2019

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Eight Ways to Fill Seasonal Positions Amid Record-Low Unemployment

Modern Restaurant Management

With the lowest unemployment rate we've seen in two decades, employers are definitely feeling the fact that we are experiencing a job seekers market. The problem is, as the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves in desperate need of seasonal workers. In a job seekers market, if we don’t alter our approach to sourcing, recruiting, and hiring, we'll be left with open jobs and few applicants to fill them.

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Restaurant Revenue Management: 3 Killer Strategies to Boost Sales

7 Shifts

Grow your restaurant's revenue with these three powerful restaurant revenue management strategies. Maybe you're here because your restaurant isn't making enough revenue and you need a solution to avoid having to close your doors. Or, perhaps your restaurant's thriving, and you're searching for a few strategies to help boost sales. Regardless of your reasons for being here, the solution to your problem remains the same: Better restaurant revenue management.

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The 20 Best Point Of Sale (POS) Systems For Restaurants

Restaurant Den

Managing a restaurant requires organizing and overseeing many different moving parts. From the food to the accounting, these tasks are hard to keep organized and on point. POS systems for restaurants are designed to streamline certain tasks and help you run a smooth operation. The post The 20 Best Point Of Sale (POS) Systems For Restaurants appeared first on Restaurant Den.

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Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades

BizBash

The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

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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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How Automation Is Changing the Way Restaurants Do Business

Eat Restaurant Management

These days, automation is the talk of the town – and the food industry is no exception. Research and Markets predicts that the global food automation market is poised to reach $14 billion by 2025.

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Innisfree Hotels Breaks Ground on Dual-Branded Marriott Hotel in Amelia Island

Innisfree

GULF BREEZE, FLA. – December 3, 2019 – Innisfree Hotels has broken ground on its latest development project, a dual-branded SpringHill Suites and Courtyard by Marriott hotel located at 2900 Atlantic Avenue in Amelia Island, Fla. The hotel company will partner with Main Beach Sojourn LLLP, carrying on a 26-year affiliation of principals associated with the former Amelia Island Care Center located on the site.

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5 Things to Avoid With Menu Pricing Strategy

MBB Hospitality

Now that you’ve decided to open up your restaurant, you’ll have to determine pricing for all the delicious items you’ll sell to patrons. The right menu pricing strategy is essential for attracting customers and establishing a reliable client base. It may be helpful to have a restaurant consulting specialist and bar consultant on your side when you’re setting prices for your foods and beverages since your prices have a direct effect on your profits.

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How to Forecast Hotel Revenue with Optimized Precision

Xotels Hotel Revenue Management

At XOTELS , it has been a while since we covered this topic on our hotel management blog, so I thought it would be good to have another look at forecasting in hotels. With reservation lead time changing in key markets we operate in, it is becoming more challenging to forecast accurately. And still, it is essential to give our operational departments a realistic financial outlook to run the day to day operations of the hotel as cost-effective as possible.

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Website Speed: Why It Matters & How to Improve It

Dialed Labs Hotels

Have you ever had your credit card in front of you, wanting to make a travel reservation, but the website is painfully slow to load, or worse – it never loads at all? In the age of abundant options, most of us simply make that reservation on a competing website. Within a few minutes, one hotel can lose a booking while a competing hotel takes the booking – even if the price is higher!

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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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Hospitality industry against the plastic waste

Omland Hospitality

Plastic is one of the most utilized and revolutionary inventions of all times, but its waste has become a big issue for the environment. Because of the low production cost and versatility of applications, plastic is wide utilized in almost every type of industry. The world is now producing around 300 million tons of plastic per year. It pollutes the environment in general and about 8 million tons of waste are discarded into the oceans.

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The Five Biggest Marketing Mistakes Made by Local Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant and hospitality sector is one of the largest industries in the world. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know how to market your restaurant the right way if you’re going to survive in such a crowded and competitive marketplace. In this article we’re going to look at five marketing mistakes that many restaurant owners make and show you how to avoid falling into the same traps yourself. 1.

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The Six Most Common Franchise Problems (And How to Solve Them)

7 Shifts

Nearly 200,000 quick-serve restaurant establishments in the United States are not owned by the company whose name is on the building. Instead, these locations are franchised, meaning a company (the franchisor) allows an individual or group of partners (the franchisee or franchisees) to run a location of that restaurant under a certain operating agreement.

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Revised Training Program Highlights Service Strategies for Travelers with Disabilities

AHLEI

Responding to a quickly growing segment of the traveling population, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has revised Elements of Service: Serving Guests with Disabilities , an online training program that teaches hospitality professionals how to provide superior guest service to guests with physical disabilities. “This subject is much more in the public eye than it was even in 2016 or 2017,” said Peter Slatin, a hotel consultant and co-designer of the program.

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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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Coachella 2019: See Inside the Biggest Parties and Brand Activations

BizBash

Here are some clever, eye-catching ways brands—including Instagram, American Express, BMW, and Yves Saint-Laurent—got themselves noticed during two jam-packed Coachella weekends.

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25 Restaurant Event Ideas and How to Run Them

Eat Restaurant Management

Events are a great way to draw people to your restaurant, whether on a big holiday weekend or a slow weeknight. If a restaurant has promised a memorable experience , diners are bound to come in, enjoy their meal, and be entertained. From hosting an 80s Fever Night to running a quirky dating event, these 25 restaurant event ideas will attract huge crowds – without breaking the bank for your business.

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Best Hotel Revenue Management Software for Small Hotels

Software Suggest

Updated 17/04/2020: This post has been updated with latest Hotel Revenue Management Software for Small Hotels. A premium-quality of hotel management software is inevitable when you are in the hospitality business and wish to reap maximum benefits from your venture.

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7 Benefits of Online Ordering

Restaurant Den

Picture this: You’re craving sushi. You heard about a great new spot a few blocks away from a coworker, and now that the craving has hit, you’re ready to order. You search the name of the restaurant in Google, and their website pops up as the first result. You’re impressed by how clean and easy […]. The post 7 Benefits of Online Ordering appeared first on Restaurant Den.

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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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How Restaurants Can Attract Customers During Slow Months

Uncorkd

The New Year is upon us and so are the endless new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, for most restaurants and bars this means millions are promising to save their coins and be healthier by eating out less. On top of that, the winter time blues are real and the preference to stay home to avoid the cold and the snow will only grow stronger as the winter progresses.

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Hotel Revenue Management in Italy, Case Studies by Xotels

Xotels Hotel Revenue Management

It has been a few years since Xotels is operating in Italy now. And we wanted to share some of our successes in terms of hotel revenue management strategies with you. Before entering into the market we were faced with the same hurdles as always. Owners and managers were concerned we did not know the market, and did not have first hand local experience.

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CRO and SEO: What Do They Mean For Your Hotel Website?

Dialed Labs Hotels

Conversion rate optimization and search engine optimization, or CRO and SEO, are probably terms you’ve at least come across in discussions and reading around your hotel’s marketing strategy and online presence. But do you know what they really mean? And do you know if anyone is ‘doing them’ for your boutique or independent hotel website?

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Window Coverings

Omland Hospitality

Windows are one of the most important elements of your hotel, bringing light and coziness inside the rooms. Besides utility, windows add a different and special aesthetics to your space, and there are many treatments that you could use to enhance them. When talking about window covering, most people use the terms curtains and drapes interchangeably, but they do have some distinctive characteristics.

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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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Important Tips For Restaurant Signage

Modern Restaurant Management

Almost every brick-and-mortar business needs good signage. For many companies in a variety of industries, the design above the door plays a major role in encouraging potential customers to step inside. Restaurants and cafés are no exception, but there are some unique considerations when developing signs for an eatery. From the types of typography used to the current state of repair, your signage says a lot about the kinds of food and drink you offer, the atmosphere of your establishment and

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How to Expand Your Franchise: A 10-Step Roadmap for Restaurants

7 Shifts

The people have spoken, and your restaurant franchise is a winner. In a sea of restaurants nationwide, yours has stuck out and been successful. That’s not a feat to be taken lightly, and as the old saying goes, you should never quit while you’re ahead. Therefore, it might be time to expand your franchise and lay the foundation for one (or even several) more franchise locations.

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It’s ADA with a twist—provide superior service to your guests with disabilities

AHLEI

A guest with a guide dog enters your hotel. How do your employees respond? If they’re like the hospitality employees that hotel consultant Peter Slatin has encountered, they might uncomfortably ignore him or “help” him by grabbing him without notice to guide him where they think he needs to go. Or perhaps when a guest using a wheelchair enters the hotel spa, the receptionist greets her with, “Oh, I’m so sorry you’re confined to a wheelchair.”.

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Event Designers Answer: What's Your Favorite Statement Decor Piece?

BizBash

Designers and producers from throughout the U.S. and Canada share how they create eye-catching focal points for galas, weddings, corporate events, and more.

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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