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We pride ourselves on providing relevant and intriguing blog articles that give you access to business tips and methods you can actively apply to your restaurant model. We frequently recruit guest authors that provide a first-hand experience of what it's like to run a successful digital restaurant and some tips to overcome some of its common struggles.

6 Ways to Completely Revamp Your Restaurant

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Approximately 1.8 billion USD revenue is generated by restaurants across the country every year. However, more than 60% of the restaurants fail to maintain their sales and profits due to ineffective rebranding practices. As a result, their owners either decide to give up the ownership or rent out the business to a vendor. Rebranding is an essential part of any business model. There comes a stage in every venture’s lifecycle, wherein the owners and marketers have to revamp the business image. Oft...

Posted By Heather | 10/19/2021 2:59:04 PM

Strategies to Attract Restaurant Customers

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It’s a universally acknowledged truth that the modern-day restaurant industry is extremely competitive. From small coffee shops to Michelin star hotels, all types of businesses are continuously trying to get ahead. Due to rapid technological advancement and futuristic marketing tactics, maintaining a stronghold reputation in the market has become quite easy. But it has also led to a never-seen-before challenge: customer attraction and retention. While these two factors are an essential aspect of...

Posted By Heather | 10/19/2021 2:49:00 PM

6 Tips for Effective Restaurant Management

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Restaurant managers have a lot more to do than just maintaining the daily hustle and bustle around the place. They work in a high-pressure environment where several complex tasks require their attention, focus, and hard work. As a restaurant manager, you need some special skills and a keen eye for detail. Restaurant patrons and guests come into your establishment for more than just food. They need a holistic experience with delicious food, fast service, quick complaint handling, and safe payment...

Posted By Heather | 10/19/2021 2:41:24 PM

5 Secret Ingredients to A Successful Restaurant Business

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The restaurant sector in the US has seen tremendous growth in the last few decades. In fact, it has more than doubled in size and revenue since 2000, reaching an all-time high of $800 billion back in 2017. Moreover, the latest reports show that the restaurant sector is offering strong post-pandemic recovery. While there’s no denying that starting your restaurant business right now is a lucrative opportunity, there are hard lessons to be learned in every new business. Each industry presents its u...

Posted By Heather | 10/18/2021 5:13:30 PM

The Ultimate Restaurant Startup Checklist

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Are you planning on starting your own restaurant? That’s a brilliant idea! The US restaurant industry has been seeing healthy growth in the past few decades. This sector has seen its sales more than doubled since 2000, reaching an all-time high of $800 billion back in 2017. However, at the same time, it’s also important to mention that restaurants have a high failure rate as almost 60% of new restaurants close within a year while up to 80% shutdown within the first five years. While these perce...

Posted By Heather | 10/18/2021 5:05:03 PM

The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Online Food Business

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The online food delivery sector was blooming in 2019 with a global market size of $107.44 billion. The economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the growth in 2020, but the sector appears to be back on track and is expected to reach $154.34 billion by 2023, growing at an impressive CAGR of 11.51%. While there’s no denying that starting your online food business right now is a lucrative opportunity, there are hard lessons to be learned in every new business. Each industry presents its...

Posted By Heather | 10/18/2021 4:55:36 PM

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage in The Restaurant Business

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A 2019 study predicted that the restaurant industry in the US would hit $1.2 trillion in sales by 2030. However, the COVID pandemic changed all that, and the industry was fighting to stay alive. However, it’s never been so easy to make a profit in the restaurant industry. It’s a highly fragmented sector that is dominated by independent owners and operators, making up 70% of the sector. The average restaurant generates annual revenue of around $1 million while the operating profit is just around ...

Posted By Heather | 10/18/2021 4:40:38 PM

How to Upsell as a Server

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Every restaurant server should be trained in the art of upselling. This has two major benefits: first, it increases your revenue, and second, it can provide a beneficial service to your diner by offering them a more bespoke customer experience. Upselling done right is a win-win situation for the restaurant and diner. Here are some nine effective restaurant upselling tips that servers can use to boost the bottom line. Get a Baseline Measurement of Your Diner's Behavior A big component of generati...

Posted By Heather | 10/15/2021 9:35:01 AM

10 Ways Technology is Reshaping Restaurants

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Technology is changing everything, affecting our homes to how businesses are managed. Restaurants are no exception. In many ways, restaurants are leading the charge in the adoption of business technology. From payment processing to marketing to deliveries, technology offers robust cost savings and revenue generation opportunities. It is enabling restaurateurs to find new levels of profitability that were never seen before. Here are ten ways technology is changing restaurants for the better. Offe...

Posted By Heather | 9/17/2021 5:34:40 PM

8 Local Partnerships Every Restaurateur Should Make

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Human beings are social animals, and do you know what they like when they socialize? Food! Think about all the local buzz that seems to be created during the opening of restaurants. They feature ads in the local paper, sprinkle in some social media banter, and of course, some word-of-mouth from their satisfied customers. All of this buzz helps to provide maximum impact during business launches. However, the local community can also help sustain businesses during their growth stages or attract in...

Posted By Heather | 9/10/2021 9:54:04 AM

Suggestive Selling Techniques In Restaurants

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The sales in a restaurant can often be unpredictable. While one day, you would be overflowing with diners and food orders, some days, there would be a significant dip. Factors like changing trends, higher competition, and time of the year play a role in the highs and lows of sales. Certain sales techniques, when used right, can give your sales a major boost. Suggested selling is one of the most effective techniques that has been used in many industries and has proved to be successful. With a sim...

Posted By Heather | 9/3/2021 4:02:41 PM

Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes When Running a Restaurant

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Owning a restaurant is certainly a rewarding experience, but it comes with its full set of challenges. In the quest to stay on top of the competition, there are bound to be mistakes made. While some mistakes can be a learning experience, others can end up being expensive for your restaurant. The weight and responsibility of making significant decisions rest on your shoulders alone, even if you have a fantastic support staff. Fortunately, you can learn from the mistakes made by other restaurant o...

Posted By Heather | 8/27/2021 2:23:33 PM

 

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