The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021

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”

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”

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”

Good Branding Is Good Business

Your brand is your bond! It is easy to focus on and get caught up with your product or service because it is the deliverable; the tangible asset you deliver to your customer. But what about your intangible asset… your brand? The value of your brand is equally as important as the quality and careContinue reading “Good Branding Is Good Business”

5 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen for Summer Weather

Repairs can be a huge (and unnecessary) weight on restaurant operators’ shoulders, distracting them from what matters most – providing their guests with a great experience. Whether you’re an owner, director of operations, or general manager, spending time on repairs and maintenance means you aren’t focused on your restaurant’s highest priorities, like increasing covers, trainingContinue reading “5 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen for Summer Weather”

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”

2019 Restaurant Trend Report

Each new year brings new trends. In the Food Service industry, 2019 is bringing in its own wave of fresh trends! The desire for convenience and the popularity of fast-casual dining remains important to diners in this new year. Time is an asset that everyone values, making it a major factor in consumer dining. ToContinue reading “2019 Restaurant Trend Report”

Safety and Security Tips for Your Restaurant

As the days grow shorter and the holidays approach, safety risks increase. Maintaining restaurant security and safety is a constant concern for owners and managers. Restaurateurs must continually strive for the security and safety of not only the products, but most importantly the employees and customers. Issues concerning restaurant safety and security typically arise dueContinue reading “Safety and Security Tips for Your Restaurant”

Restaurant Staff Recruiting in 2018

Finding restaurant workers today is one of the biggest challenges for restaurateurs By Colin Kopel, Operations Consultant, Goliath Consulting Group How long have you been staring at the door to your restaurant for the perfect server, line-cook, manager or, even dishwasher, to strut in, place a golden resume in your hand and inform you ofContinue reading “Restaurant Staff Recruiting in 2018”

UNIQUE DIETS: ACCOMMODATING GUESTS AND THE BIG 8 FOOD ALLERGENS IN RESTAURANTS

“Excuse me, do you have any gluten free options?” “Is this salad dressing vegan friendly?” There once was a time where servers and chefs would snicker in private kitchen corners when they heard questions like these. That was then. Now there are an estimated 7.3 million adults following some form of vegetarian diet and 3.1Continue reading “UNIQUE DIETS: ACCOMMODATING GUESTS AND THE BIG 8 FOOD ALLERGENS IN RESTAURANTS”

It’s Time for a Tune-up

Summer is just around the corner. It’s time to break out the patio furniture and put the heaters away in storage. With the warmer temperatures approaching, every savvy restaurateur knows to retrieve their end of spring checklist to guarantee this season is as smooth as it can be. Preventative maintenance is key to protecting yourContinue reading “It’s Time for a Tune-up”

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