Operations http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6587/more en Fast-casual concept The Stand poised for growth http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth <div class="field-deck"> The four-unit L.A. chain, armed with cash from a new partner, is ready to expand throughout Southern California and beyond. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How does a sudden influx of funding change a small restaurant business? That’s what The Stand is in the process of finding out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:30:00 +0000 53931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The newest location of The Stand, Northridge, CA.</p> The Stand Summer’s (almost) here. 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Part 2 http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">How to stay busy with catering jobs year-round</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/dish-catering">The Dish on Catering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2#comments Blogs Finance The Dish on Catering Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 53871 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 9 painless ways to tackle rising labor costs http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/9-painless-ways-tackle-rising-labor-costs <div class="field-deck"> Managing a major and growing expense without causing harm to your restaurant demands some ingenuity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Managing a major and growing expense without causing harm to your restaurant demands some ingenuity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/9-painless-ways-tackle-rising-labor-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/9-painless-ways-tackle-rising-labor-costs#comments Management Tips How To Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:14:00 +0000 53851 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Cutting staff hours can save money, but it will likely hurt a restaurant&#39;s reputation at the same time.</p> Thinkstock 9 things to know about business credit http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/9-things-know-about-business-credit <div class="field-deck"> Used correctly, business credit is one of your greatest assets. Here's how to make sure your credit keeps working for you. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Used correctly, business credit is one of your restaurant's greatest assets. Here's how to make sure your credit keeps working for you. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/9-things-know-about-business-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/9-things-know-about-business-credit#comments Finance Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0000 53821 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Following a handful of good practices will keep help maintain healthy credit.</p> Thinkstock How to parlay Mother’s Day business into future bookings http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-parlay-mother-s-day-business-future-bookings <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Take advantage of Mother’s Day crowds with promotions that encourage return visits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take advantage of Mother’s Day crowds with promotions that incentivize guests to return.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-parlay-mother-s-day-business-future-bookings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-parlay-mother-s-day-business-future-bookings#comments Marketing Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:12:00 +0000 53801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Mother&#39;s Day provides an excellent chance to showcase your restaurant.</p> Thinkstock Houston space reborn as French destination, La Table http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/houston-space-reborn-french-destination-la-table <div class="node-body gallery-body">A Houston restaurant is reborn as a collection of French concepts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/houston-space-reborn-french-destination-la-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/houston-space-reborn-french-destination-la-table#comments Featured Operators New Restaurant Concepts Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:24:00 +0000 53771 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Macarons at La Table&#39;s bakery and coffee shop, Macarons.</p> Quick tricks to ease the knees http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/quick-tricks-ease-knees <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Chefs, managers and others who stand all day can develop joint problems. 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Try these tactics instead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/9-latest-strategies-handling-negative-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/9-latest-strategies-handling-negative-reviews#comments Social Media Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:32:00 +0000 53601 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The best-case scenario: Nip negativity in the bud, before a disgruntled guest unloads in public.</p> Thinkstock How to make guests with vision loss more welcome http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-make-guests-vision-loss-more-welcome <div class="field-byline"> Tracy Stine </div> <div class="field-deck"> Some people with vision loss avoid restaurants because it's not always a positive experience. Here’s how to turn that around. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some people with vision loss avoid restaurants because it's not always a positive experience. Here’s how to turn that around.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-make-guests-vision-loss-more-welcome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-make-guests-vision-loss-more-welcome#comments How To Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:58:00 +0000 53571 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Patrons with impaired vision often prefer to sit near natural light.</p> Thinkstock