November, 2020

What Customers Don’t Know About Restaurant Work

Culinary Cues

More difficult than you may have thought, more chaotic than you might expect, more poetic than you realize, and more fulfilling than you would understand: this, to me, describes the environment of the professional kitchen that few customers are able to view or experience.

How to Create and Use a Restaurant Employee Evaluation Form

7 Shifts

Think about the best job you've ever had (hopefully it’s the one you have now!). Perhaps you loved that job because you were good at it, because you clicked with your coworkers, or maybe because your supervisors made you feel appreciated.


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Navigating the Bar Business During the Holidays and into 2021

Goliath Consulting

Supply chain issues and Covid-19 are not making it easy to run a bar right now. The Oktoberfest kegs are empty and public spaces are starting to light up with the holiday spirit. Most bar managers are pulling out their gingerbread martini and hot spiced rum recipes to fill their seasonal drink menus.

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Why Discounts Will Slowly Kill Your Restaurant

Embrace the Suck

I like a good deal and I’m sure you do as well. I have a friend who is like a bloodhound when it came to finding deals! I mean she is obsessed with getting a better deal. I actually don’t think she has paid full retail once.

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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.

Tips for Keeping Restaurants Afloat as COVID Cases Spike

Modern Restaurant Management

As the restaurant industry continues to grapple with understanding what the new normal looks like, there may be some hope.

Increasing Your Virtual Presence to Encourage Customer Loyalty

The Restaurant Group

Restaurant-to-Consumer Social Media Engagement. If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” social media is to be thanked for taking Norwegian playwright Henrick Ibsen’s adage and using technology to digitally canvas the ether with multiple complex ideas, then framing them in a single image.

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Holiday Wines to Spread Joy


As this unusual year ends, we may yearn for a boost to our spirits. Whether you seek beverages for gifting or sharing at small gatherings, here is a panel of drinks to match diverse palates. Deborah Grossman. Here are several categories for selecting holiday beverages.

Why Inventory Management is Key to a Successful Craft Brewery or Distillery

Sculpture Hospitality

Did you know that as of 2019, there were 8,275 craft breweries operating in the United States? That figure was up from 7,346 in 2018, according to figures released by the Brewers Association and published by Beverage Daily. Meanwhile, craft distilleries are also growing at a rapid rate.

Eli’s Restaurant Group Recoups $1.1 Million Prime Cost Gap During Pandemic with Restaurant365


Background. Eli’s Restaurant Group is a family of restaurants that’s called Connecticut home for more than two decades.

How Restaurant Owners Can Prepare for the COVID-19 Cold Weather Lull

Modern Restaurant Management

With some outdoor dining pilot programs coming to an end as we head into the winter months, tens of thousands of restaurants across the country will be forced to operate at a fraction of typical capacity without added outdoor seating to supplement the loss.

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.

How to Create an Effective Restaurant Onboarding Process

7 Shifts

Did you know that restaurant employees change jobs every 56 days ? The restaurant industry welcomes new staff at unprecedented rates. In other industries, the average employee tenure is 4.2 years.

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Culinary Cues

We are a blend of our experiences and the people whom we let in to our lives. Everyone and everything influences the personal and professional product that we become.

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Boardroom Spirits Releases Seasonal Nocino


Green Walnut Liqueur Returns for the Season and is Featured in Two New Ready-To-Drink Bottled Cocktails. Boardroom Spirits, the award-winning, sustainable precision craft distiller announces the seasonal release of its annual holiday spirit, Nocino (28% ABV $39.99

Myth: Your Restaurant or Bar’s POS Will Cover Your Inventory Needs

Sculpture Hospitality

Touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) systems are a crucial part of any restaurant or bar’s operational processes, but they can be incredibly expensive. POS systems often cost at least $20,000, and that price often comes with the myth that a POS can fulfill all of a restaurant’s operational needs.

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Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the latest example of unexpected turmoil, albeit on a larger scale, which initially caused voluntary, which initially caused voluntary and mandatory closings of dine-in areas as people needed to slow the virus spread by practicing social distancing. 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.

10 Recruitment Strategies To Improve Hiring And Attract Top Talent


Finding the best team members is crucial to the success of your business. That’s why recruitment strategies are essential for attracting top talent.

2021: A Year of Strategic Questions for Restaurants 

Modern Restaurant Management

Perhaps the biggest question on restaurateurs’ minds right now is: “Do I plan for the 2021 I was expecting, or can I just go back to 2019?” ” After all, the news is swarming with stories about vaccines that seem to be working.

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How to boost hospitality business revenue through influencer marketing


Now more than ever, branching out to find creative ways to promote your business and brand is absolutely essential. The events of this year have proven that “traditional” (in other words, non-digital) marketing can’t give you the same edge and reach that social media can.


Culinary Cues

Is it possible to narrow down the secret of greatness to one ingredient? What could it be? Is it really that simple, or in this case is simplicity really complex?

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Point of Sale Solution for Your Restaurant

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting virtually every industry, few have been hit harder than restaurants. Consumer preferences have shifted from what is trendiest to what is safest. They are looking for ordering and fulfillment options on a greater scale than ever before. The solution? A comprehensive restaurant point of sale (POS) system that helps owners gain actionable insight, master efficient operations, and become more competitive.

Isiah Thomas’ Award-Winning Cheurlin Champagne Launches E-Commerce Storefront with Thirstie


The official champagne of the National Basketball Players Association partners with Thirstie Inc. to build an innovative “DTC” purchase option for consumers on the Cheurlin website.

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How Many Times Do Customers Have To See an Ad?

Indoor Media

When we think about this question, we think about how effective repetition is. Repetition is one of the cornerstones of any advertising campaign and especially important in today’s world of one-second pop-ups and social media hungry short-term memories.

??3 Delicious Ways to Pair Sauternes Wine with Food You’ll Love

A Wine Story

One of the most delicious and complex wines in the world is Sauternes. This is a golden wine produced in a region of Bordeaux, France, also called Sauternes. The reason is that in France, wines take their name from the region where the grapes grow, not the grapes themselves.

Four Reasons to Consider a Virtual Kitchen Now

Modern Restaurant Management

The devastating effects of restaurants during COVID-19 cannot be understated. According to recent data published by Yelp , 26,000 restaurants have permanently closed due to COVID-19.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

The True Cost of Keeping a Restaurant Open During a Pandemic


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Culinary Cues

For most people this will be a different Thanksgiving, a day without the traditional celebrations of large family gatherings, a day with far too much leftover turkey as we attempt to keep some semblance of normality through the bounty of the table.

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Restaurant Inventory Management All-time Best Practices


It's as unavoidable as death and taxes: we're talking inventory management. Counting inventory can be a restauranteur's least favorite part of their job - but, it doesn't have to be. There are several ways to make taking inventory a little easier and less painful.

Good Advertising for Good People

Indoor Media

When you plan your advertising campaign, it may be helpful to review why you went into business in the first place. For most people, it’s because you had a dream.

Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How Main Squeeze Reduced Their Labor by 25% Across 10+ Locations in 9 Months

7 Shifts

Main Squeeze started in 2017 as a single-location juice bar in Louisiana, but serving up healthy and quick smoothies and bowls to their hometown of Lake Charles. We spoke with Jessie Williams, Director of IT, to learn more about the amazing growth of Main Squeeze in the past three years.

Five Local SEO Tips to Boost Your Restaurant’s Online Visibility

Modern Restaurant Management

Not too long ago, the restaurant storefront and menu helped to attract customers, but now an online presence is more important than ever. The battle for visibility is no longer in your street presence but in web search results.

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Take These 3 Steps to Survive An Unusual Hospitality Holiday Season

Xtra Chef

The holiday season is usually full of family, friends, and fun—and a lot of profitability for the restaurant industry. In fact, a survey of small business owners found that 47% of restaurants enjoy the most profitability during Q4.

Green initiatives at hotels can cut costs while protecting the planet


Once a fringe concept within the hospitality industry, sustainability has become a hot trend as we dive deeper into the 21st century.

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Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

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. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. 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.