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2022 Reflections: The Year That Was for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Each year, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asks experts for their views on the state of the industry. Here are some of their insights. The restaurant industry once again proved its resilience in 2022 as it dealt with ongoing obstacles like inflation, supply chain, labor shortages and more. Over the past year, brands modified expansion strategies, leaned into new technologies and chose to invest more into their employees to keep up with trends, improve operations, win over customers a

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6 global restaurant trends impacting menus in 2023

Restaurant Business

Technomic takes a trip around the world to forecast what operators can expect to see happening next year.

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The effect of employee treatment on the guest experience

Restaurateur Connection Submitted Articles

Learn from our blogger on how you can influence your guest experience through treating your employees right and give your venue an edge.

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10 Things To Look for In Inventory Management Software For Restaurants

Sculpture Hospitality

You’re ready to start using inventory management software for your restaurant so that you can benefit from consistency and accuracy. That’s fantastic! Accurate inventory management provides the information and insights you need to be successful.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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What is Reward Marketing? How it increases customer loyalty & retention.

Bingage

Customer reward programs in marketing are point-based loyalty programs that offer discounts and other incentives (gift cards, vouchers, coupons, cashback, or free or discounted products or services…) in exchange for increased customer involvement and purchase. Rewards Marketing can help you : Build connection Increase customer loyalty Drive engagement and Attract new customers.

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Why restaurants will be able to withstand an economic downturn

Restaurant Business

A Deeper Dive: Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist from Wells Fargo, joins the podcast to talk about the outlook for food costs and industry sales in 2023.

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For Marginalized Chefs, Are Pop-Ups the Path to Success?

EATER

Dola Sun /Eater. Pop-ups and residencies aimed at supporting chefs of marginalized backgrounds offer new paths to success. They also risk treating representation as an endpoint. Most meals don’t come with a thesis statement, but at the Shifting the Lens series, a chef-in-residence program focusing on chefs of color, there’s no eating without considering exactly what the chefs in charge have to say.

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2023 Outlook: Trends and Challenges Restaurants Will See, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked experts for their thoughts on trends and challenges that will affect the restaurant industry in 2023. For part two, click here. 1. A tightly integrated technology strategy will be key to workplace satisfaction and profitability. Restaurants will increasingly become more reliant on using their transaction data to inform and automate their businesses.

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Chef Gavin Kaysen doesn’t let expectations get in the way of growth

Restaurant Business

The award-winning chef and restaurateur is an outside-the-box thinker and it continues to serve him well. .

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS & the NEW YEAR with RESTAURANT PEOPLE

Culinary Cues

There was a time when the major holidays, those times of the year when we relished the chance to spend quality time with family, were sacred and protected. These special days: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day were set aside as times to be with those we love – regardless of a person’s career obligations. These were the days when our home kitchens were filled with mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, children and even grandchildren.

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7shifts’ Year in Review 2022: New features, add-ons, improvements, and more

7 Shifts

As the holiday season approaches and we put a bow on the year, we wanted to look back at all the ways we've worked to help 7shifts users simplify team management and improve their restaurant performance in 2022. Let's kick it off with some numbers. As of writing, 7shifts counts nearly 1 million restaurant workers that use 7shifts to view their schedules, manage time off and keep in touch with their coworkers and managers.

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2023 Outlook: Trends and Challenges Restaurants Will See, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked experts for their thoughts on trends and challenges that will affect the restaurant industry in 2023. For part one, click here. In terms of trends, it is clear that in 2023 technology will continue to shape and enhance the restaurant industry and we will see operators adopting new technologies to create an even more seamless and frictionless experience for guests, while still maintaining unique and engaging dining experiences.

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Should we weigh milk in coffee shops?

Perfect Daily Grind

In the vast majority of specialty coffee shops around the world, dosing coffee is an everyday practice for preparing both espresso and filter beverages. When baristas weigh their doses, they ensure that they are using an optimal coffee-water ratio, thereby extracting the full range of a coffee’s flavours and aromas. However, in his winning 2022 World Barista Championship (WBC) routine , Australian competitor Anthony Douglas also weighed his milk course beverages to create a more consistent senso

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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RE-THINKING EVERYTHING

Culinary Cues

It is impossible to not be inspired by this photo. Zelenskyy and Andres, brothers in spirit, leaders who inspire; stellar human beings who humble us, show incredible courage and strength, and who give of themselves for what most of us see as right and just. Americans are so incredibly fortunate to live where we live, and to enjoy the opportunities that abound if we invest of ourselves and work to reap the benefits of a nation that understands and relishes the responsibility to protect its citize

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The 20 Most Unique Restaurants Across North America + Ideas to Inspire

7 Shifts

Before patrons even set foot in a restaurant, the first thing they see is the exterior. Prior to seeing the menu or tasting any food, they experience the interior design of the space. Therefore, the physical design of the restaurant is the first thing that starts to shape the customer's overall dining experience. Creating a unique restaurant design and concept can include more effort and commitment, but it can help develop a strong brand, create hype, and draw in more foot traffic.

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JBF Survey: Chefs Optimistic Despite Challenges

Modern Restaurant Management

Chefs are expressing optimism and anticipate a return to “normal,” according to the 2022 James Beard Foundation Fall Industry Survey. Rising food costs are the number one issue of concern for chefs heading into 2023, according to the survey, with 44 percent of respondents ranking it as their top worry. Rising labor costs, the inability to find staff to hire, and rising non-food costs (utilities, containers, furniture, etc.) clustered as the next three issues of concern, followed by supply chain

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The 34 Most Important Customer Service Skills You Need To Have

Sling

The cornerstone of every great business is customer service. By extension, then, success in business relies on your, and your employee’s, customer service skills. You might think the cornerstone of your business is a great product or an effective management team. But those things are worth much less without the ability to make your customers happy. Sure, your awesome product or service may keep them happy for a while, but sooner or later, someone is going to find something wrong and will make th

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Is specialty coffee becoming more popular in Lebanon?

Perfect Daily Grind

Like many other Middle Eastern countries , Lebanon has a rich history of coffee consumption. For centuries, Lebanese people have been enjoying coffee, where it is often brewed in a similar way to Turkish or Arabic coffee. However, over the years, more coffee shops have opened in the country – particularly in the capital city of Beirut. But as the country continues to face a financial crisis , as well as ongoing political instability, it has been a challenge for some specialty coffee businesses t

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163. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 163 – Margin Edge’s solution to manage your restaurant

Restaurant Technology Guys

MarginEdge began in a place where many restaurateurs have been themselves—stuck doing manual invoice data entry and inventory in a tiny closet behind the kitchen, wondering why the love of food and hospitality came with so many papercuts. Bo Davis and Roy Phillips, two of the founders, have more than 40 years of restaurant experience between them. They’ve built and operated over 25 restaurants around the nation.

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Future Tech in 2023

Modern Restaurant Management

Miso Robotics provides intelligent automation solutions for foodservice that solve some critical back-of-house kitchen operations. The AI-driven platform incorporates robotics, machine learning, computer vision and data analytics. The company's flagship product line includes Flippy 2, CookRight and Sippy. Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked Jake Brewer, Miso's Chief Strategy Officer for his views on the present and future of increased robotics and automation use in restaura

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The 37 Best Restaurant Interview Questions

Sling

As a restaurant manager , interviewing new employees can be a stressful situation. Many of the standard restaurant interview questions can be found online so candidates can prepare ahead of time to give the best answer. There’s nothing wrong with that. But do those answers necessarily translate into real-life skills and abilities? It’s hard to say. To help you really get to know the candidate you’re interviewing, you’ve got to go deeper.

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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.

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Can coffee production become more important for Togo?

Perfect Daily Grind

Togo (also known as the Togolese Republic) is a small country located in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. The country is essentially a narrow strip of land with a relatively short coastline, and shares its borders with Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso. Despite its small size (approximately 57,000km 2 ), Togo has a diverse climate. While the northern part of the country is more dry and arid, central Togo is home to many plateaus and mountainous regions which are suitable for coffee production.

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Our Restaurant Industry Predictions for 2023

The Rail

Blessed are the prognosticators as we enter the Holiday Season. It seems annually that everyone with a platform jumps into the pool so they can predict what 2023 will bring in their various industries. Well, The Rail can’t just ignore the invitation to share our own insights about the upcoming year and have compiled four predictions for your edification and entertainment.

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Liquid Insights: Latest Trends in Mixology and Wine

Modern Restaurant Management

After exploring wine and home bartending during the pandemic, consumers are now more educated than ever before when it comes to ordering drinks at a restaurant. Because of this, it’s critical for operators to capitalize on “what’s next” to complement existing programs. It’s a tough balancing act and one critical to our Southern Glazer’s teams across the U.S. working to help our restaurant partners.

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35 Creative Food Truck Ideas for Your Next Business Venture

Sling

If you want to start a mobile eatery in your area, one of the first steps is coming up with a creative food truck idea. The fare you offer can go a long way toward making your business stand out from the rest, so take a good look around at the other mobile eateries in your area and choose a theme that hasn’t been done yet. In this article, we discuss some of the most creative food truck ideas for your next business venture.

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2024 Restaurant Spending Trends to Stay Ahead of the Curve

How do you stay on top of what your customers are expecting when they step through your doors? Do you know what’s on their mind? How are you going to account for what they’re planning on doing months from now? As we head into 2024, price-related issues are still top-of-mind for restaurant customers after the inflation boom earlier this year. In this new report, we give you the latest insights on consumer spending trends, attitudes on tipping, and how you can respond.