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Exciting Restaurant Trends to Be Served in 2019

Posted by Lynne Pratt on Dec 28, 2018 3:30:00 PM

A food trend is defined as a widespread change in food preference and although the impact they have and the time scale it lasts varies, they mustn’t be confused with a ‘fad’ which is a short-term or localized change that doesn’t make a significant impact after the initial period of interest has subsided.

Knowing what trends are coming in will help you determine where you want to take your restaurant in the upcoming year, and what changes you need to make to continue pleasing your customers.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration

6 ways to make more money this festive season

Posted by Doug Radkey on Dec 3, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Festive Season. These two words signal colder weather (in most areas), delicious comfort food, creative drinks, memorable parties, laughter with friends & family, and of course - gift giving.

These are also two words that nearly everyone seems to look forward to throughout the year, including that of restaurant owners. The reason is quite simple; consumers are often in a generous mood which equals longer stays and more spending dollars.

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Menu advice, Tips for owners, Hospitality inspiration

17 top hospitality podcasts to keep you inspired heading into the new year

Posted by Andrea Aguilar on Nov 26, 2018 4:30:00 PM

If it’s one thing I’ve noticed about the people who are dominating the hospitality industry these days, it’s their innovative thinking. It’s one thing to stay with the times, but I’ve noticed that most of the top hospitality leaders are looking towards the future. How do they do that? Well, they have their ear to the ground. They are always learning from other great leaders and testing out ideas.

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Tips for owners, Hospitality inspiration

Six of the most haunted restaurants in the world

Posted by Emily Marr on Oct 31, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Happy Halloween! This annual event originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would dress up in costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. Today, Halloween is celebrated with trick-or-treating, costumes, pumpkin carving and more. But the essential ingredient – ghosts – hasn’t vanished.

For some, these chilling apparitions don’t disappear at the stroke of midnight. In fact, quite a few restaurants around the world have some chilling tales which will see your skin crawling no matter what time of the year.

Read on if you dare.

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Topics: Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration

Theatre of the mind - the art of suggesting and selling

Posted by Roger Beaudoin on Oct 17, 2018 4:15:00 PM

Effective suggesting and selling is an art and much like any worthwhile endeavor; requires practice, experience and a desire to serve. But restaurants cannot leave this critical element to chance or a staff member’s own initiative.

Owners and managers must consistently lead by example, nurture, train and develop their team to elevate the guest service experience. This approach is a powerful competitive advantage that leads to happier customers, word of mouth, glowing online reviews and increased sales.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality, Hospitality inspiration