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6 Tips To Increase Pickup Orders At Your Restaurant

Your customers are busy people. If they’re going to order a meal from you, they need it to be as convenient and quick as possible. So how can you increase your pick up orders by taking advantage of your customers’ need for convenience? Follow these tips and tricks!

1. Online ordering.

From banking to shopping, customers today are used to doing everything online. Why shouldn’t they be able to order dinner, too? Make sure your menu is available and easy to read…

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:19pm

4 Factors That Attract Millennials To A Restaurant

Millennials, those ages 19 to 34, are buying fewer cars, houses, electronics, and credit cards. Why is this? Being the group hit the hardest by the economy, they have less money than their parents did at the same age. In fact, the average worth of someone from the age 29 to 37  has dropped a whopping 21% over the last 30 years. What does this mean for…

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Posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:39am

Delicious Ideas And Inspiration For Planning Your Fall Menu

As we enter into late summer, chefs and restaurant owners are starting to plan and create their fall menus to entice and delight customers.

Fall is an ideal time to celebrate the bountiful harvests of the season, which brings with it an abundance of hearty vegetables, such as squashes and gourds, potatoes, and parsnips, as well as delicious and sweet fruits like apples, pomegranates and pears.

And as temperatures cool down, the fall season is also a time when Chefs can put fun,…

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Posted on July 23, 2013 at 12:50pm

Why Baby Boomers May Be The Key To Your Restaurant’s Success

study done by market research firm NPD Group (NPD) reveals that America’s 76 million boomers, born 1946-64, were responsible for 23 billion restaurant visits last year, generating $172 billion in sales for our America’s restaurants. Also according to NPD, diners age 55 to 64 make 220 visits a year, up slightly from 2008.

By sheer…

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Posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:58pm

5 Types Of Promotions Restaurants Should Never Run

Running a promotion might seem like a great way to get more customers into your restaurant. Discounts, contests, or other special attractions can only be good things, right? Well, not exactly. Although drawing attention to your restaurant is usually good, there’s definitely such a thing as the wrong kind of attention. If you’re not careful, your restaurant promotions could lose money, get bad press, or even put you on the wrong side of the law. Read on to find out what promotions your…

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 1:06pm

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6 Tips To Increase Pickup Orders At Your Restaurant

Your customers are busy people. If they’re going to order a meal from you, they need it to be as convenient and quick as possible. So how can you increase your pick up orders by taking advantage of your customers’ need for convenience? Follow these tips and tricks!1. Online ordering.From banking to shopping, customers today are used to doing everything online. Why shouldn’t they be able to order dinner, too? Make sure your menu is available and easy to read online, and allow your customers to…See More
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4 Factors That Attract Millennials To A Restaurant

Millennials, those ages 19 to 34, are buying fewer cars, houses, electronics, and credit cards. Why is this? Being the group hit the hardest by the economy, they have less money than their parents did at the same age. In fact, the average worth of someone from the age 29 to 37  has dropped a whopping 21% over the last 30 years. What does this mean for…See More
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Delicious Ideas And Inspiration For Planning Your Fall Menu

As we enter into late summer, chefs and restaurant owners are starting to plan and create their fall menus to entice and delight customers.Fall is an ideal time to celebrate the bountiful harvests of the season, which brings with it an abundance of hearty vegetables, such as squashes and gourds, potatoes, and parsnips, as well as delicious and sweet fruits like apples, pomegranates and pears.And as temperatures cool down, the fall season is also a time when Chefs can put fun, new twists on…See More
Jul 23, 2013

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At 5:47pm on January 28, 2013,
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check out our new website

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At 2:30am on June 5, 2011, Giuseppe De Carlo said…
Hi Barry checked out your site and found it an up to date working mechanism for restaurants, clubs and bar, what they need is proper knowledge and counatability, in the running of their establishment and you cover it. best of luck Giuseppe
At 11:49am on January 21, 2010, ISMAIL said…
hi barry plz advice me how to get in us for hotel job i am from pakistan yhanks
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At 1:19pm on November 4, 2009, Justin Reeves said…
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At 9:14pm on November 1, 2009,
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Hey Barry. We should chat some time re: blogging and consulting.
At 8:34pm on October 31, 2009, Forrest said…
Thankyou for the evite. Can't wait to read more if your blogs
At 2:16am on October 31, 2009, Annette Aaron said…
Hi there,
I'm going to be in Ohio around the Columbus University area visiting realatives November 7th & 8th. Your blogs look very, very interesting. I too wish I had more time in my life to read them. An since I'm new to your blogs I'd like to read the archives too.
At 11:23am on October 30, 2009, CeCe said…
LOVE your blogs! Look forward to reading more...just wish I had more time!
At 9:05am on October 29, 2009, Evan Vyvyan Hodge said…
Hi from Pagosa Springs, CO..Please send fly-in skiiers by the plane load so the local cooks survive the winter. I like the manner and tone of your writing.
At 8:17am on October 29, 2009, Vitaliy Levit said…
Barry, thanks for making the connection. Considering we're both in the industry and Columbus, we should grab a cup of coffee some time.
 
 
 

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