Alex DaGue

Alex started his career in fine dining as a F&B Manager with Ritz-Carlton Hotels, moving into Banquets into Catering with Sheraton Hotels a few years later. In his free time Alex enjoys creating new dishes from scratch and traveling to learn more about varying cuisines.

Recent Posts

Reservations or Walk-ins: Which is Better for Restaurants?

Posted by Alex DaGue on May 20, 2018 5:50:17 PM

At the end of the day, both reservations and walk-ins generate revenue at a restaurant. But for some restaurants leaning heavily toward one may be the catalyst that gets your flow going.  In this article we will identify which client traffic base to lean toward, and most importantly establishing balance between the two.

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How to Improve Table Turnover Times at Your Restaurant

Posted by Alex DaGue on May 17, 2018 5:26:30 PM

Tables are like real estate.  The fuller they are, the better.  And sometimes the longer they sit, the higher the check ends up being. 

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How to Triple Restaurant Staff Productivity

Posted by Alex DaGue on May 15, 2018 5:32:54 PM

The front of house refers to anything that the customer sees and interacts with during their visit to your restaurant.  This in turn means many moving parts during service, and you need these many parts to function as a well-oiled machine.  As always, the best way to manage many moving parts is to look at the numbers.

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6 Steps for Restaurants to Build an Unbeatable Social Media Presence

Posted by Alex DaGue on Apr 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM

One of the most overlooked aspects of a budding restaurant is its development of a social media footprint.  This is a rough grey area that many either find too difficult to navigate or believe that it is not necessary, and do not want to change and adapt. 

While social media isn’t a must for all restaurants, it is certainly useful for those starting out or looking to drive revenue.  The fact of the matter is that social media is here to stay, and if you want to cater to the next generation of “foodies”, then it is essential. 

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6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Restaurant Floor Plan

Posted by Alex DaGue on Apr 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM

A good floor plan can truly make the difference in your restaurant. In terms of restaurant management, it not only makes things easier on your staff, but looks appealing to customers and works well during all hours of business. 

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How to Build Culture and Promote Core Values at a Restaurant

Posted by Alex DaGue on Apr 11, 2018 11:52:11 AM

 

A good company culture, and core values, are something that started in corporate America in the 80s, and have since expanded into the entire professional field.  Many think of added perks in the workplace when trying to picture creating a happier work environment, but restaurants are in reality a whole different beast. 

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How to Create a Successful Restaurant Menu

Posted by Alex DaGue on Mar 25, 2018 9:56:00 AM

An effective menu can make the ultimate difference between a restaurant’s success and failure.  A great menu not only highlights your most expensive dishes, but also pulls your customer toward items that you are most proud of. 

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