September, 2020

The Breakfast Cook – Tough, Dependable, Organized, and Fast

Culinary Cues

There are cooks and there are cooks – each has his or her list of responsibilities, required skills, and bag of tricks. Just because you are listed on a schedule as a cook does not necessarily mean that you are adept at filling every position under that designation.

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5 Ways to Attract Restaurant Customers

ChowNow

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed both restaurant operations and consumer behavior. In March 2020, searches for “restaurant takeout” on Google increased 285 percent , as diners reacted to the closure of dining rooms across the country.

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Three Ways to Leverage Technology for Restaurant Reopenings

Modern Restaurant Management

A prerequisite for working in the restaurant industry is often to be “quick on your feet.” ” The COVID-19 pandemic—more than any contentious customer or kitchen catastrophe—is putting that skill to test.

Inspiring! 3 Restaurants Show How they Adapted During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 Shifts

You've heard hundreds of stories about restaurants struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it's undoubtedly a difficult time for restaurants, this has also been an era of innovation and resilience.

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.

The Benefits of a Successful Inventory Management System in Your Bar and Restaurant

Sculpture Hospitality

There’s no industry in the world that’s more competitive than the hospitality sector. There’s no doubt about it, the restaurant and bar business is an incredibly tough space to operate in, and the owners that work within it are highly passionate about what they do.

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The Dozen - Through a Glass Lightly

Sante

sunny.jpg. Author(s): Roger Morris. Teaser: A vinous light at the edge of the autumnal tunnel leading to winter's darkness.

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Maximize Takeout Profitability With These Six Steps

Modern Restaurant Management

Off-premise dining was already on-trend in the restaurant industry well before COVID-19. According to Morgan Stanley estimates, online delivery is set to grow from $260 billion in 2017 to $325 billion in 2020 – and possibly $470 billion by 2025.

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How to make guests with food sensitivities feel welcome

Typsy

2020 has thrown a myriad of challenges at the restaurant industry. Now more than ever, making guests feel at home is important. But this time we’re not talking about having the proper sanitizing practices in place or observing COVID-19 enforced social distancing.

3 Exciting Strategies You’ll Love to Sell Wine Online

A Wine Story

3 Exciting Strategies You'll Love to Sell Wine Online. Sell Wine Online - Gems from Central Coast Insights, Wine Business Monthly. Looking to sell wine online? Many of the strategies suggested by Wine Business Monthly’s Central Coast Insights webinar provide the model for success.

Captivate Website Visitors With a Free Online Mechanic Chat

Indoor Media

If your website isn’t converting visitors into leads, then it’s not doing its job. Think about your own experience searching for a product or service online.

A CHEF’S 2020 LAMENT

Culinary Cues

. They say that hindsight is 2020 – that being so, there is plenty for us to reflect on and determine how we might have done things differently. The fact is, we can’t go back, but we can look forward. At this point we are all hoping that 2020 will just fade from our memories.

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Retain Restaurant Employees with These Six Hiring Tips

Restaurant365

The hiring process in the restaurant industry is similar to hiring in other industries, but the restaurant industry experiences higher turnover than most other businesses. Consequently, the hiring objective is two-fold: hiring the right employees and retaining them.

The Best Restaurant Marketing Tips

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine surveyed marketing experts to find out the best ways restaurants can market themselves now. Here are their insights. Tony Abate, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at AtmosAir Solutions. Customers are going to be hesitant to dine indoors.

Which Restaurant Reservation System Is Best for Me: Resy vs OpenTable vs Yelp vs Tock

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. Restaurant reservation systems help solve one of the biggest challenges of the foodservice industry – managing the constant influx of reservations and customers.

11 Thrilling Wine Business Trends To Delight

A Wine Story

Wine Business Trends 2020 - Wine Business Monthly. Man Ordering Wine Online - Wine Business Trends. Highlights from Technology and Financial Webinar. Are you curious about wine business trends 2020? Most of us know that e-commerce is booming in the US wine industry.

Gain Customer Loyalty With Simple, Effective Auto Repair Receipts

Indoor Media

Are you rewarding your current customers? If you aren’t, you should be! Keeping current customers is so much easier, and cheaper, than finding new ones.

A SOMBER DAY – WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THE SOUL OF AMERICA

Culinary Cues

Never Forget. Nineteen years later – what does 9/11 continue to mean to America and the world? This is a day that must give us pause, a day of unthinkable horror that will always be remembered by anyone born before 2001.

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What is PAR Level and Why is it Important in Restaurant Inventory Management?

Sculpture Hospitality

Proper food and beverage inventory management is one of the most important processes that any restaurant can implement into their backend operations. That’s because poor ordering decisions lead to wasted money.

Five Tips for the Best Customer Experience During COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Since the start of the pandemic, restaurants across the country have been on a rollercoaster ride. Businesses have been forced to pivot away from on-premises dining to offer on-line ordering and take-out services.

Improve Your Restaurant Website Now To Generate More Sales

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Even now as restaurants are reopening, the Covid-19 pandemic has most diners staying outdoors. As our lives are shifting to the digital space, ordering food on restaurant websites and sharing home dining experiences has become the new normal.

There Really Is No Ethical Restaurant Under Capitalism

EATER

Building an equitable restaurant — where all workers are paid fairly, have benefits, and work without discrimination — will require undoing the way most restaurants are run. The only ethical restaurant I have ever heard of is on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

5 Things You Need to Create Your Auto Shop’s Brand

Indoor Media

As an auto shop owner, you are someone’s competition. You and your competitors are trying to make a name for yourselves. So how much is it worth to stand out from the crowd?

CHEFS – FINE TUNE THOSE SENSES

Culinary Cues

The kitchen sensual army. There are many things that differentiate cooks and chefs, but none more important to the customer experience and the reputation of the restaurant than mastery of the senses.

Ask an Expert: What management software do restaurants need right now?

ChowNow

Over 100,000 restaurants have closed permanently or long-term during the pandemic, and the prospects of desperately needed government relief aren’t looking good.

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The Pandemic’s Effect on Restaurant Supplies

Modern Restaurant Management

While the pandemic has greatly affected many businesses, In June, KaTom Restaurant Supply had the single greatest month in company history. How were they able to accomplish that? There are a few reasons.

Typsy explains: How to get better at learning in hospitality

Typsy

Learning something new can be a struggle. Sometimes it feels like wading through mud - unpleasant, time-consuming, and taking up a lot of your energy. But what if it didn't have to be like that?

‘Food Is Political. It’s a Part of Our DNA.’

EATER

Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit, has long advocated for an equitable and sustainable restaurant industry. She still sees a lot of work to do.

Chilean Carmenere: 7 Superior Ways to Love Fantastic Wine

A Wine Story

TerreNoble Winemaker Garcia in the Vineyard. Are you curious about Carménère from Chile? What Type of Wine is Carménère From Chile? Carménère from Chile is a full-bodied, dry red wine, considered the national wine grape of Chile. The Aroma and Taste of Carménère From Chile Pronounced kär-m?-?ner

7 Tips for Maintaining PCI Compliance for Restaurants

Restaurant365

New technology tools in the restaurant industry present new opportunities for businesses to streamline operations. However, this boom in technology also comes with security and hacking risks, especially in payment processing.

Why Now and into 2021 is a Great Time to Buy a Franchise

Goliath Consulting

With all the trouble the pandemic has given the restaurant industry these past couple months, you might be surprised to hear that restaurant franchising opportunities have never been stronger. There are brands that are outpacing the overall industry.

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How Restaurants Deliver Great Hospitality with Contactless Ordering and Payment

Modern Restaurant Management

Hospitality operators are rapidly turning to contactless ordering and payment solutions to help navigate the long road back to normal from COVID-19’s impacts. While it’s a smart innovation that some say is long overdue, the reality is operators are responding to customer demand.

2020 Restaurant Marketing Trends For Your Best Year Yet

Restaurant Engine

Stay on top of the latest trends to help your restaurant grow. You’ve got great food, wonderful ambiance, highly trained servers, and an excellent chef. But where are the diners? This is a common problem for both new and established restaurants, and it all comes down to marketing.

Should Your Restaurant Take Inventory?

Xtra Chef

Every hospitality vet knows that taking inventory sucks. It’s time-consuming to write down the numbers of every single item in the walk-in by jotting notes on a printout, then transferring the notes to an Excel spreadsheet or directly into an old-school inventory management system.