All Blog Posts Tagged 'restaurant' (677)


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How to Keep Restaurants Cool During the Summer Months

With Arizona's recent run of intensely hot days this summer and temperatures around the country continuing to rise, 2013 looks set to offer an obnoxious few months of stifling heat and humidity. Alas, the time-honored traditional methods of keeping the multiple heatwaves at bay - ceiling fans, shades and awnings - sometimes prove ineffective, especially when the warmth becomes so gruelingly unforgiving. Homeowners everywhere tend to rely on their modern air conditioning cooling systems,…

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Added by Mike Workman on July 5, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments

Restaurant Equipment Financing

 

 

Whether operating a restaurant, bar or even a grocery store, it is important to have the right equipment to meet the demand of customers and the current market. Businesses need to provide optimal services and in order…

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Added by Jules Dalsey on July 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Choice Beef Cuts Increase in Cost

Now that summer is here, many people look forward to enjoying grilled meats. But the price of wholesale beef has gone up at least 5 percent and there’s no indication that this cost will decrease any time soon. The higher costs are a growing concern for both consumers and the restaurant industry.

 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the latest numbers show ground beef at an average of $3.31 per pound. This is a 32 cent increase per pound from May of 2012. However,…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on June 27, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments


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Does Your Restaurant Marketing Have A Rainy Day Fund?

Last night I went out for dinner to a local restaurant and had my meal on their outdoor deck. It was a great night, about 70 degrees, no wind and just a great night to sit out and enjoy a meal. During the course of the night, the owner “Dutch” stopped by our table to see how everything was going. My wife had mentioned to him that dining on the deck was such a wonderful experience and that it was probably a great thing for his business. Dutch’s reply was one that hit a chord with…

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Added by Joe Welsh on June 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Business Insider- You Must Have The Right Mindset to Gain Huge Sales and Profits in The Restaurant Business!

How do you think of your restaurant?

Are you thinking too small? What are all the ways that you can use your restaurant? What are all the ways you can use your resources, your staff, and your expertise to make money? What are all the things you can do with everything you have available to you?

Don’t have an antiquated thought process of the restaurant business. Don’t think that you have to get everyone to come in to your restaurant. Times have…

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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 14, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments


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The Importance of Uniforms

Your restaurant has an image to present. In addition to the quality of food and the appeal of the environment you offer, your staff members embody an important impression to patrons in your community. And a significant aspect of your employees’ appearance involves the uniforms they wear each day.

 

Uniforms are important on multiple levels. Not only do they provide a certain look and feel for customers, a specific dress code can also affect the attitude of your staff. If you…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on June 10, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments


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The Squirrel and the Entrepreneur

Spent most of the other day in meetings for My Restaurant Posts. On the way from one meeting to the next, I witnessed a scene we all see at least once a day. It went like this…

  1. Sammy Squirrel has plans to get to the other side of the road.
  2. He starts by sprinting about 4 feet into the road, then stops.
  3. Car flies by at 40…
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Added by Matt White on June 5, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments


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Waiter Training - Teach Waiters to Lose Their Egos

 

One of the most important concepts for improving restaurant dining service is for the staff to lose their egos before they begin their work shift. This way of thinking and acting must be taught in every waiter training program.

When people go out to eat in a restaurant, they are paying hard earned money to get something "extra." People dine out because they want something that they ordinarily would not get at home. Of course, it is the food, but also…

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Added by Richard Saporito on June 4, 2013 at 6:44pm — 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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13 Food Cost Tips

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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Added by Ian Said on May 13, 2013 at 5:17am — 2 Comments


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20 Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Restaurant Menu.

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.

1. Organize your menu logically.

Don’t make your customers perform a…

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Added by Barry Chandler on May 8, 2013 at 10:50am — 1 Comment


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Restaurants: Upsell and Boost Sales

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

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…

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Added by Foodem on May 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

Please see the original article at this restaurant blog.

When it comes to restaurants (and well nearly everyone on Planet Earth), mothers trump all.  Mother’s Day has historically been the busiest sales day in the restaurant industry, even ahead of Valentine’s.  With…

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Added by Emily Fritz on May 2, 2013 at 11:38am — 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 Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Trademark Applications

Aside from food, menu design, décor, and personable help, a restaurant’s name is its calling card and chief intangible asset. Protecting that name under trademark law is a key part of corporate due diligence. Too many restaurateurs, however, mistakenly believe that seeking trademark protection merely involves filing a form with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They forego legal counsel, assuming they can secure protection themselves and save some money. In the end, they…

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Added by Kyle-Beth Hilfer on April 9, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments


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5 Common Restaurant Facebook Page Mistakes

Facebook is certainly NOT the “end-all, be-all” of online marketing. But, it sure can play an important role. And, if it’s not done well, a poorly managed Facebook page for your restaurant can result in missed opportunity, to say the least. Worst case…it could be providing wrong information or representing your…

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Added by Matt White on April 9, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments

Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?

When it comes to restaurant marketing, it’s impossible to predict and adhere to every menu request that a customer makes. So how do you know when a menu request crosses the barrier of being a trending food fad to becoming a legitimate concern that your restaurant should prep for? When it comes to deciding…

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Added by Ola Ayeni on March 28, 2013 at 1:56pm — 5 Comments

Is Your Restaurant Website Mobile-Friendly?

If it’s not, it should be. According to Intuit, 55% of people that have cell phones use them to go online. Another 31% of cell phone users claim to only go on…

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Added by Ola Ayeni on March 28, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Congrats To OpenTable Diners Choice 2013 Winners!

When it comes to the wide variety of restaurant choices that customers have on a daily basis, it’s monumental to be considered a favorite dining location in the culinary world. OpenTable has recently announced its 2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Service. “Providing high-caliber hospitality to…

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Added by Ola Ayeni on March 21, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

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Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

CROWD FUNDING

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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.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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