February, 2022

Technology Can Help Restaurants During ‘The Great Resignation’

Modern Restaurant Management

Across the United States, businesses are suffering from unprecedented staffing shortages in the aftermath of COVID. Nowhere is this more clear than in restaurants; many wonder if parts of the workforce left the industry for good and how they will fill that gap.

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How to Build a Customer Engagement Strategy

Social Hospitality

We invest money and effort into marketing campaigns to build relationships with our target audience. We want people to engage with our brands both online and offline. Once people feel connected to your brand, they’ll be more inclined to choose you over your competitors.

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Using Restaurant Analytics to Increase Profits


Are you using restaurant analytics? Your restaurant group generates valuable data every day in the normal course of operations. There’s sales and customer data, labor performance data, and even data telling you how much food you waste. But merely gathering the data offers little value.

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Culinary Cues

It happens now and again, that question comes up on-line, usually from individuals new to a professional kitchen, or those who have little idea about how kitchens work. What is the difference between a cook and a chef”? Sometimes, it depends on how you ask the question.

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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.

The 10 Best Bits of Advice We Heard on Season 1 of the Restaurant Growth Podcast

7 Shifts

We started the Restaurant Growth Podcast in 2021 to provide a platform for the best and brightest minds in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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Seven Restaurant Trends That Will Define 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

Though many of the market forces that shaped the restaurant industry in 2021 were closely linked to disruption from the pandemic's onset in 2020, 2022 brings new challenges — and opportunities.

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How a Healthy Menu Can Keep Costs Low and Customers Happy


Reading Time: 5 minutes. This week we sat down with one of the Bay Area’s healthiest and most innovative restaurants. Lean Feast is a shining example of a healthy restaurant establishment that capitalizes on current technology, food and health trends to make a sustainable profit.

Ready to Spice Things Up? 5 International Flavors to Add to Your Menu in 2022.


Perhaps we can blame it on wanderlust combined with the lack of travel over the past two years; Americans are craving global flavors.

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Culinary Cues

We have all heard it before; it is perpetuated in the media, by our politicians, guidance counselors, professors, our peers, and sometimes even parents.

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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.

6 Steps for Restaurants to Build an Unbeatable Social Media Presence

The Eat Restaurant

One of the most overlooked aspects of a budding restaurant is its development of a social media footprint. This is a rough grey area that many either find too difficult to navigate or believe that it is not necessary, and do not want to change and adapt.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Restaurant’s Profit Margins

Sculpture Hospitality

Most restaurants have narrow profit margins, typically somewhere between 3 and 6 percent. There’s a range of factors that impact those margins, from restaurant inventory management , menu pricing and product waste. Restaurant Operations

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Restaurant Week: How to Gain New Customers and Boost Revenue

Modern Restaurant Management

A vast, community-wide event like Restaurant Week can be the perfect push to start 2022 successfully. Undoubtedly, it has become a community favorite across the country. Consumers are attracted by the promise of discounted meals at their favorite restaurants, as well as new and trending ones.

Access to Local Food Vendors, Artisan Products, and Delicious Possibilities in Cheetah’s New “Marketplace”


Reading Time: 4 minutes. Those rushing back to their local restaurants for the full dine-in experience have lots to choose from. New menus, new interior designs, and even new cuisine concepts, are flourishing after nearly 2 years of deliveries.

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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.

Predictive Scheduling: What It Is and How To Implement With Success In Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

Predictive Scheduling has become a hot topic in the restaurant industry. As a growing number of municipalities propose and approve legislative changes around scheduling practices, many restaurateurs are wondering: how will predictive scheduling impact my business?

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Culinary Cues

The good news is that restaurants are beginning to see an increase in sales as more and more customers return to in person dining in addition to their new habit of ordering for home delivery.

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136. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 136 – Zenput Founder and CEO Vlad Vikhter talks operations management

Restaurant Technology Guys

Join Jeremy and Zenput CEO Vlad Rikhter, as they discuss how automation adoption can free up employees to do more meaningful, less repetitive work. Zenput is the top-ranked operations execution platform for multi-unit restaurants, convenience stores and grocers.

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How to Use Technology to Deliver on Customer Expectation


The restaurant industry is absolutely brimming with innovation. Between self-service, order management, home delivery options, and futuristic robotic servers, there’s no shortage of great ideas for boosting front-of-house productivity.

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.

Practical Restaurant Marketing Inspiration in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

The modern restaurant has a lot of competition, including other local restaurants, franchises, and the biggest of national chains. To stand out and get more customers means focusing more on marketing.

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January Recap- Restaurant Industry News


Reading Time: 2 minutes. As we reflect on 2021 and move fully into the New Year, one hopes for an easier, healthier, more profitable year ahead. Cheetah works to bring you the most important breaking industry news so that you can thrive this year.

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We've raised $80MM to build more great products for you, our restaurant partners

7 Shifts

Today is a big day for us, but an even bigger day for our restaurant partners. We've raised $80MM in new funding led by Softbank with continued support from Ten Coves Capital and Enlightened Hospitality , the fund affiliated with Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.

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Culinary Cues

Desperation is never a good approach towards hiring. I know how difficult staffing is right now, believe me – I hear it every day from every chef that I communicate with. But desperation hiring is, more often than not, a terrible way to staff your kitchen.

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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.

Scheduling Tips For Creating The Best Retail Schedule


Creating a good retail schedule is one of the most important jobs you will face as a manager. Your schedule sets the tone for your business and is instrumental in establishing a strong and effective team.

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What’s the Buzz Around Sober Bars?


All over the United States, sober bars are starting to pop up and the term is finding its way into day-to-day conversation. Bar and restaurant owners with a keen eye are asking themselves, “Are sober bars here to stay? And how can I profit from this new foodservice movement?”

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How Sizing Up The Competition Improves Your Business Plan

Modern Restaurant Management

It may sound like just an excuse to eat out, but experiencing the food and ambience of your competitors is essential to writing a persuasive restaurant business plan. Think about it: you can’t possibly know what your restaurant is up against unless you do your research.

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How to Keep Track of Restaurant Operations: A Guide


Do you know that restaurant operational efficiency translates to the overall profitability of the business? But how do you measure the efficiency of your operations? Restaurant Management

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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

How to Get Multi-Unit Employee Scheduling Right the First Time

7 Shifts

You pop by your flagship location to find staff scrambling, working two shifts at the same time. Understaffed, again. So you call up your downtown manager—and they have staff sitting around with no customers to serve them. Your drive-thru location?

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Culinary Cues

It is so easy to fall into the trap of a stereotypical line cook.

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Bar Management: Alcohol Delivery & Collection Laws in the US & Canada

Sculpture Hospitality

Over the course of the pandemic, restaurants have had to pivot to takeout and delivery-only models as regulations and lockdowns meant that many restaurants were unable to physically welcome guests through their doors. Bar Management