Management Tips http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/7930/more en Examining this season’s restaurant promo strategies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/examining-season-s-restaurant-promo-strategies <div class="field-deck"> Casual dining chains are getting creative with their promotions this fall, but one multi-concept operator might have a smarter way to build current and future business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Casual dining chains are getting creative with their promotions this fall, but one multi-concept operator might have a smarter way to build current and future business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/examining-season-s-restaurant-promo-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/examining-season-s-restaurant-promo-strategies#comments Management Tips Marketing Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:43:00 +0000 35231 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Lettuce Entertain You recently held its 2014 Taste of Lettuce River North at its downtown Chicago Wildfire unit.</p> Wildfire Chicago Keep it simple to promote healthy eating http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating <div class="field-deck"> Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating#comments Management Tips Marketing Food Trends Consumer Trends Green Food Natural/organics Nutrition Labels Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0000 35211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>THE LCL: Bar &amp; Kitchen gives as many details on its food as possible, which helps diners accept new ingredients they haven&#39;t tried.</p> Giant group cocktails filling sizable niche http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/giant-group-cocktails-filling-sizable-niche <div class="field-deck"> Seven establishments capitalizing on the sharing culture by mixing community cocktails. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seven establishments capitalizing on the sharing culture by mixing community cocktails.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/giant-group-cocktails-filling-sizable-niche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/giant-group-cocktails-filling-sizable-niche#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Marketing Beverage Recipes Drink Trends Social Media Ultimate Beverage Solutions Alcohol Bars & Taverns Beverages Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 35131 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>White Sangria concocted by executive chef Riley Huddleston and served in a pitcher at the recently opened IO Urban Roofscape at the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago ($37).</p> Despite strikes, survey shows happy restaurant workers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers <div class="field-deck"> Disgruntled fast food workers aren’t happy with their paychecks or their jobs. A new NRAEF study finds a majority of restaurant employees don’t fit this profile. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Disgruntled fast food workers aren’t happy with their paychecks or their jobs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business H.R./Legal Operations Back of the House Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +0000 35011 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Police arrest demonstrators who were protesting for an increase in wages for fast food and home care workers in Cicero, IL.</p> Getty Images 4 factors to consider when choosing a franchise http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise <div class="field-byline"> Bob House </div> <div class="field-deck"> Careful evaluation of a brand’s market potential, competition and management flexibility are among considerations in choosing a franchise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buying a restaurant franchise can be a great path to business ownership. But how do you decide which restaurant franchise to buy? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 34801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Staff learns, bonds through farm visits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/staff-learns-bonds-through-farm-visits <div class="field-deck"> Chef Dylan Fultineer schedules regular road trips to provide the back story behind the products served at Richmond's Rappahannock. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At Rappahannock in Richmond, VA, road trips to nearby farms are helping enhance staff chemistry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/staff-learns-bonds-through-farm-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/staff-learns-bonds-through-farm-visits#comments Management Tips Eat Beat H.R./Legal Training Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com These mixologists are machines http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines <div class="field-deck"> Bartending robots have progressed from futuristic fantasies to working prototypes to real-world installations. Interested operators can even buy one online. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No actual humans work behind the Bionic Bar on Quantum of the Seas, a new cruise ship. Instead, guests place drink orders via tablets and then watch as robotic bartenders mix their cocktails.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Equipment Beverages Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <div> No humans work behind the Bionic Bar on Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean&rsquo;s new ship.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> A critical eye helps operators up their game http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/critical-eye-helps-operators-their-game <div class="field-deck"> Miller Dining Group looks at restaurants through the lens of the public. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Miller Dining Group looks at restaurants through the lenses of the public.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/critical-eye-helps-operators-their-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/critical-eye-helps-operators-their-game#comments Industry Experts Management Tips Eat Beat Business Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34451 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Would an outside evaluation have helped NYC&#39;s Tavern on the Green avoid a dreaded no-star review in the <em>New York Times</em>?</p> Spencer Platt/Getty Images 5 conversations to fuel employee engagement http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-conversations-fuel-employee-engagement <div class="field-byline"> by Kim Seeling Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Targeted one-on-one meetings enable supervisors to help restaurant workers become more engaged and productive in their work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-conversations-fuel-employee-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-conversations-fuel-employee-engagement#comments Management Tips Eat Beat H.R./Legal Training Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34411 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images 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. 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