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7 Common Restaurant Payroll Mistakes

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Restaurants are similar to spider webs. They all appear similar, but when you look closer each web is intricately woven in unique patterns. This is just like a restaurant, made up of its own interconnected components. Every department and all the operations around those departments need to work together seamlessly to ensure the smooth running of the business.

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The Downfall of a Restaurant: A Leadership Deficit

Embrace the Suck

Restaurants are more than just places to satisfy our hunger. They are the epicenters of culture, conviviality, and creativity. They are where we gather to celebrate life’s milestones, discover new flavors, and connect with our communities. As such, it's a tragedy when these establishments falter, collapse, or disappear, not due to a lack of talent, vision, or culinary prowess but because of a deficiency in leadership.

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Restaurants with Strong Brand Identities Captivate Gen Z

Modern Restaurant Management

Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is a demographic known for being tech-savvy and socially conscious. As one of the largest generations of consumers, they continually influence the ways restaurants innovate, and there are identifiable characteristics that differentiate Gen Z consumers from their older counterparts. Here are the biggest takeaways for how restaurants can engage with Gen Z in ways that create a competitive advantage.

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Mastering Restaurant Labor Cost: What Percentage Should it Be?

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant can be a challenging endeavor, and managing labor costs is an essential aspect of keeping your business profitable.

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Preventing Employee Burnout in Restaurants & Hospitality: An Integrated Approach

Speaker: Lissa Bowen - Chief People + Culture Officer, Full Course Executive Director, Full Course Foundation

Employee burnout is a pervasive issue in the fast-paced and demanding restaurant industry, resulting in decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and compromised mental well-being. Effectively addressing this challenge requires a comprehensive approach that combines conventional management techniques, insights from neuroscience, and stress management strategies.

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How Menu AR Can Boost Your Restaurant’s Dining Experience

The Rail

What if I told you that your menu experience sucks and there is a technology that could fundamentally transform it to something truly spectacular? You’d certainly be interested in learning more. Well, that technology is called Augmented Reality (AR) and it delivers a complete reinvention of the way you present your menu to guests. Emerging technology has impacted almost every aspect of restaurant operations over the past 20 years.

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THE BEST PATH TO CHEFDOM

Culinary Cues

Those who are serious about holding the chef title some day; the ones who are “in it, to win it”, are always wondering what’s the best path to take. Is it culinary school, working in well-known restaurants, finding an established chef to mentor them, or is it something else entirely? I can only advise from my own experience which may not be appropriate for everyone, but here goes: Start by building an understanding of what a chef does, what the position calls for, and the type of chef you hope t

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Five Ways to Enhance and Improve the Takeout and Delivery Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

Less than two decades ago, restaurant-quality meal delivery was largely limited to pizza and Chinese takeout. Today, the global food delivery app industry is predicted to reach $320 billion by 2029 — up from $140 billion in 2022. Consumers crave convenience. As such, implementing a robust food delivery and takeout service has become critical for restaurants’ longevity and success.

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A Practical Guide to Restaurant Curbside Pickup (+ Strategies and Tips)

The Eat Restaurant

It’s no secret that our dining and spending habits have changed recently. The pandemic forced many restaurants to close their doors to the public, cementing the dine-at-home experience as one of the major trends in e-commerce.

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Scaling your restaurant business: best practices for managing rapid growth

Margin Edge

This post was written by Incentivio , the only fully automated intelligence-driven guest engagement platform for restaurants and virtual kitchens that increases retention, maximizes revenue, and enhances the guest experience for both first-time visitors and loyalists. As a restaurant owner or operator, you know that running a successful restaurant business is no easy feat.

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Unleashing AI in Recruitment: The Ultimate Guide

Discover the power of AI in recruitment with Paycor’s complete guide. Learn how to streamline your hiring process, increase interview pipeline, uncover candidates other tools miss, and save time. Get ready to revolutionize your talent acquisition strategy today!

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GOOD IS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Culinary Cues

It doesn’t make any difference what you choose to do or whom you choose to do it for – “good” is only a tease. Good is a “C” grade in life, an acknowledgement that you tried, but not hard enough. When you are good, in your heart you know that you could be better, but that requires some adjustment, more effort, maybe a few changes along the way. If you are “good”, it really means that you could be “GREAT”, and if you learn how to become great, you could have WORLD CLASS within your reach.

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How this top Brooklyn restaurant is able to pay teams more than industry average

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Eric Huang was born into the restaurant industry. His parents owned a Chinese restaurant in Queens, New York, and he felt like it was where he belonged. He started cooking professionally in college in some of New York City's most prestigious restaurants: Cafe Boulud, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park. When the pandemic forced restaurant shutdowns, Huang turned his uncle's Fresh Meadows restaurant, Peking House, into a fried chicken popup, also called Pecking House, albeit with a spelling

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How to write a restaurant business plan

Open for Business

A small restaurant business plan is the roadmap you use to open a successful spot. As a first step to creating yours, ask your friends and colleagues to share restaurant business plan examples. Their restaurant business plan samples can inspire yours. Once you’ve studied those examples, it’s time to start writing your own. No matter how much thought you’ve put into your concept or how many trusted colleagues have assured you of its greatness, you must write a restaurant business plan.

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Delivering Great Guest Experiences: An Interview with Chipotle

Crunchtime

Brandon Blosser, Senior Manager of Process Innovation with Chipotle, is an accomplished operations professional with expertise in digital innovation automation and operations technology. He's served as the Senior Manager of Process Innovation at Chipotle Mexican Grill for over four years.

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Using AI to Support Restaurant Workers, Not Replace Them

Artificial Intelligence continues to dominate conversations around technology. The transformative potential for this technology is massive. Virtually no industry is siloed from the possibilities of artificial intelligence, including restaurants. All new technologies come with a degree of uncertainty. Considering AI’s disruptive potential, many in the restaurant industry have feelings ranging from curiosity to concern regarding what these advancements might mean for the workers powering restauran

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Should baristas use different paper filters for different roast profiles?

Perfect Daily Grind

When it comes to brewing filter coffee, there are a seemingly endless number of variables to consider. Dose, yield, water temperature and quality, grind size , and total brew time are some of the most common, but what about filters? For many coffee professionals around the world, paper filters are a clear preference. This is because they tend to result in cleaner-tasting coffee with more vibrant flavours than other materials.

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Ultimate Restaurant Payroll Guide 2023

7 Shifts

Did you know that payroll/labor makes up almost one-third of a restaurant's operating costs ? While most restaurateurs are experts in hospitality and customer service, payroll makes many savvy business owners scratch their heads. Understanding the ins and outs of paying employees, observing labor laws, and complying with the tax code is critical to running a business.

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How QSRs Can Use Digital Signage to Increase Revenue 

Modern Restaurant Management

In today's fast-paced world, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are constantly looking for ways to attract new customers while keeping their existing ones happy. One such method that has gained significant traction in recent years is the use of digital signage. By displaying menu items, offers, and specials on screens, QSR operators can effectively communicate with their customers and influence their purchasing decisions.

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Hospitality trends restaurants should know in 2023

Open for Business

Hospitality trends are constantly shifting, and there’s only so much a restaurant owner can do to predict what’s coming next. No one would have guessed that so many people would be working remotely in 2023, or that TikTok would become the next social media powerhouse. Still, staying on top of what’s new can help your restaurant stand out from the pack.

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Maximizing Profits: Boost Your Profit Margin With Restaurant Tech

Running a restaurant is hard work, so it can be discouraging when you see how little of that work shows up in your bottom line. In our white paper “Maximizing Profits,” we show how you can improve your restaurant profit margins by implementing flexible technology. Because hard work can’t cut the fees from third-party delivery apps or get orders in and out of the kitchen to your guests faster.

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Apply to be a volunteer at PRF Colombia 2023

Perfect Daily Grind

On 16 & 17 March 2023, Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) took place in El Salvador for the second time. The two-day forum was held at the Salamanca Exhibition Centre in San Salvador, and attracted thousands of international coffee professionals. Alongside a diverse range of lectures and panel discussions, the event featured workshops, cuppings, four competitions (including the first-ever Global Roasting Contest ), and the first-ever Global Coffee Awards.

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Shake Shack agrees to examine its operations in a deal with its activist

Restaurant Business

The fast-casual burger chain has appointed Domino’s former CFO Jeff Lawrence to its board and will hire an operational consulting firm to improve profitability.

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Designing Super Sustainable Restaurant Kitchens

Modern Restaurant Management

As extreme weather and climate change continue to make headlines, restaurant owners are recognizing the impact their commercial kitchens have on the environment, with their enormous quantities of waste and carbon emissions. According to the United Nations , the food sector (from production to consumption, including processing, transport and packaging) accounts for 30 percent of the world's total energy consumption and around 22 percent of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Pizza From Pete Davidson and Doughnuts From Jay Leno: Eating on the WGA Picket Line

EATER

WGA members eat doughnuts on the picket line on the third day of the writers’ strike. | Getty When you’re on strike with the Writers Guild, you never know who might deliver your next meal It was 5 a.m., a Thursday, and it was raining in LA — a cold, discouraging rain, the kind that’s supposed to signify your protagonist is enduring emotional turmoil.

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Transforming Hospitality Experiences: Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT in the Industry

Speaker: Joseph Guszkowski - Senior Technology Editor, Restaurant Business | Jay Ashton - National Brand Activation Manager, Sysco | Dan Maimone - Global Director of Customer Success Operations, Harri

ChatGPT has made a significant impact on the hospitality industry, particularly in restaurants, by revolutionizing customer interactions and improving overall experiences. With its natural language processing capabilities and vast knowledge base, ChatGPT acts as a virtual assistant, providing instant assistance and streamlining various processes. In the near future, ChatGPT will transform the hospitality industry by enhancing communication, improving efficiency, and elevating the dining experien

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Coffee News Recap, 19 May: Volunteer applications open for PRF Colombia, ASCA announces winners of 2023 Australian Barista Championship and Brewers Cup & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 15 May Apply to be a volunteer at this year’s PRF Colombia. The event will take place on 14 & 15 September 2023 at the Plaza Mayor in Medellín. PRF Colombia will feature lectures, panel discussions, workshops, cupping sessions, several coffee competitions, and the second iteration of the Global Coffee Awards.

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24 Restaurant Positions and Their Roles Explained

Sling

Whether you’re looking to hire employees for a fine dining establishment, a food truck, or a fast food business, you’ll need any number of restaurant positions to make up the foundation of your team. A fine dining establishment may need all 24 positions on this list, while a food truck may only need three or four. It all depends on the type of business you run and the number of responsibilities you want to assign to each employee.

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Behind The Table, Gauri Devidayal’s Journey in the Indian Restaurant Industry

The Restaurant Times

Gauri Devidayal, an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and influential figure in the Indian restaurant industry, serves as a beacon of inspiration for women everywhere. Overcoming various challenges, she achieved remarkable success as a wife, mother, and professional. Gauri’s book, “Diamonds for Breakfast,” and her renowned restaurant have garnered numerous accolades, including prestigious mentions in Forbes’ “120 Leaders of Change,” G.

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Trader Joe’s Is a Frozen-Foods Fantasyland

EATER

Marylu E. Herrera From Thai vegetable gyoza to spanakopita, Eater staffers share their favorites from the TJ’s freezer section Trader Joe’s is a frozen-food oasis, renowned for the breadth, affordability, and generally consistent quality of its meals, sides, snacks, and desserts. If you wanted to, you could feed yourself entirely from its freezer section, from breakfast to dinner and beyond.

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The 5 Types of Hourly Workers: An HR Guide to Recruiting and Retention

All hourly workers want similar things, but when it comes to recruiting & retention, it helps to understand personal motivations. Download Paycor’s guide to learn how to find & keep the 5 types of hourly workers.