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Restaurant Marketing Has Evolved: Unlock the Preferences of the Modern Customer

Modern Restaurant Management

2023 brought new challenges to the table for the restaurant industry, from rising food prices due to inflation to continued disruptions in the supply chain. To attract customers while accommodating tightened budgets, restaurants should consider employing marketing strategies that leverage data-driven insights to tailor messaging according to consumer needs.

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Secrets to Restaurant Success With Heidi Stirkkinen of Kotipizza Group

Apicbase

Heidi Stirkkinen, the powerhouse CEO of Kotipizza Group, Finland, unveils the secrets behind managing 280 franchisees and multiple restaurant concepts. The cornerstone of Kotipizza’s success “is our 2000 employees and the franchisees leading them.” Heidi’s Golden Rule: “The profitability of our partners is key. We are committed to being a responsible franchisor.” A Glimpse into Kotipizza’s Empire: Kotipizza: A 305-unit fast-casual chain.

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Why the FTC is coming after restaurant service charges

Restaurant Business

Working Lunch: The podcast from public affairs firm Align Public Strategies features a discussion on Biden’s “junk fees” proposal and more on the tip credit.

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ChowNow’s Preferred Partner Program gives restaurants tools and discounts to flourish

ChowNow

ChowNow has recently launched our Preferred Partner Program—a handpicked group of industry leaders to help take your restaurant to the next level. This program provides ChowNow’s clients with special access and exclusive discounts to unique product integrations and services, from front- to back-of-house, and everywhere in between. Meet our current Partners and see what they have to offer.

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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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Wix vs. Squarespace for Restaurants: An In-Depth Comparison

The Eat Restaurant

Wix vs. Squarespace for restaurants: A comprehensive comparison, covering pricing, design, blogging, e-commerce, and more.

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Five Ways to Increase Employee Retention with the Next Generation of Chefs

Modern Restaurant Management

Finding employees willing to take on the demanding hard work of a kitchen and retaining those employees has always been a struggle, and it’s time restaurants begin looking at solutions to the problem for the next generation of chefs. This generation, Gen Z, has grown up relentlessly surrounded by technology — whether it's at-school laptops, online gaming, or digital communication, it's here to stay.

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How to Calculate FIFO for Successful Restaurant Inventory

Sculpture Hospitality

Inventory management is a crucial aspect of any business, as it directly impacts profitability and efficiency. One of the most widely used methods for valuing inventory and managing stock is the First-In, First-Out (FIFO) method.

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Why Digitisation Is Complicating Decision-Making In Restaurants

Apicbase

Slapping on technology isn’t a magic fix. It isn’t the antidote to the challenges of the restaurant industry. In fact, adding new tech can even complicate things more than it simplifies them. Is this an odd statement coming from a tech CEO? Probably, but before you think I’ve lost my mind, allow me to explain. The food service industry is in the midst of digital transformation.

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The Pastry Chefs Defining Restaurant Dessert Right Now

EATER

Kelly Nam finishes a mugwort maple tiramisu with mugwort tea at New York City’s Joomak Banjum. | Lanna Apisukh These five chefs are pushing pastry forward, making it an especially thrilling time to order dessert Pastry chefs are back. During the pandemic, they were often the first to be cut as restaurants slimmed down operations. This meant that many of the country’s most skilled dessert makers could be found running their own pop-ups and micro-bakeries from home.

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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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CREATE A CULTURE OF LEARNING

Culinary Cues

Think back in personal time. Do you remember when you first discovered how to snap your fingers or whistle? What about that moment when the training wheels came off and you were able to balance and ride your bike independently? Throughout life there were extraordinary moments in time when discovery and learning coincided: driving a car, hitting a baseball, throwing a perfect spiral with a football, standing up on skates, or playing your first song on a guitar or piano.

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How to Reduce your Restaurant Tech Stack

7 Shifts

You wouldn’t go to three different grocery stores to make a sandwich, so why do 68% of restaurant operators currently work with at least three different tech vendors to manage their team? Ben Torres at The Menagerie Hospitality Group says it all: “I was overseeing multiple [restaurant] concepts, there were multiple tools being used by multiple concepts, and having to log in and out, back and forth, having to remember all these different passwords, it became so cumbersome—it almost reached the po

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Consumer Data Analytics Reveal Dining Patterns to Attract Customers 

Modern Restaurant Management

The last few years have not been easy for several key industries in the U.S., including restaurants. According to CNN, there are fewer U.S. restaurants today than in 2019 and it is not clear when —if ever — they’re coming back. In 2022, there were about 631,000 restaurants in the United States. That’s roughly 72,000 fewer than in 2019.

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Jeremy Shanker, Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group and Master Sommelier To Judge 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards

Sante

MINA Group, led by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Mina, is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating Continue Reading

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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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121: Marketing FAQs with Malia Part 3

Food Business

Third in a three part series on Social Media Marketing with Malia at Millenial Marketing. Malia, the owner of Millenial Marketing, and Martha, host of Holy Guacamole, talk through the most Frequently Asked Questions Malia receives regarding social media. Chances are you have asked some of these questions yourself, and know that social media is forever shifting and changing, and you might need an update.

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Setting the stage: a guide to opening a restaurant

Open for Business

Opening a restaurant is a dream for many aspiring entrepreneurs and food lovers alike, but it’s also a complex venture that requires careful planning and execution. With this guide, we walk you through the key steps to turn your restaurant dream into a successful reality. From budgeting and licensing to crafting the perfect menu, here’s everything you need to know about how to open a restaurant.

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Consider People with Disabilities for Hard-to-Fill Restaurant Jobs

Modern Restaurant Management

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and there’s never been a better time to consider employing people with disabilities in the food service industry. The restaurant and food service industries, like many businesses that rely on hourly employees, are impacted by a significant restaurant labor shortage, low retention rates, and high absenteeism.

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ChowNow’s Preferred Partner Program gives restaurants tools and discounts to flourish

ChowNow

ChowNow has recently launched our Preferred Partner Program—a handpicked group of industry leaders to help take your restaurant to the next level. This program provides ChowNow’s clients with special access and exclusive discounts to unique product integrations and services, from front- to back-of-house, and everywhere in between. Meet our current Partners and see what they have to offer.

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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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Connecting great Clubs with great Food and Beverage Operators

Future Food

Image credit Greenbank Services Club Food and beverage provides Clubs with substantial competitive advantages: Positive Business Case. A well-performing F&B venue can translate into a substantial revenue stream for Clubs. Point of Difference. Hospitality and food & beverage service can be the differentiator that advances a good Club experience to an exceptional one.

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Benefits of using pre-prepped ingredients to alleviate back-of-house stress

Restaurant Business

As operators continue to deal with labor challenges, speed-scratch ingredients can help save time and labor while making menu expansion easy.

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The Recipe for Rebranding Success: Transforming Your Restaurant’s Image

Modern Restaurant Management

Rebranding is the process of creating a new identity both visually and strategically through a new logo, website, and marketing strategy. Everyone from Burger King, to Chipotle, has rebranded at some point, and it often occurs in reaction to a change within the restaurant, the local area, or the customers. It’s important to start with understanding why you want to rebrand in order to drive the right kind of change.

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Casual Dining Chains Are Back, Baby

EATER

Why not just go to Olive Garden? | John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Once shunned by millennials, “uncool” chains are gearing up for a comeback For years, millennials were blamed for the death of the casual chain restaurant. You know the kinds of places I’m talking about — an Applebee’s, a Longhorn Steakhouse, a Chili’s. The pundits insisted that millennials wanted trendier eats, not a basket of chicken wings and a bottomless Long Island Iced Tea, and you know what?

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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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Spotlight on Sustainability: Plantware Cutlery

Wasserstrom

In an era where sustainability is at the forefront of consumer and business consciousness, Eco-Products stands out as a shining example of a company dedicated to environmental responsibility. Among their impressive range of sustainable products, today, Plantware by Eco-Products takes center stage. How PLA Transforms Into Compostable Utensils Plantware is a line of renewable, compostable […] The post Spotlight on Sustainability: Plantware Cutlery appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom B

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TGI Fridays wants to become 'more fun than your phone'

Restaurant Business

After falling into what new CEO Brandon Coleman called a “sea of sameness,” the storied casual-dining brand is betting things like sushi, mocktails and entertainment will help make it relevant again.

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Staying on Top of FDD Requirements for Risk and Insurance

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s hard to escape the continuing boom in restaurant franchises. Quick-serve brands are leading the trend, and not just for restaurants, but for franchises overall. But it’s not just newbies to franchising – or restaurant franchises themselves, for that matter – that need to stay on top of the management intricacies that characterize the business.

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Extra-Saucy Momos, Oysters, and More Reasons I Love Returning to Baltimore

EATER

When in Baltimore, Himalayan House’s momos, thin Nepalese dumplings, are always worth a stop. | Nat Belkov/Eater There’s so much more to the city than crabs and Old Bay This post originally appeared in the October 14, 2023 edition of Eater’s Travel newsletter , a place for Eater’s editors and writers to share their tips for navigating the world’s most delicious destinations.

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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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How to Stock a Home Bar

Bottleneck Management

How to Stock a Home Bar Whether you’re a mixologist-in-training or just love to entertain guests, having your own bar cart can be fun to have in your home. We’re teaching you how to stock your own bar cart like a pro. Choosing the Perfect Cart The ideal bar cart should offer ample storage space for your bottles, glassware, and bar tools. Consider options that include adjustable shelves, wine racks and glassware holders.

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Hopdoddy joins the movement to go seed oil-free

Restaurant Business

The Texas-based burger chain joins Shake Shack in transitioning to a more planet-friendly vegetable oil alternative developed by Zero Acre Farms, which has Chipotle as a backer.

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THE HEART AND SOUL OF WHAT WE DO AS COOKS

Culinary Cues

I admit that sometimes I look around at the state of the world and wonder “what is the possible meaning to what I did for a living as a chef”? With all the pain and suffering, mistrust, and angst, and hate and fighting – is there a real benefit to what cooks do daily in restaurants around the world? Reading the newspaper or watching the endless hours of television talking heads and “breaking news” can be exhausting and demoralizing.