October, 2021

Restaurant Labor Costs Every Store Manager Should Track

Restaurant365

Your labor cost is one of the highest expenses for your restaurant, typically taking up to 25-35% of revenue. Many factors can increase restaurant labor costs: inefficient schedules, overtime hours, or even rising wages.

How to Raise Restaurant Menu Prices without Negative Pushback

Ken Burgin

Inflation is back, following dramatic rises in energy costs, wages and all the food & beverage supplies we purchase. Operators still holding the price of meals to what they were 12 months ago are bearing the brunt of massive increases in the cost of ingredients. And profitability is suffering.

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6 Restaurant Reports and Dashboards That Help 7shifts’ Users Run Smarter Businesses

7 Shifts

Running a restaurant day-in and day-out takes a ton of mental energy. It can be difficult to come up for air and really look at the why behind what you're doing.

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THE VALUE OF THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

Culinary Cues

Kitchens are great equalizers – it is the place where individual talent and exceptional intellect can be less important that dependability, organization, focus, and teamwork.

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.

The 19 Deadly Mistakes Restaurants Make

Embrace the Suck

Mistakes. We have all made them. Most likely you’ll make quite a few more while running a restaurant. The thing you want to avoid is these 19 fatal mistakes that 80% of restaurants make each year which contributes to the low survival rate that restaurants experience.

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Leveraging Back-office Restaurant Technology to Improve the Customer Experience

Restaurant365

Your back-office restaurant technology can be used to help grow both guest loyalty and your business. Restaurants are devoting time, energy, and marketing resources to improve the customer experience. However, the benefits of improving the customer experience go beyond just getting better reviews.

Win Back the Customer Relationship: Why Mobile Apps Are the Golden Ticket

Modern Restaurant Management

There’s no denying consumer behavior has fundamentally shifted over the last couple of years, and it’s transformed the landscape of the restaurant industry along with it.

Prepare for the New Digital Holiday Rush with Focus eGift

Focus POS

Focus Expands Gift Card Offerings with a Digital Alternative to Plastic Cards. San Antonio, TX – October 1, 2021 – Focus POS, a leading provider of restaurant management software, announces the availability of Focus eGift digital gift card solution.

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THE KITCHEN IS LIFES’ CLASSROOM

Culinary Cues

Sitting is the chef’s office, or what some might refer to as a storage room with a desk, it is always enlightening to look out on the kitchen and watch the motions of those who have found a home in double-breasted white jackets and skull caps.

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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.

Core Award Winners: Kristi Davis & Nereida Gourley

Bottleneck Management

Kristi Davis and Nereida Gourley are the 2021 Core Value Award Winners for Bottleneck Management. The Core Value Award is given to the employee that demonstrates understanding, support, empowerment, and enjoyment in their daily operations.

5 Myths About Restaurant Inventory That Will Damage Your Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

Your restaurant inventory is your company’s investment into profitability. The better you manage your inventory and control costs, the higher your profit margins will be and the more success your restaurant will have. Restaurant Operations Restaurant Inventory

The wine2wine Business Forum hosts first-ever Clubhouse wine marathon

Bevology

The wine2wine Business Forum in Verona will host a six-hour Clubhouse marathon on Monday 18 October. The Forum also gives wine professionals the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the Clubhouse app for creating new wine communities and accessing new markets.

Seven Tips on How to Use Facebook Ads for Restaurants to Get More Customers

Modern Restaurant Management

Everybody needs to eat, so the sale of food will never go out of fashion. Still, because there are many competing businesses in the dining sector, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. Using Facebook Ads can help you get the edge over the competition.

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.

Where to Get Mexican Food Around NYC

Restaurant Clicks

New York’s Mexican restaurant scene has undergone significant change in the past three decades. Formerly, Mexican dishes, if you could even find any, were typically limited to fajitas, cheese enchiladas, and other basics. Oh, how times have changed!

FINDING YOUR WAY AS A COOK AND A CHEF

Culinary Cues

To make a difference – this is something that many of us seek and so few of us think that we accomplish. At some level we all make a difference, even if only in one person’s life, one situation, one community, or even one business.

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Restaurant Workers Can’t Be Replaced by Technology — But They Can Be Recruited

7 Shifts

The National Restaurant Association recently published a table listing the top concerns for restaurants over a three-year period.

5 Benefits of a Restaurant and Bar Inventory Management App

Sculpture Hospitality

In our blog, we’ve discussed in detail how using inventory management software to gain better visibility and control over your restaurant and bar inventory can significantly improve business profitability. Bar Inventory

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.

Embracing Change to Survive and Maximise Food Service Sales

Future Food

EMBRACING CHANGE TO SURVIVE AND MAXIMISE FOOD SERVICE SALES. Australia’s two major cities have currently been in lockdown for over ten weeks with Melbourne now being in lockdown longer than any city in the world, 246 days so far and one month remaining.

How Can I Streamline Inventory Management?

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM's "Ask the Expert” features advice from Buyers Edge Platform. Please send questions to Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine Executive Editor Barbara Castiglia at bcastiglia@modernrestaurantmanagement.com.

The Top Chefs to Watch in Washington, D.C.

Restaurant Clicks

Washington, D.C. is full of restaurants, and many would say it is one of the culinary capitals in America. Many chefs seem to flock to this MId Atlantic City and they quickly find out that you cannot run a mediocre restaurant to stand out.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE

Culinary Cues

Most of us tend to gravitate to what we can control. We have an innate desire to do what we’re good at and avoid what we are not. It is the fact of control that differentiates comfort from a lack thereof.

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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.

Boost Profits and Get Your Restaurant Haunted for Halloween

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Halloween is a great opportunity to boost sales at your restaurant and have some fun with your staff. This year Halloween falls on a Sunday, making it perfect for all-day family celebrations at your restaurant.

What to Look for in a Bar Inventory Management Solution

Sculpture Hospitality

Are you ready to make bar inventory management a more consistent, prominent and strategic component of your business? Bar Management Bar Inventory

BOHA! WorkStation among the top 3 Hot New Products for Foodservice Safety & Sustainability by C-Store Decisions

Transact

is already powering some of the largest convenience store names in the country and we are excited to announce that our latest innovation, the BOHA! WorkStation, received an award from C-Store Decisions as a Hot New Product for Foodservice Safety & Sustainability.

How To Improve Your Restaurant Inventory Management Strategy

Modern Restaurant Management

Controlling a restaurant kitchen’s inventory is a key to proper restaurant management and can help avoid wasting food and space. When it comes to your livelihood, any gaps in inventory are more than mere annoyances — they could be hurting your ability to make a profit.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

Las Vegas Steakhouses That Will Blow You Away

Restaurant Clicks

Whether you’re coming to Las Vegas for a work conference, a bachelor party, or just to get away, you’ll want to do a bit of exploring. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, it might call for a fancy dinner.

How To Create a Fair Holiday Work Schedule For Restaurants

7 Shifts

The holidays are on their way - and for many restaurants, that means an increase in sales. Even in the pandemic year of 2020, before vaccines, we saw bumps in both sales and shifts scheduled in and around the tent pole holidays.

The Ghost Kitchen as a New Revenue Stream for Your Restaurant Group

Restaurant365

Ghost kitchens, commonly known as virtual kitchens, have experienced exponential growth in the last few years. The ghost kitchen segment was already around at the beginning of 2020, but the market became even more significant in the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.