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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Forget Canning, and Get Yourself a Chinese Pickle Crock

EATER

The porcelain wonder uses a moat of saltwater to create a natural seal In the 1970s, archaeologists in China stumbled across the 2,000-year-old tomb of a noblewoman from the Han dynasty. Known as Lady Dai , she was surrounded by lavish clothes, jewelry, and the remnants of her last banquet. Among the haul she was taking into the afterlife was a collection of pickle jars and a thick manuscript of corresponding pickle recipes.

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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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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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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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The Restaurant Labor Shortage Was Inevitable

The Restaurant Manifesto

Stimulus payments aren't the only thing keeping workers on the sidelines. The post The Restaurant Labor Shortage Was Inevitable appeared first on The Restaurant Manifesto.

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

The Salt

Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.

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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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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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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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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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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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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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Join Full Course Navigator: Your Path to Professional Growth in Restaurant Leadership

Full Course Foundation is dedicated to nurturing excellence in restaurant leadership. Our Navigator program offers a wide range of resources tailored for professional growth. From high-quality training to personalized coaching, Navigator equips restaurant leaders with the tools they need to thrive in their careers. Unlock your potential with three months FREE access to Navigator by Full Course!

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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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The Delta Variant: How to Leverage Tech to Sustain Restaurant Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

Amid all the unknowns COVID-19 has served up over the past year and a half, a few certainties have emerged. Within the hospitality industry, there is universal agreement that restaurants have been through the ringer. And it doesn’t appear the ups and downs of this pandemic will end anytime soon. With delta variant cases surging and a second pandemic winter looming, restaurants are desperately trying to sustain and fuel their recoveries.

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Seven Top Restaurant Marketing Ideas And Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

While your restaurant may feature a diverse menu, delicious food, a great ambiance, and excellent customer service, you will still struggle to build a customer base without promoting it. The fact is that running a successful restaurant is more than just offering good food and good service. Providing top-quality food and service should remain your restaurant’s foremost priority, but you also need to get the word out and attract new customers.

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AI, COVID and the Acceleration of Digital Transformation for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

According to The Enterprises Project , digital transformation can be defined as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure.

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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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Using Technology to Combat the Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

Every industry felt the impact of the labor crunch during the pandemic and now, as recovery efforts are underway, businesses are struggling to recover employees quickly enough to meet the rise in demand. Particularly impacted by the staffing shortage, restaurants are struggling to beat the labor crisis, with staffing shortages felt in both back-of-house and front-of-house staff.

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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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Scheduling Strategies to Prevent Employee Burnout and Survive This Holiday Season

Modern Restaurant Management

In the last few months, restaurants across the country from San Francisco to Cape Cod have announced closures to give staff a much-needed mental health break. Most restaurant owners would be loath to shutter their doors, especially as customer demand has jumped compared to 2020. But more demanding, less patient customers, combined with a mass exodus of restaurant workers, are leaving those employees who choose to remain in the industry strained to the limit.

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Win Back the Customer Relationship: Why Mobile Apps Are the Golden Ticket

Modern Restaurant Management

There’s no denying consumer behavior has fundamentally shifted over the last couple of years, and it’s transformed the landscape of the restaurant industry along with it. Indeed, we’ve entered a new era of customer habits –– much of it catalyzed by the pandemic, but some of which was already beginning to take shape even prior.

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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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How to Diversify Your Brand by Adapting Plant-Based Food Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

With today’s food trends moving toward the direction of fresh, healthy, local, and sustainable, the term “plant-based” continues to enter the conversation on every playing field. Plant-based food businesses, events, and pop-ups are frequently entering the market and it has become exceedingly clear that this is not just a fad. Often associated with the term “Vegan”, plant-based foods have evolved and now target all types of eaters: vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians,

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Restaurant Supply Chain Management: New Era, New Measures

Modern Restaurant Management

The turmoil caused by the pandemic has disrupted global supply chains more than any other period in recent history. It has highlighted the critical importance of evolving supply chain systems to be more responsive and agile to the changing dynamics around us – which the past two years have been extensive. As diners return to their favorite restaurants, bars, and other eating establishments, restaurateurs are feeling the strain put on the food supply chain.

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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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How Important Is Professional Photography for Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

There are millions of food pictures on Instagram at this very moment. In fact, there’s a psychology behind “foodstagramming” that restaurateurs shouldn’t ignore. People like to share where they are, how good their food looks, and whether it lives up to the hype. When you’re in the restaurant business, it’s not enough to let your customers share pictures for you.

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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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Liquor Licensing 101 for Restaurants in Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

As restaurants hire new employees, they are finding it more difficult to come across experienced workers who can also train other team members. A major pain point for our clients has been navigating regulatory compliance issues such as corporate officer updates, alcohol license and permit renewals, and training team members in proper alcohol service protocol.

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Restaurants Pivot to the new ‘Post-COVID’ Consumer Behavior Patterns

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry took the brunt of the pandemic’s economic and societal impact and is now being asked to respond to the permanently changed consumer landscape. As the world grapples with the next wave of COVID-19, businesses are confronted with product and labor shortages, a sudden increase in ecommerce and a variety of shifting consumption patterns.

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Simple Tips for Delivering Exceptional Post-Pandemic Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

As we return to in-person dining across the country, restaurants are facing yet another challenge: delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX) for guests who come with high expectations after more than a year stuck at home. Not only is there a ripe opportunity to attract formerly takeout-only customers for in-person dining, but an opportunity to enhance customer experience for all customers and differentiate from the competition.

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The Keys to Offering Both In-House and Third-Party Delivery

Modern Restaurant Management

Delivery is an essential part of restaurants nowadays, which is why there are more restaurants partnering with third-party delivery services, even if they already have their own in-house delivery. But the only thing harder than managing one delivery system is simultaneously managing two. By using these tips, you can learn how to successfully manage both your in-house and third-party delivery.

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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