Industry Experts http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/8227/more en Should you give it away? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/should-you-give-it-away <div class="node-body blog-body">The benefits may outweigh the risks of giving away free items, if you're confident in your restaurant</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/back-basics-restaurant-marketing">Back-to-Basics Restaurant Marketing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/should-you-give-it-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/should-you-give-it-away#comments Industry Experts Blogs Eat Beat Business Marketing Back-to-Basics Restaurant Marketing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 37071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Richard Melman, Sam Fox compare notes on the business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/richard-melman-sam-fox-compare-notes-business <div class="node-body article-body">A MUFSO session spotlighted two much-admired concept creators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/richard-melman-sam-fox-compare-notes-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/richard-melman-sam-fox-compare-notes-business#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Business Owner Interviews Operations Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:00 +0000 36771 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Two designers tackle today’s restaurant design issues http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/two-designers-tackle-today-s-restaurant-design-issues <div class="field-deck"> Designers from Celano Design Studio and Kraemer Design Group discuss the challenges to designing restaurants as well as strategies to meet evolving consumer demands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Celano Design Studio and Kraemer Design Group discuss the challenges to designing restaurants as well as strategies to meet evolving consumer demands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/two-designers-tackle-today-s-restaurant-design-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/two-designers-tackle-today-s-restaurant-design-issues#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Business New Restaurant Concepts Operations Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:00 +0000 36741 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Community tables are becoming more prevalent as restaurants cater to Millennials who enjoy sharing their experiences with others, designers say.</p> Celano Design Studio Gavin Kaysen will carry the torch back home http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/gavin-kaysen-will-carry-torch-back-home <div class="node-body article-body">Kaysen grew from a cook to a chef under the watchful eye of Daniel Boulud. Now he’s bringing that knowledge to his native Minneapolis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/gavin-kaysen-will-carry-torch-back-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/gavin-kaysen-will-carry-torch-back-home#comments Industry Experts Management Tips Chef Interviews Eat Beat Owner Interviews Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:00 +0000 36381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Gavin Kaysen in his old stamping grounds: the kitchen at Caf&eacute; Boulud. &quot;I used to say it has Daniel&rsquo;s ghost inside of it because I always felt somebody or something was watching over us,&quot; he says.</p> How to get your fill of snack revenue http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue <div class="field-deck"> A penchant for snacking means restaurants can add smaller, healthier plates without reducing check averages. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A penchant for snacking means restaurants can add smaller, healthier plates without reducing check averages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Business Marketing Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:07:00 +0000 34521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The strongest growth of snack foods eaten at meals will be in the healthy category, including items such as yogurt and fresh fruit.</p> FreeImages.com 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 How to drive catering through your website http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website <div class="field-byline"> Brian Casel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Websites are an ideal way to capture and facilitate catering orders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Websites are an ideal way to capture and facilitate catering orders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/how-drive-catering-through-your-website#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Marketing Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 34251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock A first-impressions checklist http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist <div class="field-deck"> Brian Duffy looks at restaurants from a critical angle. Here’s what he sees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Duffy looks at restaurants from a critical angle. Here’s what he sees. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/first-impressions-checklist#comments Industry Experts Management Tips Eat Beat How To Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0000 34241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Strategies for courting solo diners http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners <div class="field-deck"> Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners#comments Industry Experts Management Tips Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Dayparts Training Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:09:00 +0000 34161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Community tables, like this one at Cast in Santa Monica, CA, are one way restaurants can accommodate solo diners.</p> Goal setting is a first step toward better results http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The concept of my book <em>The Accidental Salesperson</em> is that everything in life is sales. Each part of your restaurant, from the kitchen staff, to the hostesses, to the servers and bartenders, is part of a sales organization. So, you can use similar sales management tools and techniques to see success in your restaurant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/accidental-salesperson">The Accidental Salesperson</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/goal-setting-first-step-toward-better-results#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat How To The Accidental Salesperson Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 33861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com