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New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

How can you do this? Learning how to provide restaurant delivery efficiently can help you grow your business, create a better experience for patrons, and take advantage of the holiday rush.
How to Increase the Income of Your Restaurant with a Culinary Youtube Channel

How to Increase the Income of Your Restaurant with a Culinary Youtube Channel

Are you looking for creative ways to market your restaurant while also increasing your revenue?
The world is literally your stage and your audience and it is for this reason that a culinary YouTube channel is a great way to interact with potential customers and show-off some of your signature dishes.
A Small Restaurant’s Guide to Effective Mobile Marketing

A Small Restaurant’s Guide to Effective Mobile Marketing

A small restaurant can transform their operation for success with these mobile marketing strategies designed to increase both foot traffic and online traffic.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

The holiday season typically means more traffic and busier peak hours, and making the most out of each and every customer can substantially boost your overall profits. Gift cards are a great way to tap into the holiday season while promoting your business in the long-run. 

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Restaurant

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Restaurant

Are you thinking of keeping your restaurant doors open on Thanksgiving?
Here are a few tips to help you decide on what’s important and what’s not important for your special Thanksgiving event!

Great Ways to Market Your Restaurant for Fall

Great Ways to Market Your Restaurant for Fall

Fall is a great time to make changes to your commercial kitchen design or even the entire restaurant so customers will be excited about their dining experience. As the season changes and people get into a different, and usually more structured, routine, consider these different ideas designed to attract and retain new visitors.
How to Drive Up Sales at the Bar

How to Drive Up Sales at the Bar

“Just a glass of water.” If this is what your customers order a drink when they come into your restaurant, then you’re missing out on a huge portion of profit at your bar!


Keeping Your Menu and Social Media Fresh

Keeping Your Menu and Social Media Fresh

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.



Small Business Lease Options

Small Business Lease Options

For small business owners, opening a new restaurant can be a financially daunting task. There are a variety of small business lease options to help you and your business afford quality, name-brand equipment to support your kitchen operations.








Convenience for Millenials: How C-Stores are Capturing the Millenial Market

Convenience for Millenials: How C-Stores are Capturing the Millenial Market

Convenience stores are notorious for capturing sales based on impulse buys, and who better to market those impulses towards than the Millennial generation?


Saving Space with Seating Capacity

Saving Space with Seating Capacity

Your restaurant is designed for pragmatism and comfort, especially when it comes to front-of-house operations. This is the area where customers must feel comfortable and at ease and where employees can operate efficiently and quickly - all without influencing the perception of relaxation. Seating and table arrangements are a key component to this efficient setup, and understanding seating capacities can help ensure that you purchase the right types and amounts of seats for your table setups.

Advances in Technology for Restaurants

Advances in Technology for Restaurants

In the early 1900’s, restaurants were much different than they are today! Fast forward to 2014, and restaurants have many new advances in technology to help them reach their clientele and serve their customers.

Updating Your POS System

Updating Your POS System

POS - also known as Point of Sale - systems are essential to modern restaurant efficiency. As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s time to either update or upgrade your system!

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task and costly endeavour for many. When it comes to kitchen equipment, knowing how to make informed purchases that are both cost-effective and long-standing can help retain your working capital while reducing headaches in the future.

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.





Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Using Social Media to Your Advantage

With the ability to give a first impression, spread a viral campaign, and market to a growing population of internet-savvy customers, social media is one of the best investments of time, money, and effort when it comes to marketing your restaurant. By knowing how to organize your method of web-based advertising and utilizing social media websites appropriately, your restaurant can reap the benefits of social media and gain a viral foothold. 

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.






How to Start a Bakery Business?

How to Start a Bakery Business?

It may be hard, but it’s possible. You just need to know how to start a bakery business. You need to be able to see all the factors that go into play before you even open your doors—factors like budget, your name, and what kind of goods you’re offering. 

Millenials Shaping Trends

Millenials Shaping Trends

Watching trends in foodservice is key to staying ahead of the game. In fact, we blog weekly about different ways to freshen your menu to keep up-to-date with the latest trends! A group of patrons who are having a big hand shaping the foodservice industry are college-aged millennials. With around 52 million millennials accounting for 13 billion visits and $73 billion dollars in foodservice establishments in 2010, it pays to take their heed and spend the effort and time in investing in their preferences.






Marketing Your Restaurant For The Holidays

Marketing Your Restaurant For The Holidays

Restaurant marketing strategies like these can help any business make a better connection with their customers, helping to increase return-business and even bringing in first-timers as well. How to make the best holidays marketing? Read this tips!

7 Tips for Managing a Restaurant with Ease During Thanksgiving Rush

7 Tips for Managing a Restaurant with Ease During Thanksgiving Rush

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for foodservice establishments. Restaurants often say Thanksgiving is the most hectic Thursday of the calendar, with huge crowds of families and friends jostling in to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
4 Staff Management Tips to Avoid High Employee Turnover Rates

4 Staff Management Tips to Avoid High Employee Turnover Rates

Foodservice establishments face the relentless challenge of keeping staff from leaving. There are many reasons why restaurant owners must keep employees from leaving frequently. Not only does a high turnover rate decrease staff morale and productivity, it also increases the cost of hiring and training new employees and negatively affects your restaurant’s bottom line.
Chalkboards for Your Restaurant

Chalkboards for Your Restaurant

If you’ve ever stepped foot in a hip cafe or trendy coffee shop, then you’ve probably seen the amazing chalkboard art that typically accompanies their menus. Consider Starbucks, for example, who always uses chalkboards in different areas of their menu to highlight specials, emphasize new flavors, and give baristas a chance to connect with the customers.

Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

When planning the layout of your kitchen, many designers look at what a restaurant owner values: efficiency, organization, and eco-friendly goals. Regardless of your restaurant’s situation, the benefits of a green kitchen can be both cost-effective and ethically-motivated, affecting your customers, footprint, and bottom-line.



How to Choose the Best Seafood for Your Restaurant

How to Choose the Best Seafood for Your Restaurant

Learn how to choose seafood for your restaurant and get the best bang for your buck.


 

How Social Networks Can Increase the Income of the Restaurant Business

How Social Networks Can Increase the Income of the Restaurant Business

Did you know that 56% of online adults make use of several social media platforms on a daily basis?
We’re going to take a look at how each social media platform can help increase your restaurant’s income.
Hotels Need Energy-Efficient Restaurant Equipment

Hotels Need Energy-Efficient Restaurant Equipment

Hotel managers often place commercial ice machines on each floor of their facilities. Guests enjoy the benefits of being able to fill up their ice bins whenever they please. However, hotel managers may be losing money if they do not install the most efficient ice machines in their buildings.




Save Space and Money with the Right Restaurant Equipment

Save Space and Money with the Right Restaurant Equipment

Restaurants spend an excessive amount of money when they purchase bottled water to serve to their guests. In some establishments, the wait staff even serves soda water to their demanding customers. However, many restaurants can cut down on their expenses by serving guests water from the tap. Of course, when switching to tap water, the proper restaurant equipment is necessary to filter out bacteria and germs.




How to Design a Restaurant Menu

How to Design a Restaurant Menu


As you begin to create dishes and brainstorm about menu creation, here are some tips to keep in mind. Knowing how to design a restaurant menu, including what things to avoid during the creative process, can help you to woo foodies and gastronomy lovers. 


 

Future Internet and Mobile Influencing of the Restaurant Menu Designs

Future Internet and Mobile Influencing of the Restaurant Menu Designs

From beautifully colored hardcopy menus to electronic and online menus, menu designs have tremendously changed over the years. All these changes on design, layout, appearance, and types of pictures are meant to solve customer complaints and improve the general service delivery. Are you ready for news?
Time to Get Your Griddle On: 3 Tips for Opening a Street Food Business

Time to Get Your Griddle On: 3 Tips for Opening a Street Food Business

If you’re like a lot of people in this country, the idea of running your own business isn’t just a distant dream – it’s something you’re determined to make happen. For foodies out there, your love of cooking can be the key to running your own business. And these days, with the rise of the food truck and street food businesses, running a restaurant has never been more exciting.

5 Marketing Tips for a Bar Owner

5 Marketing Tips for a Bar Owner

Here are five tips to consider to help increase the foot traffic in your bar and increase your popularity with your crowd.


 

Promoting Your Culinary Business Using Instagram

Promoting Your Culinary Business Using Instagram

You can grow your culinary business using Instagram. Here are easy ways to make your culinary startup Instafamous.
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