January, 2024

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How to Schedule Employees Effectively in 9 Steps

7 Shifts

A restaurant’s schedule is its framework for success. It’s the key to creating a consistent experience every day, week, and month of the year — the essential structure for the restaurant’s operations. Getting it right is critical for sustained success in the restaurant industry. But it isn’t simple. Effective employee scheduling means finding the right mix of shifts and shift types for your business.

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Navigating market shifts: Keeping your hotel competitive in the age of new entrants

eHotelier

How can you capture demand when your hotel is no longer the hot new thing on the market? How can you compete with newer properties and their aggressive sales and marketing tactics?

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Beyond Menus: Creative QR Code Uses for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, QR codes took center stage in the restaurant industry. The technology allowed patrons to bypass physical menus and access digital menus instead, lowering the risk of spreading the virus. But QR codes offer much more than a pathway to a menu on our phones. Businesses use the 2D barcode in new, exciting ways every day. For example, Pizza Hut used QR codes to turn pizza boxes into an augmented reality game of Pac-Man, while Chili’s promoted the technology at its

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The Fearlessness of Kanji

EATER

How a simple rice dish became a Tamil symbol of resistance in Sri Lanka The plan for a surreptitious meeting had been in the works for weeks. On the morning of November 7, Mariyasuresh Eswari got in touch with a group of women to meet her at a clandestine location in Mullaitivu, a district located in the northeastern corner of the island nation of Sri Lanka.

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Business Automation in Hospitality: A New World

Dive into the transformative potential of business automation within the hospitality sector. This comprehensive overview showcases how innovative technologies can streamline operations, reduce costs, and elevate guest satisfaction. Discover the advantages of integrating systems like automated check-ins, CRM, and energy management to not only save on expenses but also to provide a seamless and personalized guest experience.

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Can you believe it? 3 tips for disclosing and consuming AI-generated content

SAS

Let me ask: did you believe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really boasted about the company’s power in a 2019 video, saying, “Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures.” The video of Zuckerberg purportedly saying [.] Can you believe it?

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A Guide to the Role of a Restaurant Manager: Duties, Daily Routine, and Essential Skills

7 Shifts

Managing a restaurant is a delicate routine—if we can even call it a routine. A better description might be a balancing act that presents new and unique challenges every day. Managers are responsible for nearly every aspect of the restaurant and have to cover a variety of duties. This wide-ranging responsibility is a lot, and it often leads to burnout.

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Top Trends for Hospitality-driven Businesses

Lodging Magazine

Food & beverage has always been a critical part of the hospitality experience, but in an increasingly competitive landscape providing the right experience can be a major point of differentiation for hoteliers. As such, understanding the latest F&B trends can help hotel owners/operators improve the guest experience and maximize ROI. From the latest healthy food options to different menu ideas, there are many ways for hoteliers to capitalize and leverage the latest trends into an […]

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2024 Outlook: Restaurant Trends and Challenges, Part Three

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their views on what trends and challenges owners and operators can expect to see in 2024. Read the first part, here. For the second part, click here. QSRs Shift Focus from Slow-Paced Dining to Swift, Transactional Experiences Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are reimagining their dining spaces to prioritize speed, convenience, and personalization over traditional, slow-paced dining experiences.

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Why Does ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Still Celebrate Toxic Chef Culture?

EATER

FOX Image Collection via Getty I After 22 seasons, Gordon Ramsay’s show remains a safe space for unhinged workplace aggression There’s a point in most Hell’s Kitchen episodes where Gordon Ramsay stops dinner service. There’s a problem: The beef Wellington is raw. Or the scallops are raw. Or the salmon is raw. It upsets Ramsay so much that he’s forced to chuck the beef against a wall or punch the salmon, the full force of his fist making raw fish shards fly everywhere.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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4 ways the crumbling cookie could improve customer experience

SAS

Well, it’s finally happening. After years of banter, Google began testing a feature called Tracking Protection on Jan. 4. This feature is designed to limit cross-site tracking via third-party cookies. It will be rolled out initially to 1% of all Chrome users, about 30 million people globally, with all users [.

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sbe, Marc Anthony form strategic partnership

Hotel Business

International lifestyle hospitality group sbe has unveiled an exclusive partnership with singer, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur Marc Anthony and his company Magnus as new equity partners in sbe. Led by founder/CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe’s new multi-vertical business strategy will focus on growing the brand among Latin American audiences. “It’s an honor to join forces with longtime friend and international superstar Marc Anthony,” said Nazarian. “I have a tremendous a

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Guest Communications: Gold Standards, Key Challenges, and the AI

Revfine

Time and effort going into answering guest queries should not be underestimated. How to optimize the process to benefit your guests and your staff? This article explores how hotel tech solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can help you do that. Still, first, it outlines the reasons behind the high volume of guest questions, the The post Guest Communications: Gold Standards, Key Challenges, and the AI appeared first on Revfine.com.

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AHLA Announces 2024 Officers, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors

Lodging Magazine

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced its 2024 officers, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors, which all include leaders from a variety of hospitality industry segments. Kevin Jacobs, Hilton’s chief financial officer and president, global development, was named chair of the board; Vision Hospitality Group President and CEO Mitch Patel was named vice chair; Marriott International Group President, United States and Canada Liam Brown was named secretary/tre

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Restaurants Can Score Big for the Super Bowl

Modern Restaurant Management

In a few weeks, bars and restaurants will be filled with hungry and thirsty football fans celebrating their favorite team. Now is the time to get your plays in order to be a winner this Super Bowl Sunday. Themed Menus for the Win : Want to show support for this year’s best teams? Provide special menu options from the cities the contenders hail from – a Philly Cheesesteak if the Eagles make it or a Cuban for Miami.

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Atlanta’s Good Vibes, Hospitality Not Included

EATER

A new wave of entertainment and aesthetics-obsessed restaurants has swept the city, merging club and lounge atmospheres with next-level interiors — often at the cost of their food and service

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Global Hospitality Executive Keith Barr to Receive 2024 Cornell Hospitality Icon Award

Hospitality Net

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration announced today it has selected Cornell alumnus Keith Barr ’92, IHG’s former chief executive officer, as the recipient of the 2024 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award. The award will be presented at the Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards ceremony in New York City on June 4, 2024.

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5 Tips for Revamping your Menu

Restaurant Engine

Meticulously go through your menu on a regular basis to refine it regularly. Does your restaurant feel stagnant? Is it time for a change, but you aren’t sure where to start? Your menu is a great starting point to refresh your restaurant and excite your customers. Take your menu to a new level by changing things up to really maximize your sales. You can do this, and we’re going to show you how.

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali

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Uncovering the Importance of Pickup and Pace in Revenue Management

Revfine

As a revenue manager, one of your essential daily inquiries is, "What was yesterday's pickup?" It's a question that sets the tone for your day and helps you make informed decisions about selling the right room, to the right guest, at the right time, at the right price. Setting the correct room price is undoubtedly The post Uncovering the Importance of Pickup and Pace in Revenue Management appeared first on Revfine.com.

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Ask Anthony: Encouraging Employees to Stay Long Term

Lodging Magazine

I manage a high-end, established luxury hotel that has been recently renovated. The product itself is wonderful, but we are having issues of high turnover. What can we do to encourage employees to stay with us long term versus one year or less? Certainly, running a high-end luxury hotel is an exciting venture, but employee turnover can be a major concern.

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From Consumption to Connection: Restaurant Promotion Trends for 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

At the beginning of the year, we like talking about trends. They seem like anchors for the new year. Trends create frameworks to understand where to start and what to focus on. I want to highlight trends in restaurant promotion for 2024. We will discuss how to build customer communication and what aspects to prioritize to make your establishment stand out and thrive.

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How to Ship a Brewery Around the World

EATER

When a brewhouse from California’s legendary Russian River Brewing Co. went up for sale, London-based brewer Pete Brown knew he must have it. There were only a few continents and oceans in the way.

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Unlock Restaurant Success: Mastering 7 Vital Employment Laws

As a restaurant leader, your plate is full with responsibilities, from staff management to serving up delicious dishes. But amidst the hustle, there's a crucial area you can't afford to overlook – employment laws. In this comprehensive eBook, we'll unveil the seven essential employment laws every restaurant leader must master. We'll break down the intricacies of each law, showing you how it directly impacts your business.

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Ashburton Hospitality Advisors launches

Hotel Business

Carmen Almos has launched Ashburton Hospitality , a full-service consultancy firm focused on asset management. The firm began initial operations in 2023 and already has amassed a portfolio that includes nine hotels across brands such as Hilton, Marriott and IHG. “As a female- and minority-founded business whose leadership brings ownership and operational experience to the table, Ashburton brings its own, unique perspective to asset management,” Almos said.

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Texas’ Original Luxury Resort Becomes Newest Ritz-Carlton

Hospitality Net

The newest Ritz-Carlton is official, joining the luxury brand’s portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide. Named The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas as of today, the 400-acre property is set in the rolling hills of a former family ranch just minutes from downtown Dallas.

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How to Build an Effective Commercial Hotel Organization in 2024

Revfine

A hotel’s commercial team—revenue management, sales, and marketing—is critically important to the financial health of a property. When working harmoniously, these functions combine to ensure a property is filled with high-value guests while minimizing acquisition costs as much as possible. However, “harmonious” is an unlikely descriptor for many hotel commercial teams. 3 Ways to Build The post How to Build an Effective Commercial Hotel Organization in 2024 appeared first on Revfine.com.

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Lodging Econometric: Dallas Again Leads U.S. Construction Pipeline

Lodging Magazine

In the ever-changing landscape of the U.S. hospitality industry, the Q4 2023 U.S. Construction Pipeline Trend Report by Lodging Econometrics (LE) shed light on cross-market trends. Dallas emerged as the strongest market, leading the nation with a record-breaking 193 projects/22,291 rooms, signifying Dallas’s growth and confidence in the hospitality sector.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an