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Are Bars Struggling to Stay Relevant?

Staying in is the new going out. That’s according to a report that suggests 55 percent of Americans are choosing to stay in and drink rather than head to the bar. The same survey found that 74 percent preferred a night in, and perceived it as more relaxing than going out.

Automated Labeling Puts Focus on the Food

There is no doubt people are thinking a lot more about what they’re eating. It’s a trend that will continue to rise.In fact, 80 percent of Americans say healthy food choices on the menu play a role in which restaurants they frequent, according to The Statistics Portal, a national marketing and statistical data firm.

Atop One of the Restaurant Industry’s Hottest Trends

There is no denying rooftops are hot right now. Something about escaping the demands of everyday life high above the hustle and bustle below appeals to all of us. It is a way for people to clear their minds and see a bigger picture.

5 Tips for Every Restaurant to Have a Festive Cinco de Mayo

Spring is here, which means Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon. While your customers may not be sipping cerveza on the beach, there are plenty of ways to bring the flair, celebration, and inebriation of Cinco de Mayo to your establishment.

The Impact of New Waste Legislation on Restaurants: An Overview

As American consumers, we love to eat out which is why it’s no surprise that the restaurant industry is a decent contributor to our waste stream as a country. According to some estimates, a single restaurant can produce 150,000 pounds of waste in a year.

Why Restaurants are Having a Data Wake-Up Call

With over 25 years on the Internet creating an industry full of innovative technology tools and platforms, restaurants are now faced with a very important question: Who is entitled to their customer data? The recent discovery that a major online reservation provider is blocking data sharing to other vendors has proved to be a wake-up call for restaurant executives, owners, and operators everywhere.

Why Your Restaurant Needs Employee Management Software

The hospitality industry faces some of the greatest challenges when it comes to time and attendance management for their employees. With so many employees spread out throughout the business, in many different departments doing many different jobs at different times of the day, it’s hard to not only plan for and deploy the adequate workforce, but to manage, monitor, and compensate properly.

Restaurant Profitability and Failure Rates: What You Need to Know

Success in the restaurant industry isn’t easy.The statistics aren’t pretty. Sixty percent of restaurants don’t make it past their first year and 80 percent go out of business within five years. Despite the hurdles, many restaurant owners and operators believe that as long as they’re making money, they’re doing “good enough.

How to Price a Profitable Catering Proposal

Editor's note: A universal truth about Italian food is that it travels well. Also, you can make a whole lot of it and it won’t lose flavor or integrity. It’s one of the reasons the segment and catering have, historically, been such a perfect match.