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I Don't Have Time to Train My Staff

 

"You see James," Bill said with a nervous energy in his voice, "we have so many big projects going on right now, and Spring Break is just around the corner. I've got new people coming in the door, it's going into our busy season, and we're developing a new menu. It's been downright crazy, and well, we…

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Added by James on March 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to Produce Great Training Videos

By James Keil

Traditionally for restaurants, training videos have been hit or miss— but mostly miss. For quite some time, the video resources available to restaurant operators were pretty limited. You could purchase some stock video off the shelf on “Knife Handling”, “Bussing”, “Taking Orders”, etc., and hope the content somewhat resembled the way want things done in your restaurant. Your other option was to pour a bunch of money into professional video production. Thanks to…

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Added by Waitrainer on February 14, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments


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Infographic: 2013 Bar & Restaurant Marketing Trends

Today, smart restaurant marketers focus on building relationships and creating meaningful interactions by engaging audiences through multiple channels. Your ability to understand the consumer and stay in tune with current trends ensures that you stay in front of the right people in order to build a strong following, and stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace. This infographic shows the Top Restaurant Marketing Trends of 2013 to help you target consumers in smart and influential…

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Added by Barry Chandler on May 14, 2013 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment


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15 Unique Ways to Market a Sports Bar

Sports bars are amidst a very unique market. Promoting and marketing one allows for unique, informal, and outside the box ways of doing so. They can tend to come a dime a dozen so setting yours apart from others is very crucial. These methods can show that you mean business, and failure to do so can mean the end of yours.

Support Local Teams

Show you customers that you are on their side. Fans want a place that feels like home where they can feel comfortable rooting for…

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Added by Barry Chandler on May 9, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments


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2013 Bar & Restaurant Trends to Keep On Your Radar

From artisan craft cocktails to shareable plates and mobile apps, let’s explore some of the top trends that bars and restaurant owners should be paying attention to this year according to industry experts.

Food

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) surveyed more…

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Added by Barry Chandler on April 17, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments


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35 Popular Restaurant Apps You Need to Know About

In 2012 alone, more than 770 million smartphones were shipped. That number is projected to increase by 30% in 2013. It seems as if almost everyone from your 10-year-old niece to your 70-year-old grandma knows the ins and outs of operating a smartphone. With that being said, one of the most enticing aspects of having a smart phone is the use of applications. As of October 2012, Android had more than 700,000 apps and as of Jan. 2013, Apple had 775,000. Keeping these astounding figures in mind,…

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Added by Barry Chandler on April 15, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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The Truth About Bad Taxi Service

Did you know that NO TAXI COMPANY EVER ORDERS ANY DRIVER TO RESPOND TO ANY PARTICULAR CALL? 

That's why service sucks. You know what I mean. If the driver ever shows up at all, he may come long before we were told and we aren't ready. That's because dispatchers have no idea if or when a driver will take the call.

Want to know why?

CASH!

All taxi service business models operate in the paradigm that drivers will always be paid in cash. The cab companies don't want…

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Added by Kevin Brown on September 26, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments


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Nourishing Mondays: Buffalo Chicken Subs

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Today’s recipe is true comfort food: buffalo chicken sub sandwiches. With your very first bite, you are reminded of your favorite sports bar or wings joint.

Crispy chicken tenders…

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Added by Foodem on August 6, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tech Talk: A Bar Tab Minus Plastic

I've had the privilege to work with bars to help manage and improve their social media efforts. There's no question Facebook and Twitter are both incredibly powerful because of their reach and ability to engage and get valuable feedback from customers. However, we also need to keep an eye out for technology that can improve the experience when visiting your establishment. 

 

TabbedOut is an app that allows customers to…

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Added by Josh Hersh on January 18, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Ultimate in Wine Cellar Wood Flooring

The Ultimate in Wine Cellar Wood Flooring



Does your wine cellar floor make a statement?



What better statement can you make than to have your custom wine cellar flooring made from real original Napa Valley Oak Barrels? How would you like your wine cellar flooring to be not only exceptional but unique? Having it make the ultimate statement like no other flooring can truly be easy.



So how are Wine Barrels turned into beautiful wine cellar flooring that…

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Added by Jerry Wilson on December 30, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments


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What is “Facebook Places” and why should you care?

As Facebook grows in popularity, every change they make or feature they add becomes increasingly more relevant to us in business. Facebook is no longer about college kids keeping up with each others photos from the weekend, it has become a platform where we interconnect all aspects of our social lives. For bars and restaurants this is particularly important as more and more potential… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on November 23, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments


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10 Amazing Bar Interior Designs

Bar Interior Designs make or break a bar. Long before you have had a chance to order a drink, a first impression has been formed. The artists, architects and designers that have created the amazing designs below have not only created evocative, memorable and visually inspiring decors, they have set the tone and subtly constructed the flow and layout in ways that promote atmosphere and most importantly: help increase sales. Get some inspiration for your… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Homeless man breaks into closed - down bar, re-opens it and sells drinks

A Californian homeless man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers.







California, Sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year.



Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club’s… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 15, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments


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Bar Owner defends CCTV cameras in the tiolets

Do you have cameras installed in your bar or restaurant? most probably. In fact, if you don’t, you’re leaving yourself wide open for theft and fraudulent insurance claims. But when does enough become enough? Do you install cameras in your toilets?



Well, the owners of a new bar in Basingstoke in the UK have defended their decision to install a CCTV camera in the men’s toilets.



A customer complained to a local newspaper after spotting the camera in the toilet at… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 15, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments


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The 3 Steps needed to run a profitable bar

Over at ManageYourBar.com today I spoke about a recent experience I had in a bar where I calculated the bar was losing $200/hr through theft. This wasn’t a flash in the pan, most bars have a level of theft, but the difference between profit and loss can be how you manage loss and what your threshold is for allowing it to happen at all.



What’s your threshold? The most profitable bars follow… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments


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The 2 fastest growing menu items over the last five years

A survey released today by the marketing firm NPD Group shows that over the past five years, breakfast accounted for 60% of the U.S. Restaurant Industry Traffic Growth and continues to be a bright spot. In fact the two menu items that had the biggest growth are both items that bars could easily offer, even if not serving food presently: Coffee and Breakfast… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments


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Could Facebook cost your bar your license?

Believe it or not, this is exactly what happened to a bar in Massachusetts, at least for a three day period anyway. It seems that neighbors of the bar noticed promotions on Facebook that were in contravention of the local liquor laws, however the bar owner tried in vain to defend himself by claiming that a former “rogue bartender” posted illegal “drink till you drop” and “free shots… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments


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This could mean the end of Ladies Nights at your bar

It looks like one of the mainstays of a bar owner’s promotion toolkit is to fall victim to over-enthusiastic lawmakers, keen to pander to frivolous lawsuits.



According to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, a Ladies Night promotion now constitutes illegal gender discrimination! I kid you not. It seems like nothing is sacred any… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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How To USe Email To Fill Your Bar

I came across this great article in Canada’s Financial Post about how a new bar & restaurant grew their email contact list to over 1000 people very quickly and started building their list before the bar was even fully open.



In a few weeks we’ll be launching a toolkit of 365… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments


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Be a fly on the wall of a new bar opening

A friend of mine Chris Lenahan is no strange to opening bars. He’s got quite a few under his belt at this stage. He’s also the man behind many of the big bars in Las Vegas.



What’s so great about Chris is that he shares what he does so openly and for his latest venture. a dueling piano bar, he has videod every step of the planning process, pre-opening and opening of the bar. This is really informative stiff and great for anyone thinking of getting into the bar… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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National Restaurant Association Offers Training DVDs on Harassment Prevention, Social Media Use, and Customer Service

The National Restaurant Association has released three new DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and the first of its kind video guide on the use of social media.

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National Restaurant Association and EatStreet Release Online Ordering Guide

The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

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TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

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