August, 2021

5 Effective Ways to Build Social Proof for Your Restaurant

Social Hospitality

Social proof is the idea human beings are conditioned to copy the actions of other people with whom they relate. It’s noticeable from a young age. A child that can barely walk or talk will naturally get drawn to other children playing. Teenagers get pressured into doing things by their friends.

Restaurant Forecasting: How To, Formulas, Methods, and More

7 Shifts

Staff scheduling, inventory management, menu analysis , guest satisfaction, profitability, and so much more rest on the shoulders of accurate restaurant forecasting.

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Cline Family Cellars Introduces on-Premise Wines to support Post Covid-19 Restaurant Recovery


Family-owned and operated winery, Cline Family Cellars, is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of wines, SEVEN Continue Reading. First Press Vol. 25 No. 08 Cline Family Cellars Covid-19 restaurant recovery Seven Ranchlands

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Restaurant Floor Plans: 8 Ideas To Inspire Your Next Location


A good restaurant floor plan can mean the difference between a crowded, chaotic environment and a spacious, relaxing environment. The best option for you, your team, your customers, and your business overall is the spacious, relaxing environment.

The Restaurant Technology Buyer's Checklist

Evaluating new technology for your growing restaurant enterprise tends to be a long, murky, burdensome process. After helping dozens of companies on their restaurant management solution selection journey, we’ve identified the common factor in finding the right fit: precise, thoughtful research. In this simple guide, we highlight the twelve most essential research areas that technology evaluators need to include in their evaluation journey. Download the guide today.

Building a Winning CMO-CFO Relationship with Better Marketing Data

Modern Restaurant Management


Culinary Cues

The goal of every restaurant and every chef is to create memorable experiences for the guest. Somewhere in our internal job description is a desire, and even a need to build an environment of WOW!

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The 11 Employee Scheduling Best Practices + Tips for Restaurants

7 Shifts

Employee scheduling for your restaurant can be the most stressful part of your job. After tracking sales, calculating inventory, and just trying to keep your head above water, restaurant scheduling can take up a chunk out of your week. Plus, that schedule almost rarely ends up going as planned.

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan (Step by Step Guide with Samples)

The Eat Restaurant

Have you decided to open a restaurant? Has it been something you've thought of doing for years and are finally in a position to make it happen?

100 Inspirational Quotes For Work To Keep You Motivated


We all need a little extra motivation sometimes. This is especially true when you’re in a management position. You have dozens of responsibilities to handle, from hiring and scheduling employees to doing inventory and accounting.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Non-Traditional Dunkin’ and Boxing-Themed Concept

Modern Restaurant Management

MRM Franchise Feed features news about the restaurant franchise and MUFSO landscape. Dunkin' Explores New Opportunities. Dunkin’ unveiled its most recent non-traditional openings and growth plans for the year.

Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.


Culinary Cues

Identifying problems has never been a challenge in the restaurant industry – there are many. Making the effort to solve those problems is another story.

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Liquor Inventory: How to Choose the Best Bar Inventory Software

Sculpture Hospitality

Let’s not beat around the bush. Taking bar inventory is time-consuming, tedious and probably one of the things you drop to the bottom of the to-do list. Bar Inventory

How To Run an Effective Pre-Shift Meeting

7 Shifts

When it comes to running a restaurant, every shift counts. A bad shift can lead to unhappy customers and disgruntled staff.

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Are Your Restaurant Job Descriptions Promoting Your Culture?


Recruitment (and retention) have long been challenges in the restaurant industry, but operators are currently having difficulty filling unprecedented numbers of open positions.

Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

SF Bars Demand COVID Vaccination Proof to Keep Employees Safe


Reading Time: 3 minutes. The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance is now recommending that bars require guests to show proof of COVID vaccination.

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Simple Tips for Delivering Exceptional Post-Pandemic Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

As we return to in-person dining across the country, restaurants are facing yet another challenge: delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX) for guests who come with high expectations after more than a year stuck at home.

Umpqua Valley Wineries

A Wine Story

Umpqua Valley Wineries. Umpqua Valley wineries come from the most diverse winegrowing region of Oregon. Spanning 40 miles in width and 60 miles in length, the Umpqua Valley AVA sits south of the Willamette Valley AVA and north of the Rogue Valley AVA.

Restaurant Recruiting, Staffing, & Turnover Trends: What You Need to Know About Managing Restaurant Staff in 2021

Black Box Intelligence

The industry has been volatile the past year and a half — to say the least. And while things seem to be on the upswing, the industry is now facing another big hurdle: labor challenges and shortages. BLS reported that job openings reached a record high of 9.3

Maximize Your Profit Margins

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. 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.

How Andolini’s Uses 7shifts To Help Schedule With Empathy: Case Study

7 Shifts

Andolini's is a unique restaurant group, comprised of 9 locations spanning multiple concepts, all in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Protecting Your Customers: How to Scale Your Food Safety Culture Across Multiple Locations

Hot Schedules

Protecting Your Customers: How to Scale Your Food Safety Culture Across Multiple Locations. T he CDC estimates 48 million cases of foodborne illness across the United States in a given year.

The Next Frontier – How the Latest Cloud Technology Can Help Restaurants Tackle Fraud, Increase Sales and Boost Profits

Restaurant Technology Guys

The adoption of restaurant technology is changing the industry at an unprecedented rate. And the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this trend.

Top Drive-Thru Tech for Keeping Guests – and Employees – Happy

Modern Restaurant Management

In the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted where the restaurant and quick service restaurant (QSR) industry would be today. When the pandemic hit and indoor dining was prohibited, the demand for online ordering, curbside pickup and drive-thru usage skyrocketed.

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.

Why Restaurant Merch Is the Most Effective Marketing Tool


Reading Time: 4 minutes. As restaurants continue to explore new revenue streams in an ever-changing environment, restaurant merchandise is stealing the limelight as an innovative, fun product that does wonders to your bottom line. Besides, everyone could use a little fun this summer.

How to Build a Data-driven Culture for Your Restaurant Group


For 21st-century companies, data is a powerful tool that can help improve nearly every area of business. Data can be used to streamline operations, provide better customer service, and drive strategic decisions.

Restaurant Vaccine Requirements & Policies: What You Need to Know

7 Shifts

We're not out of the weeds just yet. Even as the availability of vaccines has allowed many restaurants to reopen fully, we are still far away from a world where restaurants can operate in a “post-COVID” mentality without some degree of restrictions.

How to use Takeout to Accelerate Your Restaurant or Bar Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

The food and beverage inventory in your restaurant or bar is your biggest asset. Yet so many kitchens and bars are loaded with products that are never used in recipes or never sold - that’s liquid cash that’s eating into your profitability. Restaurant Operations

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

An Introduction to Digital Advertising

Indoor Media

Advertising has come a long way over the years. Once upon a time, you might hire someone to stand outside your business and yell at passersby. Eventually came billboard advertising, business cards, television commercials, and so on, up to the modern era.

It’s Time to Focus on the Good

Modern Restaurant Management

Looking back on my last few articles, I have focused on facts, on technology and on the hard time that we are all having hiring staff. However, in the past few months, I have run across some incredible stories that are heartwarming and inspiring.

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7 Must-Know Hospitality Marketing Trends For Business Owners


At first glance, hospital marketing (or HM for short) may seem like a job reserved for hotels and resorts. In reality, hospitality marketing is essential for the success of all businesses that provide goods and services to the general public.

Restaurant Sales Forecasting: What Numbers You Should Use Now


From placing the next inventory order to scheduling staff, there are many decisions to be made every single day in a restaurant. With so many different factors, successful restaurant owners and operators know that restaurant forecasting is key to profitability.

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.