Too Many Items on Your Restaurant Menu? Here’s How to Focus Your Offerings

In some cases, restaurant menus can look like small novels. After all, the more options you have, the less likely it is for diners to take their business elsewhere. But while lengthy menus might work for some restaurants, customers can also be overwhelmed by too many choices. Continue reading

4 Tips for Recruiting New Restaurant Staff

One of the many challenges restaurants face is recruiting and hiring new staff. After all, your staff is ultimately responsible for upholding customer service and preparing the best dishes possible. So how can you go about finding top talent – and getting them to join your team? Continue reading

You Asked, We Answered: Top Tax Questions from Restaurant Owners

With tax season right around the corner, it’s time to get your restaurant’s financials in order. Not sure where to get started? Check out the answers to some of the most common tax questions we receive from restaurant owners. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

New FDA Sodium Guidelines: What Restaurant Owners Need to Know

According to recent research conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Americans currently consume 50 percent more sodium than the recommended daily limit. Continue reading

How Chain Restaurants Can Incorporate a Local Feel

When it comes to supporting the local community, consumers aren’t afraid to spend a few extra dollars. In fact, more than half of all diners are willing to pay up to 10 percent more for dinner at an independent restaurant that leaves a positive impact on surrounding homes and businesses.

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How to Hire the Right Restaurant Manager

The quick pace of the restaurant industry calls for effective decision-making at a moment’s notice. But as your restaurant grows, keeping tabs on everything going on can be a challenge, and restaurant managers often are the ones taking on this burden. Continue reading

Key Tips for Negotiating a Restaurant Lease

Leasing property is a significant way to save money when you’re getting your restaurant off the ground. From property taxes to mortgage payments, the fees associated with buying a space for your restaurant can add up quickly. Continue reading

7 Traits of Successful Restaurant Managers

Restaurant management is a difficult task. The long hours, hectic atmosphere and constant interaction – often in tight spaces – are suited to specific personality types and characteristics.  Continue reading