Take a Byte Out of This: Emerging Restaurant Technology

Social Hospitality

Modern technologies change the world as we know it. New restaurant technology changes the game for operators and consumers alike. IoT and bluetooth sensors, virtual reality training, advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence improve restaurant operations and experiences in a variety of ways.

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What Makes a Good Restaurant Manager? [Restaurant Manager Skills List]

Bottleneck Management

What makes a good restaurant manager? At Bottleneck, we strive to hire and develop the best employees. Furthering their knowledge and professional growth is something we’re fiercely committed to.

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Kitchen Equipment List That Every New Restaurant Needs

Harbor Touch

List of the Top 10 Must-Have Kitchen Equipment for Restaurants. Opening a brand new restaurant can be confusing and stressful. With so many different things to keep track of, it can be easy to forget kitchen equipment and appliances that are essential to operating your business.

2018 129

Hiring Tips

Core Hospitality

Getting the right people is always going to be a challenge. There are a few questions you need to ask your team. On every resume drop off is someone doing a 30 second screen with 3 important questions for them that matters to your operations.

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Bytes to Eat: Online Ordering Solutions for Pizzerias

Thrive POS

As any good comedian will tell you, delivery is everything. And when it comes to food delivery apps and services, the same rules apply. More and more customers are regularly using online ordering platforms to get restaurant food delivered to their home or office.

2018 112

Restaurant Instagram: Case Studies

Food Business

Restaurant owners don't have time to wander around dreamily imagining good social media. You don't know everything about social media, either. BUT, you need clarity, instruction and examples. Zeroing in on what makes good content on social media--that's what you need.

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The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks


The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Even restaurants who never thought that they would be doing delivery have had to at least consider adding this service.

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[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide

Sculpture Hospitality

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide. With a few pricing adjustments, and a slight shift in pricing strategy, most bars and restaurants could add significant profits without selling more drinks.

2018 91

What to Consider When Getting a Winery POS System

iTab POS

Point of sale systems have come a long way in recent years. They are no longer only used in restaurants but in bars, coffee houses, and even food trucks! Now, POS systems are increasingly being used in wineries.

2018 60

How to turn angry customers into fans


It doesn’t matter how awesome your food is – or that your friends think you’re a social genius. Facing angry customers is inevitable for anyone running a restaurant, food truck or food stand. Follow these five steps and transform difficult moments into positive customer experiences.

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5 Ways Instagram Can Help Boost Restaurant Marketing

Social Hospitality

Restaurant marketing is forever changed by Instagram. When you walk into a bakery and order a Triple Cheese Cheesecake, what is the first thing you do when it arrives? If you belong to the Instagram generation, you likely take out your phone to take a picture.

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Learn The History Behind Halloween With Easy Halloween Cocktails

Bottleneck Management

In the United States, October 31st is a time for candy, costumes, and Halloween cocktails. If you’re planning a Halloween party, we’ve got some ideas for special potions to serve.

2018 97

5 Ways to Combat Employee Stress In Your Restaurant

Harbor Touch

Working in a restaurant is stressfull. Food servers know there’s more moving than standing around in their jobs, but they may question their standing in a culture that doesn’t show them great respect. Lack of respect has been widely cited as a cause of workplace stress for restaurant workers.

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Are managers managing or are they leading?

Core Hospitality

Does the manager take enough time developing their people Are they rallying the staff pre revenue period with a shift meeting? Creating direction and synergy with the staff. Managing the staff to create the guest experience? Working the floor via the “Manager 500” operations model. Are the managers conducting any one on ones with staff that need it post shift? Are there section seminars scheduled for advance training monthly? Are the best staff on a development plan to potentially be leaders?

2018 107

The Most Challenging Restaurant Industry Technology Trends of 2018

Gecko Hospitality

Every industry is being revolutionized by evolving and newly emerging technologies these days. Things are no different in the restaurant industry, and 2018 has seen some notable—and in many instances, challenging—tech trends that are changing facets of the business.

2018 77

Systems in a Restaurant

Food Business

THREE SYSTEMS FOR RESTAURANTS. This month I've find myself thinking, "the procedures in the restaurant arn't current!" Restaurants, cafes and breweries are ever changing, and hopefully ever growing. Adding technology is part of those changes.

2018 130

16 Creative Ways to Use Jars in Your Restaurant


Jars are versatile. They’re functional. They’re affordable. And, they’re everywhere. Jars as lights. As candle holders. As vases. As piggy banks. As décor. As cups. Even as tissue holders. They’re subtle, so you might not have noticed, but the jar phenomenon is in full swing, and we’re here for it.

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HotSchedules Spark 2018: Reigniting your Restaurant Brand through Innovation

Hot Schedules

Success in today’s restaurant industry requires a new way of thinking about things, a willingness to push the envelope. That’s why more than 230 industry leaders and innovators gathered in Austin, TX, for the 2018 edition of Spark, a conference by HotSchedules.

2018 87

How To Hire High Performing Hospitality Employees

Harver Hospitality

Hospitality industry is struggling with high turnover rates. You can fight this by hiring the right people! Take a look at the skills high performing hospitality employees must have and how to measure them. Recruitment Inspiration Hospitality Data-Driven Recruitment Quality of Hire Recruitment

2018 74

Restaurant Consulting Tips for the DIY Restaurant Owner or Manager

MBB Hospitality

The restaurant business can be tough. It takes a strong passion for what you do to help you stick out the long hours and emotional and physical fatigue. If you are doing it alone, it can seem like a long uphill battle. Don’t worry though, help is on the way.

2018 52

The Ultimate Guide to Turn your Restaurant into a Literal Money-Making Machine

iTab POS

Running a restaurant business is no easy feat. You need to work round-the-world and time is limited for you. In such circumstances, your ability to run business operations without reducing the quality of food and service can be the difference between failure and success.

2018 52

Five Ways to Make Your Food More Instagram-Worthy

Social Hospitality

It’s no secret food is one of the most popular segments on Instagram. Restaurants are taking advantage of this trend by catering to Instagrammers. For example, many now use simple presentation and photography techniques to help make food images go viral.

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Restaurant Taxes: Top 12 Tax Deductions and Tips For Restaurants

Harbor Touch

With Tax Day approaching, many people are getting the final touches done on their submittals. With restaurant taxes , you have some special tax considerations that are different from other business types. Before you sign off and file your return, consider these 12 restaurant tax deductions and tips for restaurant owners to maximize the amount of money you keep and can put back into creating delicious dishes for your happy customers. Sales Tax Requirements.

2018 77

5 loyalty hacks


One of the most important tasks for entrepreneurs in the food and drink business (and most others, to be honest) is getting customers to return – again and again. Here are 5 simple things you can start doing today in order to boost your customer loyalty. Initiate face recognition.

2018 60

The Importance of LMS Software for Small Businesses


Running a small business is no small feat. A small business owner has many hats to wear, and they can be overwhelming. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of small businesses don’t make it past the fifth year.

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Food Business

KEEP CURRENT As an owner of a food related business, you have people and responsibility pulling you in different directions. So, if bringing one more task to your attention is not what you want to read, stop now, come back later.Know that its not good to ignore the appearance of your business.

2018 130

Restaurant Cleaning: 6 Neglected Areas You Should Clean ASAP!


Restaurant cleaning isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. But it is essential for a number of reasons. First and foremost, if you don’t keep up with your restaurant cleaning, you may run afoul of the Health Department. No one wants that.

2018 106

How are You Managing the New Oregon Fair Work Week Act?

Hot Schedules

On July 1, 2018, Oregon’s Fair Work Week Act took effect, making the state the first in the U.S. to enact a predictive scheduling law on a statewide level.

2018 84

5 Simple LinkedIn Tips to Boost Your Restaurant Management Network

Gecko Hospitality

LinkedIn may not be quite as big as Facebook, but it has around 250 million active monthly users, and it’s an ideal site for connecting with other restaurant industry pros.

2018 67

Restaurant Staffing: 9 Tips for Hiring the Right Staff

MBB Hospitality

Owning and running a restaurant is a lot of hard work and you can’t be successful without the right team behind you. Hiring the right staff that has the skills and passion needed for this industry is crucial. Check out our guide: Restaurant Staffing: 9 Tips for Hiring the Right Staff: 1.

2018 52

Boost Customer Retention In Your Restaurant with Loyalty Programs and Marketing

iTab POS

Boost Customer Retention. People say that the ‘first impression is the most important’ and it is. But that does not mean it’s the only thing that’s important. A well-rounded experience is more than just the first impression.

2018 56

Technology Trends that will impact the Restaurant Industry in 2019


Technology in the restaurant industry is booming and within the next year its impact will be very apparent. The new tech trends that will surely shake up the restaurant industry in 2019, are augmented reality, mobile scheduling apps, and digital beverage management.

2018 73

How to market your restaurant online

Takeaway Solutions

These days it is more important than ever to market your restaurant online. With smartphones and social media, people turn to these for food purchases. You need to take advantage of these opportunities so people can find you.

2018 57

7 Must-Have Restaurant Technologies of the Future

Harbor Touch

Restaurant of the Future: 7 Must-Have Technologies. The reality about the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) has made every business modeler begin to conceive the operations of their enterprises in a manner that overtly embraces technology. The restaurant industry is principally one of them. Even customers expect this paradigmatic shift for an all-round, optimal improvement of the industry.

2018 60

Simple tips for hiring great coffee shop staff


Owning a café can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. But as you know, it’s not short of challenges, especially when it comes to hiring and managing staff.

2018 60

Video: Alcohol Awareness Training

Hospitality Insurance Group

Video: Alcohol Awareness Training. Referenced Documents: Incident Report Form. Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy. Best Practices for Responsible Serving of Alcohol. Alcohol Serving Policy. Why Bars Should Keep Surveillance Footage For Insurance Claims. How To Winterproof Your Workplace.

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