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Mobile Payments: The Top Restaurant Tech Trend for 2019

SevenRooms F&B Blog ·16 January 2019
From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data, there are endless tech buzzwords being used to describe the latest restaurant tech. While those are certainly noteworthy emerging technologies and trends, we want to focus on a tech trend that is well within reach for you to easily implement in your restaurant.

Is It Gross or Net Revenue

The Restaurant Expert·15 January 2019
Have you ever wondered if you should be using gross or net revenue? What is the difference between gross and net revenue or gross and net sales? Why you should use one over the other in your restaurant? Watch this video to learn what goes into each one and which one you should use in your restaurant, or continue reading below.

The Restaurant Marketing Plan That Has Generated $334,174,807+

Modern Restaurant Management·15 January 2019
We discover Shake Shack's concrete secret to turning traditional restaurant marketing upside down, generating $334,174,807+ in revenue this year alone , Let's drill down into Shake Shack's restaurant marketing plan to see what they did to get a 89,600% return on investment. Best of all, each strategy can be used by your restaurant to massively increase...

Building Customer Loyalty in Restaurant Operations

EHL Blog·14 January 2019
Walk along the gallery leading from the hotel’s lobby towards the restaurant, and you will see photographs of Marlene Dietrich, Catherine Deneuve, Tom Hanks, Sharon Stone and many other well-known figures posing with Küchler— not the other way around. Werner Küchler has met, served, and conversed with the world’s great, rich, and famous. He has even sung to them.

Running Your Restaurant by the Numbers

The Restaurant Expert·11 January 2019
This restaurant industry podcast is an audio version of SMART Systems Insider, a video magazine from TheRetaurantExpert.com, is your fast track to lower food costs, lower labor costs, an accountable management team and a team of reliable restaurant employees. It’s an hour-long (or so) masterclass with restaurant industry experts. Use what you learn here to thrive in the sea of chain restaurants. Make more money, get your life back and have managers know what their job is.

Helping reduce food waste in tourism

Click by booking.com· 9 January 2019
The food waste problem is a global issue, and the hospitality sector is a huge contributor. But innovators around the world are fighting for change. Click. explores the digital and analogue solutions to reducing food waste in tourism

Go Local: The Secret to Designing Exciting Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management· 8 January 2019
Here at Black Hound Design Company, we've created the furniture and FF&E packages for restaurants all over the country, including our hometown of Denver, Colorado. From NYC to Atlanta, Chicago to Los Angeles, we've built literally thousands of pieces of restaurant furniture, and custom hotel furniture. As such, we've learned a thing or two over the years about hospitality furniture design.

Forecasting Restaurant Sales Made Easy

The Restaurant Expert· 8 January 2019
If forecasting restaurant sales seems hard to do in your restaurant, know you’re not alone. It isn’t as straight forward for today’s modern restaurant as it used to be. There are so many things that can affect your restaurant sales forecast from the economy to diners’ inconsistent habits. There are rising prices you pay and that you charge your guests along with changes in marketing. Watch this video to learn how forecasting restaurant sales can be easy.

How Restaurants Can Use Hyper-Local Email Marketing to Gain Loyal Customers

Modern Restaurant Management· 8 January 2019
From grand openings to increasing store traffic on normal business days, targeted email marketing campaigns can be any franchise restaurant’s most effective tool in generating top-of-mind awareness among consumers. Build a Locally-Focused List - Regardless of the design and content in the email itself, the effectiveness of an email campaign depends on the list of recipients. Acquisition strategies for brands, especially restaurants, should center around a lead magnet to draw in the local crowd and convert customers into leads.

Four F&B and Hospitality Start-Ups Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are Betting Their Money On

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 7 January 2019
The world’s wealthiest investors have long realized the growth potential that hospitality & food companies offer. We rounded up some of the top start-ups the world’s most prominent billionaires are placing their bets on.

Caesar salad: EHL students R&D adapted recipe

EHL Blog· 7 January 2019
During their first semester, EHL students participate in a research and development (R&D) class, where they are asked to revisit a recipe. From testing new product combinations, exploring different cooking techniques and proposing original food plating, they create concepts that helps them explore and develop their creative and innovative side. Let's have a look at their adapted creations of the traditional “Caesar salad”.

How--and Where--to Pair Wine and Business in California

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 3 January 2019
The Golden State is home to an abundance of wine countries, with immersive experiences around every corner. From goat yoga to ziplining, the liquid in the glass is just the beginning. The creative spaces and productive vibes flow just as freely. Meetings held in these laid-back locales pair well with team building. Smart Meetings checked in with Nancy Light, vice president of Wine Institute, for some of the best group programs up and down the state.

Why Restaurant Budgeting Is So Important

The Restaurant Expert· 3 January 2019
If you run your restaurant by gut and you’re not using restaurant budgeting, I urge you to STOP. You can’t do it anymore – the risk is just too great. In the video below I discuss why restaurant budgeting is a must.

What Is Hospitality? What It Is And What It Looks Like

SevenRooms F&B Blog · 3 January 2019
When you ask yourself “What is hospitality?,” it’s an easy answer to explain examples of the good or bad. Good: when you arrive to a restaurant and are quickly seated, can order your meal as soon as you’re ready, and the food and ambiance are ones that make you want to come back. Bad: long wait to sit, rude waitstaff, delayed meals, bad food.

Recipe Costing Software Cuts Food Cost

The Restaurant Expert·27 December 2018
I can say recipe costing software cuts food cost, but first you have to agree that recipe costing cards are important. Why are they important? Why do you need to have them? Especially when your chef seems to have it handled and generally knows what the costs are, why are they so important? Watch this video learn what recipe costing cards can do for you and how recipe costing software can help you lower food cost.

How to Draw a Crowd in 2019: 6 Social Events to Host at Your Restaurant or Bar

SevenRooms F&B Blog ·27 December 2018
Hosting a fun, experiential event is proven to drive loyalty – especially with millennials. According to Accenture research, 57% of millennials are more loyal to businesses that provide exclusive events (and they’re willing to spend more to attend, too).

Guam's Top Ten Restaurants

mycloud HOSPITALITY·25 December 2018
Guam, the largest island in Micronesia, is celebrating it food through its top restaurants.

Willamette Valley Winery map layers

Michael J. Hraba HotelConsult ·20 December 2018
So, the buzzwords and gossip talk for hotel marketing is that people want authentic, personalized experiences, and itineraries that match their mood or proclivities. It seems the rancor for packages (not from guests, but from PR and Marketing) are falling out of favor for finely tuned itineraries that meet people in their own idiom, style, and preferences.

How to Effectively Manage and Train Generations XYZ At Your Restaurant

SevenRooms F&B Blog ·19 December 2018
Did you know that the average restaurant worker is just 29 years old? As new workers from generation Z join the workplace and millenials (Gen Y) mature and grow into management positions, it’s important for restaurant leaders to understand how to effectively manage workers from different generations to streamline operations and ensure staff have great working experiences.

Integrate Back Office Software to Maximize POS System

The Restaurant Expert·18 December 2018
In this article (and video below), I explain why you should really integrate back office software to maximize a POS System.

From the streets and into your stomach: How international street food is quickly increasing in popularity (By Vanessa Gorgonia)

Linchi Kwok - A Hospitality Professional·18 December 2018
Are you thinking about the next food trend you should try? Grab all of your foodie friends and find some street food! More and more people are liking the idea of the buying food that is comforting, unique, and good enough to show off to their peers on social media.

Hachis parmentier: EHL students R&D adapted recipe

EHL Blog·17 December 2018
During their first semester, EHL students participate in a research and development (R&D) class, where they are asked to revisit a recipe.

2019 Food & Beverage Career Planning: Succeed by Understanding Workplace Realities

Kinsa Group·17 December 2018
Will 2019 be your year for a raise, promotion or a new job? It depends on what road you take. Yes, the food & beverage job market is hot right now, but the employment landscape is evolving rapidly. To keep your career on track during the year ahead, use these tips from our food & beverage recruiters to navigate the realities of the modern workplace.

Enjoy Bespoke Private Dining Experiences

Hotel F&B·13 December 2018
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire is proud to present the very finest in private dining experiences in the heart of London’s West End.

How Inventory Software Helps Lower Food Cost

The Restaurant Expert·13 December 2018
Have you ever wondered how inventory software helps lower food cost? Taking inventory sucks! I get it. However, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded task and the benefits to your business are huge. Watch this video to learn how inventory software can help lower food cost and get you on track for regular inventories.

Most Popular Restaurant Articles in 2018

The Restaurant Expert·11 December 2018
The results are in and our most popular restaurant articles in 2018 are listed below. This blog is a resource for independent restaurant owners, and we appreciate the time you spend reading it and sharing the content with your team.

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