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6 Useful Tips To Increase Your Restaurant’s  Average Check

6 Useful Tips To Increase Your Restaurant’s Average Check

We've put together a list of useful tips on how to increase your restaurant average check that you can use to increase your profits.

Top Healthy Autumn Meals and Tips For People With A Busy Schedule

Top Healthy Autumn Meals and Tips For People With A Busy Schedule

You can never be too busy to eat healthy with our top healthy autumn meals that take less than half an hour to make.

Small Food Business Ideas Fit For The COVID-19 Times

Small Food Business Ideas Fit For The COVID-19 Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of job loss. If you are looking for a new source of income or looking to start a business from home, read on.

How Salad Bars Are Solving The COVID-19 Problem

How Salad Bars Are Solving The COVID-19 Problem

Due to the self-serve nature of their operation, salad bars were among the first to be put on the chopping block as the industry ramped up its efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 disease in public dining spaces. Operators of salad bars, whether in supermarkets, restaurants, or in their own brick-and-mortar locations, had to make some big changes and had to do so very quickly if they were to live through this crisis.

Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

When do you ditch the default chain cuisine in favor of the perhaps untested waters of the small eatery down the road. Support the 'Mom and Pop' restaurants! 

The Innovations And Uncertainties That Shape The Future of U.S. Foodservice Post-Coronavirus

The Innovations And Uncertainties That Shape The Future of U.S. Foodservice Post-Coronavirus

If people are not setting foot in dining rooms any time soon, operators are bringing the experience to them instead. This is the heart of the foodservice industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it leaned into grab-and-go and delivery to pull through.

14 Ways To Safely and Successfully Reopen Your Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

14 Ways To Safely and Successfully Reopen Your Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With new considerations that come into play, you will have to retrofit your operation to accommodate the new set of rules and expectations. What are restaurant operators doing to reopen safely?

How To Manage A Restaurant: 5 Tips To Stay Active During The Coronavirus Pandemic

How To Manage A Restaurant: 5 Tips To Stay Active During The Coronavirus Pandemic

These are truly unprecedented times for the foodservice industry. The coronavirus has disrupted normal services, with restaurants forced to shut down as the public is urged to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. As the crisis drags on and the future remains unclear, there is no better time than now to reflect on ways of how to manage a restaurant effectively in the face of a crisis.

Take A Hint From Chain Restaurants And Target Customers With Limited-Time Offers

Take A Hint From Chain Restaurants And Target Customers With Limited-Time Offers

Restaurants across the country use many different promotions to draw in new customers. One simply has to turn on the television to see innumerable advertisements that broadcast limited-time flavors and special culinary giveaways.

How To Open a Barbecue Restaurant

How To Open a Barbecue Restaurant

As with any business, starting a BBQ business can be a risky endeavor. But if dedication, preparedness, and hard work are the meat, having a clear vision and goal is the secret sauce.

Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Though casinos feature rows and rows of slot machines and card tables, they have many other areas that cater to patrons' needs and desires.

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Organic Food

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Organic Food

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.

What are Your Servers Doing Wrong?

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.

What Can You Make With A Food Processor? What Are Its Novel Uses?

What Can You Make With A Food Processor? What Are Its Novel Uses?

In foodservice, speed and consistency are vital. Being able to unlock a food processor full potential can do wonders for your business, so today, we’re going to go on a deep dive on the mighty food processor.

Unravelling GMOs:  What is GMO and Why Is It In Your Food?

Unravelling GMOs: What is GMO and Why Is It In Your Food?

Depending on who you talk to, the very mention of GMOs will raise an eyebrow or invite a confused face. It’s no surprise; genetically modified organisms or GMOs have gained a certain level of notoriety in the foodservice industry, and have in turn become a constant subject of debate. But what is GMO in food anyway and why does it elicit such a reaction?

Reducing Restaurant Food Waste For The Planet and Your Bottom Line

Reducing Restaurant Food Waste For The Planet and Your Bottom Line

If you want to improve the way you interact with the planet and mitigate your environmental footprint, all while increasing your profitability, being armed with the knowledge on how to reduce food waste in restaurants properly is the key.

Wholesale - A New Frontier for Restaurants

Wholesale - A New Frontier for Restaurants

While many owners are focused on more traditional means, a new wave of business-savvy managers are testing out the waters of wholesale items in addition to their typical foodservice practices. Restauranteurs are diversifying their business models by adding in wholesale items, helping to increase profits and increase marketability.

Tricky Tactics the Restaurant Industry Uses to Increase Your Spending

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and spent more on a meal than you had originally planned to? Or left a restaurant after tipping your server a bit too much. Well, you may have fallen subject to some the restaurant industry’s sneaky ways to get you to spend more money without even realizing it. Especially during the summertime and holiday seasons, many restaurant owners use sneaky tactics to boost their profits. Take a look at some of the money-making methods that restaurants use and be sure to consider them while you are dining out in order to save yourself a considerable amount of money.





Hospitality in the Kitchen: Where to Draw Lines

Hospitality in the Kitchen: Where to Draw Lines

Satisfied guests are what keep your restaurant in business! While hospitality entails that you cater to your guests, there are in fact limitations that should be considered. Learning where to draw the line when it comes to hospitality and sacrifice is key to keeping your customers happy while keeping true to yourself and your restaurant.






Owners Experiencing Unfortunate Circumstances Can Get Back On Their Feet With Restaurant Equipment

Owners Experiencing Unfortunate Circumstances Can Get Back On Their Feet With Restaurant Equipment

Natural events like hurricanes or man-made hazards like an electrical fire can destroy a building within a few hours.

What are Macros in Food?

What are Macros in Food?

Diet trends are ever-evolving, and one of the latest questions on the minds of those looking to clean up their diet include, “what are macros in food?” Before diving into the details on how you can help your customers understand what macros are and how they can monitor them for their individual health needs, you must have a solid understanding yourself.

What is the Hospitality Industry?

What is the Hospitality Industry?

The hospitality industry is rather broad, considering it includes nearly any brand that caters to the needs of their customers. What makes this niche different from typical customer service, however, is the fact that it caters to more leisurely needs rather than the everyday needs of customers.

Serving Time: Correctional Facility Foodservice Needs

Serving Time: Correctional Facility Foodservice Needs

Correctional foodservice operators deal with equipment vandalism, budget constraints, complicated service repairs and a score of other issues. Serving food to those who are serving time requires appropriate equipment, and we’re here to help!


The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Restaurants with Children

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Restaurants with Children

Are you ready to start bringing your kids to restaurants with you? This doesn’t need to be stressful. You simply need to keep certain tips in mind. By remembering these points, you, your children, and everyone else at the restaurant is far more likely to have a pleasant experience.

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Whether you’re opening a new commercial kitchen or renovating your existing restaurant space, starting with a well-stocked list of commercial kitchen equipment is essential to starting on the right foot! Bakeries, pizzerias, cantinas, fast food chains, and any other type of restaurant style or setup may require vastly different pieces of professional kitchen equipment, but generally there are some basics that span the categories and are suited as an essential for most any commercial kitchen.



Food Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Food Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

With implementing a few tips on food recycling, you can make sure your left-over foods are being allocated in the most financially and environmentally healthy fashions.
The Mystery Behind Mystery Shopping

The Mystery Behind Mystery Shopping

In addition to this there’s a question of the whether the job itself is a scam, and if you do find a real position as a mystery shopper does it pay well?
Three Reasons It's Important to Know Where Your Food Originated

Three Reasons It's Important to Know Where Your Food Originated

Learn three reasons it's important to know where your food originated, and start to reconsider how you get your food.

Choosing the Right China

For many customers, a restaurant’s choice in dinnerware isn’t their primary concern. Restauranteurs, chefs, and foodies, on the other hand, will notice the difference that plateware can make on presentation. In fact, guests that typically wouldn’t notice plateware may, in the case of poor choice in china, perceive the overall quality of the meal to be lower because of poor presentation or cheap dishes! Having a high quality meal served on crummy china can break the perception of the meal and ruin the overall presentation, reflecting on the meal itself. Make a lasting impression on your guests by keeping these tips in mind when choosing the right china.






Understanding EMV

Understanding EMV

EMV machines are part of this evolution that will accept microchips embedded in cards. In fact, starting Oct. 1, 2015, merchants who haven’t invested in EMV-enabled equipment will be liable for fraudulent purchases made with a counterfeit credit or debit card. So, will your restaurant be adapting to the new EMV machines?


Why Measurements Matter

Why Measurements Matter

There are several different types of chefs in the world. There is the type that seem to have an intuitive knowledge of food and the way that different flavors commingle.

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