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Mar 17, 2014
How to avoid five common business interruption causes
No one wins when a restaurant needs to close unexpectedly. Yet many scenarios that result in closures can be managed with a proactive approach....
Feb 21, 2014
4 ideas to boost patio business
Outdoor dining spaces seem to be universally well-liked at restaurants....
Feb 12, 2014
4 ways to convert website visitors into customers
A few simple measures can help turn browsers into diners....
Jan 29, 2014
10 tips for effective oil management
Fryer oil is a critical component of food flavor, and a costly one, so make sure you’re managing it correctly....
Jan 29, 2014
New tactics in the reservation wars
A list of strategic moves customers can make to snag hard-to-get tables doubles as an idea-starter for operators....
Jan 27, 2014
Fortify your defenses against credit card hackers
Recent cyber-crime incidents underscore the threat. Here’s how to keep hackers at bay in your restaurant....
Jan 24, 2014
Proper sanitation essential to pest control
Keeping insects and rodents out demands discipline and training....
Jan 17, 2014
How to keep self-serve guests honest
Lisa Siegel of Riverside Market & Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL, discusses the honor system she and her team use...
Jan 9, 2014
Manage your reputation before customers leave
Find out how you’re doing before your guests leave and save yourself from a bad online review....
Nov 25, 2013
How one operator developed a concept on a shoestring
Start small, spend conservatively, owner advises....
Nov 19, 2013
7 tips for switching to LED lighting
Reduce costs and add ambience with energy efficient lighting....
Nov 18, 2013
5 steps to head off workplace bullying
Doing nothing could expose employers to legal action....
Oct 3, 2013
7 ways to make your beverage business more profitable
Innovative operators share tips on ways to increase beverage profits...
Sep 25, 2013
BYOD: Leveraging your manager's personal tech
Restaurants and customers can benefit if managers use their smartphones on the job....
Sep 23, 2013
How to create an active local online profile
Leveraging local platforms is essential to creating awareness....
Sep 19, 2013
How to lower your food purchasing costs
How can you supply a kitchen with the freshest, most delicious and most sustainable ingredients at the lowest cost?...
Sep 3, 2013
Top 5 reasons restaurants fail health inspections
The most common violations, and how to avoid them....
Aug 29, 2013
How to optimize a restaurant design
Start by asking the right questions, one expert advises....
Aug 15, 2013
5 tips for preventing restaurant fires
Fires of any size are devastating to restaurants. Here’s what the insurance pros say you can do to avoid them....
Jul 31, 2013
A 5-step strategy to prevent sexual harassment claims
Restaurants can’t afford to ignore this very real threat....
Jul 23, 2013
Simple steps can trim a restaurant's water bill
Proper training, more efficient equipment and smarter procedures can cut down on waste....
Jul 19, 2013
Use email marketing to keep your customers coming back
Email can be a cost-effective tool to driving customer loyalty and ultimately more revenue....
Jul 18, 2013
How to reduce the risk of common insurance claims
Proactive measures are needed to prevent accidents....
Jul 17, 2013
6 steps to sustainability
New report from NRA offers experts’ insight into why sustainability matters and how it can be profitable, too....
Jul 8, 2013
How to avoid energy traffic jams
With a few simple maneuvers during off-peak hours, you can save a bundle on your energy bill....
Eggnog-inspired cocktails capture mood of the season
5 ways restaurants can trim energy usage
Trendinista: Latest volleys in the tipping wars
Five steps to help sell your restaurant now
Hashtags: What you need to know
Mediterranean dishes remain perennial menu favorites
Can I please buy a friend a drink?
Are cell phones slowing restaurant service?
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