Honeygrow Uses Virtual Reality Training. Would You?

Honeygrow Uses Virtual Reality Training. Would You?

Honeygrow continues to amaze with their innovation. This goes for their front-facing operations as much as the operations that go on behind-the-scenes.

Foodable has covered this fast casual brand in the past, highlighting how it made touch-screen ordering systems an integral part of its business plan, facilitating food ordering for guests by empowering them to build out their own dishes.

Something we haven’t touched on, however, is how Honeygrow uses new technology, like virtual reality, to train their employees.

That’s right— Virtual Reality or VR, for short.

The healthy, green-menu brand achieves this by having every potential new hire put on a virtual reality headset, experience an immersive tour of a Honeygrow location and are introduced to the founder and CEO Justin Rosenberg as they see and hear him talk about the company values.

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The Importance of Cultivating and Maintaining Company Culture

The Importance of Cultivating and Maintaining Company Culture

Look at any well landscaped garden and you will see careful planning, care, and maintenance. Those are the same elements you need to create a restaurant culture that surpasses the average.

Culture is that secret sauce that separates the good from the outstanding. Restaurants can have the same ingredients and even the same menu items. What separates them often is that one thing that is hard to copycat and that is their culture. Even famous rock bands that break up and go on to form other bands often do not find the same success they had from before. Culture is something more organic and alive. Just like that immaculate looking garden, you need to understand the planning and work that occurred to create such a masterpiece.

There are three key elements to cultivating culture:

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4 Reasons Why Informal Training Is a Necessity In Your Restaurant

4 Reasons Why Informal Training Is a Necessity In Your Restaurant

When it comes to training, most restaurant owners tend to think that it means on-the-job training, where the trainee is an extra person on payroll, which spikes the labor percentage. 

Or maybe you've called in your team on a Saturday only to tell them that you hired a leadership speaker and you notice that they would rather be anywhere but at the restaurant that they had closed just hours prior. 

No matter what the situation is, as restaurant owners, you need to focus on developing your team and furthering their education without breaking the bank or focusing solely on a formal training strategies.

That is where informal training comes in and why it's an absolute necessity for your restaurant.

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Fine Tuning the Customer Experience: Training, Brand Perception, & Reviews

Fine Tuning the Customer Experience: Training, Brand Perception, & Reviews

Customers go out to eat looking for a way to escape the everyday humdrum, to let loose, laugh, and enjoy a good meal (possibly paired with equally delicious cocktails). Marketing types usually delegate customer service and experience to an operations group. Go above and beyond that by synchronizing operations and marketing together with the right training, branding, and reviews. 

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