To kick off 2017, we’ve pulled together our top tips from “The Tip Jar” in 2016. Whether you’re a new restaurant owner or a seasoned pro, looking to improve your revenue or hoping to enhance the customer experience (and in turn, ratings) these tips will help you start 2017 right.
New year, new resolutions. When the ball drops and 2016 is officially in the rearview, your diners will start making good on their New Year’s resolutions ranging from spending less money to spending more time with family – and perhaps most famously, eating healthier.
From attracting new diners to closely meeting the ever-changing needs of loyal customers, rebranding your restaurant can be an effective way to increase sales. Thinking about trying it out? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you along the way.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, preparations are already underway for office parties and family gatherings. Make your restaurant the centerpiece of this year’s celebrations by offering catering services in and around the holiday season.
For restaurant owners and operators who might not have enough hours in the day to carve out time for researching the latest trends, podcasts can be the perfect solution. Podcasts are an easy, schedule-friendly way for restaurant leaders to get a quick dose of professional development.
Expanding a restaurant chain gives you the opportunity to replicate success – and build revenue – in new markets. But it’s important to make sure your customer experience is consistent no matter the location of your restaurant.
Strong restaurant management is the cornerstone of business success. The way you manage front-of-house staff, customer service and more are all part of the formula for making your restaurant a favorite for diners.
Nearly 60 percent of chain restaurants along with 75 percent of independent restaurants use social media – and for good reason. New features such as Instagram “Stories” have made it easier than ever before to engage loyal diners and attract new ones.
If you’re looking for new ways to boost sales, earning diners’ trust and loyalty can take your revenue to the next level. One way to begin building trust with diners is by making sure each and every food delivery arrives on time.
Facebook’s video streaming service, Facebook Live, has gained major traction with brands recently. Instead of recording and posting a video to your news feed, you now have the option of 24-hours streaming capabilities.
It’s easy to organize the average day around three distinct meal times, but few people restrict their eating to just breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between doughnuts, smoothies and handheld wraps, most restaurant menus don’t only target the square-meal crowd either – nor do their delivery services.
The New Year will inevitably bring a new crop of food trends for restaurant owners and operators to navigate. From regulatory changes to nontraditional restaurant concepts, 2017 is poised to be another eventful year in the dining world.
With winter around the corner, it’s time to replace some of your lighter, summer menu items with hearty options to keep diners warm throughout the winter months. In fact, restaurants that offer seasonal menus see a 26 percent uptick in orders compared to restaurants that stick to the same menu year round.
As a restaurant owner, you’re always looking for new ways to increase sales. Maybe you’ve offered a few specials, or sent out discounts via your social media channels. But what about expanding restaurant hours?
Election night is one of the most anticipated events of the year and is also considered one of the top TV moments for online orders and delivery. In fact, delivery orders spiked 20 percent during the 2012 presidential election, compared to your typical Tuesday night order volume.
Regardless of how big or small your restaurant may be, cutting costs is likely a top priority. From ramping up marketing efforts to giving staff members raises and promotions, saving a few dollars here and there can give you the opportunity to improve your restaurant in a number of different ways.
The start of 2016 welcomed new minimum wage regulations, causing restaurant owners in several states to start increasing wage pay for employees. Nearly a year later, the next wave of paycheck changes is here: overtime pay.