2021

The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Ah…now is the time for everyone to start speculating about what the restaurant business will look like when all of this craziness is over.

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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work

Embrace the Suck

Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my new book title Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! Coming out in late February 2021. You’ve heard it said to you by every consultant out there.You need to work ON your restaurant and not IN your restaurant.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

For most of its existence, restaurant marketing focused on a single goal: getting more people through the door. How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? That all changed in 2020.

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Surprising Ways that Tech Can Help Evolve Your Restaurant

7 Shifts

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that restaurant technology is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a necessity for building a modern and future-proof restaurant.

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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.

Chef Chat© – Nicholas Calias, CEC, WCEC, CCA

Sante

Chef Nick Calias has his own restaurant and also serves as Culinary Director for new of Boston's largest venue managers. Chef Chat March 2021 boston chef

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Cartvertising: How to Advertise in Your Local Grocery Store

Indoor Media

Cartvertising, IndoorMedia’s shopping cart advertising program, places your business on the baby seat and nose portions of grocery store shopping carts. You can think of these custom-designed, full-color advertising campaigns as small-scale billboards that turn your business into a local celebrity!

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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

5 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant App to Customers

ChowNow

Now that you’ve invested in your own restaurant app for online ordering , your next question is likely, “How do I encourage my customers to use it?”. Incentivizing app downloads is important because it gives you a boost in visibility and customer loyalty.

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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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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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.

Why Culinary Programs Fail

Culinary Cues

There has never been a more important time for culinary schools than right now.

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The Perfect Recruiting Plan

Embrace the Suck

If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff. Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing? Can they form a coherent sentence? Hired!

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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7 Restaurant Management Tools for Maximum Productivity

7 Shifts

The role of a restaurant manager is always in motion. There’s always something else to get done, a new fire to put out, new fixes to make. All of that on top of the everyday tasks from scheduling to payroll to reporting can catch up to you.

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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.

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

Sante

Les Dames d'Escoffier NY presents Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment. January 2021 Management #metoo Master Sommelier sexual harassment

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Research Shows This is How to Overcome The Biggest Restaurant Challenges

Indoor Media

We scoured a successful restaurant study to bring you all the most important information in one clear guide. The information was collected from thousands of restaurants around the country, identifying the biggest challenges for restauranteurs and how to overcome them.

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How a Digital Workplace Supports Restaurants Through Disruption

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants have made great strides in the digital realm—from contactless payments to online ordering—but 32 percent of them feel like they could add to their technology stack to optimize operations.

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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

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.

10 Email Marketing Ideas for Restaurants to Drive Sales

ChowNow

If your restaurant isn’t using email marketing, now is the ideal time to start. It may seem like a big undertaking—especially given everything else you’re probably managing—but it’ll be worth your while.

Up and close with JP Then, founder of Slerp

Deliverect

In this interview JP Then, the founder of Slerp , an e-commerce platform and order management system for the UK hospitality sector, shares valuable tips and tricks for the modern omni-channel restaurant that wants to optimize their online sales channels.

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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.

FOR THE LOVE OF RESTAURANTS and COOKING

Culinary Cues

I am optimistic and realistic at the same time.

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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.

Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now!

Embrace the Suck

The bad news : Here we are, waiting for the world to end. I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. I did not see this curveball coming. The good news : The world is not going to end!

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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!

Seven Traits of Successful Restaurant Owners and Managers

7 Shifts

Successful restaurant owners have many traits in common. They have a passion for food, an adventurous spirit, a strong work ethic, and the ability to teach and lead.

Must-Try Brunches in Washington, DC

Restaurant Clicks

Washington, D.C., may be best known for its history, monuments, and cherry blossoms in the Spring. Did you know that Washington, D.C. is also acknowledged among locals for the plethora of restaurants that offer brunch? Weekends are for brunch in the D.C.

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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

4 Tips For Setting Your Marketing Budget

Indoor Media

Whether you’re considering your first campaign or trying to get a better sense of how much you could have saved on your last one, it’s time to set a firm marketing budget.

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How to Schedule Social Media Ads to Run When People Are Hungry

Modern Restaurant Management

Facebook and Instagram are powerful advertising tools for any restaurant wanting to reach people in their community or tourists traveling through their area, whether to increase indoor dining numbers or, in today's climate, driving more pickup and curbside orders.

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

5 tactics for restaurant success in 2021

ChowNow

To say that 2020 changed the restaurant industry would be an understatement. More than 110,000 restaurants have closed permanently or long term, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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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.