Restaurant Hospitality

The Fall Classic

The Fall Classic is a perfect cocktail to serve when hosting for the holidays, bursting with the warm flavors of the season. Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider was a staple of our family holiday gatherings, served at the kid’s table while the grown-ups sipped Champagne. Named for our love of baseball, this easy-drinking crowd-pleaser can be sized […]

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Don’t make a Miss-Steak, Choose a Prime Restaurant Location

The restaurant world is high steaks and boils down to one thing – location, location, location! The success of a restaurant is like the punchline to a good joke; it depends on where you tell it. You see, choosing the right spot for your restaurant is as essential as having a secret sauce. One of

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Don’t Be Afraid of Holiday Business

“I’m too busy to make more money.” No restauranteur has ever said that, right? WRONG. Every year restauranteurs approach the period from Black Friday to New Year’s Day thinking they will be so busy they can’t possibly accommodate everyone. They limit the number of private events, they limit the number of reservations, and they limit

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Labor Costs

Controlling Restaurant Labor Costs: A Guide to Profitable Decision Making  

As a restaurant owner or general manager, you know that labor costs can be one of the most significant expenses in the food service industry. Maintaining high standards while keeping labor costs under control is crucial for any successful business. Fortunately, there are various strategies you can implement that will help you keep labor costs

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From Feast to Fiasco, How not to be a Large Party Pooper

In the dynamic world of the restaurant industry, one cannot underestimate the importance of planning, especially when it comes to hosting large parties. Restaurants have always been synonymous with celebrations, and accommodating large groups is an opportunity to boost revenue. However, the successful execution of such events hinges on careful preparation. One of the primary

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Line Cooks

In Three Easy Steps You Can Make Your Best Line Cook Into Your Worst Chef

Having a chef walk out the door can be a stressful time for independent restaurateurs. The question is, “What do you do now?” In addition to knowing all the recipes, the Chef knew how to order for a busy holiday weekend. So he could pick up the prep cook, whose car always breaks down, for

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Intuition is Great but Data is Better

In the fast-paced world of the restaurant industry, where success hinges on serving excellent food, providing top-notch service, and maintaining a unique ambiance, making informed decisions is essential. While the traditional reliance on gut feelings and intuition has its merits, the access of data has introduced a paradigm shift in restaurant management. Data-driven approaches are

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Gen Z

Poor Restaurant Service is Not Their Fault – (in defense of Gen Z)

Recently I went to a really sexy fast-casual restaurant in Gainesville, Georgia. A lot of oxymorons there but this one is the flagship launch for a new brand by King’s Hawaiian – the company that makes those little sweet rolls everyone loves from the grocery store. I’m not sure why they chose Gainesville, Georgia (about

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Ex-cons working in kitchen

A Great Solution to Your Restaurant’s Staffing Problems: Hire an Ex-Con!  

Hiring previously incarcerated individuals can bring several benefits to your restaurant:  Access to a larger talent pool: Many previously incarcerated individuals face challenges finding employment due to the stigma associated with their past. By being open to hiring them, your restaurant can tap into a pool of potential employees who are often overlooked by other

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Investor Pitch

How To Get Funding To Open Your Restaurant

Getting funding for opening a restaurant can be a challenging task, but with a well-prepared plan and strategic approach, you can increase your chances of success. Here are some steps to help you secure funding for your restaurant: Develop a winning concept: There are two ways to approach the creation of your restaurant. A. You

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