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How Much Does It Cost To Open a Restaurant? 2020 Restaurant Startup Costs

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Being a restaurant owner is hard work, but it’s rewarding. If you’re considering getting into the industry, there’s one big question you’re probably wondering: How much is this going to cost? Restaurant startup costs can be seriously expensive, which is an obstacle to many would-be restaurant owners.

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5 Expert Tips to Make Your Bakery Stand Out


Find Your Niche There are plenty of bakeries out there offering delicious baked goods of all sorts. Most bakeries have a variety of sweets, artisan breads, cakes and other guilty pleasures on their menu.

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Efficient Kitchen Management Tips for Restaurants

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Efficient kitchen management is a complicated and nuanced goal. One small mistake by the back-of-house staff can have huge ramifications for the whole restaurant. The same is true for front-of-house. Keeping all restaurant staff operating succinctly is crucial to a well-functioning restaurant.


Culinary Cues

The tasks of the chef are fairly universal: planning menus, putting your signature on each dish, hiring and training staff, ordering product and building vendor relationships, controlling costs and adhering to budgets, maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment, etc.

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Celebrate National Margarita Day at Tacos Tortas & Tequila (TTT) & TTT Mexican Diner


How will you pay homage to the most celebrated tequila cocktail on National Margarita Day? You can start by ordering a variety of discounted margaritas this Saturday at two popular East Coast Mexican eateries. Photo by Tacos Tortas & Tequila.

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Food Business

We are going to discuss two types of events: catering—guests’ special occasions, and experiential events—frequent events to draw in guests. Restaurants, cafes, and breweries are actively aware of their need to satisfy their guests in many different ways.

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Checklist for launching a successful delivery business


Delivery isn’t simply an extra revenue channel – it’s also in high demand. But before you start packing your delicious meals in boxes and sending them out into the world, it’s best to begin with a strategy rooted in sound business and marketing principles.

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How Gift Cards, Loyalty Programs, and Customer Reviews can Help Your Restaurant


One of the biggest challenges that restaurants face is obtaining and retaining customers. With so many restaurants operating in the same space, competition is usually high. This calls for restaurants to be creative on what they offer their customers.

Decade of Disruption: Restaurant Insiders Dish What’s on the Plate

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry movers and shakers: "What do you feel is going to cause disruption in the restaurant industry over the next decade?”

Reducing Labor Costs May Not Be As Hard As You Think!

Bar and Restaurant Coach

The rising cost of labor is no longer just a matter of profitability—it’s becoming a matter of survival. If you’re not faced with serious labor challenges in your bar or restaurant operation right now, let me assure you—they’re on the horizon!

How Modern Restaurant Accounting Impacts Profitability


Keeping track of your finances is time-consuming, and yet it has enormous implications for your bottom line. Staying competitive in the modern restaurant industry requires devoting time, energy, and resources to restaurant accounting. .

Sushi Labeling Simplified – BOHA! Makes It Possible


Sushi has extended far beyond its home country of Japan and is available in nearly every major city in the world — from fine dining restaurants to casual food chains to grocery stores. And it’s no wonder! It’s unique, visually appealing and delicious.

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Make Your Restaurant a Social Media Hotspot

Modern Restaurant Management

Love it or hate it, Instagram is affecting your business. With more than one billion accounts worldwide, it is time to accept that it is not going away soon; therefore it is time to embrace it.

Food delivery management software 101


In the era of food delivery, offering online ordering, delivery and takeaway is a smart strategy to appeal to a vast audience of potential customers. When you start delivering meals, it’s crucial to invest in the right food delivery software, in order to keep things tidy and efficient.

Android vs Apple Restaurant POS Systems: A Comparison

Restaurant Technology Guys

When considering restaurant technology solutions, the choice is essentially between the numerous android restaurant POS systems available, and the apple restaurant POS. The post Android vs Apple Restaurant POS Systems: A Comparison appeared first on Restaurant Technology Guys.

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Sushi Shenanigans Businesses Should Shun


Sushi has extended far beyond its home country of Japan and is available in nearly every major city in the world — from fine dining restaurants to casual food chains to convenience stores via grab-and-go pack. And it’s no wonder!

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MRM People & Places: Maki Madness and Pancakes for Life

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's People & Places column features news of company hires and promotions, charitable efforts and product introductions. Send news to Barbara Castiglia at

What can we learn from "Waitmares"?

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According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 50-85% of adults have nightmares from time to time. What’s behind these sleep-disturbing dreams? Anxiety and stress are the usual suspects.

40 Entrepreneur Quotes To Motivate You And Your Team To Greatness


Starting your own business is hard work. And some days you need more than a 24-ounce coffee to keep you going. When the daily grind (work, not the coffee) gets you down, turn to these entrepreneur quotes for inspiration and get back to conquering the world.

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3 Keys to Getting Results from Your Team

Bar and Restaurant Coach

What’s the most important tool for a leader, manager or owner of a business? Hands down, it’s the ability to effectively communicate. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply say a thing to people—just once…and it would stick? Ah, but that’s just not real life.

Restaurants: The New Battlefield for Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

You get home from a long day at work, don't feel like cooking and want to treat yourself to some great food. Until recently, you probably settled for mediocre pizza or Chinese.

5 of the Most Influential US Restaurateurs


When making this list, dozens of wonderful restaurateurs were considered; yet these five stuck out for having made significant changes to the American dining industry, or for being in the process of doing that.

Restaurant Business Plan: What To Include, Plus 5 Examples


Do you want to ensure the success of your new foodservice endeavor? Write a restaurant business plan. In this article, the experts at Sling tell you why a business plan is vital for both new and existing businesses and give you tips on what to include. What Is A Restaurant Business Plan?

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Q&A: Learning Leaders Discuss the ROI of Talent Development

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Blog. Q&A: Learning Leaders on the ROI of Talent Development. Three talent development experts discuss how to prove the value of training programs and the evolution of talent development over the years.

Redefining ‘Dine and Dash’ and Review Hub

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features Toast, Yelp, Aramark, Clover and Fiserv, OpenTable, Tripadvisor, Rich Products, Taffer’s Tavern, Dinova, DeliverThat, ParTech, SpotOn and TouchBistro. Toast Secures $400M Funding.

Restaurant Hashtags: How To Use Hashtags for Restaurants

Restaurant Clicks

Your restaurant should be present on social media. But, even if you have social profiles for your restaurant business, are you using them effectively?

An A-Z of the best international pancakes you've never heard of


Alright Typsy tribe – it’s nearly the last week of February, and we know what that means: loosen your belts, turn off your phone and maybe bring out a blanket to shame-eat under… because Pancake Day is coming. With that in mind, it's the perfect time to add some new pancake recipes to your menu.

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Restaurant Trends in the Farm-to-Table Movement

Next Restaurants

The farm-to-table. (or or farm-to-fork) movement is nothing new. In fact, the actual “movement” dates back to the 1960s and ‘70s. While we might think of those years as the height of processed and pre-packaged foods, the reality is that not all Americans were happy with overly-processed meals.

Responding to the Growing Age-Gap in the Workplace

Modern Restaurant Management

The U.S. workforce continues to expand, and an interesting phenomenon is occurring as a result – the workforce also is getting older. According to Labor Department statistics, approximately half of all employment gains in 2018 were from Americans ages 55 and older.

9 Tips Other Restaurant Managers Don’t Share About Saving On Waste


Being guilt-tripped by parents and teachers wasn’t fun when you were told off for wasting food. Running a restaurant means you now understand how right they were. Socially, environmentally and for business it just makes sense to reduce your waste.

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5 reasons why you should be making the most of music in your venue


As we know, music is crucial to creating the right atmosphere for a hospitality venue. It can be the difference between welcoming patrons with open arms and potentially driving them away. We’ve talked before about how to choose the right music for your venue.

3 Restaurant Supply Kits That Will Save You Time

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When running a restaurant, finding ways to save you time, no matter how little, can prove to be invaluable. When you don’t have to worry about hundreds of small things, you can focus on the larger, more important task of running a restaurant. A lesser-known time saver are restaurant supply kits.

MRM Franchise Feed: Sandwiches Up North and Taco John’s Gets Aggressive

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment. Send news to Barbara Castiglia at Allen Named CEO at Checkers & Rally's.

Different Ways to Branch Out with Your Restaurant

Next Restaurants

Owning a restaurant can somehow be the most exciting thing in the world, and the most terrifying all at once. For many people, operating a restaurant is a dream come true. Unfortunately, many restaurants fail within the first year of business.

Petty Theft – Where Do You Draw the Line With These ‘Grey Areas’?

Ken Burgin

Ever seen staff help themselves to food, drink or even cash, and they seem to think it’s OK? You call it shrinkage, waste, ‘unders’, discrepancies or theft. What do they call it?

What to do after Valentine’s Day

Open for Business

If you’re a restaurant operator, you likely just had one of your biggest days of the year. Congratulations! Keep the momentum by carrying your Valentine’s Day success forward into the months ahead, leveraging learnings, and encouraging repeat business.

Effectively Targeting and Marketing to Gen Z

Modern Restaurant Management

This new year is a perfect time to begin shaping a long-term vision and identifying opportunities for growing your restaurant or food services business over the next ten years.