What You Need to Know About POS Integration

Point-of-sale (POS) integration remains a hot topic among restaurant owners, and for good reason. In its 2016 POS Software Trends Report, Hospitality Technology revealed that more than half of restaurants want to be integrated with their POS systems. Since then, the idea has only picked up steam. Continue reading

Secondary Revenue Streams for Your Restaurant

If your restaurant has seen a steady decrease in foot traffic, you’re not alone. Slow sales and traffic were common for eateries in 2016, and according to The NPD Group, this could be an ongoing trend in the coming years. Continue reading

4 Secrets to Curbing Employee Turnover

While it’s no secret that the restaurant industry has a high employee turnover rate, you may be surprised to learn just how much it can cost you as a restaurant owner. According to a recent report, the cost of staff turnover could be as high as $5,864 per employee. Continue reading

3 Ways Giving to Your Community Can Impact Your Bottom Line

It’s not hard to make the case for community involvement and corporate philanthropy. Many restaurant owners are already on board – in fact, the average small business donates about 10 percent of its profits to charity. Continue reading

Women in the Restaurant Industry: Gloria Monroy

The restaurant industry is full of inspiring women who work tirelessly to pave the way for equality both inside and outside the restaurant. Among those leaders is Gloria Monroy. Continue reading

Women in the Restaurant Industry: Jane Zimbler & Sari Smith

According to the National Restaurant Association, 61 percent of adult women have worked in a restaurant at some point in their lives. Much of that experience has translated into management and ownership, making the restaurant industry one of the fastest-growing sectors for female leadership.  Continue reading

Women in the Restaurant Industry: Colleen Loftus

From ownership to management, women have contributed toward the growth and diversity of the restaurant industry on many levels. About a third of women get their first job opportunity at a restaurant, and in many cases, these experiences help propel them into leadership positions. Continue reading

Restaurant Management Techniques: Interview with Graeme Baxter, Potbelly

From hiring to menu design, restaurant managers have a lot on their plate. To help make the most of your time in the kitchen, we sat down with Potbelly Sandwich Shop manager Graeme Baxter to see how he keeps things running smoothly.
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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