6 Must Read Restaurant Management Books

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Aug 13, 2018 12:11:00 PM

As individuals, we tend to have distinct management styles that fit with our personality or are based around the ethos of the business we work for. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two from others in the business though. There are often valuable insights to be gathered from those operating outside of the hospitality industry too.

You can have the best chef in the kitchen and amazing wait staff on the floor but the individual steering the helm and how they steer it is critical to a restaurant’s success.

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Customers with Food Allergies

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Aug 7, 2018 3:25:15 PM

According to the World Health Organisation, around 1-3 per cent of the adult population and and 4-6 per cent of children suffer from food allergies. The severity of reactions caused by consuming and for some individuals just coming into contact with foods varies. Reactions may include gastro issues, rashes, hives, difficulty breathing, nervous system problems and at the most extreme end of the spectrum, eating a food that an individual is allergic to can lead to their death.

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Unique Ideas for Your Restaurant Soft Opening

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Aug 5, 2018 4:38:01 PM

 The paint is dry, the tables laid and your staff is trained and raring to go. Now’s the time to fling open those doors and invite in the customers by holding your official launch party.

Or is it?

While you’ve accomplished a lot so far and the final hurdle is undoubtedly within sight, before you declare restaurant officially open, it would be exceedingly wise to hold a soft opening.

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How to Manage Restaurant Wait Times

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Aug 5, 2018 3:13:16 PM

When you head to a restaurant and find a queue out the door, what do you think? Are you reassured that this must be an exceedingly popular restaurant and happily join the line?

Or, do you start to wonder whether tables aren’t being turned efficiently or walk to the restaurant across the street to check out the menu there? Restaurant wait times have always been a sticky service issue. Even with the best planning, sometimes it’s simply not possible to provide an entirely wait-free service. 

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How to Master The Menu Engineering Process

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Jul 23, 2018 3:16:21 PM

Do you have a menu engineering strategy? If not it might be time to take the plunge and learn how how to design your menu for greater profits. With the power of menu engineering you can gain ongoing profit increases of up to 20% from one menu redesign, and compound this with future refinements, and of course, additional profit increases.

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How to Open a Restaurant with No Money

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 20, 2018 2:52:00 PM

Has owning a restaurant been your lifelong dream? With the right amount of planning and execution, opening and running a restaurant anywhere in the world can be a highly profitable venture, regardless of the high competition in the restaurant industry. 

But what do you do if you don't have enough capital to back up your dreams? All hope is not lost. There are currently more ways than one for a hopeful restaurant owner to open a restaurant with little to no money. 

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How to Design a Successful Restaurant Flyer

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Jul 18, 2018 3:33:00 PM

A well thought out and implemented restaurant flyer is much more than just a couple of pieces of paper that accompany your menu. When done right, your restaurant flyer can be a representation of the brand, theme, and quality your restaurant aspires to offer. 

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Menu Engineering 101: Complete Guide to Increasing Restaurant Profits

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Jul 17, 2018 1:02:19 PM

Menu engineering is fast becoming standard practice for sophisticated restauranteurs looking to squeeze the maximum amount of profit out of their menu without sacrificing on quality and food cost.

This article is a comprehensive, follow along guide to menu engineering for restaurants. 

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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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