Operations http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6587/more en Survey: Unkempt restrooms undermine restaurant's image http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/survey-unkempt-restrooms-undermine-restaurants-image <div class="field-deck"> A recent poll finds that messy, poorly maintained facilities signal apathy toward guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent poll finds that many people perceive unkempt, poorly maintained facilities as a sign of apathy toward guests.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/survey-unkempt-restrooms-undermine-restaurants-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/survey-unkempt-restrooms-undermine-restaurants-image#comments Operations Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:37:00 +0000 55571 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Clean restroom facilities are a big plus for restaurants.</p> Getty Images Update: food cost climate continues to improve http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve <div class="field-deck"> Now might be a good time to stock up on some pricey ingredients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Earlier forecasts that predicted highly favorable wholesale food pricing throughout 2016 may have understated the case.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve#comments Food Trends Finance Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:30:00 +0000 55511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Good news for pizza sellers: The price of cheese is expected to drop six percent this year.</p> Getty Images Sawyer impresses in L.A. http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2,4000 square foot Sawyer opened in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood in May.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la#comments Featured Operators Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:32:00 +0000 55501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Sawyer, Los Angeles</p> 5Church expands to Atlanta http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With a flagship restaurant in Charlotte, NC and a second in Charleston, SC, 5Church combines a technique-driven menu, Southern hospitality and edgy interior design. The third incarnation of the modern American concept opens in Atlanta this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:45:00 +0000 55491 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com No-tipping models gain traction in Portland http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland <div class="field-deck"> Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick are redefining staff roles to level the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick explains how wage structures and staff roles are evolving.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland#comments H.R./Legal Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:00 +0000 55461 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Staffing changes will smooth out the earnings bumps for servers at Park Kitchen.</p> David Reamer Cashing in on retail http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail <div class="node-body article-body">Grocers are expanding their carryout offerings and even offering more dine-in options. At the other end of the spectrum, traditional restaurants are discovering the profit potential of retail. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail#comments Operations Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:46:00 +0000 55451 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Rappahannock Oyster Company&#39;s oyster bar, Rapp Session sells dry goods from this attractive pantry.</p> Tyler Darden Foodies: the tourists you want to trap http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap <div class="field-deck"> Culinary travelers search out unique and memorable dining experiences. Airbnb might be able to help your restaurant get your share of this business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culinary travel is on the upswing, its practitioners spend freely on food and 71 percent are specifically looking to eat at local restaurants that serve regional or local cuisine. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap#comments Marketing Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 55421 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Gen Xers and millennials&nbsp;place more emphasis on&nbsp;the food component of their travels.</p> Thinkstock How to beat the catering competition http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">A captive audience provides an excellent marketing opportunity.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition#comments Blogs Marketing The Dish on Catering Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:11:00 +0000 55391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Kick Apps: Rule your work life with these digital tools http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mobile apps can be complete time wasters or a way to make your work life easier, more productive and more fulfilling. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools#comments Operations Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:03:00 +0000 55381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com First Look: Chicago's Smyth & The Loyalist http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist <div class="node-body video-body">Smyth & The Loyalist is opening in Chicago's West Loop in the Summer of 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist#comments Featured Operators Video Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000 55341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com