Operations http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6587/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> 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 How to drive catering through your website http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website <div class="field-byline"> Brian Casel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Websites are an ideal way to capture and facilitate catering orders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Websites are an ideal way to capture and facilitate catering orders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website#comments Eat Beat Industry Experts Marketing Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 34251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock A first-impressions checklist http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist <div class="field-deck"> Brian Duffy looks at restaurants from a critical angle. 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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 5 tips to raise your profile via social media http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/5-tips-raise-your-profile-social-media <div class="field-byline"> Phil Penton </div> <div class="field-deck"> Your digital footprint can expand with some simple measures. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For restaurants, social media is proving its worth as a customer engagement tool, enabling them to develop a local identity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/5-tips-raise-your-profile-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/5-tips-raise-your-profile-social-media#comments Eat Beat Marketing Social Media Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:31:00 +0000 34131 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Cleveland chef dishes on healthy dining trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/cleveland-chef-dishes-healthy-dining-trends <div class="field-deck"> Zack Bruell, who helped put Cleveland’s food scene on the map, has a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic promoting healthier diet choices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Zack Bruell, who helped put Cleveland’s food scene on the map, has a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic promoting healthier diet choices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/cleveland-chef-dishes-healthy-dining-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/cleveland-chef-dishes-healthy-dining-trends#comments Eat Beat Marketing Management Tips Owner Interviews Fine dining Restaurants Marketing Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:18:00 +0000 34091 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Cleveland restaurateur Zack Bruell believes diners can limit overindulgence&mdash;splurge in moderation, as in once a week&mdash;and combine a diet with proper exercise.</p>