3 Practical Benefits of Social Media for Restaurants

  In today’s digital society, social media has become the foundation of many restaurant marketing strategies. More and more people rely on social media when it comes to finding a place to dine. With local searches and reviews in the palm of their hand, most customers will choose restaurants they can find online and ones that … Continued

What is a POS System (And Why do I Need One)?

  When it comes to Point of Sale (POS) systems, the first thing that probably comes to mind are those old, outdated cash registers you see at your local mom and pop shop. While this is still true for some businesses, many of them are trading in their tried-and-true cash registers for modern-day POS systems. … Continued

5 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Reservation Procedure

  As a business owner or manager that accepts reservations at your restaurant, you probably have a love-hate relationship with the concept. On the one hand, it’s nice to have a better idea of how busy it will be so the chefs and front of house staff can prepare for the rush. On the other … Continued

Your Restaurant Staffing Plan for this Holiday Season

  Holiday staffing can be a nightmare for any restaurant owner. It’s that time of the year when you have the highest need for employees, but also the time when employees are seeking days off too. Not only does it become more challenging to fill regular shifts, but you have the added complexity of holiday … Continued

How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Restaurant

  According to ReFED, U.S. restaurants generate 11.4 million tons of food waste annually at the cost of $25 billion per year. Alarming statistics such as this is making food waste a popular topic of discussion within the foodservice industry and causing restaurant owners across the nation to commit themselves to reduce food waste.  As … Continued

Opening a Pizzeria? Here’s What You Need to Know

PMQ Pizza Magazine reported that the United States saw an estimated $45.1 billion in pizza sales in 2018 — no wonder more and more people are jumping at the opportunity to open a pizza shop of their own. Follow these steps and learn what you need to know about opening a pizzeria. Identifying Your Pizza … Continued

Why Poodle/SSL is the new Y2K for your restaurant

Remember Y2K (or at least reading about it)? On January 1, 2000 computers that everyone depended on were to malfunction due to four-digit years being represented by two digits. Although this never resulted in the major problems that were predicted, it sure did scare everyone. Now we have a new phenomena that could have a … Continued

How to Run a Profitable Restaurant Using Real-Time Data

Whether you are a big-time operation like Amazon or Google or a smaller independent restaurant, you can use real-time data from your business to gain insights and make smart, quick decisions that will ultimately make your restaurant more profitable. So where do you get this data? Whether it’s information about staffing schedules, table turns or … Continued

4 Ways to Increase Your Profits on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just the most romantic day of the year…it’s your time to shine! You’re not just selling a delicious dinner, you’re selling a memorable experience. You’ll want to make sure you’re on your game with the best food and customer service possible. That starts with making sure your customers can book reservations online … Continued

4 biggest areas where labor costs can hurt your business

Labor costs are a big issue for restaurateurs. According to Senior Strategic Advisor for the NRA Dave Matthews, labor productivity has remained flat in recent years. From 2004 – 2014, the average annual percent change in output per labor hour has decreased between -0.1% for full service restaurants to -0.3% for limited service restaurants. How … Continued