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Are You Holding Your Restaurant Back?

Have you been in the following situation?Revenue has flattened. You have tried to get growth back on track, but something has changed and what worked before isn’t doing its job anymore.How did you react?Some do get their mojo back by thinking differently (more on this at the end).

How Going Paperless Improves Restaurant Kitchen Management

Staying competitive in the restaurant industry requires near constant innovation. Restaurant owners and operators have felt mounting pressure to reduce costs, increase profits, and optimize workflow.Fortunately, restaurant technology keeps up with the demand for innovative, convenient solutions that pave the way for restaurant operators to grow their business.

Forecasting the Future of Restaurant Industry HR and Tech

The future of restaurants is on display at the Austin-Bergstrom Airport where travelers-in-transit can grab a fully customized cup of hot or iced gourmet coffee, all prepared by a robot barista. Briggo, the company behind the robotic coffee houses, builds 40-square-foot craft coffee dispensaries and relies on humans only for re-stocking and maintenance.

These Programs Are Changing Restaurant Work For Everyone

Does a hashtag have the power to ignite change across an entire industry? If the success of the #MeToo movement is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. The simple two-word phrase originated as a social media meme in October of 2017, but quickly grew to encompass whole organizations spanning many industries.

How Dave & Buster's Inspires Employees in the Millennial Age

Quality over quantity: it’s an age-old adage regurgitated frequently enough to deafen most ears it falls upon.Expansion should never come at the price of performance, but it’s all too easy to once-over an exponential growth curve and conclude, “that’s a healthy company,” ignoring what’s frequently being left on the table in the rush to scale.

4 Ways to Finance a Catering Business

If you’re considering starting a catering business or looking for money to expand an existing one, you might have heard that restaurant loans are difficult to come by. And, in a sense, it’s true—banks don’t always want to give out loans to high-risk businesses (restaurants included).

How Chris Cosentino Went From TV to His Own Restaurants

Imagine the scene—you’re in a bar having a drink preparing for one of the biggest moments of your life: Your first appearance on Iron Chef America. Across the bar you hear someone describing a person who sounds like you—a San Francisco chef who will face off with Mario Batali.

Moving to a POS System: 4 Tips Your Staff Should Know

These days almost all restaurants use point-of-sale systems. Even if your restaurant doesn’t, you should consider a point-of-sale system as a great potential next step toward a positive future.While most POS system software providers provide some type of training with the software, the truth remains that not everyone in the restaurant knows how the system works.

The Key to Off-Premises Sales? Digital Ordering

In the highly competitive restaurant industry, technology is what’s on the menu.For starters, mobile apps let people order and pay on their smartphones and then walk in and pick up their food. Self-service kiosks allow consumers to customize orders with the a few taps of the screen.

5 Things to Consider Before Writing a Restaurant Business Plan

Restaurant business offers profit margins starting at a 20 percent rate. On average, eateries break even in the course of one-and-half, two years and you start making good money afterward. Well, this fairytale truly occurs only if everything goes according to plan.