How To http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6606/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 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. Here’s what he sees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Duffy looks at restaurants from a critical angle. Here’s what he sees. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist#comments Eat Beat Industry Experts Management Tips How To Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0000 34241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Local marketing: Mission critical for restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants <div class="field-byline"> Melissa Risteff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unless your operation’s online content is accurate, relevant and easy to find, hungry customers will likely look elsewhere. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants#comments Eat Beat Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Social Media Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 34261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Stealth belt tightening: Cuts guests won’t notice http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/stealth-belt-tightening-cuts-guests-won-t-notice <div class="field-byline"> Ezra Adler </div> <div class="field-deck"> A focus on strategies and procedures that save money yet are transparent to customers can be critical to a restaurant’s longevity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A focus on strategies and procedures that save money yet are transparent to customers can be critical to a restaurant’s longevity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/stealth-belt-tightening-cuts-guests-won-t-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/stealth-belt-tightening-cuts-guests-won-t-notice#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips How To Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 34021 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Better guest engagement boosts repeat visits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits <div class="field-deck"> Guests who make a personal connection with an employee are more likely to return and recommend that restaurant to a friend, research shows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Guests who make a personal connection with an employee are more likely to return and recommend that restaurant to a friend, research shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Training Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:08:00 +0000 34001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Stock image 10 steps to off-site catering success http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/10-steps-site-catering-success <div class="field-byline"> Sandy Korem </div> <div class="field-deck"> One of the fastest ways to increase net profit is to start catering off-site events. Here’s how to get started. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you aren't catering off-site, you are missing out on your share of an $8.4-million business. But launching a catering division can be intimidating and costly if you don't know where to start. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/10-steps-site-catering-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/10-steps-site-catering-success#comments Eat Beat Management Tips How To Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:43:00 +0000 33921 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Goal setting is a first step toward better results http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The concept of my book <em>The Accidental Salesperson</em> is that everything in life is sales. Each part of your restaurant, from the kitchen staff, to the hostesses, to the servers and bartenders, is part of a sales organization. So, you can use similar sales management tools and techniques to see success in your restaurant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/accidental-salesperson">The Accidental Salesperson</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results#comments Eat Beat Industry Experts How To The Accidental Salesperson Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 33861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Technology keeps food trucks rolling http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/technology-keeps-food-trucks-rolling <div class="field-deck"> While food trucks may look like a stripped down version of a restaurant, they rely on similar—and often more advanced—technology to streamline operations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While food trucks may look like a stripped down version of a restaurant, they rely on similar—and often more advanced—technology to streamline operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/technology-keeps-food-trucks-rolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/technology-keeps-food-trucks-rolling#comments Eat Beat Business Equipment Food Trends How To Owner Interviews Food Trucks Technology Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 33841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>&ldquo;Worrying about whether your POS system works shouldn&rsquo;t be part of your day,&rdquo; says Max Crespo, owner of nine Neapolitan Express food trucks.</p> How to prevent insect infestations at your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-prevent-insect-infestations-your-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> Steven Sklare </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pests are responsible for closing many restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pests are responsible for closing many restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-prevent-insect-infestations-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-prevent-insect-infestations-your-restaurant#comments Eat Beat Business Food Safety How To How To Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 33441 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 9 strategies to curb employee turnover http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/9-strategies-curb-employee-turnover <div class="field-byline"> David Peasall </div> <div class="field-deck"> Common-sense measures can result in a more loyal staff. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High employee turnover is a perennial problem for restaurants. Common sense steps can help contain it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/9-strategies-curb-employee-turnover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/9-strategies-curb-employee-turnover#comments Eat Beat H.R./Legal Management Tips How To Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:53:00 +0000 33191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock