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Year in Review: Top Restaurant Tips from 2016

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.
 

How to Market Healthy Menu Items to New Year’s Resolution-ers

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.
 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Rebranding Your Restaurant

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.
 

How to Prepare Your Restaurant for Holiday Catering

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.
 

Top Podcasts for Restaurateurs

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.
 

4 Tips for Building a Restaurant Email List

See those diners with their heads buried in smartphones? Chances are, at least some of them are checking email – and one of your messages should be in their inbox.
 

Best Practices for Streamlining Hiring and Training Across a Restaurant Chain

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.
 

3 Restaurant Management Techniques for 2017

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.
 

3 Ways Upscale Restaurants Can Market on Social Media

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.
 

Delivery is the New Drive-Thru: How Fast Casual Chains Can Add Delivery

The dawn of the drive-thru revolutionized fast casual dining for restaurants and customers alike. Now food delivery is having the same effect.
 

3 Tips for a Quick and Easy Food Delivery

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.
 

How Restaurants Can Capitalize on Facebook Live Videos

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.
 

How Restaurants Can Market Non-Meal Delivery

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.
 

3 Ways to Manage Rising Restaurant Costs

Do rising restaurant costs have you scrambling for ways to save money? You’re not alone. Keeping costs under control is a top priority for restaurant owners.
 

5 Restaurant Trends for 2017

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.
 

4 Comfort Foods to Heat up Your Customers This Winter

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.
 

How to Serve More Customers by Expanding Restaurant Hours

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?
 

How to Prepare for Delivery Spikes on Election Night

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.
 

3 Simple Ways to Cut Costs in the Kitchen

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.
 

3 Ways Restaurants Can Prepare for New Overtime Regulations

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.
 

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Diner Loyalty

Diner loyalty is more than a feeling. Not only does it guarantee repeat business, it also generates the positive word-of-mouth that drives new customers through your door.
 
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