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Why Restaurants Should Treat Their Employees Like Their Best Customers

The Rail

By Indiana Lee, Contributor Like all businesses, restaurants rely on their employees to be successful. So, why is it that employee wellbeing is an afterthought for many restaurants? At the end of the day, you must treat your employees with the utmost respect if you want to keep them -- just like you do with your best customers. The cost of turnover is enormous , but treating your restaurant’s staff like your best guests goes beyond just the cost of loss labor.

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Saving the American Restaurant

Sante

2023 will be a year of restoration for many restaurants.

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Two Essential Sales Pages on your Restaurant Website (Often Neglected)

Ken Burgin

The ‘About Us’ and the ‘Contact Us’ pages on your website can be a great way to build interest and sales, but they need to be designed with care, imagination and plenty of information. These two pages are the doorways for curious people who want to find more about your food, atmosphere and service. Or they want to reach you with an email, phone call or social media – sometimes immediately, or through following you on social channels in a way that may lead to sales in the future.

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How Restaurants Can ‘Deliver’ on Revenue During Times of Inflation

Modern Restaurant Management

Inflation is dominating the conversation in every industry today and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics prices rose 7.7 percent for the year ending in October. Despite inflation taking its toll, many people are continuing to prioritize and enjoy the convenience of takeaway and food delivery with recent Deliverect data revealing that more people are purchasing delivery orders today than they were before the recent increase in the cost of living.

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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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How can coffee roasters reduce their costs?

Perfect Daily Grind

In recent months, we have seen costs increase significantly for hospitality businesses, including in the coffee sector. There are a number of reasons for this, such as rising food and energy costs , as well as higher levels of inflation. On top of this, shipping costs for roasters have also increased – squeezing already-slim profit margins more than ever.

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How to Create a Bar Inventory Spreadsheet

Sculpture Hospitality

A bar inventory spreadsheet can be used to help you manage your bar's inventory and costs. While it’s not as effective as an inventory management system , with the right setup, you can keep track of stock levels, pricing, and other important information related to running a bar.

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Four Tips for Selecting the Right Property for Your Restaurant

The Rail

By Luke Williams, Contributor Some of us only dream of opening our own restaurant. A brave few make their dream come true. Even fewer survive the first few years. With this in mind, finding the right property is essential, whether it’s a furnished space for sale or a leased space that will require a major build-out. While you may assume that price is your main consideration, there are other equally important factors, such as researching your potential customers and neighborhoods.

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Restaurant plate and menu costing 101 (and a time-saving hack to make your life easier)

Margin Edge

Plate and menu costing is a traditionally time-consuming process. The basics are something every chef, or chef/owner, or chef/owner/general manager if you’re really wearing all the hats should know. If you’re just getting started and didn’t go the culinary school route, how do you know where to begin? This blog covers the step-by-step basics (we’re talking Restaurant 101) of how to calculate plate and menu costs and a game-changing, time-saving hack that makes the whole process a breeze.

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Does Prioritizing Digital at the Expense of Direct Mail Lose Money for Restaurants?

Modern Restaurant Management

Twenty years ago, spending marketing dollars on digital ads was a new concept. Facebook? Didn't exist. Instagram? Also non-existent. Google was still young, but they had a new advertising platform that used an old-fashioned but attractive buying strategy: The auction. The Growth of Digital. Unlike traditional advertisements like print mail or radio, the auction allowed you to bid what you wanted for an ad, not some flat rate outside of your control.

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Does GMO coffee exist?

Perfect Daily Grind

Coffee is one of the world’s biggest cash crops, with coffee production supporting an estimated 125 million people along the Bean Belt. According to the International Coffee Organisation, some 167.2 million 60kg bags of green coffee will be produced in 2022/23. Today, there are around 120 identified species of coffee, which means there is an almost endless number of different varieties – especially when we consider wild varieties which grow naturally.

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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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5 Benefits of Digital Food Logs for Your Restaurant

FreshCheq

Efficiency is a tricky balance to manage in the restaurant world, with everything from payroll management to inventory wastage to worry about. And losing efficiency doesn't only impact your wallet; it also affects your customers and overall reputation. So, what can you do to enhance your efficiency and restaurant success?

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2022 Year in Review

Society Insurance

Society Insurance is committed to providing weekly blog posts to help business owners optimize daily operations and minimize risk. Over the course of the past year, we’ve posted free content to help maintain employee satisfaction, prevent accidents, and more. Here are the most popular blogs that have helped business owners just like you! Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2022.

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What’s on the Menu? — January 6, 2023

Modern Restaurant Management

In this column, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine looks at newly introduced menu items from top brands. Green January. Sweetgreen launched Green January, an opportunity for customers to jumpstart a healthy routine in the new year through real, fresh food. Offered exclusively through the sweetgreen app and website through January 18, Green January empowers users to implement more feel-good routines in the new year, by inviting them to try sweetgreen’s menu items to unlock special

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What is the Weiss Distribution Technique & should you use it before tamping coffee?

Perfect Daily Grind

There are many variables to consider when pulling espresso shots, which include dose, yield, extraction time, and grind size. As well as these, we also need to remember that puck preparation techniques – including distribution and tamping – are equally important. Essentially, good distribution and tamping techniques help you to achieve even extraction and allow you to get the best out of your coffee.

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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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A big Burger King franchisee declares bankruptcy

Restaurant Business

TOMS King Holdings, which operates 90 locations in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, blamed the pandemic for hurting traffic and inflation for draining cash flow.

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2023 Restaurant Training Trends

Goliath Consulting

The restaurant industry has been rapidly changing in recent years. Rapid growth has been a double-edged sword for many restaurants around the world. However, with the fast changes in the industry, it’s essential to hire qualified employees and get them up to speed as quickly as possible to implement monumental success. In recent federal reports, the restaurant industry lost around 6 million jobs in 2020, and restaurants have struggled to get fully staffed. 1 Although the industry is slowly

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What Is a Bistro and How Does It Differ From Other Restaurants?

Sling

Ask 10 people, “What is a bistro?” and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. That’s because the concept has evolved since its inception in France more than 200 years ago and then changed even further when it was introduced in the United States. In this article, we give you the definitive answer to the question, “What is a bistro?” and discuss how it differs from a restaurant and other types of food-service establishments.

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No surplus left behind: 5 tips to maximize your 2023 training budget

Crunchtime

As a restaurant operator, we're sure there are many things that you're happy to leave behind in 2022. Can't say we blame you. But, if leftover cash in your training budget was left on the table, it's likely gone now that we've entered 2023. ( Use it or lose it, they say ?).

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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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Try LTOs starring beer cheese and maximize craveability on the menu

Restaurant Business

It’s not hard to understand the sales-driving power of beer cheese: Combine the comfort-food appeal of cheese with the fun of a beer infusion, and the result is an ultra-versatile sauce that restaurateurs and diners alike will love getting creative with. According to Ignite menu data, consumers’ favorite way to enjoy beer cheese is as a topping or dip with pub-food classics.

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Who Gets to Be a Butcher?

EATER

Hélène Baum /Eater. Black Butchers United provides a way for butchers of color to pool resources, share job opportunities, and build community within a tough industry to break into In 2020, at the height of global lockdowns due to the coronavirus, Dylan Carasco was scrolling through Instagram when he saw something that stopped him in his tracks. He came across the profile page of Norman Nesby Jr., a professional butcher two decades his senior, who is Black.

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Chefs speak: 4 major issues for restaurants in 2023

Open for Business

While the first months of the year are traditionally slower for restaurants, this year chefs and owners have a lot on their minds. Everything they’ve been through these past few years has affected the way they think about their restaurants and the entire industry. The biggest issues that are top of mind for many chefs right now are the labor crisis , making menu changes that reflect the new normal, finding the right restaurant technology , and deciding which pandemic pivots are now permanent.

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It's Wine & Dine Time!

The Wine Knitter

Happy New Year! Wine & Dine Time is starting off 2023 with treats from Alentejo, Portugal. Fitapreta Vinhos sits at the edge of Évora, located in Alentejo, Portugal’s largest wine region. The land and fortified manor house, Paço do Morgado de Oliveira, was founded in 1306 and was originally owned by the church. Paço do Morgado de Oliveira Photo credit: Penny Weiss Fast forward to 2016.

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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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Dave’s Hot Chicken is the ultimate parking lot success story

Restaurant Business

The former late-night hot chicken pop-up has become one of the fastest growing chains in the country, thanks to a simple, popular menu and a lot of social media.

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Specialty Coffee, But Make It Fun

EATER

Colorful bags from Chamberlain Coffee, Couplet, and Transcendence. | Lille Allen/Eater. Move over millennial minimalism — newer, younger coffee brands are all about color, personality, and not taking themselves too seriously Few things exemplify millennial food and drink culture better than the specialty coffee shop. It is where avocado toast, “overpriced” drinks, minimalist branding , and pale Kinfolk -worthy interiors collided to create a caricature of an entire generation — one whose influenc

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Minimum Wage in Ireland 2023

Bizimply

Minimum Wage in Ireland changes come into effect on 1st January 2023. Stay up to date with any changes and rules around the increases with our article. The post Minimum Wage in Ireland 2023 appeared first on Bizimply.

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Announcing Eat App Chit Printer to support your restaurant operations

The Eat Restaurant

We're excited to announce Eat App's latest feature - Chit Printer!

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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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Christopher Lee is named culinary VP of Wynn Las Vegas

Restaurant Business

The celebrated chef joins the hotel-casino complex from Accor and will oversee its 21 restaurants and 11 bars as well as its catering and banquet operations.

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How Eater Editors Are Celebrating the New Year

EATER

Sihung Lung serving himself at the table in a scene from the film ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’, 1994. | Buena Vista International/Getty Images. 15 ideas to kick off 2023 with lots of food and drink A version of this post originally appeared on December 31, 2022, in Stephanie Wu’s newsletter, “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world.

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12 White Wines For The Winter Season

Sante

A cold winter night with a crackling fireplace and warm comfort food doesn’t always call for a Cabernet Sauvignon or Continue Reading.

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THE HANDSHAKE OF THE HOST DETERMINES THE FLAVOR OF THE ROAST

Culinary Cues

I have long embraced this philosophy when it comes to restaurants, but it also can apply to any business. How we greet and welcome people into our fold does have an impact on the quality of the product and experience we offer. Let me explain: A few years ago, (50 years ago) I had a conversation with a wonderful woman who owned and operated a successful neighborhood restaurant.

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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