2019

7 Ways to Creatively Staff Your Restaurant

Embrace the Suck

How has this year treated you and your restaurant? How has your quest to find staff been? If you are like the majority of restaurants, it’s been a big challenge. Here’s the bad news, it’ll probably will not get much better in the coming year. But don’t get all sad about it just yet. There are some innovative and creative ways to get new staff to come to your restaurant.

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5 Psychological Theories to Boost Restaurant Marketing

Social Hospitality

Want to boost your restaurant marketing? Use psychology. The result? More guests. It’s that simple. We’ll look at some great psychological techniques you can use. Psychological techniques can give your restaurant marketing an effective boost. This helps you get noticed more quickly among competitors. Theories such as The Illusion of Scarcity, Social Proof and Mere Exposure can increase your foot traffic drive profits, and generate essential guest bookings.

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5 Sure-Fire Suggestions - Foodservice at its Finest

Sante

Burger.jpg. Author(s): Jeffrey Spear. Teaser: When was the last time you dined out, experienced remarkable service, incredible food, and left the restaurant feeling buoyed, impressed, delighted, and overwhelmingly satisfied? In this day and age, apart from those establishments employing celebrated chefs such as Thomas Keller, Barbara Lynch, Gary Danko, Dan Barber and Susan Feniger, finding remarkable culinary experiences in a sea of ordinary is difficult.

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Who’s Best Able to Manage Your Changing Workplace? Your Managers

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants manage and deal with change daily – from menu changes to bringing on new employees. There’s also the constant struggle to ensure your labor meets the demands of your guests. And now, it turns out, restaurants – along with businesses across industries – must confront changes in the workplace itself.

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Investing in Customer Experience Pays––Really Well

Discover why great customer experience is your restaurant's ultimate ROI. Download this free guide to learn how customer experience drives repeat business and profits, and how employee satisfaction affects customer satisfaction.

What's the true cost of employee turnover to the restaurant industry?

7 Shifts

Did you know that the average American switches jobs every 4.2 years ? The average restaurant employee, however, change jobs every 56 days ! It’s a miracle that restaurants remain a significant part of the economy despite this major staffing problem.

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The Complete Guide to Restaurant Costs

Restaurant365

Restaurants are unique businesses that come with their own specific set of startup costs. Your average restaurant labor cost and restaurant food cost will vary based on your type of concept, location, size, and other details.

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Third-party or in-house food delivery: pros and cons

Deliverect

In an era of convenience, online ordering systems, self-service kiosks and mobile platforms have become key to give the customers what they crave the most: a fast, personalized and convenient food experience through delivery and/or takeaway. With allegedly 70% of all orders being off-premise by 2020*, restaurants should dig into what their options are when it comes to off-premise dining, in particular delivery.

Managing Staff Shortages During Seasonal Peak Periods

Perfect Daily Grind

During seasonal holidays, most coffee shops are inundated with customers. If you’re a coffee shop owner or manager, it can be one of the most profitable times of the year for this reason. However, it’s also when you’re most likely to experience staff shortages. .

9 Tips For Hiring First-Class Restaurant Employees

Harver Hospitality

You need the best restaurant employees to provide excellent experience to your guests. How do you find and hire them? Follow these 9 tips! Recruitment Inspiration Hospitality Recruitment

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Think You're a Restaurant Customer Experience Expert?

Can investing in customer experience earn your restaurant higher revenue and repeat business? Test your know-how with HungerRush's quick, five-question quiz.

Common Restaurant Tech Terms You Need to Know

Lavu

There are a lot of technical terms and acronyms used in the restaurant industry and it’s hard to remember what they all mean. Particularly when it comes to restaurant management which requires knowledge of both front of house and back of house needs.

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AI in Restaurants; Is It Really Profitable (Here is your Answer)

Bingage

The restaurant industry is large, complicated and growing rapidly. On the other, it’s tough to make the restaurant successful as consumer tastes and restaurant formats are changing rapidly. The Restaurant is a type of business where being a technophobe can not work. It is like letting your competitors moving ahead by you.

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Restaurant Location

Cheetah

The Importance of Your Restaurant Location There are many things to consider when choosing a restaurant location. For a perfect match, restaurant owners need to undertake serious research. Study your customers’ psychographics, look into the demographics of potential neighborhoods and areas, consider the competition, floor space, lease terms, and more.

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Everything to Know about Tablet Point of Sale Software

Focus POS

Tablet Point of Sale Software. Traditional point of sale (POS) terminals are a vast improvement over electronic cash registers, offering greater functionality and efficiency. Tablet point of sale software takes that improvement to the next level, giving you the capabilities to enhance the customer experience and streamline your operations.

Don't Let Delivery Apps Dash Your Restaurant's Revenue

Get our free, must-read guide to optimizing your restaurant's online ordering capabilities to maximize revenue.

The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Embrace the Suck

Having worked as a consultant for a large foodservice distributor for 4 years, I learned a lot about their business. A lot of stuff they don’t want you to know!

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How to Improve Customer Retention at Your Restaurant

Social Hospitality

It’s vital to keep customers happy and provide a great experience to improve customer retention at your restaurant. Loyal customers stimulate regular revenue and often turn into brand advocates. When they recommend your business to friends and family, you can gain new customers, too. According to Harvard Business School, “increasing customer retention rates by 5% increases profits by 25% to 95%.”

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How to Manage Your Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage

7 Shifts

Before restaurants can record a profit, they need to take several expenses into account—inventory, kitchen equipment, building utilities, and of course, labor. As the demand for a higher minimum wage continues to grow on a state and a federal level, restaurant owners and managers are understandably paying more attention to their restaurant’s labor cost percentage.

Back to the Future: Why New Mover Direct Mail Still Outperforms Digital/Social/Email Marketing

Modern Restaurant Management

Direct Mail Marketing has been around just about as long as mailbox service to homes has been. Barring an apocalypse, there will always be direct mail. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you need to use it to get the word out about your restaurant.

Want Your Restaurant to Make More Cheddar?

A smarter POS system can help you drive revenue and increase profits—and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Download this free eBook to find out more.

15 Super Helpful How-To Articles for the Restaurant CEO

Aaron Allen & Associates

We’ve worked with executive leadership teams of some of the most successful established and emerging foodservice and hospitality companies around the world, supporting with strategic issues related to growth and expansion, performance optimization, brand strategy, marketing, due diligence, and how to enhance and maintain enterprise value.

10 Operational Challenges Restaurants Should Expect in 2020

Restaurant365

Becoming successful in the restaurant industry is difficult but staying ahead of operational challenges is even harder. To prepare for the new year, restaurant owners, operators, and managers need to start planning now. Here are the top 10 operational challenges restauranteurs should expect in 2020: 1. Finding and training staff. Employees determine the customer service experience in a restaurant.

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SUPPORT SMALL RESTAURANTS EVERYDAY

Culinary Cues

Every year, this weekend is the official time to celebrate small businesses.

RESTAURANTS WORKSHOPS

Food Business

When I ran my restaurant one of the many things that made ownership difficult was getting staff on the same page, so the guests’ experience is actually what you intended. That’s why there is value in workshops.

A Bigger Piece of Pie: Lessons on Going from Small Pizzeria to City Favorite

With the lessons in this eBook, your pizzeria can reach its full potential and create a path for long-term continued growth.

What Jobs are in Restaurants?

360Training

The restaurant industry is vibrant, active—and full of job opportunities. If you’re interested in a career in the restaurant industry, but don’t know where to start, this blog post is for you.

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10 Types Of Management Styles For Effective Leadership

Sling

Leadership skills, like most abilities in life, must be earned through practice and hard work. However, there are many different ways to be a good leader. In fact, great leaders often incorporate different types of management styles at different times. .

Restaurant Customer Experience 2020: What Customers Expect

Focus POS

Who is the next-generation customer and what are their expectations? Today’s diners are well-connected, tech savvy, and expect a high-quality restaurant customer experience—whether visiting a five-star restaurant, fast-casual, or the drive-through.

Top 5 Reasons To Attend The Restaurant Success Summit

Embrace the Suck

I have spoken at and attended hundreds of conferences, expos, and seminars. While each one had some great things, none had all three elements for success. The biggest thing lacking was a strategic plan with an accountability structure. So, I decided to create a conference that had all three: education + strategy + accountability. Say hello to The Restaurant Success Summit ™! Why should you attend? Here are the Top 5 Reasons you want to be there! You’re tired of not getting results.

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The Future of Your Business is Waiting––Learn How AI Can Make Your Restaurant's Digital Ordering Experience Better Than Ever

Artificial Intelligence may have felt like a gimmick in the past, but it's quickly becoming an essential tool in the restaurant industry. AI-operated ordering systems are more sophisticated than ever, streamlining the process for both your customers and your staff. In our free eBook, "How AI Is Humanizing the Restaurant Ordering Experience," we break down why it's time for your business to take the next big step forward, and outline how you can make AI a reality in your restaurant.

Restaurant Storytelling: 5 Tips to Drive Customer Engagement

Social Hospitality

Restaurant storytelling is one of the most powerful tools to drive customer engagement. People are now able to share their stories with a wider audience due to innovations in technology and trends in social media. Customers want to know you and the real story behind why you do what you do. If you’re wondering how to increase your restaurant sales and build brand loyalty, storytelling is key.

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7 Issues that Threaten the Franchisor and Franchisee Relationship

7 Shifts

A strong franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a thing of beauty. Clever marketing and strong branding from a restaurant’s corporate offices can boost sales for franchised restaurants.

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The Five Biggest Marketing Mistakes Made by Local Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant and hospitality sector is one of the largest industries in the world. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know how to market your restaurant the right way if you’re going to survive in such a crowded and competitive marketplace.

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