Front Of House (FOH) Vs. Back Of House (BOH): What’s The Difference?


For a restaurant to run smoothly and efficiently, you should divide activities into two parts: front of house (FOH)/back of house (BOH). What Is Front Of House (FOH)? Even the diversity of your workforce is an FOH variable.

Extreme Front of the House Makeover: Less Downtime and Expense

Modern Restaurant Management

According to a 2017 Restaurant Owners survey, fitting out a 1,000-square-foot bar and commercial kitchen, including equipment like burners and espresso machines, carries an average cost of about $75,000, or $80 per square foot, which can vary by market. Best of all, your installation may be done in a day or two, making your time lost to remodeling a fraction of the weeks it might otherwise take.


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The "Essentials" training for Front of House employees

Core Hospitality

Here is an outline of primary job descriptions of your front of house staff. In some sort of wording, these accountability outlines should be located in the front of your training documents as “Overall Objectives” or something thereof… Host The position of hosts are “The Door” and “The Floor” the door is the greeter… Welcoming and warm, their attitude will dictate guests expectations.

The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Ah…now is the time for everyone to start speculating about what the restaurant business will look like when all of this craziness is over. Restaurants cannot wait that long, no way, no how – this is the end of the world, as we know it. At least the real bad news is out of the way.

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Good Business: How The Salad House is Making a Difference During the Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

Joey Coiffi, top photo, CEO of The Salad House , a growing New Jersey-based fast casual franchise, discusses how their restaurants were able to quickly ramp up to help out, the impact of social media sharing as well as restaurant technology's role in giving back.

Feed the Front Line, Small Brand, Big Heart and Seafood for Heroes

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features ezCater, S?mrus, Feed the Front Line. ezCater launched Feed the Front Line , a program that helps anyone contribute meals to healthcare workers fighting coronavirus. Mr. Pankaj K. (“PK”) Garg, CEO and founder of S?mrus,

Taking Care of the Back of the House


1,300 families, 120,000 pounds of food: How No Us Without You feeds LA’s undocumented restaurant workers At 11 a.m. on a hot Tuesday in October, cars began to line up at a pair of tents pitched in a deserted stretch of downtown Los Angeles. Who was taking care of back of house?”

How to Use Data to Optimize Your Delivery Offering


In the current climate, data is one of the strongest tools a restaurateur has in their arsenal. Data is integral for getting a rounded view of your business and making the right strategic decisions.


Culinary Cues

Some talented people are not the best cooks and chefs and quite often the most intelligent (using commonly referred to scales of measurement) are lacking in common sense. I was thinking the other day how we may be taking away from the opportunities that the school of hard knocks provides.


Culinary Cues

This is the Yin and Yang of the environment where restaurants live today. It is because of these people that I am very bullish on the future of the restaurant business. It is these endearing stories that help to establish the longevity and resiliency of a restaurant. “I

What Customers Don’t Know About Restaurant Work

Culinary Cues

More difficult than you may have thought, more chaotic than you might expect, more poetic than you realize, and more fulfilling than you would understand: this, to me, describes the environment of the professional kitchen that few customers are able to view or experience.

A 2021 Guide to Kitchen Staffing During the Back of House Labor Shortage

Touch Bistro

The kitchen is the heart of any restaurant, which means you can’t run a successful venue without adequate kitchen staffing. The challenge is, the restaurant industry has been struggling with a shortage of chefs and other back of house staff for several years now.

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. With allegedly 70% of all orders being off-premise by 2020*, restaurants should dig into what their options are when it comes to off-premise dining, in particular delivery. In-house delivery pros and cons.


Culinary Cues

We can easily apply Dickens profound human summary to the state of the restaurant industry today. Without a doubt, many would paint a bleak picture of troubled times for the restaurant segment. Yep, it certainly seems like the worst of times even in the face of business optimism.

The Next Generation of the Dining Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

When thinking about the future of the dining experience post COVID, it is easy to get caught focusing on things like digital only self-service, sci-fi-like drone food delivery and taking pills or shakes instead of food. Rise of the Restaurant Concierge.

Why Caracas Arepa Bar’s House Salsa Is a Condiment All-Star


Caracas Arepa Bar’s house salsa | Caracas Arepa Bar [Official]. Such is the case with Caracas Arepa Bar’s spicy, sweet, and tangy house sauce — or, as Caracas co-owner Maribel Araujo calls it, “salsa Caracas.”. A major part of my New York City history was no more.

Sell More Houses: How the Best Realtors Advertise in their Community

Indoor Media

According to the National Association of Realtors , the average Realtor draws 13 percent of business from repeat clients and another 18 percent from referrals by past clients. Shoppers realize this and subsequently are more impressed with the subjects of the ads they see.

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Wrapping Up a Restaurant Marketing Trend

Modern Restaurant Management

At the beginning of the pandemic, Paul Dioguardi, owner of Colorado-based Hickory House Ribs, realized there was only so much he could do with the amount of available restaurant tables so he decided to focus on growing the catering side of the business.

Making Customers Happy, One Eatery at a Time


The owners of Valley staples The Woodman and Jalapeño Pete’s really know how to make people happy. Berkshire House is officially open. Berkshire House is located at 143 N. If Happy Hour is your thing, Berkshire House is a sure bet for your Favorites list.

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. However, adopting tech for the sake of appearing modern is not the solution.

Illinois Dining Establishments Get Creative During Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

Located about 50 miles west of Chicago, The Milk House in Pingree Grove, IL sees a regular uptick in traffic every spring and into summer. On weekends, families come in to pick out a cone or one of the shop's special sundaes.

6 Critical Restaurant Manager Responsibilities For Efficient Operations

The Restaurant Times

A manager is responsible for the general administration of the staff and the smooth functioning of any organization. The role requires them to be a ‘jack of all trades’ and oversee functions that are as diverse as stock management and employee training. .

Restaurants Can Leverage Their POS System to Make the Most Out of Outdoor Dining

Modern Restaurant Management

With increased talk of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the rise of the Delta variant , restaurant owners are still adapting their dine-in operations to keep up with the times.

Can Ghost Kitchen Business Model Be the Future of Restaurant Business?

The Restaurant Times

According to Acumen Research and Consulting , the global cloud kitchen market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22 percent during the forecast period of 2020-2027 and reach USD 201.1 The food and beverage industry of the UAE is endlessly evolving. Rise Of Online Deliveries.

The Future of Restaurants & Cafes after the Pandemic – Podcast Interview

Ken Burgin

It was great to talk with hospitality industry expert Michelle Pascoe on The Michelle Pascoe Hospitality Podcast , about what I see as the future of restaurants, cafes and foodservice after the pandemic storms settle. I’ve already shared some of my thoughts on how we should expect a tough and demanding summer and the importance of having a Plan B for the next Covid Lockdown.

[Data] The State of Restaurant Hiring in 2021

7 Shifts

7shifts , a team management platform for restaurants, found interesting insights into the types of job positions that restaurants are having a hard and easy time filling. 26% of restaurants are looking for cooks + line cooks, 17% looking for servers, and.

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The Return of the American Rail Dining Car


Changes at Amtrak may revive the beloved tradition of enjoying chicken cordon bleu and Moroccan beef with chickpea salad with fellow travelers In August 2005, I rode an Amtrak overnight train from Chicago to Schenectady, New York: the Lake Shore Limited.

Different Types of POS Systems

BNG Point of Sale

Types of Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems. Point-of Sale (POS) systems are increasingly powerful tools for improving sales and profits. They offer a wide range of hardware and software options to aid in everything from sales to management to accounting. Types of POS Software.

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Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World

Goliath Consulting

With widespread concerns of a pandemic rebound, customers will now be more cautious of eating out in crowded places after the COVID-19 outbreak. And clearly, online delivery will start to become an indispensable part of the dining culture as customers dine-in less.

MRM EXCLUSIVE: Creating a Culture of Cleanliness 

Modern Restaurant Management

Despite the timing for reopening being uncertain, one thing is clear: restaurants need to be prepared for a new standard of cleanliness. So how can restaurant owners and managers establish a culture that reinforces the role of cleanliness?

Great Service in an Era of Labour Costs and Technology

Future Food

Great Service in an Era of Labour Costs & Technology. Will Guidara, one of the owners of Eleven Madison Avenue in New York, has been quoted as saying that it’s “compassion and passion [that] gives a fantastic dining experience.” It’s a place of joy.”

The Importance of Flexibility in Restaurant Hiring

Modern Restaurant Management

With restaurants reopening under guidelines calling for decreased capacities, efficienct practices are top of mind. We all know our country has been through a lot over the last few months in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 17 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2021


But, the things that make fall a time to look forward to — namely a new season of art and music and books — are still there. Over the next few months, cookbook publishers are trotting out their most anticipated titles of the year. This is a book, as he puts it, “of bad food made good.

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Remaining Relevant in the Age of Digital Disruption

Future Food

The last eighteen months have seen a tremendous rise in the acceptance of food delivery into our daily lives. From a prepared-food perspective, the rise of delivery aggregators is gaining momentum at a terrific rate of knots. This is the age of convenience and I want it now.

The Future of Ghost Kitchens


The landscape of the restaurant industry is constantly changing, but increased customer demand for delivery has ushered in operational changes and new business models. The availability of food delivery has grown to meet customers’ search for convenience and become an expected service, whether it is provided by employees on staff or outsourced to third-party companies (often at a hefty fee). Having a dedicated parking lot may also enable you to pursue other avenues of profit.

Technology That Will Build The Future Of Restaurants

The Restaurant Times

In our recent PRIME — POSist Restaurant Industry and Market Evaluation — Report UAE (published earlier this year), seven in 10 restaurants were willing to invest up to 8 percent of their revenue in technology, with 70 percent looking at cloud kitchens for efficiency. Internet Of Things (IoT).

Restaurant Management Software: Everything You Need To Know

The Restaurant Times

Practices that were common in the restaurant business, only a few years ago are gradually being phased out in favor of more efficient and quicker methods of operating. In the restaurant industry, the value of integrated restaurant management software solutions is sometimes ignored.

Why Outsource Management of Your Restaurant?

Goliath Consulting

Britt Cloud, Goliath’s Consulting Chef, directs back of house operations and works with the current chef/kitchen manager to restructure inventory, food costing, menu, labor, and health policies. With over twenty-five years of industry experience, Britt is skilled in problem-solving and uniquely tailoring back of house solutions to each kitchen. Management companies provide restaurants with a franchise like operating system without having a franchise agreement.

22 of the Best Burgers in Philly

Restaurant Clicks

For the last two years, I’ve attended the Philadelphia Burger Brawl, where there is a sampling of Philly’s favorite burgers. We also have to consider the addition of a special sauce and what that means. Their Standard Burger is simple, with their own aioli & house made pickles.

Architaste Specializes The Art Of Creative Design And Concept Development For Restaurants

The Restaurant Times

Founder Christian Abell has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years, with passion and creativity to a succession of increasingly responsible executive positions. Leading change within hospitality in general, he is at the forefront of trends, style, and innovation within the industry.

A Different Kind of Room Service


With indoor dining still not an option in much of the country, hotel restaurants are using empty rooms as private dining suites There are few restaurants Hector Tamez frequents more than Uni , the izakaya located in Boston’s boutique Eliot Hotel.

2021: A Year of Strategic Questions for Restaurants 

Modern Restaurant Management

We’re also seeing a troubling shift towards apathy and exhaustion that has us wondering if rules will be followed anyway—just as the third surge of COVID arrives. My colleagues and I at EPAM Continuum have been thinking of 2021 and the trends that will soon be served to us.

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How the Tech Industry is Shaping the Future of Dining


There’s a reason there are millions of food photos on Instagram and just a few thousand of point of sale systems (POS). Think of them as the real-life version of those house robots from ’80s movies. They are also built for ease of use across devices.