Tweet We’ve talked about the importance of reputation management on The Back Burner in the past, and as review sites like Yelp and discount sites like Groupon continue to influence the way consumers make their dining decisions it becomes even more important for restaurants to make sure they are engaged with their customers online. Yet [...]
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Tweet Every to go container, every disposable cup, and every plastic fork your restaurant uses ends up in a landfill somewhere. Over the course of a year that adds up to millions of tons of trash from all the restaurants in the United States. For most restaurants, these disposable items are a necessary part of [...]
Tweet Commercial refrigeration is key to the success of any restaurant and keeping your units properly running can save you both time and money. Whether your commercial refrigerator won’t stop running when you want it to or simply won’t run at all, this quick guide will help you to troubleshoot all of your refrigeration problems [...]
Tweet If ever there was a good time to make some positive changes to your restaurant’s operation, now is that time. An okay year is ending after a couple bad years and next year looks just about as good as can be expected. Now is the time to kick things up a notch and really [...]
Tweet It seems like every year there are a growing number of food product recalls in response outbreaks of illness caused by nasty bacteria like E. coli and salmonella. In 2010 we had outbreaks in lettuce, tomatoes, and alfalfa sprouts that sickened hundreds of people. In fact, there are 48 million reported cases of food [...]
Tweet The website KlickKitchen, launched over a year ago, allows chefs to source food products for their restaurant or commercial kitchen exclusively through the web. Vendors upload their food products and restaurants log in and order what they need from the website’s catalog of foodstuffs. The site is the creation of Jordan Glaser, formerly of [...]
Tweet Everyone’s got an opinion. And in the internet age, everyone can and does voice their opinion online. A short search online will bring back at least one person’s opinion about every kind of business under the sun, from eye doctors to painters. Restaurants are particularly targeted by the masses of opinion makers out there, [...]
Tweet It was taken as a good sign recently when the Nation’s Restaurant News reported that employee turnover in the restaurant industry was on the rise for the first quarter of 2011. This means more jobs are being created and more vacancies need to be filled in the restaurant business than any time since 2008. [...]
Tweet There has been much discussion about discounting in the restaurant business over the past few years. Many in the industry worried that serial discounting would forever cheapen their brand and condition customers to be coupon hunters rather than loyal patrons. That’s why it was interesting to see the results of a comprehensive study released [...]
Tweet Despite the fact that a majority of restaurateurs view discount sites like Groupon as the biggest threat to their business, and despite a lot of talk in the restaurant industry about how discounts devalue a restaurant’s brand, new market research reveals that coupons and deep discounts are probably here to stay. The recession may [...]
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