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Five Ways AI Cameras Will Help Your restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

In our last restaurant technology blog, we discussed COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the growth and development of AI voice technology and how it was quickly modernizing the drive-thru operations as we know it (1). The very same technology has been working on cameras, too.

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Keys to Running a Successful Ghost Kitchen

Modern Restaurant Management

How virtual restaurants can help keep the industry afloat — if done right. The past several months have proven to be a wildly transformative time for the restaurant industry, as many operators shift to an off-premise strategy, relying primarily on delivery and takeout orders, to remain open.

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How the Right Restaurant POS Can Slash Your Raw Material Costs

Restaurant Technology Guys

The profitability and even the survival of low-margin and highly competitive businesses such as restaurants depend on rigorous cost-control – and a quality restaurant POS system is crucial in achieving this.

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MARC MENEAU – ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT CHEFS

Culinary Cues

There are chefs who have mastered the craft of cooking, chefs who have built a public brand that defines a region or exemplifies a cuisine; there are others who give to their community and as a result uplift those who call that community “home”; and there are those who push cooking in new and exciting directions.

Reader Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Restaurant Success Is Closer Than You Think

Embrace the Suck

In 1979, a DC-10 Passenger Jet flew from New Zealand to Antarctica on a sightseeing excursion on Air New Zealand flight 901. This 8-hour flight would provide passengers an experience of a lifetime: a chance to see the bottom of the world.

Simple Customer Retention Strategy for Restaurants

7 Shifts

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. The coffee shop where the baristas seem happy to serve you. The bar where you always feel welcome after a long day's work. Or the restaurant that always delivers on-time and throws in some extras.

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THE RESTAURANT ECO-SYSTEM NEEDS HELP

Culinary Cues

There are a number of reasons why restaurants fail – some are predictable and avoidable, while others can catch a business off guard. None, however, are as devastatingly out of the operators control as this pandemic. Even the best operators are at a loss for solutions.

Make it This Winter and Step Up To The Table

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature resources to help restaurants survive the winter weather and the learning how to improve bread-baking skills. Make it This Winter. US Foods Holding Corp.

How The Snug Took Control of Labor and Evolved Their Restaurant

7 Shifts

The Snug is a bar-forward restaurant in San Francisco serving modern California comfort food, cocktails & craft beer offered in chic, comfortable quarters.

5 Customer Outreach Strategies for Dry Cleaners

Indoor Media

It might be 2020, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little old fashioned. Online advertising and cyber solutions might help get customers in the door, but you’ll need tried-and-true human interaction to round out your customer outreach strategies for dry cleaners.

Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

The restaurant industry has changed so dramatically in the pandemic era that it's time to redesign your business strategy. This requires us to take a look at our menus, inventory, staff, and even our seating strategy. Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, and fit your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions.

What the New 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Compensation) Means for Your Restaurant Business

Restaurant365

If you are an owner, operator, or on the accounting side of your restaurant business, you’ve probably been hearing about the new 1099-NEC form for non-employee. This new form goes into effect with your 2020 tax year.

Will a Vaccine Be the Light at the End of the Tunnel for the Restaurant Industry?

Modern Restaurant Management

2020 has been a challenging year for restaurants and hospitality professionals to say the least. The good news is that with the recent announcement of three vaccine trials that are up to 95-percent effective, the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming more apparent.

?? 3 Exciting Secrets of Santa Barbara Chardonnay You’ll Love

A Wine Story

Santa Barbara Chardonnay. California Chardonnay. Burgundy, France, is the benchmark for the finest expression of the Chardonnay grape. Top Burgundian vineyards, created over a thousand years ago by Cistercian monks. They keep their power and mystique to this day.

Instagram For Restaurants: How To Dominate A Competitive Niche

7 Shifts

Instagram is an important part of any business’s marketing strategy in 2021 , but you might be wondering how the social media platform can make an impact on your restaurant. In today’s world, people are constantly Instagramming their food before they eat it, especially if it looks pretty.

Webinar Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 has been a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Going e-Commerce with Cheetah: An All in One Solution for Food Distributors

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. First things first: Request a demo for your distribution business! E-Commerce emerged almost as soon as the internet went mainstream. But food distributors only entered the game in the last few years.

Marketplace Collection Laws Present Unique Challenges for the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has changed the physical and economic environment in which restaurants operate. Although food delivery has long been popular for certain types of food, pandemic restrictions and consumer preferences hastened the expansion of food delivery for almost all food and meals.

5 Steps to Solve Your Restaurant’s Hidden Cost Problem

Sculpture Hospitality

The restaurant industry is fiercely competitive. As a restaurant owner, reducing your monthly expenditures and improving your bottom line is of paramount importance. Yet most restaurants are struggling with this challenge.

The Difference Between A Personal Account Versus A Business Account

Lady Boss Blogger

Starting a profitable blog or business is a lot to manage on its own, but promoting it can be just as much work! Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for influencers and bloggers, with the majority reporting it as being their most-used.

What Is The Turmeric Latte?

Perfect Daily Grind

In recent years, coffee shop customers have come to demand more from their beverages.

Content Creation Strategy – How to Capture One Month of Content with One Dish

Modern Restaurant Management

Smack dab, in the middle of the Covid19 crisis, suddenly we’ve all realized just how valuable social media can be to sustaining and rebuilding our businesses.

The Jewish Renaissance of Mexico City’s Condesa

EATER

A handful of new Jewish-leaning delis and restaurants harken back to Condesa’s roots as the Jewish heart of CDMX On the first floor of a two-story house along Mexico City’s plush Avenida Amsterdam sits Merkava: Hummus and Jerusalem Kitchen.

17 Tips to Be a More Successful Property Manager (2021)

2ndKitchen

With 36 percent of all households renting in 2020, the emphasis on finding qualified property managers has never been higher. WHAT WE’LL COVER: Chapter 1: What Is a Property Manager? Chapter 2: What Are the Responsibilities of Property Managers? Chapter 3: Types of Property Managers.

Pandemic Growth Hacks for Small Businesses

Indoor Media

For many, it seemed like we rounded the curve of Covid this summer and made it into the clear. The warm weather meant a great boom for many restaurants and businesses, and outdoor dining helped a semblance of normalcy return to their sales.

You Would Like Fries with That: Enabling the Next-Generation of Drive-Thru

Modern Restaurant Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) is something most of us encounter in our everyday lives without even realizing it. Social networks, mobile banking apps, chatbots, robo-readers, connected devices and even ride-sharing apps are all powered in one way or another by AI technology.

The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free

EATER

The ads of the late 1970s and ’80s were so a part of the culture that they didn’t even feel like advertising Every year during the holidays from 1982 to 1991, McDonald’s would air a commercial that, thanks to its consistency, has become as synonymous with Christmas as candy canes and reindeer.

How Education is Perceived in the Service World

Next Restaurants

In our modern world, education is of fundamental importance. Those who hold a college degree, whether it’s a bachelor’s or master’s, are typically held in higher esteem than those who don’t.

7 Essentials for a Successful Restaurant Delivery Business

ChowNow

The restaurant delivery business has grown enormously in recent years, and it shows no signs of fading. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly half of all consumers have ordered delivery from a restaurant, and delivery sales have increased by 120 percent.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-December 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM Research Roundup features news that consumers plan to put restaurants at the top of their shopping lists, the latest stats for on premise and why the restaurant of the future is here now. Diners Show Holiday Spirit.

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Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard Apologizes After Culturally Appropriating a Korean Dish on Instagram

EATER

A photo posted Thursday using Izard’s social media handle showed a “bibimbap” without any cultural context [link

What's Your Plan for LTO Menu Innovations?

Crunchtime

Menu innovations can bump store sales and help maintain brand freshness, but your LTO success requires tremendous operational preparedness. LTO menu innovation is always a hot trend in our industry - even during a pandemic.

11 Effective Bar Marketing Ideas for Bars and Pubs

App Institute

There are many bar marketing ideas you can use to promote your bar or pub. These strategies can help with everything from attracting new customers to ensuring your existing ones keep coming back for more. In this article, we’ve gathered eleven of our favorite marketing ideas for bars and pubs.

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QSR Pandemic Messaging Focused on Empathy and Convenience Wins Consumer Engagement

Modern Restaurant Management

QSR brands that quickly adapted television advertising campaigns with messaging to respond to the pandemic saw this strategy pay off with greater consumer engagement, according to EDO, an advertising insights and analytics company that specializes in search engagement.

What We Lose When a Restaurant Closes

EATER

Prior to the pandemic, Porsena was always busy. Photo: Greg Ramsey courtesy of Porsena.

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3 Ideas for Chemical Free Dry Cleaning to Give You a Competitive Advantage

Indoor Media

Today, the easiest way to stay ahead of the game is to be ahead in the game literally. This can be challenging to do with quickly advancing technology, digital marketing, and changing buyer behaviors.