There are 2 Ways to Compete in the Restaurant Industry

There are 2 Ways to Compete in the Restaurant Industry

You finally open up that restaurant of your dreams. You’ve been working in other industries and finally decided to take that leap into restaurant ownership. Or maybe this is your next concept and you’ve seen the success of similar cuisines in your industry. Or maybe you’re a chef who is finally excited to be opening up his or her first restaurant.

You think to yourself, “I can do way better than this person. I could blow them out of the water and they wouldn’t be able to compete with me!”

This mindset is a dangerous one to fall into because there are only two ways to truly compete against another similar concept. Do you know what they are?

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Here's Why Foodable Expert Thinks Lemonade Is an Emerging Brand to Look Out For

Here's Why Foodable Expert Thinks Lemonade Is an Emerging Brand to Look Out For

When I was first introduced to Lemonade, I thought the concept was interesting. It wasn’t until I started doing the research behind the storefront when I knew that they were going to make some noise in the industry (for the better).

There are a number of different reasons why I think that Lemonade is one of the top emerging brands of 2018.

1. Chef-Driven & Food Conscious

They are a chef driven restaurant. The selections you get from their veggies and their meats to their hot dishes; everything is something that you would find in a scratch-kitchen restaurant. What’s really cool about that is they know that people are growing more conscious about what they purchase in terms of food so having a variety of dishes serves them well in this cafeteria style concept.

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3 Ways To Get Your Staff to Think Like an Operator

3 Ways To Get Your Staff to Think Like an Operator

One of the biggest challenges for restaurant owners is getting your staff interested in the job that you are hiring them to do. You sit there and think, “Well, i’m giving them a job that provides a paycheck so they should do what the job entails!”

But that’s not how to get your team to do what you need them to do.

Remember, you’re trying to get your team to think like owners. That’s not going to happen when you think of them that way. It’s important to structure your business to make sure your employees take ownership in their positions.

Once they are able to take ownership in their positions, the next step is to get them to play at your level. Here are 3 ways to make sure your team is rising to the challenge.

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