Why Florida fast casual brand doubled down on mobile marketing

50 Mistakes

Earlier this year, the marketing solutions company polled dozens of QSR and fast casual restaurant owner/operators to uncover what was missing in their marketing strategies.

7 Different Types of Restaurant Establishments (Did you know all these?)

Bingage

Fast Food Restaurants. They are traditionally what consumers call fast food. Fast food is prepared and served quickly and inexpensively. The fast-food sector contains a number of popular franchises, including McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC and Wendy’s. Casual Dining.

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Are We Growing Too Fast?

Aaron Allen & Associates

While we often say it’s easier to ride a wild stallion (in this case a fast-growing restaurant chain) than drag a dead horse (one that’s not growing at all) — the big question that many restaurant chains need to answer is: how fast should we be growing? The post Are We Growing Too Fast?

Fast-Track Your Profitability with a Food Cost Calculator

Marketman

If you’re a casual restaurant, where pasta dishes fly out your kitchen’s door, you’re food cost percentage should be around 28%. Let’s go back to our previous example between a casual restaurant and a fine dining establishment.

Fast-Track Your Profitability with a Food Cost Calculator

Marketman

If you’re a casual restaurant, where pasta dishes fly out your kitchen’s door, you’re food cost percentage should be around 28%. Let’s go back to our previous example between a casual restaurant and a fine dining establishment.

How Data POS Integration Helps Restaurants Grow Their Business

The Eat Restaurant

The growth of fast casual chains is one of the most important trends in the restaurant industry in the last decade.

Restaurant Customer Experience 2020: What Customers Expect

Focus POS

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. Who is the next-generation customer and what are their expectations?

5 of the Most Influential US Restaurateurs

Lavu

For popularizing casual dining and showing us the possibilities of lettuce. . His work with Chili’s created a space for the casual dining concept that T.G.I. For prioritizing nutrition and good quality in fast food. .

Optimizing the Candidate Experience in Five Simple Ways

Modern Restaurant Management

Hiring trends are consistent with other restaurants located in those specific areas, whether fast-casual, full-service, family-style or quick-service. Someone applying for an hourly front-of-house position in a fast-casual restaurant will not find this quality appealing.

5 Tips for Using Signage to Attract Customers

50 Mistakes

​From fast food to fast casual, the right signs and visual graphics can help heat up business.

How to Manage Your Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage

7 Shifts

Fast casual: 28.9%. Casual: 33.2%. Upscale casual: 30.4%. Notice that quick service and fast casual restaurants’ labor cost percentage is below 30%.

Food Cost Management: Learn How to Trim the Fat

The Restaurant Group

Food cost goals change depending what style of food service you provide; fast food, fast casual, casual dining, or fine dining. Food Cost Management. Not much can spell disaster for a food establishment faster than high or fluctuating food cost. With a food cost range of 28 to 35 percent , it is important to first determine what segment your restaurant caters to, then, dig into the grunt work.

xtraCHEF Recipe Card: David Wilkes

Xtra Chef

Before working at xtraCHEF, I operated all different restaurant concepts – from fast casual to full service – around Manhattan. Explain your role at xtraCHEF. I am an Account Manager.

Guide to Understanding Restaurant Kiosks

Lavu

Customers want to make their orders and have their food delivered as fast as possible. For some of the major fast-food establishments, the self-service kiosk has become the norm to meet the increasing customer demands. What You Need to Know About Restaurant Kiosks.

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Restaurant Trends: Top Predictions for the Coming Decade

Modern Restaurant Management

They want a flexible, fast, customized, and “frictionless” dining experience — one without the “drag” of unnecessary steps or interactions. Want a lightning-fast grab-and-go experience? Well, that puts fast-casual out of the running.

Food delivery management software 101

Deliverect

Online ordering management software can be used by independent and small restaurants, restaurant chains , coffee shops, quick-service restaurants and fast-casual restaurants alike - in short, every kind of food business that offers delivery as a service.

Fewer Seats, More Shelves: How Restaurants are Preparing for the Takeout Order Boom

LevelUp

Now, it is crucial that quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants offer the ability to order online. Since 2014, online ordering for pickup and delivery has grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic.

Does getting into food delivery pay off?

Deliverect

That’s because the biggest bottle neck (especially in fast casual restaurants) is almost never in the kitchen, but in the front of house. 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.

5 Ways America’s Restaurant Industry Has Changed Over the Last Decade

Single Platform

A CNN Money report from mid 2008 noted that casual dining chains were taking a major hit as people turned to cheaper food alternatives. Fast-casual chains like sweetgreen and Dig Inn pride themselves on mindful farm-sourced menu items that include rotating seasonal selections.

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3 Steps to Determining Your Ideal Customer

Cheetah

The younger group is likely to go for fast food that is quick, easily accessible and cheap, whereas families will prefer casual dining in less crowded or hazardous places. Of course, 40 year old couples also eat fast food and 20 year olds can certainly enjoy fine dining.

Reducing the Drama When Staff Resign

Ken Burgin

She moved fast to cover the gap, and reflecting on it later, said: Part of the problem is that most staff don’t know how to resign or handle these situations professionally … Sound familiar? For casual or hourly staff, we request one week’s notice, or longer if possible.

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How to Respond to Negative Reviews

LevelUp

For example, Grubhub’s Just in Time flow is perfect for quick-serve or fast-casual restaurants with fast prep times, as it ensures your food is prepared and ready to be picked up right as the delivery driver is arriving.

3 Steps to Determining Your Ideal Customer

Cheetah

The younger group is likely to go for fast food that is quick, easily accessible and cheap, whereas families will prefer casual dining in less crowded or hazardous places. Of course, 40 year old couples also eat fast food and 20 year olds can certainly enjoy fine dining.

2019 Restaurant Trend Report

Goliath Consulting

The desire for convenience and the popularity of fast-casual dining remains important to diners in this new year. In addition, several fast-casual restaurants are now using “luxury ingredients” in their simply fashioned foods in order to provide quality as well as convenience. Each new year brings new trends. In the Food Service industry, 2019 is bringing in its own wave of fresh trends!

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Nickel and Dine: How to Stay in Control of Your Food Costs

Margin Edge

In fast-casual and full-service environments, scrutinizing plates as they come across the pass, or having a manager check prep and line cooks’ waste can help identify portioning and prep issues. Fast Casual: Waste Not, Want Not, Profit More.

How Restaurant CEO Priorities are Evolving in 2020

Aaron Allen & Associates

Foodservice has significant growth potential and is relatively “recession-proof” (after all, people will always eat), though increased saturation and ensuing consumer trends have resulted in plenty of companies — particularly casual dining operators — struggling.

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Why Outsource Management of Your Restaurant?

Goliath Consulting

With our customized team approach and decades of industry experience, Goliath Consulting is ready to handle every concept from fast casual counter service to full service fine dining. Management companies provide restaurants with a franchise like operating system without having a franchise agreement.

Effectively Targeting and Marketing to Gen Z

Modern Restaurant Management

Marketing trends, mobile data insights show that Gen Z has a considerable appetite for restaurants, clean eating, fast-casual, and exciting twists on healthy dining options.

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Find out How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage

Lavu

Although the ideal percentage differs depending on the restaurant industry (quick service, fast-casual, dining, or fast food restaurants), the lower it is the better the restaurant’s bottom-line. Learn How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage.

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Decade of Disruption: Restaurant Insiders Dish What’s on the Plate

Modern Restaurant Management

In the short term, it’s QSR that will experience labor improvement, then fast-casual. Restaurants will become increasingly casual. Today, those that use kiosks or table-top ordering, for example, primarily operate in the QSR or Family Dining/Casual segments.

A Yum! Habit, Chasing DoorDash and BellaBot

Modern Restaurant Management

parent company of fast-casual restaurant chain The Habit Burger Grill, for approximately $375 million in a cash transaction. “As a fast-casual concept with strong unit economics, The Habit Burger Grill is a fantastic addition to the Yum!

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Restaurant Industry Growth

Aaron Allen & Associates

We receive thousands of inquiries each year from every corner of the foodservice industry and from all around the globe. There are some common patterns in what we’re being asked. Some of most frequent questions include: What regions and categories are driving growth?

How to Open a Restaurant: 3 key areas to focus on

Kounta

A Fast-Casual? The Restaurant is Fast-Casual; service is relaxed, guests order via built-in tablets, the tables turn frequently, and meals are on tables within 15 minutes of ordering.

Restaurateurs, Are You Engaging Gen Z?

Focus POS

While fast-casual is their preferred dining option, 67% of Gen Z also care about the nutritional content of their food. Gen Z, those born after 1998—successors to Millennials—are estimated to have a buying power of $44 billion. Gen Z commands an estimated 40% of all consumer shopping.

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By restaurateurs for restaurateurs: Advice for opening in 2020

7 Shifts

Fine dining, fast casual, etc.) Are you opening a restaurant in 2020? Congrats! ?? And good luck. It’s going to be the ride of your life.

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Four Industry Trends to Boost Your Restaurant Business

Modern Restaurant Management

This might mean weaving elements of fast-casual dining into your design. Growing your restaurant business means being ready for a shifting market. Demand for restaurant services is often dictated by the economic health of a region.

TransAct Furthers Momentum for Acceptance of BOHA! Software and Hardware Ecosystem Through Agreement With Local Convenience Store Operator

Transact

Terminal to support the customer’s fast-casual café concept. Convenience Store Operator to Deploy BOHA! Terminal and App Across 21 Locations. HAMDEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec.

RESTAURANT365® RECOGNIZES NEW CERTIFIED PARTNERS

Restaurant365

The company has many single unit clients, all the way through hospitality concepts with over 60 units from all segments of the industry, including QSR, fast casual, upscale casual and fine dining. Paperchase clients can be found across the globe and boast a total of 15+ Michelin Star resultants along with popular fast casual concepts with an awesome client service team of 750+ employees worldwide, with two corporate offices in NY and London.

EAT. DRINK.EVERYWHERE

Future Food

Home deliverers, QSR and smart casual dining are continuing to be the big players in the growth of our shopping centres, retail precincts and mixed-use developments.

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40 Iconic Restaurants That No Longer Exist

50 Mistakes

In 1971, the building where fast food was born was demolished and turned into an unofficial museum for the chain by restaurateur Albert Okura. The affordable and casual Mexican dining experience hadn't been done before and people loved it.

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The Most Challenging Restaurant Industry Technology Trends of 2018

Gecko Hospitality

Several fast-food, quick-service and casual full-service restaurants have introduced touchscreen kiosks or tabletop tablets for automated ordering. Every industry is being revolutionized by evolving and newly emerging technologies these days.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Sandwiches Up North and Taco John’s Gets Aggressive

Modern Restaurant Management

The drive-thru feature is a first for the fast casual brand, which has previously focused on eat-in cafés and kiosks. “Fazoli’s is at the forefront of the fast-casual Italian category,” Milliken said.

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Customer Service Trends in the Restaurant Industry to Look For in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

Unlike before, when you had to memorize the delivery numbers of your favorite fast-food chains, you can now order in with just a click. Thanks to the arrival of food delivery applications, the casual diner can now satisfy his or her cravings whenever he or she pleases.