Chances are, the majority of your customers are on some social media platform. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram - there are a multitude of social media outlets that can be utilized to reach your customers at little to no cost to you! While you may have recognized the value of social media for brand marketing, avoiding social media pitfalls and keeping your content fresh is key to having a successful social media platform.
It is clear that back-of-house preparation, cooking, and storing equipment is crucial to keep a restaurant up and running smoothly. Similarly, front-of-house serving equipment is equally as important to run a successful restaurant. Commercial serving equipment includes pieces such as serving spoons, serving trays, and serving bowls, each consisting of a variety of sizes, shapes, materials, and purposes.
When considering energy efficient products, the lifetime savings can be substantial! Let’s take a look at how energy efficient appliances can benefit your bottom line as well as how to calculate the true impact on your energy costs.
If you’re wondering if it is the real deal, and interested in transitioning to a fully organic food business or at least incorporating organic ingredients to your current menu items based on what you’ve heard, questions like “what makes food organic” and “why is it good for you and your business” are certainly on your mind, so we’re here to give you a crash course on organic food.
Hidden expenses chip away at your restaurant’s profits. From inefficient setups to poorly-maintenanced equipment and unnecessary and expensive investments, restaurant owners should be constantly vigilant of these financial drains.
Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to start preparing for the school season! Many of your supplies will see an increase in usage as kids head back to school, so make sure your restaurant is prepared.
very restaurant needs to supply their kitchen with foodservice equipment, but identical products can be sold at vastly different costs depending on the dealer. CKitchen is your premier buying group member for all of your foodservice equipment needs, and choosing us as your dealer can save you substantial money, effort, and headache in the long run!
The food and hospitality industry is the second-highest occupation hampered by smoking. Helping yourself or your employees to kick the habit can improve the overall quality of your restaurant and the industry as a whole.
Naturally, with the changing foodservice landscape and the growing appetite for alternative protein sources begs the questions: “What foods contain protein besides meat? And how can you serve it at your restaurant?”
Starting Ash Wednesday and lasting all the way through Easter Sunday is Lent. If your restaurant isn’t paying attention to this crowd, then you’re missing out on potential profits and satisfied customers.
Consider that now is the time that many are also focused on their physique (bikini season!), so offering light, produce-based sides is sure to be a hit. If you’re stuck on what to offer, here are a few blockbusters that are tried-and-true.
House-made drinks are a great way to cater to your customers, and with Mother Nature turning up the heat, now is a better time than ever to perfect some Summer favorites into your menu! For blended beverages, ensure you’ve invested in a bar blender designated specifically for blended versions of cocktails and glass rimmer to garnish your glasses with sugar or salt! Similarly, a juicer will help bring that fresh citrus taste to all of your drinks. Here are four blended cocktails to ensure your bartenders have perfected for your summer lineup.
Your servers are the face of your restaurant. Even the best of menu items can be tainted with an inefficient or incapable waiter or waitress, and perceptions can be altered with a drink left unfilled or a rude attitude.
Suggestive selling is an easy way to increase ticket averages and tips in an unobtrusive and pleasant manner. Let’s take a closer look at suggestive selling and how to incorporate it into your restaurant in a way that is profitable.
Stainless steel is a well-known and widely-used material, especially in restaurants. Going back to basics, let’s delve into what stainless steel actually is, what the different grades are, and what types of finishes can be used.