January, 2022

Covid-19 + Restaurants: How Mobile Chatbots Can Help

Social Hospitality

The pandemic has drastically affected the restaurant industry. For most restaurants, the focus remains on delivery and pickup to serve customers. The pandemic’s toll on restaurants was more limited than otherwise because of delivery services.

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Improving Restaurant Inventory Management to Beat Rising Food Prices

Restaurant365

Restaurant inventory management plays a key role in overcoming rising food prices. Logistics challenges and labor shortages have fueled rising food prices at the wholesale level. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the November Producer Price Index, a measure of wholesale prices, up 9.6%

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Six Trends to Expect from Back of House in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry has changed dramatically in the last two years. COVID has upended the way the industry operates, shifting everything from the way we serve guests to how sanitation works to what the supply chain and labor market look like.

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IS THIS A GOOD TIME TO BECOME A RESTAURATEUR?

Culinary Cues

The real question is: “Is it ever a good time to become a restaurateur?” The underlying answer stems from one simple word: “uncertainty”. Entering the restaurant business has always been like a non-swimmer jumping in the deep end of the pool and hoping that he or she will float.

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Investing in Customer Experience Pays––Really Well

Discover why great customer experience is your restaurant's ultimate ROI. Download this free guide to learn how customer experience drives repeat business and profits, and how employee satisfaction affects customer satisfaction.

How To Manage Teams Across Multiple Restaurant Locations

7 Shifts

Are you managing one location (or several) of a multi-unit restaurant business? If so, you're not alone - 3 in 10 restaurants are part of a multi-location business. One of the biggest challenges that comes with multi-location restaurant ownership is managing teams across locations.

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The Pandemic Isn’t Your Fault, But How You Ran Your Restaurant Before Is!

Embrace the Suck

The Coronavirus Pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Times like these bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. It has forced some to close for good and for others to rethink their reason for staying in this industry. Some have added take-out and delivery.

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12 Efficiency and Profitability Benefits of QR Code Menus

Restaurant365

While QR code-based menus have been in existence for more than 10 years they were slow to gain acceptance. However, their adoption has escalated through the pandemic.

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How Technology Tools Help Restaurateurs Do More With Less

Modern Restaurant Management

Ensuring guests experience true hospitality is tantamount to running a successful restaurant. Thanks to restaurant technologies, it’s possible to not only deliver a superior customer experience — the crux of hospitality — but also take things to the next level.

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A COOK FULFILLED

Culinary Cues

Every person has needs that go beyond food, shelter, and clothing. Of course, we require those important things to survive, but survival to the average person is never enough. Getting by does not inspire and will never address the potential that we all have.

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Think You're a Restaurant Customer Experience Expert?

Can investing in customer experience earn your restaurant higher revenue and repeat business? Test your know-how with HungerRush's quick, five-question quiz.

How To Write a Social Media Policy For Your Restaurant (Free Template)

The Eat Restaurant

Nowadays, if you try to find someone who is not on social media, there’s a fair chance that you will be looking for a long time. It’s no secret that social media has become one of the most used platforms in the world. Management

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Restaurant Loyalty Programs to Boost Revenues

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Restaurants, retailers and airlines have been using loyalty programs to drive revenue for nearly three centuries.

How to Achieve Consistent Operating Procedures Across All Your Restaurant Locations

Transact

Step-by-step Standard Operating Procedures are in place for good reason – several reasons, actually. The advantages of following Standard Operating Procedures are undeniable: Achieve Consistency. Ensure Uniformity. Improve Quality Assurance. Ensure Personal Safety. Save Time & Money.

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Simplify Restaurant Accounts Payable with Automation

Restaurant365

If you have stacks of vendor invoices on your desk, you might want to spend five minutes to discover how automating your restaurant accounts payable (AP) can vastly simplify your life. If you’re still handling your restaurant group’s AP manually, then stacks of invoices aren’t your only challenge.

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Don't Let Delivery Apps Dash Your Restaurant's Revenue

Get our free, must-read guide to optimizing your restaurant's online ordering capabilities to maximize revenue.

Five Ways to Increase Sales at Your Restaurant this Valentine’s Day

Modern Restaurant Management

On Valentine’s Day, restaurants fill up quickly with reservations from couples eager to spend a romantic night together. In fact, before COVID in 2016, both single people and couples spent a total of 35 million dollars on Valentine’s day experiences.

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TO THOSE COOKS DEPRIVED OF A GREAT KITCHEN

Culinary Cues

It always upsets me to run into a cook with a bleak attitude towards working in a kitchen.

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Simplify Operations With This Restaurant Management Tool

FreshCheq

The United States has over 1 million restaurants. These restaurants employ more than 15 million people. Restaurant Management

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The Best Disposable Restaurant Supplies for Surging Demand

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Disposable restaurant supplies are part of critical inventory used by every restaurant, food-truck and caterer on a daily basis.

Want Your Restaurant to Make More Cheddar?

A smarter POS system can help you drive revenue and increase profits—and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Download this free eBook to find out more.

How Much Do Restaurant POS Systems Cost? 14 Factors to Consider

Lavu

How much do restaurant POS systems cost? If you’re looking for a new or upgraded restaurant POS, this is probably one of the first questions … How Much Do Restaurant POS Systems Cost? 14 Factors to Consider Read More ». The post How Much Do Restaurant POS Systems Cost?

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7 Guest Preference Predictions for 2022

Restaurant365

A new year always brings about opportunities for change. It’s a time for reflection on the past and an opportunity to gain inspiration to do better in the upcoming year.

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How AI Will Save the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

According to research by the National Restaurant Association Research and Knowledge Group, the restaurant industry will likely be drastically different by the year 2030.

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Podcast 5: Using Restaurant Customer Data for Better Marketing & Loyalty Schemes

Ken Burgin

It’s more important than ever to keep in touch with your customers – promoting delivery, reminding them about new opening hours, publicising events or just a friendly message to the community. Social media has its place, but email and SMS are much more direct and under your control – they’re not subject to the whims of Facebook formulas or Instagram algorithms.

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A Bigger Piece of Pie: Lessons on Going from Small Pizzeria to City Favorite

With the lessons in this eBook, your pizzeria can reach its full potential and create a path for long-term continued growth.

Restaurant and Bar Inventory: Tips For Managing Your Wine Inventory

Sculpture Hospitality

The amount of wine a restaurant or bar has on hand in their beverage inventory varies from one location to the next. Bar Inventory

The Best Disposable Restaurant Supplies for Surging Demand

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Disposable restaurant supplies are part of critical inventory used by every restaurant, food-truck and caterer on a daily basis.

Chicago’s ingrained: From Passion Project to Community Staple

ChowNow

Ingrained (styled “ingrained”) is a self-described “playful snack apothecary” that makes healthy vegan and gluten-free treats in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

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17 Restaurant Manager Log Tasks Enabled or Improved with Automation

Restaurant365

Restaurant manager logs are an invaluable tool for both in-store managers and above store operators. Both need a way to communicate what happens as part of a shift-to-shift handoff, as well as occurrences that may impact key performance indicators (KPI) and operational efficiencies.

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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

How to Build Customer Trust with QR Codes

Modern Restaurant Management

QR code usage has surged throughout the pandemic. According to a 2021 Ivanti Research Study, 83 percent of respondents stated that they used a QR code to make a payment or complete a financial transaction for the first time ever.

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Is the ‘Future of Food’ the Future We Want?

EATER

At the Food on Demand conference in Las Vegas, the food service industry laid out its vision for a future in which customers never have to wait. Just don’t think too hard about how that’d work. The conference room at the Bellagio hotel swelled with the horns of “Ride of the Valkyries.”

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10 Restaurant Customer Service Ideas That Increase Loyal Guests

The Eat Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, you can have the best ambiance, excellent menu, ample waitstaff coverage and still lose customers to your competitors. Then again, you can have naive interns asking people if they’d like dessert after the main course and make a mint.

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