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How to Manage a Restaurant: Your Basic Food Business Plan

How to Manage a Restaurant: Your Basic Food Business Plan

How to Manage a Restaurant: Your Basic Food Business Plan

In a role with many moving parts, public relations, customer service, and staff management take a big share of a restaurant manager’s time. If you’ve taken the leap, here’s what you need to know about how to manage a restaurant business successfully.

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Is Now the Right Time to Ditch Your Old Point of Sale for Something New?

Is Now the Right Time to Ditch Your Old Point of Sale for Something New

Is Now the Right Time to Ditch Your Old Point of Sale for Something New?

The coronavirus altered business for everyone. Use every tool at your disposal to succeed in the new environment.

Like most businesses, restaurateurs threw their 2020 plans out the window after pandemic shutdowns shuttered locations. But restaurant operators aren't the only ones who altered their plans. As they adapted to new business imperatives, so did their suppliers, including tech providers.

They too began upgrading products and developing new features to help small business owners survive when business turned anything but usual.

Here are six new product features available today you might want to consider when deciding to upgrade your point of sale.

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A Guide to Productivity Apps for Restaurants

A Guide to Productivity Apps for Restaurants

A Guide to Productivity Apps for Restaurants

Ask any restaurant manager and they’ll make it clear that running a restaurant is no easy job. Long hours, staff management and customer complaints are just a part of it. Luckily, as technology advances, schedules have been streamlined, work simplified, and management activities coordinated. There’s an app for almost everything these days, and restaurants are not being left behind in the software, technology, and services available. There are many productivity apps for restaurants. But just as you can have too many chefs in the kitchen, using too many tech tools at a time can be more confusing than helpful. To avoid these blunders, the best apps for restaurant owners can be used for more than one essential task at a time. We take a look at why restaurants need apps and some of the best technology services available to restaurants.

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How Can Virtual Brands and Dark Kitchens Help Hospitality Franchise Businesses?

How Can Virtual Brands and Dark Kitchens Help Hospitality Franchise Businesses?

How Can Virtual Brands and Dark Kitchens Help Hospitality Franchise Businesses?

Imagine running a franchise with 20 locations - COVID has driven online and delivery sales, but you still have excess capacities in your kitchens. There’s a new food concept you have been wanting to get off the ground, and you see online and delivery as the perfect channel. How do you take advantage of this opportunity?

Virtual brands seem to be flavour of the moment in the world of hospitality. But what is a virtual brand, and why the explosion in popularity? Should you be considering a virtual brand for your hospitality business and if so, what are the benefits for your franchise?

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Precious Time and The Software to Make the Most of It When Scheduling Employees

Precious Time and The Software to Make the Most of It When Scheduling Employees

Precious Time and The Software to Make the Most of It When Scheduling Employees

  Time spent managing employee shifts, PTO, overtime, and full and part time status is time away from customers and coaching the crew. As every operator knows, labor hours are one of the biggest costs in the business, usually accounting for 25%-35% of all restaurant expenditures. And the complexity of managing workers’ time inputs—keeping track of hours worked and breaks taken, scheduling shifts, approving paid time off and translating all of that into accurate paychecks—can swallow a lot of a manager’s time, too. Software available today can greatly simplify time management tasks, improve accuracy and regulatory compliance, and help you...

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