The Omnichannel Restaurant: Recognizing the Importance of a Multi-Channel Strategy to Drive Sales


Today, it is a successful operational model that is used by organizations across multiple industries, including the food and restaurant sector. Let’s define the advantages and building blocks of a multi-channel strategy for your food business. Today’s consumers want to order their food fast, wherever they are, whenever they feel like it. A few years ago, omnichannel was a concept that was applied almost exclusively to retail brands.


Culinary Cues

It became obvious to some that putting all of our eggs in one basket was not a wise decision for our country, a decision that could lead to a breakdown of the food production/distribution system if conditions turned sour. To some (not enough) people – the answer was a return to a de-centralized system where end users found their food supplies from local and regional producers – where seasonality and use of indigenous ingredients to an area drove menus in the home and in the restaurant.


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Future of Food Delivery

Goliath Consulting

The coronavirus crisis has challenged restaurants to rethink the way they deal with food delivery for good. Meanwhile, smaller restaurants had to turn to third-party delivery services like Doordash, UberEats, Grubhub to deliver food to their customers. So where is food delivery headed post-COVID-19? Other complaints have been unreliable delivery time and unsatisfactory food temperatures upon arrival (5). How will restaurants deliver after COVID-19?


Culinary Cues

There are times, possibly many times, when you question your own skill – whether in cooking or presenting food, or even with the operation of a kitchen. You have likely been on the receiving end of a plate of food that is just so damn good that it first gives you pause, then amazes you, makes you angry for a brief moment, and then finally makes you question whether or not you are really worthy of wearing a chef’s toque. When the food is right you know it immediately.


Culinary Cues

You know I have occasionally heard this statement, or at least felt that it was implied: “Don’t get so wrapped up in it – it’s only food.” It’s not just food – it is all of this and more. It is, after all, not just food.

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Food Costing Tips for Delivery

Modern Restaurant Management

We are focusing here one essential piece: food costing. Notice we’re not saying food cost percentage. That means essentially ignoring the food cost percentage of delivery items. We’ll use screen shots of a user’s data from reciProfity, our food costing app. Regardless of your food costing tool, the steps are the same. Food cost is $2.69. Sells for $8.99 (nearly a 30 percent food cost percentage).

Food Prep Gets Smart - How to Improve Your Prep Planning Process


Your food prep planning can highlight how efficient (or inefficient) your back of house operations are. The food prep cycle is a process. food operations management

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Food delivery management software 101


In the era of food delivery, offering online ordering, delivery and takeaway is a smart strategy to appeal to a vast audience of potential customers. When you start delivering meals, it’s crucial to invest in the right food delivery software, in order to keep things tidy and efficient. But what exactly is food delivery management software and how does it help your business? What is food delivery management software? Food delivery

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Restaurant Clicks

Owning any business is a complicated venture, but the food industry is particularly competitive. Food trucks are becoming an increasingly trendy way to sell food, and for good reason. Food trucks have become mini-restaurants with quality food and great service.

Food Delivery Ideas: How to Deliver Food While Maximizing Your Restaurant’s

7 Shifts

We’ll show you how to deliver food and offer takeout while maximizing profits. Are there any tips for food delivery and takeout inventory management? How do you market food delivery and takeout? Base your food inventory orders on data rather than gut feelings.

Food delivery in the COVID-19 climate


With the closure of restaurant dine-in services to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, online food ordering has become a crucial business model overnight. Online food delivery has been skyrocketing in the past few years, so many restaurants already have a solid delivery model in place. Studies have shown that 1 out of 4 delivery drivers - in some studies, this is even 1 out of 3 - admit to taking food from a delivery. Restaurant management Food delivery

Food Safety Never Takes a Holiday 

Modern Restaurant Management

With the season of food and Thanksgiving when holiday food is at the forefront, what are defined standards and procedures that restaurants should keep top-of-mind to set the expectations regarding food handling and preparation during the holiday rush? With an influx of customers at peak dining times and an increase in the volume of prep work, some employees may feel pressure to sacrifice food safety for speed.

Elevate Your Food Safety Culture to Survive the COVID Crisis and Future Ones

Modern Restaurant Management

A good first step is to elevate your food safety culture. How Food Safety Culture Has Changed. Food safety used to mean “what you do when no one is watching.” Design Equipment Operations food safety crisis management food safety culture Crisis Management Food Safety

Why Food Traceability Is So Important Now (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

about food safety and traceability. Design Equipment Operations Angela Fernandez COVID food safety Food Safety Food Safety and Modernization Act food traceability FSMA GS1 podcast the Main Course

Does getting into food delivery pay off?


But is food delivery worth the investment? Your regular costs are around 25% for staffing, 25% for rent/bills/marketing and about 25-30% for food, with total costs being about 75-80%. If you look at these costs, the only big variable that changes with delivery is food. Don’t forget to take some good food pics – it’s really important for attracting customers. You can focus on what you do best: making great food and creating a unique atmosphere for your customers.

African-American Food Is the Backbone of American Food


Black food is “omnivorous and multinational,” says historian Jessica B. These are indeed touchstones of Black food in America, but that assumption is limiting in more ways than one, most obviously because it too narrowly defines the diversity of what we bring to the table.

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Waste Reduction for Better Food and Increased Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

Until recently, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners was mainly a foodservice consulting company for schools and other large institutions, and we catered food to preschools on the side. This way, we eliminate spoiled food and over-production.

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AI Food Intelligence and Now Serving Democracy

Modern Restaurant Management

Tastewise, an AI-powered food intelligence solution, launched in the UK. With real-time data into consumer behavior data, the solution offers immediate, location-specific food and beverage insights into an industry that is changing faster than ever before.

10 Benefits of Having a Great Food Truck Website

Restaurant Engine

Highlight and advertise your food truck with your website hub. Whether you’re just starting your food truck, or you’ve been around awhile a website is a pivotal piece in your marketing arsenal. If people don’t know your location , they can’t find you to purchase your food.

Case Study: How a Food Truck Can Open Doors to Restaurant Ownership

Modern Restaurant Management

Kyle Gorlie opened his Vet Chef food truck in 2016. But Gorlie’s plans don’t stop with the food truck. In fact, a restaurant was his initial plan after graduating from culinary school until he started planning and realized a food truck was a better choice.

The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks


The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]. The post The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog. Restaurant Management Customer Data Customer Privacy Delivery Risks Food Delivery food safety Restaurant Delivery Risks

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Restaurant Food Photography Tips and Trick for Managers

7 Shifts

We eat with our eyes first, and you can be certain that customers see what your food looks like before they decide to push go on delivery or sit down at the table. Restaurant Food Photography Tips and Tricks 1. Food looks best when the light is coming from behind or from the side.

Passing Down Soul Food Secrets


With nearly 50,000 members, Facebook group Black Girls Cook & Meal Plan is preserving soul food traditions for a new generation of home cooks When I was a child, my mother taught me how to cook by demonstration. That informal approach helps make up the very fabric of soul food.

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Actual vs. Theoretical Food Cost 101

Xtra Chef

We all know that tracking food costs is a must, allowing you to quickly identify supplier price changes, maintain accurate prime costs, and identify cost trends to make better business decisions. Actual vs. Theoretical Food Cost: What Is the Difference? Track food waste .

Restaurant food costs continue to rise. What can you do about it?


It's 2021 and your food costs are still rising faster than usual. Meanwhile, thousands of food vendors across the country are having to raise their prices to keep their businesses going as their expenses are rising. food operations management

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COVID-19 Fuels Growth in Organic Food Options

Modern Restaurant Management

This has dramatically impacted the core of the food and restaurant industries, specifically healthy and organic food. Eating organic is by no means a new concept brought on by the pandemic, but the shift in mindsets has thrust this niche food sector into overdrive.

Summer Food Festivals: Best Food Festivals In The US

Bottleneck Management

Why not try a food festival? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best summer food festivals in the country—take a look and see what food festivals are happening in your city! Uptown Food Truck Festival: June 23rd. This unconventional food fair finds its home in Minneapolis, right on Hennepin Avenue. 65 food trucks , local craft beer , and live music are all part of this free event. Learn more about the Uptown Food Truck Festival.

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Playing With Fire and Water

Rue is the eccentric old aunt of the herb family. When you lean in to greet her with a hug, she kisses you full on the mouth, leaving you shocked by her intensity.

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RMS Survey: How Much Has Our Relationship With Food Changed?

Modern Restaurant Management

The company also surveyed just how much our relationships with food have changed. Marketing Operations changing food relationships COVID and food RMS

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MRM Plant-Based: Good Food Scorecard and Healthier Hospital Food

Modern Restaurant Management

Good Food Restaurant Scorecard. Despite skyrocketing demand for plant-based food across the U.S., 42 of the country’s favorite fast food and restaurant chains still don’t offer a plant-based entrée, according to a report released today by The Good Food Institute (GFI). The third annual Good Food Restaurant Scorecard ranks the top 100 restaurant chains in the U.S. US Foods to Offer Plant-Based Burger.

Demand Planning to Help Food Suppliers Weather the Next Storm


The cold blast continues to upend supply chains, resulting in restaurants having to throw out expired food, grocery stores to close early amid stock shortages and residents to struggle to find basic necessities. The food industry is by far one of the biggest industries in the world.

The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Embrace the Suck

You have a major food distributor in your market that you are probably buying from. It could be Sysco, US Foods, Performance Food Group, Ben E. Keith, Shamrock Foods, Gordon FoodService or another regional brand. Then throw on top of that the drivers who have to follow strict rules and regulations for transporting food over interstates and you might now see your labor issues as not so bad.

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MRM Food Hall Focus: Transcending the Trend

Modern Restaurant Management

Food Halls are hot commodties in both the restaurant and real estate industries. For this Food Hall Focus feature, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Joseph A. Magliarditi, President/Chief Executive Officer of The Food Hall Co., Based in Dallas, The Food Hall Co. The company puts entertainment first, and food and beverage second. The Food Hall Co. Is there a glut of food halls? . What secret sauce has Food Hall Co.

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Why Food Safety Is So Important Now (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

Food safety is on the plate for this week's episode of The Main Course as host Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) Executive Editor Barbara Castiglia speaks with Francine Shaw , the CEO of Savvy Food Safety , about the need for proper food handling guidelines and employee education.

Food Service Manager Career – Ultimate Guide


Pop culture likes to tell us that working in food service is a dead-end job. In a job market where most companies don’t even consider current employees forpromotion , the food service industry is one of the few places in America where you can start at the bottom and end up at the top. Below, we’ll take a close look at what Food Service Managers do, where they do it, how to become one, and just how far the job can take you if you’re ambitious.

Food & Beverage Strategy - Future Focused

Future Food

The Arcade Food Theatre in London. Food & Beverage Strategy - Future Focused Diversification of Food and Hospitality Destinations is the key to Success. New opportunities arise every day in food and when they are clustered together, they create next-generation food projects.

Safety First: Hygiene & Food Preparation


But they also need to be vigilant about the two sides of food safety: employee hygiene and food preparation. food operations managementIn the face of COVID-19, both restaurants and convenience stores have shifted their operations to support order and delivery services.

The Rise of Sustainable Food Sourcing: Considerations for Seafood Restaurateurs

Modern Restaurant Management

Sustainable Food Sourcing Is Worth the Effort. At Aloha Poke, we studied and researched sustainable food sourcing to offer the best, freshest, and most responsible foods available for our guests.

5 big food trends coming your way in 2021


Just as everyone was making their predictions for last year’s food and restaurant trends, a certain pandemic appeared and shook things up. Last year’s most searched and ordered foods, according to Uber Eats, include burgers and fries, mac and cheese, pad Thai, tacos and burritos.

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Food Truck Technology to Invest In


Food trucks are fueled by more than just diesel. Across the country, food truck operators are relying on the latest technology to streamline operations, manage wait times, inform customers, and so much more. Today, we list the must-have technologies for food trucks. They’re designed to distinguish your food truck from the competition while boosting efficiency. . Using a specialized Food Truck POS system is a no-brainer. Online Food Ordering.

The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

Trends that will shape the future of your food and hospitality projects for 2020. However, food and service will always be at the heart of hospitality. Food 1. Home Meal Replacement food choices, primarily from supermarkets, will continue to be a major growth category. Supermarkets will continue to grow their ‘food court offer.’ Re-imagining Food & Beverage 9. The Starbucks Reserve is an example of this emerging trend in flagship food stores.

Third-party or in-house food delivery: pros and cons


In an era of convenience, online ordering systems, self-service kiosks and mobile platforms have become key to give the customers what they crave the most: a fast, personalized and convenient food experience through delivery and/or takeaway. Outsourcing delivery allows you to focus on your core business: preparing delicious food and creating an unforgettable customer experience. Food delivery

The Pop-Ups Celebrating Blackness in Food


With pop-ups like Honeysuckle, Black Feast, and the Vegan Hood Chefs, Black innovators engage with food for a greater purpose. Soul food and Southern food are undeniably rooted in the African-American experience, but Black food in America can’t be defined by just these two categories.