Whether you’re looking for a cure to your restaurant’s winter blues or a more long-term plan to help combat natural dips in business, here are five strategies for driving more foot traffic to your restaurant.
10 Ways to Grow Hot Beverage SalesFebruary 14, 2023
Hot beverages are the workhorse products of foodservice. They are profitable “must-haves” for just about every type of operation, be it the office kitchen, college, and hospital cafeteria, or the high-volume LSR and convenience store, but it’s easy to forget that these popular beverages don’t just sell themselves.
Episode 70 – Managing Restaurant Menus for Margin & ProfitJanuary 20, 2023
Real-world advice on menu management from a food service professional with over 20 years of experience. In this episode Dennis Food Service account executive Josh Henderson joins Luke and Samantha to discuss menu pricing, and managing your restaurant’s menu for margin and profit.
Episode 69 – QR Codes Are FREEOctober 11, 2022
Luke and Samantha go off the rails in a light-hearted discussion about making the most of truly free QR codes. Whether for restaurant menus or online ordering, there’s a more than one way to go about it.
The Age of Restaurant “Favorites”October 7, 2022
By learning more about what tastes and influences are shared among age groups, restaurants can create profitable and engaging opportunities around those values and preferences. The following dining preferences can be helpful in better serving your restaurant customers and their varying preferences.
Episode 68 – Scent MarketingJuly 29, 2022
In this episode writer and marketing professional Marisa Sanfilippo joins the podcast to discuss scent marketing. Tapping into this powerful consumer sense can lead to increased sales and customer loyalty.
Leverage Social Media to Boost Dessert SalesJune 17, 2022
Using social media platforms to reach your target audience when promoting dessert offerings may be key to boosting sweet sweet sales.
Are You in Sales or are You a Superhero?June 17, 2022
June 10, 2022, Katie Kendrick (one of our New Hampshire, District Sales Managers) steps to the head of the Ron Dennis Conference Center and begins describing the way our sales team thinks and works…
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.
Seven Restaurant Marketing Strategies to Implement In 2021July 1, 2021
Own or operate a restaurant, c-store or food service business? Check out these seven marketing ideas for your restaurant to attract and retain customers in 2021.
Build Sales, Get in on Grab-and-GoMay 24, 2021
How do you court busy customers and build sales? Make takeout more convenient and portable with grab-and-go options. Grab-and-go is growing fast due to customer demand for tasty food that’s instantly available.
Meet the OwnerApril 30, 2021
We’re highlighting our hard-working employee owners! Meet Josh Henderson.
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.
Market Opportunity: Millennials and Their KidsDecember 5, 2019
According to the NPD Group, Millennials with children increased their restaurant visits by 5% percent in 2018 over the prior year, at a time when the total restaurant industry experienced flat traffic growth…
Leveraging Cookies for Customer LoyaltyNovember 25, 2019
Whether you call them guests or customers, whether they’re grabbing-and-going or checking out after a sit-down meal, they all have the same weakness… the allure of strategically placed impulse purchase items.
Episode 44 – Down the Rabbit Hole with a Special Guest, Author and Salesman Michael MirarchiJune 18, 2018
Episode 44 takes on a life of its own as Dennis Knows Food host Luke LaBree, and special guest Michael Mirarchi, share their thoughts on a number of trending industry topics – paper straws, eco-friendly packaging, the power of Yelp, social media and more – don’t miss this episode!
Episode 43 – Discovering Your Brand Message and Protein Questions with Chris CalerJune 10, 2018
In this extra-long episode we’re talking about how to create the perfect brand message for your business, and we talk meat with our Protein Category manager Chris Caler!
Five Ways to Boost Summer Foodservice SalesJune 7, 2018
Longer days and warmer weather can mean new sales opportunities. After months of cold weather, people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. From al fresco dining to special summer menus, here are five ways you can take advantage of the changing season and drive sales this summer.
Episode 42 – It Pays to Have Well Trained Servers, Memorial Day Facts & New ProductsMay 25, 2018
In this week’s episode we’re talking about how well-trained servers can help your business grow, things to know about Memorial Day and this week’s new inventory additions…
19 Sales-Boosting Strategies for Coffee, Tea & CocoaFebruary 20, 2018
It’s hard to imagine a beverage menu without coffee and tea. These hardworking staples can be served hot or iced, no matter the season or weather, throughout the day from breakfast to between meals and after dinner.
Pump Up Your Coffee ProgramFebruary 20, 2018
It’s no surprise that the overall coffee market is growing. Driving this growth is the quality of coffee and the options for customization available to customers. New formats and varieties are emerging as coffee continues to resonate with consumers…
Episode 36 – New Products, C-Store News & Wisdom from a Toilet Paper SalesmanDecember 2, 2017
In this week’s episode we’ve 13 new products, a report about c-store predictions for the future and sound advice from a toilet paper salesman. We’ve also got a decades old international Foodie Fact to stump you with, and our new Dessert of the month page is mentioned. Featuring seasonally inspired items in limited quantities.
Episode 28 – The Story of Deb the InnovatorSeptember 1, 2017
In this inspirational episode of Dennis Knows Food, we’re sharing the story of a small town foodservice innovator who kept her business running, growing and adapting through all of the changes and challenges that were thrown at it. You won’t want to miss this one – so, connect your bluetooth devices, plug in your headphones and turn up the volume – it’s story time!
Episode 27 – Tips for Marketing Campaigns, Peanut Allergies & AI CookiesAugust 25, 2017
In Episode 27 of Dennis Knows Food we’re discussing tips for success in your next marketing campaign. Australian researchers have made a potential breakthrough in the fight against deadly peanut allergies. And Google now has a computer capable of making the perfect chocolate chip cookie. These topics and more in this week’s podcast!
Episode 26 – Five Ways to Boost Fall Sales, Calamari, Tarator Sauce and New ProductsAugust 17, 2017
In episode 26 of our podcast we’ll be discussing five ways to boost fall sales. Autumn is a favorite time of year for many folks, and it’s an ideal time to adjust your menu to capture new sales opportunities. We’re also going to talk calamari, you’ll find out where the name came from, how it’s eaten around the world and learn about a sauce that pairs perfectly with it. The sauce we’re talking about is “tarator,” not to be confused with tartar sauce. And on a humorous note we’ve got a short punny story to share with you.