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.

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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.

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5 Sure-Fire Suggestions - Foodservice at its Finest

iSant

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?

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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.

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.

A RETURN TO KITCHEN WORK ETHIC

Culinary Cues

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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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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

CHEFS ARE ALL IN AND ALL OUT

Culinary Cues

Working very hard is not unique to foodservice – there are many careers that require extra-human effort, but very few that absolutely require individuals to be “all in”.

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Highlights of 2019

iSant

A Rich World of Hospitality, Brought to you by Santé. Emiliano De Laurentiis. 2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5 million followers with articles and podcasts.

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The biggest food delivery pain points and how to solve them

Deliverect

According to a recently published report by the NRA , restaurant sales will grow to $1.2 trillion by 2030 - a growth that's very much driven by off-premise orders.

Kitchen Display Systems: How Your Restaurant Can Benefit

Lavu

As a restaurateur, you want to provide your customers with the best dining experience you can. From placing orders to delivering the dishes and processing the bill, each step should be smooth and convenient.

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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.

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.

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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.

[Guide] Restaurant Management Tips & Tactics: 2019 Field Guide

7 Shifts

Every great restaurant has many parts that contribute to its success: delicious food, excellent customer service, an inviting atmosphere, and competent staff. But restaurant management is the glue that holds it all together.

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Famous Dave’s: A Quarter Century of BBQ Evolution

Modern Restaurant Management

Famous Dave's is one restaurant brand that evokes salivation satisfaction. Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Minneapolis-based restaurant franchise was founded on Dave Anderson's passion for BBQ.

What to Expect from xtraCHEF’s $7.5M Series A Round

Xtra Chef

This morning, xtraCHEF announced that we’ve raised $7.5M of funding in a Series A round led by MVP Capital with participation from existing investors ValueStream Ventures and Laconia Capital Group. You can read the full press release here.

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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.

SUPPORT SMALL RESTAURANTS EVERYDAY

Culinary Cues

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

The Birthplace of American Spirits

iSant

virginiaspirits-org_orig.jpeg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: The origins of American spirits in America featuring a taste of A. Smith Bowman's magical bourbon.

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Does getting into food delivery pay off?

Deliverect

With the whole restaurant industry getting on the delivery bandwagon, you may be feeling the heat and wondering if it’s time to jump on yourself. But is food delivery worth the investment? How much effort does it take?

3 Ways Restaurants Can be Philanthropic

Lavu

Every year, millions of dollars are donated to charities to help fund medical research, provide counseling, operate donation sites, and other philanthropic causes.

Bar Inventory Programs: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Bar and Restaurant Coach

Does your bar or restaurant operation have an inventory program or an ordering program? There are vast differences between the two. Often, people believe they are running an inventory program, or consider both practices one and the same.

The Formula For a Badass Brand!

Embrace the Suck

I recently gave an interview for Foodable TV about how to build a brand. You can create a brand that competes or one that dominates the market. The choice is yours. Follow this formula if you want to make your brand stand out in the market!

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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.