2016

Why Your Restaurant Needs a Website – Part 2

Island Media Management

Since the internet arose, people are searching through the net. And related to the travel industry, people are not only searching for where to go, when to go or where to stay on google or other search engines, but also where to eat. This is the main reason why your food and beverage service businesses need a website. More Reasons Why: If you haven’t read the first part of Restaurant Website Benefits, please go through this link.

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Introducing Chef Mark Duesler!

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Michael Karsz, Research Technician. The FSTC is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Mark Duesler! Mark will fill a vital role as Chef Consultant/Program Advisor at Frontier Energy and oversee the new equipment demonstration program at the FSTC facility. With 20 plus years of experience in foodservice including 15 years working in commercial kitchens, Mark will have the opportunity to share his knowledge and expertise with the FSTC technical staff and restaurant operators alike.

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"Can I have the holidays off?" (Employees & Managers Ask)

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

The best and worst time of the year for restaurant owners and managers might be the holidays. Restaurant leaders and managers who are eager to please, who make decisions based on fear and wish to be liked more than respected will respond with "Sure, you can have the holidays off". A simple "yes" can be a shortcut to disaster and will doom a restaurant for months. Holiday Marketing Restaurant Staffing Restaurant Planning

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You may be the owner of an illegal and accidental franchise and not even know it.

Restaurant Law

Beware: If you own more than one restaurant which operates under the same name, you may have created an illegal and unintended franchise. This sounds crazy, but it is actually very common and the consequences of creating an unintended franchise are substantial, serious, and include the possibility of both personal and criminal liability.

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The Difference Between Service and Hospitality

The Back Burner

If you haven’t been acquainted with the food and dining experience of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado—we suggest you should. Known for its menu based on the small, regional cusine of Fruili, Italy, Frasca has transformed a night out to be much more than a night you don’t have to cook. The secret to Frasca’s unparalleled success is twofold—perfectly execute delicious meals night after night, and (more importantly) highlight the experience.

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Eating a 30 Day Plant-Based Diet: A Purple Carrot Challenge

Bucket List Journey

Eating a plant-based diet can increase your energy, ward off chronic diseases, help you live longer, keep your body trim and so much more. It also is good for the planet by reducing your environmental footprint. The post Eating a 30 Day Plant-Based Diet: A Purple Carrot Challenge appeared first on Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog. BUCKET LIST IDEAS Uncategorized Food & Drink

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10 SEO Top Tips for Restaurants – Part 1

Island Media Management

Before people walk into your restaurant to enjoy the good ambiance, impeccable service, and great delicacy, they need to find you first. For this reason, you need to implement not only the social media marketing tools, but also an effective website SEO campaign. 4 First Approaches: Instead of load you right away with abundant guidelines, we would like you to understand and apply this four approaches first to your website. Keyword Research and Combination.

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Solid Fuel Cooking: Codes & Standards

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Rich Swierczyna, Senior Engineer. With the rise of exhibition and front-of-house cooking, solid fuel appliances are gaining a foothold in commercial kitchens, most notably in establishments like pizzerias and BBQ restaurants. These appliances are fueled by highly combustible material such as charcoal, briquettes, mesquite, or hardwood.

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10 SEO Top Tips for Restaurants – Part 3

Island Media Management

When was the last time someone entered in your restaurant saying he had seen it on the internet? This could seem unimportant but it is the key of success for your business. This article is the part three of 10 SEO Top Tips for Restaurant, if you haven’t read the first part and the second part , you may want to go through them first.

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10 SEO Top Tips for Restaurants – Part 2

Island Media Management

Do you market your restaurant through your website? You need to know all the advantages that it will bring you, like to increase your visibility, to interact with potential clients, get to know them; and from there, decide what changes you need to do. This is a continuation of the previous article on 10 SEO Top Tips for Restaurants; if you haven't read the first part of, please go through this link.

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Why Blogging Can Benefit Your Restaurant and Bar – Part I

Island Media Management

In today’s technological world, most people will turn to the internet to find great places to eat in their local area or in new towns and cities when they travel. Most restaurant and bar owners know this and have taken to displaying pictures of the drinks list and food menus, location as well as the times when they are open on their websites. However, this is not enough. Your website needs to be alive, all the time! Your website needs to have a movement that search engines can track.

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What’s On Tap?

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Kiana Caban, Communications Assistant. The FSTC attended the 2016 California Craft Beer Summit , a three-day event with an interactive expo, multiple educational sessions, and a concluding beer festival in Sacramento, CA this past September. The annual event is hosted by the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) , an entity dedicated to connecting and empowering California craft brewers through advocacy, education, and communication.

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Free Seminars: Legal Considerations when opening a bar or restaurant. Restaurant Management Boot Camp 2.0

Restaurant Law

When : Downtown Location : September 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Uptown Location : September 28, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where : Downtown Location : 79 John St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10038 Uptown Location : 361 West 125th St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10027 Seminar Description : An insider look at tips, tricks, and best practices to start your first restaurant in NYC, presented by Restaurant Attorney James D. DiPasquale.

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How Restaurants Can Use Mobile Payment Technology to Increase Profits

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

Mobile payments have impacted every type of merchant over the past few years – and restaurants are no exception. Mobile payments are popular among consumers of all ages – though younger demographic groups have been quicker to adopt mobile wallet use and related payment technology. In 2015, 38.1% of mobile payments users in the United States were aged 30-44 and 30.1% were aged 18-29 (Source: Statista ).

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Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Opportunity

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

What is trunk-or-treat, why does it matter and how does it relate to restaurant marketing? Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where kids go from car to car and get candy. They're popular at schools, churches, in rural areas where homes are far apart, and in places where trick-or- treating isn't safe.". It is a perfect opportunity to connect with the community by hosting a special event.

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Munchery is Taking Over with Better Restaurant Marketing

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

The email subject line from Munchery today said "Misoyaki Glazed Salmon". That gets my attention immediately. Take a peek at the bait Munchery used to get an order: - says Mike. The origins of this dish can be traced back to island culinary mastermind Roy Yamaguchi from the legendary Roy's Asian Fusion Cuisine. A fillet of salmon is glazed with a sweet and savory misoyaki sauce, then it's topped with a traditional Hawaiian tomato vinaigrette for acidity.

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Online Ordering Systems to Rock Your Restaurant Marketing

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

Today we will review online ordering service options and a strategy to improve your potential for business by using the latest technology available. Online Ordering Restaurant Marketing Ideas Restaurant Software

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