Best Practices for Outdoor Dining All Year Long

Modern Restaurant Management

Outdoor dining is still top of mind as owners want to keep employees and customers safe and have questions about maintaining outdoor spaces in inclement weather. If allowable by law, run gas to the area to fuel heaters. How much should a restaurant invest in outdoor dining necessities?

Restaurant Runaways: How to Get Your Money

Modern Restaurant Management

There are many cases of people running away from a restaurant without paying for the meal they have had. There are just as many reasons why people dine and dash without thinking about the potential of getting a criminal record. What are the penalties for restaurant runaways?

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MRM at Five: What Issues Have Impacted Restaurants?

Modern Restaurant Management

What issues have affected the industry over the last five years in the topics of marketing, design, operations, law, finance, technology and equipment? environments and are now seen everywhere from fine dining to counter service and everywhere in between.

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2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant industry has a loaded plate as 2021 picks up steam – especially from an insurance and financial protection point of view. That process is going slowly, much to the restaurant sector’s dismay. Many restaurants will be filing for insurance based on COVID losses.

What Now? COVID-19 Survival Guide for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak effect on the restaurant industry, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine is compiling a list of resources available for restaurant owners, operators and managers. We're encouraging everyone to put these bonds to work and save restaurants!"

Are You Dining Out Again?

EATER

While everything seemed as safe as possible — masks on everyone, distance between the tables, no overcrowding — I’m keenly aware that many restaurant workers in New York feel uncomfortable serving customers, even outside, in the middle of a pandemic where cases and deaths are still rising.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-July 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM Research Roundup features the latest news on restaurant recovery, delivery trends, top ice cream toppings and the ideal "delivery doughnut." Enthusiasm for getting back to bars and restaurants is translating into higher spend. Top Restaurant Brands.

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As Your Restaurant Rolls with the Punches of COVID-19, Keep These Tips in Sight 

Modern Restaurant Management

The normalcy of customers coming in the doors for a night of dining or even a casual lunch feels like a vision of the distant past. Even if your restaurant is located in a state or county where reopening has begun, in most areas, capacity restrictions are still in place.

September/October 2020 and Elections Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. Under California law, app-based gig workers would have been considered employees.

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November/December 2020 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. For the most part, courts have upheld dining restrictions due to public safety concerns.

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MRM Research Roundup: Year-End 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Top Restaurant Trends. BentoBox released its comprehensive 2020 Restaurant Trend Report. spent per order, on average, across restaurant websites. These virtual restaurants acted as a low-risk way to test new concepts and locations in a digital dining environment.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM Research Roundup features restaurant industry year-end totals, how restaurant labor is evolving, fast-food brand intimacy and top cities for locavores. For full-service restaurants now, it’s about government restrictions. Dining Trends.

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7 Restaurant Management Book Recommendations

7 Shifts

This is probably the only time in your restaurant management career that you’ll be able to take actual breaks! 7shifts Marketing Team Recommends Just like marketing, people always come first in the restaurant business. Let’s face it, restaurant management is a tough job.

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First Robotic Mobile Restaurant and DoorDash’s Commissary Kitchen

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature Ono Food Co, DoorDash, Parts Town and Heritage Foodservice, Rouxbe, Presto, Burger King and Uber Eats, Pared, Tork, Restaurant Technologies, Willie Degel, Bolay, Ritual, Preoday and TISSL, AdTheorent and Voodoo Doughnut. World’s First Mobile Restaurant Powered by Advanced Robotics. unveiled the world’s first mobile restaurant powered by robotic technology, top video and photo.

A Concise Checklist for Reopening Your Restaurant

Next Restaurants

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic persists across the globe , governments have started easing lockdown restrictions and allowing restaurants to reopen finally. . Here’s a quick checklist to help you make safe choices while ensuring business continuity: Redesign Your Restaurant’s Offerings.

Ghost Lemonade, Robotic Barista and Flippy for Sale

Modern Restaurant Management

“We are excited to be a part of the new Flippy ROAR design that delivers new automation and intelligence to the restaurant industry.” He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dog Haus World-Wide, one of the country's fastest-growing national restaurant chains. "I

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-Year 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the rise of eCommerce, economic impact, dining during COVID and hot dog insights. Key findings for the restaurant industry include: Restaurant Closures Data. Dining During COVID.

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The 20/20 on 2020: Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders and experts for their insights on what will impact restaurants in 2020 and the response was overwhelming. Rick Camac, Dean of Restaurant & Hospitality Management at the Institute of Culinary Education. Occupancy cost may be 60-70 percent less than a traditional restaurant and payroll could be 33-50% less. US Foods’ Top Restaurant Trend Predictions.

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How Restaurants Can Protect Themselves During COVID-19

Next Restaurants

Always consult with a professional attorney for any legal actions and law interpretations. COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, and that’s particularly true with the restaurant industry. Protecting Your Restaurant in Five Steps. Speak to Your Restaurant’s Staff.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-February 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the National Restaurant Association's State of the Indusrty Report, food industry pressures, foodservice opportunities, influencer marketing, foot traffic analysis and the dining-out dollar.

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Avoid Getting Burnt: Tips for Updating Your Restaurant’s Employee Handbook

Modern Restaurant Management

Who has the time (or the money) to put together an employee handbook when you have a busy restaurant to run? Unfortunately, many restaurants skip this step, and doing so can be a legal risk. Just imagine your restaurant has been sued for race discrimination. With a well-written handbook, however, your restaurant could point to the attendance policy and its consistent application along with the anti-discrimination policy prohibiting such behavior.

#LifeOrDeathRecipe Challenge and ‘A Woman’s Place’

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature a new documentary on women in the culinary world, the loss of an industry legend, a contest to create healthy recipes and products and services to help restaurant in the pandemic. 'A ” TableBoost Partners with Dining Alliance.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-December 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM Research Roundup features news that consumers plan to put restaurants at the top of their shopping lists, the latest stats for on premise and why the restaurant of the future is here now. 22 percent of customers are looking to buy restaurant merchandise.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the dismal March restaurant sales, security, loyalty, trends and teen consumer behaviors. Same-store sales for restaurants dropped by 28.3 restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.),

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AI Flips into White Castle and Resetting America

Modern Restaurant Management

White Castle launched a planned pilot with Miso Robotics – creators of the first autonomous grilling and frying kitchen assistant, Flippy – to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence and robotics in the restaurant industry. DoorDash Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants.

Uber Eats Up Postmates and PPP Loan Data

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature the latest delivery platform consolidation, the release of PPP loan information and ServSafe Dining Commitment. ” ServSafe Dining Commitment. The ServSafe Dining Commitment focuses on four best practices restaurants must follow: 1.

Restaurant Accounting Basics

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The corner cafe, upscale bistro and fine dining restaurant serve different dishes, but all face at least a few common. Restaurant accounting includes items unique to the food service industry. charges are non-optional fees charged to the customer by the restaurant.

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Restaurant Reopening Checklist: Tips for Thriving

Restaurant365

As states and localities start to reopen, restauranteurs begin to prepare for transitioning from off-premise channels to reopening their dining rooms, albeit in a limited approach. In adapting your restaurant business for a new short-term normal, keep the following guidelines in mind.

Checklist For Reopening Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic persists across the globe, governments have started easing lockdown restrictions and allowing restaurants to reopen finally. High-end restaurants that tend to have a pricier menu should look to add more affordable items.

The State of New York Restaurants in 2020

7 Shifts

Never before has our local market experienced such a massive disruption to the restaurant industry as we are experiencing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Every restaurant has been forced to adapt their operations in order to survive and ultimately grow for the future. How New York restaurants have been affected by COVID-19 Every state has been gravely affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, but how has New York been affected specifically? The rise of outdoor dining ??

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-September 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM Research Roundup, we feature the latest from the National Restaurant Association, hot breakfast spots, fried chicken adoration and some top vegan trends. The findings include: Consumer spending in restaurants remained well below normal levels in August.

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

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry movers and shakers: "What do you feel is going to cause disruption in the restaurant industry over the next decade?” Of course, people will always dine out.

8 Tips to Optimize Restaurant Labor Costs Despite Higher Minimum Wages

Restaurant365

Some are predicting a potential boom in the restaurant industry in the post-pandemic era. Consumers are ready to return to restaurants, and companies are innovating with new business models and new locations. Manage your restaurant labor cost in real-time using data.

How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost

Restaurant365

Your restaurant labor cost and labor percentage are two of the most essential business metrics to track, especially as minimum wages rise around the country. Labor is one of the biggest expenses for a restaurant. Calculating Restaurant Labor Cost by Hours Worked.

Restaurant Scheduling Tips for Staffing Your Business Recovery

Restaurant365

Approaching restaurant scheduling for your business recovery. As you start to reopen your dining room, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. How much dine-in sales should I expect? It’s not possible to look at last year versus where your restaurant is now.

Restaurant Payroll 101: Everything You Need to Know

Restaurant365

You can’t run a restaurant without employees, which means that processing payroll is an essential task for restaurant owners, operators, and managers. Payroll for restaurant employees. How to create a payment schedule for your restaurant.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features a gloomy start to the new year, dining trends for 2020, the importance of discounts, holiday gift card sales results, delivery frustrations, soda curiosity and a consumer culture report.

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What to Include in Your Restaurant Employee Handbook

7 Shifts

Having to spend a shift—or even worse, your after-hours—reading through an employee handbook will sap the fun out of any new restaurant job. And let’s be honest, when was the last time you read your own restaurant employee handbook? Need a hand creating your restaurant’s core values?

Quality Matters: An Excerpt from ‘Around the Corner to Around the World’

Modern Restaurant Management

Charlie and I met for lunch high up at his dining club that overlooked LaSalle Street in the loop. Sure, the occasional fine hotel or restaurant went to great lengths to serve a superlative cup of coffee, but these were the exception to the rule.

11 Restaurant Management Best Practices to Maximize Your Performance in 2021

Restaurant365

The year 2020 prompted enormous changes in the restaurant industry. The events of this year made running a lean, streamlined restaurant business a necessity to survive the many shifts. Your total cash flow is your cash inflows (for restaurant. Invest in restaurant technology.

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. As the demand for a higher minimum wage continues to grow on a state and a federal level, restaurant owners and managers are understandably paying more attention to their restaurant’s labor cost percentage. What is Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage? Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage =.27

How Alcohol To-Go Could Save Your Restaurant

Focus POS

Restaurants that gain a significant portion of their revenue from alcohol sales have been hit the hardest, with many social distancing regulations calling for a ban on alcohol sales indoors. Now, many restaurants that offer alcohol are jumping on this trend.

Going Mobile with Contactless ID for the Post-COVID Restaurant Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

What are ways that restaurants can build business safely and reopen their doors as the future emerges — even while COVID cases continue and vaccine distribution is happening? Contactless ID can still fulfill all state laws and regulations.