January, 2024

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From Consumption to Connection: Restaurant Promotion Trends for 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

At the beginning of the year, we like talking about trends. They seem like anchors for the new year. Trends create frameworks to understand where to start and what to focus on. I want to highlight trends in restaurant promotion for 2024. We will discuss how to build customer communication and what aspects to prioritize to make your establishment stand out and thrive.

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RESTAURANTS CREATING THE FEEL OF MEMBERSHIP

Sante

Doctors, dentists, lawyers, hairdressers, personal trainers, insurance agents, and a plethora of other product and service providers figured it out Continue Reading The post RESTAURANTS CREATING THE FEEL OF MEMBERSHIP appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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How to Schedule Employees Effectively in 9 Steps

7 Shifts

A restaurant’s schedule is its framework for success. It’s the key to creating a consistent experience every day, week, and month of the year — the essential structure for the restaurant’s operations. Getting it right is critical for sustained success in the restaurant industry. But it isn’t simple. Effective employee scheduling means finding the right mix of shifts and shift types for your business.

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DON’T NICKEL AND DIME YOUR GUEST or IMPRESS THEM WITH QUANTITY

Culinary Cues

There’s a reactionary movement that I keep seeing in restaurants; a movement that assumes the answer to the restaurant bottom line is to take more and give less or give too much to justify raising prices. Raising prices is inevitable when the supply chain keeps beating restaurants over the head, in some cases simply because they can, but the answer is not as simple as: “pass it on to the guest”.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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5 Tips for Revamping your Menu

Restaurant Engine

Meticulously go through your menu on a regular basis to refine it regularly. Does your restaurant feel stagnant? Is it time for a change, but you aren’t sure where to start? Your menu is a great starting point to refresh your restaurant and excite your customers. Take your menu to a new level by changing things up to really maximize your sales. You can do this, and we’re going to show you how.

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These are the big menu trends to watch in 2024

Restaurant Business

After scouring dozens of end-of-year industry reports, we gathered the predictions that rose to the top. Here’s what the forecasters say will most impact menus and operations in the year ahead.

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A Guide to the Role of a Restaurant Manager: Duties, Daily Routine, and Essential Skills

7 Shifts

Managing a restaurant is a delicate routine—if we can even call it a routine. A better description might be a balancing act that presents new and unique challenges every day. Managers are responsible for nearly every aspect of the restaurant and have to cover a variety of duties. This wide-ranging responsibility is a lot, and it often leads to burnout.

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2024 Outlook: Restaurant Trends and Challenges, Part Three

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their views on what trends and challenges owners and operators can expect to see in 2024. Read the first part, here. For the second part, click here. QSRs Shift Focus from Slow-Paced Dining to Swift, Transactional Experiences Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are reimagining their dining spaces to prioritize speed, convenience, and personalization over traditional, slow-paced dining experiences.

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From Rugby Fields to Restaurant Franchise: How Darragh Fanning Did It?

Bizimply

Hospitality Mavericks Podcast: Darragh Fanning GM Ireland at Zambrero Ireland Dive into Fanning's journey, former rugby player that turned general manager of Zambrero Ireland. The post <b>From Rugby Fields to Restaurant Franchise</b>: How Darragh Fanning Did It? appeared first on Bizimply.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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It’s dry January and we interview Alessandro Pasqua!

Sante

To our chagrin, we banter about what dry January really means. But, we don’t miss a beat and interview Alessandra Continue Reading The post It’s dry January and we interview Alessandro Pasqua! appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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Welcome the Year of the Dragon With Dragon’s Beard Candy

EATER

Jimmy Pan doing his thing. | Photo courtesy of Jimmy Pan. Photo-illustration by Lille Allen Dragon’s beard candy is a staple of Chinese and Lunar New Year celebrations, but in the U.S. and Canada, a generation of candymakers are determining the best way to pass the difficult art to a new generation Even as a kid with severely limited patience, I knew the dragon’s beard candy from Jimmy Pan’s cart was worth the wait.

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With 'Cookie Wars' settled, Dirty Dough joins Craveworthy Brands' portfolio

Restaurant Business

The trademark lawsuit made famous on social media is now officially over. Now Dirty Dough's new managing partner has plans for growth that could bring the stuffed cookies to grocery aisles.

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Webinar: Buzztime Bets!

Buzztime Business

Buzztime continues to evolve as we head into 2024! Buzztime Bets! was introduced in 2023 and we are continuing to iterate on it as well as provide new experiences for our Bar Buddies. If you are looking to learn more, join us for our Webinar on January 31st, 2024 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. We will discuss what Buzztime Bets is, how Bets drives players into your location, and incentivizes with prizing.

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Join Full Course Navigator: Your Path to Professional Growth in Restaurant Leadership

Full Course Foundation is dedicated to nurturing excellence in restaurant leadership. Our Navigator program offers a wide range of resources tailored for professional growth. From high-quality training to personalized coaching, Navigator equips restaurant leaders with the tools they need to thrive in their careers. Unlock your potential with three months FREE access to Navigator by Full Course!

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Growing a Restaurant Strategically – The Keys Are Alignment, Timing and Control

Modern Restaurant Management

Ambitious restaurateurs often want to expand quickly to capitalize on initial success. However, rapid growth without an intentional strategy frequently erodes quality, culture and profits over time. Sustainable restaurant expansion requires balancing excitement with patience and perspective. There’s an art to scaling any small business intelligently.

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What is Recruitment Costing You? Discover Cost-Saving Strategies for Hospitality Business

Bizimply

Explore how the seamless integration of Bizimply and strategic recruitment partners not only simplifies employee data transfer. Empowering managers to prioritise the first impression, enhancing retention and showcasing your business culture. The post <b>What is Recruitment Costing You?</b> Discover Cost-Saving Strategies for Hospitality Business appeared first on Bizimply.

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Pairing White Pessac-Léognan for New Year’s Day

Sante

The white wines of Pessac-Léognan are the perfect pairing for many traditional foods served on New Year’s Day, such as Continue Reading The post Pairing White Pessac-Léognan for New Year’s Day appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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Long Live ShopRite’s Can Can Sale

EATER

My local ShopRite. | Mike Diago In the Northeast, the annual January sale is a cultural touchstone In early January, on couches and La-Z-Boys across the Northeast, sluggish parents and grandparents get a beaming signal that the post-holiday lag time is over. A cartoon Frenchman with a pencil mustache and beret appears on TV, eyebrows twitching, and sings a familiar slogan, “Ooh la la, it’s the ShopRite Can Can sale.

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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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Dutch Bros overhauls management as it plans more aggressive unit growth

Restaurant Business

The drive-thru beverage chain named a trio of new executive hires under new CEO Christine Barone. It plans continued aggressive growth but is tweaking that strategy to be more thoughtful.

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Buzztime Weekly Bar Trivia Challenge – Week 17

Buzztime Business

Are you hungry for more trivia? Is one night of bar trivia per week not enough to satiate your senses? Buzztime has tens of thousands of questions in its database. Pub trivia hosts and players could spend a lifetime with them! However, as the years pass, some of the questions become outdated and obscure. Events that are important one year become irrelevant many years later.

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Survey Says: Restaurateurs Are Making Expansion Plans

Modern Restaurant Management

Will 2024 be a comeback year for restaurants? Despite challenges including inventory costs, commission fees and staff turnover, many restaurant owners are expressing optimism about moving forward, according to TouchBistro’s 2024 State of Restaurants Report. Ninety-four percent of operators are planning some form of expansion and more than half of the 600 U.S full service restaurants surveyed plan to introduce catering services.

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Bizimply: Winter Leader in Employee Scheduling and Time & Attendance on G2 for the UK and Europe!

Bizimply

We are proudly ranked as the Winter Leader in Employee Scheduling for UK and Europe and Leaders for Time & Attendance in Europe on G2! The post <b>Bizimply:</b> Winter Leader in Employee Scheduling and Time & Attendance on G2 for the <b>UK</b> and <b>Europe</b>! appeared first on Bizimply.

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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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Fathers & Daughters Cellars: Legacy in Every Bottle

Sante

The Fathers & Daughters Cellars, woven into the fabric of California’s Anderson Valley winemaking tradition, is a boutique winery rooted Continue Reading The post Fathers & Daughters Cellars: Legacy in Every Bottle appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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The Next Generation of Catering Is Coming for Your Dinner Party

EATER

Cha Pornea If you want restaurant cooking in your own home, minus the Sternos and steam tables, you’re in luck Historically, there have been two options for dinner parties: You can DIY, or you can cater. The former allows you to impress your guests with your culinary skills (if you have them) but generally leaves you exhausted by the time the party actually starts.

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Podcast transcript: Bill Mathis, chairman of the North American Association of Subway Franchisees

Restaurant Business

The longtime franchisee for the fast-food sandwich chain discusses operators' relations with management, the company's new slicers, its discounting requirements and other topics in this transcript from this week's A Deeper Dive podcast.

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Cities with soda taxes saw sales of sugary drinks fall as prices rose, study finds

The Salt

Soda taxes are meant to discourage people from drinking too much sugar, which is linked to a host of bad health outcomes. Cities that imposed the taxes saw a 33% decrease in the sale of sugary drinks.

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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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Restaurants Can Score Big for the Super Bowl

Modern Restaurant Management

In a few weeks, bars and restaurants will be filled with hungry and thirsty football fans celebrating their favorite team. Now is the time to get your plays in order to be a winner this Super Bowl Sunday. Themed Menus for the Win : Want to show support for this year’s best teams? Provide special menu options from the cities the contenders hail from – a Philly Cheesesteak if the Eagles make it or a Cuban for Miami.

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Beyond Menus: Creative QR Code Uses for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, QR codes took center stage in the restaurant industry. The technology allowed patrons to bypass physical menus and access digital menus instead, lowering the risk of spreading the virus. But QR codes offer much more than a pathway to a menu on our phones. Businesses use the 2D barcode in new, exciting ways every day. For example, Pizza Hut used QR codes to turn pizza boxes into an augmented reality game of Pac-Man, while Chili’s promoted the technology at its

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Keeping Your Restaurant Safe from Fires

Modern Restaurant Management

As a restaurant manager or owner, you are aware of the dangers fire presents to your business. Restaurants are prone to fires due to several reasons including grease build up, gas leaks, electrical fires, and cooking mistakes. According to the latest data provided by FEMA , an estimated 5,600 restaurant fires are reported to local fire departments each year resulting in injuries, death and over 100 million dollars in property damage.