2021

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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. Adopting in-house technologies became necessary for restaurants to stay open throughout the pandemic, restart operations after temporary closures, and pivot services to maintain revenue while still following enhanced health and safety protocols.

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Why Culinary Programs Fail

Culinary Cues

There has never been a more important time for culinary schools than right now. Sure, I know how much the restaurant/foodservice industry is suffering and how many operations are shutting their doors as a result of avoiding decades of challenges brought to a head by the pandemic, but believe me when I say that this will change.

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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. At their best, they're an essential part of their community—a third place beyond work and the home.

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The 20 Best Ways To Improve Motivation In The Workplace

Sling

Motivation is defined as the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Motivation in the workplace is no different. It’s your employee’s desire or willingness to produce great work. And when you think about it that way, it’s the holy grail that all managers strive for. So how exactly do you motivate your team? In this article, the experts at Sling share 12 tips to help you keep your employees motivated, engaged, and productive.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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5 technology trends to consider for your restaurant

Typsy

As your restaurant looks forward to offering in-person dining again, you may want to try innovative approaches to customer experience. With new safety regulations coming into force and new technologies becoming available, now is the time to adapt and change the way your venue operates. Even though investing in technology can be a little daunting at first, it will help improve your customer service as well as help your restaurant grow and succeed.

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How Restaurants Are Using Data and Analytics to Increase Profits

The Eat Restaurant

As digitization reshapes the functional and operational outlook of the restaurant industry, major independents and franchisees alike are clinging to data in the hope that it’ll help them succeed in this modern business landscape.

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21 Restaurant Interior Design & Decor Ideas to Inspire You in 2021

Touch Bistro

To offer a truly immersive dining experience, let your guests indulge more than just their taste buds the next time they visit your restaurant. Whip up a feast for the eyes with restaurant interior design that wows your customers, while building brand recognition and loyalty. The best restaurant interior design creates an atmosphere that’s an extension of your brand and allows you to make a powerful first impression.

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Why Customers Love Smaller Menus

Restaurant Engine

You’ll find offering your customers a smaller menu, they’ll order more because it’s easier to decide. When it comes to the restaurant menu , many restaurant owners tend to think bigger and longer is better. While this may work for a few select restaurants, we want you to know smaller menus are often better for you and generate more revenue.

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Radical Hospitality, the Next Pivot in How Restaurants Get Staffed

Black Box Intelligence

Contributed By Joni Doolin, Co-Founder, Board Member, Advisor at Black Box Intelligence. The perfect storm of massive job losses, social unrest and racial tensions, significant and aggressive compensation competition from other service sector employers, continuing struggles with childcare and the lingering fear of C OVID -19 has made one thing clear; our workforce may never be the same.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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How to Advertise Your App on Facebook: 8 Essential Steps

App Institute

Facebook is a hugely popular platform for digital advertisers. Estimates suggest it has a 19.6 percent share of all digital adverts in the U.S. This is second only to Google, which has around 37.2 percent of the U.S. market. There are some excellent reasons for Facebook’s popularity. The platform allows you to target ads to. Read More. The post How to Advertise Your App on Facebook: 8 Essential Steps appeared first on AppInstitute.

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Digital Solutions Keep Restaurant Doors Open

Modern Restaurant Management

Throughout her career, Ellen Linardi has been driven by the passion to build products that help small businesses hold their own against big companies.That desire fueled the Global Head of Product for Clover and her team to help restaurant owners struggling during the pandemic pivot operations and compete in the now digital-first world. In just three weeks, they created a native solution that allowed Clover restaurant merchants to enable online ordering for delivery or curbside pickup.

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Jennifer Nowicki; Creator of Cultivate Taste, A Tea Salon

T-Ching

Jennifer Nowicki, creator and owner of her new tea salon, Cultivate Taste, is not new to owning a tea shop. But creating a new startup in a new location while facing the challenges of an unpredictable pandemic is a new challenge. In her interview today, she shares thoughts on that process. Photo by Stephanie Krubsack […]. The post Jennifer Nowicki; Creator of Cultivate Taste, A Tea Salon appeared first on T Ching.

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The Food Media Needs To Do Better

The Restaurant Manifesto

Restaurant critics and food writers are already back to promoting stale narratives. The post The Food Media Needs To Do Better appeared first on The Restaurant Manifesto.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Eminem Surprises Fans At The Opening Of His 'Mom's Spaghetti' Restaurant In Detroit

The Salt

The shop, named after a line in his seminal song "Lose Yourself," is in the rappers hometown. It's a brick-and-mortar version of a pop-up shop Eminem's team started in 2017.

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How Restaurants Evolve in the War for Talent in 2021 and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

As we continue to move past the fallout from the pandemic there will be a growing reliance on technology within every aspect of the operation and companies can be ready to take advantage, but they must start now or be left behind. Outside of adapting new technologies to tackle ordering and delivery, one area that is evolving and showing great promise is in the war for talent.

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Self-Ordering Kiosks: One Solution to the Current Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

The food and beverage industry is on a hiring frenzy. With pandemic-related restrictions being eased and dine-in being allowed again, restaurant owners are in need of a lot of staff. The April 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover summary issued by The Department of Labor showed that restaurants added almost 350,000 new job openings since March, bringing the sector’s total number of job openings as of April to 1.34 million.

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Three Simple Ways Restaurants Can Embrace IoT in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

With the new year just around the corner, many restaurants are deciding how they can enhance their operations going forward. While there is plenty of technology out there to optimize your establishment, one food service trend is becoming a mainstay: Internet of Things. Internet of Things, or IoT for short, lets one digital device communicate with multiple devices over an internet connection without human intervention.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Four Key Predictions for Restaurant Tech

Modern Restaurant Management

The nature of restaurant management is a pendulum; each year operators swing back and forth to prepare for challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. While 2022 may bring new problems, at its heart, it still follows the same cycle of preparation and prevention. Reviewing the market landscape is a great way to get ahead of the competition. Read on for our key predictions to help operators get a leg up.

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How QR Code Technology Can Help Restaurants Beyond Menus and Ordering

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants across the country are returning to pre-pandemic operations. Dining rooms are open, and tables are at 100 percent capacity in most states. However, based on the spread of the delta variant, shifting mask guidance from the CDC, differing local government regulations (such as Los Angeles County’s current indoor mask requirement regardless of vaccination status) and low vaccination rates in various states , restaurant operations are still far from normal.

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Boost Your Restaurant Business with Five Local Marketing Tips

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has ravaged many businesses in the country and few industries were hit as hard as the restaurant industry. Thousands upon thousands of restaurants were forced to close for safety reasons, some permanently. Now more than ever, restaurant owners need to improve the way dining places are run to survive these uncertain times. Consumers and customers have changed their behavior due to the events of the previous year.

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How the Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Way We Eat

Modern Restaurant Management

With many restaurants closed for in-person dining on and off throughout the pandemic, the food service industry shifted to delivery and takeout as a business imperative. According to SEC filings, food delivery apps experienced tremendous growth in 2020 earning a combined $5.5 billion in revenue from April through September of 2020—compared with $2.5 billion from the same period in 2019.

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2024 Restaurant Spending Trends to Stay Ahead of the Curve

How do you stay on top of what your customers are expecting when they step through your doors? Do you know what’s on their mind? How are you going to account for what they’re planning on doing months from now? As we head into 2024, price-related issues are still top-of-mind for restaurant customers after the inflation boom earlier this year. In this new report, we give you the latest insights on consumer spending trends, attitudes on tipping, and how you can respond.

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Is Contactless Forever?

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought endless changes to the restaurant industry, but perhaps the most significant has been the rise of the contactless dining experience. The pandemic forced restaurants to adapt to not only a new, leaner business model but also to new consumer behavior. With customers opting for alternatives to dine-in, restaurants adapted to build solutions to offer takeout, delivery and curbside pickup options.

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Leveraging IoT Solutions to Protect Profit Margins

Modern Restaurant Management

With profit margins ranging on average from three to nine percent , restaurants are continually looking to keep costs down. How do restaurant operators find efficiencies to minimize costs without degrading quality or service? The industry has since entered recovery mode , but returning to pre-pandemic levels won’t be easy. Consumers have shown interest in returning to restaurants, but it’s a slow march, not a cavalcade.

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Five Reasons Restaurants Are Upgrading Tech in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

After the rollercoaster of the last year and a half, the restaurant industry is moving forward with making upgrades they put off because of the disruption COVID-19 created. The trends the industry had in 2019 toward improved tech stacks, better reporting, and streamlined operations can’t wait any longer, and restaurants are finding the budget to put toward technology again.

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Digital Marketing Tips to Attract More Valentine’s Day Diners

Modern Restaurant Management

The National Retail Federation estimates that 41 percent of consumers will celebrate Valentine’s day with a special dinner or celebration at home. Valentine’s Day is often a busy time for restaurants, but many are now dealing with various challenges amid the pandemic, like no indoor dining or limited capacity as well as more customers opting for carry out.

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali