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How to Come Up With New Restaurant Menu Ideas

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 15, 2018 2:07:00 PM

If you've been in the restaurant industry for long enough, you'll know how important a good restaurant menu can be. Whether your menu is what brings customers in the front door or if your menu design and item placement is what drives profit to your business, there is no denying the role a well thought out menu plays.

If you've finally decided your menu needs a refreshing look, or a few new menu items, you've come to the right place. This article will walk you through the 7 steps to follow to easily come up with new restaurant menu ideas. No creative experience necessary. 

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9 Free Restaurant Logo Makers

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 13, 2018 1:44:00 PM

A restaurant's logo is the language it speaks to the world. The entire identity of your restaurant can be summarized and explained with its logo. It is for this reason that having a well designed logo is so important, especially in the restaurant industry, where your logo can help with your restaurant marketing. 

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9 Questions to Ask When Buying a Restaurant Reservation System

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 10, 2018 4:50:06 PM

Restaurant reservation providers are currently in a highly competitive race to deliver the best product on the market with each offering a variety of different features.

The differences between providers can often seem confusing, so we wanted to highlight the features and services sophisticated restaurant owners and F&B directors look for when assessing front-of-house restaurant software and help create a better understanding of what buyers should be looking for.

This article will provide you with the 9 questions you should ask when buying a restaurant reservation system.

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How to Increase Restaurant Sales (10 Simple Strategies)

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 10, 2018 12:06:25 PM

Sales in the restaurant industry can be extremely volatile. With seasonality, external competition, and a number of other factors at play, it's often difficult for restaurant operators to not only get a grip on their restaurant sales, but also increase them. 

What many restaurateurs fail to see though, is that even the most popular restaurants around town have the potential to easily improve their sales. If you are trying to increase sales at your restaurant, this article goes through 11 strategies you could follow to help get a grip on your management and push your restaurant to higher sales. 

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9 Ways to Improve Food Cost at Your Restaurant

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 10, 2018 11:23:33 AM

Finding the balance between lower food costs and quality ingredients may seem difficult to accomplish, but there are many ways to achieve this without putting a damper on your restaurant's offerings. 

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Step by Step Guide: Choosing Hashtags for Your Restaurant (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) + Free Hashtag Research Tool

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Apr 16, 2018 1:11:00 PM

The online space is by no means an easy place to be for restaurants… better yet, for anybody.  If you're a restaurant marketer or operator, chances are you've already taken all the necessary steps to set up your social media profiles, made sure you have interesting content to post regularly, and most importantly have an inventory of high quality photos to represent your restaurant online.

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Guides, Restaurant Social Media

9 Essential Steps For Opening A Restaurant (Free Checklist)

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Apr 4, 2018 5:55:00 PM

Have you always dreamt of opening a restaurant of your own one day? With over 30,000 new restaurants opening every year just in America, you definitely aren’t alone. The problem comes when you try to make this dream a reality.

You may be asking yourself How can I open a restaurant with absolutely no experience?’

Don’t worry, this guide is all you’ll need. We will walk you through the nine essential steps needed to get your restaurant up and running, along with a free checklist just in case.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Guides

10 Signs Your Restaurant is Failing and What You Should Do

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Mar 31, 2018 5:35:00 PM

Is your restaurant having trouble bringing in customers? Do they often leave unhappy and with a long list of complaints? Does your restaurant's management do a terrible job of dealing with day to day operations? 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 on the other hand is even harder.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Finance

Why You Should Embrace CRM at Your Restaurant

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Mar 29, 2018 6:02:00 PM

In the restaurant industry, maintaining good customer relationships is just as important as having a functioning kitchen. But between running a restaurant and managing its finances, restaurant management tends to forget to allocate the time to better understand their customers.

This is where Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can be of use. CRM for restaurants helps operators gain insight into their guests, giving them the ability to create a custom tailored experience for each of their visitors.

No longer will restaurant staff have to keep a manual log of their guests, along with birthdays, contact details, allergies, and preferences, instead all that information and more can be stored in an easily accessible database.

The data generated by a good CRM system is incredibly valuable, and with the right actions can help drive sales and increase diner retention. 

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management

How to Optimize Your Website to Receive Restaurant Reservations + Free Cut and Paste HTML Code

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Feb 25, 2018 12:57:04 PM

If you run a restaurant in the modern age, odds are you've gone the extra mile to put together a website that represents your business. The purpose of your restaurant's website is to educate and inform potential guests while also providing them with the means to easily reserve a table.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Guides