April, 2021

WHAT I WISH I KNEW AS AN 16 YEAR OLD BREAKFAST COOK

Culinary Cues

My first real job at the age of 15 (unless you count being a paperboy) was washing dishes and helping out the breakfast cook at a local diner.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM Research Roundup, we feature news of the expected pent-up demand from guests, the Great Restaurant Restart and delivery trends. Event Planning Is Back.

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Sculpture Hospitality’s Inventory Management Solution Makes the News!

Sculpture Hospitality

Sculpture Hospitality is delighted to announce that our innovative inventory management solution for restaurant and bars has hit the news, featuring on a recent episode of NewsWatch - a trusted source for breaking consumer, technology, travel, health and entertainment news on the AMC Network and ION Network. Company News

Why Do So Many Restaurants STILL Suck? It’s Their Culture

Embrace the Suck

Go sit in your restaurant for an hour with your eyes closed and just listen. What do you hear? Does it sound like the smooth cadence of a well-oiled machine or more like a clunky old car engine that backfires every minute? When I am coaching a client, I love to sit in the dining room and just listen.

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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.

How To Train New Restaurant Employees

7 Shifts

As a result of the pandemic, restaurants have had to make specific adjustments to all areas of their organization’s operations. Not only have they had to change their interiors, but more importantly, how every employee plays a larger role in certain demands.

Takeaway.com 101: the essential guide for restaurants

Deliverect

Founded in the Netherlands in the year 2000, Takeaway.com specializes in online food ordering and home delivery. In 2020, the company merged with Just Eat to form one of the leading global online food delivery companies, Just Eat Takeaway.com.

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Location-Based Mobile Advertising: A Guide for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

A visit to a restaurant almost always means a sale. That’s why driving people into your physical locations is so valuable. Luckily that’s easier today with mobile advertising and restaurant owners should consider embracing this modern technology to market their business effectively.

Bar Inventory Spreadsheet or Bar Inventory System: What’s Best?

Sculpture Hospitality

Counting, managing and successfully maintaining your bar inventory seems simple at first glance, yet many bars are using time-consuming, ineffective and inaccurate processes that lead to hidden costs and lost profits. Restaurant Operations Restaurant Inventory Bar Inventory

The Top 10 Pizza Spots in Washington DC

Restaurant Clicks

In Washington, D.C., it seems as though there are not only a plethora of pizza restaurants, but one on every few blocks. To be successful in the Washington, D.C., area as a pizza spot, you have to be exceptional, as there really are so many options.

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How Canyons Fresh Grill Saves 15% on Labor with 7shifts

7 Shifts

Canyons Fresh Grill is the definition of a neighborhood spot—nestled just off of Main Street in the town of Woodstock, Georgia, the restaurant has been a mainstay since 2008. It’s a family-owned business, combining more than 60 years of entrepreneurial experience to serve its city.

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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.

The Road to Operational Excellence – Only the Best for Cheetah Clients

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. When we first set out to provide e-commerce solutions for Small-Medium business supplies, we were hoping to make just a bit of a dent. We never imagined we’d end up disrupting a $1 trillion industry of US wholesale foodservice distribution.

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How a Virtual Kitchen Could Improve Your Restaurant Group’s Profitability

Restaurant365

Although many restrictions on restaurants are starting to lift, COVID-19 has permanently changed the landscape of the restaurant industry. First, stay-at-home orders and dining restrictions prompted restaurants to focus on takeout and delivery.

Five Key Metrics Every Hiring Manager Should Track

Modern Restaurant Management

In businesses with high turnover – think, food or retail – managers spend a good portion of their time on hiring. The more efficiently and effectively they can hire, the less money and time they’ll spend, and the lower their turnover will be.

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4 Reasons Why Restaurant Inventory Management Matters

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant is a dream for many people. The truth is, however, that running a successful restaurant isn’t just about crafting amazing meals. It takes a remarkable amount of work and an extensive amount of business acumen to run a successful restaurant

Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the latest example of unexpected turmoil, albeit on a larger scale, which initially caused voluntary, which initially caused voluntary and mandatory closings of dine-in areas as people needed to slow the virus spread by practicing social distancing. 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.

We’re rocketing! 30M orders, 1B in GMV & a Series C funding of $65 million!

Deliverect

We haven’t even reached our third birthday and we have already achieved so many exciting milestones. Last week we reached 30 million orders processed across our 30 markets around the world.

How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The benefits of having loyalty programs—particularly mobile programs—have become more noticeable due to the pandemic.

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3 Types of Ghost Kitchens and Which One Is the Best Business to Start

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Check out the last chapter in our Ghost Kitchen 101 series!

Guest blog: 7 Essential Reasons Why Your Restaurant Needs an Online Ordering System

Restaurant365

Part of being a successful restaurateur is by being forward thinking and quickly adapting to this fast-changing industry. Today, consumers want convenient and easy ways to order food from your restaurant. Luckily, that’s what an online ordering system can do for you.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Point of Sale Solution for Your Restaurant

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting virtually every industry, few have been hit harder than restaurants. Consumer preferences have shifted from what is trendiest to what is safest. They are looking for ordering and fulfillment options on a greater scale than ever before. The solution? A comprehensive restaurant point of sale (POS) system that helps owners gain actionable insight, master efficient operations, and become more competitive.

Optimization, Visibility, and Convenience: How Restech Is Driving Restaurant Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

The last year has been devastating for the restaurant industry. Every brand has had to react quickly to stay in business while trying to keep guests and customers safe. Online sales, curbside pickup, and delivery skyrocketed as restaurants scrambled to adapt.

How to Calculate Your Bar or Restaurant Inventory Usage

Sculpture Hospitality

To improve the profitability of your restaurant or bar, an effective inventory management strategy is crucial. To gain clear control and visibility into your inventory processes and make more strategic inventory decisions moving forward, you must understand your inventory usage.

How to Beat Writer’s Block When it Comes to Social Media Posts

Indoor Media

It may be hard to believe, but yes, even social media managers get writer’s block. In today’s world, it can be exhausting to try to think of a new prompt or message to share every single day. Pushing yourself to be carefree and creative takes a lot of careful planning.

8 Indian Restaurants Not to Miss in Washington, DC

Restaurant Clicks

Washington, D.C. is full of vibrancy and diversity not only in the population, but in food. With a plethora of dining options, where you start is a big decision! Indian restaurants are a great start on your culinary journey.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Boavida: Charming Portuguese Cafe-Market-Wine Bar in Outer Sunset

Cheetah

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Just two blocks away from the beach of San Francisco, Boavida Café feels like a peaceful getaway for the residents of Outer Sunset amidst extended shelter-in-place orders and the coronavirus pandemic hammering San Francisco.

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The Critical Role of the Store-level Restaurant Manager in Your Restaurant Group’s Profitability

Restaurant365

For multi-unit restaurant operators, your store-level restaurant manager is one of the greatest influences on an individual location’s performance.

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Boosting Employee Engagement in the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

Employee engagement – specifically increasing engagement to reduce turnover rates – is a frequently discussed topic that concerns businesses in all industries. However, when it comes to the restaurant industry, employee turnover is all too common for most operators.

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Should You Use a Loss Leader Pricing Strategy in Your Restaurant?

Sculpture Hospitality

The term ‘loss leader’ often brings negative connotations for restaurant owners and managers, but did you know that when used properly a loss leader pricing strategy can be an effective way for restaurants to drive new profits? Restaurant Operations Bar Inventory

Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How to Create a Social Media Strategy

Indoor Media

Whether you’ve heard the term or not, every small business needs a “social media strategy.” ” Like you would outline any advertising strategy or campaign, establishing a clear guide and list of your posts’ expectations can help you get the ball rolling.

How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The benefits of having loyalty programs—particularly mobile programs—have become more noticeable due to the pandemic.

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Increased Demand for Food Delivery Is Driving Ghost Kitchen Boom

Cheetah

Reading Time: 4 minutes. In the previous chapter of the Ghost Kitchen 101 Series , we looked at different types of cloud kitchens and how they operate. In this article, we dive into the food delivery boom and how it could change how the industry does business for years to come.

7 Tips for Exceeding Your Pre-COVID Restaurant Profit Margins

Restaurant365

Restaurant owners and operators have faced enormous challenges over the last year. After many months of on-again, off-again indoor dining restrictions, outdoor dining capacity limits, and relying on delivery/take out only, a brighter future is on the horizon.

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Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

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. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. 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.