2021

6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

For most of its existence, restaurant marketing focused on a single goal: getting more people through the door. How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? That all changed in 2020.

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The Advantages of Connecting Your Restaurant Group’s Payroll and Accounting Systems

Restaurant365

Payroll and accounting are some of the most complex, and critical, responsibilities for a restaurant. It is especially important to get payroll correct, because it is a heavily regulated aspect of running a business. At the core, restaurant payroll is an accounting function.

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Four Ways the Pandemic Changed the Restaurant Industry that Won’t Change Back

Sante

A 4-Part Weekly Series by Buyers Edge Platform: Part 3 Increased Focus on Food-Based Margins, Overall Spending and Accounting Operators Continue Reading. First Press May 2021 Accounting Food-Based Margins Inventory Pandemic Restaurants

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Ambient Tech Is The Future of Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant technology adoption has accelerated throughout the pandemic, shifting digital tools from futuristic nice-to-haves into critical components of day-to-day operations.

Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

Restaurant Labor Costs Every Store Manager Should Track

Restaurant365

Your labor cost is one of the highest expenses for your restaurant, typically taking up to 25-35% of revenue. Many factors can increase restaurant labor costs: inefficient schedules, overtime hours, or even rising wages.

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Leveraging Back-office Restaurant Technology to Improve the Customer Experience

Restaurant365

Your back-office restaurant technology can be used to help grow both guest loyalty and your business. Restaurants are devoting time, energy, and marketing resources to improve the customer experience. However, the benefits of improving the customer experience go beyond just getting better reviews.

Restaurant Hiring: Navigating the Labor Shortage

7 Shifts

If you're having trouble finding great people to work in your restaurant, you're not alone. There's a labor shortage impacting the restaurant industry, made tougher by the pandemic.

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29 Proven Grand Opening Ideas For Small Businesses

Sling

Your business’s grand opening is a very exciting — and important, and nerve-wracking — time. It’s vital to get it just right in order to set the best tone for your business going forward.

Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry

Goliath Consulting

Since the start of the pandemic, safety measures such as social distancing, lockdowns and mask-wearing have completely changed our understanding of how consumers spend on food.

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.

BEFORE THE DINING EXPERIENCE TRY THE KITCHEN EXPERIENCE

Culinary Cues

The goal of every restaurant and every chef is to create memorable experiences for the guest. Somewhere in our internal job description is a desire, and even a need to build an environment of WOW!

Restaurant Management: A Recipe for Success

Focus POS

A Recipe for Successful Restaurant Management. Beat the Odds. The restaurant industry has always been competitive, and it’s challenging to make profits and stay solvent.

How to Develop a Customer Persona and Why it’s Important

Indoor Media

Creating a customer persona is a powerful tool for understanding your consumer base. It allows small businesses to create more effective marketing campaigns for their ideal customers. It allows them to speak directly with potential clients based on their goals and needs.

5 Effective Ways to Build Social Proof for Your Restaurant

Social Hospitality

Social proof is the idea human beings are conditioned to copy the actions of other people with whom they relate. It’s noticeable from a young age. A child that can barely walk or talk will naturally get drawn to other children playing. Teenagers get pressured into doing things by their friends.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

Top 4 Ghost Kitchens Compared

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Ghost kitchens, a delivery-only restaurant model with no physical space for dine-in, have become essential lifelines during the pandemic.

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Cline Family Cellars Introduces on-Premise Wines to support Post Covid-19 Restaurant Recovery

Sante

Family-owned and operated winery, Cline Family Cellars, is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of wines, SEVEN Continue Reading. First Press Vol. 25 No. 08 Cline Family Cellars Covid-19 restaurant recovery Seven Ranchlands

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Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now!

Embrace the Suck

The bad news : Here we are, waiting for the world to end. I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. I did not see this curveball coming. The good news : The world is not going to end!

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Restaurant365 and Compeat Prepare to Transform How Restaurants Operate

Restaurant365

Today, Restaurant365 announced the acquisition of Compeat , a well-known provider of restaurant back office, workforce, and business intelligence software. This is a big step for us, very exciting to me, and I wanted to tell you why we chose to do it. The goal.

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!

How to Open a Coffee Shop: The Ultimate Guide

7 Shifts

So you want to open up your very own coffee shop. We're all here for it! Coffee shops can be so much more than a place to grab a cup of joe and a croissant. They are places where friends and family gather, where ideas are formed and spread, and where important work gets done.

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Hire Now for the Holidays

Thrive POS

With the current difficulty in finding willing and able workers in today’s economy, it is time to start thinking of what kind of seasonal help you need.

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New Age Recruitment Marketing Channels for Today’s Competitive Restaurant Hires

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tight job market, to be competitive and stay top of mind of potential hires, it’s important to launch a holistic recruitment marketing strategy to support basic recruiting functions.

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES

Culinary Cues

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

Bar Software that Boosts Your Revenue

Focus POS

Bar Software that Boosts Your Revenue: How POS Affects Your Profits. As you’re thinking of ways to grow your business and increase your revenue, you may be working off a checklist. Have you hired quick and personable bartenders? Do you provide excellent music options?

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Why Truth in Advertising Matters

Indoor Media

Truth in advertising is of crucial importance. You’ve likely heard people talk about it before — it’s common sense.

How to Raise Restaurant Menu Prices without Negative Pushback

Ken Burgin

Inflation is back, following dramatic rises in energy costs, wages and all the food & beverage supplies we purchase. Operators still holding the price of meals to what they were 12 months ago are bearing the brunt of massive increases in the cost of ingredients. And profitability is suffering.

How Supporting Customer Facing Staff Helps with Employee Retention – Top 5 Tips

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. We all know that COVID-19 has changed the restaurant industry forever, but did you know it also changed patrons? Customers who have been cooped up at home for the past two years are anxious to get back to dining out.

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.

Chef Chat© – Nicholas Calias, CEC, WCEC, CCA

Sante

Chef Nick Calias has his own restaurant and also serves as Culinary Director for new of Boston's largest venue managers. Chef Chat March 2021 boston chef

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The Perfect Recruiting Plan

Embrace the Suck

If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff. Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing? Can they form a coherent sentence? Hired!

Essentials of Payroll Accounting for Restaurant Groups, Part 1

Restaurant365

How you run and track your payroll accounting has a significant impact on restaurant operations. From hiring and onboarding to running employee payments and paying taxes, payroll touches on many different parts of a restaurant business.