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. 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

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

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

From Robots to Drones: Restaurant Tech of the Future

Mobile apps, tableside payments, online ordering and electronic menus are just a few examples of restaurant technology that has seen widespread adoption in recent years. While such technology has been well received by both restaurant owners and customers, other emerging technology might take a bit more convincing before it becomes mainstream. Continue reading

5 Ways to Attract Restaurant Critics (and Win Them Over)

Food trends come and go, but one thing that may never fall out of vogue is the power of a positive review from a restaurant critic. Between social media and down-to-the-minute news cycles, a glowing recommendation from a reputable local or national source can travel fast – and be more cost-effective than buying ad space. Continue reading

2016: The Year of Grain Legumes

The same organization that declared 2013 “The Year of Quinoa” predicts yet another superfood will take off in 2016. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently named 2016 the “International Year of the Pulses.” Continue reading