2021

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Why Cybercriminals Target Restaurants and How to Protect Yours

Modern Restaurant Management

Running a restaurant today is a challenging undertaking. Some challenges, like crowded and highly competitive markets and shifting consumer demands, have always been relevant to restaurant owners. Now, as restaurants embrace new technologies, there’s another threat to consider: cybercrime. Cybercriminals are a growing threat to virtually every industry.

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How to Open a Coffee Shop: The Ultimate Guide

7 Shifts

So you want to open up your very own coffee shop. We're all here for it! Coffee shops can be so much more than a place to grab a cup of joe and a croissant. They are places where friends and family gather, where ideas are formed and spread, and where important work gets done. At their best, they're an essential part of their community—a third place beyond work and the home.

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Restaurant Work Can Destroy Your Body — But It Doesn’t Have To

EATER

From adding air conditioning to letting customers see staff sitting, operators can create restaurants that are not only safe, but comfortable to work in In their GoFundMe for HAGS , a “community driven tasting menu restaurant” chef Telly Justice and sommelier Camille Lindsley hope to open in New York, the two outline their vision for a radically inclusive restaurant.

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The Food Media Needs To Do Better

The Restaurant Manifesto

Restaurant critics and food writers are already back to promoting stale narratives. The post The Food Media Needs To Do Better appeared first on The Restaurant Manifesto.

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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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2022 Top Hospitality Industry Trends

EHL Insights

What are the latest trends in the hospitality industry? It goes without saying that the pandemic and ensuing economic downturn greater than the 2008 recession and chaos caused by fluctuation in demand have had a significant impact on hospitality throughout 2020 and 2021 - no doubt with lingering effects. Some innovative responses to this extraordinary situation like attempting to entice patrons back into food and beverage outlets and assure holidaygoers that it is indeed safe to enjoy a hotel st

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How Restaurants Are Using Data and Analytics to Increase Profits

Eat Restaurant Management

As digitization reshapes the functional and operational outlook of the restaurant industry, major independents and franchisees alike are clinging to data in the hope that it’ll help them succeed in this modern business landscape.

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Digital Solutions Keep Restaurant Doors Open

Modern Restaurant Management

Throughout her career, Ellen Linardi has been driven by the passion to build products that help small businesses hold their own against big companies.That desire fueled the Global Head of Product for Clover and her team to help restaurant owners struggling during the pandemic pivot operations and compete in the now digital-first world. In just three weeks, they created a native solution that allowed Clover restaurant merchants to enable online ordering for delivery or curbside pickup.

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Six Ways Contactless Payments Improve the Dining Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The rise in popularity of contactless payments can mean leaner operations, happier staff, and – most importantly – happier customers. Contactless ordering and pay-at-the-table systems had already started gaining a slow-but-steady foothold over the past three years. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. That, in turn, forced the acceleration of adoption of contactless ordering and payment options from both the consumer and the restaurant sides of the business.

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Three Simple Ways Restaurants Can Embrace IoT in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

With the new year just around the corner, many restaurants are deciding how they can enhance their operations going forward. While there is plenty of technology out there to optimize your establishment, one food service trend is becoming a mainstay: Internet of Things. Internet of Things, or IoT for short, lets one digital device communicate with multiple devices over an internet connection without human intervention.

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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 Evolve in the War for Talent in 2021 and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

As we continue to move past the fallout from the pandemic there will be a growing reliance on technology within every aspect of the operation and companies can be ready to take advantage, but they must start now or be left behind. Outside of adapting new technologies to tackle ordering and delivery, one area that is evolving and showing great promise is in the war for talent.

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Self-Ordering Kiosks: One Solution to the Current Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

The food and beverage industry is on a hiring frenzy. With pandemic-related restrictions being eased and dine-in being allowed again, restaurant owners are in need of a lot of staff. The April 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover summary issued by The Department of Labor showed that restaurants added almost 350,000 new job openings since March, bringing the sector’s total number of job openings as of April to 1.34 million.

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How Predictive Analytics Can Help Suppliers Overcome Fluctuations in Demand

Modern Restaurant Management

Food service suppliers have been scrambling to keep pace with fluctuating demand in a supply chain that has been anything but predictable since 2020. Total restaurant industry sales in the U.S. hit an all-time low of $30 billion in April 2020. Since then, sales have fluctuated in response to surges of COVID-19 cases, climbing up to $72 billion in August 2021.

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Four Key Predictions for Restaurant Tech

Modern Restaurant Management

The nature of restaurant management is a pendulum; each year operators swing back and forth to prepare for challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. While 2022 may bring new problems, at its heart, it still follows the same cycle of preparation and prevention. Reviewing the market landscape is a great way to get ahead of the competition. Read on for our key predictions to help operators get a leg up.

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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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Leveraging IoT Solutions to Protect Profit Margins

Modern Restaurant Management

With profit margins ranging on average from three to nine percent , restaurants are continually looking to keep costs down. How do restaurant operators find efficiencies to minimize costs without degrading quality or service? The industry has since entered recovery mode , but returning to pre-pandemic levels won’t be easy. Consumers have shown interest in returning to restaurants, but it’s a slow march, not a cavalcade.

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How Solar Power Can Help a Restaurant’s Bottom Line

Modern Restaurant Management

Each year, food waste in the restaurant industry reaches losses that are in the billions. And, while there are multiple points of waste throughout the food supply chain, imagine if it were possible to limit losses due to power outages. What would it mean for a restaurant’s bottom line to keep refrigerators, freezers, ice machines and display coolers running during power outages?

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Is Contactless Forever?

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought endless changes to the restaurant industry, but perhaps the most significant has been the rise of the contactless dining experience. The pandemic forced restaurants to adapt to not only a new, leaner business model but also to new consumer behavior. With customers opting for alternatives to dine-in, restaurants adapted to build solutions to offer takeout, delivery and curbside pickup options.

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How Restaurants Can Build Loyalty with Mobile Messaging

Modern Restaurant Management

This year, 42 percent of restaurant brands plan to invest in customer loyalty programs. This is no surprise given that mobile has now become the restaurant industry standard, especially as the pandemic accelerated the need for digital ordering technologies. In 2020, Starbucks reported that nearly a quarter of all its orders in the U.S. were placed from a phone.

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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

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The Delta Variant: How to Leverage Tech to Sustain Restaurant Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

Amid all the unknowns COVID-19 has served up over the past year and a half, a few certainties have emerged. Within the hospitality industry, there is universal agreement that restaurants have been through the ringer. And it doesn’t appear the ups and downs of this pandemic will end anytime soon. With delta variant cases surging and a second pandemic winter looming, restaurants are desperately trying to sustain and fuel their recoveries.

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How the Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Way We Eat

Modern Restaurant Management

With many restaurants closed for in-person dining on and off throughout the pandemic, the food service industry shifted to delivery and takeout as a business imperative. According to SEC filings, food delivery apps experienced tremendous growth in 2020 earning a combined $5.5 billion in revenue from April through September of 2020—compared with $2.5 billion from the same period in 2019.

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Erode Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, it is obvious that few industries are exempt from the impact of the pandemic. In March, businesses were forced to take a step back and look at their business model to ensure that they were addressing their customer’s health, hygiene and safety concerns. On top of that, brands were also forced to address the other issues brought on by COVID-19 like supply chain, workforce etc.

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Digital Marketing Tips to Attract More Valentine’s Day Diners

Modern Restaurant Management

The National Retail Federation estimates that 41 percent of consumers will celebrate Valentine’s day with a special dinner or celebration at home. Valentine’s Day is often a busy time for restaurants, but many are now dealing with various challenges amid the pandemic, like no indoor dining or limited capacity as well as more customers opting for carry out.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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Good PR Drives Growth and Revenue

Modern Restaurant Management

Everyone wants their company to thrive and beat the competition. Understanding the business of PR is paramount for success. Journalists need valuable content, pitches, unique soundbites, and trending topics. Companies must be responsive and be familiar with news cycles and trending topics. Yet, often, companies are busy working IN their business rather than ON their business.

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What to Know About PPP Forgiveness Before Applying Through the SBA Portal

Modern Restaurant Management

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) program provided the relief many companies needed to stabilize their financial position and see them through the pandemic-created economic crisis. The capital was intended to help business owners pay employees, pay outstanding rent and other bills, and invest in reopening and getting back to business. The PPP program offered 5-year loans carrying a 1% interest rate making it some of the lowest cost financing small businesses were able to find.

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Four Ways Modern Labor Management Helps You Respond to Rising Minimum Wages

Modern Restaurant Management

While careful labor management has always been an important part of controlling prime costs in the restaurant industry, operators should be looking toward better ways to manage labor costs with competition for labor increasing and a potential minimum wage increase on the horizon. Many operators are still relying on their general managers’ gut feelings when it comes to schedule creation and enforcement.

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Contactless Ordering Isn’t Going Anywhere — Here’s How to Make the Most of It

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has created unprecedented demand for online ordering platforms. Customer demand for delivery is 135 times higher than before COVID-19, according to Yelp. As a result, restaurants that have historically relied on in-person dining have either scrambled to create their own food ordering apps or have leaned on third-party services to do it for them.

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Utilizing Technology: Improve Customer Experience and Increase Points of Profit in Your Restaurant Business

Speaker: Hillary Holmes - SpotOn Operator in Residence; Troy Hooper - CEO, Kiwi Restaurant Partners; Jason Berkowitz - Founder and CEO of ARROW UP Training

Running a restaurant is hard work, so it can be discouraging when you see how little of that work shows up in your bottom line. The most efficient way to improve your restaurant's profit margins is to implement flexible technology. Hard work can’t cut the fees from third-party delivery apps or get orders in and out of the kitchen faster, but technology can!