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Why so many restaurant chains are closing locations right now

Restaurant Business

The Bottom Line: Veggie Grill, O’Charley’s, Burger King, Boston Market, Steak n Shake and others have been closing doors this year as they work through various challenges.

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The Essentials of Local Restaurant Marketing: Attracting Customers and Building Loyalty

Goliath Consulting

In today’s competitive food industry, effective local restaurant marketing is the key to success. For restaurants seeking to increase their customer base, enhance visibility, and build long-lasting relationships with patrons, a well-rounded marketing strategy tailored to the local community is essential. These are the basics of local restaurant marketing to attract customers and cultivate loyalty. 1.

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10 Tips to Reduce Food Costs and Close the Food Cost Variance Gap

Crunchtime

Proven tips and best practices to address restaurant food cost management that can help your team achieve more consistent and profitable operations.

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Can Subscription Models Benefit Restaurants and Guests?

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant loyalty programs are nothing new so what can restaurants do to stand out from the competition and better engage with guests to build relationships? Many are trying out subscription models to see if they can benefit restaurants and guests. To learn more about how loyalty programs are evolving, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Joseph Yetter, the General Manager of Punchh, a PAR Technology Company.

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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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THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Culinary Cues

PART TWO: The Era of the Chef: Ah, now things really changed. The once restaurateur-centric restaurant was about to become chef-centric. Seemingly happening overnight – the chef went from a behind the scenes after-thought to a celebrity. Beginning with a few flamboyant artisans like Jeremiah Tower, Paul Prudhomme, Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters – the chef came out from behind the curtain as the star of the show, the person responsible for over-the-top food that wowed and inspired people of all

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Top 10 Features Your Food Inventory Software Must Have

Sculpture Hospitality

Food inventory software helps you streamline operations, minimize waste and maximize profits. Here are the top 10 features to look for in a solution.

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AI Isn’t the Magic Marketing Bullet Restaurants Think It Is

Modern Restaurant Management

While AI has potential benefits to numerous, critical industries, there’s a huge learning curve for the development of a true AI solution, and there are significant limitations to its effectiveness during this learning period. While it’s promising, it’s not the magic bullet to increase your revenue in 2023. Conversely, proven solutions exist that can increase your guest personalization and drive new revenue, today.

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Tips To Increase Online Ordering Sales At A Restaurant

24/7 Waiter

Do you want to increase your food establishment profits? The best online ordering system for restaurants will improve your visibility, increase your sales, and streamline your processes. Customers want a simple way to choose their meals and place an order all from your website. The solution is a software program that highlights your menu options and has a secure checkout system.

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Why some restaurants are glad to see delivery sales dropping

Restaurant Business

For brands like Shake Shack and Red Robin, less delivery has meant more people are ordering in person. They view that as a good thing.

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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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MISE EN PLACE – THE CHEF’S DISEASE

Culinary Cues

The very thing that makes a complex kitchen environment work is the same thing that drives non-culinary folks away from professional chefs. Everything has a place, and everything is in its place, is a mantra that becomes an obsession with cooks and chefs. It is the very act that allows cooks to push through the chaos of a restaurant kitchen day with military precision and awareness of looming uncertainty.

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Just Launched: 7shifts Tip Payouts!

7 Shifts

For many in the hospitality industry, tipping is an integral part of their restaurant's culture. It influences the livelihoods of restaurant workers around the world. That's why we're so proud to launch a new product that simplifies the process for employers and employees alike. I'm excited to introduce Tip Payouts , an easy-to-use tip payment solution that empowers restaurant managers to send tips directly to employees' bank accounts in seconds.

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Seven Things to Consider Before Investing in a Food Concept

Modern Restaurant Management

As an investor in some of America’s most iconic brands, I’ve identified some key elements that every food brand can focus on in 2023 to grow and scale their business. When looking to invest in a food concept, we look for these seven elements: 1. Strong Unit Economics and Profitability In 2023, investors are looking for businesses that have their fundamentals down and are disciplined in their operations.

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113: Line Abandonment

Food Business

Line abandonment falls into an operational topic, which is Pillar 3, in the Six Pillars of a Successful Business. How does it happen? In the restaurant industry customers leave a line before completing their intended transaction, which in this case would be ordering their food and dining at the restaurant. This phenomenon can occur in various contexts, such as waiting in line to place an order, waiting for a table to become available, or waiting to pay the bill.

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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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AMERICAN RESTAURANTS – AN INTERESTING EVOLUTION

Culinary Cues

PART ONE: An Immigrant Nation Melting Pot: America was the land of opportunity and tens of thousands came to our shores, through Ellis Island, and stood at the gates of New York ready to become American and bring their ethnic influence the country’s profile. Italians, French, Irish, Greeks, Germans, Chinese, Japanese, and every other nationality brought their cultural traditions in search of a place in American life.

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What Buzztime can do for your Bar Today, Tomorrow, and into the Future.

Buzztime Business

The future is bright for Buzztime we continue to build experiences that bring guests into bars and keep them coming back. This fall we are bringing back one of our most popular features in QB1 and will continue to bring new and engaging experiences to our Bar Buddies. Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 6th at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT to hear about Buzztime can bring to your location now and into the future.

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Designing the Right Audio System for the Modern Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Today’s restaurant operators and managers should recognize the importance that music plays in creating an inviting atmosphere. Countless studies support the value of music in restaurants and hospitality in helping to create a customer experience. One study from 2019 from HUI Research suggests that music is not only a key part of creating a restaurant’s brand experience, but choosing the right music can actually lift sales by almost 10 percent.

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9 Best Employee Time Tracking Software And Apps In 2023

Sling

An employee time tracking app can be a valuable tool regardless of the type or size of business you operate. Incorporating such an app into your workflow can help you maintain employee productivity, streamline the payroll process, bill clients more accurately, and stay within the bounds of labor compliance. There are a number of great software options on the market, but some stand out above the rest.

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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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2023 Wine & Spirits Competition Silver Badge

Sante

Hello! Congratulations on your win. Below is your silver winner's badge for the 2023 Santé Wine & Sprits Competition. You may place this badge on your website or use it on social media. Just ctrl-click or right-click to download the size you want. Please link it to: santemagazine.

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13 Labor Day Bar Promotions to Pack the House

Buzztime Business

It’s last call for summer – and your first chance to kick off the fall season. It’s Labor Day weekend! These 13 Labor Day bar promotions will pack the house and show guests a great time over the long weekend. 1) Clear the Beer! Summer Beer-ance Every shopper knows that Labor Day weekend is all about the sales. Take the same “clearance” approach with your Labor Day bar promotions.

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Fighting Fraud and Scams (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

Unfortunately, scams are everywhere. The National Restaurant Association puts restaurant losses due to fraud as much as four percent of sales annually. What exactly are these scams, and how can restaurant owners protect themselves? In this episode of The Main Course , hosted by MRM's Barbara Castiglia , speaks with David McClellan , the president, and CEO of Social Catfish , a company dedicated to preventing online scams through reverse search technology.

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Busy Philipps Believes in Name Dropping for a Good Reservation 

EATER

Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images The actor and advocate on getting into hotspots and the downsides of New York City’s restaurant scene At this point, Busy Philipps is as known for her roles on shows like Freaks and Geeks , Cougar Town , and Girls 5eva as she is for her more personal, entrepreneurial work. She has a podcast , a memoir , and has mastered the art of the Instagram story.

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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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2023 Wine & Spirits Competition Gold Badge

Sante

Hello! Congratulations on your win. Below is your gold winner's badge for the 2023 Santé Wine & Sprits Competition. You may place this badge on your website or use it on social media. Just ctrl-click or right-click to download the size you want. Please link it to: santemagazine.

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QB1: Buzztime’s Predictive Football Experience – Webinar

Buzztime Business

QB1 is back and Bar Buddies are clamoring for bars and restaurants in their area to play this revived Buzztime experience. Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 6th at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT to hear about what QB1 is, how it helps retain customers, and how it can convert those customers into regulars. The webinar will run between 30 minutes and 1 hour with our Head of Sales, Jeff Van Slyke, going over the different features as well as what a product like this can do to improve check size and

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The Impact of Water Quality on Commercial Ice Machines

Modern Restaurant Management

Commercial ice machines are an indispensable part of various businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and bars. While many factors contribute to the efficiency and performance of these machines, the quality of the water used plays a significant role. The water composition in different cities can vary greatly, and this can have a profound impact on the functionality and lifespan of commercial ice machines.

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The Restaurant Operator’s Guide to Fair Workweek in 2023

Crunchtime

Learn how Fair Workweek laws affect multi-unit restaurant operations and how to set your stores up for success amid ever-changing restrictions.

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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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EEOC alleges sexual harassment at Bouchon Las Vegas

Restaurant Business

The federal agency says both male and female workers for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group concept were harassed since at least 2018. Some who complained also faced retaliation.

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How I Got My Job: Award-Winning Restaurant Critic

EATER

Photoillustration by Lille Allen; photo by Rebecca Simonov Lyndsay Green won a James Beard Award and was named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, just three years into being a food writer In How I Got My Job , folks from across the food and restaurant industry answer Eater’s questions about, well, how they got their job. Today’s installment: Lyndsay Green. In Lyndsay C.

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OpenTable Chit Printer Compatibility and Alternatives

The Eat Restaurant

The chit printer is a specialized device designed to streamline the process of printing guest info on chits or receipts. By directly communicating with the OpenTable platform, chit printers ensure accurate and efficient transmission of guest information like preferences or dietary information to the kitchen, enhancing the overall dining experience for both customers and staff - and maintaining safety.