Restaurant Mobile Payment Technology

Mobile Payments: The Evolution

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Let’s face it, accepting only cash or traditional payment methods these days is whack, which is why apps like this mobile btc wallet app are becoming more popular.. People hate the mess and the time constraint. Mobile payments like Apple, Samsung, and Android pay is what’s hot right now for customers and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. If you have ever used mobile pay then you know it makes things easier. Our phones do …

How To Prepare Your Restaurant For A Natural Disaster

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Hurricane season has started and damages are projected to happen to areas across the United States. Just like hurricanes, other natural disasters like snowstorms, fires, tornados can happen to any restaurant or business at any time. While making emergency procedures can seem one of the least fun aspects of running a restaurant, they can be of the utmost importance. No one wants to imagine their business or their customers being severely injured or impaired. By …

Restaurant Inventory Management Myths

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It’s common knowledge that taking inventory is a necessity for the management restaurants. However, there are many conflicting views on how and when inventory should be taken. One of the main successful concepts of owning a restaurant is knowing how to balance your inventory properly. Remember, your inventory costs affect your menu costs. If you’re not balancing your inventory properly, and your menu prices are too low, you don’t make money. We debunked 6 inventory …

Local Sustainable Food

Why More Restaurants Are Buying Food Locally

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Local, sustainable food is trending right now, and more and more restaurants are adopting the concept. It’s not just fine dining restaurants adopting it either, quick service and fast casuals are also participating. The millennial generation was a huge influence on this trend, and eating healthier is here to stay. Purchasing bulk ingredients from commercial farms might seem like the easier option, but you could be missing out on not just a huge customer base …

Summertime Profits

Increase Your Customer Volume and Profits This Summer

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Summer can either be a make or break time for restaurants. Kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, and many people venture out of their usual habits to experience something different. The changing season brings a sense of warmth and happiness to people’s personas. With the right strategy, you can identify and target the right customer base to turn your slow summer season into a thriving season. We have compiled eight easy ways …

Employee Scheduling Tips

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As a restaurant owner or manager, scheduling your employees can be easier said than done. It can be easy to feel pressure from employees when there is a lack of an efficient scheduling process. It can also hurt employees when they don’t get certain time off, or they don’t like working a certain shift for whatever reason. Employee scheduling is vital to the success of your restaurant. It can mean the difference in growing your …

Memorial Day Promotion Ideas for Restaurants

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Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer season. It’s the first holiday of the season that quite a few people get off from work, and schools either take the day off or they are out for the summer. It’s a federal holiday for people to remember individuals who have served in the U.S armed forces. Most people turn their Memorial Day into a Memorial Day weekend, where they will put themselves in …

Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru 101: How to Increase Profits

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In the United States, drive-thru restaurants are a common concept among the greater population. People enjoy the convenience of not having to exit their vehicle while they can pick up their favorite meal. In 1948, the first restaurant drive-thru was created in Baldwin Park, California. It was a 100 square foot burger shack which grew to today’s popular chain called In-N-Out Burger. Despite the first drive-thru’s success, large national chains were slow to adopt the …

How to Win at Happy Hour

How to Win at Happy Hour

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It’s pretty well–known that offering traditional happy hours are a great way to bring in more customers and increase sales. Happy hours can also be a great way to increase customer retention. Creating special events during low traffic customer times is a strategy that many restaurant operators use to build their business. People come running for discounts, and if it allows them to overindulge for one afternoon or night time for a cheaper cost, why …

Restaurants & Tourism

How to Attract More Tourists to Your Restaurant

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As the summer season approaches, tourism is climbing in areas around the country. Kids are out of school, and people are craving places where weather is at its finest. Summer is not always considered a season with high tourism traffic. There are many colder areas, and even beach places that are considered to have high tourism volume in other seasonal months. According to the U.S. Travel Association; in 2016 direct spending on leisure travel by …

How to Handle a Rude Customer

How to Handle a Rude Customer

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If you have ever worked in a restaurant you have most likely encountered a rude customer or two. Rude customers can affect wait staff all the way up to the owners, and they come in all shapes in sizes. From over demanding families to overly drunk crowds, customers can be hard to handle sometimes. The customer experience is one of the most important aspects of managing a successful restaurant. If customers have a bad time, …

Millennials Trends

Millennial Trends Changing the Restaurant Industry

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The millennial generation is currently the largest generation of people in America. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that Millennials outnumbered Baby Boomers by 500,000 people. The Millennial generation is anyone born between 1982 and 2002. This group of people is also known as Generation Y and Generation Now. They have already graduated from grades K-12, and are either in college or moved on to the workforce. As a force to be reckoned with, …