflation”

Sante

Tipflation is a hot topic. It is on the lips and screens of foodservice and retail operators, service workers, and of course, consumers.

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Culinary Cues

PART TWO: The Era of the Chef: Ah, now things really changed. The once restaurateur-centric restaurant was about to become chef-centric. Seemingly happening overnight – the chef went from a behind the scenes after-thought to a celebrity. Beginning with a few flamboyant artisans like Jeremiah Tower, Paul Prudhomme, Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters – the chef came out from behind the curtain as the star of the show, the person responsible for over-the-top food that wowed and inspired people of all

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Sprucing Up the Supper Club: Nyle Deane Is Reshaping Wisconsin Restaurant Culture

Modern Restaurant Management

In rural Wisconsin, putting a plate of food on the table can begin with putting a roof over someone’s head. Nyle Deane , Culinary Director at Masgay Group/Masgay Restaurants, didn’t think twice about opening his home rent-free for over six months to one of his cooks transitioning between housing arrangements. Similarly generous, Deane’s parents provide care for local children in need through state foster programs.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Tutorial: How to Enroll in ChowNow’s Apple Developer Program

ChowNow

Eager to establish a stronger connection with your customers and increase repeat orders? With branded mobile apps, Diners are much more likely to reorder. Our restaurants who have purchased an iOS and Android app typically see a 2x increase in orders. With branded mobile apps from ChowNow, your restaurant is effectively purchasing real estate on customers’ phones.

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What Buzztime can do for your Bar Today, Tomorrow, and into the Future.

Buzztime Business

The future is bright for Buzztime we continue to build experiences that bring guests into bars and keep them coming back. This fall we are bringing back one of our most popular features in QB1 and will continue to bring new and engaging experiences to our Bar Buddies. Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 6th at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT to hear about Buzztime can bring to your location now and into the future.

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The Story Behind the José Andrés Nonprofit

EATER

José Andrés | Photo: World Central Kitchen / Facebook World Central Kitchen is on the ground in Maui — serving meals as they did in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Houston, and more Update: 8/18/2023: This story was originally published November 10, 2017. It has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information. As the devastation in Maui became clear, it was clear also that World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit started by chef José Andrés, would soon be on the ground providing disaster relief.

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Dickey’s put a restaurant up for sale. Its franchisee was surprised

Restaurant Business

The fast casual’s franchisees say they’re struggling with its price restrictions, coupled with high costs. And one operator says the barbecue chain put her store on the market without her knowledge.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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MISE EN PLACE – THE CHEF’S DISEASE

Culinary Cues

The very thing that makes a complex kitchen environment work is the same thing that drives non-culinary folks away from professional chefs. Everything has a place, and everything is in its place, is a mantra that becomes an obsession with cooks and chefs. It is the very act that allows cooks to push through the chaos of a restaurant kitchen day with military precision and awareness of looming uncertainty.

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Consumer Habits Are Changing — What’s Next for Restaurant Tech?

Modern Restaurant Management

The food industry has been historically slow to integrate technology and digital solutions. However, given the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, economic instability and impending recession in 2023 , traditional norms are shattered. Restaurants have had to adapt beyond the conventional to navigate the stormy waters and emerge stronger than ever before.

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Learning from Biodiversity for Business with Chef Chantelle Nicholson

Bizimply

Hospitality Mavericks Podcast: Learning from Biodiversity for Business with Chef Chantelle Nicholson, founder of Apricity. Discover the recipe for success of the restaurant with "conscious cooking, joyful dining" as the chef shares their team culture and how she overcomes industry challenges. The post Learning from <b>Biodiversity for Business</b> with Chef Chantelle Nicholson appeared first on Bizimply.

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2023 Santé Wine and Spirits Competition Winners

Sante

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Santé Wine & Spirits Competition! Below are the winners organized by category.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Dinner Theater and Loathing in Baptist Vegas

EATER

Lily Qian Branson, Missouri, is touted as a wholesome, family-friendly tourist destination where dinner-and-a-show thrives. But here, everyone’s trying to sell you more than just a ticket. You can’t smell the horseshit, until it’s the only thing you can. I’m walking along a lengthy pathway, toward a building that looks much like the big white plantation houses that litter the American South, when I notice that it is lined with hydrangeas that are, for early April, uncharacteristically bright.

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Benefits of upgrading restaurant POS systems

Restaurant Business

Operators should consider how a modern system can set up a restaurant for today’s tech-savvy customer and scale with tech advances for years to come.

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The Ultimate Bar Trivia Question Generator

Buzztime Business

No need to agonize over new trivia question ideas – waiting for the perfect one to pop into your mind. Instead, let this bar trivia question generator do the work for you. Just click below, to generate trivia questions and answers. Trivia Question Generator Click 'Generate Trivia Question' Generate Trivia Question The trivia question generator offers unlimited trivia question ideas for free…so keep on clickin’ on!

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Unlocking the Benefits of Commercial Refrigeration and Walk-In Coolers

Modern Restaurant Management

In the world of food service and hospitality, proper refrigeration is crucial for maintaining the quality and safety of perishable goods. From restaurants and grocery stores to hotels and hospitals, commercial refrigeration plays a vital role in preserving the freshness of food and beverages. One essential component of commercial refrigeration systems is the walk-in cooler.

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2024 Restaurant Spending Trends to Stay Ahead of the Curve

How do you stay on top of what your customers are expecting when they step through your doors? Do you know what’s on their mind? How are you going to account for what they’re planning on doing months from now? As we head into 2024, price-related issues are still top-of-mind for restaurant customers after the inflation boom earlier this year. In this new report, we give you the latest insights on consumer spending trends, attitudes on tipping, and how you can respond.

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An Alaska district aligns its school year with traditional subsistence harvests

The Salt

Three Alaska Native Villages have changed their school calendar so that students now can take part in things like the fall moose hunt and the spring migratory bird harvest.

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Shochu for Beginners

Sante

Shochu (pronounced show-chew) is Japan’s leading spirit and ranks second to beer in alcoholic drink popularity in its homeland.

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‘Rebel Canning’ Is Having a Moment, Whether or Not It Should

EATER

For a faction of home canners, it’s their kitchen, their rules — no matter what the USDA says During the summer, countless gardeners are hard at work preserving the abundance they’ve grown and foraged. There are, of course, a number of ways to preserve home-grown foods, from freezing pureed vegetables in ice cube trays to dehydrating them into powder.

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First Watch's management trades high-fives over a drop in third-party deliveries

Restaurant Business

The drop-off pushed traffic into negative territory, but executives say a simultaneous rise in on-site business is better for the concept.

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali