2018

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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. For example, gone are the days where you have to wait for the server to bring your check. That’s still an option, but many restaurants now offer a smart payment system.

2018 167
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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. A thorough pre resume read, scanning points on education (They learn?) Sports (They are active?) job history (Loyalty, Experience?) At interview how is there confidence levels. That level of confidence may dictate their possible hiring position.

2018 112
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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.

2018 85
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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. So this month I am focusing on Instagram. I'm going to let my research speak for itself. Here are good example of amazing social media from a restaurant. Here's what I learned.

2018 133
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How Top Food Shippers are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions in 2023

Speaker: Glenn Koepke and Melissa Wreath

On February 2nd, join FourKites and ArrowStream to learn what food & beverage suppliers, restaurant operators, and other industry leaders are doing to address the labor and talent management issues affecting the food and restaurant supply chains today.

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The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks

Wasserstrom

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. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]. The post The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

2018 130

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The Importance of LMS Software for Small Businesses

360Training

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. Those that do still face serious problems that threaten their viability and sustainability. One of the most serious issues, alongside lack of capital, is the lack of capable employees. Small business employees must multi-task, and that makes them all the more valued.

2018 98
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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. Learn the history of Halloween facts, and impress your guests with easy Halloween cocktails and spooky alcoholic Halloween drinks. A Short History of Halloween. The origins of Halloween begin across the ocean—specifically in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.

2018 90
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2 Easy Tips To Increase Your Bar’s Profit

BNG Point of Sale

A lot of bar owners dream of having an experience like Cheers, one where customers are happy, and the drinks are flowing. But it’s a lot more work then you’d assume, and it can be difficult to make any money from it. Sometimes it can seem like you’re doomed to lose money and never see any profit from all your hard work. While it’s true the profit margins for bars are not massive; it is possible to increase the profitability of your bar with a few simple changes.

2018 63
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New HotSchedules Features Support Oregon’s Fair Work Week Requirements

Hot Schedules

As Predictive Scheduling legislation spreads across the nation, we continue to build new features that help managers meet their compliance obligations. HotSchedules already supports key provisions including the right to rest (aka: no more clopenings!), advanced notice, good faith estimates, and employee input to schedules , as well as general record-keeping requirements. This month we expand on these capabilities with support for the optional Oregon Voluntary Standby List (VSL) provision.

2018 83
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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.

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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. And it is not just traditionally delivered items such as pizza or Chinese food either. Customers not only want delivery - they want options. According to a survey by Cowen and Co.

2018 76
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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. You don’t yet know what it tastes like, but taking a picture of this delicious-looking dessert is a must, isn’t it? You’re not alone.

2018 186
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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
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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 85
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5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

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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. When a technological solution and system is working, then every day feels less chaotic. More like a train moving down the track. Ultimately if your not making money in your restaurant, chances are there is little to no structure.

2018 100
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A Unique Experience Can Make Your Restaurant’s Food Taste Better

Wasserstrom

Experience matters for your restaurant. When there are so many dining choices and new restaurants seem to pop up daily, you need an edge to compete. How can you differentiate your restaurant? A new study from the Ohio State University and the University of Chicago might provide an answer. According to study authors Robert Smith […]. The post A Unique Experience Can Make Your Restaurant’s Food Taste Better appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

2018 68
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How to Make Your First Advertising Your Best

Indoor Media

There is an awful lot of information out there about how to advertise your small business. But as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , would ask, how do you put First Things First?

2018 78
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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. The good news is that there are immediate action items you can take to improve profits in your bar operation. The key is moving from an overly simplistic pricing model to a more strategic pricing model.

2018 69
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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!

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Food Technology: Future of the Restaurant Industry

360Training

Today’s customers expect the best experience from their favorite restaurants and if they don’t get it, they are quick to turn to others. No, this does not mean you should pack up shop and open a food truck instead. You just have to work smarter. Restaurants that are successful today invest in the future by incorporating technology in their operations. The digital solutions they use take consumer participation to a whole new level.

2018 60
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Technology Trends that will impact the Restaurant Industry in 2019

Uncorkd

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. The 2019 restaurant technology trends will impact almost every step of the dining and running restaurant operations. . A Step Into the Future: Augmented Reality. The future of restaurant menu interactions is here.

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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. For two days, representatives from 70 different restaurant brands met to disrupt the status quo and explore ways to thrive in an increasingly competitive and chaotic operating environment.

2018 73
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Keeping Your Customers Happy with Food and Technology at Your Restaurant

iTab POS

The Importance of Social Media Technology and Imagery in Food Businesses. According to new research, people have started to look at purchases differently, with them valuing experience more than the physical products themselves. This is the rise of the “experience economy.” ” Studies say that people are more likely to spend money on something if it leaves them with a memorable experience. Supplying customers with just a product is the bare minimum you can do now.

2018 43
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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.

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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. Making a dining experience more Instagram-worthy means paying attention not just to the appearance of the food itself, but also to the architectural aspects of the restaurant.

2018 159
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Manager 5oo

Core Hospitality

Are the managers just holding the shift together? Are your employees inadvertently sabotaging your business due to lack of direction at busy times? The manager 5oo is the leadership training article that focuses on guest experience flow. A simple to use and extremely effective brief on where restaurant leaders need to be, when and why.

2018 70
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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. To help you stay on top of your to-do list and ensure that your restaurant opening goes smoothly, we created this list of the top 10 pieces of restaurant equipment that every establishment needs. Refrigeration Equipment.

2018 101
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RESTAURANT BRANDING -- KEEPING FRESH

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. It's easy to tell yourself “no one notices” or you don't care, or even “it doesn't really matter”, or wish them away. But it does make a difference.

2018 100
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Take Control of Profit Margins with AI-Powered Forecasting

Leaders in the restaurant industry are using cutting-edge AI and machine learning to reduce uncertainty, plan ahead with staff and resources, and increase their bottom line. Grab this white paper to learn how to take advantage of this emerging trend.

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Advertise Your Restaurant Online? Your Ads Might Actually Be Helping Your Competition!

Wasserstrom

Online advertising has become an important part of restaurant marketing. With unprecedented reach and targeting options, online ads seem like a great way to reach potential customers. And often, that’s exactly what happens. But research has shown that sometimes online restaurant marketing can actually benefit the advertiser’s competitors more than it helps the advertiser itself. […]. The post Advertise Your Restaurant Online? Your Ads Might Actually Be Helping Your Competition!

2018 67
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Advertising Cliches Your Business Needs to Stop Using Immediately

Indoor Media

You’ve seen and heard them over and over and over. You may have used them yourself. Advertising clichés. No matter how much consumers—as well as businesses of all sizes—try, they are inescapable.

2018 78
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Does My Restaurant Need A Point-Of-Sale System? Or Is It A Waste Of Money?

BNG Point of Sale

Getting a point-of-sale system is one of the first pieces of equipment a restaurant owner debate spending money on when they are investing in a new establishment. Point-of-sale systems have the reputation of being an expensive piece of technology that rings up items and lets you process payments. However, investing time and money in utilizing your POS system can be the difference between your business keeping its doors open or it closing down.

2018 57