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What Does Baby Reindeer Have to Say about Bartending? A Lot.

EATER

The new Netflix series captures the uncertain power dynamic and unusual level of intimacy between bartender and patron—real, illusory, performative, sometimes all three.

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Where can i find free restaurant management software?

TastyIgniter

In this blog post, we explore the world of free restaurant management software and its various applications in the food service industry. From efficient inventory management and menu planning to seamless reservation and staff scheduling, we delve into the essential features and benefits of these software solutions.

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What Is Local SEO? Restaurant SEO Definitions & Google Search Tips

SpotOn

Getting your business discovered by potential customers is a challenging task. Small businesses can use paid ads, social media promotion, and other clever tactics to lure curious local customers to try a new food spot. But we all know how tedious this process can be, especially if your business wants to save more than it spends. Even if you're taking out single-page ads in the newspaper each week or doling out free samples on the sidewalk, most restaurants don't realize there's a

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EYES WIDE OPEN, EYES WIDE SHUT

Culinary Cues

There is a real dichotomy in understanding, a gap in understanding between the employer and employee and how each views the work at hand. I’m sure it’s true in many industries, but let’s just focus on the business of restaurants. For nearly two years now I have been offering thoughts on the labor challenges that restaurants continue to face while providing some observations and thoughts.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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More Mocktails on the Menu

Modern Restaurant Management

Keeping health and wellness top of mind, consumers are increasingly choosing mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks at restaurants and at home. In fact, the market for non-alcoholic alternatives has seen consistent double-digit growth over the last five years and exceeded half a billion dollars in 2023, according to NielsenIQ. Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Blake Lively, Kylie Minogue and Bella Hadid are helping to boost the booze-free band wagon by launching non-alcoholic beverages.

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How dairy production is changing in response to avian flu

The Salt

New measures to stop avian flu among dairy cows are taking effect, such as testing dairy herds before they cross state lines. But farmers who voluntarily report infections stand to lose money.

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3 reasons Chili's is doing so well right now

Restaurant Business

A focus on value and operations is helping both sales and profits at the casual-dining chain.

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How to Manage Inventory During a Restaurant Relocation

The Rail

By Noel Dorsey, Contributor Restaurant relocation is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and execution, especially when managing inventory. Properly handling inventory during the relocation process is crucial to ensure a smooth transition and minimize disruptions to operations. In this post, we'll explore effective strategies for managing inventory during a restaurant move, from inventory assessment to packing and transportation, to help restaurant owners easily navigate thi

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Leveraging Technology for Efficient Restaurant Management

ChefMod

In the fast-paced world of the restaurant industry, the adoption of modern technology is not just an advantage—it’s a necessity for survival and success. As operations become more complex, technology such as ChefMod offers sophisticated solutions that streamline tasks, reduce errors, and enhance overall efficiency. Furthering the effort to make technology more accessible, accurate, and approachable, ChefMod’s unique approach provides a support system for every engagement throughout the pro

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Restaurant Bookkeeping: Comprehensive Guide to Master Bookkeeping

7 Shifts

Bookkeeping is one of the most essential aspects of any restaurant business. After all, a small, honest mistake can accumulate over time and turn into bigger operational problems— 17% of restaurants even fail in their first year due to mismanagement of finances. Regardless of how complex bookkeeping can look like in the beginning, understanding the basics is not an impossible task.

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HOW TO OPERATE A GREAT RESTAURANT

Sante

“Good” is a misleading term when it comes to business. Good is another way of expressing “acceptable”, or “average”, and Continue Reading The post HOW TO OPERATE A GREAT RESTAURANT appeared first on Santé Magazine.

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Why Limited Time Offerings are More Than a Passing Phase

Modern Restaurant Management

Limited Time Offerings (LTOs) have been a staple of the restaurant industry, although their very nature is short-lived. For consumers, LTOs often bring to mind seasonal offerings that have become synonymous with specific times of the year. For restaurants, LTOs create new avenues to connect with customers and generate opportunities for chefs to expand offerings.

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What are the Ways of Managing Your Restaurant Food Inventory?

Sculpture Hospitality

Effective inventory management is the backbone of a successful restaurant operation. As profit margins in the hospitality industry can be razor-thin, ensuring control over food inventory is paramount for financial sustainability and operational efficiency.

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Join Full Course Navigator: Your Path to Professional Growth in Restaurant Leadership

Full Course Foundation is dedicated to nurturing excellence in restaurant leadership. Our Navigator program offers a wide range of resources tailored for professional growth. From high-quality training to personalized coaching, Navigator equips restaurant leaders with the tools they need to thrive in their careers. Unlock your potential with three months FREE access to Navigator by Full Course!

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Modern Korean Restaurants Are Spreading All Over Mexico City

EATER

Building on decades of Korean Mexican cuisine in the city’s Pequeño Seúl, restaurants are crafting menus with global influences and attracting new customers The smells of Korean barbecue and Mexican street food mingle in the air of Zona Rosa, a central neighborhood of Mexico City. They hint at the longtime mixing of cultures within the busy corridors of Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Insurgentes, which anchor Pequeño Seúl (Little Seoul).

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Boosting Restaurant Margins and Profits Without Hiking Prices

Squirrel Systems

In today’s competitive dining industry, maintaining profitability while keeping prices stable is a significant challenge for restaurateurs. High operating costs, fluctuating commodity prices, and the ever-evolving preferences of guests can all squeeze margins. However, there are effective strategies that restaurants can employ to enhance their financial performance without having to increase menu prices.

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Transforming Restaurant Operations: Uniting Teams and Closing Communication Gaps

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are complex businesses with many moving parts. Yet all of these parts must work together in harmony for the customer to leave the restaurant feeling satisfied, with their only hunger being to return for another visit. Unfortunately, the restaurant industry is notoriously known for being cliquish, and these cliques may not be as innocent and harmless as they may seem.

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Your Guide to the 2024 National Restaurant Association Show

SpotOn

If you work in the food service industry, the National Restaurant Association Show is the place to be. It's an annual trade show with more than 50,000 professionals, 2,200 exhibitors , and 900 product categories in a space that covers over 11 football fields. However, with an event this big, your visit can easily turn into information overload.

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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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Dust to Dust

EATER

From adaptogen powders to AG1 and collagen, why are so many of us self-medicating with supplements? When my first novel was released in 2017, I found myself depleted and exhausted. For an introverted writer, going on a book tour was a shock to the system. For the first time, I was speaking in public, fielding questions about writing, trying to put words to an intuitive endeavor.

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230. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 230 -Revolutionizing Sustainability in the Food Industry with Restaurant Technologies Inc.

Restaurant Technology Guys

In the world of sustainable practices, Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI) is a shining example of innovation and commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. In a recent podcast interview with RTI’s General Counsel, Diana Geseking, and the host Jeremy, the conversation delves deep into the company’s sustainability efforts and the incredible impact they have had on the food industry.

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Game Changing News for Brands’ Media Mix

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant brands need to pay attention to evolving media consumptions in order to better engage with potential customers, according to results of a year-long study conducted by Digital Turbine in collaboration with Qrious Insight. While 91 percent of people use social media, the report finds that, among QSR brand consumers, nearly four in ten social users actually spend more time playing mobile games than they do on social media.

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Wingstop is doing great. Here's how CEO Michael Skipworth says the chicken chain can do even better

Restaurant Business

After a strong first quarter, Dallas-based Wingstop expects double-digit same-store sales growth this year, as it plans on becoming a Top 10 global restaurant brand.

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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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So Now Panera Is Selling a Bread Bowl Hat

EATER

It’s giving lunch | Panera Bread Wear it with your Panera purse You could forgive Panera Bread for thinking it should keep pushing into the fashion world. The brand’s baguette purse was kind of great. But in anticipation of the Kentucky Derby, and to promote its new menu, Panera is now releasing a “bread bowl” hat that kind of looks like a bird tried to make a nest out of stale leftovers.

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The Bartender’s Trifecta; ConnectSmart® RecipesPlus, ConnectSmart® Kitchen and SmartBar USA 

QSR Automations

In the dynamic world of hospitality, innovation isn’t just a buzzword; it’s what keeps the industry afloat. From the ambiance of the venue to the precision of the cocktails, every small detail matters. In this realm of precision, technology is a game-changer, it can revolutionize the way bars operate and enhance the customer experience. The landscape of kitchen tech is lush, and it’s never been a better time to invest in kitchen technology!

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MRM on Trend: Coffee Mixology

Modern Restaurant Management

Ever-popular coffee is also proving to be an uber versatile ingredient for restaurants, bars and coffeehouses. More than half of North America’s 50 Best Bars have coffee cocktails on their signature menus, according to bar inventory resource, Backbar. According to a recent survey , one in four Americans like to drink espresso martinis, and in 2024, the cocktail trend remains strong, having experienced a 50 percent growth over the preceding 12 months.

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As it is sold, Clean Juice struggles with supply issues

Restaurant Business

Operators have closed or rebranded nearly half of the chain’s locations over the past year and a half. And then as the chain was sold last week, franchisees were told the company lost its distribution contract.

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!

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How (and Why) to Forage for Ant Eggs in a Northeastern Thai Forest

EATER

Plating ant eggs for a quick snack. Though Isan cuisine has proven popular around the world, chefs in the northeastern Thai region are still fighting for recognition domestically, using foraged ingredients and fine dining techniques to rewrite their culinary reputation Rule 1: Gather eggs between March and May. Rule 2: Prepare for thorny underbrush and an armada of hungry mosquitos.

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Emerging Enterprise Sales: Revel Employee Spotlight

Revel Systems

Meet Emerging Enterprise Account Executive Lynne DeVall Get to know some of the best and brightest at Revel Systems® in our recurring “People POS” question-and-answer series. Our previous spotlight featured Josh Starkey , a professional services consultant who travels the U.S. helping our clients implement Revel’s platform.

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Microclimates in Dining: Tailoring Spaces for Every Generation

Modern Restaurant Management

When it comes to designing restaurants, creating spaces that rise above mere aesthetics requires a deep understanding of the guests who will be a part of the experience. Beyond the surface-level elements such as décor and spatial layout, as architects and designers we must acknowledge the significance of catering to the diverse preferences of each restaurant’s clientele.

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