Tweet What has my marriage got to do with your bar or restaurant? Lots. Some businesses have a marriage like connection with their customers, yet others don’t even get a second date with their patrons. Is your business a one night stand? Check out my video to find out! Barry Chandler blogs daily at TheBarBlogger.com [...]
Archive | April, 2012
Tweet Ever owned/operated/worked at a restaurant that had a clunker of a machine in the kitchen? You know, that ice machine or refrigerator that probably should have been retired in the 90s but somehow is still chugging along in a dark corner somewhere? Well, now is the time to bring your clunkers out into the [...]
Tweet Restaurant service is all about details. Everything from the demeanor of the people at the front door, to the cleanliness of the seats and the restrooms, to the quality and consistency of the food, and the attentiveness of the service are all important. As is everything in between. Below is a list of several [...]
Tweet In yesterday’s post I talked about the new reality facing restaurants, namely, the consumer expectation of great value. This doesn’t appear to be changing despite an uptick in consumer spending. A number of voices in the food service industry have been advising restaurants to provide value to their customers in order to survive these [...]
Tweet Now we are getting into the multiple levels of control that make a HACCP program so effective. Level 1 is monitoring: people who are directly involved with the food product at the Critical Control Point checking to make sure Critical Limits are met. These people have taken direct responsibility for the Critical Limits assigned [...]
Tweet When Tundra discovered that a waste management snafu had resulted in office recycling bins getting thrown in the trash early this year, we decided a complete waste management audit was needed, and fast. The lessons we’ve learned in the past three months have been both illuminating and hard won, and that’s why we’d like [...]
Tweet San Francisco restaurants are often on the cutting edge of sustainability and green practices. They’ve pioneered ways to turn food waste into fertilizer, reduce food miles by sourcing locally, and decrease waste through recycling and composting. More recently, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has started converting up to 200 tons of food waste [...]
Tweet Fast paced and often stress-inducing, a day in the life of a restaurant operator is never dull. From the morning’s breakfast and brunch regulars to the evening’s one-time eatery explorers you and your staff are constantly moving orders while trying to find ways to efficiently cut corners without jeopardizing quality. If that means installing [...]
Tweet If you’re looking to implement a HACCP food safety program, this series of Back Burner posts will help you get started. If you’re looking for ways to improve your existing food safety program, this is also a great place to start. Food safety is a critical part of your food service business, and over [...]
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