Restaurant Operations Archive

The busiest time of year is almost here! Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year will bring a rush of business to many restaurants across the country. Yet, as you know, there’s difference between having a lot of customers and making a lot of profits. In that spirit, we present you with seven ideas to keep your restaurant super busy AND successful

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If you’re looking to build your business, consider taking a closer look at your community. In this post, we’ll highlight a few ways you and your restaurant can build lasting, loyal relationships (think regulars!) with your diners by getting involved with your community

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Have you ever experienced a diner’s allergic reaction in your restaurant? It can be terrifying and, sometimes, deadly. Sadly, food allergies are a growing concern for restaurateurs—in fact up to 15 million Americans have food allergies—that’s approximately 4.7% of the U.S. population. And avoiding allergens is the only way consumers can protect themselves. So what do restaurants need to know? Read on!

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To boost sales every season, offer seasonal dishes! According to research, restaurants that offer seasonal menus see 26% more orders and a 23% increase in average check size over restaurants that don’t.(1) With autumn coming soon, we found some fresh ways to mix up your menu and get your customers to ‘fall’ for something new

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The rise of quick-service seasonal market-style eateries is inspiring the nation’s top fast food restaurants to make some serious changes to stay competitive. In fact, National Restaurant News says three quarters of surveyed restaurants said they are planning to change their menus this year. (1) The reasons vary from adding more healthful options and changing for seasonality to maximizing profitability

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According to a Restaurant.com survey1, parents enjoy dining out with their kids! In fact, 59 percent of parents dine out with their children once a week or more. That’s a perfect opportunity for you to attract a loyal family following. Beyond offering high chairs, how do you attract pint-size diners—and their eager-to-not-cook-dinner house parents—without incurring big expenses? Read on!

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It might surprise you to know that 51 percent of food workers said they “always” or “frequently” go to work when they’re sick.1 Unsettling statistics like this have resulted in paid sick day (or paid sick leave) standards being set across the country, with Chicago being the most recent

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