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5 TikTok trends poised to pop in restaurants

Restaurant Business

Chefs admit they often look to TikTok for inspiration, and a number of viral ideas have already shown up on their menus. Others may be coming through the pipeline.

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Feeding Gen Z: The Rise of Authenticity in F&B

Modern Restaurant Management

The dining landscape is shifting, driven by Gen Z's (currently 11- to 26-year-olds) quest for “genuine” culinary experiences over the conventional allure of "the best" restaurants. Gen Z has an appetite for knowledge that sits at the tip of their fingers, unlike any generation before. They research, investigate and seek out experiences – especially when it comes to restaurants.

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10 Benefits of Restaurant Data Analytics for Your Business

Sculpture Hospitality

95 percent of restaurateurs agree that technology improves business efficiency, according to Toast , but why is that? It’s because not only does technology make them more efficient, it also gives them the data they need for success.

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What Restaurant Operators Need to Know About Specialized Cleaning

Modern Restaurant Management

Most restaurant owners work hard to make sure their restaurant is a clean environment that provides a hygienic experience for customers and workers. A clean restaurant improves the overall dining experience and more importantly, prevents people from getting sick while eating your food. Restaurant staffers clean the front and back of the house every night before closing and tidy up before opening every day.

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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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The restaurant brands we just can't let go

Restaurant Business

We loved them once. Will we love them again? Nancy Kruse and Lisa Jennings talk about the wave of restaurant brand revivals attempting to make what's old new again.

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The Top 25 Restaurant Management Apps for Owners and Operators

7 Shifts

Restaurants of today are infused with technology in many new ways, and it’s making a difference. The ripple effects of the pandemic continue: the National Restaurant Association finds that off-premises dining continues to happen much more frequently than before, with 66% of consumers more likely to order takeout in 2023 than they were before the pandemic.

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The Art of Location Scouting: Finding the Perfect Spot for Your Restaurant Relocation

The Rail

By Alfie Leach, Contributor In the restaurant industry, the choice of location can make or break your business. So, finding the perfect spot for your restaurant relocation is vital. Whether you want to expand your culinary empire, rebrand your restaurant, or simply seek better opportunities, your chosen location is a cornerstone of your success. Picture this: a bustling neighborhood with a steady stream of hungry patrons, a location that resonates with your target audience, and a space that alig

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Can You Start a Restaurant with No Money?

Modern Restaurant Management

In this video from the Making Dough Restaurant Show – by Hengam Stanfield , she discusses the best practices for launching a restaurant, particularly when cash on hand is limited. She offers insights on pitfalls to avoid using her own experiences as examples.

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Skip the Super Bowl, Go Out for Dinner Instead

EATER

Shutterstock Strategic Dining Days are real. Take advantage of them. The world of dining and drinking is an obstacle course wrapped in a labyrinth wrapped in a logic puzzle — it's full of pitfalls, gray areas, and bewildering questions that really shouldn't even be questions (How do I find the bathroom?) and yet, somehow, are. Fortunately, your friends at Eater are here to help: Life Coach is a series of simple guides to the arcane rituals of modern dining.

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The Benefits of an Eat App x Syrve POS Integration

The Eat Restaurant

Integrating your point of sale (POS) system with Eat app has numerous benefits. Streamline your operations, improve customer experience, and boost your marketing strategies with this powerful integration.

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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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Texas Roadhouse Sees 70% Increase in Training Completions

Crunchtime

Texas Roadhouse , a renowned brand in the restaurant industry, has been setting the standard for operational excellence through its commitment to comprehensive training and development. This case study delves into the strategies employed by Texas Roadhouse to ensure the success of its nearly 90,000 employees across 650 locations throughout its diverse brand family, including Jaggers and Bubba's 33.

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MRM Research Roundup: Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day 2024 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM Research Roundup, we feature pizza predictions, Valentine's Day menu trends and lots about loyalty. Pizza Ordering Predictions HungerRush released the results of a national dining survey on 2024 pizza ordering predictions for The Big Game (February 11) and National Pizza Day (February 9). The data revealed an overwhelming 72 percent of diners plan on ordering pizza this year on either The Big Game, National Pizza Day, or both.

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Restaurants Can Now Call Themselves ‘Palestinian’ on Google

EATER

Food at Ayat, a Palestinian restaurant. | Adam Friedlander/Eater NY After years of requests, Google now lists “Palestinian” as a restaurant category, instead of just “Middle Eastern” The ability to accurately describe one’s restaurant is of the utmost importance to restaurateurs. But for years, Google — a crucial source for business listings — did not include “Palestinian” as a restaurant category, despite allowing restaurants to use “Israeli,” “Lebanese,” and other country-based descriptors.

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Restaurant operators prepare for California's $20 fast-food wage

Restaurant Business

The nation’s largest restaurant economy is about to raise hourly pay for limited-service restaurant workers by 25%. Price hikes are on their way. But will high prices drive diners away?

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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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300+ Location CKE Franchisee Sees Impressive Time and Cost Savings with Crunchtime

Crunchtime

CKE franchisees are responsible for making sure each store lives up to the star-studded experience that customers count on. But, in the ever-evolving restaurant space, it’s tough to find enough time to get everything done while focusing on making customers smile and growing revenue across locations.

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Boost Engagement Through Visual Communication

Modern Restaurant Management

The world of food franchising has been a catalyst for pioneering innovations that have had a ripple effect across multiple industries. After all, the McDonald brothers, with the pivotal support of Ray Kroc, changed our approach to franchising altogether. And it’s safe to say that the food franchising industry brought Henry Ford’s approach to process optimization to a whole new level.

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Eat a Burrito About It

EATER

The burrito. | Photo: Jaya Saxena/Eater; photoillustration: Lille Allen/Eater I was looking for comfort. Could comfort food really provide it? My spouse said they knew something was wrong. At first I didn’t think I was doing anything differently — I was eating string cheese on the couch as they got ready for band practice, looking at my laptop, not saying anything.

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Loyal customers helped drive McDonald's sales last quarter

Restaurant Business

Same-store sales rose 4.3% in the U.S., thanks to marketing, operations and its growing loyalty program. But sales came thanks to higher prices rather than traffic. And the chain saw sales challenges in the Middle East.

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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.

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218. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 218 – Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn Marketing: A Conversation with Justin Ulrich

Restaurant Technology Guys

Introduction In the rapidly evolving world of business and marketing, the importance of having an effective online presence cannot be overstated. For B2B enterprises and a growing number of B2C businesses, LinkedIn has become a territory ripe for exploration and development. In a recent candid conversation with Jeremy Julian, Justin Ulrich, a marketing head at Evocalize, yields meaningful insights into how best to navigate LinkedIn’s treacherous yet reward-filled waters.

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The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Inventory Control Systems

Evergreen

If you run a restaurant, keeping track of your inventory is crucial for maintaining profitability and efficiency. This ultimate guide will provide you with all the information you need about restaurant inventory control systems. From understanding the importance […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Inventory Control Systems appeared first on Evergreen.

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How ‘The Taste of Things’ Translated Cooking Into a Visual Feast

EATER

Binoche and Magimel have the lockstep choreography of two people who have been sharing a kitchen together for decades. | IFC Juliette Binoche and chef Pierre Gagnaire share what it was like to film the most mesmerizing food movie in years The Taste of Things , the new French-language film from director Trần Anh Hùng, begins with an extended cooking sequence.

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McDonald’s reaches cage-free egg goal ahead of schedule

Restaurant Business

The burger giant, which bought nearly 2 billion eggs last year, said it had to rework its supply chain to meet its sourcing demands.

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2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.

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Now We’re Talking: Bizimply Launches Employee Engagement Platform For Hospitality

Bizimply

Workforce management experts Bizimply are launching a new tool to help hospitality operators improve team member engagement, while also ensuring that all communications between employers and employees are transparent, open, and kept separate from personal communication apps. Bizimply Connect enables communication between team members in real-time, on a company-wide, site-specific or one-to-one messaging basis.

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The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Inventory Control Systems

Evergreen

If you run a restaurant, keeping track of your inventory is crucial for maintaining profitability and efficiency. This ultimate guide will provide you with all the information you need about restaurant inventory control systems. From understanding the importance […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Inventory Control Systems appeared first on Evergreen.

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The Ultimate Fondue Dinner Party

EATER

Forks, flames, and fromage: How to throw the ultimate fondue party Forks, flames, and fromage: How to throw the ultimate fondue party 2024 is Eater’s year of the dinner party, and for our first course, we’re serving up a fondue party. Fondue? , you say. What is this, a ski lodge in 1975? To which we respectfully reply: the allure of a deep bowl of hot, melted cheese, let alone a cheese pull, transcends mere decades.

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How Chipotle will reach a $4 million AUV

Restaurant Business

It was a strong 2023 for the brand, but how will Chipotle increase average unit sales by another $1 million as it pushes toward 7,000 locations? CEO Brian Niccol says it's all about execution.

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.

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Top Strategies on How to Manage a Cafè Effectively

The Eat Restaurant

Ideal for both new and seasoned cafè managers, this resource arms you with coffee management wisdom without any fluff.

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Wine Menu Ideas That Have Customers Coming Back Day & Night

Evergreen

A well-curated wine menu is not just a list of beverages; it is an essential element of any restaurant or establishment that aims to provide an exceptional dining experience. The wine menu serves as a guide for customers, […] The post Wine Menu Ideas That Have Customers Coming Back Day & Night appeared first on Evergreen.

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You Really Need a Soup Mug

EATER

Sarah Baird If you want to maximize your soup consumption, it’s time to invest in a vessel that’s up to the task For the extremely online among us, it’s been nearly impossible to miss the rise of soup as the latest embodiment of our collective need for comfort. It arguably began in late 2021 with the “soup girl” phenomenon, which gave us viral TikTok audios like “ gorgeous, gorgeous girls love soup ” and “ good soup.

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5 jaw-dropping facts about the state of restaurants

Restaurant Business

Reality Check: This year's mother of all industry forecasts is packed with tidbits that are likely to surprise. Here are five we found in the National Restaurant Association's State of the Restaurant Industry report.

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali