2017

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 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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Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

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, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Why Making Your Customer Wait Is A Bad Review For You

Gourmet Marketing

We live in a fast-paced world. Many consumers today don’t want to just browse in-store or wait around to be served. They’re often looking to get in, get out, and move on with their busy day. As result, efficiency has never been more crucial to a successful restaurant operation.

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Maximize your reach with the right blog topics

Island Media Management

One of the most common obstacles we encounter is finding the right blog topics to boost SEO and at the same time create an informative post.

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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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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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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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This is how you enjoy a dinner in the Caribbean! Frank and friends toasting for the magic of the Riviera Maya, with UXATA Chef Services.

UXATA

At Villa El Dorado, Playa del Carmen. The post This is how you enjoy a dinner in the Caribbean! Frank and friends toasting for the magic of the Riviera Maya, with UXATA Chef Services. appeared first on UXATA Private Chef Services Riviera Maya.

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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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How To Get Amazing Reviews For Your Restaurant

Gourmet Marketing

You know you need reviews for your restaurant. They lend credibility to your place of business and offer social proof. Plus, they help with search engine optimization (or SEO), and can lead to more visibility in search. But it’s not just about getting reviews, is it?

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Maximize your reach with the right blog topics

Island Media Management

One of the most common obstacles we encounter is finding the right blog topics to boost SEO and at the same time create an informative post. In the article this week, we will run through how to brainstorm blog topics, how to create unique ones, find out if your blog topics are accomplishing your business’ goals, and how to not run out of ideas. Blogs are a necessity when it comes to SEO.

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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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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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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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How to Use a Restaurant Loan

ForaFinancial

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

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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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Caribbean and family, cheers!

UXATA

The beautiful Mabon family celebrating the good life by the Caribbean Sea. link]. The post Caribbean and family, cheers! appeared first on UXATA Private Chef Services Riviera Maya.

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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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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?

2017 107

Don’t Use These Body Language Signals

Gourmet Marketing

In the hospitality industry, your staff comes into contact with your customers every single day. How your team handles customer interaction is incredibly important, and can have a direct impact on your reputation, brand, and bottom line.

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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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Sparkling Wine Sales Are Forecast to Boom This Holiday Season

Bermar America

Sparkling wines are expected to continue their growth this season and well into 2018. At Bermar America, we’re excited that customer demand has moved a trend into a sustained growth opportunity for operators of wine-by-the-glass programs. We have seen a marked increase in demand from savvy operators who are seeking to serve an enticing range of sparkling wines.

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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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Wasting Away: Reducing Food (and Energy) Waste for Restaurants

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Richard Young, Director of Education. The Food Service Tecnology Center (FSTC) held two educational seminars in June covering the relationship between food and energy waste.

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National Ice Cream Day: How to Use a Loan to Grow Your Ice Cream Shop

ForaFinancial

The post National Ice Cream Day: How to Use a Loan to Grow Your Ice Cream Shop appeared first on Fora Financial

2017 40

Can Your Eatery Use Less Energy? Tips for Cutting Operating Costs

24/7 Waiter

Restaurant bottom lines…they are a subject that all restaurant management and operations professionals are obsessed with because it is the bottom line that shows how well you are doing your job. Every decision that the restaurant management and operations professional makes has an impact on the profitability of the establishment or chain of eateries.

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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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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

UXATA

Saint Patrick’s Day in Playa del Carmen, at Villa El dorado. Herbal goat cheese Bruschettas topped with pears, nuts and caramelized balsamic, a special entrance for a great dinner at the Mexican beach.

2017 130

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.

2017 80

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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