Vendor Bylines

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not a novel concept for the restaurant industry. Since the ADA’s enactment, restaurants have grappled with ways to ensure that they are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

9 Ways to Survive a Cash Crunch in Your Restaurant

Every restaurant owner is familiar with the mantra “cash is king.” Having a healthy cash flow can make the difference between staying afloat or facing potential financial drowning. A downturned economy, lost customers, difficulty finding investors, or a natural disaster are all events that can bring a healthy cash flow to a mere dribble.

4 Steps to Protect Your Restaurant from Data Breaches

Restaurants around the country were plagued with the threat of cyber-attacks in 2016. Wendy's and O'Charley's are just a couple businesses affected by data breaches in the past year, leaving millions of consumers' credit card information at risk.

Can Delivery Save Your Restaurant from the After-Holiday Hangover?

The holiday season can prove to be highly profitable for restaurateurs. In fact, last year, the National Restaurant Federation expected restaurant spending in excess of $709 billion. With the steady flow of your usual customers, most casual and fine dining restaurants will also see an increase in private events.

The Overtime Work Rule is on Hold—Now What?

Whether you voted blue, red, or otherwise, hourly workers and employers are anxious to see what changes the new administration will make and how these changes may affect our industry. And while we can’t be totally sure what the next four years will actually bring, we do know one thing: change is coming.

How to Throw a Successful Event at Your Restaurant

Be it a rehearsal dinner, holiday party, or new menu launch, hosting an event at your restaurant is a chance to attract many first-time diners, giving you a key opportunity to make a lasting impression.

2017 Restaurant Technology Trends and Predictions

The past year was a busy one for restaurant operators. While you were out on the front lines managing your business and driving success, the industry felt the impact of a one-two-punch.The first blow came in a wave of wage increases and legislative changes to labor laws—some of which are still shifting.

How to Dominate Restaurant Catering in 2017

For the first time in history, consumers will spend more money with restaurants in the U.S. than they will on grocery—think about that. We are now seeing a change in how consumers interact with restaurants, with technology being at the forefront of these changes.

7 Strings Attached to the Tenant Allowance Trap

Restaurateurs, and their real estate representatives, often take great pride in how much tenant allowance money they extract from a landlord as part of a lease transaction. While it’s true that landlord-funded tenant build out can potentially preserve cash reserves and limit the need to draw down on that line of credit, be careful, these deals often come with strings attached that are not apparent until after the lease is signed or the restaurant is open for business.

The New Cost of Food Spoilage

In 2015, the UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) released a report which highlighted the monetary benefits of reducing food waste. According to the report, by reducing food waste from 20 to 50 percent, the food industry could save between $120 billion to $300 billion.

8 Tips For Serving High-Volume But World-Class Cocktails

The ‘experts’ say you have to choose between either high standards or high sales volume, but I’m here to tell you can have the best of both worlds if you’re willing to put in the preparation (and pre-preparation), work hard, delegate well, and embrace technology—all without letting the Yelps of the world get you down.

Maintaining a Safe Workplace in States Where Marijuana is Legal

Marijuana is now a legal substance in 26 states and the District of Columbia, with three more states—California, Massachusetts, and Nevada—following suit in 2017. The movement to legalize marijuana introduces many complicated workplace safety issues that restaurant owners and managers would be wise to consider.

When is it OK for Employers to Deduct from Employee Pay?

Restaurants and other employers often question when they can lawfully deduct amounts from employee pay. The answer is difficult to ascertain because it can depend on a variety of factors, including whether the employee is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), in which state the employee is located, who benefits from the deduction, and whether the employee consents to the deduction.

How to Gamify Work to Improve Restaurant Performance

In corporate America, gamification is very much en vogue. From point-based training modules to online performance leaderboards, businesses are scrambling to adopt best practices that will spur competition and maximize the discretionary effort employees are willing to pour into work.

The Future of Minimum Wage

On November 8, 2016, the world watched as Donald Trump pulled off a stunning upset over Hillary Clinton. Simultaneously, there were a few other surprising developments happening across the country.Voters in Washington, Arizona, Maine, and Colorado stepped to the polls and made a declaration of support for increased minimum wage.