The food and beverage industry is by no means an easy one to be in. With new brands launching every day, continuously changing tastes, and new ways to capture potential customers, it is both the best and worst time to be in the restaurant business. Instead of having to scour the internet for resources, we've put together everything you need to help you successfully run a restaurant.
In the restaurant industry, your business is only as good as it's employees. If you aren't hiring the right staff, your restaurant is destined for failure. That's why it's imporant to have a hiring strategy in place before you begin looking for potential candidates.
Have you decided to open a restaurant? No matter how many friends assure you it will do well or how many countless hours you've spent coming up with the concept in your head, you are going to need a restaurant business plan. A restaurant business plan is the framework from which you can start to develop your restaurant ideas into a reality.
With over 75 million millennials in the US alone, marketing your restaurant to millennials is without a doubt one of the best things you can do to drive traffic. Marketing to millenials wasn't always a worthwile investment, in the past it meant restaurants would be marketing to teenagers. Nowadays, with the average age of millenials sitting comfortably at 18, you are opening up your restaurant to an entire group of people with new, disposable income.
If you are a restaurant looking to tap into this market, here is what you need to know.
The holiday season is by far the busiest time year for restaurants, accounting for up to 30% of their annual revenue. As a restaurant owner, your main priority come end of the year should be to take advantage of this seasonal trend.
If you are short on holiday inspired ideas, we've put together the essential steps you need to make sure the holiday season is a success for your restaurant.
Is your restaurant having trouble bringing in customers? Do they often leave unhappy and with a list of complaints? Maybe it's time to face the truth - you are doing something wrong. Owning a restaurant is by no means an easy task, owning a failing one is even harder.
Don't worry, not all hope is lost. If you are trying to save your struggling restaurant here are three steps you need to take as soon as possible.
With VAT officially going into effect on January 1st 2018 in the UAE, now is a good time for all businesses, including restaurants, to take steps towards a proper implementation of VAT in their business processes. Restaurants should be ready with trained finance professionals or external consultants to update their account software to issue tax invoices to their customers.
Eat is proud to announce the launch of independent partnerships with two of the world's largest food and travel websites - namely Time Out and TripAdvisor. The partnerships are designed to bring more bookings and revenue to UAE's food and beverage industry.
As of today, UAE restaurants partnered with Eat can benefit from receiving bookings through an integrated reservation link on the Time Out and TripAdvisor websites.
The restaurant industry is by no means an easy one to be in, but that does not mean you should be making it any more difficult for your staff. A few simple changes at the workplace can make a world of difference in terms of employee turnover.
Are you having trouble figuring out what to post on your restaurant's Instagram page? Unfortunately there isn't a miracle formula to follow that will help. What there is though, is a number of proven approaches that will not only help keep the posts flowing, but also increase engagement on your social media pages.