The Future of Restaurant Technology

The AI and tech that will take over the restaurant industry. We previously discussed social distancing and contact-free technology that offered safety solutions during the pandemic. But there’s much more that tech has to offer, especially when it comes to AI being integrated into guest order systems, training, and restaurant operations. Here are some standoutContinue reading “The Future of Restaurant Technology”

Why Now and into 2021 is a Great Time to Buy a Franchise

With all the trouble the pandemic has given the restaurant industry these past couple months, you might be surprised to hear that restaurant franchising opportunities have never been stronger. There are brands that are outpacing the overall industry.  From an interview with Restaurant Business Magazine, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream reported selling 18 franchise agreements thisContinue reading “Why Now and into 2021 is a Great Time to Buy a Franchise”

Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy during COVID-19

With how the restaurant industry looks right now, from shifting consumer behavior and volatile demand, strategically pricing a menu has never been so complicated, nor so important. It doesn’t help that the costs of running a restaurant are higher than ever. According to an analysis by Buyers Edge Platform, a restaurant supply-chain company in Waltham,Continue reading “Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy during COVID-19”

Restaurant Menu Food Trends of COVID-19

Back in December we did a blog piece on our most anticipated food trends, never knowing what 2020 would bring, what with COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic would have on the restaurant industry. Eight months later and we are looking forward again. Here are some food trends on the spotlight today. Wellness and Immune-BoostingContinue reading “Restaurant Menu Food Trends of COVID-19”

4 Soft Skills Your Employees Need During and After a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 is redefining jobs (1). Social distancing has radically changed the way restaurants work, causing a spike in delivery and take-out orders, and employees are taking on different responsibilities to fit these new roles in the workplace (2). Another profound shift in the industry is the way staff is now expected to interact with theirContinue reading “4 Soft Skills Your Employees Need During and After a COVID-19 World”

What to Do When Restaurant Staff Test Positive for COVID19

By Bora Kang and Colin Kopel Despite your best efforts to adhere to CDC’s safety guidelines and to make your guests feel safe and comfortable dining in your restaurant, you may face an unavoidable situation where your employee tests positive for the novel coronavirus. According to Will Eadie, Global VP of alliances, WorkJam, foodservice workersContinue reading “What to Do When Restaurant Staff Test Positive for COVID19”

Managing Bar Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Every bar manager experiences recurring nightmares of that one delivery day. We all know the one. It is the middle of the lunch rush and trucks keep showing up at the loading dock during times the restaurant has deemed inappropriate for deliveries. The cases of product continue piling up and floor management responsibilities are preventingContinue reading “Managing Bar Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic”

Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World

The restaurant industry had to adapt to changes in consumer behavior during the COVID19 pandemic, testing out operational innovations and relying on technological solutions that allowed for social distancing and ensuring sanitation (1, 2). But even after the pandemic, sanitation and safety concerns are expected to remain, and the restaurant business model may have toContinue reading “Upcoming Restaurant Tech Trends of the Post-COVID-19 World”

Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on the Restaurant Supply Chain

by Bora Kang The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to us all just how interconnected our food system is in the US if not, the world. The supply chain failure and the domino effect of its impact have been a wake-up call for even the veterans of the food industry. Nationwide outbreaks have forced manufacturers toContinue reading “Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on the Restaurant Supply Chain”

Defining a Post-COVID19 Consumer: What Your Guests Will Look for When They Walk Through Your Doors

by Bora Kang You’ve re-opened your restaurant, congratulations! But much has changed since you’ve last had dine-in guests; consumer spending behavior and eating habits have been reset. Other than your most loyal customers, there is no guarantee that your old guests will return to dine with you while social distancing and other public health recommendationsContinue reading “Defining a Post-COVID19 Consumer: What Your Guests Will Look for When They Walk Through Your Doors”

This Is How Your Small Business Ultimately Survives COVID-19

Guest post by Elena Stewart The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people and businesses alike all over the world. As a result, those that have been classified as “non-essential” are forced to pause their operations. For many small businesses, this can spell devastation. However, there are ways you can keep your business afloat during this difficultContinue reading “This Is How Your Small Business Ultimately Survives COVID-19”

Pay It Forward with Give Care Initiative

Using CARES Act Stimulus Money to Support Medical Personnel, Front Line Workers and the Unemployed   #Givecare is being used to promote the donation of CARES Act stimulus money to charities that impact those people out of work and the people on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus. Charities to support include foodContinue reading “Pay It Forward with Give Care Initiative”

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