7 ways to attract more tourists & business travelers to your restaurant
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by Editorial Team
1d ago
Business travelers? They’re the dreamiest. They’ll fill bar seats that other customers may find less desirable, quietly relax or have a friendly chat with the bartender, and happily consent to upsells, as they’re often paying with a company per diem. More and more people traveling for work are folding sightseeing and entertainment into their trips as part of the “bleisure” travel trend. As food tourism also continues to grow, restaurants are well positioned to receive valuable business from work travelers. Tourists and business travelers have distinct needs and desires, but they’ll all find yo ..read more
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Why a barcode scanner is an inventory tool you can’t live without
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by Editorial Team
1w ago
What is a barcode scanner? A barcode scanner is a piece of technology on a device that scans and reads barcodes. The scanner reads the black lines and white spaces of a barcode to store information such as product details, prices, and inventory levels. There are two types of scanners: laser and camera-based. The first uses a laser beam to read the barcode. Most handheld, wireless barcode scanners, use this technology. The latter uses a camera to capture and read an image of the barcode. Clover devices with barcode scanners, like the Flex and Mini, are camera-based. When to use a barcode scanne ..read more
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How to open a restaurant in California
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by Editorial Team
1w ago
Because starting a restaurant in California can require a lot of time, passion, and budget, we’ve prepared this opening a restaurant in California checklist on how to help successfully open a restaurant in the country’s golden state.  1. Determine the concept of your restaurant  There are over 68,000 restaurants in California, so it’s incredibly important to determine a unique concept that could help you stand out. Thriving businesses usually have a strong mission statement–short and compact statements that focus on the heart, values, and main goal of your business.  Your missio ..read more
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How to choose a restaurant marketing agency
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by Editorial Team
1w ago
A June 2023 study by PYMNTS found 62% of restaurant consumers use Google to search for restaurants, making it the top online source where people find dining information. Your restaurant’s online presence is key. Research from payment global analysis firm PYMNTS shows in May 2023: 37% of diners found restaurant information on social media, with even higher numbers for younger generations (42% for Generation Z and 46% for Millennials). 57% of consumers looked at restaurant reviews. 20% of consumers follow content creators who review restaurants. Digital marketing efforts like social media, ema ..read more
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A guide to sales tax for food trucks
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by Editorial Team
1w ago
As a food truck owner, you’re likely working either completely alone, or as part of a very small team. That means you’re taking on a lot of different roles – chef, server, business manager, marketer, lawyer, accountant. But you didn’t go into the food truck business just to be bogged down by logistics and paperwork.  This guide to sales tax for food trucks will help guide you through what you need to know in order to make sales tax as simple and pain-free as possible, so you can focus on all the parts of your business that really excite you – like your menu.  Do food trucks collect s ..read more
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Restaurant cleanliness: Importance of cleaning & sanitation in food industry
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by Editorial Team
2w ago
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 48 million people who get sick from foodborne illness each year, with 128,000 requiring hospitalization. An estimated 3,000 people in the U.S. die each year due to foodborne illness. Recent surveys confirm the importance of cleaning and sanitizing in food industry establishments for building customer confidence and in influencing diner choice. A recent survey by P&G Professional found more than 92% of Americans say it’s very important to see a visibly clean restaurant when they’re dining indoors, outd ..read more
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Why your business might consider adopting a concierge business model
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by Editorial Team
2w ago
What is concierge service?  When you hear the word “concierge,” you might think of luxury hotels or high-end spas. While luxury is often associated with concierge services, all they really mean is a personalized customer experience. That kind of experience can be offered by all types of small businesses–from restaurants to retail shops to service businesses.  In other words, you don’t have to be a concierge business to provide personalized customer services. You can start creating a concierge experience by simply introducing a concierge service or two.  Read on to learn more abo ..read more
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How to design a restaurant recipe card–and share it
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by Editorial Team
3w ago
Since restaurant staff typically can’t afford the time and effort to dig through a recipe box during the evening rush, the design and storage of your recipe cards is critical to running an efficient kitchen. Read on to learn about how to create recipe card templates that maximize both employee efficiency and customer satisfaction. In fact, we’ll tell you why sharing your secret sauce can even be a key to customer loyalty. A brief history of recipe cards It’s not an exaggeration to say that recipe cards were at the birthplace of Western civilization. They can be traced all the way back to Ancie ..read more
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How to buy a restaurant
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by Editorial Team
3w ago
Buying an existing restaurant can offer several advantages associated with investing in a proven concept. Yet, purchasing a restaurant can bring a new set of challenges that are worth considering before you take the plunge.  In this guide, we’ll compare buying a restaurant versus starting one from scratch, provide tips on evaluating different restaurants for purchase, and list resources that can help you get up and running.  Launch vs. buy: Should you buy a restaurant? There are several advantages to buying a restaurant. First and foremost, an established restaurant comes with a trac ..read more
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What you need to know about automatic gratuity laws for restaurants
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by Editorial Team
1M ago
However, before you fully embrace an automatic gratuity model at your restaurant, it’s important that you understand applicable federal and state laws. In this post, we’ll delve into the nuances of automated gratuities and tips, so you can navigate this terrain while staying compliant with legal regulations. What is automatic gratuity? Automating gratuities basically means adding a predetermined tip percentage to a customer’s pre-tax bill, automatically. The goal for adding an automatic gratuity is to ensure fair compensation for service staff while simplifying the tipping process for both cus ..read more
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