Tweet Employee scheduling software, in its most ideal form, is meant to save you time while making schedules easy to implement and even easier to access and understand. The most intuitive software gives its user the ability to streamline scheduling, quickly summarize information in reports, and integrate with POS systems to correlate payroll data. When [...]
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Tweet A line cook at a bar and grill is preparing a hamburger. He puts on food service gloves and grabs a handful of raw ground beef and forms a patty. Without changing gloves the worker proceeds to top the grilled patty with lettuce, tomato and onions. After sending out the burger the line cook [...]
Tweet After a year of dedicated blogging on The Back Burner, I took a minute to reflect recently about where the food service industry has been and where it’s going in 2010. That reflection got me thinking: after a year and 350+ posts, what were the 10 simplest, most effective ways for a restaurant to [...]
Tweet Every restaurant takes good food presentation seriously – after all, no one wants to eat something that doesn’t look absolutely delicious. You carefully place garnishes, make sure the entrée has the proper color, and serve everything on a stylish plate with matching silverware. So why aren’t you paying the same amount of attention to [...]
Tweet When you think of a restaurant you don’t normally think of modern technology. Usually these businesses are manually run and operated. Restaurant owners typically rely on outdated computers or old-fashioned books to manage their business. Times are changing. In this day and age of cutting-edge technology there are far more efficient ways to compile [...]
Tweet When choosing a POS system for your restaurant, there are many things to consider. One must choose the system that will best suit the needs of the type of restaurant in question. However, every restaurant needs a terminal that allows them to place orders for food and drinks that are then transferred to a [...]
Tweet Keeping product out of the danger zone and ready for preparation on the line is one of the most important tasks facing any commercial kitchen, and your commercial refrigeration units play a critical role. Maintaining and fixing the refrigeration units in your restaurant can be expensive, which is why it’s all the more important [...]
Tweet Think of a good thermometer as the crescent wrench of your food safety program. Without it, you have no idea what the temperature of your food products are, either when you cook them or when you store them. And that means you can’t tighten the bolts of your food safety program, locking out food [...]
Tweet Grease is an inevitable byproduct of your restaurant’s kitchen. Unfortunately, grease doesn’t disappear when it gets washed down the drain. Instead, it tends to build up and stick to the sides of pipes and drainages, just like cholesterol in diner’s arteries. And just like cholesterol, that buildup over time can cause some serious problems. [...]
Tweet Reservation no-shows are a frustrating experience for any restaurant. On an especially busy night like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, they can really cost your restaurant some serious money. Not only do you have to depend on walk-in traffic to fill those seats, but there’s a good chance you turned down other customers [...]
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