restaurant tips

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 Instagram Tips For Connecting with Your Customers

5 Instagram Tips For Connecting with Your Customers

When it comes to your business, you need to think of Instagram as a tool to visually interact with your customers, not just to broadcast to them. The platform itself may be free, but it requires an investment of time and staff to be sure it’s being used to its maximum potential.  

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.

5 Tips For Crafting The Perfect Wine List For Your Restaurant

5 Tips For Crafting The Perfect Wine List For Your Restaurant

When it comes to planning your wine list, many factors must work together to be sure it is well curated and unique to your restaurant.

Restaurant Tipping Habits: Will they change?

Restaurant Tipping Habits: Will they change?

Many restaurants have made the move to go “no tipping” in recent months. When Danny Meyer shifted his restaurants to “hospitality included” at the back half of last year, we all could have guessed the trend would catch on industry-wide. But what we might not have been able to guess is how guests were going to respond.