Every week I speak with restaurant owners in many parts of the country. In each conversation, they tell me of their concerns in running their restaurant business.
In each of these conversations they all expressed many of the same concerns and they revolve around these five issues:…Continue
Added by Joe Welsh on May 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Almost every day there is something in the news about the price of something going up. Beef, pork, dairy, and coffee are all going up. As a restaurant owner, what is your strategy to handling these increases?
Some chains will be raising prices, others will not. What will work for you? Put yourself in the…Continue
Added by Joe Welsh on May 6, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Wendy Hritz is doing what most of us simply dream of: going out on her own and being her own boss. After almost a decade of working for a variety of day spas, Hritz launched her own venture at the Courtyard Med Spa.…Continue
Added by Jim Williams on March 3, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
“MustHaveMenus operates like we do: very straightforward, not gimmicky. When I called for help, a real person actually answered the phone.” — Stephanie Copeland, Bimini Bar &…
Added by Jim Williams on February 11, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments
Just wondering how many restaurants understand the power of OpenMenu.
OpenMenu is a free service that allows a restaurant to enter your menu in a space that integrates with your existing website as well as your Facebook page.…Continue
Added by Mark Moreno on November 14, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments
Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-
If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…Continue
Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
iewpoints about whether or not to include calorie counts on menus are a mixed bag among U.S. restaurant owners, health and nutrition experts, legislators, and consumers.
While some believe the information to be valuable in helping restaurant consumers make healthier eating choices, others believe it has little or no impact on their ordering choices, and still others think it’s actually a deterrent to consumers’ dining out enjoyment.
Currently in places like California, New York…Continue
You might have the best food in town, but if customers don’t order it, your restaurant is doomed. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your menu is the best it can be. Taking a few simple steps to plan, organize, and design your menu can make a world of difference to your restaurant’s success. Here are 20 ideas that can help you take your restaurant menu to the next level.
Don’t make your customers perform a…Continue
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Upselling is anything but new for most businesses. Where restaurants are concerned, it’s the oldest, most common trick in the book to increase check sizes and boost profits. At its best, upselling can look less like sales and more like customer…Continue
Added by Foodem on May 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
OC Restaurant To Add New Dishes, Dessert & Cocktails
With the cold winter months ahead, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill has announced a new menu focused on warm hearty meals and holiday-themed cocktails. From December 4- March 3, the Costa Mesa restaurant will offer new lunch, dinner, dessert and drink options.
New lunch entrees, $10.95- 13.95, will include blackened turkey relleno stuffed with andouille sausage, blackened turkey breast and chile cornbread; sweet habanero…Continue
Added by Groff-Hinman on November 19, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments
There are many tools that can be used to help you increase profits in your restaurant. One of them is your POS System….. do you use it?
As I work with restaurant owners I found many situations where there may be no POS system in the store to help a restaurant, or the owners do not know how to access the data in the system. Let’s take a look at five reasons why you should tap into the power of a POS System.
Added by Joe Welsh on October 4, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, located at South Coast Plaza, has announced its Chile Fest menu that will be available September 4-23. The annual promo is patterned after the famous the Hatch, New Mexico festival that for more than 4 decades has celebrated chile peppers and the versatile role they play in the culinary world. Executive Chef Daniel Stevens said that each menu item will contain Hatch New Mexico chiles and for each entrée sold $1 will be donated to Team Kids, a nonprofit based in…Continue
Added by Groff-Hinman on September 4, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments
August 15th would have marked the late Julia Child’s 100th birthday and in celebration of the legendary chef, the Anaheim White House will serve a special 3-course prix-fixe menu with recipes from her groundbreaking cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” The menu was assembled by owner Bruno Serato and will be prepared by Executive Chef Eddie Mezza from Wednesday, August 15 through Tuesday, August 21 for $50 per person.…Continue
Added by Groff-Hinman on August 14, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
It used to be that prime rib could be found on nearly any menu of a fine dining establishment. Not so true today as the cost involved has sent restaurateurs spooked by the recession in other, less expensive directions. Now, the Anaheim White House has announced that prime rib will, once again, become a featured item on "date nights."
Owner Bruno Serato said that on Friday and Saturdays only, the restaurant will serve 10 oz. cuts of the prime beef special, prepared and seasoned…Continue
Added by Groff-Hinman on August 1, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Tear drop tomatoes, fresh mint and citrus are just a few ingredients that say Indian Summer and Zov Karamardian, owner of 5 OC restaurants bearing her name, is embracing the warm months with a new seasonal menu focusing on overall lighter fare.
Available at her Tustin, Newport Beach and Irvine locations only through Labor Day, the menu includes Housemade Cheese Tortellini with fresh peas, asparagus, garlic, pine nuts, roma tomato and goat cheese for $15.95; Shrimp and Watermelon Salad…Continue
Added by Groff-Hinman on July 31, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Many restaurants hire professional designers to build their website, but hiring a professional doesn’t guarantee a great result.
We talked to Jill Parks, Creative Director of Savannah design firm Sans Sheriff for tips on what to do (and not do) to give you the best chance of getting an amazing restaurant website that works for you and your customers.
During the past week I had the opportunity to meet with many restaurant owners to review how their business is going and what they are doing for the future. The conversations had one consistent theme.
For the most part the owners I had met with were so involved with the day to day management of their business that they were not aware of what is going on around them. A look at their menu which is the basis of profitability revealed that pricing was not keeping pace with inflation or…Continue
Added by Joe Welsh on April 16, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments
I recently published an article on mobile apps for restaurants that has generated a lot interest. In the last week my Twitter account added about 25 followers (most of which are web marketing companies) and I have been contacted by about a dozen providers of mobile apps. I am currently sorting through all of their offers and I need to confess that the overwhelming majority of them are very confusing.
Restaurant owners that are considering mobile options have a ton of options and I…Continue
Added by Mark Moreno on February 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Seven Strategies to Increase Your Restaurants Traffic and Profitability in 2012
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time to think about your marketing plan for 2012. Have you considered how you are going to increase traffic and improve the profitability of your restaurant next year?
One strategy could be the method of working…Continue
I recently stumbled upon this article from Health magazine: America’s Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants. As a secret lover of fast food (a treat that I only enjoy on road trips) I was intrigued. Surprisingly, there were more restaurants listed that I haven’t I have never even heard of, much less visited.
Time to investigate.
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments