October, 2021

THE VALUE OF THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

Culinary Cues

Kitchens are great equalizers – it is the place where individual talent and exceptional intellect can be less important that dependability, organization, focus, and teamwork.

How to Raise Restaurant Menu Prices without Negative Pushback

Ken Burgin

Inflation is back, following dramatic rises in energy costs, wages and all the food & beverage supplies we purchase. Operators still holding the price of meals to what they were 12 months ago are bearing the brunt of massive increases in the cost of ingredients. And profitability is suffering.

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6 Restaurant Reports and Dashboards That Help 7shifts’ Users Run Smarter Businesses

7 Shifts

Running a restaurant day-in and day-out takes a ton of mental energy. It can be difficult to come up for air and really look at the why behind what you're doing.

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Seafood Delivery Services That Ship Right to Your Door

Restaurant Clicks

Seafood delivery services provide excellent customer service by providing the freshest fish available. Often, when someone purchases fish in a grocery store, it has been previously frozen, then thawed and sold as fresh.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

The New Normal: How Technology Can Help Streamline Restaurant Operations

Modern Restaurant Management

Last year, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants went through some unwanted but necessary changes. As a precaution, dining areas were closed and at one point, even eating al fresco was prohibited in certain areas.

The wine2wine Business Forum hosts first-ever Clubhouse wine marathon

Bevology

The wine2wine Business Forum in Verona will host a six-hour Clubhouse marathon on Monday 18 October. The Forum also gives wine professionals the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the Clubhouse app for creating new wine communities and accessing new markets.

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5 Myths About Restaurant Inventory That Will Damage Your Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

Your restaurant inventory is your company’s investment into profitability. The better you manage your inventory and control costs, the higher your profit margins will be and the more success your restaurant will have. Restaurant Operations Restaurant Inventory

8 Successful Restaurant Concepts & Ideas to Inspire and Guide You

7 Shifts

The right concept is crucial when opening your restaurant , a new location, or refreshing your brand. Get your concept right and you'll be on your way to rave reviews, recommendations, and loyal clientele.

Where to Get Mexican Food Around NYC

Restaurant Clicks

New York’s Mexican restaurant scene has undergone significant change in the past three decades. Formerly, Mexican dishes, if you could even find any, were typically limited to fajitas, cheese enchiladas, and other basics. Oh, how times have changed!

Seven Tips on How to Use Facebook Ads for Restaurants to Get More Customers

Modern Restaurant Management

Everybody needs to eat, so the sale of food will never go out of fashion. Still, because there are many competing businesses in the dining sector, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. Using Facebook Ads can help you get the edge over the competition.

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

BOHA! WorkStation among the top 3 Hot New Products for Foodservice Safety & Sustainability by C-Store Decisions

Transact

is already powering some of the largest convenience store names in the country and we are excited to announce that our latest innovation, the BOHA! WorkStation, received an award from C-Store Decisions as a Hot New Product for Foodservice Safety & Sustainability.

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Culinary Cues

Most of us tend to gravitate to what we can control. We have an innate desire to do what we’re good at and avoid what we are not. It is the fact of control that differentiates comfort from a lack thereof.

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How Supporting Customer Facing Staff Helps with Employee Retention – Top 5 Tips

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. We all know that COVID-19 has changed the restaurant industry forever, but did you know it also changed patrons? Customers who have been cooped up at home for the past two years are anxious to get back to dining out.

How 7shifts Can Help Your Restaurant This Holiday Season

7 Shifts

The holiday season is upon us. Big parties, holiday specials, and private events are, too. But this holiday season, like last year's, will be a unique one for the restaurant industry. We're still feeling the effects of the pandemic.

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New Restaurants Checklist: Ensuring Success

Developing a business plan is key when it comes to new restaurant startup success. Restaurant owners should have a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and budgets in order to determine and allocate resources properly. Read this checklist with it's 4 key steps to ensure your restaurant's success.

San Francisco Restaurants You Should Be Dining At This Week

Restaurant Clicks

San Francisco is one of the most recognized cities in the world, and with good reason. Aside from a certain iconic bridge and being a trade hub, it’s also a hive of creativity. With that comes good food from people interested in making their mark on the city’s history.

Restaurants Can Leverage Their POS System to Make the Most Out of Outdoor Dining

Modern Restaurant Management

With increased talk of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the rise of the Delta variant , restaurant owners are still adapting their dine-in operations to keep up with the times.

Embracing Change to Survive and Maximise Food Service Sales

Future Food

EMBRACING CHANGE TO SURVIVE AND MAXIMISE FOOD SERVICE SALES. Australia’s two major cities have currently been in lockdown for over ten weeks with Melbourne now being in lockdown longer than any city in the world, 246 days so far and one month remaining.

5 Benefits of a Restaurant and Bar Inventory Management App

Sculpture Hospitality

In our blog, we’ve discussed in detail how using inventory management software to gain better visibility and control over your restaurant and bar inventory can significantly improve business profitability. Bar Inventory

The Restaurant Technology Buyer's Checklist

Evaluating new technology for your growing restaurant enterprise tends to be a long, murky, burdensome process. After helping dozens of companies on their restaurant management solution selection journey, we’ve identified the common factor in finding the right fit: precise, thoughtful research. In this simple guide, we highlight the twelve most essential research areas that technology evaluators need to include in their evaluation journey. Download the guide today.

Restaurant Labor Costs Every Store Manager Should Track

Restaurant365

Your labor cost is one of the highest expenses for your restaurant, typically taking up to 25-35% of revenue. Many factors can increase restaurant labor costs: inefficient schedules, overtime hours, or even rising wages.

The Return of the American Rail Dining Car

EATER

Changes at Amtrak may revive the beloved tradition of enjoying chicken cordon bleu and Moroccan beef with chickpea salad with fellow travelers In August 2005, I rode an Amtrak overnight train from Chicago to Schenectady, New York: the Lake Shore Limited.

Las Vegas Steakhouses That Will Blow You Away

Restaurant Clicks

Whether you’re coming to Las Vegas for a work conference, a bachelor party, or just to get away, you’ll want to do a bit of exploring. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, it might call for a fancy dinner.

Using Technology to Combat the Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

Every industry felt the impact of the labor crunch during the pandemic and now, as recovery efforts are underway, businesses are struggling to recover employees quickly enough to meet the rise in demand.

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.

Boost Profits and Get Your Restaurant Haunted for Halloween

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Halloween is a great opportunity to boost sales at your restaurant and have some fun with your staff. This year Halloween falls on a Sunday, making it perfect for all-day family celebrations at your restaurant.

Vega Sicilia Vintage Showcase

A Wine Story

Vega Sicilia Vintage Showcase. Vega Sicilia is one of the most famous wineries in Spain today. The winery got its start in 1848, when Toribio Lecanda, a Basque landowner, bought the estate from the Marquis of Valbuena. His objective was,to grow crops and raise cattle.

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The Ghost Kitchen as a New Revenue Stream for Your Restaurant Group

Restaurant365

Ghost kitchens, commonly known as virtual kitchens, have experienced exponential growth in the last few years. The ghost kitchen segment was already around at the beginning of 2020, but the market became even more significant in the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to Look for in a Bar Inventory Management Solution

Sculpture Hospitality

Are you ready to make bar inventory management a more consistent, prominent and strategic component of your business? Bar Management Bar Inventory

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.

Amazing Places to Eat in Williamsburg

Restaurant Clicks

Williamsburg is one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic and exciting neighborhoods. It’s both historic and hip, with chefs from around the world arriving to make their mark. You’ll find just about every type of food in Williamsburg, including pizza, pasta, burgers, and contemporary.

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How To Improve Your Restaurant Inventory Management Strategy

Modern Restaurant Management

Controlling a restaurant kitchen’s inventory is a key to proper restaurant management and can help avoid wasting food and space. When it comes to your livelihood, any gaps in inventory are more than mere annoyances — they could be hurting your ability to make a profit.

Expect a tough, demanding summer for restaurants and cafes

Ken Burgin

The Covid delta variant is widespread, limiting activity and creating fear of new variations. People are nervous, which always limits spending. There’s very little of the ‘see you on the other side’ mentality that was a saving feature of 2020.

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How To Create a Fair Holiday Work Schedule For Restaurants

7 Shifts

The holidays are on their way - and for many restaurants, that means an increase in sales. Even in the pandemic year of 2020, before vaccines, we saw bumps in both sales and shifts scheduled in and around the tent pole holidays.

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.