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Ian Said
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Why Fewer Menu Items is Better for Your Restaurant Business

While it may be tempting to offer your customers a large selection of menu items, it is actually far more profitable for your business to limit your menu. Read on for insight into why less is more when it comes to menus. Fewer Items, Fresher Food:By reducing the number of items on your menu, you can focus on sourcing fewer…See More
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Why Fewer Menu Items is Better for Your Restaurant Business

While it may be tempting to offer your customers a large selection of menu items, it is actually far more profitable for your business to limit your menu. Read on for insight into why less is more when it comes to menus. Fewer Items, Fresher Food:By reducing the number of items on your menu, you can focus on sourcing fewer…See More
Jul 15, 2013

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Ian Said commented on Ian Said's blog post 5 Tips for Building Customer Loyalty [INFOGRAPHIC]
"Ivan, thanks for the comment. Sounds like an interesting concept."
Jun 21, 2013
Ivan Collins commented on Ian Said's blog post 5 Tips for Building Customer Loyalty [INFOGRAPHIC]
"Nice infographic!  I work with Reservation Genie, a restaurant table management software alternative to open table.  We offer a feature that uses gamification to promote customer loyalty.  The top 10 customers compete to stay on the…"
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5 Tips for Building Customer Loyalty [INFOGRAPHIC]

Owning and operating a restaurant in today’s economy can be a challenging proposition, which is why it is so important to build customer loyalty.  In truth repeat customers make up the bulk of any restaurant’s customer base and word-of-mouth advertising can do wonders for building up your clientele.  But how do you go about building customer loyalty in the restaurant industry?While any one of the following five suggestions will help to increase your business, implementing all of them is highly…See More
Jun 18, 2013

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State
Gauteng
Title
Founder and Software developer
Company
IdealSoftware.co.za
Website
http://idealsoftware.co.za/
Twitter Handle
@costofsale
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Consulting, Making Friends, Networking
Biography
Founder of IdealSoftware.co.za , a software development company specializing in Stock Control and POS reporting solutions.

Owner of IdealStockControl, a food service software package designed to isolate losses due to theft, shrinkage and a host of mistakes that affect the bottom line.

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https://www.facebook.com/IdealSoftware

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@CostOfSale
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LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/idealsoftware

Foursquare:
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Years in the Industry
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At 9:31am on February 3, 2012,
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Hi Ian, thanks for adding me, I look forward to a mutually beneficial connection...

At 5:48am on January 20, 2012, Marcus Guiliano said…

Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

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Why Fewer Menu Items is Better for Your Restaurant Business

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments

While it may be tempting to offer your customers a large selection of menu items, it is actually far more profitable for your business to limit your menu. Read on for insight into why less is more when it comes to menus. 

Fewer Items, Fresher…

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5 Tips for Building Customer Loyalty [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 7:51am 2 Comments

Owning and operating a restaurant in today’s economy can be a challenging proposition, which is why it is so important to build customer loyalty.  In truth repeat customers make up the bulk of any restaurant’s customer base and word-of-mouth advertising can do wonders for building up your clientele.  But how do you go about building customer loyalty in the restaurant industry?

While any one of the following five suggestions will help to increase your business,…

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3 Tips for Attracting Father's Day Customers

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 11:02pm 0 Comments

There is nothing like a holiday to increase your customer base. Whilst holidays like Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving are shoe-ins for advertising, sometimes it is the smaller, more personal holidays such as Veteran’s Day or Father’s Day that can truly make a difference in your numbers. Keep in mind, however, that while advertising and marketing to increase your customer base on the larger holidays is fairly simple, you need to be more personal when it comes to…

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13 Food Cost Tips

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 5:17am 2 Comments

It’s not cheap to run a restaurant, but food is one of the biggest costs associated with it. It is therefore of utmost importance to keep your food costs within an acceptable percentage to avoid financial hardship and prevent having to pass on the costs to your customers.

Here are 13 tips on how you can achieve this:

1) Take Inventory Regularly

Making note consistently and regularly…

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