July, 2020


Culinary Cues

As cooks start to, or at least hope to, begin settling into kitchen life again, it seems appropriate to reiterate those standard rules of thumb that everyone must abide by.

xtraCHEF Product Release 9.1

Xtra Chef

We’re excited to announce yet another Product Release for xtraCHEF! Version 9.1 is now live.

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Managing Bar Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Goliath Consulting

Every bar manager experiences recurring nightmares of that one delivery day. We all know the one. It is the middle of the lunch rush and trucks keep showing up at the loading dock during times the restaurant has deemed inappropriate for deliveries.

Chefs on the Lamb: Low Cuts, High


Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer. Wayne Harley Brachman. Bo Peep loses them in a nursery rhyme, insomniacs count them, and renegade family members are labeled as black ones.

Sending Delivery Tech Back: Five Ideas for Redesigning Aggregators

Modern Restaurant Management

Food delivery aggregators: You’re well past your expiration date.

3 Time Tested Secrets for Remarkable Vineyards

A Wine Story

Supéry Dollarhide . St Supery Dollarhide Emma Swain CEO. Supéry Dollarhide ranch in the Napa Valley is among the most famous for its remarkable terroir. Originating from the 1840s, the St. Supéry Dollarhide ranch was owned by Andrew Jackson Dollarhide.

Restaurant Inventory Spreadsheet for Getting Started with Inventory Management


Restaurant inventory management is the process of monitoring the food and beverage ingredients in your restaurant.

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7 tips for setting up food delivery for your restaurant


Even before 2020, delivery service was looking like the way of the future when it comes to the restaurant business. and then COVID happened.

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Hoshizaki America, Inc. Introduces the First Sphere Ice Machine to the North American Market


The first undercounter spherical ice machine adds chill and pizzazz to cocktail presentation. Hoshizaki is thrilled to announce the launch of the Sphere Undercounter Ice Machine.

Uber Eats Up Postmates and PPP Loan Data

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature the latest delivery platform consolidation, the release of PPP loan information and ServSafe Dining Commitment. Uber To Acquire Postmates. In a $2.65

4 Steps to Digitizing Your Restaurant Business

Harbor Touch

A restaurant today can be an almost uniquely hands-on business. In so many other types of businesses, we see less and less contact between owners and customers. In restaurants, however, the in-person experience and interactions are crucial and irreplaceable.

The Future of Restaurant Marketing: The Time to “Serve an Experience”


You can choose to roll with the punches or fight against them. Either way, the world is getting faster and if you choose to not keep up, you will likely lose out on potential customers than you would if you chose to adapt and change how you market your business. Restaurant Marketing

The Australian Craft Beverage Movement – Reshaping the F&B Landscape

Future Food

The Australian Craft Beverage Movement – Reshaping the F&B Landscape. The craft beverage movement has been building significant momentum over the past 10 years and has subsequently reshaped the liquor industry as we know it.

How to create a great team from the first interview


If you're in the process of hiring new hospitality staff, or you will be soon, knowing how to approach the interview is as important for you, the interviewer, as it is for your candidates.

Restaurant Owners Win Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Restaurant Engine

Most insurance companies have denied claims from restaurant owners resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners counterclaim they are entitled to benefits in Business Interruption Insurance policies that protect against lost income after a covered peril affects a policyowner.

Contactless Dining: Exploring the Intersection of Hospitality and Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

One year ago we walked into a Cambridge, Massachusetts restaurant for the first day of field research. Our palms were sweaty from the excitement and anxiety.

xtraCHEF Recipe Card: Sandeep Dharuman

Xtra Chef

Explain your role at xtraCHEF. I’m the Director of Support and responsible for both customer and platform support.

3 Do’s (and 3 Don’ts) for Small Auto Shops to Compete Against Big Brands

Indoor Media

Small auto shops may often find themselves competing against national brands for new customers. While their bigger budgets and household brand may be cause for concern, it doesn’t mean that your shop can’t overcome those challenges. Instead of working harder, work smarter!

I’m Through Being Silent About the Restaurant Industry’s Racism


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How To Grow Your Following Across Multiple Instagram Accounts

Lady Boss Blogger

Do you have multiple social media accounts for your business? Are you interested to grow your following on Instagram? If so, then you have come to the right place. One way many businesses complement their product or service is by operating a blog.

Guide to Serving Gluten-Free Restaurant Customers


According to market research conducted in 2017 , 11% of customers used a gluten-free “eating approach” in the previous year. That’s one percent more than vegetarian and over twice the vegan market. It’s a huge niche that more and more restaurants are waking up to.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-Year 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the rise of eCommerce, economic impact, dining during COVID and hot dog insights. Yelp's Economic Impact Report.

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Exploring Manufacturer Rebates—and How Restaurant Owners Can Get Them

Xtra Chef

The restaurant industry is known to run on razor-thin margins. Most operators are drawn to the business due to a passion for food and hospitality rather than a motive for profits.

How to Create Your Auto Shop Logo for Free Using Canva

Indoor Media

As an auto shop owner, are you able to say that your customers easily recognize you from the competition? Every small business needs a logo because it’s the foundation of your branding. You may be thinking you don’t have the time or money to invest in such an undertaking.

Who Will Save the Food Timeline?


The internet’s most comprehensive archive of food history — a passion project of one dedicated librarian — predates Wikipedia. Now, it needs a new custodian. In the long timeline of human civilization, here’s roughly how things shook out: First, there was fire, water, ice, and salt.

How to improve restaurant guest loyalty


Diners are starting to feel more comfortable venturing out again, but it's by no means 'business as usual' quite yet. Routines have inevitably changed - but the flip side of this is that it actually presents an opportunity for you to expand your customer base and bring in more regulars!

How To Successfully Market Events On Instagram

Lady Boss Blogger

One of the best ways to create “buzz” and market your next event is by using Instagram. As you probably know, Instagram is the most popular form of social media right now so, not marketing your future event on the platform would be a misstep.

May/June 2020 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Pooja S. Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. Legislation.

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7 Best QR-Code Contactless Digital Menus for Restaurants


In order to reopen from COVID-19, restaurants have had to create new policies and procedures in order to meet reopening requirements, as well as keep their diners and staff safe. One of the most obvious changes for restaurants is the move from physical menus to contactless menus.

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5 Car Wash Coupons That Attract Customers

Indoor Media

As a car wash owner, you know that there’s no shortage of options for customers to choose from and the competition is fierce. Winning customers from your competition is more important than ever. With the right car wash coupons, you can set yourself apart from that “other” car wash down the street.

How Black Communities Are Bridging the Food Access Gap


Harlem Grown/ Facebook. Amid the pandemic and racial-justice uprisings, Black organizers nationwide are getting fresh, healthy food and groceries to those who need it most This story was originally published on Civil Eats.

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Restaurant Reopening Guide II: Menu & Service Analysis


Reading Time: 2 minutes. As we inch closer to dining rooms opening to the public, menu planning is a critical step towards the great comeback. Some restaurant menu concepts have done better than others during the pandemic.

How Restaurants Can Proactively Instill Trust Among Customers In The Post-pandemic Era

The Restaurant Times

Amid the pandemic crisis, restaurant operators all across the globe are facing unique challenges to fulfill the new consumer expectations. With lockdown restrictions finally starting to ease, restaurants are beginning to plan what the next wave of a new normal could look like.

The Employment Landscape is Messy: How Restaurants Can Ensure Compliance with Limited Resources

Modern Restaurant Management

Let’s start with an uncontroversial premise: California’s complex, ever-changing gauntlet of employment laws is difficult for any company to navigate. Yet you may still be wondering why, aside from the headache, does it matter for my restaurant?

How To Increase Customer Loyalty By Improving The Hotel Experience

Gourmet Marketing

Over the past few months, your hotel may have been improving marketing strategies, amping up cleaning standards, and finding innovative ways to maintain social distancing rules.

How to Price Bottled, Craft, & Draft Beer (+8 Markup Tips)


Pricing the beer in your bar or restaurant can be tricky — you want your customers to spend their time drinking and enjoying themselves, not focusing on sticker shock. WHAT WE’LL COVER: Chapter 1: What Is Pour Cost?

If You Really Want to Visit a National Park, Skip the Big Ones


Paddleboarding in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park | Getty Images. America’s larger parks are attracting major crowds.