Blog Contributors

Michael Attias

Michael Attias, an expert on high-return, low-cost direct marketing strategies for restaurants, speaks from experience in the trenches. He operated restaurant in Nashville, TN, that he used as his marketing laboratory. He now helps restaurant owners double their profits by adding or expanding...

Use farming technique to boost catering sales

By picking a well-targeted group and staying in front of them on a regular basis, you make yourself the first person thought of when a need arises....More

Allan Barmak

Allan Barmak is a national speaker and author of The Accidental Salesperson. He also...

Online training improves on standard shadowing model

Why online restaurant server training makes sense....More

Roger Beaudoin

Roger Beaudoin is a veteran restaurateur/entrepreneur with 25+ years experience founding and operating several restaurants. His current company, Restaurant Rock Stars, specializes in turn-key tools that help...

Look for the hooks

When I ran successful restaurants for two decades, I learned quickly that it was all about the hooks. What am I talking about? A hook is anything unique and eye-catching, different or just plain wild about how you do business — something that captures your customer’s imagination and sets your restaurant apart from the....More

Wendy Dimitri

Wendy Dimitri is the principal of The CRB Group, a full-service restaurant consulting group specializing in independent restaurant concepts. With more than 20 years of experience in the service industry in and outside of hospitality, Dimitri has a unique perspective on the culture of customer...

Wendy Dimitri

Wendy Dimitri is the principal of The CRB Group, a full-service restaurant consulting group specializing in independent restaurant concepts. With more than 20 years of experience in the service industry in and outside of hospitality, Dimitri has a unique perspective on the culture of customer...

in Training Made Simple Jul 18, 2013

Even when you’re not training, you’re training

Leading by example is the most important training technique any person within the restaurant can present....More

Amy Foxwell

Amy Foxwell is a restaurant owner and an expert in small business and restaurant marketing. She the author of the Win Win Marketing series, including the well-known Win Win Restaurant Marketing System. For more than 15 years she worked throughout the world with Fortune 500...

Should you give it away?

The benefits may outweigh the risks of giving away free items, if you're confident in your restaurant....More

Sandy Korem

Sandy Korem (aka the Catering Coach) is the founder of The Festive Kitchen, a Dallas-based catering company. Self-taught in the culinary arts, Sandy started the business in 1991 by providing handcrafted brownies to a local upscale...

in The Dish on Catering Aug 02, 2016

Three catering freebies that shouldn't be free

Restaurants often give catering clients items that cost them money to provide....More

John Moore

Bringing together a 25-year career on the New York City restaurant scene and 15 years of web design, John Moore has a unique perspective on the personal relationships between a restaurant and its diners, the front of house and back...

in Moore Social Media Jun 04, 2014

Hashtags: What you need to know

Advice on the dos and don'ts of hashtags....More

Jerald O'Kennard

Jerald O’Kennard is the Director of the Beverage Testing Institute, one of the world’s foremost authorities on alcoholic beverages. The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)—was founded in 1981, as America’s premier independent alcoholic beverage review organization with a...

Lee Plotkin

Lee Plotkin brings more than 26 years of purchasing expertise and 6 years of operations experience to the table for growing restaurant companies. Plotkin has achieved great success in streamlining purchasing operations, setting up win-win scenarios and taking cost out of the supply equation...

in Buy Like a Pro Dec 19, 2013

Acknowledge and appreciate your supply partners

Acknowledge the dedication, hard work supply partners bring to the table that continue to make us successful....More
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