December, 2021

Experts Weigh In: What Are Key Challenges Restaurants Will Face in 2022?

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Manaagement (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders to discuss the key challenges they believe restaurants will face in 2022. Here are their insights. Frances Allen CEO at Checkers & Rally’s.

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The Advantages of Connecting Your Restaurant Group’s Payroll and Accounting Systems


Payroll and accounting are some of the most complex, and critical, responsibilities for a restaurant. It is especially important to get payroll correct, because it is a heavily regulated aspect of running a business. At the core, restaurant payroll is an accounting function.


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Make On-Call Scheduling for Restaurants Better for Your Team

7 Shifts

In many restaurants, on-call scheduling is inescapable. It's a saving grace when things get unexpectedly busy or when a team member calls in sick at the last minute. However, when mismanaged, on-call scheduling can frustrate staff, throw off their work-life balance, and impact financial security.


Culinary Cues

I know you remember the first day that you slid your arms into the sleeves of that chef’s jacket with your name embroidered under the title: executive chef. It was that first time in the lead position – the commander of the kitchen brigade.

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The Future of Your Business is Waiting––Learn How AI Can Make Your Restaurant's Digital Ordering Experience Better Than Ever

Artificial Intelligence may have felt like a gimmick in the past, but it's quickly becoming an essential tool in the restaurant industry. AI-operated ordering systems are more sophisticated than ever, streamlining the process for both your customers and your staff. In our free eBook, "How AI Is Humanizing the Restaurant Ordering Experience," we break down why it's time for your business to take the next big step forward, and outline how you can make AI a reality in your restaurant.

Top 4 Ghost Kitchens Compared


Reading Time: 4 minutes. Ghost kitchens, a delivery-only restaurant model with no physical space for dine-in, have become essential lifelines during the pandemic.

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Lynnette Marrero of Llama Inn, USA, Wins Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award as Part of the WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS Awards.


Lynnette Marrero, Bar Manager of Llama Inn, New York, and co-founder of Speed Rack has been named the winner of Continue Reading. First Press Uncategorized Vol. 25 No. 12 Llama Inn NYC Llama San NYC LynnetteMarrero Speed Rack

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16 Types Of Employees And How To Motivate Them


Want to understand your employees better? Want to tailor your motivation tactics to keep everyone working at 100 percent? The answer is simple: learn which types of employees are on your team. No, we’re not talking nationality, age, gender, experience, and the like (that’s more about diversity ).

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Metaverse: What it means for restaurants

Goliath Consulting

Metaverse is the next evolution of social media, virtual reality, and the virtual world. Facebook has now been rebranded to the name, “Meta,” and is creating a virtual world through the metaverse.


Culinary Cues

The trials and tribulations associated with the restaurant business are many – it is not an endeavor for the faint of heart.

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Top-Rated Fort Greene Restaurants You Should Check Out

Restaurant Clicks

Fort Greene is one of the most diverse and accessible neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and it sits in the northwestern part of the borough. The area got its name from General Nathanael Greene, who supervised the construction of an American Revolutionary War-era fort in 1776.

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What Labor Shortage?

Download this FREE e-Book to learn the labor-saving tips your restaurant operation can use to earn more cheddar. Utilize this eBook to identify and tackle inefficiencies, work smarter, not harder, and bake end-to-end cost-savings into your business.

ChowNow Introduces First-Ever ‘Diner Impact Score’ Feature on Its Marketplace


Today, ChowNow is launching an exciting new feature to continue our mission of helping restaurants thrive: The Diner Impact Score.

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Three Simple Ways Restaurants Can Embrace IoT in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

With the new year just around the corner, many restaurants are deciding how they can enhance their operations going forward. While there is plenty of technology out there to optimize your establishment, one food service trend is becoming a mainstay: Internet of Things.

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10 Payroll Reports Every Business Manager Needs To Know


You can’t manage what you don’t measure. That’s why payroll reports are such a crucial part of controlling your labor expenses, overhead costs, and profit margin.

[Study] The Great Resignation is here. What 3,700 Restaurant Employees are Looking For To Stay Engaged

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Executive Summary. Restaurant Workers Say Sanitation Is Important for their Satisfaction. 46.5% of employees rated sanitation efforts of ultra-high importance, with an average score of 4.1 out of 5. Employees aren't satisfied with their current wages.

Tips of the Trade: Optimize Your Restaurant's Google My Business Account

Get this FREE e-Book to learn how your restaurant operation can set up and manage an effective Google My Business profile. Use the eBook to create a GMB profile that will get more views, use keywords, easily develop killer content, and build momentum.


Culinary Cues

My grandfather came to the United States from Norway at the age of 17. He worked his way over on a ship as a carpenter and set his sight on the fortunes that would await him on our shores.

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Top 41 Restaurants in Milwaukee

Restaurant Clicks

Milwaukee is a principal municipality in Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It’s an exciting city for visitors and residents alike with various breweries and classic motorcycles.

Podcast 3: How a Regional Cafe Gets Big-City Sales with Modern Systems & Equipment

Ken Burgin

It was great to talk with Matt Lucas from The Coffee Pedaler cafes, in the towns of Gundagai and Tumut, about halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. With a focus on quality coffee and efficient systems, Matt has built a business that generates a high return and is easy to manage across multiple sites. It’s the place that discerning travellers head to when they’re on the freeway and need a break.

What Trends Are You Seeing and What Can We Expect to See More of in 2022?

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders for their views on trends. Here are their insights. Frances Allen CEO at Checkers & Rally’s.

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Comprehensive Guide to New Revenue Streams for Restaurants

Download this FREE eBook to learn how successful restaurant operators are using technology to cut costs, drive revenue and grow their businesses. In the e-Book, you'll learn how to: • Leverage customer data • Own marketing • Create and expand services.

The Great Resignation: Tips for Attracting Top Talent to Your Bar

Sculpture Hospitality

Over the past year the "Great Resignation" has had a serious impact on the hospitality industry's ability to hire staff members. Restaurants and bars are operating with smaller teams than ever before, with many scaling back their operating hours to give their employees a break.

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Dark Kitchens: Are They Really Profitable?

The Restaurant Times

With online food ordering proliferating and the willingness to spend long hours standing in lines plunging, dark kitchens are fast gaining popularity in the food and restaurant industry. The online delivery and takeout segment has witnessed a whopping 21.7% growth since 2017.

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Restaurant Challenges and How to Solve Them

Focus POS

It’s Challenging. During a “normal” year, restaurant owners and operators face issues such as cash flow and capital, inventory management, hiring and training and providing excellent customer service.

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Top 40 Restaurants in Portland

Restaurant Clicks

Bisected by the beautiful Columbia and Willamette rivers with the stunning snow-capped mount hood as a backdrop, Portland is its own glorious, eco-friendly, and progressive world.

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New Restaurants Checklist: Ensuring Success

Developing a business plan is key when it comes to new restaurant startup success. Restaurant owners should have a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and budgets in order to determine and allocate resources properly. Read this checklist with it's 4 key steps to ensure your restaurant's success.

California Bill Legalizes CBD as Food and Drink Supplement


Reading Time: 5 minutes. On October 8th, 2021 California took a huge leap forward in formally legalizing CBD, or Cannabinidoil by its full name, to be labeled an official food and drink supplement.

Four Key Predictions for Restaurant Tech

Modern Restaurant Management

The nature of restaurant management is a pendulum; each year operators swing back and forth to prepare for challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. While 2022 may bring new problems, at its heart, it still follows the same cycle of preparation and prevention.

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Year-end Accounting Checklist for Restaurant Businesses


If you’ve kept up to date with daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly accounting tasks, then year-end accounting for your restaurant business is going to be a much smoother and streamlined process.

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How to Make a Business Budget

Thrive POS

The health of your business depends on a budget. Starting a successful business depends on many things — creating a solid business plan, identifying your target customer base, developing your marketing strategy, and, most importantly, establishing a business budget.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

How To Create an Effective Shift Swap Policy For Employees

7 Shifts

Despite your best scheduling efforts , there will always be imperfections, and conflicts will arise. In order to keep scheduling flexible for employees – yet still ensure each shift is fully staffed – your restaurant can offer a shift swap policy.

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Must-Try NYC Restaurants With Views of the Water

Restaurant Clicks

Living in New York City, or even just coming for a visit, is an unforgettable experience unlike anywhere else in the world. There’s an abundance of things to do, places to go, and people to meet.

Restaurants Diversify Cooking Oils and Optimize Operations as Prices Soar


Reading Time: 5 minutes. Cooking oil prices reached an all time high this October. While restaurant owners compete against the energy sector for every drop of soy oil out there, they’re up against some tough competition.

Your Restaurant’s Technology Touchpoints

Modern Restaurant Management

When it comes to equipment that helps your restaurant run more efficiently, you’ve probably encountered phrases like “add this to your technology stack” or “these solutions will help simplify your restaurant.”

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.