Restaurant Hospitality http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rss.xml en 7 cocktails that bring the heat http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-cocktails-bring-heat <div class="node-body gallery-body">Heat up summer sales at the bar with these cool ideas.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-cocktails-bring-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-cocktails-bring-heat#comments Drink Trends Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:04:00 +0000 56111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How to engage both millennials and boomers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-engage-both-millennials-and-boomers <div class="field-deck"> While restaurants strive for broad appeal, diners’ unique preferences and conflicting behaviors can present challenges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While restaurants strive for broad appeal, diners’ unique preferences and conflicting behaviors can present challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-engage-both-millennials-and-boomers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-engage-both-millennials-and-boomers#comments Marketing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:29:00 +0000 56081 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Two very different generations want some of the same things from restaurants.</p> Thinkstock Trendinista: Delivery is overtaking drive-through business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-delivery-overtaking-drive-through-business <div class="field-deck"> Gen Z and millennials' preference for home-delivered restaurant meals is shifting the takeout paradigm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millennials' preference for home-delivered restaurant meals is shifting the takeout paradigm. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-delivery-overtaking-drive-through-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-delivery-overtaking-drive-through-business#comments Trendinista Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:37:00 +0000 56071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Robots and other forms of restaurant delivery gratify the &quot;I want it now&quot; attitude of younger restaurant customers.</p> Getty Images Gift cards spur higher full-service check averages http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages <div class="field-deck"> Bump not so big at quick-service, according to a recent survey. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bump not so big at quick-service, according to a recent survey.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:07:00 +0000 56061 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Fleming&#39;s promotes gift cards throughout the year and offers buyers the option to personalize cards with their own messages.</p> Fleming's Kick Apps: 5 tools to help you work smarter http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-5-tools-help-you-work-smarter <div class="node-body gallery-body">These five apps can make restaurant owners and managers more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-5-tools-help-you-work-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-5-tools-help-you-work-smarter#comments Operations Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000 56051 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Google virtual tours offer powerful tool for restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/google-virtual-tours-offer-powerful-tool-restaurants <div class="field-byline"> John Moore </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pictures tell the story, especially for potential customers eyeing your restaurant online. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pictures tell the story, especially for potential customers eyeing your restaurant online.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/google-virtual-tours-offer-powerful-tool-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/google-virtual-tours-offer-powerful-tool-restaurants#comments Marketing Social Media Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000 56041 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Professional-quality photos are an effective way to attract would-be guests.</p> Stephan Pyles bucks casual trend with ‘adult’ restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/stephan-pyles-bucks-casual-trend-adult-restaurant <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Dallas celebrity chef takes a turn toward elegance with his latest concept, Flora Street Café.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/stephan-pyles-bucks-casual-trend-adult-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/stephan-pyles-bucks-casual-trend-adult-restaurant#comments New Restaurant Concepts Top Chefs Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:39:00 +0000 56031 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Great Room: Quill delivers glamour in Dallas Design District http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-quill-delivers-glamour-dallas-design-district <div class="node-body gallery-body">Creating a lounge in Dallas's chic design district calls for a creative vision and attention to detail. Coevál Studio delivers the goods at Quill.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-quill-delivers-glamour-dallas-design-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-quill-delivers-glamour-dallas-design-district#comments Featured Operators Operations Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:55:00 +0000 55961 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com ‘Restaurant Week’ sales uptick averages 23 percent http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/restaurant-week-sales-uptick-averages-23-percent <div class="field-deck"> Ever wondered if citywide deals are a good idea for operators? One analysis says yes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wondered if citywide deals are a good idea for operators? One analysis says yes.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/restaurant-week-sales-uptick-averages-23-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/restaurant-week-sales-uptick-averages-23-percent#comments Marketing Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:21:00 +0000 56011 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Del Frisco&rsquo;s Double Eagle Steak House is one of about 150 restaurants participating in Houston&rsquo;s month-long Restaurant Weeks. The promotion puts patrons in seats during a slow summer month and raises funds for a local food bank.</p> Del Frisco Double Eagle Steak House Aquafaba aims to replace egg whites http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/aquafaba-aims-replace-egg-whites <div class="field-byline"> By Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Chefs and bartenders are using the clever discovery in desserts, breads, cocktails and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vegans and the restaurants that serve them are experimenting with the newest egg white replacement, aquafaba. Are you ready for the bean water movement?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/aquafaba-aims-replace-egg-whites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/aquafaba-aims-replace-egg-whites#comments Food Trends Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:23:00 +0000 56001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The Hotline Sling from Cafe Gratitude, Newport Beach, CA,&nbsp;incorporates&nbsp;aquafaba for this velvety foam. The bean product is not only vegan-friendly, but lets operators eschew the odor and bacteria problems that can accompany egg whites.</p> Cafe Gratitude Is a mixed-use property right for your restaurant? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/mixed-use-property-right-your-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Developments have much to offer, but consider carefully before sharing space with other tenants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mixed developments have much to offer, but consider carefully before sharing space with other businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/mixed-use-property-right-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/mixed-use-property-right-your-restaurant#comments Management Tips Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:12:00 +0000 55991 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>It&#39;s nice to share space with a steady source of traffic, but it&#39;s not always the right move.</p> Thinkstock Master Mixologist: Mercedes O’Brien http://restaurant-hospitality.com/master-mixologists/master-mixologist-mercedes-o-brien <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes O’Brien pours with the best at Gunshow in Atlanta</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/master-mixologists/master-mixologist-mercedes-o-brien" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/master-mixologists/master-mixologist-mercedes-o-brien#comments Master Mixologists Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:58:00 +0000 55881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>How could you possibly resist the temptation to have a drink made tableside by Ms. O&rsquo;Brien?</p> 7 festive ways to mark National Tequila Day http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-festive-ways-mark-national-tequila-day <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>These creative margaritas and tips for showcasing the popular spirit shout &ldquo;ole!&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-festive-ways-mark-national-tequila-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/7-festive-ways-mark-national-tequila-day#comments Drink Trends Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:40:00 +0000 55971 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com In the Kitchen with Chef Rob Magee http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sponsored/kitchen-chef-rob-magee <div class="node-body article-body">The award-winning chef used his degree from the Culinary Institute of America along with his background in competition BBQ to perfect Kansas City Barbecue.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sponsored/kitchen-chef-rob-magee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sponsored/kitchen-chef-rob-magee#comments Sponsored Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:26:00 +0000 53531 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Trendinista: New sports concepts guarantee smash hits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-new-sports-concepts-guarantee-smash-hits <div class="field-deck"> Table tennis and other paddle sport restaurant concepts are primed to take off. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The paddle sport restaurant segment—yes, there is one—is ready to serve up significant returns.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-new-sports-concepts-guarantee-smash-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-new-sports-concepts-guarantee-smash-hits#comments Trendinista New Restaurant Concepts Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:48:00 +0000 55941 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chicken N Pickle has a large footprint&mdash;four&nbsp;indoor courts, four&nbsp;outdoor plus a two-story restaurant space.</p> Chicken N Pickle Restaurants that ban Trump, cops prompt backlash http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/restaurants-ban-trump-cops-prompt-backlash <div class="field-deck"> Experts say restaurant owners who flaunt their political positions, however heartfelt, will alienate many customers. Their advice: Stay publically neutral. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experts say restaurant owners who flaunt their political positions, however heartfelt, will alienate many customers. Their advice: Stay publicly neutral.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/restaurants-ban-trump-cops-prompt-backlash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/restaurants-ban-trump-cops-prompt-backlash#comments Management Tips Trends Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 55921 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>You might not love the candidate, but politics and food do not mix.</p> Getty Images Raleigh’s Van Nolintha balances work, personal philosophy http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/raleigh-s-van-nolintha-balances-work-personal-philosophy <div class="field-byline"> Wil Brawley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In opening a popular Laotian eatery, an immigrant realizes the American dream, thanks in part to help from friends and the local restaurant community.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/raleigh-s-van-nolintha-balances-work-personal-philosophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/raleigh-s-van-nolintha-balances-work-personal-philosophy#comments Owner Interviews Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:45:00 +0000 55931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Vanvisa and Van Nolintha researched and reached out to the community in launching Bida Manda.</p> Bida Monda Some restaurants just get it http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/some-restaurants-just-get-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I often say that &ldquo;the restaurant business is one of 1,000 details and even though your restaurant gets 990 of them right, it&rsquo;s the 10 you miss that the guest always sees&rdquo;. This happens to the best of us, but some restaurants just get it all right.</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/some-restaurants-just-get-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/some-restaurants-just-get-it#comments Rock Your Restaurant Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:30:00 +0000 55911 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurant Finance & Development Conference http://restaurant-hospitality.com/restaurant-finance-development-conference-2 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bellagio Las Vegas</span> <div class="street-address"> 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.112238">36° 6' 44.0568" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.179084">115° 10' 44.7024" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.112238+-115.179084+%283600+S+Las+Vegas+Blvd%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(73, 73, 73); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;">The<strong> Restaurant Finance &amp; Development Conference</strong> is November 14-16, 2016 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. It is the restaurant industry&rsquo;s financial conference with <strong>dealmaking and educational</strong> opportunities available for restaurant company owners, operators and executives. Attendees have the <strong>opportunity to meet with representatives</strong> of banks, finance companies, investment banks, private equity firms, mergers and acquisition specialists, private investors, real estate developers, sale-leaseback providers, consultants, business brokers and other financial intermediaries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/restaurant-finance-development-conference-2#comments 36.112238 -115.179084 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:52:00 +0000 55951 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Waking up breakfast sales http://restaurant-hospitality.com/naturally-inspiring-beverage-culinary-flavoring-solutions/waking-breakfast-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Chefs, operators boost increase in the breakfast daypart with new, exciting selections.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/naturally-inspiring-beverage-culinary-flavoring-solutions/waking-breakfast-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/naturally-inspiring-beverage-culinary-flavoring-solutions/waking-breakfast-sales#comments Sponsored Naturally Inspiring Beverage & Culinary Flavoring Solutions Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:22:00 +0000 55871 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Why mentoring is crucial to hospitality industry http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em><strong>Zimmern: </strong>Mentorship has played a big part in the restaurant industry. It&rsquo;s best described by a quote from Benjamin Franklin: &ldquo;Tell me and I may forget. Involve me and I might learn.&rdquo; It describes what we do in this industry.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/why-mentoring-crucial-hospitality-industry#comments H.R./Legal Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:47:00 +0000 55901 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Mentors: (from left) Jonathan Waxman, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Christina Tosi and Wylie Dufresne.</p> Kevin Durant's OKC departure leaves namesake restaurant in lurch http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/kevin-durants-okc-departure-leaves-namesake-restaurant-lurch <div class="field-deck"> The beloved NBA superstar’s defection to Golden State creates serious issues for the local restaurant ventures he endorsed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The beloved NBA superstar’s departure from OKC creates serious issues for the local restaurant ventures he endorsed.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/kevin-durants-okc-departure-leaves-namesake-restaurant-lurch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/kevin-durants-okc-departure-leaves-namesake-restaurant-lurch#comments Marketing Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:36:00 +0000 55891 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>In joining Stephen Curry (left) and the Warriors, Kevin Durant leaves an angry community in his wake.</p> Rees Associates 7 recipes that capture summer http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/7-recipes-capture-summer <div class="node-body gallery-body">“Grilled” and “barbecued” are two words that whet appetites. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/7-recipes-capture-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-recipes/7-recipes-capture-summer#comments Food Recipes Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:07:00 +0000 55861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 10 thoughts: Mark Strausman http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-thoughts-mark-strausman <div class="node-body article-body">10 things you didn’t know about the executive chef at Fred’s at Barneys</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-thoughts-mark-strausman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/10-thoughts-mark-strausman#comments Chef Interviews Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:12:00 +0000 55841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Mark Strausman has been executive chef of Fred&#39;s at Barneys in New York City for more than 20 years.</p> Creative ways to deliver the check http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/creative-ways-deliver-check <div class="field-byline"> By Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> In lieu of dropping a paper bill on a guest’s table, some restaurant operators have chosen a more clever route. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rather than dropping a paper bill on a guest’s table, some restaurant operators have chosen a more creative way to deliver the check.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/creative-ways-deliver-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/creative-ways-deliver-check#comments Marketing Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:25:00 +0000 55851 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>At Geraldine&#39;s in Austin, TX, checks are delivered in vintage books.</p> Sarah Jacober Build a Better: Moscow Mule http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-moscow-mule <div class="node-body gallery-body">5 fresh looks at an old favorite.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-moscow-mule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/build-better-moscow-mule#comments Drink Trends Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:35:00 +0000 55791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Operators discuss how technology has changed hospitality http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/operators-discuss-how-technology-has-changed-hospitality <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Florence: How can a restaurant be high tech and high touch at the same time?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/operators-discuss-how-technology-has-changed-hospitality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/operators-discuss-how-technology-has-changed-hospitality#comments Operations Technology Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:27:00 +0000 55801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Plugged in: (from left) Michael Jacobs, Nicolas Jammet, Maureen Cushing and Tyler Florence.</p> Where to find on-trend wine bargains online http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/where-find-trend-wine-bargains-online <div class="field-deck"> A free user-friendly tool helps operators identify affordable, highly rated versions of the wines consumers crave most. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A free user-friendly tool helps operators identify affordable, highly rated versions of the wines consumers crave most. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/where-find-trend-wine-bargains-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/where-find-trend-wine-bargains-online#comments Drink Trends Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:05:00 +0000 55781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Red blends are coming on strong, and an online resource can help you pick the best of the bunch.</p> Getty Images Video Pick: Samuelsson talks trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/video-pick-samuelsson-talks-trends <div class="node-body video-body">The successful and always cool chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson talks about upcoming trends.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/video-pick-samuelsson-talks-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/video-pick-samuelsson-talks-trends#comments Top Chefs Video Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:27:00 +0000 55761 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Trend watch: the rise of food halls http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trend-watch-rise-food-halls <div class="node-body gallery-body">More restaurants opening in food halls</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trend-watch-rise-food-halls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trend-watch-rise-food-halls#comments Trendinista Gated Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:37:00 +0000 55751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com