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How Your Restaurant Can Take Advantage of the Virtual Event Trend

Modern Restaurant Management

With people staying home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the popularity of virtual events has taken off. Virtual events allow people to feel connected and to enjoy themselves, despite the fact that they can’t do so in a restaurant, bar, or other venues. Although people may be restricted from dining in your physical restaurant space, there are many virtual events your restaurant can take part in order to connect with past and future guests.

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Food delivery and customer interaction: how to stay connected with your restaurant guests


In order to run a viable restaurant business in the current climate, you should embrace online food ordering. By offering today’s consumer online ordering options, not only are you giving them the convenience they crave so much - you’ll also create higher revenues and increase order accuracy, among many other advantages. Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic hit the restaurant industry, off-premises orders were booming business.

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How to Keep Your Restaurant Back Office Organized

7 Shifts

Papers. Clutter. Wires. Clipboards. That crumb-covered plate from your lunch that you haven’t had a chance to get rid of yet. This is the restaurant back office in its natural state – but not at all at its finest. Even though the practice of restaurant management continues to move digital, the physical space of your restaurant back office still needs to be organized.


Culinary Cues

There are lessons to be learned that are often overlooked. Growth seems to be one of those markers that define a successful business, yet there is ample evidence that growth can be a deterrent to success. How so?

5 Examples of Customer Service Innovation in Hospitality

Social Hospitality

The hospitality industry constantly changes and evolves in the face of new industry and consumer trends. Unique socio-economic shifts also dictate the course of the market. Analysts and industry leaders continuously provide forecasts to give businesses a way to build their competitive advantage. The industry never stands still. Customer service is at the core of innovation and good business practices. This is the case no matter where the industry goes.

MRM Franchise Feed: Virtual BBQ and Pieology in China

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment. Virtual Barbecue Pit.

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The Oil Change Coupon: An Auto Shop’s Best Advertising Tool

Indoor Media

Simple, classic, effective – the oil change coupon is a slick way into your customer’s heart! Oil change coupons can be used in all kinds of coupon advertising – paid social media ads, direct mail postcards, and grocery store receipts. It targets all kinds of car owners, driving new business and encouraging customers to come back time and time again. Find out why the oil change coupon is so powerful for your auto repair shop and how to create a coupon offer that is profitable for your business.

Typsy chats with. Wil Slickers, 'Slick Talk' hospitality podcast


Wil Slickers is hospitality force to be reckoned with. With years of experience in hotel management, he hosts the popular hospitality podcast Slick Talk , and co-owns a company specializing in luxury vacation rentals. As if that weren't enough, this year he also founded the Destinationaire Award - a prize designed to recognize outstanding contributions and innovations in the hospitality industry (and based on a term he coined in an article for Typsy Blog !).

What Is It Going to Take To Be Comfortable in Restaurants Again?

Modern Restaurant Management

After months of quarantine, consumers crave their favorite restaurant fare more than ever. We’re all a bit tired of cooking, and have grown bored with the limited menu of meals that we know how to prepare at home.

Brockmans Gin Expands Distribution Across the U.S.


Award-Winning Gin ‘Like no Other’ Now Available in California, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland & Washington DC. Brockmans Gin, the super-premium new-style gin ‘Like no Other’, is expanding to additional markets across the U.S., opening up distribution in California, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland & Washington DC.

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Top Digital Marketing Ideas for Your Auto Repair Shop

Indoor Media

Investing a little time and money into digital marketing for your auto repair shop could generate new customers. Did you know the average person spends 3 hours a day on their phone?! There is no doubt your potential customers are spending their time online. You may have shied away from digital marketing in the past. While some digital marketing can be complicated and expensive, we’ll show you ways to advertise online that don’t require a ton of expertise or cash.

13 Employee Satisfaction Survey Questions To Ask Your Team


Want to help your employees feel happy and content with their jobs and work environment? Administer an employee satisfaction survey. As a manager or owner, you keep a sharp eye on the satisfaction of your customers and clients. But what about the satisfaction of your employees?

Five Ways You Can Implement COVID-19 Surcharges While Keeping Customers Happy

Modern Restaurant Management

With more than 23,000 closures since March, restaurants are one of the industries hardest hit by COVID-19, according to the Yelp Local Economic Impact Report. Not only were thousands of restaurants required to close for a period of time, but inventory prices have increased and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended potentially expensive new sanitation processes and reduced capacities.

Chuck Schumer Cosponsors Restaurants Act of 2020, Support Exceeds 38%

Restaurant Engine

Since our analysis one week ago, cosponsorship of the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act of 2020 has increased by 14 lawmakers in the House of Representatives, up from last week’s 163 to today’s 177.

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TikTok Marketing: How to promote your business to a new generation of consumers

Candy Bar

Still stuck on Facebook and Instagram? Ok, boomer. Zoomers think you’re OLD. TikTok’s the newest social media platform in the game and it’s time to get your business on it. […]. The post TikTok Marketing: How to promote your business to a new generation of consumers appeared first on

Restaurant Growth Strategies

The Restaurant Group

Maintaining a competitive edge in the foodservice landscape is no easy task. As any restaurant operator can confirm, succeeding in the modern marketplace requires constant innovation and the ability to capitalize on the latest trends. This is especially true amid the pandemic. Here are a few restaurant growth strategies to keep business moving forward through the next year and beyond. Invest in your employees.

Electrical Hazards and Safety Checklist for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Ask any restaurant owner who’s had to deal with electrical issues, or in the worst case, fire damage caused by electrical wires and cable failures, and you’ll probably hear a few horror stories. Even minor issues can become very expensive, so restaurants of all sizes should take electrical safety very seriously.

How to Redesign Your Restaurant for Covid-19


Reading Time: 3 minutes. As you look to reopen your restaurant or business after Shelter-in-Place has ended, Cheetah has assembled some advice and helpful links from our industry experts and top customers. Follow this series for real advice, tips and resources. With restaurants and bars anxiously awaiting to re-open for indoor dining, many are coming up with creative physical alterations to their space that keep both employees and guests safe from the spread of Covid-19.


Food Business

In the midst of this pandemic, I’m hearing “I’m going to get lost in the busy-ness and confusion.” I hear you. It’s new, it’s different, it’s not as busy, and you may not trust your instincts. Here are the challenges I am hearing Serving during the pandemic is slower and more expensive. Do we need to do more social media posts, and change our marketing habits. What if I need damage control. My customers are working from home, and we are not part of their routine.

Sculpture Hospitality Consultants Giving Back With Spirit During Tough Times

Sculpture Hospitality

Over the past few months, many people have struggled financially due to the pandemic and mandatory shutdowns. We are all aware this meant that businesses were no longer able to operate and generate revenue, or were operating at a deficit. COVID Resources

Visual Communication Assists Restaurants During Uncertain Times

Modern Restaurant Management

As restaurants have experienced dramatic changes in how they do business due to the pandemic, many small business owners have learned just how important a visual communication plan is for success. Signs and graphics have been and will continue to be integral to restaurant owners’ success as they navigate the ever-changing process of getting back to business.

Restaurant Food Costs: Your Complete Guide

Xtra Chef

Food costs are one of the most significant factors of a restaurant’s success. Knowing your restaurant food costs helps with menu pricing, affects prime costs, and plays an integral part in remaining profitable. Food cost management is particularly important during a recession or economic downturn , as many restaurant owners are finding right now. Every penny counts, and you must find ways to maximize profits at every corner. But managing restaurant food costs can be challenging.

Self-Service Activation for HotSchedules Health Survey is Now Available for All Customers

Hot Schedules

Self-Service Activation for HotSchedules Health Survey is Now Available for All Customers. T o help our customers provide a safe environment for both guests and employees during the pandemic, HotSchedules recently launched an in-app Health Survey.

How To Use Instagram To Grow Your E-Commerce Business (With Zero Budget)

Lady Boss Blogger

As Instagram continues to grow, businesses have increased their advertising on the platform. Whether it be through buying ads or marketing through influencers, an e-commerce business relies heavily on social media to get their name out. But how can you do it with no budget? The first step would be to create a business profile for […]. The post How To Use Instagram To Grow Your E-Commerce Business (With Zero Budget) appeared first on LadyBossBlogger. Business Resources Influencer Resources

Prepping for Off-Premise: Navigating Potential Restaurant Reclosures 

Modern Restaurant Management

The United States is facing new outbreaks of coronavirus as experts continue to warn of a potential second wave this fall. Meanwhile, the recovering hospitality industry – which wa s estimated to have lost $120 billion by the end of June – is bracing itself for potentially another round of mandated restaurant and bar closures. However, this round of closures doesn’t have to mirror the first wave.

Why you should swap paper menus for QR codes


Restaurants have been compelled to make critical changes to keep their employees and customers healthy and maintain their operations as clean as possible. One of these changes is to give clients the option to order digitally. This is where QR codes come in. For a while, it seemed like QR codes were passé. However, due COVID-19, they are now being fully embraced for their touchless, hygienic capabilities.

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Culinary Cues

You know I have occasionally heard this statement, or at least felt that it was implied: “Don’t get so wrapped up in it – it’s only food.” Well, I am here to state unequivocally that this just isn’t so. Of course, there are restaurants and home cooks who seem to view it as such – sustenance, a way to fill an empty stomach, and there are loads of people – both preparers and recipients who are content to define it that way, but their perception is shallow. “It’s

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How To Use Social Media Marketing To Promote Your Business

Lady Boss Blogger

Social media is a rapidly growing hub of communication that provides great opportunities for a business to utilize. This means there’s a large number of potential customers that you have the chance to tap into! As our society becomes increasingly digital, it’s critical to stay on top of social media trends. However, using social media […]. The post How To Use Social Media Marketing To Promote Your Business appeared first on LadyBossBlogger. Business Resources

MRM EXCLUSIVE: Four Easy-to-Implement Strategies to Weather COVID-19’s Impact

Modern Restaurant Management

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact and disrupt businesses in all sectors, it has become clear that the restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit by the crisis. Data from OpenTable projected that one in four restaurants won’t reopen after the pandemic. However, even as the restaurant industry faces daunting challenges triggered by COVID-19, the restaurant sector remains resilient and optimistic about the future.

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10 Online Ordering System Tips to Boost Online Orders

Restaurant Engine

Online ordering is perfect for upselling customers. Today’s restaurant customer wants what they want when they want it. It’s all about instant gratification. Craving pizza? They want to be able to order it the minute they think about it. Your customers believe that your restaurant should be available with an online ordering system when they want to use it. Because of this era of immediate gratification, your restaurant is well poised to take advantage of what this offers. Through online ordering.

Please, Not My Pepperoni


Shutterstock/adidas4747. COVID-19’s effects on meat processing plants have led to a rise in the cost of pepperoni This has been a tough year for big-picture thinking, so sometimes I like to focus on the little things.

Guest Coffee: A Breakdown

Perfect Daily Grind

Most specialty coffee shops offer a house blend that delivers a reliable flavour day after day. Typically, this will be a balanced, versatile coffee that can be served black or white. And while house blends do evolve, they generally stay the same for a period of months or years. This provides customers with something easy and consistent when they come in for their daily cup. Some cafés, however, have established themselves as “multi-roaster coffee shops”.

RMS Survey: How Much Has Our Relationship With Food Changed?

Modern Restaurant Management

Among the highlighs of its most recent Impact Report , Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) found: QSR sales and traffic have leveled off in recent weeks. Traffic is down 10 percent and 15 percent YOY, while sales are still neutral-positive, at between 0 percent and 5 percent YOY. Drive-thru continues to outperform other channels. Drive-thru traffic is up between 15 percent and 20 percent YOY and sales increased 35 percent to 40 percent YOY.

3 Signs of Poor Restaurant Management (and How to Solve Them)

Focus POS

When you operate a restaurant, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers. If sales are high, then your restaurant must be doing well, right? . Sorry to break it to you, but that’s not always the case. It’s tempting to use sales figures as proof that you’re managing your restaurant well. Sales figures can fluctuate based on many things, and they don’t always represent an accurate picture of how you are doing overall.