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Valentine's Day Dining Trends from Toast and OpenTable (Infographic)

Modern Restaurant Management·11 February 2019
The teams at Toast and OpenTable examined U.S. restaurant sales and reservations trends on February 14 of last year compared to the year before to help restaurants prepare for the upcoming holiday.In general, on Valentine’s Day, online and in-store restaurant sales increased and service remained excellent with high average tips. New York City, Chicago, and Boston were the cities with the highest growth in sales. Massachusetts, California, and New York were the states with the highest sales overall.

Eight Video Marketing Tips for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management·11 February 2019
Video marketing and restaurants go together like grilled cheese and French fries. Show off your favorite chef in action, interview some of your regulars or highlight some of your best dishes. A video is the next best thing to getting a patron inside your restaurant.A recent survey showed about half of Internet users look for a video before even going to a physical store and 80 percent believed a demonstration video helped them decide on buying. Imagine a local diner researching before they head out for their weekly date night with their spouse. They view several videos while choosing where to eat — yours should be one of them.

DropShot at FieldHouse Jones Launches New Bar Program

Hotel F&B Observer·11 February 2019
DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar, the all-day cafe located inside Chicago's River North boutique Hotel FieldHouse Jones, has launched a program with craft cocktails, local draft beers, and a rotating selection of wines by the glass.

F&B Legal Roundup - January 2019

Modern Restaurant Management· 8 February 2019
Pooja S. Nair, a food and beverage lawyer and litigation member at TroyGould PC in Los Angeles, compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine.

Does Your Restaurant Need a Liquor License?

Modern Restaurant Management· 8 February 2019
One of the principal questions facing restaurant owners is whether or not it’s worth applying for a liquor license. Serving alcohol at your establishment will open the door to both opportunity and responsibility.Alcohol sales can be great for bottom-line health, but be prepared for the added costs and continuous governance attached to consumer consumption. It’s up to you to decide which outweighs the other. Of course, many additional factors should be considered such as the size of your establishment, the breadth of drink options you plan on offering and the style of your restaurant.

Peachtree Hotel Group concludes record 2018

Hotel Online· 7 February 2019
Company maintains robust 2019 development and acquisition pipeline, taking advantage of opportunity zones. @PeachtreeHotels

ZeroCater Report: Most In-Demand Cuisine and Workplace Snack Trends (Infographic)

Modern Restaurant Management· 7 February 2019
Restaurants and food companies facing rising operations costs and more competition than ever are finding office food programs to be a lucrative avenue for additional revenue, consumer insights, and further brand awareness, according to a new report from ZeroCater. The report focuses on the latest trends and insights that will shape the workplace and how office eating habits will influence the restaurant, food and beverage industries in 2019. Compiled from company data and research, ZeroCater’s reports are intended to serve as a guide to helping employers navigate a changing workplace, as well as offer restaurant and food companies insight as they navigate a new frontier.

Four Ways To Stay on Top of F&B Trends

Lodging Magazine· 7 February 2019
Each year, the Kimpton Culinary + Cocktail Trends Forecast spotlights the flavors and ingredients that they believe will be most popular in the months ahead. Senior Vice President of Restaurants + Bars at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Scott Gingerich, describes what hoteliers can do to make sure they are staying on top of new food and beverage trends.

How Restaurants Can Use Push Notifications to Drive Sales

Modern Restaurant Management· 7 February 2019
Once you’ve successfully gotten guests to download your mobile app, a lot of great things can happen for your restaurant. You can gather and use a multitude of data to better serve smarter marketing. You can drive incremental visits, encourage infrequent guests to return more often and get additional dollars out of frequent ones.

Digital Diner Adds Split Payment Option

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 February 2019
Digital Diner simplifies the guest experience by allowing diners to pay for delivery, pickup or pre-order items via their split payment solution. Allowing split payments with online ordering was a natural next step.

Investors Overreact to Restatements in the Short Term

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 6 February 2019
A financial restatement is perhaps the most significant indication of an accounting failure. Inability to provide reliable financial statements may shake investor confidence and raise concerns about a company’s overall health.

Three Tech Trends Operators Should Keep Top of Mind in 2019

Modern Restaurant Management· 6 February 2019
As restaurant owners assess and begin implementing their 2019 goals, they should be excited about the promise of continued industry innovation and the technological advancements that will help make them happen.From the introduction of voice technology in restaurants to the expanded partnerships of reservation and search platforms, technology changed the restaurant industry in 2018 -- and we can expect advancements to continue at an even faster pace this year.

Oracle's New Cloud POS Empowers Restaurants to Further Improve Guest Experience

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 6 February 2019
Oracle Food and Beverage has released a new version of Simphony, its premiere cloud point-of-sale (POS) and back-office restaurant management solution, empowering restaurant operators to further expedite and personalize guest services and improve kitchen operations, while arming its partner ecosystem with a transaction platform that provides easy ways to integrate innovative solutions to deliver a better guest experience for their customers.

Defining a New Era of Food Tourism: Latest Skift Research

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 5 February 2019
Food tourism is one trend that we don't see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

Papa John's Obtains $200M Strategic Investment from Starboard

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 5 February 2019
Papa John’s International Inc. has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Starboard Value LP pursuant to which Starboard is making a $200 million strategic investment in the company with the option to make an additional $50 million investment through March 29.

Applebee's Execs Share Innovation Strategy at MURTEC

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 5 February 2019
Now it its 24th year, MURTEC (#MURTEC) is a can’t-miss event for restaurant tech decision makers and influencers. Attendees will learn how to harness the hottest solutions disrupting restaurant operations and guest engagement during this three-day educational and networking event.

AmTrust Financial Restaurant Risk Report

Modern Restaurant Management· 4 February 2019
AmTrust Financial Services recently reviewed five years’ worth of workers’ compensation restaurant claims to identify trends within the industry. The results contained in the company's Restaurant Risk Report take a deeper dive into all of these trends, as well as provides some loss control best practices to help reduce the risks involved in the industry. For Matt Zender's article on this, click here.

New Oracle Food and Beverage Innovations Empower Hotel Restaurants to Further Improve the Guest ...

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 4 February 2019
New capabilities in Simphony Cloud Point of Sale deliver more efficient kitchen operations, enhanced mobile POS options and additional APIs for partners.

Unlock the Revenue Potential of Locals·Requires Registration · 4 February 2019
Leading hotels are boosting profits through a strategic focus on marketing F&B outlets to locals. From rooftop bars and pools to hotspot restaurants and swanky lounges, today’s hotel food and beverage experience looks nothing like that of yesterday. The trends shaping this hospitality renaissance extend well past travelers, and into the daily lives of those guests who aren’t transient: locals.

Recent Trends in Restaurant Claims

Modern Restaurant Management· 4 February 2019
AmTrust Financial Services recently reviewed five years’ worth of workers’ compensation restaurant claims to identify trends within the industry.What we found is that average claim costs vary widely across the different types of restaurants, the injuries incurred and the time lost out of the workplace as an employee recovers. Claims also vary based on seasonality and geography.

The Ultimate Vegan City in America

Modern Restaurant Management· 4 February 2019
CNN, PETA and VegNews Magazine are among the organizations that single out Portland, Oregon, as the “Vegan Capital” of the U.S. Portland appreciates that.The more significant affirmation of Portland’s lofty place in veganism, however, is when vegans from across the country and around the world flock there and find the vegan equivalent of Disneyland, Christmas morning and a candy store all rolled up into one.

Upserve Adopts Epson Receipt and KDS Printers

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 4 February 2019
Restaurant management platform Upserve has adopted the Epson TM-m30 receipt and TM-U220 kitchen printers, Epson’s Kitchen Display Systems (KDS) Controller solution with the OmniLink TM-U220-i, intelligent series and KDS expansion modules, for its complete line of POS products.

New state of the food travel industry report· 4 February 2019
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) released its latest publication for the food and beverage tourism industry, an entirely revamped State of the Food Travel Industry Report, featuring original, ground-breaking research.

How Venues Can Encourage Healthy Habits

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 2 February 2019
Being cooped up in a convention centre with artificial light and sugary snacks is enough to make any attendee feel stressed. But venues like Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Center are looking to promote a sense of well-being at events. Following guidelines from the World Obesity Federation, the Vienna centre earned the title of Austria’s first “Healthy Venue” — one of just four such venues in Europe.

Five Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Content Marketing

Modern Restaurant Management· 1 February 2019
The restaurant business mostly depends on the quality of its on-site service, but it also needs to follow the latest trends and create digital content in order to attract more guests. How come?

Managers, Ask Yourselves - Is It Me or Is It You?

Modern Restaurant Management· 1 February 2019
Most managers, if asked to come up with an example of an employee who has an “unfixable” problem with performance, are usually able to name at least one person on their team. But managers should really be taking the time to ask themselves a much more important question: is this employee’s performance problem about them or is it about me?


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