2017

How to Start a New Restaurant

Harbor Touch

10 Tips On How To Open a New Restaurant. Choose Your Restaurant Concept. The first consideration when starting and opening a new restaurant is to pick your idea and your niche. Is your opening a restaurant to follow your passion or to make the most money possible with high margin products? Are you considering opening a farm-to-table type environment? A casual-dining restaurant? Do you want to specialize in any particular kinds of foods dishes like seafood, steak, hamburgers, or pizza?

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Interview Questions for a Restaurant Marketing Position

Restaurant Clicks

Whether your restaurant is opening soon or has been open for some time, you’ll need to make some decisions on hiring an internal marketing team. How do you hire the right person to help your business grow? Too many people applying for marketing jobs believe posting on instagram and snap chat qualifies them as a marketing director. Remember, the most important thing is hiring someone for your restaurant who knows what to do and how to do it. You don’t need another employee asking YOU what to do.

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Are Your Running Your Restaurant Or Is It Running You?

The Restaurant Coach University

Originally posted on Foodable TV Network November 7, 2016. By Donald Burns, Foodable Industry Expert. When your restaurant is running like a world championship team, everything is amazing. All the training, all the hard work, all the time fine-tuning your team and brand are paying off. You’re communicating, working together for a shared vision and mission. It’s a thing of pure beauty to see a restaurant running at its potential and reaching for more. A recipe for success.

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PRIME COST FOR RESTAURANT: 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Food Business

Understanding and keeping up with your businesses health is, frankly, necessary to your business success. It's important to know how various benchmarks work for your specific restaurant, cafe or brewery. Prime costs benchmark is 60% (quick serve) and 65% (restaurant). Now, you might be reading this and saying, "Now, remind me, what is prime cost again?" That's why I am writing this blogpost.

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How Storytelling Can Help Increase Your Restaurant’s Sales

Social Hospitality

There is no tool more powerful than storytelling, and Rob Walker wanted nothing but to prove it. In 2009, he bought several objects from eBay and asked 100 creative writers to invent stories about $128.74 worth of items to see if the stories can transform insignificant objects into significant ones. In case you’re wondering how the storytelling experiment went: $3,612.51 net profit of the items being sold.

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Case Study: Red Rabbit Leverages Le Verre de Vin to Become a Leading Wine Destination in the Twin Cities.

Bermar America

Expertly extending the life of an open bottle of wine with the precision and ease that can only be achieved with a world-class commercial wine preservation system has helped this restaurant chain to elevate their brand, service, and perfect pour capability in a highly profitable way. About Red Rabbit. Red Rabbit is a new addition to the already successful chain of Red Cow restaurants serving Minneapolis.

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Equipment Maintenance: Too Many Stories to Tell…

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Richard Young, Director of Education. I was recently invited to moderate a panel on Foodservice Maintenance and Repair at the Gas Foodservice Equipment Network’s (GFEN) Commercial Foodservice Workshop. The meeting was held at Piedmont Natural Gas’ (PNG) Demonstration Kitchen located in PNG’s John H. Maxheim Natural Gas Technology Center. Not only is this a great test kitchen with an excellent chef (Thanks Chef Doug Allen for all the good eats!),

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Work a Job or a Restaurant Management Career

Gecko Hospitality

A “Restaurant Manager” is much more of a broad job description than some people may think. There are so many different types of restaurants, from Quick Service (QSR), focusing on speed of service and inexpensive food items – to Fine Dining restaurants, where it’s all about “wining and dining” the guests – and of course, everything else in between. What type of restaurant management career do you want to build for yourself? Where to Find a Restaurant Management Career Opportunity.

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Tips for Making Your Customers Happier at Your Restaurant

24/7 Waiter

For your restaurant business to be a success, you need customers that want to keep returning to your establishment and that want to tell everyone about how great it is. The only way that you can accomplish this is by keeping those customers happy. The following are some tips you will want to adopt for your restaurant if you haven’t already. Have a Friendly Staff. The staff that you hire for your restaurant serve as the face of your brand.

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Tips for Making Even Bigger Tips

The Back Burner

Here in the states, the debate for and against the tipping system in the foodservice industry will always be a point of contention. But I’m not here to talk about that. Instead, let’s talk about how to make the best of the system now—like how to make bigger tips. Here at Tundra Restaurant Supply , many of us have worked in the restaurant industry at one time or another as hosts, servers, managers, chefs and even service technicians.

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How to Use a Restaurant Loan

ForaFinancial

The post How to Use a Restaurant Loan appeared first on Fora Financial

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You’re Posting on Social Media All Wrong

Restaurant Clicks

When it comes to social media marketing for restaurants, how can you tell if you are doing it right or not? We analyzed dozens of restaurants to see why some are killing it with social media and others are struggling. All the data points to a few key differences in how they organize the process plus the content. It is actually a lot easier than you might think. We want to show you an example of a promo we ran with two restaurant / bars in Philadelphia area.

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5 Common Challenges for Bar and Restaurant Owners

The Restaurant Coach University

Let’s say you’re running consistent profit margins each month and seats are usually full. Business is good. But maybe your bar or restaurant concept seems a little stuck. It’s not growing anymore, and you’re not quite sure how to get that momentum going again. Hovering at a standstill and not being able to understand why is a terrible feeling. You know something about your restaurant isn’t working—you’re just not sure what it might be.

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Restaurant Publicity Primer

Food Business

Marisa Dobson is guest blogger this month. She is the founder & principal of Scintillate, a publicity and marketing consultancy that specializes in food & lifestyle clients. For over ten years, she's worked with professional creatives to turn their passions into passion projects. Visit www.marisadobson.com or follow her on Instagram: @marisa_dobson.

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Man Puts 21 Live Scorpions in His Mouth for World Record (video)

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

What type of restaurant marketing will it take to get you on the map? How about putting 21 live scorpions in his mouth for a world record? Think of all the free marketing you will get should you be number one! Guerrilla Marketing Restaurant Marketing Restaurant Marketing Ideas

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Le Verre de Vin sets the Wow factor at DC Steak House

Bermar America

When a reputable restaurateur and steak house aficionado is wowed by a wine preservation system, that says a lot about the technology on display. So, when Dean Laplant of DC Steak House, Arizona , purchased Le Verre de Vin Twin Pod Bar , he made it the focal point of his intimate wine bar and seized the opportunity to delight his guests with an elevated wine by the glass service.

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Making Traditional Swiss Fondue in Geneva + Recipe

Bucket List Journey

Fondue was invented as a way to use stale bread and aged cheese in the cold winter months, when fresh produce was unavailable. It is now one of the most recognized Swiss dishes and quite possibly the most delicious. The post Making Traditional Swiss Fondue in Geneva + Recipe appeared first on Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog. Europe Switzerland TRAVEL Food & Drink Geneva Recipes

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Dawn Before the Darkness: What the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Means for Food Service Operators

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

On the morning of August 21 st the sun over California will dim by about 70% as America experiences its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1979. Back in the 70’s, solar was a futuristic technology, but now we are living in that future and on some days, California meets as much as 40% of its electric demand with solar power 1.

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Why Lawyers Kill Commercial Real Estate Deals and How to Spot a Bad Deal in Advance

Restaurant Law

Free Seminar : Why Lawyers Kill Commercial Real Estate Deals and How to Spot a Bad Deal in Advance When : Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm Where : NYC Small Business Solutions, 110 William Street, New York, NY (7th Floor Boardroom) Seminar Description : Are you tired of spending countless hours showing a property and negotiating a deal, only to have lawyers get involved and kill the transaction? How can this be avoided?

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Most Important Things to Know About Restaurant Management

24/7 Waiter

Proper restaurant management is far more than just making out the schedule for your workers. While the day-to-day tasks are certainly important as part of management, and they should never be ignored or put on the back burner. However, for restaurant management to be truly effective, it needs to encompass many other elements.

2017 35

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES NEED GOOD COMMUNICATION

Food Business

Communication and the Ideal Millennial Workplace: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUNG TALENT IN YOUR FOOD SERVICE ENDEAVOR Guest Blog by Abbie Garcia By the year 2020 millennials will make up 40% of the overall workforce, so it’s wildly important to the future success of your business that you understand how to go about attracting and retaining members of this oft-written of and just as frequently misunderstood demographic.

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Why Your Restaurant Should Abandon Coupons and Embrace Loyalty Programs

The Restaurant Coach University

When business is slow, many restaurants turn to discounts and coupons in order to get more people through the door. However, discounting is rarely an effective strategy for developing regular customers, and can even end up hurting your business. We spoke to Donald Burns (aka The Restaurant Coach™) to learn why loyalty programs are a much wiser path to success than giving away your product. CREDIBLY: What’s the main problem with a restaurant using coupons to attract customers?

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Three Simple Ways to Engage Your Customers on Social Media

Restaurant Clicks

Social media makes it very easy to engage your followers/customers, yet the majority of restaurants and bars don’t take advantage. Here’s three simple ways to do it. Repost Customers’ Pictures. There is currently an estimated 800 million Instagram users, and the hashtags for “food” “foodie” and “foodporn” have a combined 455 million total posts, making them three of the most popular hashtags.

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SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE FOOD COSTS FOR RESTAURANTS

Food Business

SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE FOOD COSTS: This topic is always fresh, always necessary. If you want better profits, focus on food costs.Double checking your food costs never goes out to style. It’s the most direct way to profitability. Any good independent or chain is forever working on improving food costs. Receiving your food deliveries can minimize waste.

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How To Rank Your Restaurant In Google Maps

Restaurant Clicks

Have you ever wondered why some restaurants show up in the three maps results for Google searches and maybe yours does not? Ranking your restaurant in that three pack is a sure way to generate a lot more customers for your business. There is a secret recipe to rank higher in the maps. Claim and Optimize Your Google Business Page. The Google Maps engine is based of the Google My Business (GMB) directory/pages.

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8 IDEAS FOR YOUR RESTAURANTS' NEWSLETTER

Food Business

A cafe in Amsterdam with a steady flow of regulars and new customers. THESE 8 IDEAS FOR YOUR RESTAURANTS' NEWSLETTER ARE GUARANTEED TO BRING IN TRAFFIC A regular newsletter is your best, most direct contact with your guest in between their visits. A newsletter has one main purpose: to get regulars and new guests to keep in touch with your restaurant. That newsletter needs to be written with intention. You are proactively inviting guests to visit. But what do you tell them?

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Why You Struggle with Hiring

The Restaurant Coach University

This blog post was originally published at Nightclub & Bar. Word on the street is there is a labor shortage for restaurants and bars. They call it the war for talent. If you really look closely, the truth is that it really is a war WITH talent. As an industry we have held tight to outdated management techniques like carrots and sticks. They just don’t work. How about that old mindset that you must “break them down first, and then build them back up”? Really?

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How To Find and Use Instagram Hashtags

Restaurant Clicks

One of the best ways to expand the reach of your restaurant’s Instagram photos is using popular hashtags. Too often I see restaurants completely missing the point of hashtags and how to use them. So, I decided to write this blog post and a video to explain the reason behind hashtags and how to find, then use them properly. The keys to success with hashtags are: Local focused tags. Content relevant tags. Popular hashtags.

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CULTURE IN RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND BREWERIES

Food Business

When it comes to restaurant culture, owners, guests and staff want to know, "what's the secret ingredient" in Mama's cooking; or in ramen. Restaurant owners ask specifically for the secret ingredient in the CULTURE of a place”. This is the question I posed of Erin Moran. She is Chief Culture Officer at Union Square Hospitality Group--Danny Meyers' company. We had a short interview on company culture. Here are the nuggets from our conversation.

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Restaurant Cashflow in January

Food Business

Here are 3 ways to bump up sales in the winter months. The first is a January promotion, the second is ways to draw people out of their homes, and the third is a way to get them in the habit of picking up dinner, and taking it home. WINTER PROMOTION At our home, winter has a nick-name, called The Cold Times. You can almost see a scene from The Game of Thrones. At Boheme Cafe we had 3 things on our menu that faced The Cold Times, head on.

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BUSTING THE MILLENIAL STAFF MYTHS

Food Business

BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR ABBIE GARCIA Building Better Understanding of Your Restaurant, Bar or Cafe Staff Millennials make up the largest segment of today’s labor force, with even higher representation in the food and beverage service industry, which means it’s becoming increasingly important to have a good idea of who we are and what we expect and desire in a workplace. By now I’m sure you’ve grown used to the tired portrayals of a generation entirely composed of lazy, entitled snowflakes.

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Why Restaurants Fail

The Restaurant Coach University

There’s only one reason. There’s only one reason why your restaurant will fail. However, first let me tell you all the reasons it won’t. It’s not your business partners. It’s not your staff. It’s not your market. It’s not your spouse. It’s not your competition. It’s not your price point. It’s not even who is currently president. The only reason restaurants fail is because of you , the restaurant owner.

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3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Plan Isn't Working

The Restaurant Coach University

Originally posted on Toast Restaurant Management Blog by Donald Burns 12/6/2016. All good restaurateurs make a restaurant plan - but what happens when that plan isn't working out? When you open a new restaurant, people will flock to check out your new venture. You'll have visions of grandeur about your restaurant being everyone's new favorite place. Then, the people slowly stop coming back and sales start to drop. Doubt sets in.

2017 70

From Restaurant Manager to Restaurant Leader: 10 Vital Steps

The Restaurant Coach University

Originally on Toast Restaurant Management Blog by Donald Burns on 11/4/15. Congratulations, you got the promotion! Whether that's because of your hard work, discipline and tenacity, or because in a heated battle the previous restaurant manager walked out, you are now in charge. However, chances are, no one really trained you on how to be an effective restaurant manager. Many people in this predicament fall back on modeling the behavior of past managers they have worked with… good and bad.

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