Eat Beat Business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/19831/more en 6 questions to answer before the next disaster strikes http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/6-questions-answer-next-disaster-strikes <div class="field-deck"> Take these steps to be ready if a hurricane or other weather-related event knocks your restaurant for a loop. Better double-check your business interruption insurance, too. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The time to plan for a storm or other natural disaster happens well before the event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/6-questions-answer-next-disaster-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/6-questions-answer-next-disaster-strikes#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips How To Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Isabel Jimenez, left, and Nicasio Dezalez salvage what they can from her Tupelo, MS, restaurant after a tornado struck earlier this year.</p> Getty Images Passing on dessert? You’re missing out http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out <div class="field-deck"> While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Operations Dayparts Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000 34301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Cheesecake tops the list of most &quot;crave-worthy&quot; desserts.</p> Bon Appetit's top 10 revealed; 3 daily habits of savvy entrepreneurs http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/bon-appetits-top-10-revealed-3-daily-habits-savvy-entrepreneurs <div class="field-deck"> 5 things you need to know now </div> <div class="node-body article-body">5 things you need to know now</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/bon-appetits-top-10-revealed-3-daily-habits-savvy-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat/bon-appetits-top-10-revealed-3-daily-habits-savvy-entrepreneurs#comments Eat Beat Business Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:00 +0000 34291 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Use 'big data' to personalize the dining experience http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience <div class="field-deck"> Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience#comments Eat Beat Business How To Consumer Trends Social Media Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 8 ways technology can raise your game http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/8-ways-technology-can-raise-your-game <div class="node-body article-body">Streamlined operations and a smoother guest experience are both within reach. But where to start?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/8-ways-technology-can-raise-your-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/8-ways-technology-can-raise-your-game#comments Eat Beat Business Gated Technology Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Marketing: Baby Boomers still hold spending sway http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants that court Millennials at the expense of older consumers might learn the hard way that, sometimes, it can be hip to be square. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sure, it’s smart to maximize your restaurant’s appeal to Millennials. But don’t do so at the expense of Baby Boomers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway#comments Eat Beat Business Marketing Management Tips Consumer Trends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Legal Sea Foods promos declare: ‘We are no chain’ http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/legal-sea-foods-promos-declare-we-are-no-chain <div class="node-body article-body">5 things you need to know now</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/legal-sea-foods-promos-declare-we-are-no-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/legal-sea-foods-promos-declare-we-are-no-chain#comments Eat Beat Business Marketing Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:06:00 +0000 34191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com The Melt’s Smart Box delivery system: Game changer? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/melt-s-smart-box-delivery-system-game-changer <div class="field-deck"> The fast casual chain’s out-of-the-box thinking should boost its off-site catering business. It could wind up doing the same for other operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Not only does The Melt&rsquo;s patent-pending Smart Box solve one of the grilled cheese chain&rsquo;s most vexing problems&mdash;maintaining the ideal temperature, texture and mouthfeel of its signature sandwiches during transport to catering customers. The invention may also create a lucrative sideline business for this 15-unit San Francisco-based company, selling its technology to other operators who face similar deliver issues. Catering is a fertile field for fast casual restaurant chains, especially at lunch.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/melt-s-smart-box-delivery-system-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/melt-s-smart-box-delivery-system-game-changer#comments Eat Beat Business Equipment Management Tips Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 34151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Strategies for courting solo diners http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners <div class="field-deck"> Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners#comments Eat Beat Business Industry Experts Management Tips Consumer Trends Dayparts Training Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:09:00 +0000 34161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Community tables, like this one at Cast in Santa Monica, CA, are one way restaurants can accommodate solo diners.</p> Fahrenheit restaurant heats up the South http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/fahrenheit-restaurant-heats-south <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Michael Sanson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Cleveland restaurant concept takes a bird’s-eye view of downtown Charlotte.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/fahrenheit-restaurant-heats-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/fahrenheit-restaurant-heats-south#comments Eat Beat Business New Restaurant Concepts Gated Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Rocco Whalen&rsquo;s original Fahrenheit restaurant in Cleveland has its feet firmly planted in the ground. His new outpost in Charlotte, however, soars with a terrific view from the 21st floor of a downtown building complex.</p>