Back of the House http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6588/more en How cleanliness slips drive customers away http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-cleanliness-slips-drive-customers-away <div class="field-deck"> Not getting enough repeat patrons? A recent consumer survey suggests poorly maintained public areas might be a big reason. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not getting enough repeat patrons? Poorly maintained public areas might be a big part of your problem.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-cleanliness-slips-drive-customers-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-cleanliness-slips-drive-customers-away#comments Back of the House Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:35:00 +0000 57501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Messy tables, dirty floors and less-than-pristine restrooms are among the biggest turnoffs for guests.</p> Thinkstock Zoned cleaning lowers cross-contamination risk http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/zoned-cleaning-lowers-cross-contamination-risk <div class="field-byline"> John Engel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Distinct restaurant areas require different approaches to be properly cleaned. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distinct restaurant areas require different approaches to be properly cleaned.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/zoned-cleaning-lowers-cross-contamination-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/zoned-cleaning-lowers-cross-contamination-risk#comments Back of the House Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000 57251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>A clean zone system should include rules for when and how to mop, depending on the current traffic.</p> Thinkstock How to bar rodents from your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-bar-rodents-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Fredericks and Cindy Mannes </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rodents are very, very bad news for any food establishment. Here’s how to make them feel unwelcome. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rodents are very, very bad news for any food establishment. Here’s how to make them feel unwelcome.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-bar-rodents-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/back-house/how-bar-rodents-your-restaurant#comments Back of the House Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:27:00 +0000 56901 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>You might never see rodents, but they leave telltale signs of their presence.</p> Thinkstock 3 reasons to have your water tested http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/3-reasons-have-your-water-tested <div class="field-deck"> Bottom line: What you don't know might hurt you. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What you don't know about your water might hurt you.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/3-reasons-have-your-water-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/3-reasons-have-your-water-tested#comments Back of the House Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:18:00 +0000 56151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>What&#39;s lurking in that glass? Your guests want to know.</p> Thinkstock Video Pick: Are restaurants still a boys' club? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club <div class="node-body video-body">Acclaimed international restaurant group D&D London asked a panel of female restaurant pros: Is hospitality still a boys' club? </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/video-pick-are-restaurants-still-boys-club#comments Back of the House Staffing Video Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000 55661 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 4 quick cures for ailing electronic gadgets http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/4-quick-cures-ailing-electronic-gadgets-0 <div class="field-byline"> Kenny McKechnie </div> <div class="field-deck"> Prevention and a few simple steps can keep phones, tablets and more running smoothly. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prevention and a few simple steps can keep phones, tablets and more running smoothly.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/4-quick-cures-ailing-electronic-gadgets-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/4-quick-cures-ailing-electronic-gadgets-0#comments Back of the House Technology Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:14:00 +0000 55631 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Accidents happen, and a little protection will help avoid an expensive mishap.</p> Thinkstock OpenTable tests seamless payment option http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/opentable-tests-seamless-payment-option <div class="field-deck"> The Tab feature allows patrons to avoid waits for the check. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Tab feature allows patrons to avoid waits for the check.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/opentable-tests-seamless-payment-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/opentable-tests-seamless-payment-option#comments Back of the House Technology Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:12:00 +0000 55601 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>With Tab, guests can opt to settle their bill automatically with on-file credit cards or Apple Pay.</p> OpenTable 6 steps for better health department inspections http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/6-steps-better-health-department-inspections <div class="field-byline"> Breann Marvin-Loffing </div> <div class="field-deck"> Keeping an eye out for potential trouble spots will help your restaurant post better health inspections scores. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If a local health inspector walked through the door at this very moment, would your kitchen pass the test?</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/6-steps-better-health-department-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/6-steps-better-health-department-inspections#comments Back of the House Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 55561 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to keep ants out of your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Brumfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Armies of ants are looking for a new home. Make sure it’s not your operation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Armies of ants are looking for a new home. Make sure it’s not your operation.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-ants-out-your-restaurant#comments Back of the House Tue, 17 May 2016 14:47:00 +0000 54361 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to keep flies out of your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Brumfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Warmer days bring unwanted guests. Here’s how to deal with them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Warmer days bring unwanted guests. Here’s how to deal with them.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-keep-flies-out-your-restaurant#comments Back of the House Tue, 17 May 2016 14:38:00 +0000 54351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Known for their love of filth, flies are a major enemy of any restaurant.</p> Western Pest Services