Give Customers What They Want With These Clean-Label Dessert Recipes

Give Customers What They Want With These Clean-Label Dessert Recipes

Welcome to Foodable’s Smart Kitchen where chefs share innovative ideas around the challenges you work with every day. In this episode, Agnes and Chef Adrianne are cleaning up your customers' favorite desserts.

Customers are demanding clean ingredients and transparency in everything they eat from entrees to indulgent desserts. Many concepts are taking, cheesecake, a classic customer favorite, and adding fruit flavors to take the traditional plate to the next level. But while apple and cheesecake are a winning pair, ensuring consistent quality and flavor can be a strife for multi-unit operators. In this episode, see how Chef Adrianne makes adding fresh and clean fruit flavors to your dessert menu easy and cost-efficient.

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3 Reasons Mystery Shopping Programs Will Boost Your Sales and Revenue

3 Reasons Mystery Shopping Programs Will Boost Your Sales and Revenue

Mystery shopping is still a very effective way to get an understanding of how your staff is interacting on a daily basis when you are not in the store. Trust me, when the “parents” are away, the “kids” are going to play and that’s happening in your restaurant.

What restaurant owners don’t always understand is how to track the ROI of a mystery shopping program, if outsourced to another company.

As you know, profits can be slim in this industry so we need to be able to track the ROI. So if you are choosing a company to do your mystery shopping, make sure they go deeper than just surface level issues. But I’ll get into that in another post.

Mystery shopping programs will benefit your restaurant in more ways than you can even imagine and one of those ways is boosting your sales and revenue.

“But how?”

I’m glad you asked!

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Yelp Teams Up With Public Officials to Make Health Inspections Count

Photo Credit: TheAtlantic.com

Photo Credit: TheAtlantic.com

Social media and review sites like Yelp are drastically changing the restaurant business. Now everyone is a food critic, and if their experience is sub-par, they might just write a scathing review that could deter potential customers from ever walking through the door.

Yelp is now taking transparency to a new level by teaming up with public officials to include public health records along with user reviews. While this information is publicly displayed on government websites, it seems not many take the time to actively search for health ratings. Adding health scores to a restaurant's Yelp page ensures that consumers will see it. What does this mean for the restaurant business?  Read More