November, 2021

29 Proven Grand Opening Ideas For Small Businesses


Your business’s grand opening is a very exciting — and important, and nerve-wracking — time. It’s vital to get it just right in order to set the best tone for your business going forward.

Your Go-To Guide for Restaurant Inventory Management

7 Shifts

Consider two worst-case scenarios: A customer orders extra guacamole but your restaurant is all out of avocados or, on the other hand, you've just walked past a crate of rotten, unusable (and expensive!) avocados in the stock room.


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6 Key Restaurant Operational Reports to Boost Your Menu Engineering


Your restaurant’s menu engineering strategy impacts your menu mix, pricing, and your overall profitability. Leveraging a mix of operational reporting tools that focus on menu profitability helps you maximize revenue and adds to your bottom line.

How to Develop a Customer Persona and Why it’s Important

Indoor Media

Creating a customer persona is a powerful tool for understanding your consumer base. It allows small businesses to create more effective marketing campaigns for their ideal customers. It allows them to speak directly with potential clients based on their goals and needs.

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.

Restaurants Count on Cloud for Improved Operations and Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

Going digital – increasingly a top choice among restaurant management. Today’s restaurants are expected to deliver an Amazon-like experience: know customers’ preferences and dining habits and deliver food, whether tableside or to their front doors, without delay.

Hire Now for the Holidays

Thrive POS

With the current difficulty in finding willing and able workers in today’s economy, it is time to start thinking of what kind of seasonal help you need.

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What is a 9/80 Work Schedule? Everything You Need to Know

7 Shifts

How does an extra day off every other week sound? Not only is it possible — it's popular. It's called the 9/80 work schedule , and it rewards employees with an additional, full day off from work in exchange for working slightly longer shifts without affecting full-time status.

Essentials of Payroll Accounting for Restaurant Groups, Part 1


How you run and track your payroll accounting has a significant impact on restaurant operations. From hiring and onboarding to running employee payments and paying taxes, payroll touches on many different parts of a restaurant business.

How Bar Inventory Management can Help Prevent Bar Theft

Sculpture Hospitality

Nobody wants to think that their employees are stealing from them, but it is an unfortunate reality at many restaurants and bars - thankfully bar inventory management can help prevent it. Bar Management Bar Inventory

Restaurant Supply Chain Management: New Era, New Measures

Modern Restaurant Management

The turmoil caused by the pandemic has disrupted global supply chains more than any other period in recent history.

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.

Ensure greater food safety with digital accuracy.


Could anything be more important than the safety of the food you serve customers? Fortunately, there are highly accurate digital tools at your disposal that can have a dramatic impact on how you inventory, prepare, cook, and label your fresh foods.

Rebel’s Hot Chicken: Bottleneck’s Second Virtual Restaurant Concept

Bottleneck Management

Bottleneck Introduces Rebel’s Hot Chicken.

Restaurant Cyber Security: How To Prevent Data Breaches

7 Shifts

When you think about issues that arise in your restaurant that could cost you significant amounts of money, what first comes to mind? If you're like most restaurateurs it's things like theft (both time and material), lawsuits, spoilage, or staff turnover.

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Should Your Restaurant Group Have a Commissary Kitchen?


A commissary kitchen is a dedicated kitchen space where a foodservice operator can process, prepare, and store food.

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.

7 Ways Your Bar Inventory Spreadsheet is Failing You

Sculpture Hospitality

Spreadsheets are a seemingly simple tool for managing bar inventory – they can be organized by storage locations, data is easy to enter, the software does the math for you, and you can quickly produce charts and graphs to aid in decision making. Not only that, but they can be free to use as well.

Six Ways Contactless Payments Improve the Dining Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The rise in popularity of contactless payments can mean leaner operations, happier staff, and – most importantly – happier customers. Contactless ordering and pay-at-the-table systems had already started gaining a slow-but-steady foothold over the past three years.

The Trends to Watch in 2022 & Beyond

Future Food

The Trends to Watch in 2022 & Beyond The changing face of Food & Hospitality. Towards the end of each calendar year, we like to take a look back at how the industry has shifted, the trends that have taken off, and try to pre-empt the future face of the industry.

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Ultimate Job Marketplace Poached Saves Restaurants a Lot of Hiring Headache


Reading Time: 3 minutes. Restaurants are soaring back to full-service while the demand for qualified staff continues to pose a problem. Payroll budgets, recruiting processes and retention schemes are not yet adapted to a post-Covid world.

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.

New Restaurant Payroll Tactics and Tools For Building a Talented, Loyal Staff

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Locked down, bored, and restless, diners are now flocking to eat out. To adequately prep for service, short-staffed food and drink establishments are cooking up new ways to lure workers back to restaurants, like higher wages and handsome referral fees.

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Essentials of Payroll Accounting for Restaurant Groups, Part 2


As explored in Part 1 of this blog series, your payroll accounting systems overlap with many different parts of your restaurant business. Your payroll solution can impact hiring, onboarding, employee payments, taxes, and overall business health.

Are You Making These 5 Common Bar Inventory Management Mistakes?

Sculpture Hospitality

Bar inventory management has a number of benefits. It gives you oversight of your stock, helps you make better ordering decisions, and it provides insights on turnover, costing, and your overall bottom line. Bar Inventory

Where Are All the Servers? Why Your Restaurant Workers Aren’t Showing Up and How You Can Change That

Modern Restaurant Management

If you're struggling to staff your restaurants, know that your operation isn't alone. The U.S. is facing a critical labor shortage, particularly hourly restaurant and hospitality workers. "The

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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.

San Jose Restaurants You Should Check Out This Week

Restaurant Clicks

San Jose is a big city encircled by Silicon Valley, a technology center in California’s Bay Area. Structural landmarks fill the downtown historic district, from the Italianate-style Oddfellows Building to Spanish Colonial Revival edifices.

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How to Increase Wine List Profits and Popularity

Ken Burgin

The wine list is an essential part of your restaurant or hotel beverage service, so let’s apply intelligent design and business thinking to increase profits and ensure it appeals to the greatest number of people.

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Cómo Programar a los Empleados de Forma Eficaz

7 Shifts

Versión Inglesa. ¿No No está seguro de cómo programar a los empleados de forma eficaz? Le tenemos cubierto. La programación eficaz de los equipos es sencilla en teoría: crear horarios de trabajo óptimos para que nunca falte ni sobrecargue personal, pero en la práctica es todo lo contrario.

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Restaurant Work Can Destroy Your Body — But It Doesn’t Have To


Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

How to Minimize Liquor Inventory Loss Behind Your Bar

Sculpture Hospitality

Are you taking the proper measures to ensure your bar is looking after its liquor inventory ? Bar Inventory

The Delta Variant: How to Leverage Tech to Sustain Restaurant Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

Amid all the unknowns COVID-19 has served up over the past year and a half, a few certainties have emerged. Within the hospitality industry, there is universal agreement that restaurants have been through the ringer.

The Best Salad Chains In America

Restaurant Clicks

I’m a big fan of salad. And when I want a good salad, I make sure I’m somewhere in the U.S. America has some of the best salad chains for several reasons. I’ve eaten at some of the best salad joints in America and each of them has a uniqueness that’s hard to forget.

12 Tips to Increase Catering Profits This Busy Season


Reading Time: 4 minutes. The busy season is underway, and for caterers and restaurants it is the biggest opportunity in the past two years to boost sales and make a hefty profit.

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.