Voice of the Restaurant Industry
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on March 21, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments
While Facebook began as primarily a social network for college students, it has grown into a booming marketing hub for restaurant marketing and small businesses. New job titles such as “social media marketing expert” and “social media marketing ninja” have also surfaced. But what does all the social…Continue
How do you engage your restaurant customers with your email campaigns? Studies have found that 94 percent of internet users use the internet to send or read emails (Docstoc).This is more than other activity such as social networking and buying a…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on March 15, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
When it comes to restaurant marketing, a business owner should always be prepared with ideas to bring in more customers. Whether it is an unfortunate snow day or a completely unexpected slow week, restaurant owners should always have a few ideas up their sleeve to fill those restaurant seats when the going…Continue
Last year, according to a survey done by BIGinsight, 54.4 percent of Americans said they would be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and 3 out of 10 of the individuals would be attending a party at a restaurant or bar. This is a great time for you to plan your big…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
With the constant uprising of new competition, restaurant owners need to make sure they are doing the right things when it comes to marketing their brand. We have looked into some of the top marketing mistakes that you could be making and how you can fix them.
Mistake #1 – Not focusing…Continue
Running a restaurant can be a challenging task for a business owner. Most small business owners end up responsible for more work throughout the week than they really want to handle. In fact, in a recent survey, “69% of small business owners wish they could focus their attention on their actual business…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on February 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Building a loyal customer database takes time but is well worth the effort. Instead of restaurant patrons that are loyal to daily deal sites but never visit your restaurant a second time, create a loyalty program by treating your customers well and offering them incentives to visit your restaurant as…Continue
With the first real snowfalls of January, panic might settle in and you may begin wondering, how will I continue to bring customers into my restaurant next month? Until the spring and summer weather begins to entice your customers to come out and dine again, you’ll need to pull out the big guns with some…Continue
It doesn’t matter whether your job search is geared towards a general manager job, being recruited as a restaurant manager, or looking for another position in the restaurant industry. Successful Candidates share a similar job search and career development cycle. This path inevitably includes a team.…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
1. What salary do you want?
There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper.…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
These are real questions that need to be answered before you can create a career plan. This…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on September 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Robert Krzak on August 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Once you understand yourself it is time to understand the worktype. Then determine how you can fit into the worktype. One of the most effective tools to understanding your strengths and how to leverage these is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
This tool explains the…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Step 1: Learn who you are
Step 2: Determine where you want to go
Step 3: Identify your strengths and development areas
Step 4: Make a career development Plan
Step 5: Engage/Create a team that…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Managing your career is a process that is self driven. Each individual is in control of where they want to go, how they will get there, and how long…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Do you like to be in charge of your own self development and career?
Are you interested in advancing your career within the restaurant industry?
If you answered…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on August 13, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
How many of us have heard these famous last words at the end of a not-so-successful date? They remind me of Charlie Sheen’s character on Two And A Half Men. “I’ll Call You” was Charlie’s escape hatch which allowed him to quickly part company with his lady friends without a big confrontation. It was never genuine. Rather flip and dismissive. Which is why Job Seekers recoil when they hear the same words from a Professional Recruiter: “I’ll Call You.”
I understand the temptation to lump…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on July 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
Sometimes our lives become so hectic that we don't think before we make our next move, especially when it comes to the Internet. However, in one swift movement, our online image can be tarnished just by a few posts. What's worse, it takes longer to win back the trust of your followers or even gain the confidence of a recruiter or hiring manger than it does to tear it down.
So, take some time to clean up your online image, even if you believe it's spotless. Here's how to get…Continue