Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

“In 2020, new food and drink line extensions plummeted by 29% versus the prior three-year average in multi-outlet retailers and convenience stores, per an innovation report from IRI.”1 Due to the pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty of what to expect in the months to come and unpredictability. However, when it comes to fall,Continue reading “Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends”

How to Grow Your Catering Business

by Bora Kang Catering has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to the widespread demand for this one word: convenience. Whether they be for office parties, conferences, birthdays or weddings, catering profits from the promise of efficiency, safety and most importantly—safe of mind. But as consumer spending on catering grows, so does theContinue reading “How to Grow Your Catering Business”

A NEW TIME FOR OLD FASHIONED LEADERSHIP

Guest post by Robert Marshall – Organizational Health Consultant @ CSR A guide for establishing a critical connection to your teams and employees I hope this finds you well considering the unprecedented disruption of our personal lives and the negative effect it has had on the economy of this country. That we have collectively enduredContinue reading “A NEW TIME FOR OLD FASHIONED LEADERSHIP”

GEORGIA UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS – EMPLOYER BEST PRACTICES AND FAQ

By Colin Kopel Filing for Georgia Unemployment Insurance (UI) can be a complicated process leading to multiple questions from both the employer and the employee.  This frustration of filing claims is magnified during the coronavirus pandemic due to the mass influx of claims overloading the GA DOL’s capabilities.  From long wait times via phone andContinue reading “GEORGIA UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS – EMPLOYER BEST PRACTICES AND FAQ”

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FOR RESTAURANT OWNERS AND WORKERS

We’ve built a Coronavirus resource page for restaurant owners and workers at http://www.goliathconsulting.com/blog If you are a restaurant operator and have questions. We’re available. Book a call or send us a message via email. We wish you and your family the best now in the coming months as we all get through the challenges ofContinue reading “CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FOR RESTAURANT OWNERS AND WORKERS”

What’s Next? The Rise of Gen Z Trends

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts you’ve probably read what we had to say about millennial food trends in “Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List.” But what about Gen Z, the so-called digital generation? Born after 1997, research shows that this group will be responsible for up to 40 percent ofContinue reading “What’s Next? The Rise of Gen Z Trends”

Incorporating the “New” Snack Trend

Great news! Snacking has become something we do 24/7. According to Skift Restaurant Megatrends of 2019, “customers are eating whatever they want, and whenever they want it” (1). Whether it is midday snacking or late night eating, “the definition of meals, where and when we have them, is becoming more fluid,” said David Portalatin, VP,Continue reading “Incorporating the “New” Snack Trend”

5 Steps to do Social Media Right

Using Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to grow your restaurant business By Bora Kang With more than 79% of the US population now using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter 1 and users projected to increase to 257 million by 2023, restaurants can no longer afford not to invest in their social media presence. Millions of users utilizeContinue reading “5 Steps to do Social Media Right”

Fall Menu Trends: It’s All About the Comfort

Fall themed menus seem to crop up earlier each year¹, what with Dunkin’s launching their pumpkin and apple cider flavors on August 21, and Starbucks heralding the start of Fall with its pumpkin spice latte and other array of seasonal desserts on August 27th, weeks before the official start of the season. There is noContinue reading “Fall Menu Trends: It’s All About the Comfort”

Who’s Eating Out for Thanksgiving

By: Bora Kang Thanksgiving Day is synonymous to family and lots of good food, but that doesn’t mean that the food has to be made at home. Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task for those seeking a relaxing time off from work and quality time with their families. And with people (particularlyContinue reading “Who’s Eating Out for Thanksgiving”

Leveraging Relationships to Build a Better Bar Program

With an estimated $100 billion in annual sales, alcohol is a staple of the hospitality industry. Almost every restaurant with liquor on the menu has their share of creatively named house cocktails and luring drink specials, but is your restaurant making the most of its beverage program? Are you utilizing every perk your distributors andContinue reading “Leveraging Relationships to Build a Better Bar Program”

Restaurants That Go Cashless: Pros and Cons

For many of us, it’s hard to remember the last time we paid for a meal using cash. We are slowly but surely moving towards a cashless society. This is evident in the way we make routine dining purchases. Research by TSYS reveals that 40% of Americans pay with credit cards, 35% with debit cards,Continue reading “Restaurants That Go Cashless: Pros and Cons”

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