When you run a restaurant, every tiny detail matters. From window treatments to silverware, guests pay attention to everything they see. This also includes the brand messages you are sending—both your own, and those of your vendor partners.
Breakfast is booming. From the explosion of brunch to the proliferation of all-day breakfast menus, this meal has migrated out of its traditional daypart and taking over all industry segments.Because of this popularity, breakfast can be a powerful sales driver.
If you’ve ever had a conversation with someone about what the best jelly or jam flavor is, you probably know that the debate gets pretty heated. People have very strong opinions about what they put on their toast and biscuits.
While food may be the star of a restaurant, presentation is a vital component of creating the right dining experience. Matching serviceware to your concept can have a dramatic effect and differentiate your restaurant, while boring presentation can disappoint guests.
Consumers are more health-conscious than ever, and with the long-term growth of the clean-eating movement, it is no surprise that one of the top industry trends continues to be natural foods. As one of the National Restaurant Association’s top food trends of the past few years and a Top 10 Concept Trend for 2017, natural ingredients and clean menus are expected to continue growing in popularity.
The wine and cheese bar isn’t exactly a novel concept around the Bay Area. San Francisco is a hotbed of culinary culture, and with the country’s most famous wine region just up the road, locals and tourists alike are ravenous about opening good bottles of vino. When Chris Wanner decided to leave the wine distribution industry to open his own wine bar, West Coast Wine • Cheese, he didn’t have to overcomplicate things to stand out in a crowded San Francisco field. He focused on local wine — and a gorgeous wine wall to tempt guests.
When restaurants try to think of ways to drive beverage sales, interior design probably isn’t the first item on the list, but the reality is that an impressive wine display can generate huge sales lifts.
There are a bevy of impressive things regarding Red, The Steakhouse in South Beach.It takes the stuffy steakhouse and adds a contemporary twist in both menu and restaurant designThe wine room is a focal point, tempting guests with a well-curated New World wine listThe food is insaneThese are just some of the reasons this restaurant wins awards every year for its sexy decor and crazy good menu.
If you’ve ever been in a staffing crunch, you know that minimizing turnover is vital to the success of a restaurant, but what you may not realize is that one big factor affecting employee engagement could be safety.