Finance http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6608/more en Will Seattle minimum-wage hike have national fallout? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout <div class="field-deck"> Seattle owners ponder ways to counter labor costs while operators in other cities keep a close eye. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will Seattle's minimum-wage hike have national fallout for restaurants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout#comments Eat Beat H.R./Legal Finance Operations Back of the House Alcohol Full-Service Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:01:00 +0000 32511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock OpenTable vs. tickets: You make the call http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call <div class="field-deck"> Priceline.com plans to acquire online reservation giant OpenTable, even as new data suggests that prepaid tickets might replace reservations at many higher-end restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ticketed reservations system developed for Chicago's Alinea is being offered to other restaurant owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips Finance Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:11:00 +0000 32381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 6 steps to smooth out your restaurant’s cash flow http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow <div class="field-byline"> By David Sederholt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Relaxing a rigid approach to bill paying can help alleviate some of the stress. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Without cash on hand to pay vendors, meet payroll and cover the rent and utility bills, a restaurant doesn’t open the next day. Some simple tricks can help even out the ups and downs of income versus expenses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow#comments Eat Beat Business How To Finance Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 32221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Copyrght Joe Raedle, Getty Images Boost your odds of crowdfunding success http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs <div class="field-deck"> Need capital to create a new concept or spin off an allied venture from your existing restaurant? This free resource can help you get started. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crowdfunding has proven to be a popular way for entrepreneurs, particularly restaurant operators, to tap nontraditional funding sources. Maybe it’s become too popular.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs#comments Eat Beat Management Tips New Restaurant Concepts Finance Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:27:00 +0000 32171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Food truck rentals: the new strategies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies <div class="field-deck"> Why not crowdfund a truck, let a catering agent book it for events, or rent it out to others? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why not crowdfund a truck, let a catering agent book it for events, or rent it out to others?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies#comments Eat Beat Eat Beat Business Finance Food Trucks Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 30661 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Chicago fast casual restaurant Da Lobsta raised investor funds to purchase a food truck that sells $12.95 lobster rolls.</span></p> Operators brace for sticker shock with beef, burgers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/operators-brace-sticker-shock-beef-burgers <div class="field-deck"> With beef prices poised at an all-time high and likely to stay there through 2015, we’re about to find out just how much restaurant patrons really love burgers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef prices are poised at an all-time high and likely to stay there through 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/operators-brace-sticker-shock-beef-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/operators-brace-sticker-shock-beef-burgers#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:07:00 +0000 29981 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Food 4 Media Restaurant sales rebounded in March, NRA says http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says <div class="field-deck"> Diners are returning to restaurants as a brutal winter for much of the U.S. draws to a close. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diners are returning to restaurants as a brutal winter for much of the U.S. draws to a close.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Finance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 29961 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 7 strategies to control opening costs http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/7-strategies-control-opening-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Careful site selection, space planning and alternative sourcing strategies all pay off when building a new restaurant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/7-strategies-control-opening-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/7-strategies-control-opening-costs#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 29791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Crowdfunding: Kickstarter soars, Feds stall http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/crowdfunding-kickstarter-soars-feds-stall <div class="field-byline"> RH Editors </div> <div class="field-deck"> There are plenty of ways to raise money for restaurant startups and expansions, but you can’t use the one that became part of federal law back in 2012 just yet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are plenty of ways to raise money for restaurant startups and expansions, but you can’t use the one that became part of federal law back in 2012 just yet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/crowdfunding-kickstarter-soars-feds-stall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/crowdfunding-kickstarter-soars-feds-stall#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips Finance Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:36:00 +0000 29191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 2014 food cost outlook: The trends are your friends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-food-cost-outlook-trends-are-your-friends <div class="field-deck"> Many of the food items customers now covet also deliver solid margins for restaurant operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many of the food items customers now covet also deliver solid margins for restaurant operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-food-cost-outlook-trends-are-your-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-food-cost-outlook-trends-are-your-friends#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Finance Gated Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:04:00 +0000 27341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>High beef prices could throw a wrench into operators&#39; plans.</p> Thinkstock