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Blogs

Restaurant websites that get people to engage and come back for more have one thing in common:

A blog.

But you’re probably thinking:

“I know I need a blog on our restaurant’s website but I don’t know where to start.”

Today I have something for you that can help you out:

8 proven restaurant blog post ideas that you can start using right now.

1. Tell Them What’s New On The Menu And Create Awesome Shareable Content

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Menu Engineering

Getting your menu pricing right is one of the most important aspects of running a successful food service business. With tight and ever fluctuating margins it’s crucial to keep on top of food and staffing costs, but also to understand how to extract the maximum value from your customers.

Menu pricing is often decided from a cost of goods point of view, deriving the price by adding a profit markup to the cost of a products’ individual ingredients. A valid…

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The World of Technology

Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

we-can-do-it  Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Still, it’s encouraging to see many women who are driving their own success and supporting each other. There are a lot of positive things that… Read More

The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

Man in middle of digital world.  The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes hard work — and often the skill of a used car salesman to sell your idea to a reluctant C suite. Some companies have forward-looking leaders who… Read More

Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

Screenshot 2015-05-22 11.59.02  Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More

Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

3274321844_112f2e728a_b  Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business customers.… Read More

Forums

Customer Retention - Listen to them

Today, is the day of the most digitally empowered customers! Your guests/customers don't like the experience at your restaurant, they will actively look out to voice their opinion. If the medium they choose to do so is on the internet forums (like Zomato, Yelp etc), then we have a problem. Negative word-of-mouth. This again leads to the dreadful phenomenon of Customer churn. Which means, you need to spent a lot more on advertising  than to grow your customer base Automatically. So now what?…

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THE NEXT STEP YOU TAKE By Vikash Mishra

THE NEXT STEP YOU TAKE:-The next step you take is the one that matters. You have the power to choose right now what that step will be. Even if you’ve been going for weeks or for years in a negative direction, your next step can be a positive one. Even if it’s a small positive step, it can change your direction and establish a new momentum.No matter where you are or what you’ve done or failed to do, you can now choose to move toward what you value most. The way to make that choice is with your…

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Is This Motivate You?

Opportunity:-You have the opportunity to take a negative situation and transform it into positive value. You have the opportunity to take an ordinary moment and make it into an extraordinary experience.You have the opportunity because you can make a difference. You have the opportunity because you care very deeply about life, and have the ability to put that caring into action.Life can unfold in many different ways, creating an unimaginable variety of situations. In every one of those…

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One Question Survey - How do you choose your food?

How do you choose your food? http://svy.mk/1xGfNlq When you are hungry, do you (a) think of a restaurant that may satisfy your hunger? Or (b) do you think if a food item that you have a "hankering for", then think of where you will go satisfy that hunger? Please take this one question survey and we will share the results. Thank you! Survey accessed here.

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HMSHost Jobs

HMSHost has openings for Restaurant Shift Supervisors Restaurant  - BNA – Nashville International Airport Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ BNA! 6 mnths exp. Apply! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Nashville-TN/jobs.aspx     Restaurant  - TYS – Knoxville Airport Location Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ TYS! Must have 6 months of exp. Apply online today! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Alcoa-TN/jobs.aspx

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Hiring a Sous Chef/ Potential for Executive Chef in Near Future

We are currently seeking a qualified Sous Chef.  Quality of Life, with Five day work week/ guaranteed Sundays off.  The right candidate will assist the Executive Chef. We are looking to ehoxpand and wanting to train the right person to be an Executive Chef and Partner at the next location.  Please email me your resume at: shelly.kw@hotmail.com  Location.  Canton/ Woodstock, Georgia

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Line Cooks vs Caterers

Recently The Painted Table expanded to an experimental Bistro partnership.  Taming down our nouvelle style cuisine we made a menu in less than two days while "Restaurant Impossible-ing" the grime coated kitchen.  In two days we went from nothing to full fledged bistro and the discussion I bring to the table is what everyone else thinks of the differences between a line cook and a caterer. During our time in the bistro we sent over each of our Catering Food Warriors to the Bistro to learn how to…

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  • So, is generating sales via online food ordering more important to an operator than managing their reputation?
  • 32 percent of U.S. teens named Instagram the most important social network...so what are restaurateurs doing about that?
  • When a company pivots, doe they leave their business model behind or, leverage legacy assets?
  • The day after Easter? Watch out for egg salad specials :)
  • The importance of customer feedbacks that will drive insightful actions and measurement of a restaurant performance is ever Increasing.

    A startup called Afterall, has developed a product for just the same.
    Voyce - www.myvoyce.in

    Its really elegant and innovative with the design, while clearly intelligent to ask your customers the right set of questions.

    Check them out, or drop a mail to support@myoyce.in
  • We still believe the mobile and web food order sector is just beginning to affect change in the marketplace. New, fully-evolved business models track consumer behavior and it's all about delivery.
  • Going to attend a event with my catering staff..
  • Seems that smarter restuarants win, when they know what their customers really want...basics like good food, good service and a clean, quality environment. Sounds good to us!
  • Internet commerce for restaurants will absolutely make a difference and help define your success in 2015
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