The year 2020 understandably saw an uptick in patio usage, which kept many faltering cafes afloat. OpenTable, a digital restaurant reservation provider, counted a tenfold increase in outdoor seating in the spring of 2020 compared to a year ago. But as it does every year, patio season in many areas is coming to an end […]
Choosing the best point of sale for your restaurant is no easy task. Your restaurant’s POS system touches almost every aspect of your business. Your choice needs to be carefully thought out and based on your restaurant’s current needs, while also keeping in mind how you want to scale your business down the line. Especially […]
You’re faced with the task of creating a buzz around your restaurant grand opening. Here are 10 unique grand opening ideas that are sure to attract a crowd.
Picture this: It’s a weeknight, and your restaurant is jam-packed with hungry patrons. They’re chatting, passing plates around, and ordering lots of food. To top it off, your reservation list is booked solid for a month. The scenario above is a restaurant owner’s dream – one that many don’t get to realize. However, don’t believe […]
As if managing a restaurant wasn’t a hard enough task in “normal” times, along comes a pandemic. The need for a profitable business isn’t going anywhere, but your clientele might be. As we all adjust to current conditions and find ways to reassure guests and drive revenue, implementing effective cost-cutting tactics could be the key […]
It’s no secret that the restaurant business took a dive in early 2020. According to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association, restaurant sales were $94 billion below expected levels between March and May. With so much uncertainty in the world, any restaurant owner is forgiven for feeling discouraged or downright defeated. That said, […]
“Everybody’s doing it” isn’t always the best reason to follow the crowd, but as a small business owner, it’s essential to keep up with the competition. Online presence may sound like a broad umbrella term that’s difficult to define, but it’s a critical piece of your restaurant’s marketing strategy. Sure, you may be thinking that […]
Let’s talk about how restaurants can cater to businesses in their area to earn free press, articles and write-ups that promote their restaurant.
A happy customer is a loyal customer. Keeping a customer happy is no small feat, though. Here are 20 tips that every restaurant manager should know.
Even when your restaurant is running smoothly, part of being a great manager is recognizing that there are threats are lurking just under the surface.