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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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.

Restaurant Management: A Recipe for Success

Focus POS

A Recipe for Successful Restaurant Management. Beat the Odds. The restaurant industry has always been competitive, and it’s challenging to make profits and stay solvent.

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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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Seven Top Restaurant Marketing Ideas And Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

While your restaurant may feature a diverse menu, delicious food, a great ambiance, and excellent customer service, you will still struggle to build a customer base without promoting it. The fact is that running a successful restaurant is more than just offering good food and good service.

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.


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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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Healthy Fast Food Trend Part 2: How to Reduce Ultra Processed Foods at Your Restaurant


Reading Time: 4 minutes. The healthy food trend has not overlooked fast food. In this two-part series, we investigate the problem with ultra-processed fast food, what this means for the plant-based revolution and see examples of how restaurants can create healthier fast food. Fast food is evolving.

2022 Restaurant Design Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

The new year is about to begin, and many restaurant owners will be thinking about a redesign for their restaurants. Dozens of new restaurants are opening worldwide every day, so it is important that your establishment attracts customer’s attention.

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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

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

7 Shifts

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.

62: Faith Wachter talks Social Media

Food Business

Faith Wachter got her start in social media when she was handed an additional set of tasks-- to run the social needs of a local public TV, MPT. She diligently learned on the job building a skill set she discovered was marketable. She took a leap of faith (no pun intended) six years ago to start her own company. She was chosen as a guest because she has clients are in many industry and can speak to what makes social media marketing successful. We discuss basics.