Monthly Archives: August 2022

How Gift Cards Can Help Restaurants Deal With Inflation | modern restaurant management

Restaurants are grappling with labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and inflation. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are experiencing the most severe labor shortage in history, in fact 70% higher than most industries. By April 2022, restaurants had lost a further 794,000 jobs, or 6.4% of pre-pandemic employment levels. …

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Investing in digital technology is investing in food security | modern restaurant management

Modern restaurateurs today are facing challenges no other generation has faced, thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, menu labeling and food safety issues. Food safety is an important concern because any cross-contamination, cross-contact, mishandling or food-borne illness can sicken customers and become a public relations disaster. It …

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Automation can help address restaurant staffing shortages | modern restaurant management

Despite the industry-wide recovery from the pandemic shutdowns, restaurant owners and operators find themselves stuck on both sides. Deep in the house, runaway inflation and continued supply chain disruptions are squeezing margins. At the same time, staffing is a pressing and ongoing concern in the room. According to the National …

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Inside the modern home that helped Range Rover launch its new Halo SUV

A world away from the dust, smoke and noise of Monterey Car Week, a surprisingly modern space offers refuge from the controlled chaos of Central California’s busiest weekend. Range Rover’s first dedicated North American home situates faceted glass structures above a steep private cove in a protected marine habitat. The …

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This modern hotel in Urumqi, China references the Silk Road

The Silk Road continues to fuel the imagination, evoking rich palettes and textures. Today, the latest Hilton hotel in China, the Conrad Urumqi, offers its own nod to the historic trade route that once ran through Xinjiang. To start, the Toronto team D’Lab Studio, who has over a decade of …

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With Butterfly PE support, Modern Restaurant Concepts continues to grow after the purchase of Qdoba | Franchise mergers and acquisitions

Since founding Modern Restaurant Concepts in 2019, Rob McColgan has been looking for another, better brand for you to add to his umbrella company, which so far consists of Modern Market Eatery and Lemonade. With backing from Butterfly Equity, the Los Angeles-based private equity firm that originally invested in the …

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Could co-sourcing help restaurant staffing issues? | modern restaurant management

While restaurant employment has increased in the United States in recent months (1.9 million net jobs added), total employment in the industry has remained below pre-pandemic levels in the majority of states. The question remains: where are restaurants going to find enough people to fill these jobs? There is a …

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Ultra-modern house for sale one of the most expensive on the market

A modern five-bedroom detached house with a gym and steam room is on the market in Shrivenham for just under £1.5million. The stylish Faringdon Road property was built in 2004 and has been modernized by the current owners. It is only a short walk from the private house to Shrivenham …

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Butterfly Equity buys Qdoba and integrates it into Modern Restaurant Concepts

Diving brief: Butterfly Equity will acquire Qdoba from Apollo Global Management for an undisclosed amount, Butterfly announced on Tuesday. Butterfly will merge Qdoba with Modern Restaurant Concepts. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter. Modern Restaurant Concepts, which consists of fast-casual brands Lemonade and Modern Market Eatery, …

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Inside Shailene Woodley’s Stunning Mid-Century Modern Home – DIRT

Groovy mid-century modern homes are as much a part of Los Angeles’ cultural DNA as the Dodgers and the traffic on the 405, but perhaps none are as famous as Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House in the Los Angeles Hills. ‘Hollywood. This place, while not quite as glamorous as that, is …

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Vegan QSRs: what’s next? | Vegan QSRs: what’s next? | modern restaurant management

Quick service restaurants (QSR) are gaining popularity due to their fast service and tempting menus. As QSRs offer a variety of fast food from burgers to sandwiches, consumers prefer the same. In recent years, the growing awareness of the consumption of plant-based foods is reshaping the QSR industry. This led …

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Dish Chefs on ‘The Bear’ | Dish Chefs on ‘The Bear’ | modern restaurant management

You never know what can happen when you work in a restaurant kitchen. When we opened Orno we were promoting our Sunray Venus Clams for use in our Bucatini. These clams are incredibly rare and we sourced them from a local farmer in Florida. Shortly after opening, the farmer couldn’t …

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Spring City Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale

New Carlos Joseph Alvaré, a disciple of Louis Kahn, designed this masterpiece in 1967. Warm and comfortable, it has stood the test of time well. Sign up for our weekly Homes & Properties newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood events and more. Walk through a medieval castle with a ranch …

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Achieving Restaurant Expansion and Growth in Uncertain Times | modern restaurant management

Perhaps more than any other industry besides healthcare, restaurants have experienced the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand. They have lost business, closed indefinitely or even closed permanently. My heart aches for these restaurateurs and employees who may not have recovered yet. I’m lucky to say that my business, …

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Delivering Restaurant Expansion and Growth During Uncertain Times | modern restaurant management

Perhaps more than any other industry besides healthcare, restaurants have experienced the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand. They have lost business, closed indefinitely or even closed permanently. My heart aches for these restaurateurs and employees who may not have recovered yet. I’m lucky to say that my business, …

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