As sparkling wines have gained popularity in the US, the sparkling options available have increased too. Prices can vary widely when it comes to sparkling wine, and it’s challenging to know the difference between different types of sparkling wine, and whether those price differences are worth it to you or your customers.
Loyalty programs used to be simple and straightforward. Get a punch card, buy 10 ice cream cones, get an 11th cone free. Times have changed…a lot, and that’s a good thing. Mobile payment systems offer a unique chance to gather data from our customers and use that data to deliver the best experience and turn those customers into longtime regulars.
When you go out to eat a little bit of ambient noise or crowd chatter is to expected. You are, after all, in a public space. But, just like everything else in life, too much is too much. There is, however, good news: the restaurant industry is full of creative people with solutions to reduce the ad nauseum of your dining space.
Today there are some amazing companies and apps that have transformed life and culture. If you’re a restaurant owner in a metropolitan area, there’s a good chance that some of your patrons arrived at your restaurant in an Uber car. If you need help placing orders with suppliers, you could set up an account with Orderly. These examples can and hopefully will be applied to your business. So let’s get to the list.
According to a study done by Technomic, Inc. who surveyed over 150 customers who order wine in restaurants, “Only 40% of customers surveyed reported that their server, sommelier, or bartender made recommendations, but almost all of them took the recommendation into consideration; with most thinking the person doing the recommending was helpful.”
Measuring the performance of your staff is one of the hardest parts of running a restaurant, but hard data can make it a lot easier. With the technology available today, you are missing out if you're not gathering information from each transaction being made. Adopting technology, such as mobile payments, is a huge first step to easy data gathering.
Hiring new staff, especially in an industry with such high turnover, is no restaurateurs favorite task. Yet it’s not something you can afford to do poorly because inefficient wait staff and staff turnover costs you money. When it comes to growing your team, remember that the harder you are on hiring, the easier managing will be for you in the future.
What was once considered a practice for those in fringe groups of animal lovers and “tree-huggers”, the vegan diet has now blossomed into a common American lifestyle with great health benefits, and the restaurant industry has evolved along with it. Now more than ever, the vegan restaurant industry is booming.