October, 2021

Restaurant Labor Costs Every Store Manager Should Track


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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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.

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.

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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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!

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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.

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.


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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How Supporting Customer Facing Staff Helps with Employee Retention – Top 5 Tips


Reading Time: 3 minutes. We all know that COVID-19 has changed the restaurant industry forever, but did you know it also changed patrons? Customers who have been cooped up at home for the past two years are anxious to get back to dining out.

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.

Seafood Delivery Services That Ship Right to Your Door

Restaurant Clicks

Seafood delivery services provide excellent customer service by providing the freshest fish available. Often, when someone purchases fish in a grocery store, it has been previously frozen, then thawed and sold as fresh.

The wine2wine Business Forum hosts first-ever Clubhouse wine marathon


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.

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.

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.

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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.


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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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.

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17 of Our Favorite Brunch Spots in Detroit

Restaurant Clicks

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and is one of the three largest cities in the Midwest, alongside Chicago and Minneapolis. Detroit is home to America’s automobile industry since multiple major car manufacturers are headquartered there.

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

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.

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.

How 7shifts Can Help Your Restaurant This Holiday Season

7 Shifts

The holiday season is upon us. Big parties, holiday specials, and private events are, too. But this holiday season, like last year's, will be a unique one for the restaurant industry. We're still feeling the effects of the pandemic.


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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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.

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.

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.

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

Restaurants Can Leverage Their POS System to Make the Most Out of Outdoor Dining

Modern Restaurant Management

With increased talk of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the rise of the Delta variant , restaurant owners are still adapting their dine-in operations to keep up with the times.

8 Successful Restaurant Concepts & Ideas to Inspire and Guide You

7 Shifts

The right concept is crucial when opening your restaurant , a new location, or refreshing your brand. Get your concept right and you'll be on your way to rave reviews, recommendations, and loyal clientele.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

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


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.

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


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.

San Francisco Restaurants You Should Be Dining At This Week

Restaurant Clicks

San Francisco is one of the most recognized cities in the world, and with good reason. Aside from a certain iconic bridge and being a trade hub, it’s also a hive of creativity. With that comes good food from people interested in making their mark on the city’s history.

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

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.