July, 2021


Culinary Cues

Look around – they’re slowly, but surely coming back.

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How to Open a Coffee Shop: The Ultimate Guide

7 Shifts

So you want to open up your very own coffee shop. We're all here for it! Coffee shops can be so much more than a place to grab a cup of joe and a croissant. They are places where friends and family gather, where ideas are formed and spread, and where important work gets done.

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New Age Recruitment Marketing Channels for Today’s Competitive Restaurant Hires

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tight job market, to be competitive and stay top of mind of potential hires, it’s important to launch a holistic recruitment marketing strategy to support basic recruiting functions.

How to Manage Your Restaurant Inventory for Greater Profitability

Sculpture Hospitality

Your restaurant inventory is the backbone of your business. The stock you buy is an asset that directly impacts how profitable your business is, yet so many restaurants aren’t building inventory management strategies that protect those assets. Restaurant Inventory Bar Inventory

Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Why Truth in Advertising Matters

Indoor Media

Truth in advertising is of crucial importance. You’ve likely heard people talk about it before — it’s common sense.

5 Effective Ways to Increase Profit Margins at Your Restaurant


Reading Time: 5 minutes. The pandemic has exacerbated the restaurant labor crisis and there is only one way out – offering staff higher wages and improving benefits. To achieve this while still staying in the black, restaurants need to significantly increase profit margins, but how?

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Danny Meyer on How to Hire the Right People For Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

How do the world's best restaurateurs hire their teams? We got a pretty good idea when we had the pleasure of hosting Danny Meyer in our office (virtually, of course!) for a fireside chat with 7shifts CEO, Jordan Boesch.

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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.

Bar Inventory: How to Create a Signature Drink Your Bar is Known For

Sculpture Hospitality

Building a successful and profitable bar is all about creating a brand story that customers’ buy into. The better your story, the easier it will be to attract new guests and the more likely it will be that existing guests stay loyal to your bar. Bar Management

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Why Physical Advertising is Still Important

Indoor Media

It’s 2021, and the world is well into the digital age. The internet rules the world — people live on social media. For example, there are about 2.85 billion monthly active users on Facebook, which is a little more than a third of the world’s population.

Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

6 Effective Ways to Increase Profit Margins at Your Restaurant


Reading Time: 5 minutes. The pandemic has exacerbated the restaurant labor crisis and there is only one way out – offering staff higher wages and improving benefits. To achieve this while still staying in the black, restaurants need to significantly increase profit margins, but how?


Culinary Cues

By now, everyone is aware that there are enormous challenges with the supply chain – brought on by the pandemic and post pandemic rush to return to normal.

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12 Best Chinese Food Restaurant Chains

Restaurant Clicks

Chinese food is the ultimate take-out food, its sweet, sour, tangy, and spicy sauces make marinating vegetables, meats, and seafood more perfect the longer it sits.

Turning Pain Points into Strengths: How to Create a 360-Degree Dining Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has devastated the restaurant industry, with profitability and staffing levels down for the vast majority of restaurant operators.

Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

How to Build Restaurant Core Values

7 Shifts

For the latest episode of the 7shifts podcast, we synced up with Kelly McCutcheon of Hopdoddy Burger Bar to discuss how they came up with theirs. With 20 plus locations across the southeast U.S., Hopdoddy looks to their core values as a sort of operating system for how they do business.

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The New Sculpture Hospitality Dashboard for Inventory Management

Sculpture Hospitality

Are you struggling to gain complete visibility and control over your restaurant or bar’s inventory ? Bar Management Restaurant Inventory Bar Inventory

8 Ways CFOs Can Help Restaurant Groups Through the Restaurant Reopening/Recovery


Restaurants lost $270 billion in 2020 due to COVID-19 shutdowns and restaurant restrictions, and the crisis sent many companies into a tailspin. According to the National Restaurant Association , in 2020, 110,000 restaurants closed permanently, and 2 million restaurant industry jobs were lost.

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Culinary Cues

Well, I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures. If there is stability in the restaurant business – I’m not quite sure where it is.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Librandi Wines of Calabria

A Wine Story

Librandi Wines of Calabria. Librandi: Authentic Wines of Calabria Recently I discovered several delicious wines of Librande. This is a new-to-me brand from an Italian wine-growing region, Calabria, with historical significance.

Get These IT Essentials Right to Protect Customers’ User Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry is roaring back into action as pandemic lockdowns wind down. That said, the processes that became norms during the pandemic, such as online ordering and contactless pickup, are here to stay for the convenience of hungry customers.

Bottom Line Shrinking? Five Ways Retailers Can Optimize Labor to Minimize Costs

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Bottom Line Shrinking? Five Ways Retailers Can Optimize Labor to Minimize Costs.

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How Restaurant Technology is Enabling Superior Employee Performance and Experience

Restaurant Technology Guys

With rising payroll costs, employee efficiency is key to maintaining profitability. A modern, cloud-based restaurant POS can help. Here's how you can use restaurant technology to improve employee performance and morale.

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

Meeting Off-Premise Demand While Rebuilding In-Restaurant Sales to Boost Profitability


The pandemic has undeniably changed the restaurant industry. Some restaurant trends may already have been in motion, but the restrictions and adjustments caused by the pandemic accelerated the changes.


Culinary Cues

Let’s face it – we are prisoners of our own emotional package. Some of these emotions are visible and some are not; some are more pronounced in certain individuals, and some are barely noticeable in others, but the fact remains that our emotional package can be, and in many cases is: in control.

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?? Alto Adige Wines

A Wine Story

Alto Adige Wines. Alto Adige Wines. Alto Adige is one of Italy’s smallest wine regions. You may hear the German language here, or see a German surname. The reason is that for many years (at different times) the region was under Italian and German rule.

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Expected Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Is it over yet? Not just quite but we can already see some effects of COVID-19 in the hospitality industry, especially restaurants. One would say: nothing will ever be the same. Nevertheless, these effects shouldn’t be considered as dramatic and apocalyptic.

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Insight Into the Post-Pandemic Restaurant

This pandemic has brought permanent changes to the market and consumer behavior. But like all things, the crisis will pass, and people will start to explore how to resume normal activities. It’s crucial to ensure that your restaurant is ready to adjust and kick-start once the pandemic has passed. Here’s how to adjust your business model in order to get your restaurant back on track.

How Restaurants Are Using Data and Analytics to Increase Profits

The Eat Restaurant

As digitization reshapes the functional and operational outlook of the restaurant industry, major independents and franchisees alike are clinging to data in the hope that it’ll help them succeed in this modern business landscape. Guest experience

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What is an Angel Shot and When to Order It

Restaurant Clicks

As lockdowns continue to lift across the country, excited patrons are returning to bars and restaurants, eager to find fun. However, for women who haven’t been in a bar recently, it’s important to never forget basic safety techniques. Enter the angel shot.

Make Doing Inventory Fast, Easy and Fun


Accurate inventory management is a foundational pillar for your restaurant operation. It informs your food costs, your P&L, and is crucial to keeping customers happy and well-fed. Yet, inventory counting is one of the single most tedious tasks in the restaurant’s back of house - until now.

Mastering Restaurant Inventory Management in 10 Easy Steps


When it comes to restaurant inventory, there are a lot of moving pieces. On any given day, you may be receiving multiple food and beverage shipments from different vendors, farmers, or distributors.

Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

As the COVID-19 restrictions ease restaurants need strategies to adapt to crises in order to remain in business and protect profitability. The 2 ways of ensuring survival are protecting revenue and reducing costs. And the right technology can help. Read on to find out how.