Foodservice Pro Insights
Technology platforms can help you save time, financial resources, and improve ‘customer service’ levels, just to name a few. This article is not about how to not use technology (it’s a great asset,) but don’t let it fail you, your staff, or your customers. Let’s remind ourselves as an owner, operator, manager, or frontline employee – some of the tactics that we must never forget.
Your restaurant's culture is the life force of your brand. It creates energy. That energy transcends and influences your staff. That trickles down to encompass the guest experience. To those on the outside looking in, it can be either a beacon or a warning sign. A toxic culture is a symptom of a much deeper condition: the total absence of leadership. The good news is that toxic cultures can be spotted and treated.
An outstanding restaurant understands that school is never out for the true professional. If you want your restaurant to stand out in your market, you need to become obsessed with training. Many people look at the word “obsession,” as a bad thing. But if you want to be at the top of your game, obsession over training is required.
As many states and cities are heading towards a $15 minimum wage, the fight is all over the map with union leaders, government heads, business owners and more arguing their reasoning for and against it. Most restaurants will find labor cost control most difficult when it comes to lowering costs while still producing outstanding service and dishes, but you must not give up!
One of the biggest challenges for restaurant owners is getting your staff interested in the job that you are hiring them to do. It’s important to structure your business to make sure your employees 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.
On this episode of On Foodable Weekly, our host sits down with Brad Spickert, VP of National Foodservice & On-Premise Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company, to discuss beverage insights pertaining to the soda giant, and in a broader sense, the beverage industry as a whole. Learn about how Coca-Cola products are changing.
If you choose to accept these trends, the contents will self-destruct in no more than five years.
The new age of interior design isn’t something pertinent to just today. It is always happening as an eternal and constant force. To better understand what is called New Age Design, think of philosophy. What is the perfect example of a dining chair? For your fast casual, the perfect chairs may be simple with four legs and a hard seat to keep tables turning every five minutes. For a microbrewery’s bar, heavy wooden stools with no backs could be the best solution. A fine dining establishment might lean toward a stylish and comfortable mid-century modern, upholstered chair.
This is New Age Design defined: for every time and place, there is a different and changing understanding of the perfect chair, table, and other interior surroundings.
As a restaurateur, look at the current trends, understand evolving technology, and be aware of overlooked areas beyond the dining room.