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May 28, 2015
We’ve got the beat!
Restaurant Hospitality expanding EatBeat newsletter to four days a week...
May 27, 2015
Train staff to sell, not just serve
Even the best of restaurant servers with great personalities can still function simply as “order takers” and miss out on opportunities to generate sales....
May 13, 2015
Menu Moves: ‘Water served upon request’ rising in popularity
California’s water shortage is forcing restaurants across the state to make adjustments. Here are some tips for conserving....
May 4, 2015
Make a good impression on Mother’s Day
One of the busiest days of the year brings challenges, which can often lead to poor reviews. Ensure you’re prepared for the rush....
Apr 24, 2015
Focus on these 12 guest contact points
Service really begins at your front door. Before you even begin training staff to serve and sell, do you regularly see what the guest sees?...
Apr 20, 2015
Kick Apps: 5 mobile tools to make your job easier
Here are five apps that will help you run a badass restaurant and put guests in your seats.
Apr 6, 2015
Street scene: Weighing the pros and cons of food trucks
Food truck season is upon us. Does the mobile business model make sense for you?...
Mar 30, 2015
5 ways to fatten the bottom line
Following a few common-sense practices can bump up sales or trim costs....
Mar 23, 2015
Do self-serve POS devices risk ADA-type lawsuits?
There are no specific ADA standards—yet—for customer-facing POS gear in restaurants. But operators could still be the target of costly legal actions....
Mar 6, 2015
Restaurateur shares unconventional recipe for success
Julian Siegel and his wife Lisa started the wildly successful Riverside Market & Cafe without a business plan...
Mar 2, 2015
Bobby Flay and the B Team: It takes a village
Superstar chef Bobby Flay has surrounded himself with a team of talented people who help ensure his success....
Feb 27, 2015
How one operator made his restaurant a local institution
Tad Peelen of Joe's Real BBQ also discusses its aggressive employee benefits...
Feb 9, 2015
How to respond to negative comments on Yelp
Restaurants are often targets for online critics. Handling the negativity requires a strategy....
Feb 6, 2015
Embrace change or embrace failure
For restaurants, failure to change often results in failure to survive....
Feb 3, 2015
10 tips to polish your front-of-house service
Service pro Jeff Benjamin of Philadelphia's Vetri restaurants shares his recipe for a well-oiled front of house....
Jan 26, 2015
New law puts California operators in labor bind
Restaurants in the state are now liable for wage-related problems involving parking valets, security guards and other outside contractors...
Jan 16, 2015
How Genghis Grill measures ROI on tabletop tablets
The stir-fry chain is deploying freestanding tablets to increase table turns, interact with families and market directly to consumers....
Jan 14, 2015
Should you consider a healthier kids' menu?
How and why some restaurants are giving kids—or typically their parents—more healthy food options....
Jan 9, 2015
10 more new restaurants we're dying to try
Rising star chefs and innovative restaurant groups are opening up unique destinations.
Dec 22, 2014
Rolling out a new app? Consider the tax issues first
Restaurants are finding that smartphone apps are becoming as necessary to their business as menus and napkins....
Dec 10, 2014
5 ways restaurants can trim energy usage
Spiking electricity costs are spurring restaurants to adopt energy management measures....
Dec 3, 2014
5 steps to successful restaurant partnerships
Shared ownership issues can cause restaurant ventures to go awry. Here’s how to make sure your business stays on track....
Dec 2, 2014
Is your host station serving your restaurant well?
A restaurant host stand has a lot of potential to affect the guest experience....
Nov 19, 2014
Chicago operator mines customer data to drive profits, growth
Four Corners Tavern Group uses the data to target repeat guests and help build a loyalty program....
Nov 19, 2014
How to leverage holiday traffic to build restaurant loyalty
Restaurant loyalty programs have not exactly set the world on fire, but there is ample room for improvement and guests are interested in joining loyalty programs....
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