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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. “While the world’s workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change, the practice of management has fallen behind how people work, live,

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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. How does this revolving door affect the restaurant industry? Turnover creates more than just financial repercussions.

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A RETURN TO KITCHEN WORK ETHIC

Culinary Cues

Say what you will about the craziness of kitchen life, the relentless hours that drive people away from the business, the somewhat unorthodox behavior of some who wear the white jacket and tie on an apron; the stress, heat, humidity, cuts and burns, swollen feet and back cramps; and the anxiety that comes from not knowing what each day or night will bring – it’s still an exciting place to work.

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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. Success in the restaurant industry is notoriously difficult, and one main factor is that restaurants, even from the beginning, underestimate the amount of capital it takes to run operations.

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The Buyer’s Guide to HR & Payroll Technology

Choosing an HCM partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make because time is one of your company’s most strategic assets. How do you want to spend your time?

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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. . This has the potential to be stressful – but it doesn’t need to be. By making the necessary preparations, its impact on your coffee shop and its bottom line will be kept to a minimum.

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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!

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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. Through more than 2,000 senior-level engagements, we’ve consolidated some insights related to the most pressing questions our clients come to us wi

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How Social Media Launched the Acai Berry Craze

Social Hospitality

The Acai berry market expands across the globe. According to Kenneth Research (September 2019), the Acai berry market was valued at $712 million in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate of 12.71% between 2018-2025. The Acai berry market ‘s fast growth has a lot to do with social media. Have you seen the rate at which people post photos of their vibrant purple smoothie bowls?

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How to Reduce Restaurant Wait Times

Focus POS

In a hospitality environment, restaurant wait times are always a top concern for restaurant operators and customers alike. Long wait times can cause customer satisfaction to take a nose dive, and it doesn’t take an hour-long wait to do that. Even moderate wait times can cause customers to second-guess whether they made the right decision by choosing your restaurant.

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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. . In this post, the experts at Sling will share 10 types of management styles for effective leadership so that you can take your management skills—and your business—to the next level.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Tops in Global Cuisine and Tips for Tots

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features The American Food Association, Branch and Delaget, Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Popmenu, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, ParTech, Casio America, Radobank, Koomi and Helios, Cudos, Postmates and TGI Fridays and Catania Oils. The American Food Association, the hosting organization for The Global Cuisine Awards (GCA), announces the winners of The 3rd GCA in five gourmet cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New Orl

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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. In turn, this gives franchisors more money from royalty fees, which creates a mutually beneficial cycle for restaurant success. However, with the highs usually come the lows.

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SUPPORT SMALL RESTAURANTS EVERYDAY

Culinary Cues

Every year, this weekend is the official time to celebrate small businesses. In preparation for the holiday gift giving season it was somehow decided that it was appropriate to recognize those private businesses within your community by stopping in to say hello, thank them for all that they do, and spend a little money. After paying that small bit of tribute it is back to business as usual – spending money with the familiarity of chains, well known and heavily advertised brands, and buy on-line

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The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

Trends that will shape the future of your food and hospitality projects for 2020. Trends are no longer limited to the cuisines on offer or the style of service. The ‘whole experience’ is what matters. Customers have feelings, opinions and are savvy when it comes to choosing where to spend their money. However, food and service will always be at the heart of hospitality.

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The Buyer’s Guide to HR & Payroll Technology

Choosing an HCM partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make because time is one of your company’s most strategic assets. How do you want to spend your time?

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Barista vs Machine: The Role of High-Tech Coffee Shop Equipment

Perfect Daily Grind

Try to imagine a coffee shop without a barista. Now try to imagine it without an espresso machine. Which seems the most improbable? Machines have been a quintessential part of the coffee shop for over a century, while the smiling barista has become a cliché both in and outside of the coffee industry. But as machinery keeps developing and our customer service and coffee expectations grow, what roles do the two play?

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How we reached 2,000,000 processed orders

Deliverect

In August '19, Deliverect reached the 1 million processed orders milestone, after having been in business for only 10 months. We're super excited that now, just 4 months later, we’ve just hit 2 million processed orders! We couldn’t have done it without the talented and passionate people who work for and with us. We’ll share a few other secrets to our success.

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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 ™!

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How to Rock 2020 (5 Best Bar + Restaurant New Year’s Resolutions)

Buzztime Business

Make 2020 your best year yet!!! Here are the top bar and restaurant goals to set and a step by step guide on how to achieve these New Year's resolutions. The post How to Rock 2020 (5 Best Bar + Restaurant New Year’s Resolutions) appeared first on Buzztime.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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5 Tech-Savvy Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Sales

Social Hospitality

It can be tricky to find new ways to improve your restaurant sales. Ambitious brick-and-mortar business must adapt to digital advances in order to profit. Running a restaurant business means keeping up with challenges as well as emerging tech. Instead of thinking about technology as a necessary evil, embrace it and utilize it to facilitate certain processes.

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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. As a restaurateur, understanding where the bar is set, is the first step toward capitalizing on the customer journey.

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10 Effects Of Working Night Shifts (And How To Combat Them)

Sling

In many industries, the night shift is a necessary part of the regular workday. Businesses operate through the night to produce as much volume as possible and meet the demands of the market. But employees tasked with working these irregular shifts for prolonged periods of time can suffer from a variety of health issues. What are these issues? And what can be done to prevent them from happening?

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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. In this article we’re going to look at five marketing mistakes that many restaurant owners make and show you how to avoid falling into the same traps yourself. 1.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Restaurant Revenue Management: 3 Killer Strategies to Boost Sales

7 Shifts

Grow your restaurant's revenue with these three powerful restaurant revenue management strategies. Maybe you're here because your restaurant isn't making enough revenue and you need a solution to avoid having to close your doors. Or, perhaps your restaurant's thriving, and you're searching for a few strategies to help boost sales. Regardless of your reasons for being here, the solution to your problem remains the same: Better restaurant revenue management.

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WORKING IN A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN IS BASIC TRAINING FOR LIFE

Culinary Cues

I vividly remember flying out of Buffalo, New York in 1971 for Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson. It was, ironically, my first time on a plane and considering that this was at the peak of the Vietnam War, I was doubly nervous. It had been my second year in college when in the first draft lottery – my number came up as 17. I managed to sign up for a National Guard Unit and at least felt that after “Basic” I could count on staying away from the jungle.

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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. Below, we’re reviewing some of the most common jobs in the restaurant industry and what they entail. This way, you can decide which job is right for you!

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How to Manage Staff Discipline in Your Café

Perfect Daily Grind

People visit cafés for their coffee, but whether they’ll stay comes down to the service they’ll receive. . Having the right staff in your café is critical for making sure customers return. So, it can be a major problem if a team member is underperforming, not meeting standards of conduct, or continually absent. In most cases, you’ll be able to resolve issues and maintain discipline through effective management and training. .

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Using AI to Support Restaurant Workers, Not Replace Them

Artificial Intelligence continues to dominate conversations around technology. The transformative potential for this technology is massive. Virtually no industry is siloed from the possibilities of artificial intelligence, including restaurants. All new technologies come with a degree of uncertainty. Considering AI’s disruptive potential, many in the restaurant industry have feelings ranging from curiosity to concern regarding what these advancements might mean for the workers powering restauran

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Three Ways to Improve Your Inventory Management as You Scale

Crunchtime

Your inventory management operations play a critical role in how well you optimize and maintain your food costs. As your restaurant grows and your inventory becomes more complex, it can be harder to maintain the level of inventory management efficiency you had at a smaller scale. However, following these three basic best practices will go a long way towards maintaining efficient inventory management and optimizing food costs at any size.

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Guest Blog: How a Mobile POS Can Increase Restaurant Revenue

Restaurant365

Your servers are constantly on the go – every second matters when it comes to turning tables and providing high-quality service to your guests. A mobile POS can help any restaurant looking to improve server productivity, increase revenue, and overall streamline their front of house operations. What is a Mobile POS? A mobile POS (or MPOS) is a handheld version of a standard cloud-based POS terminal.

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Recipe for the Perfect Schedule

Hot Schedules

Blog. Recipe for the Perfect Schedule. Want to make a crowd-pleasing schedule? The right ingredients make all the difference. T here are many ingredients that go into the perfect schedule, and every manager relies on a slightly different recipe. For many, it’s not an easy thing to whip up, but because they make schedules all the time, they’ve found a method that works well enough.

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10 Tips to Effectively Control Restaurant Food Costs

Lavu

With margins slim and competition fierce, restaurants need to keep their operating expenses under control to remain in business. A profitable restaurant typically has food costs between 28 and 35 percent , making food one of the biggest expenses. Restaurants that succeed in improving their food costs without immediately resorting to band-aid strategies like raising their menu prices or trying to work with less staff gain a tremendous competitive advantage.

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Maximizing Profits: Boost Your Profit Margin With Restaurant Tech

Running a restaurant is hard work, so it can be discouraging when you see how little of that work shows up in your bottom line. In our white paper “Maximizing Profits,” we show how you can improve your restaurant profit margins by implementing flexible technology. Because hard work can’t cut the fees from third-party delivery apps or get orders in and out of the kitchen to your guests faster.