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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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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

BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

Computer and tablet with goals.  BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open fashion so that everyone can understand what others are doing and see how the different pieces fit within the overall goals of the organization.… Read More

Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

Beatles Help lyrics on a screen.  Samanage, a SaaS platform that lets customers manage any type of internal asset, announced $16 million in Series B investment today. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholders Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This round brings the total investment to $24 million. The company’s roots are in… Read More


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:-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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