2020

10 Simple & Effective Social Media Ideas for Restaurants

7 Shifts

What Customers Don’t Know About Restaurant Work

Culinary Cues

More difficult than you may have thought, more chaotic than you might expect, more poetic than you realize, and more fulfilling than you would understand: this, to me, describes the environment of the professional kitchen that few customers are able to view or experience.

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Before You Reopen Your Restaurant.Think About Your Staff

Embrace the Suck

We all want to get back to “normal,” whatever that means now. Honestly, normal wasn’t very normal in the first place so, let’s look at this as a plot twist! This time around is your opportunity to do things better than you did before.

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The Kitchen Connection: 5 Ways to Streamline Your Restaurant Kitchen Operations to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Sante

Here are the top five things to focus on when streamlining your kitchen operations to improve your restaurant experience and achieve your overall goal of making customers happy. Kaitlin Keefer, Editor/Square.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

5 Examples of Customer Service Innovation in Hospitality

Social Hospitality

The hospitality industry constantly changes and evolves in the face of new industry and consumer trends. Unique socio-economic shifts also dictate the course of the market. Analysts and industry leaders continuously provide forecasts to give businesses a way to build their competitive advantage.

The Future of Dining: Industry Expert Insights

Modern Restaurant Management

To discuss this topic in more detail join “Restaurant of the Future: How to Take Advantage of the Digital Transformation,” a panel discussion about how technology spurred by COVID-19 will help shape the way restaurants operate, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.

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11 Thrilling Wine Business Trends To Delight

A Wine Story

Wine Business Trends 2020 - Wine Business Monthly. Man Ordering Wine Online - Wine Business Trends. Highlights from Technology and Financial Webinar. Are you curious about wine business trends 2020? Most of us know that e-commerce is booming in the US wine industry.

Checklist for launching a successful delivery business

Deliverect

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.

Five Ways AI Cameras Will Help Your restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

In our last restaurant technology blog, we discussed COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the growth and development of AI voice technology and how it was quickly modernizing the drive-thru operations as we know it (1). The very same technology has been working on cameras, too.

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Increasing Your Virtual Presence to Encourage Customer Loyalty

The Restaurant Group

Restaurant-to-Consumer Social Media Engagement. If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” social media is to be thanked for taking Norwegian playwright Henrick Ibsen’s adage and using technology to digitally canvas the ether with multiple complex ideas, then framing them in a single image.

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

Simple Restaurant Marketing Plan for 2020 [PDF Template]

7 Shifts

So far, 2020 has thrown marketing plans, advertising budgets, and restaurant growth out of the window. Whatever plans and forecasts you had for your restaurant are yesterday’s bread now.

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The Breakfast Cook – Tough, Dependable, Organized, and Fast

Culinary Cues

There are cooks and there are cooks – each has his or her list of responsibilities, required skills, and bag of tricks. Just because you are listed on a schedule as a cook does not necessarily mean that you are adept at filling every position under that designation.

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What the Heck is a KPI and Why You Should Give a Sh*t

Embrace the Suck

As competition gets tougher and profits seem to slip slowly away, you need to analyze your data more than ever. In fact, the bars and restaurants that fail to capitalize on their data will find themselves in hot water.

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5 Ways to Attract Restaurant Customers

ChowNow

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed both restaurant operations and consumer behavior. In March 2020, searches for “restaurant takeout” on Google increased 285 percent , as diners reacted to the closure of dining rooms across the country.

New Restaurants Checklist: Ensuring Success

Developing a business plan is key when it comes to new restaurant startup success. Restaurant owners should have a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and budgets in order to determine and allocate resources properly. Read this checklist with it's 4 key steps to ensure your restaurant's success.

10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of negativity online and in the news. The hospitality industry has been hit hard, and it can often be difficult to see silver linings in immense uncertainty and tragic circumstances.

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. Here are their responses. To read part one, click here. Nick Kenner, Founder & CEO, Just Salad.

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What is the Average Profit Margin for a Restaurant?

Restaurant365

What is the average profit margin for a restaurant can be an essential, but tough, question to answer. While profit margin may be a widely known metric, it can be difficult to fully understand everything that affects the calculation.

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The Other Side of the Cork - Winemaker Spotlight: Alicia Wilbur

Sante

Alicia Wilbur, assistant winemaker at Herzog Wine Cellars, approaches wine on a spiritual level to deliver stellar wines. By Yael E. Geller, MPH. There are many types of friends that people acquire throughout their lives.

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The Restaurant Technology Buyer's Checklist

Evaluating new technology for your growing restaurant enterprise tends to be a long, murky, burdensome process. After helping dozens of companies on their restaurant management solution selection journey, we’ve identified the common factor in finding the right fit: precise, thoughtful research. In this simple guide, we highlight the twelve most essential research areas that technology evaluators need to include in their evaluation journey. Download the guide today.

How to Use Data to Optimize Your Delivery Offering

Deliverect

In the current climate, data is one of the strongest tools a restaurateur has in their arsenal. Data is integral for getting a rounded view of your business and making the right strategic decisions.

Managing Bar Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Goliath Consulting

Every bar manager experiences recurring nightmares of that one delivery day. We all know the one. It is the middle of the lunch rush and trucks keep showing up at the loading dock during times the restaurant has deemed inappropriate for deliveries.

How to Show the Sparkling Cleanliness of Your Business to Reassure Anxious Customers

Ken Burgin

News about the spread of Coronavirus is not good, and people are starting to panic – we need to stand as islands of calm and true hospitality, while taking important precautions. It’s also time to take urgent management action to protect your profitability.

Simple Customer Retention Strategy for Restaurants

7 Shifts

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. The coffee shop where the baristas seem happy to serve you. The bar where you always feel welcome after a long day's work. Or the restaurant that always delivers on-time and throws in some extras.

Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

A LETTER TO CULINARY SCHOOL GRADUATES

Culinary Cues

First and foremost – congratulations on earning your degree or certificate. This is an accomplishment that over the course of your lifetime will reward you tenfold.

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The Coronavirus Isn’t Your Fault, But How You Ran Your Restaurant Before Is!

Embrace the Suck

The Coronavirus Pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Times like these bring out the best in some people and the worst in others (a shout out to all the toilet paper hoarders out there). Now, it’s easy to blame your restaurant closing down due to the Coronavirus.

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3 Exciting Strategies You’ll Love to Sell Wine Online

A Wine Story

3 Exciting Strategies You'll Love to Sell Wine Online. Sell Wine Online - Gems from Central Coast Insights, Wine Business Monthly. Looking to sell wine online? Many of the strategies suggested by Wine Business Monthly’s Central Coast Insights webinar provide the model for success.

7 Tips for Hospitality Marketing During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

As worldwide markets continue to feel the pain of COVID-19, companies of every size are suffering from the effects. However, no one understands the consequences more than the travel and hospitality industries. The impact of Coronavirus on restaurants and hotels has been insurmountable. .

Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

How To: Social Media Marketing in the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

We get it, you’re busy. The idea of using social media marketing to attract customers, all the while managing inventory and payroll, can be exhausting. But millennials and Gen-Z are quickly becoming the largest generation, overtaking baby boomers in 2019.

How to Set Up and Run a Ghost Kitchen for Your Restaurant Business

Restaurant365

Shelter-in-place orders, dine-in restrictions and diners’ hesitation to eat out have combined to prompt restaurants to shift their focus to takeout and delivery.

3 Auto Repair In-Store Advertising Tactics to Try

Indoor Media

Are you missing a major opportunity to turn one-time customers into repeat customers? Auto repair in-store advertising tactics deliver your message to qualified, engaged consumers in the same place where they can make a purchase.

The Omnichannel Restaurant: Recognizing the Importance of a Multi-Channel Strategy to Drive Sales

Deliverect

A few years ago, omnichannel was a concept that was applied almost exclusively to retail brands. Today, it is a successful operational model that is used by organizations across multiple industries, including the food and restaurant sector.

Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.