Guest Columns http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en 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 How to beat the catering competition http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">A captive audience provides an excellent marketing opportunity.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition#comments Guest Columns Marketing The Dish on Catering Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:11:00 +0000 55391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Are you hiring a staff—or a team? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Hiring and retaining a great team is one of the greatest challenges we face in the restaurant business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team#comments Guest Columns Staffing Rock Your Restaurant Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 55331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com What’s my dentist got to do with it? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/what-s-my-dentist-got-do-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I frequently talk about the power of branding, but this simple concept is lost on so many small businesses I visit, restaurants included. These owners and managers are running restaurants, not businesses, and there&rsquo;s a huge difference. Who would think that my dentist would remind me of this?</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/what-s-my-dentist-got-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/what-s-my-dentist-got-do-it#comments Guest Columns Management Rock Your Restaurant Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:29:00 +0000 53951 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Have you checked your profits lately? Part 2 http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">How to stay busy with catering jobs year-round</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-2#comments Guest Columns Finance The Dish on Catering Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 53871 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How to put "hospitality" back into the restaurant industry http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-put-hospitality-back-restaurant-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">• See more Restaurant Hospitality blogs</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-put-hospitality-back-restaurant-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-put-hospitality-back-restaurant-industry#comments Guest Columns Management Rock Your Restaurant Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0000 53401 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Have you checked your profits lately? Part 1 http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">How to train your catering staff to be profit conscious.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/have-you-checked-your-profits-lately-part-1#comments Guest Columns Finance The Dish on Catering Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:22:00 +0000 53361 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Why pre-employment tests are crucial http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-pre-employment-tests-are-crucial <div class="node-body blog-body">Pre-employment tests have a variety of benefits for restaurant employers.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-pre-employment-tests-are-crucial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-pre-employment-tests-are-crucial#comments Guest Columns Management Staffing Foodservice @ Work Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 53271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Independent restaurant owners are the backbone of the food industry http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/independent-restaurant-owners-are-backbone-food-industry <div class="field-byline"> Matt Maloney </div> <div class="field-deck"> National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, March 29, serves as a reminder of the important role small businesses play. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, March 29, serves as a reminder of the important role small businesses play.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/independent-restaurant-owners-are-backbone-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/guest-columns/independent-restaurant-owners-are-backbone-food-industry#comments Guest Columns Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:03:00 +0000 53001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Independent restaurant operators enliven the foodservice scene.</p> Thinkstock