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Five Common Seasonal Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | modern restaurant management

The inevitable cycle of seasonal fluctuations in business occurs every year, but it can still catch the restaurant industry off guard if it is not prepared. As these chaotic holiday months approach, restaurants may need to stock both their kitchens and their staff, but nothing is as easy as it …

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Exploring food culture | modern restaurant management

Have you ever wondered what the chiefs were discussing behind closed doors? A new book coming out today has answers. “Conversations Behind the Kitchen Door: 50 American Chefs Mapping Today’s Food Culture” by Emmanuel Laroche offers insights from top chefs and readers will leave with advice and inspiration from renowned …

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How consistent communication can help revive the hospitality industry | modern restaurant management

In the wake of the pandemic-induced economic turmoil, the hospitality industry is suffering from labor shortages, with the rising cost of living compounding the impact on businesses and individuals. Now more than ever, effective customer service is essential to building customer loyalty and regenerating revenue impacted by the pandemic. The …

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Five tips for celebrating Halloween in your restaurant | modern restaurant management

Fun costumes, scary movies, creative decorations and heaps of candy: what’s not to love about Halloween? It brings out childlike playfulness, creativity and feisty excitement in just about everyone. As a restaurant, you have the opportunity to feed this joyous excitement with special events for the season, so seize the …

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Take advantage of technology that streamlines your back-office work | modern restaurant management

You became a manager to build an effective team and connect with your guests. You envision leading your staff as they create amazing experiences for everyone who walks into your restaurant. But you didn’t sign up for all the tedious back-office work. Behind the scenes, managers spend countless hours managing …

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Restaurants going digital need technology that always works | modern restaurant management

What’s on the menu for today’s innovative restaurants? Internet of Things (IoT) technology. With labor shortages and increased pressure on profits, savvy restaurants are turning to digital to provide the best customer experience and face stiff competition. What makes restaurants tick: mobile point-of-sale (POS) units, order terminals, tabletop tablets and …

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Is love on the table at your workplace? | modern restaurant management

As the product of a work romance (which led to a 40 year strong marriage), I have always been interested in the legal and practical issues surrounding employment relationships. But, in our modern work environment, where remote work remains prevalent and the #MeToo movement has raised awareness about sexual harassment, …

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Three reasons why brand adaptability is more important than ever | modern restaurant management

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, but many businesses are starting to rebound. To recover, brands have evolved and made effective changes to meet ongoing challenges, impacting the enterprise level while providing operators with the tools to succeed. At Bojangles, it became clear that the old …

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Top Cocktail and Wine Trends | modern restaurant management

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has unveiled the results of its 2022 Liquid Insights Tour, a coast-to-coast educational initiative designed to explore and identify the latest cocktail and wine trends. The tour kicked off in Houston in February and included stops in Kansas City, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and …

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Transforming a former costume shop into a brasserie | modern restaurant management

Aline Architecture Concepts took on the challenge of transforming a former yellow suit shop in Phoenix into a modern brewery without creating the waste that normally accompanies the typical demolition and reconstruction of buildings. The result is Roses By the Stairs, which specializes in “spontaneous and seasonal” farmhouse ales, according …

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Save inventory, time and labor costs with IoT monitoring | modern restaurant management

Inflation quickly changes everyone’s behavior. People decide to eat at home and buy less. With people dining out less, some restaurateurs are increasingly trying to cut costs to stay afloat. This article discusses how implementing automation tools like IoT monitoring can save your business money, protect your inventory, and save …

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Food safety and transparency are the cornerstone of operators | modern restaurant management

Few scenarios strike more fear into a restaurateur’s heart than the prospect of serving food to customers that makes them sick. Apart from the obvious impact on customers, it can be extremely difficult to bounce back from such an event as the news spreads and casts doubt on the establishment’s …

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Three Ways Menu Engineering Can Help Manage Profits | modern restaurant management

Every operator I talk to right now is feeling the pain of supply chain disruptions and high food costs. Inflation was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many in the restaurant industry, especially after the pain of coping with weak sales at the start of the pandemic. Only …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 margaritas: creating an authentic Mexican experience with respect for history | modern restaurant management

When 3 Margaritas decided to move to a prominent location in the historic Kittredge building at the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, 3 Margaritas co-owner Esteban Murguia wanted to bring a taste of Mexico to the area. The location was ideal for this since the space originally served as …

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Creating Opportunities for Ukrainian Refugees | modern restaurant management

The Manifesto Market team wanted to do something to support Ukrainian refugees by providing them with job opportunities. They launched an initiative to support the opening of a restaurant by a Ukrainian chef or entrepreneur and offered space in Manifesto Anděl for the first Ukrainian restaurant, which opened in three …

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Seven Common Challenges Food Delivery Software Can Solve | modern restaurant management

In all businesses, it has become imperative to integrate technology into operations. In the F&B sector, the pandemic has spurred an increase in online deliveries, prompting restaurants to upgrade their legacy systems to meet customer demands. Whether it is a traditional restaurant, a chain of quick service restaurants (QSR) or …

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Dive Deeper with Customer Data with Direct Ordering | modern restaurant management

With nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans now ordering takeout at least once a month, and most of that group ordering online, restaurants are looking for unique ways to win customers through digital channels. The secret to success on these platforms, however, lies less in the unique new dishes that restaurants …

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Food delivery and service robots: new face of the restaurant industry | modern restaurant management

The development of robotics in the post-pandemic scenario has changed the overall scenario for industries, especially the restaurant industry. The importance of food delivery and service robots has grown across the restaurant industry. This is due to the uncertainties facing restaurants globally. In order to deal with these uncertainties, top …

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Five Reasons Why QR Code Menus Won’t Disappear | modern restaurant management

Restaurant customers do everything from their phones. They may have discovered you from an Eater article, booked their reservation through OpenTable, or located you through Google Maps, and they’ll surely rate their experience on Yelp – whether positive or negative – once their meal ended. It’s no shock that many …

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Fast food has become a high-tech business | modern restaurant management

Consumers visit a fast food or quick service restaurant (QSR) with one goal in mind: to get a tasty meal incredibly quickly. Who makes the magic happen? Cashiers, cooks and other QSR crew members. Once upon a time, there was a front line employee at a fast food restaurant who …

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Celebrating 90 Years of Fresh Maine Lobster | modern restaurant management

Beal’s Lobster Pier turns 90 this summer. Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine sat down with co-owner Stuart Snyder to discuss the past, present and future of Southwest Harbor, Maine. What Harvard Beal founded in 1932 as a wholesale fish market has become a must-see waterfront destination and dining experience. In …

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Restaurant Retention: How to Keep Employees Happy | modern restaurant management

During the Great Resignation at the end of 2021, an impressive number of employees left their jobs in search of new opportunities. Lack of opportunities, low pay, difficulty caring for children and feeling disrespected at work were among a wide variety of factors listed as motivators. Of those who left …

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Riding the Vegan Flow, Restaurants Must Innovate and Compete | modern restaurant management

When it comes to food preferences, veganism has exploded in popularity over the past decade, and even more in recent years. Vegan principles, vegan cuisine, and vegan restaurant dining have become more popular than ever, especially among health-conscious diners and animal rights activists around the world. Plant-based foods have hit …

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Five Casual Dining Room Design Trends to Replicate | modern restaurant management

As restaurants saw sales plummet during the height of the pandemic, Americans proved how much they looked forward to dining out again once vaccination rates rose and positive COVID cases began to drop. . In July 2021, OpenTable reported that reservations were back to normal after dropping by two-thirds during …

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Best practices to prevent theft in your restaurant | modern restaurant management

Restaurant theft is expensive. A study found that internal employee theft is responsible for 75% of stock-outs and about 4% of restaurant sales. This represents between 3 and 6 billion dollars per year. There are all kinds of types of restaurant thefts ranging from food and inventory theft, checkout and …

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Innovation, Cup by Cup: The Starbucks Approach to Sustainability | modern restaurant management

Starbucks recently announced that it is aiming for every customer to use their own personal cup or cup or borrow a reusable cup from their local Starbucks – by 2025. The company is testing a variety of programs to determine which will most effectively reduce waste while keeping customers happy. …

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10 TikTok video ideas for restaurants | modern restaurant management

If you’re a restaurant owner in 2022, you need to be on TikTok. I know what you’re thinking, “It’s a video social network, where the hell does my restaurant fit in there?” Creating engaging content that resonates with your customers is the future of marketing. And TikTok is a great …

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Brazen: Opening of a modern restaurant and cocktail bar in Banff

Brazen, Banff’s newest restaurant and lounge, opens this month in the historic Mount Royal Hotel. Offering a bold new dining experience in the heart of Banff, this new restaurant opens June 14th. It will be a great addition to Banff’s already vibrant dining scene. Brazen’s Menu will focus on sharing …

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The Next Frontier for Restaurants: The Hotel Lobby | modern restaurant management

During the pandemic, restaurants have been forced to close or limit their indoor dining areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most restaurants have taken advantage of outdoor dining or turned to other pickup and delivery service methods to regenerate revenue. Other restaurants have turned to hotels to attract new …

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COVID has caused five permanent changes in the restaurant industry | modern restaurant management

So much was different before March 2020. Restaurant safety protocols were established “behind the scenes” and customers probably didn’t care about sanitizing high-touch surfaces or being seated less than six legs of other tables. For many brands, an annual audit was the norm, while employees may have focused on not …

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How To Use Images In Your Restaurant Email Marketing Campaigns | modern restaurant management

Using images in restaurant email marketing is a great way to reach your current audience and grow as well. But how can I use images in my restaurant email marketing campaigns? Well, keep reading this article to learn exactly how to incorporate images into your promotional emails. There are seven …

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Four Factors Likely to Boost Global Mobile Wallet Market Expansion | modern restaurant management

With increasing restrictions on public travel and offline retail operations, the growing demand for online shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic is propelling the global growth of the mobile wallet industry. The growing preference for contactless payment methods over traditional payment systems to curb the spread of the virus is driving …

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Modern Restaurant Concepts appoints Chris Cheek Director of Development

Modern Market Chris Cheek Modern Restaurant Concepts (MRC), a national multi-concept restaurant group focused on better-for-you brands, announced the addition of Chris Cheek to management as the company’s new chief business development officer (CDO). Cheek, a respected innovator in franchise development and a 20-year industry veteran, will focus on continuing …

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Three ways to value your employees | modern restaurant management

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just changed the way we work, it’s changed what we want in a work environment. Millions of employees leave their jobs in search of deeper job satisfaction, better work-life balance and an exceptional company culture. This “Great Resignation” was particularly hard on the restaurant world. In …

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Why Recipe Writing Is Essential For Professional Kitchens | modern restaurant management

If you want to make money selling food, you need good recipes. The primary responsibility of a professional kitchen is to produce a consistent quality product, so whether you work in a restaurant, manufacturing plant, or any other food preparation business, if you cannot produce a consistent quality product , …

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FRR replenishment hopes dashed | modern restaurant management

The US Senate failed to advance Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 (S. 4008), ending the possibility of replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). “Throughout the pandemic, restaurants have focused on serving their communities. When government-mandated shutdowns closed dining rooms, restaurants found a way to change operating models and …

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2022 Restaurant Insurance Update | modern restaurant management

The U.S. restaurant industry is gaining momentum after emerging from a two-year pandemic that shuttered doors and drastically reduced restaurant revenues. According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is expected to generate $899 billion in revenue in 2022, up from $640 billion in 2020. Even with robust growth, …

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Consumers negotiate. Here’s how to prevent the swap | modern restaurant management

What’s the saying? Can’t get blood from a turnip? Today’s restaurant patrons are certainly an example of this. There is only so much wiggle room in their Discretionary Income and this results in a decreasing basket size and check. Based on our most recent QSR sales and traffic data, we …

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What do Crytpo restaurants serve? | modern restaurant management

Cryptocurrency has real-world applications in the food industry, with restaurants using it to create exciting new foods for their customers and finding ways to use crypto as payment. As the high stock prices of crypto companies like Bitcoin grab headlines, they are gaining traction with consumers as blockchain technology facilitates …

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Attributes to Consider for a New Ghost Kitchen Location | modern restaurant management

The unprecedented boom in food delivery has ushered in an appetizing trend for profit-hungry restaurateurs: the ghost kitchen. Independent of the need for physical dining space, ghost kitchens help food brands gain traction with consumers interested in purchasing meals without the wait or need for a traditional “dining out” experience. …

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The rise of vegan restaurants | modern restaurant management

Veganism is no longer a fad. It is there to sustain itself, grow and be accepted on a larger scale. According to Sentient Media, almost 10% of the US population is vegan and 1.5 million people in the UK have turned to veganism. Following veganism is no longer confined to …

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Joy. Community. Spreading generosity through volunteerism | modern restaurant management

While opinions may differ on the best type of sauce and the best style of barbecue from region to region, there is one indisputable fact: the spirit of barbecue is about community. It’s about caring, coming together, and enjoying the company of those around you. That’s why the community is …

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Blurring the lines between QSR and Retail | modern restaurant management

Go to the grocery store and you’ll find plenty of QSR signature items on the shelves and in the freezers – everything from sauces to appetizers to make-your-own ingredients at home. You can also walk into a fashionable clothing retailer and find QSR t-shirts with vintage and current logos. Online …

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Absence and well-being: challenges and opportunities for the catering sector | modern restaurant management

Our previous articles in MRM have focused on medical plan strategies for restaurants, how to build attractive workforce plans, and manage those inherent costs. This article focuses on current trends in free time space and employee wellness. In addition to cost considerations, efforts to structure these types of benefits are …

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Turning Restaurant Staffing Challenges into Opportunities | modern restaurant management

As Americans head into a potential post-pandemic world, the restaurant industry continues to recover from two years of economic, staffing and supply chain chaos. Of these, one of the biggest challenges facing independent, franchise and fast food restaurants is staffing. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2022 State of the …

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Improved operational visibility in shadow kitchens | modern restaurant management

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a new trend in the restaurant industry has gained popularity: ghost kitchens. These restaurants, which exclusively deliver food, typically use online ordering and a cashless transaction system that allows for little physical interaction between customer and host. In addition to restaurateurs opening or switching to the …

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Ghost Kitchens opens new paths for restaurateurs | modern restaurant management

Ghost kitchens have grown in popularity in recent years, especially during the pandemic and post-pandemic period. Various existing and new companies are adopting this trend to reduce expenses and operational risks. According to a report recently published by Future Market insights, the take-out and delivery market is going to see …

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Why Your Restaurant Needs Front End Automation Workflows | modern restaurant management

Restaurants use workflow automation to increase efficiency in many ways, including customer service automation and sales and marketing automation. Automating customer service tasks helps improve the customer experience. Not only does this boost your business reputation, but it also improves customer retention. 65% of customer service experts say most feedback …

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Cleanliness and hygiene: the perfect match for restaurants | modern restaurant management

How to Incorporate These Necessary Ingredients to Keep Your Guests and Employees Happy For the past few years, restaurants have felt the heat amid concerns about COVID-19, labor shortages and rising food prices. But the industry is on the verge of a comeback according to a recent survey by the …

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2022 Trends: Meeting Industry Challenges and Evolution | modern restaurant management

We all have our fingers crossed that we have come through the worst of the pandemic. It certainly feels like better days are ahead for the restaurant industry. Restaurant owners seem to be coming out of a survival mode mindset and are beginning to evaluate what’s next. What changes that …

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Seven Kitchen Design Ideas to Improve Your Restaurant | modern restaurant management

A key element of an efficient kitchen is its design. After all, there’s no point in spending time and resources designing the perfect menu if your kitchen isn’t up to snuff. Think your kitchen needs a design boost? The fact is, even the most successful restaurants can still improve. With …

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How double-digit profit margins are achievable with modern restaurant technology

The average profit margin for a single-location full-service restaurant was only 6.2% in 2019, and this was before the pandemic, the recent 7.8% increase in cost of goods, shrinking labor supply and rising labor costs. Since then, the margins have only narrowed. What if your restaurant could achieve double-digit profit …

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Are restaurant reports essential for cost management? | modern restaurant management

There is no crystal ball to help you run a restaurant. While we crave a glimpse of the future, restaurateurs must operate with the best thing: forecasts and reports. With the disruption that has swept through the restaurant industry over the past two years, many operators may feel overwhelmed as …

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Why restaurants are switching to smart packaging | modern restaurant management

We’ve all ordered our favorite dish online at least once from a local restaurant, and it was cold when it arrived at our doorstep. Events like this not only ruined our entire dining experience, but also prevented us from ordering food from this restaurant for some time. Restaurant owners try …

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Essential Equipment for an Efficient Commercial Kitchen (Infographic) | modern restaurant management

Startup foodservice businesses need to carefully consider the type of kitchen they will need. You’ll need to make this investment while building your team, securing your location, and of course, getting the ingredients to create the food you sell. Commercial kitchens differ from home kitchens. A busy restaurant requires industrial-grade …

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Private equity in 2022 | modern restaurant management

For much of the past year, private equity groups haven’t been involved in too many deals. They were still figuring out post-pandemic economics and valuations, which made it difficult to assess investment opportunities. Added to direct concerns related to the pandemic is the inflation of two of the industry’s most …

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Four best cleaning practices to keep your restaurant welcoming | modern restaurant management

Running a profitable restaurant can be a challenge for a multitude of reasons. During a global pandemic, this can seem almost impossible. With rising food prices and labor shortages forcing foodservice establishments to raise wages, profit margins are tighter than ever. Thus, maintaining a loyal clientele is paramount. While restaurants …

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Top Tips for Showing Appreciation to Your Employees This Year | modern restaurant management

Q1 means another year of celebrating employees on a regular basis, and especially on their respective Appreciation Days. These acts of recognition go deeper than you might think. A recent survey of job holders – including front and back of house catering workers – showed that 55% planned to change …

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Restaurant owners foresee a bright future as gastronomy goes vegan | modern restaurant management

We are witnessing the evolution of gastronomy. Surprisingly, veganism is one of the main catalysts for this culinary transformation. Beginning as a whole-grain diet for radicals, vegan food culture has become a Michelin-star-worthy mega-trend for aspiring chefs and culinary experts. These days, vegan food is becoming common in restaurants and …

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How to Succeed in In-House Restaurant Delivery Marketing | modern restaurant management

It is essential to adopt sound marketing strategies for your in-house meal delivery business. Here are some tips on how to best advertise that you offer delivery services. Mention home delivery on your site Having a great website for your business is paramount to representing their online presence. Your website …

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Modern Restaurant Design Trends Shaping the Industry | modern restaurant management

The past few years have been pivotal for restaurants, as owners and operators have had to adapt and modernize rapidly alongside changing climates and consumer demands. It’s been a roller coaster ride for restaurant management, as challenges like staff shortages and mask mandates have made it difficult to keep the …

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The Sneaky Costs of Guacamole | modern restaurant management

Price is definitely something on everyone’s mind today. Inflation, supply chain scarcity and labor constraints weighed on the dollars. It’s when these costs creep in that margins shrink. You may think the costs can be passed on to the end consumer, but in reality, that’s easier said than done. Operators …

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How Assessing the Competition Improves Your Business Plan | modern restaurant management

It may seem like just an excuse to eat out, but finding out about your competitors’ food and vibe is key to writing a compelling restaurant business plan. Think about it: you can’t know what your restaurant is up against unless you do some research. Research, in this case, involves …

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Is the labor shortage a wage shortage? | modern restaurant management

COVID-19 has transformed the restaurant industry in many ways, from shutdowns to supply chain issues to accelerating the shift to offsite catering. We are now in the midst of the great resignation, which has seen record numbers of Americans leaving their jobs. These resignations, 4.5 million Americans in November 2021, …

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Restaurant Week: How to Attract New Customers and Increase Your Revenue | modern restaurant management

A large, community-wide event like Restaurant Week can be the perfect boost to start 2022 off successfully. Without a doubt, it has become a community favorite across the country. Consumers are drawn in by the promise of discounted meals at their favorite restaurants, as well as by new arrivals and …

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2022: a year of transition for restaurants | modern restaurant management

More than half of restaurateurs said it would take a year or more before business conditions return to normal, with food, labor and occupancy costs expected to remain high and continue to rise. impact restaurant profit margins in 2022, according to the National Restaurant Association. 2022 State of the Restaurant …

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Bluebeard is an amazing modern restaurant in Indiana

Posted in Indiana To eat February 01, 2022 by Tori Jane Looking for a new place to eat, drink and have fun that’s fresh, modern and eclectic (without being cheesy or garish)? We’ve found the perfect spot – and it turns out it’s nestled right …

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Is your ghost kitchen haunted by food safety violations? | modern restaurant management

The restaurant industry continues to face pandemic-related issues, including supply chain disruptions, new COVID variants and rising cases, labor shortages, rising prices and changes in consumer demand. As a result, ghost kitchens, delivery-oriented kitchens with no display cabinets or dining areas, are gaining popularity. Ghost kitchens allow operators to use …

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Yelp’s Economic Average: Consumers and Restaurants Adapt to the New Normal | modern restaurant management

Consumers described more inflationary experiences in their Yelp reviews in 2021 than ever before, according to fourth quarter 2021 data from the Yelp Economic Average (YEA) report, a benchmark of local economic strength in the United States.new restaurant and food business openings (74,616) were also up 10% from 2020 (67,611). …

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Menu Trends for 2022 | modern restaurant management

Each year, Cathy Nash Holley and Katie Ayoub, editors of Flavor & The Menu, compile a collection of trends that will resonate with today’s consumers and provide growth opportunities for the restaurant industry. They highlight emerging flavor trends, providing information that sheds light on the “why” behind each of the …

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How tech tools are helping restaurateurs do more with less | modern restaurant management

Ensuring customers experience true hospitality is like running a successful restaurant. Thanks to restaurant technologies, it is possible not only to provide a superior customer experience – the heart of hospitality – but also to take things to the next level. Yes, the importance of a good customer experience has …

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Simple Ways to Recycle Your Outdoor Space | modern restaurant management

If you are a hotel or restaurant business that uses outdoor space, you will know that outdoor furniture and accessories can be devastated by the weather. Challenged by frequent rains, strong winds and humid weather, your exterior design can struggle to stay on point. The good news is that there …

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Six trends to expect from Back of House in 2022 | Modern restaurant management

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. COVID has revolutionized the way the industry works, shifting everything from how we serve customers, to how sanitation works, to what the supply chain and job market looks like. While the pandemic continues to …

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pest trends for 2022: the year of the rodent | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] As the world continues to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic, much of the world of business and operations has changed. Labor and supply shortages continue to impact everything from grocery stores to restaurants and distribution centers. One thing that is not lacking for many of these commercial spaces: …

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deafness in catering | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Although not related to products, our team is involved in catering and having a child working in the industry, I learn ideas that go beyond the products. Over the past several years this includes the challenges that a deaf / hard of hearing person encounters in catering with the …

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Diversification of the franchise portfolio: trends take shape in 2022 | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a lot of chaos and accelerated several trends within the restaurant industry. From full service to casual fast food brands to old fast food brands, the only constant was disruption. Many brands have been able to take advantage of blocks and social distancing …

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Restaurant Design Trends 2022 | modern restaurant management

The new year is about to begin and many restaurateurs will be thinking about revamping their restaurants. Dozens of new restaurants are opening every day around the world, so it’s important that your establishment catches the eye of customers. In the race to become one of the most popular restaurants …

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Six trends that should have an impact on the restaurant business in 2022 | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] MondelÄ“z International Foodservice has identified the main trends that are expected to elevate the restaurant industry in 2022 and beyond. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, the entire restaurant industry was faced with rapid and unexpected changes. In all segments, operators have been forced to adjust their operations …

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Is contactless forever? | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic has brought endless changes to the restaurant industry, but perhaps most important has been the rise of the contactless restaurant experience. The pandemic has forced restaurants to adapt not only to a new, leaner business model, but also to new consumption behavior. With customers opting for …

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NCR Reveals Hospitality Trends and Forecasts for 2022 | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Restaurateurs once again find themselves refocusing their priorities and changing their plans for 2022. Here are some trends that NCR is watching as we approach 2022. Tackle the labor shortage with hiring incentives As sales tend to increase, the National Association of Restaurateurs reports that three in four operators …

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Avoiding Dishwashing Problems Ensures Profitable Kitchen | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The best restaurants are those that keep internal processes running smoothly to ensure a great customer experience. Food preparation by experts results in attractive and delicious dishes, employee training reduces errors that can increase wait times, and proper dishwashing keeps plates, glasses and utensils pristine. In an increasingly digital …

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Seven Best Restaurant Marketing Ideas and Trends Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] While your restaurant may have a varied menu, delicious food, a great atmosphere, and great customer service, you will still struggle to build a following without promoting it. The point is, running a successful restaurant isn’t all about great food and service. Providing top quality food and service should …

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Drive-Thru customer experience revolutionized with AI | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The current COVID-19 crisis has not only transformed the global social, political and economic climate, but has also changed the way businesses operate. Restaurants have been hit particularly hard, and as dust settles on the pandemic’s impact on the industry, they are forever changed. As a result, many beloved …

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Cocktail Trends 2022 (Infographic) | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Bacardi Limited has released its third Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report, examining the key trends impacting the cocktail business in 2022. The report is created in collaboration with The Future Laboratory (TFL) and draws on research conducted by Bacardi and outside to uncover the underlying currents that are transforming everything …

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Business Models for Offsite Sales (Sponsored Post) | modern restaurant management

No matter what kind of restaurant you own, what kind of food you serve, or what regular customers come through your door, you need to focus on making door-to-door sales a key aspect of your restaurant business. Restaurants are unique and as such need a unique approach to offsite sales. …

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Lost in the translation? Why a conscientious menu language is important | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The last time I was in Madrid a friend and I browsed the English menus at a popular tapas restaurant. I also requested the Spanish menu. As a food translator, I know that seeing the original is often the best way to decipher what is proposed. As I salivated …

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How To Strategically Plan Your Restaurant Renovation | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Renovating a restaurant is an important step, but it helps create a more positive and engaging environment. It’s important to recognize, however, that you shouldn’t attempt a remodel without sufficient planning. As with many other areas of your business, your updates can greatly benefit from applying a small strategy …

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Best Practices for Portable Heater Safety | modern restaurant management

The demand for outdoor patio heaters has increased significantly since the start of the pandemic and this trend is expected to continue. Because propane is a preferred fuel for outdoor heating products, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created a Portable Heaters Safety Fact Sheet to educate consumers …

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Who benefits from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was enacted by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to help small and medium-sized businesses in the food sector. the service industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Key Considerations To Consider When Buying An Ice Maker Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Ice makers are the backbone of many operations in a commercial food service establishment. Whether it’s a hotel or a restaurant, ice makers help you keep costs down and ensure your customers are happy with your service. The ice is not only deployed at the bar or in the …

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Papa Johns Unveils New Logo, Modern Restaurant Design | Business

[ad_1] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Papa Johns is changing his logo and restaurant design. Many will notice that he removed the apostrophe from the company name. In a statement, the Louisville-based company said its new brand identity is inspired by the quality ingredients it uses in its pizzas. Customers will …

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restaurants rely on the cloud to improve their operations and customer experience | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Go digital – increasingly a first choice among restaurant management. Restaurants today are meant to deliver an Amazon-like experience: knowing the preferences and culinary habits of customers and delivering food, whether it’s to the table or to their door, without delay. As such, it’s crucial for restaurants to find …

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Enjoy Efficiency and Savings Holiday Gifts | modern restaurant management

Imagine operating a multi-location catering organization known for elegant holiday dining and delicious catering. You are approaching your busiest season and more and more of your customers are planning gatherings and returning to their pre-pandemic spending levels. Although you are delighted with the increase in business, your anxiety is also …

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Fire safety tips for restaurants

[ad_1] Restaurant kitchens have many places where fires can occur. Business owners should be aware of potential fire hazards and take preventative fire safety measures. Following a few simple safety tips can prevent fires and keep employees and customers safe in your facility. Perform regular inspections Regular inspections are the …

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Four Ways to Reduce Burnout and Improve Employee Retention | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] The high turnover common in the restaurant industry has only accelerated in the past nine months. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurant chains saw their activity decline and had to lay off or reduce the hours of their employees. Longtime food and hospitality workers left …

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air quality in restaurants – an economic and environmental necessity | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Improving the air quality in restaurants can have an economic benefit, as customers will again feel more confident about dining out. In addition, restaurants are under increasing pressure to correct emissions issues and provide a clean and safe environment for customers. Restaurants produce high concentrations of organic aerosols which …

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How to rationalize inventory management? | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] This edition of MRM’s “Ask the Expert” features advice from Buyers Edge Platform. Please send questions to Barbara Castiglia, editor-in-chief of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine, at [email protected] Inventory is one of the most tedious processes in restoration operations. Chefs spend countless hours counting inventory, purchasing new ingredients, and …

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Reduce risk with modern catering technology

[ad_1] Article written by Greg Staley, CEO, Synergy Suite There are many things that can keep you awake as a restaurateur. Variables such as rising food and labor costs, the possibility that a food safety issue could make customers sick, or that a new employee forgets their training and creates …

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Best Practice for Mask Mandates and Conflicts | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] As new variations spread across the country, some states are once again encouraging the wearing of masks. As a business owner who tries to keep your restaurant open, you might consider requiring it for your customers. Sadly, not everyone is on board wearing a mask. This can create instant …

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Five ways to prepare for flu season | modern restaurant management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since 2010, the flu has resulted in between 140,000 and 810,000 hospitalizations each year. To help prevent outbreaks and protect building occupants, GSF USA offers tips to consider for the 2021-2022 flu season. “As the pandemic continues, concerns about the …

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Dos and Don’ts of Restaurant Franchising in 2021 | modern restaurant management

Restaurant ownership trends change over time, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated consumer and investor trends. Consumer expectations have been permanently changed, and there are some key characteristics to look for when looking to invest in a franchise that will meet those expectations. Concepts to invest in Investors have continued …

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Can I reduce costs without customers noticing? | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] This edition of MRM’s “Ask the Expert” features advice from Buyers Edge Platform. Please send questions to Barbara Castiglia, editor-in-chief of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine, at [email protected] Q: In what ways can I reduce costs without customers noticing while maintaining a high level of value? A: Restaurants are …

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From a spark to a flame | Modern restaurant management

[ad_1] Clay Murphy has always been daring. You can hear it in the way he speaks today – proud and declarative and maybe even a little cheeky – and that confidence was certainly a trait he had already acquired by the time he was in his twenties. So maybe it …

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