How Restaurant & Cafe Owners Can Learn from Sports Fans and Violin Players

Ken Burgin

What can sporting clubs and a classical violinist teach us about staying in touch with our customers? He’s just shared 200 Fan Engagement Ideas to Educate, Entertain & Connect Sport Fans During Covid-19.

Why a Bar Consultant is Your Restaurant’s Missing Link

Goliath Consulting

With Diageo, a consultant may promise a higher purchase volume of Bulleit in a bourbon bar concept while simultaneously agreeing to placing Smirnoff Vodka in the well at a sports bar. Our portfolio includes sports bars, taverns, chef-driven upscale restaurants, neighborhood grills, and cafes. bar Consulting bar consulting bar programs fine dining restaurant consulting sports bar suppliers

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32 Winter Bar Promotions with No Chill

Buzztime Business

When the weather gets cold and the roads are covered in snow, it can be hard to get customers to come out to your sports bar. Here are three things you can do to ensure your sports bar doesn’t suffer during the winter months.

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Hiring Tips

Core Hospitality

Sports (They are active?) Getting the right people is always going to be a challenge. There are a few questions you need to ask your team. On every resume drop off is someone doing a 30 second screen with 3 important questions for them that matters to your operations.

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10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

Since opening in 2011, the Omni Hotel in Dallas’ 23-story façade has been a regular subject for photographers, thanks to dynamic light shows, timely sports shout-outs, or advertisers looking to brand our city’s iconic skyline.

7 Tips to Prepare Your Bar or Restaurant for the College Basketball Tournament


For 3 weeks at the end of March (and into April actually), the biggest sports story is the Tourney. March is upon us and with it comes a type of madness in the form of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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Culinary Cues

We celebrate our sporting teams wins and losses over food and drink – without the restaurant there is less opportunity for this to define our tribes of support. There are few things in life that vividly define the culture associated with a group of people more than dining out.

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Culinary Cues

You remember as a cook – the job that you did was never boring, filled with adrenaline, creative, and at its core – a dynamic team sport.

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Are Equipment Upgrades Part of Your Restaurant Ambience Recovery?

Modern Restaurant Management

When they feel comfortable, people will return to sports bars and restaurants for food, drinks and the "big games" on television. ” Installing multiple televisions is important, but recently video walls have become more popular in sports restaurants and bars.


Culinary Cues

In restaurants – PRIDE is a team sport. 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.

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How to Turn Your Restaurant into a Community Brand


Be a Sport Many communities have strong sporting traditions. Be Part of Local Events and Activities Word of mouth is one of the best marketing strategies you can hope for, and there’s no better way to get it going than by becoming part of the local community.


Culinary Cues

Whether it is a sports team, a band or orchestra, a military platoon, or line team in a restaurant – practice does make perfect.

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How Hyperion Public Stays Profitable and Labor Compliant with 7shifts

7 Shifts

Events management By ensuring all Events were added into 7shifts, from birthday parties to sporting events, management could more accurately schedule based on the expected foot traffic that day. Teddy insures that all the big sports games are input on 7shifts as events.

Why I Might Have To Retire From Restaurants

The Restaurant Manifesto

Even the greatest athletes inevitably face their own mortality, their impermanence in the history of sport. Some players make the difficult decision to retire at the peak of their game, like Michael Jordan did after his last championship in 1998. (As

Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks

iTab POS

Going through their purchase history, you might notice that they are more likely to come on special occasions such as national celebrations or sporting events. You can email them notifying them of an upcoming sporting event while offering them a discount on that occasion.

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Leadership in a Time of Coronavirus

Modern Restaurant Management

" It’s the same question I had when a sports injury derailed my professional athletic career; however, I was able to answer that question for myself — and brands can do this, too — based on three key shifts in perspective.

Actionable Cost Controls to Save Your Bar and Restaurant

The Restaurant Group

Whether a corporate bar & bistro, or a privately owned sports pub, the controls used to keep the bar and food costs in check is crucial for overall success.

Marketing Your Restaurant to the Community Gives You an Advantage


Take youth sports teams for example. Are you looking to engage members of your community? What about increasing your brand exposure? Marketing within your community might just be the answer to both of those questions.

TV or Not TV, the License Is the Question

Modern Restaurant Management

In smaller, more intimate restaurants, live music helps set the mood, whereas in sports bars, TVs broadcast the big game for fans. This is because most programs contain a lot of music – in theme songs, commercials, and before, during and after a sports or news broadcast.

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Weak Restaurant Culture While Boosting Sales

7 Shifts

Levy Restaurants owns a number of establishments, including QSR and fine dining restaurants, as well as fast-food like restaurants in sports and entertainment venues across the country. No one will deny it; working in a restaurant is tough.

What Is Esports, and Why Are Restaurants Interested in It?


Esports, or electronic sports, is a competitive environment for video gamers in which participants enter tournaments as individuals or teams and compete for prizes. Like traditional sports, esports presents a massive marketing opportunity for the restaurant industry.

Here’s What Your Restaurant Can Do to Accommodate the ‘New Norm’

Modern Restaurant Management

If businesses have room in the budget, they should consider creating facemasks that sport their company’s logo! Hospitality businesses are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis. From reduced hours to limited resources, to complete closures, this global pandemic hasn't spared restaurants and hotels in the slightest.

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How Restaurants Can Attract Customers During Slow Months


Game day is huge money maker and with different sports running year long, this is the perfect way to bring in business during the slow months. Between College Basketball and the NFL playoffs, there are tons of sports fans looking for the best places to watch the game.

Redefining ‘Dine and Dash’ and Review Hub

Modern Restaurant Management

Mittleman, who has been with the Company for 25 years, most recently served as President, Sports & Entertainment. Alison Birdwell, a sports and hospitality industry veteran, has been promoted to President, Sports & Entertainment.

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Audience Insights from Australia and New Zealand's Facebook Demographics

Takeaway Solutions

For example, in January, some of the most popular topics online amongst Australians were entertainment, sports, holidays, and events. Anticipating upcoming sports events or holidays that are likely to be equally as popular in users' feeds gives you a leg up in the future.

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Nikki Drake Named Bar Director of 2941 Restaurant


Then in August 2014, Drake took on a bartending position at the popular Alexandria sport's bar and steakhouse, Mackie's Bar and Grill. With her new appointment comes the debut of 14 new seasonal libations spotlighting autumnal spirits.

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COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Differentiate Your Restaurant Brand

Modern Restaurant Management

As in sports, being proactive is often the best way to defend yourself against an unforgiving opponent like COVID-19.

How to Market & Talk to Your Customers During COVID-19

7 Shifts

Market your new services (delivery or otherwise) Co-marketing efforts Anyone who owns or operates a restaurant knows that it’s really a team sport. The coronavirus pandemic has, without question, shaken the restaurant industry to its core.

COVID-19 Mental Health and Physical Wellness Tips for Restaurant Workers

7 Shifts

Walk with a friend (at a safe distance) or your dog, play contactless sports like soccer or tennis (where allowed), or go running. The coronavirus health crisis is affecting countless businesses and restaurants all over the world.

How Can I Build Sales Post New Year’s Eve Boost?

Modern Restaurant Management

You also can turn toward sports-themed times of year by hosting game days or team-specific events. MRM's "Ask the Expert” features advice from Consolidated Concepts Inc.

6 Tips on Becoming a Successful Bar Manager

Focus POS

From tiki bars to sports bars, bar managers face unique challenges to run a successful establishment and keep guests happy. In this role you’re tasked with everything from managing staff, developing relationships with distributors, maintaining proper inventory, and keeping customers.

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How to Open a Bar?


Don’t try to please everyone: You can’t be a hipster-laid back-rowdy sports bar-college hub-surf themed-Texas bar. If your bar is a small-scale wine bar, you probably don’t need a bouncer; if you’re opening a massive sports bar, you’ll need a bouncer on game nights.

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Why Blogging Can Benefit Your Restaurant and Bar – Part II

Island Media Management

Sports Updates. If the restaurant you run has a bar, you probably show sports as well. Keeping your clients updated on the sports guide is a great idea. When you have sports showing, you will attract people who come to the bar alone whereas it would not be easy to spot lone customers on a regular day. Those who come to your establishment to watch sports will often drink and also eat prior to leaving, or get some take out.

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Five PR Ideas You Can Implement in Your Restaurant This Year

Modern Restaurant Management

Paying close attention to national holidays, sporting events, local news, and other buzzworthy community happenings can help restaurant owners and managers create promotions that help them stand out in a crowded space.

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The 3 Golden Rules of Bar Management


Whether a brewpub, sports bar, a club or a neighborhood joint, find the thing that makes your place unique and make sure everything in it reflects that concept. Whether you are managing a chic wine bar or a local neighborhood watering hole, running a successful bar is not easy.

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The 3 Golden Rules of Bar Management


Whether a brewpub, sports bar, a club or a neighborhood joint, find the thing that makes your place unique and make sure everything in it reflects that concept. Whether you are managing a chic wine bar or a local neighborhood watering hole, running a successful bar is not easy.

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Garage Doors Drafted for Entertainment Complex

Modern Restaurant Management

The unique indoor/outdoor entertainment complex features a sprawling setting with pickleball courts, a variety of yard games, a restaurant and sports bar. Which came first, the chicken or … the pickle?

Meet Our Commercial Lines Territory Manager, Bryon Hutter!

Hospitality Insurance Group

If you could go to any Boston sporting event, what would it be? This month, we welcomed Bryon to Hospitality Insurance Group as our new Commercial Lines Territory Manager based at our headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts. Get to know Bryon in our latest Q&A interview below.

5 Top Tips for Celebrity Restaurant Marketing You Can Adopt for Your Eatery

Bottleneck Management

Sports stars from your local high school or college, or even at the state level. Celebrity restaurant marketing is by no means a new phenomenon. Basically, it boils down to a partnership between a restaurant and a celebrity, allowing for endorsements and marketing opportunities.

15 Restaurant Promotion Ideas to Attract More Customers 

Restaurant Clicks

Sporting events are a big draw, especially for a sports bar or restaurant that typically plays games on their televisions. Sports aren’t the only option, however.

7 Ways to Keep Liquor Costs Low at Your Bar


Beer pitchers are popular go-to drink orders during sports games or events, and two-for-one deals are hard to resist. . As a bar manager or owner, keeping track of liquor costs is a primary responsibility.

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How the Tech Industry is Shaping the Future of Dining


This functionality is particularly important at food and drinks establishments that sell items such as merchandise—for instance, wineries selling bottles of wine, brewpubs selling growlers, sports bars selling T-shirts, or coffee shops selling beans.

10 Types Of Restaurants: The Complete Guide For Potential Owners


televisions for sports, and possibly even a dance floor. If your dream is to be an owner or manager of a food-service business, understanding the options available to you — the types of restaurants you can open — is an essential first step in your success.