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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Sell More Houses: How the Best Realtors Advertise in their Community

Indoor Media

Most real estate agents work hard for their clients, whether those clients are buying or selling. But all that hard work doesn’t mean a thing if you can’t attract new clients.

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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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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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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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. Keep the customer waiting, and just like that, you could end up with a bad review. Negative reviews are not the death knell to a restaurant, assuming you’re also getting positive reviews.

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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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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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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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The Ultimate Playbook for Automating Restaurant Operations

Restaurants are operating with 6.2 fewer back-of-house employees and 2.8 fewer front-of-house employees. Learn what thriving brands are doing to address labor shortages, streamline operations, and maximize efficiency, all while increasing their bottom line.

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!),

2017 40

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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6 Ways Restaurants Increase Customer Loyalty

Indoor Media

As a restaurant owner, you’re probably already aware that repeat customers are the backbone of your business. You can count on repeat diners for a steady stream of revenue that only grows as you attract new customers.

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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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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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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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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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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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? After all, negative, generic, and terse reviews won’t do you much good. What you want to encourage is consistently amazing, four- or five-star reviews.

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Scheduling Headaches? AI Can Solve Them

Machine learning proves to be effective for predictive scheduling and empowers employees by giving them more control over their lives and schedules. Download this guide to find out more!

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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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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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. UXATA Guests Chef Services Mexican Caribbean Playa del Carmen Private Chef Riviera Maya UXATA

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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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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

3 Simple Halloween Restaurant Ideas to Try

ForaFinancial

The post 3 Simple Halloween Restaurant Ideas to Try appeared first on Fora Financial

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3 Mistakes in Advertising Your Fast Casual Restaurant

Indoor Media

No one, not a single person, prepared you for how much work it takes to run a successful restaurant.

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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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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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Using AI to Test Innovative Restaurant Employee Communication and Scheduling Models

AI technology is helping restaurateurs rise to complex labor challenges and laws with machine learning solutions that improve working conditions for staff, leading to happier employees who stay onboard and bring their best to work.

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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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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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. You can teach your hires a great deal through training programs and documented systems. But your employees can still run into unfamiliar situations because of what they don’t know. It has often been said that words only account for 7% of communication.

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