Managing Staff Shortages During Seasonal Peak Periods

Perfect Daily Grind

During seasonal holidays, most coffee shops are inundated with customers. Here are some practical tips for helping your business manage its festive season staffing challenges. When advertising for temporary seasonal workers, it’s important that you don’t rush into hiring anyone.

How to Prepare Your Café For The Festive Season

Perfect Daily Grind

Here are a few elements worth paying attention to in order to prepare your café for the festive season. You may also like Managing Staff Shortages During Seasonal Peak Periods. Fika Coffee in Toronto, Canada, during the festive season.

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Update Your Summer Menu Online Before You Miss Out on More Business

Single Platform

This includes both local dining and eating out while traveling on seasonal vacations. Knowing the importance of menu information to your customer’s journey, we examined 1.2 million menu views from more than 950,000 unique locations across all of 2017 and 2018.

Winter is coming: 5 winter menu ideas for your restaurant


Cold weather is quickly approaching - is your restaurant ready to change with the season? Winter is the perfect time to flip your menu and bring in delicious, heart-warming dishes to your restaurant to attract new diners and keep your sales up through the cold months.

Fall Menu Trends: It’s All About the Comfort

Goliath Consulting

Fall themed menus seem to crop up earlier each year¹, what with Dunkin’s launching their pumpkin and apple cider flavors on August 21, and Starbucks heralding the start of Fall with its pumpkin spice latte and other array of seasonal desserts on August 27th, weeks before the official start of the season. So, what inspires a fall menu? Here are a few fall menu ideas to include in your menu: Savory Pumpkin dishes.

Restaurant Sustainability: Is Your Waste a Waste?

The Restaurant Group

appeared first on Restaurant Consulting, Restaurant Design, Business Plans, Menu Development, Food Service Consultants. Restaurant Sustainability. Can you imagine adding up all the food wasted at your favorite restaurant in one day? Multiply that by seven days. And now by 30 days.

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12 Menu Items & Ingredients You May Be Mispronouncing


How to Pronounce These 12 Menu Items. Whether you’re traveling abroad or enjoying the United States’ melting pot food culture, you’re bound to happen across menu items you can’t even recognize, much less pronounce. How To culinary lingo menu pronunciation

Keeping Things Fresh with a Changing Menu


An Interesting Menu Keeps Customers Coming Back Starting a restaurant is no mean feat. Don’t Go Overboard While mixing things up now and then is a great way to keep people curious about your restaurant, constantly changing the entire menu is likely to put customers off.

Staying on Top of Food Trends

The Restaurant Group

As the economy continues to recover from the financial recession, restaurants should consider the price of menu items more than ever. Despite this, serving primarily cheap, healthy, or specialized menu items is not the only key to meeting consumer demands. Food Trends.

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Menu Optimization: 3 Real-Life Restaurant Success Stories


Here on the ChowNow blog, we’ve been talking a lot about the importance of digital menus and tactics for menu optimization lately. We’re sharing some real-life examples of how digital menu optimization has brought value to three of our restaurant partners.

3 Reasons Why Your Online Menu Is Essential to Your Success


The value of technology includes restaurant menus: Although traditional physical menus are still an important part of a customer’s dine-in experience, you can no longer afford to ignore your restaurant’s online menu—and the significant impact it can have on your business.

Menu Fresh: Google Now Allows Restaurant Owners to Edit Menus That Display in Search Results


Google has announced that it will allow restaurant owners who use the Google My Business service to edit their own menu listing. This is huge for restaurants that update their menus frequently or feature things like seasonal specials. Restaurant Management google menu seo

Measuring KPIs for Food Safety Success in Holiday Menu Items, Off-Premise Catering, LTOs, and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

The holiday season offers opportunities for catering orders, off-site catering, in-store limited-time offers of holiday favorites, and all of the increased revenue that comes with them. It's the most wonderful time of the year…and for many restaurant operators, one of the busiest.

How to Create a Successful Visual Brand for Your Restaurant in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

But, if you have a playful style that could be embodied by a mascot character, consider developing a fun mascot figurehead to speak directly to your customers from your social media posts, signage, menu, website, and maybe even merchandise. Your Menu.

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4 Ways to Grow Restaurant Revenue Using Your Online Menu


Seventy-seven percent of your customers will visit your website before deciding to dine in or order out, and the most important factor in their decision is your menu. When your guests order online , they principally interact with your menu, effectively making it your salesperson.

Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List

Goliath Consulting

Veggies are being incorporated into the menu in creative ways (think jackfruit pulled “pork”, veggie rice and pasta), vegan entrees and sandwiches will keep rolling and “gut-friendly” fermented foods such as kimchi and kombucha are making its way into more restaurant menus 3. LTOs can be a new flavor or a simple addition—for example, think Starbuck’s seasonal frappe or KFC’s faux chicken nuggets that was sold out in just 5 hours 4. 2019 has been fun.

5 Hauntingly Tasty Halloween Cocktails


From a spooky twist on your favorite cocktails to entirely new ones, the list below is bound to spice up your cocktail menu. This cocktail is perfect for the Halloween season with a name to match.

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Creating a sustainable restaurant in 3 easy steps


By working towards less (food) waste and a more seasonal and locally-sourced menu, you’ll quickly be able to get on the right track. #1 3 PUT SUSTAINABILITY ON THE MENU. A sustainable menu starts with seasonality.

Mama Lion – A Continuing Evolution


" Mama Lion's strategy is to remain relevant to a menu that excites guests. Being curated by a renowned chef is valuable, but more importantly, it is the creativity that Chef Zarate brings to the menu. The creation of a destination. Emiliano De Laurentiis.

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Food Business

Certainly a good training is necessary when the menu changes seasonally. If the server can explain, with confidence, what is gluten free on a menu, that creates a strong and positive customer experience

Nikki Drake Named Bar Director of 2941 Restaurant


With her new appointment comes the debut of 14 new seasonal libations spotlighting autumnal spirits. With her appointment comes the introduction of new cocktails, each highlighting fresh ingredients from the season's bounties.

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Food Business

MENU CHANGES Your customers and your staff have no idea what made you decide to make changes to your menu. SEASONAL CHANGES Changing or adding items for the season is a great way to get your guests and team members talking to one another.


Culinary Cues

In preparation for the holiday gift giving season it was somehow decided that it was appropriate to recognize those private businesses within your community by stopping in to say hello, thank them for all that they do, and spend a little money.



Inspired by McLellan’s supper clubs of the same name, where each dish included a wild element, the menu at Wilder will have many wild components from around London and other parts of the UK, many picked by McLellan himself.

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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?


Culinary Cues

You taste, season, and taste and your flavor memory bank kicks into motion as adjustments are made to each pan making sure that the end result is a consistent product.

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Food Cost Management: Learn How to Trim the Fat

The Restaurant Group

The best place to start is by creating recipes with costings for each item on your menu. The result from these calculations will be used along with your menu mix to determine the food cost goal for your restaurant. If you’re happy with your menu, you can still reduce food cost by finding the vendors that will offer you the best quality product you need, at the lowest price per unit. Food Cost Management.

Tips to Overcome Your Restaurant’s Cash Flow Crisis

Modern Restaurant Management

You can also minimize the heightened cash flow pressures of the peak season. There are various reasons for fluctuating payroll: Seasonality, high staff turnover, and varying hourly rates (depending on experience). Forecasting can help you set the appropriate budget, taking seasonality into account. Seasonal costs aren’t fixed—peak seasons demand that you accommodate paying temporary staff and other seasonal expenses.

10 Tips to Effectively Control Restaurant Food Costs


Restaurants that succeed in improving their food costs without immediately resorting to band-aid strategies like raising their menu prices or trying to work with less staff gain a tremendous competitive advantage. Make It Seasonal.

5 restaurant delivery deals to capitalize on Black Friday


Born in the US, the “first day of the Christmas shopping season” is centered around crazy deals, special offers and large discounts. Who knows - you might even want to add it to your regular menu if positive feedback is off the charts!

12 Restaurant Lunch Specials: Make Lunch the Most Important Meal of the Day ???

7 Shifts

It’s December, and the air is seasoned with the scent of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. Create a fixed-price ‘Mix and Match’ menu with soups, salads, and sandwiches for customers to choose from. (If It’s equally critical to give staff advance notice of your seasonal plans.


Culinary Cues

Pride is both an essential part of self-motivation and an obstacle for those who distance themselves from input and the occasional need to admit mistakes and seek the opportunity to improve.

How to Calculate Food Cost in a Restaurant


There are two main ways to calculate it: using a recipe or menu item or calculating your food cost percentage. . You take a look at your recipe and calculate the cost of each item – this will give you the cost of your menu. Raise Your Menu Prices .

Grow Restaurant Holiday Sales & Get Ready for the New Year With Online Ordering


Taking on another project during the busy season may seem counter-intuitive, but it will actually set your restaurant up for success during the holidays and beyond. You can boost sales even more by highlighting your seasonal offerings on your online menu.

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

Margin Edge

Creating recipes and setting your initial menu pricing is Restaurant 101. But in the past few years, technology has evolved to help forward-thinking businesses manage food costs and make proactive and smart menu decisions on the fly.


Culinary Cues

Yet, on any given night, it is the cadre of line cooks (the restaurant industry’s version of studio musicians) who cook those meals, adjust the seasoning, and paint beautiful pictures of enticing food on Italian bone china plates.

Burrito Bonito serves up Mexican cuisine in Old City, Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Their menu offers burritos, tacos, and salads, as well as sides and drinks. . They also offer various salsas and taco sauces, including a pineapple salsa and a seasonally changing salsa. .

Best Summer Cocktail Trends of 2019


It’s almost summer, the season for outdoor parties , sangria pitchers, and extended brunch hours , making right now the perfect time to execute seasonally-inspired marketing campaigns, event plans, and if related, summer-hire recruiting. Locavorian, Seasonal Fruit Muddles.

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Great Service in an Era of Labour Costs and Technology

Future Food

Cutting back on the menu – e.g. poached eggs only, no fried items. has largely disappeared, the upsell possibilities from the digital menu has more than compensated for its loss. Best wishes of the season and may 2020 bring be a great year for us all - The Team at Future Food.

Good Food Guide Awards 2020 #poweredbykounta


Restaurant Orana’s menu honours Australia’s incredibly varied food history, celebrates the nutritional properties of Indigenous ingredients, respects the produce’s relationship with the land and strives to integrate all this to define Australia’s modern gastronomic identity.

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[Guide] Restaurant Management Tips & Tactics: 2019 Field Guide

7 Shifts

Engineer Your Menu for Profits Menu engineering refers to the actions you take to create a more profitable menu. For example, you can strategically place your stars in certain areas of your menu to encourage customers to buy more of them.

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Where to Stay, Dine & Be Seen During Super Bowl LIV Weekend in Miami


Ariete : Set in idyllic Coconut Grove, Chef/Owner Michael Beltran’s Ariete has established a name for itself as one Miami’s most dynamic restaurants, offering a contemporary menu of New American cuisine with Latin, particularly Cuban, influences.

Forecasting for Restaurants: Implications for Inventory and Labor


Forecasting for restaurants is estimating key metrics like future sales, customer traffic, or menu item ordering mix based on historical sales data, economic trends, or market analysis. Looking at Past Years and Seasonal Trends.