The Tech Revolution — Is Your Restaurant Ready?

Technology is becoming a mainstay in restaurants. You don’t have to look far to see how the automation of tasks is changing the way customers dine and restaurants do business. But how can you make sure introducing new technologies is right for your restaurant? Continue reading

Is Your Restaurant Ready to Ride the Tableside Cart Trend?

Looking to switch things up in your restaurant? The return of tableside cart service is giving restaurants an entertaining way to bring the kitchen to customers — in style. 

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4 Must-Haves For Your Fall Menu

As the heat of summer cools off, it’s time to start thinking about your seasonal fall menu. To help you do just that, here are four food trends that are taking over this fall, along with tips for incorporating them into your menu. 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

Which Tech Trends Stole the Show at NRA 2017?

From self-driving cars to internet-connected devices, technology has advanced virtually every industry out there – restaurants are no different. Continue reading

3 Ways Images Can Improve Your Restaurant’s Online Ordering Experience

Looking for a sure-fire way to win the attention of Grubhub customers and improve the online ordering experience?  Continue reading

3 Takeaways from the 2017 Restaurant Leadership Conference

Last week, thousands of restaurant industry leaders met in Phoenix, Arizona at the Restaurant Leadership Conference. They tested new technology, sampled delicious food and listened to powerful insights from people taking the industry by storm. Continue reading

3 House-Made Ingredients to Add to Your Menu

It’s not uncommon for restaurant owners to use pre-packaged and canned goods in their restaurant recipes. After all, it’s convenient and cost-effective to rely on ready-to-go condiments, pickles and other garnishes. But diners want fresh, house-made ingredients, and using these pre-packaged items could lead them to seek out fresh options elsewhere. 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

5 Trending Restaurant Dishes You’ve Never Heard Of

In the culinary world, a new year often brings new dishes diners can’t wait to bite into. And 2017 is shaping up to be no different. 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 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. Continue reading

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