restaurant performance

Don't Compete: Work With Your Neighbors

Don't Compete: Work With Your Neighbors

The more reasons you give for people to come out to your neighborhood to eat, shop and play, the better. Try not to think about each business as competition but as partners.

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Restaurant's Unwanted Noise

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Restaurant's Unwanted Noise

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.

Rise to Expectations: 4 Innovative Business Hacks for Restaurants

Rise to Expectations: 4 Innovative Business Hacks for Restaurants

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.

5 Tips for Helping Your Average Server Sell More Wine

5 Tips for Helping Your Average Server Sell More Wine

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.”

5 Ways Background Music Can Influence Your Restaurant's Customers

5 Ways Background Music Can Influence Your Restaurant's Customers

Music is powerful.  It makes us move, changes our mood, and can even give us energy or put us to sleep.  Music has a strong psychological influence over humans, which makes choosing the right background music important for a restaurant.  

5 Easy Tips for Reducing Staff Turnover

5 Easy Tips for Reducing Staff Turnover

Compared to other industries, restaurants see one of the highest rates of staff turnover. Student employees and seasonal workers are one the biggest reasons, but despite the seasonality of the industry, a high staff turnover rate ultimately costs you money.

Using Mobile Payments to Improve Staff Performance

Using Mobile Payments to Improve Staff Performance

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.