Restaurants have been a staple for many couples celebrating Valentine’s Day together. According to researchers, Valentine’s Day is the second busiest holiday for restaurants, with about 25% of Americans dining out.1 Valentine’s Day is the best time to create promotions to help increase your restaurant’s profit. However, many couples have been reported to want toContinue reading “Restaurant Valentine’s Day Trends to Boost Sales”
We’re leaving the cool breeze of fall and into the cold, crisp air of winter. Some may say they hate the cold, but they love what the season brings: joy and cozy, comfort foods. In this blog, we’re here to help you plan out the best and wholesome meals for the winter your guests willContinue reading “Menu Trends and Promotion Ideas for Winter 2022”
Tradition has been fading these past few decades. In fact, in 2011, 30 million Americans were expected to eat out on Thanksgiving.1 Since 2011, some Americans have made ditching the prepping and cooking in the kitchen on Thanksgiving the new tradition. However, in 2022, this number might have just increased a bit more since 2011.Continue reading “More People Are Dining Out at Restaurants for Thanksgiving“
It is officially fall, which means we are slowly saying goodbye to the heat and saying hello to the breeze. For restaurants, it means updating their menu to accommodate seasonal menu item trends. When people think about food during the autumn season, most think of spices, warmth, and comfort food. This blog will cover theContinue reading “Menu Trends for Fall 2022”
Metaverse is the next evolution of social media, virtual reality, and the virtual world. Facebook has now been rebranded to the name, “Meta,” and is creating a virtual world through the metaverse. Meta’s (Facebook) founder, Mark Zuckerberg intends for metaverse to be a 3D, virtual space in which people can socialize, learn, and collab withContinue reading “Metaverse: What it means for restaurants”
Once the lockdown restrictions were lifted, many people were still concerned about their health and safety when dining at restaurants. This concern caused many restaurants to move towards the widespread use of QR codes and digital menus. Having said that, experts say that this kind of technology will probably still around long after the pandemicContinue reading “QR Codes and Digital Menus are Transforming the Restaurant Business”
“Champagne is not just for celebrations,” goes the old statement in every beverage manager training manual, “but champagne is perfect for celebrations!” It is time to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2020 and bring in the new year with an inside look at what beverage professionals will be pouring in their flutes this New Year’s Eve.
2020 has certainly been a year like no other for the industry. Through stay-at-home orders and extended shutdowns, restauranteurs had to be nimble and creative, relentlessly searching for new business avenues and strategies to keep their businesses afloat. Now that 2021 is only weeks away, we are making predictions on what the new year willContinue reading “The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021”
Managing a bar this holiday season has its challenges. Here are a few ideas to help get you through to 2021.
From pumpkin spice to Chile de Arbol, here we dive into the restaurant industry’s top trending flavors and predict the ones that’ll last until 2021. Fall Favorites Fall flavors are dominating the market right now. Yelp’s recent data (from 9/21/2020) shows that searches for pumpkin spice foods were up dramatically from last year: pumpkin spiceContinue reading “Our Biggest 5 Restaurant Flavor Trend Predictions”
2020 has been quite a learning experience. From social distancing to customers wearing face masks, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced us to new vocabulary and concepts never heard of in the restaurant industry: businesses had to sell grocery items and toilet paper during the quarantine, specialty menu items had to go due to supply chainContinue reading “Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021”
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”