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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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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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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How to Open a Coffee Shop: The Ultimate Guide

7 Shifts

So you want to open up your very own coffee shop. We're all here for it! Coffee shops can be so much more than a place to grab a cup of joe and a croissant. They are places where friends and family gather, where ideas are formed and spread, and where important work gets done.

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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.

New Age Recruitment Marketing Channels for Today’s Competitive Restaurant Hires

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tight job market, to be competitive and stay top of mind of potential hires, it’s important to launch a holistic recruitment marketing strategy to support basic recruiting functions.

Why Truth in Advertising Matters

Indoor Media

Truth in advertising is of crucial importance. You’ve likely heard people talk about it before — it’s common sense.

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How to Manage Your Restaurant Inventory for Greater Profitability

Sculpture Hospitality

Your restaurant inventory is the backbone of your business. The stock you buy is an asset that directly impacts how profitable your business is, yet so many restaurants aren’t building inventory management strategies that protect those assets. Restaurant Inventory Bar Inventory

5 Effective Ways to Increase Profit Margins at Your Restaurant

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. The pandemic has exacerbated the restaurant labor crisis and there is only one way out – offering staff higher wages and improving benefits. To achieve this while still staying in the black, restaurants need to significantly increase profit margins, but how?

How CRM Can Help Restaurants Provide a Better Guest Experience

The Eat Restaurant

In the restaurant industry, maintaining good customer relationships is just as important as having a functioning kitchen. But between running a restaurant and managing its finances, restaurant management tends to forget to allocate the time to better understand their customers.

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.

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.

THE RETURN OF THE LINE COOK

Culinary Cues

Look around – they’re slowly, but surely coming back.

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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 20 Best Ways To Improve Motivation In The Workplace

Sling

Motivation is defined as the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Motivation in the workplace is no different. It’s your employee’s desire or willingness to produce great work. And when you think about it that way, it’s the holy grail that all managers strive for.

Restaurant Hiring: Navigating the Labor Shortage

7 Shifts

If you're having trouble finding great people to work in your restaurant, you're not alone. There's a labor shortage impacting the restaurant industry, made tougher by the pandemic.

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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.

Ambient Tech Is The Future of Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant technology adoption has accelerated throughout the pandemic, shifting digital tools from futuristic nice-to-haves into critical components of day-to-day operations.

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!

12 Best Chinese Food Restaurant Chains

Restaurant Clicks

Chinese food is the ultimate take-out food, its sweet, sour, tangy, and spicy sauces make marinating vegetables, meats, and seafood more perfect the longer it sits.

Bar Inventory: How to Create a Signature Drink Your Bar is Known For

Sculpture Hospitality

Building a successful and profitable bar is all about creating a brand story that customers’ buy into. The better your story, the easier it will be to attract new guests and the more likely it will be that existing guests stay loyal to your bar. Bar Management

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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.

6 Effective Ways to Increase Profit Margins at Your Restaurant

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. The pandemic has exacerbated the restaurant labor crisis and there is only one way out – offering staff higher wages and improving benefits. To achieve this while still staying in the black, restaurants need to significantly increase profit margins, but 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.

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.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DISAPPOINT

Culinary Cues

Yes, I get it. It has all been about survival for restaurants over the past 16 months and survival has not been easy.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

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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20 Group Cohesion Strategies For Developing Teams At Work | GetSling

Sling

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business environment, implementing group cohesion strategies can mean the difference between success and failure. That’s because teamwork , cooperation, and unity are at the heart of all great teams.

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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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Your Customers Are Part of the Team: How to Keep Them Involved

Modern Restaurant Management

A restaurant is only as good as the team behind the scenes. As an owner or manager, you’re already well aware that your team and your customers are the lifeblood of your enterprise. Considering your customers as part of your team may be an even more constructive approach.

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.

4 Social Media Tools For Small Businesses

Indoor Media

This year, make it your goal to improve your small business’s online presence. For some, that will mean creating a website or claiming a business in google listings. For others, it may mean improving content and growing an already vast audience.

Three steps to maximize c-store sales

Transact

According to a recent report from PDI and NACS on how COVID-19 affects consumer behavior, spending at convenience stores is continuing to grow. On a dollar basis, almost every category, including foodservice, saw an increase in YoY dollars. Is your c-store equipped to handle this continued demand?

How to Simplify Your Menu for Greater Restaurant Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

In your restaurant, your food and beverage products are your most important assets. The more you optimize what’s in your restaurant’s inventory , the more profitable your business will be. Kitchen Management Restaurant Operations

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3 Steps to Get Your Business Ready for the Restaurant Reopening

Cheetah

Reading Time: 5 minutes. Last August, we reported on the new color-coded reopening plan that assigns California’s counties to 4 tiers based on the risk of viral transmission within the population.

Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

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.