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How the Lack of Food Cost Transparency is Hurting the Restaurant Industry

Much of the innovation in the restaurant industry has been focused on the end consumer experience; there are apps for making reservations, discovering new establishments, soliciting feedback, and paying with a smartphone, for example. The back of the house has been largely ignored despite the significant pain points faced by operators. The one area that [...]

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Tips For Restaurant Owners To Beat The Competition

Is there a restaurant in your neighborhood that offers you a strong competition? Does it serve similar menu almost at the same price? Now, this seems as a threat to your business, especially when you notice some of your customers already visiting them. If you don’t have big money to invest in different advertising campaigns [...]

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The Impact of Wearing Uniforms in Restaurants

Implementing strict compliance to proper employee dress code can be daunting and expensive. Especially if a business is still struggling to make a profit but deemed vital since it can effectively boost sales and enhance the image of a restaurant in the long run. Uniform or No Uniform? According to the Textile Rental Service Association [...]

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5 Reasons Floor Plans Are More Complicated Than They Seem

Using a paper floor plan has been common in the restaurant industry for a long time, and many software applications have incorporated spatial floor plan concepts into their designs. Floor plans are deceptively complex to use, however, and here’s some reasons you might want to consider better options. Key information is scattered in different directions [...]

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Tips For A Positive Work Culture

Behind every great business is a fantastic work culture, employees who enjoy waking up and going to work. Large industries such as Google are showing us exactly how to treat employees and that there’s nothing wrong with having high expectations when it comes to staff. Teamwork and a good environment in the workplace are key [...]

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8 Restaurant Promotion Tactics That Won’t Break Your Bank

In a highly dynamic and saturated environment such as the restaurant industry, it is the hope of every restaurant marketer to be the go-to brand in their field. During peak seasons where customers are around, restaurant owners are abuzz with smashing success! But it’s the seasonal slumps that keep marketers scratching their heads to come [...]

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How Conscious Eating is Transforming the Food Industry

Nutrition For restaurants seeking to gain a competitive advantage, catering to the explosion of customers who are becoming conscious of what they are eating is a great way forward. With new wearable technology and the rapidly growing trend of tracking of personal health, consumers are begging the restaurant industry for meal data. Millennials are a [...]

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Pros & Cons of Closing Your Ice Cream Shop for Winter

When subzero temperatures start creeping in, ice cream shops tend to see less and less customers walking through the door. So, here’s the big question many ice cream businesses are asking: Should I stay open this winter? When it comes down to it, we can’t tell you whether to stay open or not. It all [...]