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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Your Restaurant Marketing Plan Needs These Social Media Tips

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you want to increase the number of new customers walking through your door, increase repeat customers, and get people talking about your restaurant – all without spending bundles on a huge advertising campaign?

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.

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.

Making Customers Happy, One Eatery at a Time

Sante

Successful restaurateurs open new eatery that's part lounge, part NYC pizzeria and part Happy Hour Haven. The owners of Valley staples The Woodman and Jalapeño Pete’s really know how to make people happy. Their generous “Happy Hours” seem to keep customers coming back.

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.

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.

Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

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.

Advice from a manager: how to ace a hospitality interview and trial

Typsy

If you're a hospitality professional, chances are high that your employment has been affected by the ongoing coronavirus. But businesses are now looking towards reopening, and with them job opportunities are becoming increasingly available.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas to Turn Customers into Regulars

ChowNow

When brainstorming restaurant marketing ideas, many restaurateurs seek out strategies that will help bring in new customers. While customer acquisition is critical to running a business, many owners overlook how important their existing customer base is to their bottom line.

How to Create and Use a Restaurant Employee Evaluation Form

7 Shifts

Think about the best job you've ever had (hopefully it’s the one you have now!). Perhaps you loved that job because you were good at it, because you clicked with your coworkers, or maybe because your supervisors made you feel appreciated.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

WHAT RESTAURANTS HAVE LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC

Culinary Cues

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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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Good Business: How The Salad House is Making a Difference During the Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

Learn how one brand is doing what it can to fuel essential workers with fresh food during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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. .

Insight Into the Post-Pandemic Restaurant

This pandemic has brought permanent changes to the market and consumer behavior. But like all things, the crisis will pass, and people will start to explore how to resume normal activities. It’s crucial to ensure that your restaurant is ready to adjust and kick-start once the pandemic has passed. Here’s how to adjust your business model in order to get your restaurant back on track.

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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Restaurant Reopening Checklist: Tips for Thriving

Restaurant365

As states and localities start to reopen, restauranteurs begin to prepare for transitioning from off-premise channels to reopening their dining rooms, albeit in a limited approach. This checklist is meant to provide you with the guidance you need to reopen safely and thrive in a post-COVID world.

7 Innovative Packaging Trends to Make You Happy

A Wine Story

Are You Curious About Wine Packaging Trends? 2020 Wine Packaging Trends. 2020 may shine as the most exciting year of wine packaging trends.

Everything you need to know to get started with a cloud kitchen

Deliverect

Ghost kitchens, also known as cloud kitchens, virtual kitchens, and sometimes dark kitchens (we’ll use the terms interchangeably here), come in many forms, but essentially they represent what the restaurant industry looks like in the digital age.

Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

As the COVID-19 restrictions ease restaurants need strategies to adapt to crises in order to remain in business and protect profitability. The 2 ways of ensuring survival are protecting revenue and reducing costs. And the right technology can help. Read on to find out how.