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Restaurant Retention: How to Keep Employees Happy

Modern Restaurant Management

During the Great Resignation of late 2021, staggering numbers of employees left their jobs in search of new opportunities. Lack of opportunity, low pay, difficulty with childcare, and feeling disrespected at work were amongst a wide variety of factors listed as motivators.

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The Guide to Success with Ghost Kitchens for Restaurant Owners

7 Shifts

Whether you want to call them ghost kitchens, dark kitchens, cloud kitchens, or something else, there's no denying that this new model has exploded in popularity these past few years.

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Restaurant Supply Chain Issues Continue into 2023

Goliath Consulting

Grain and Cooking Oil Shortage. Ukraine and Russia are the biggest suppliers of cooking oil. Since the war between Ukraine and Russia started, there has been intensified supply chain problems with food and other items. Both countries export around two-thirds of sunflower oil in the world.

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Is a POS Really Worth the Investment?

Restaurant Engine

A POS is really worth it because it lets your customers take ownership of their payment options. With the global point of sale (POS) market growing at exponential rates , you may be wondering if a POS system is really worth the investment for your restaurant.

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Take Control of Profit Margins with AI-Powered Forecasting

Leaders in the restaurant industry are using cutting-edge AI and machine learning to reduce uncertainty, plan ahead with staff and resources, and increase their bottom line. Grab this white paper to learn how to take advantage of this emerging trend.

MRM EXCLUSIVE: Fast Food Has Become a Hi-Tech Job

Modern Restaurant Management

Consumers visit a fast food or quick serve restaurant (QSR) with a goal in mind: secure a tasty meal incredibly quickly. Who makes the magic happen? Cashiers, cooks, and other QSR crew members.

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Daily Harvest recalls a lentil dish after customers report food poisoning online

The Salt

Users on social media reported experiences of nausea, vomiting and liver damage after consuming the dish. Image credit: THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP via Getty Images

Podcast 19: Developing Restaurant Managers for the Digital Age

Ken Burgin

Management is a lot more than carrying a big bunch of keys and covering the roster. A massive increase in operational complexity makes the manager role more demanding, and also more effective if the data available is harnessed accurately to show real-time results. Ken Burgin interviewed Liz Perkins from The Hospitality Company on this very interesting topic – she has a background as a chef and business owner.

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Top Tips for Seasonal Hiring this Summer

Modern Restaurant Management

Hiring teams are facing a specific challenge this summer–quickly hiring the top seasonal talent before someone else does. Summer 2022 is certainly expected to look different than the last two years as travel and gatherings increase.

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Guests More Positive About Experience Overall; Wait Times an Area of Opportunity

Black Box Intelligence

Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot™ – May, 2022. Top 5 Restaurant Brands. Financial metrics are “same-store” metrics & reported on a one-year comparison unless otherwise noted. Overall, May 2022 was a good month for restaurant sales.

The Ultimate Guide to Switching POS Providers

Change is good. Changing to a new POS system is even better. Goodbyes are never easy. But if your POS system isn't meeting your needs, then it's time to say sayonara. But before you officially switch POS providers, there are a few things to keep in mind. Download the guide to learn more.

Are airlines starting to offer better coffee?

Perfect Daily Grind

For many, a cup of coffee is a central part of the experience of air travel. In the lounge and on board the aircraft, it is a necessity for some, thanks to extended delays, early departures, or long flights.

How the Right Applicant Tracking Software Cuts the Time It Takes to Hire Quality Talent

Hot Schedules

In This Post. Creating a Strong Applicant Pool. Quickly Schedule Interviews. Select from the Best. Streamlined Onboarding. Share. Those who can hire during the labor shortage hold a huge advantage over competitors.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Fresh, Maine Lobster

Modern Restaurant Management

Beal’s Lobster Pier is celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer. Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine caught up with co-owner Stuart Snyder to discuss the Southwest Harbor, Maine landmark’s past, present and future.

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How Can Automation Make Your Cafe More Profitable?

Ken Burgin

You’ve seen the videos – hot, fresh pizza from a machine, a robotic arm that cooks perfect fries, or a cocktail robot with flashing lights. No people = no wages – sounds like a good move, but what will the customers think? If their priorities are consistent quality, speed and value, more automation can help you achieve that.

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Think You're a Restaurant Customer Experience Expert?

Can investing in customer experience earn your restaurant higher revenue and repeat business? Test your know-how with HungerRush's quick, five-question quiz.

Understanding the self-serve coffee machine market

Perfect Daily Grind

Around the world, convenience is now a key purchasing factor for many coffee consumers. Over the past few years, demand has been growing for coffee that is easy to prepare and high in quality – and we’ve subsequently seen a rapidly-growing market for self-serve coffee machines emerge.

How To Recruit Great Franchisees For Your Restaurant Business (And Keep Them On Board) 

Apicbase

You can do many things as a franchisor to improve your chances of building a thriving restaurant franchise. However, the most important thing is to engage with the right franchisees.

How Transaction Monitoring Can Help Prevent Food and Beverage Fraud

Modern Restaurant Management

As cash intensive businesses (CIB), food and beverage businesses have historically been sites of fraud. Yet, as such businesses move their sales, ordering, operations, and bookings online, the rates of fraud have only increased.

Focusing on the Happiness of the Guest | Season 7, Vol. 7: Yumpingo

Foodable

Listen to "Focusing on the Happiness of the Guest | Season 7, Vol. 7: Yumpingo" on Spreaker.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurant POS Systems

No restaurant POS system is a one-size-fits-all solution. And with so many options out there, finding the best restaurant POS system for your venue can be a lot of work. Get the key details of the best restaurant POS systems here.

How does temperature stability affect espresso extraction?

Perfect Daily Grind

Water temperature plays a crucial role in espresso extraction. To produce high-quality espresso, your brewing water should sit within an ideal temperature range of between 92°C and 96°C (197°F and 205°F), according to the Specialty Coffee Association.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK

Culinary Cues

When a person refers to “work” there are a number of connotations that come to mind. Quite often the term “work” implies something slightly negative – a necessary evil.

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Six Concepts Every Restaurant Employee Handbook Should Cover

Modern Restaurant Management

The idea of creating a well-thought, engaging employee handbook isn’t why restaurateurs go into the food industry.

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Daily Harvest Pulls French Lentil and Leek Crumbles Following Reports of Serious Illness

EATER

Daily Harvest Crumbles promotional image. Daily Harvest.

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Don't Let Delivery Apps Dash Your Restaurant's Revenue

Get our free, must-read guide to optimizing your restaurant's online ordering capabilities to maximize revenue.

Coffee News Recap, 24 June: PRF Colombia to take place next week, several 2022 World Coffee Championships held at WOC Milan & 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, 20 Jun. PRF Colombia to take place from 30 June to 1 July.

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Personnel File & Employee Documents: Tips and Best Practices

Sling

Maintaining a personnel file for each person on your payroll is an essential part of running a business. Local, state, and federal laws make it mandatory that you do so. But there’s more to the process than just filing employee documents away and forgetting about them.

Labor Compliance and Minimum Wage Updates: July 2022

Hot Schedules

In This Post. States. Cities, Counties, and Municipalities. A Further Note on Chicago, IL. Share. 2 022 is halfway over, and that means time for a new slate of state and local regulations coming into effect.

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Restaurant Industry Facing Recession | How to Prepare

Foodable

Listen to "212. Restaurant Industry Facing Recession | How to Prepare" on Spreaker. The Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of Congress this week.

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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

How to Lead When Your Team is Exhausted

Gecko Hospitality

We’ve been through a lot lately. The past two years has left many in a slump of sorts. People who worked with spunk and energy before are now simply going through the motions. It’s not that they are lazy or bored with their work, but they are just flat-out exhausted.

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How to Create an Effective Performance Improvement Plan

Sling

Want to build an effective team, retain high-performing employees, and make your business the best it can be? Implement a performance improvement plan.

How can green coffee auctions be used to promote wider social initiatives?

Perfect Daily Grind

Green coffee auctions are a popular platform for buying and selling coffee around the world, as well as a means to connect producers to a wider range of roasters and buyers. In turn, this can help producers build an international reputation.

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