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

What are the Solutions to Restaurant No Shows?

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Mar 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM

When guests don’t show for their booking it can impact on a number of levels. Firstly, there’s the disappointment that a table goes to waste when other customers may have already been turned away. Next, there’s the cumulative cost of potential overstaffing and food that’s been prepped but now won’t be eaten. All in all, no show's are an expensive and frustrating restaurant management problem.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Guides

8 Simple Ideas for Your Restaurant Grand Opening (Free Downloadable Invitation Template)

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jan 29, 2018 10:45:00 AM

After months of meticulous planning and countless hours of hard work, your restaurant is finally ready to open. The quickest way to now solidify your presence in the community is by holding a restaurant grand opening event.

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Social Media

How to Start Double Booking at Your Restaurant to Increase Restaurant Reservations

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jan 27, 2018 12:40:00 PM

Double booking restaurant table is an industry standard technique for maximisng revenue per table. It's a smart way to nudge your business towards extra revenue. Crucual to efficiently double book your restaurant is using a restaurant reservation system.

The built in features of a good reservation system makes it so that effectively double booking your restaurant is a seamless process. Restaurants using this strategy have gone from having slow inconsistent business to almost fully booked all the time.  

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry

10 Reasons You Are Losing Restaurant Reservations (and how to fix them)

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jan 16, 2018 12:18:00 PM

Running a restaurant means spending 100% of your time focusing on one metric - the number of customers visiting your restaurant. Between making sure your front-of-house and back-of-house are operating harmoniously, you are often left with no time to focus on increasing this number.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry

7 Predictions for the UAE F&B Market in 2018

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Jan 4, 2018 2:25:01 PM

The near future of the restaurant market in the UAE is uncertain but the F&B market in the UAE, especially Dubai, remains extremely dynamic. Whilst many venues have bitten the dust in 2017, many more have opened. Multi-outlet hotels continue to open and the market is diversifying to meet the demands of an increasingly sophisticated customer.

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Topics: Restaurant Industry

Ultimate Guide to Successfully Running a Restaurant

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Dec 6, 2017 2:50:10 PM

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.

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Manager by Eat, Restaurant Finance, Restaurant Guides, Restaurant Social Media, Restaurant Software, Case Studies

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Nov 23, 2017 6:19:27 PM

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. 

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Finance, Restaurant Guides

8 Restaurant Holiday Promotion Ideas That Work

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Nov 16, 2017 6:04:35 PM

The holiday season is by far the busiest time year for restaurants. According to the National Retail Federation the holiday season can account for 40% 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. 

This means having a list of holiday promotion ideas planned and ready for the end of the year.

If you are short on unique holiday inspired ideas, we've put together the essential steps you need to make sure the holiday season is a success for your restaurant.

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Guides, Restaurant Social Media

VAT Implementation in UAE and Its Impact on the Restaurant Industry - What you need to know

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Nov 16, 2017 5:25:54 PM

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.

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Topics: Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Finance

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