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 Ways to Customize Restaurant Orders

Rather than simply choosing their own salad dressing or pizza toppings, diners today are demanding more options to build their own meals than ever before. Meet these demands from diners by determining new ways to build customized food orders. Continue reading

3 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Restaurant Operations

New innovations – such as digital loyalty programs and online ordering – have the potential to make a positive impact on the experience diners have with your restaurant. In fact, four out of five diners agree restaurant technology improves their guest experience. 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

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. Continue reading

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? 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

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

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. Continue reading

4 Ways to Make the Most of the Grubhub Restaurant Platform

From order processing software to smart kitchen appliances, new technology is quickly becoming a vital component of restaurants all across the country. In fact, 73 percent of restaurant owners plan on using cutting-edge business technology in the upcoming year. Continue reading

3 Commonly Overlooked Locations to Open a Restaurant

When it comes to choosing a location for your restaurant, you might be looking into leasing a space in an up-and-coming neighborhood with heavy foot traffic and a vibrant culinary scene. But while there’s plenty of success to be had in opening a standalone restaurant, this isn’t your only option to bring in major profits. Continue reading

How to Respond to Negative Restaurant Reviews

With every less-than-perfect review comes the opportunity to improve your restaurant. Not only can a few words of criticism highlight areas of your restaurant that need tidying up, but they also give you the chance to win over a disgruntled diner. 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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Best Practices to Maintain Restaurant Culture and Retain Employees

From boosting employee morale to limiting turnover, a strong culture can save your restaurant tens of thousands of dollars each year. Here are a few tips that will put you well on your way toward establishing a culture that attracts – and keeps – top talent in your restaurant. Continue reading

3 Common Hurdles of DIY Restaurant Delivery

Offering delivery is one of the best ways to better reach diners and bring in more revenues. But attempting to implement delivery on your own requires a fair amount of time, resources and even risk to get the greatest ROI. Continue reading