The start of a new year is typically a good time for restaurants to evaluate and update their menus, especially pricing. Here are a few factors to consider if your establishment plans on adjusting menu prices in 2023.
Save Labor, Improve Performance, and Optimize Your Menu with Multitasking IngredientsOctober 25, 2022
Multitasking ingredients save time and money in the kitchen. Multitasking ingredients can be used in more than one item and are the Holy Grail of menu management, keeping food costs, labor, and inventory in line.
The Smells That Make Customers Spend MoreJune 14, 2022
Did you know the way your business smells could entice customers to spend more money? Here’s everything you need to know about scent marketing.
Restaurant Recruiting During and After COVID-19October 7, 2021
It’s important for restaurant hiring and training processes to reflect new COVID-19 safety measures. When hiring restaurant employees, it’s also important to find staff that will take these measures seriously. This guide covers important hiring topics for recruiting in a COVID-19 world.
How Data Mine Your Restaurant & Why You ShouldJuly 19, 2021
Data makes the world go ‘round. At least, it’s one of the most crucial tools to help keep restaurants successful. Take a closer look at some of the stats behind popular marketing methods, see what channels make the most sense, and start thinking of creative ways to reach your audience today!
Why Meal Kits Are Good for Your OperationJuly 12, 2021
Once associated with direct-to-consumer subscription services and supermarket specialty cases, meal kits have become a valuable source of revenue for restaurants and other foodservice establishments.
Choosing the Perfect Steak CutJune 29, 2021
Technically there is no “red meat season”, but if I had to pull one out of thin air, the kickoff would be July. If you choose wisely, season well and use proper cooking techniques, you will be hitting menu home runs all day long.
More, Better, Managed Restaurant PhotosMay 27, 2021
A strategy for getting your smartphone out of your pocket and using it to increase engagement, traffic, and sales for your establishment.
Easy DIY Digital Menu Boards for Restaurants & FoodserviceMay 27, 2021
There are many methods, services, and devices you could use to create digital menu boards, just be sure you try this low-cost do-it-yourself solution first.
7 Dining Trends That Will Matter in 2021January 28, 2021
Few would dispute that 2020 has been a hellacious year for the foodservice industry. While promises of a vaccine offer hope things will turn around, there’s still a long road to recovery…
6 Trends that Reimagine Restaurant Experiences in 2021 and BeyondJanuary 28, 2021
The global public health crisis has dealt the hospitality industry one of its greatest challenges yet. What does it mean for the future of restaurants? Has the restaurant experience we know so well disappeared forever?
Restaurant Menu Strategies for 2021December 7, 2020
As we move forward in the “new normal” menu strategies new and old will converge into the right mix of price points, value, menu items, and differentiation that will appeal to consumers.
Meet the OwnerDecember 7, 2020
We’re highlighting our hard-working employee owners! Meet Shawn Finley.
Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!December 3, 2020
Maine’s statewide ban on disposable polystyrene containers takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Joining me to share his thoughts and some insight on the new law is Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Maine.
Grow Your Foodservice Business with Content MarketingNovember 19, 2020
Content is as important to your digital presence and marketing efforts as the food you serve is to your dining room. It shows who you are, what you do and what you’re capable of – but most importantly – it can impact a visitor’s decision to return.
Meet the OwnerNovember 17, 2020
We’re highlighting our hard-working employee owners! Meet Carl Benson.
Menu Claims Help Increase ProfitOctober 19, 2020
To earn the trust (and repeat business) of their guests, it’s necessary for operators to equip staff with menu talking points so they can clearly communicate the selling points of their ingredients and dishes.
What Motivates Customers in the Age of COVID?October 16, 2020
Recent research that establishes “diner personas” can help foodservice operators understand and meet guest expectations.
What It Means to Be an Employee-Owner at DennisSeptember 30, 2020
A family owned and operated business for 107 years, Dennis Paper & Food Service became the largest employee owned foodservice distributor in New England in 2015. The dedication to service and quality that exists at Dennis today was established 100 years ago, and will continue to thrive long into the future thanks to employee ownership.
How to Organize Cleaning and Sanitation in the Back of the HouseSeptember 16, 2020
Cleanliness is vital throughout the restaurant, but there is no section of the house where sanitation needs to be job No. 1 more than the kitchen. The health of your customers, quality of your food, and efficiency of your staff depend on it.
The Future of Foodservice: Here’s What to ExpectAugust 11, 2020
Think salad bars and hot delis are gone for good? Not so fast, says Corinne Shindelar, the founder and former CEO and president of Independent Natural Food Retailers Association.
6 Ways Tech Can Improve Food Safety in a COVID-19 WorldAugust 11, 2020
Our understanding of the coronavirus pandemic has been tumultuous from the initial panic and confusion to the economic turmoil left in its wake… restaurants taking early steps to reopen are tasked with enhancing their sanitation beyond the already-rigorous standards, and technology can play a critical role in those efforts.
5 Restaurant Menu Analysis Tips to Increase Your Restaurant’s ProfitabilityAugust 11, 2020
A menu is something that says a lot about your restaurant and its specialization, and also plays a significant role in your restaurant’s profitability. Hence, doing a comprehensive restaurant menu analysis is crucial for your restaurant’s success.
The Top 10 Myths of Restaurant ProfitabilityAugust 11, 2020
Conventional wisdom in the restaurant business is often anything but wise or good for your bottom line. Here are 10 so-called undeniable restaurant truths that could be costing you big money.
Reopening? Here are 4 Ways Restaurateurs Can Reset the TableJuly 22, 2020
While uncertainties still loom, restaurants can consider a few ideas to ensure safe, hygienic, and resourceful operations.