If you’re in the market for new restaurant equipment, you know that you’re about to spend a good chunk of change. You also know the choice you make is one you’ll have to live with for years to come. That’s why it’s vital to make an informed decision that’s just right for your restaurant and [...]
In a recent study by Technomic, 36% of consumers said they are doing their socializing at home more often than a year ago. In addition, 40% said they’d like to entertain at home more often in the next year. For a restaurant owner, those are some sobering numbers. The corresponding 4% decline in restaurants nationwide [...]
Credit cards have become the currency of choice in restaurants everywhere. Many restaurateurs report 80% – 85% of their customers pull out plastic when it’s time to pay the bill. For a long time now the conventional wisdom in food service goes like this: any way the customer wants to pay me I’ll take. But [...]
The Inamo restaurant in London’s Soho district has taken high-tech ordering to a whole new level. Gone are the days when picking up a phone at your table was the techiest gig in town. Sure, some restaurants call themselves high-tech because their servers have wireless pads for taking orders. Inamo takes it even further: touchscreens [...]
One of the most important responsibilities of any restaurateur is the proper implementation of a food safety program. A lapse in food safety can spell the doom of your restaurant, and if you’re just opening a new restaurant, it can mean a delayed opening night. Good food safety isn’t something you achieve once and then forget about. It’s [...]
A website called Fancy Fast Food has taken all the mass produced food that makes Americans fat but that we love to eat and turned it into top quality fine cuisine, complete with garnish. The results are actually very stunning, even after viewing the before picture. Some examples include: Nathan’s Not-So-Famous Faux Foie Gras – [...]
As Congress grapples with the costs of tackling health care reform, a couple ideas have floated to the surface to help fund the effort. As I mentioned recently, a national tax on soft drinks was the subject of a national feasibility study and it was determined that such a tax could raise a significant amount [...]
The co-owner of a chain of Asian restaurants in the Seattle area was recently indicted on immigration fraud charges. Varee Bradford apparently paid employees of the Thai Ginger restaurants she owns with her husband to marry her relatives so they could immigrate from Thailand. Bradford has been charged with arranging four sham marriages over the [...]
Back in 2006, despite objections from industry groups like the National Restaurant Association (NRA), New York City banned the use of trans fats in all foods served in the city’s restaurants. At the time, the NRA said that municipal government had no place regulating restaurants, and the ban would put an undue burden on business. [...]
In the marketing industry, email remains one of the most popular and most effective ways to reach customers. In the restaurant industry, email marketing can be a great way to build customer loyalty and brand recognition. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s proven to bring customers in the door. So why aren’t more restaurants using [...]
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