Opinions http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6589/more en 5 moves to attract young families http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/5-moves-attract-young-families <div class="field-byline"> Jon Eisen </div> <div class="field-deck"> Millennials, starting to build their own families, value healthy choices, Wi-Fi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millennials, starting to build their own families, value healthy choices, Wi-Fi</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/5-moves-attract-young-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/5-moves-attract-young-families#comments Guest Columns Marketing Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:03:00 +0000 59521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Katie Martynova/iStock/Thinkstock Service needs to be on par with food, ambiance http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/service-needs-be-par-food-ambiance <div class="node-body blog-body">What happens when a restaurant shines in food, ambiance or both at the expense of your customer’s overall experience?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/service-needs-be-par-food-ambiance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/service-needs-be-par-food-ambiance#comments Guest Columns Rock Your Restaurant Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:36:00 +0000 58541 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How latest marketing trends reflect demand for “organic” http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/how-latest-marketing-trends-reflect-demand-organic <div class="field-byline"> Stuart Dornfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Food is just the beginning when it comes to an organic approach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Food is just the beginning when it comes to an organic approach</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/how-latest-marketing-trends-reflect-demand-organic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/how-latest-marketing-trends-reflect-demand-organic#comments Guest Columns Marketing Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:22:00 +0000 58281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chipotle&#39;s decision last year to rid its menu of GMO ingredients was a smart marketing move.</p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images Video Pick: The Missing Ingredient: What Is the Recipe for Success? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-missing-ingredient-what-recipe-success <div class="node-body video-body">Restaurateur Charles Devigne opened Pescatore, following in the footsteps of famous Gino's.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-missing-ingredient-what-recipe-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-missing-ingredient-what-recipe-success#comments Chefs Food & Drink Opinions Video Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:03:00 +0000 58071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Video Pick: Chefs debate ways to balance art, business at the 2016 Food for Tomorrow Conference http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-chefs-debate-ways-balance-art-business-2016-food-tomorrow-conference <div class="node-body video-body">Learn how chefs balance artistry with the relentless pressures to grow their business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-chefs-debate-ways-balance-art-business-2016-food-tomorrow-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/video/video-pick-chefs-debate-ways-balance-art-business-2016-food-tomorrow-conference#comments Chefs Opinions Video Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:17:00 +0000 57981 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurants risk losing adults when they reach for kids http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/restaurants-risk-losing-adults-when-they-reach-kids <div class="field-byline"> Stuart Dornfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Think twice before welcoming kids to your adult-oriented restaurant. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Think twice before welcoming kids to your adult-oriented restaurant.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/restaurants-risk-losing-adults-when-they-reach-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/restaurants-risk-losing-adults-when-they-reach-kids#comments Guest Columns Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:34:00 +0000 57751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Not everyone is thrilled to be seated near a cute family at a four-top.</p> Thinkstock Does your full-service restaurant have a fast-food approach? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/does-your-full-service-restaurant-have-fast-food-approach <div class="node-body blog-body">So many full-serve restaurants that I visit in my travels have what seems to be a quick-service mindset: They get you in, get you out and give you the bill, with little regard to your overall experience.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/does-your-full-service-restaurant-have-fast-food-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/does-your-full-service-restaurant-have-fast-food-approach#comments Guest Columns Rock Your Restaurant Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:19:00 +0000 57731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Don’t blow your one chance to stand out http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/don-t-blow-your-one-chance-stand-out <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You have one shot at responding to inquiries from prospective clients. One poorly thought-out email is all it takes to instantly eliminate you from a high-dollar catered event. To ensure you are considered for $5,000- to $10,000-plus catered events, you must respond to your prospective clients in a timely manner and with a professional message.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/don-t-blow-your-one-chance-stand-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/don-t-blow-your-one-chance-stand-out#comments Guest Columns Marketing The Dish on Catering Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:34:00 +0000 57701 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Look for the hooks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/look-hooks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I ran successful restaurants for two decades, I learned quickly that it was all about the hooks.</p> <p>What am I talking about?</p> <p>A hook is anything unique and eye-catching, different or just plain wild about how you do business &mdash; something that captures your customer&rsquo;s imagination and sets your restaurant apart from the competition. It could be a drink, a secret recipe or even better, a marketing gimmick that supports your theme.</p> <p>Ideally, it&rsquo;s all of those things.</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/look-hooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/look-hooks#comments Guest Columns Rock Your Restaurant Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:22:00 +0000 56831 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com A good bar layout eases physical and financial pain http://restaurant-hospitality.com/design/good-bar-layout-eases-physical-and-financial-pain <div class="field-byline"> David Flaherty </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advanced planning will help your staff succeed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advanced planning will help your staff succeed</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/design/good-bar-layout-eases-physical-and-financial-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/design/good-bar-layout-eases-physical-and-financial-pain#comments Design Guest Columns Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:20:00 +0000 56781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Wassail