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10 Simple & Effective Social Media Ideas for Restaurants

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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.

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.

Reader Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

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. Here is a 6-step guide to set up a delivery operation with success. Don’t forget to download our practical checklist for getting started with food delivery! #1 1 Select your audience.

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.

Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

The restaurant industry has changed so dramatically in the pandemic era that it's time to redesign your business strategy. This requires us to take a look at our menus, inventory, staff, and even our seating strategy. Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, and fit your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions.

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.

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. It’s been happening for a while—you just haven’t felt the heat yet. It’s like the story of the frog placed in a stockpot in room temperature water—it doesn’t notice the danger it’s in.

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. Sometimes the comfort level with friends made during adulthood is more serious or formal. I’ve known Alicia Wilbur for a bit over four years, and Alicia is the type of friend I feel like I have known my whole life.

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Webinar Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 has been a challenging year for restaurant professionals. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

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. Nevertheless, some brands have demonstrated how to be good to their customers, associates, healthcare providers, and communities during this time. Here are 10 inspirational ways the hospitality industry is embracing positivity during COVID-19.

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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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.

The Benefits of a Successful Inventory Management System in Your Bar and Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

There’s no industry in the world that’s more competitive than the hospitality sector. There’s no doubt about it, the restaurant and bar business is an incredibly tough space to operate in, and the owners that work within it are highly passionate about what they do.

The restaurant technology stack: tech you need to run your business

Deliverect

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way restaurants operate. The lockdown accelerated the adoption of online ordering and delivery tech as dining rooms closed and people were stuck at home.

The Oil Change Coupon: An Auto Shop’s Best Advertising Tool

Indoor Media

Simple, classic, effective – the oil change coupon is a slick way into your customer’s heart! Oil change coupons can be used in all kinds of coupon advertising – paid social media ads, direct mail postcards, and grocery store receipts.

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.

IN CHALLENGING TIMES DON’T MAKE CLASSIC BUSINESS MISTAKES REMEMBER THE TOP ELEVEN

Culinary Cues

Difficult times in business can never be addressed with complacency. This is the time to double your efforts rather than allow yourself to get caught up in the malaise. There is always opportunity beyond business survival for those who commit to moving forward.

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Why Discounts Will Slowly Kill Your Restaurant

Embrace the Suck

I like a good deal and I’m sure you do as well. I have a friend who is like a bloodhound when it came to finding deals! I mean she is obsessed with getting a better deal. I actually don’t think she has paid full retail once.

Peter Smith Tapped As Culinary Operations Director of Ghostline

Sante

Restaurateur Aaron Gordon brings Peter Smith on board to help meet diners’ needs during the pandemic at a new multi-restaurant “chef collective” in Washington D.C. Photo credit: Under a Bushel Photography.

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. . This pandemic has forced most companies to reevaluate their financial plans and marketing strategies.

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

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 two, click here. Chris Adams, VP of Strategy, Oracle Food & Beverage.

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Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021

Goliath Consulting

2020 has been quite a learning experience.

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7 Sensational Secrets to Loving Italian Grape Varieties

A Wine Story

7 Sensational Secrets to Loving Italian Grape Varieties. Italian Grape Varieties Love Italian wine? Curious about Italian grape varieties? You probably already know Italian grape varieties like the white wine Pinot Grigio and the red wine Sangiovese.

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How to turn your dark kitchen into an extremely efficient production unit

Deliverect

A dark kitchen should be a hardcore production kitchen. That is, if you want to keep your head above water. Let there be no doubt about that. The purpose of a dark kitchen is to produce large quantities of dishes hyper-efficiently, and at a speed that makes F1 pilots dizzy.

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How To Post Auto Shop Deals on Groupon – Plus 3 Things To Watch For

Indoor Media

Have you thought about posting auto shop deals on Groupon for your repair shop? The coupon giant boasts some significant benefits — targeted, local ads — but many users have seen its pitfalls.

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Restaurant Clicks

Owning any business is a complicated venture, but the food industry is particularly competitive. Food trucks are becoming an increasingly trendy way to sell food, and for good reason.

Food Delivery Ideas: How to Deliver Food While Maximizing Your Restaurant’s

7 Shifts

Even as many restaurants around North America reopen for on-premise dining, many customers will continue to opt for off-premise dining options.

WHAT RESTAURANTS HAVE LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC

Culinary Cues

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