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The Importance of Enhancing Your Restaurant's Online Reputation

Revel Systems

Online reputation is important for any business, but when it comes to restaurants, it is absolutely vital. Think about yourself as a consumer: how often do you check reviews online or search for a menu before dining out?

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Spring Event Ideas to Boost Sales at Your Restaurant

Buzztime Business

With winter thawing and turning into spring sunshine, it’s the perfect time to ramp up your restaurant’s private events program. If you’re struggling to find inspiration to draw in new crowds, we can help. Below, we’ve listed just a few seasonally minded ideas that’ll boost your bottom line and attract a new crop of guests to your space. Brunch Buffet Leveraging brunch as a private event option is a win-win for yourself and potential clients.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Restaurant Profit Margin

Sculpture Hospitality

While operating a successful restaurant relies on a menu that brings customers through your doors and delicious dishes that keep them coming back, the not so glamorous side is that it requires a keen business acumen to ensure a healthy financial bottom line.

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A Call for Human-Centric Restaurant Leadership in an AI Future

Modern Restaurant Management

In the wake of the post pandemic world, the restaurant industry is undergoing a transformative phase, embracing AI technology at an unprecedented pace. However, as we surge forward, it's imperative to highlight what's missing from today's dining experience and identify the qualities that elevate a great manager to give the next level service assisted by AI, required to succeed in this new environment.

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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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Are Beer Flights Passé? The Debate Captures Craft Beer’s Growing Pains.

EATER

Beer flights are a divisive debate in craft beer. For some, they are unnecessary holdovers. For others, they're a key to accessibility.

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Labor Law Compliance: 21 Questions to Keep Your Restaurant in Check

Crunchtime

Is your restaurant operation positioned for successful adherence to labor laws? Answer these key questions to evaluate your state of compliance. Keeping up with evolving labor laws is a never-ending challenge for many restaurants across the US. Laws are regularly rewritten and modified at the local, state, and federal levels. For restaurant brands on the fast track for growth, this can be a serious roadblock when it comes to scheduling and labor management.

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What Is a Prix Fixe Menu? Here's a Guide and Menu Examples.

SpotOn

Everybody knows about the traditional sit-down restaurant experience, where servers give guests paper or digital menus. There's also the quick-service restaurant model, where guests order and pay for simple dishes created right away, similar to the modern bistro. On the other side of the dining spectrum, there are restaurants with menus that offer an entire meal at a set price, also known as the prix fixe menu.

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Dining Trends for 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

Experiential dining, plant-based menus and sustainability were hot topics in the Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) 2023 Trends Report. The visionary panel that explored dining away from home included members with specific expertise and interest in restaurant dining and the hospitality industry. The discussion included food, beverage, nutrition, lifestyle and unique aspects of boutique and high volume foodservice.

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The industry is abuzz about dynamic pricing. Maybe it forgot these examples

Restaurant Business

Restaurant Rewind: Adjusting prices to shifts in demand is older than fire. Here are a few examples that shouldn't be forgotten.

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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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The Healing Power of ‘Speaking in Taco’

EATER

Carina Guevara Why TikToks filmed at the taco truck, the taqueria, or otherwise around food feel so much like home I spend a fair amount of time scrolling the depths of Latinx TikTok, and the subject of tacos is inevitably one of the subgenres that takes up much of my FYP. The first time I noticed Mario Lopez appearing in my feed — Lopez, who I still see as the muscly teen heartthrob who first flashed his sparkly dimples as A.C.

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SpotOn Named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List 2024

SpotOn

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 19, 2024 —  SpotOn , the top-rated software and payments partner for restaurants and small businesses, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the Most Innovative Companies for 2024. SpotOn earned the standing of number 9 in the Dining category , which recognizes companies driving the restaurant industry forward through technology.

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What Restaurants Need to Know About Recalls

Modern Restaurant Management

The FDA has already issued more than 50 food recalls in 2024, causing many consumers to worry about food safety – and raising an important question for the restaurant industry: Would we know exactly what to do in a recall situation? After restaurants complained to MF Meats about a chemical taste in their products, the company recalled more than 93,000 pounds of meats that may have been contaminated with non-food grade mineral seal oil.

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Mobile Orders Are Secure And Ready For Fast Pickup At This Lehigh University Café

Restaurant Business

At first glance, it might seem that the purpose of food lockers is to provide fast, secure order pickup for busy students and guests. But that’s just the beginning. College and university dining leaders use smart food locker solutions in a variety of unexpected ways, depending on the unique challenges they face. Here are a few recent examples of how leading higher ed dining programs are using smart food pickup solutions to solve challenges like reducing crowds and lines, securing mobile orders,

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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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The Best Salmon Recipes, According to Eater Staff

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Whether it’s air-fried in filets or roasted in large pieces with butter, salmon is a reliable home kitchen staple Diners in the United States can’t get enough salmon: It’s generally right behind shrimp as the country’s most-consumed seafood. Quick-cooking, flavorful all on its own, and amenable to all kinds of marinades and cooking styles, it’s no wonder salmon is such a reliable fish to have on-hand.

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Buzztime Weekly Bar Trivia Challenge – Week 25

Buzztime Business

Are you hungry for more trivia? Is one night of bar trivia per week not enough to satiate your senses? Buzztime has tens of thousands of questions in its database. Pub trivia hosts and players could spend a lifetime with them! However, as the years pass, some of the questions become outdated and obscure. Events that are important one year become irrelevant many years later.

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Restaurant Startup Growth and Business Outlook for 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

Twenty twenty-three, began with a banking crisis and ended with the highest interest rates America has seen in fifteen years. It also ended with continued economic growth and low unemployment, making it a profitable, yet challenging year for small businesses in the food service industry. Continued Fed tightening made borrowing to fund growth more expensive, while a tight labor market meant challenges finding talent and higher labor costs.

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Subway inks a new international development deal

Restaurant Business

The fast-food sandwich chain reached a deal with McWin Capital Partners to take over management of the restaurant brand in France, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Belgium.

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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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More French Food? Oui, Chef.

EATER

A dinner at Petite Cerise in Washington, DC, which opened in March 2023. | Scott Suchman for The Washington Post via Getty Images Whether a bistro or brasserie or something in between, chefs are (continually) looking back at French tradition to entice diners Since Adam Gopnik wrote of the “crisis” in French cuisine in 1997, there’s been an ongoing debate about the rise and fall and shifting expectations and what it all means of French food.

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19 Apps For Restaurants That Makes Life Easier

The Eat Restaurant

Restaurants have different tech needs. Some just need a basic app to manage waiting lists. Others want an all-in-one platform for everything from reservations to staff scheduling. But one thing's for sure: almost all restaurants use some kind of technology these days. It's usually phone apps! In fact, most restaurant managers use about 3 different tech tools to run their back office.

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AI Marketing for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

How can ChatGPT and other AI platforms be used to help restaurants? In this episode of the Making Dough Show, they discuss the ways AI can be used in restaurant management from crafting email marketing campaigns to creating seasonal menus,, social media content creation, inventory management, and competitor analysis, analyze customer feedback, and more.

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David Graves is out as president of Pizza Hut U.S.

Restaurant Business

Aaron Powell, the pizza chain’s global CEO, will take over management of the restaurant brand domestically while a replacement is found.

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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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Streamlined Menus in the Onboarding Process

Culinary Digital

A streamlined menu is the cornerstone of efficiency in the onboarding process within a food service establishment. It offers a variety of advantages that significantly contribute to the success of streamlined onboarding: Simplified Training A limited menu serves as a cornerstone of efficiency in the onboarding process for fresh additions to the team, be they kitchen staff or servers.

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Roasting the Pig with Matthew Cook

SpotOn

Matthew Cook stood across the street from 850 Degrees, a popular woodfire pizza restaurant in Connecticut. He knew these types of businesses didn’t want to waste time listening to another sales pitch. Since he luckily knew the owners from his experience as a chef in New York City, Matthew already had a plan. The owners of the restaurant previously supplied Matthew with the best ingredients for his favorite fine-dining restaurant, where Matthew himself worked to garner a reputation as both

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How to franchise a restaurant

Clover - Restaurants

“Even with today’s economic headwinds, franchised businesses continue to grow, providing more good-paying jobs for their employees, and serving their local communities,” said International Franchise Association (IFA) president and CEO Matt Haller. “After a historic year of growth during the post-pandemic recovery, the size of the franchise economy in 2023 will exceed pre-pandemic levels—demonstrating the power of the business model for prospective business owners when franchisors and franchisees

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As Consumers Prioritize Sustainability, Forward-Thinking Operators Accommodate

Restaurant Business

It’s no secret that in recent years, consumers have increasingly prioritized eco-friendliness and sustainability in various parts of their lives. From the rise in popularity of electric cars to consumers’ obsession with reusable water bottles, it’s clear that consumers want more sustainability in their day-to-day lives. When they choose where to dine, that’s no different—for operators, offering sustainable packaging products is a way to generate value, and according to Technomic’s 2023 Value and

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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.