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5 weird and wacky ways to open a champagne bottle

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Popping open a bottle of champagne is wonderful and decadent. The pop and hiss of the champagne bubbling away are often associated with celebrations, events or special treats. Yet, this sumptuous and often expensive tipple comes with a danger often overlooked: the cork.

Twist the bottle, not the cork is what is often invoked from the first time you hold a bottle of champagne. But we’ve done some digging to find some other quirky, and somewhat risqué, ways to open a bottle of champagne.

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Topics: Tips for sommeliers, Tips for front of house, Hospitality trends, Tips for bartenders

The war on straws – why you should say no to plastic

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 7, 2018 12:30:00 PM

It’s a no-brainer that plastic is bad for the environment. Just turn to your local beach and there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one piece of plastic washed up on the sand. With calls to action increasing, supermarkets around the world have taken up a stand and gone single-use plastic bag free.

But things aren’t stopping there. Environmental activists are now turning to plastic straws with many groups stating that in some countries, like Australia, about 10 million plastic straws are used every day. The call to action has been heard across the world and now businesses, airlines, hotels and more are taking the pledge to go plastic straw free.

So, what is the plastic straw war all about and what should you do about it?

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Sustainability, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends

New course: Workplace bullying and harassment with Juliette Gust

Posted by Emily Marr on Aug 27, 2018 3:33:49 PM

Are you a chef, waiter, manager or barista? Perhaps you are a bartender? No matter what your role is, you probably have experienced or witnessed bullying or harassment at some point during your career, and if you haven't, there's a good chance you will soon.

It's pretty disheartening and sadly these issues are on the rise. In fact, the hospitality industry is known to have one of the highest incident rates compared to every other industry, globally. That's why understanding these issues is crucial to ensuring the hospitality industry is safe for not only guests but employees too. 

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality trends, Typsy news

7 tech-savvy ways to improve your restaurant sales

Posted by Gary Hoover on Jul 5, 2018 7:49:00 AM

The tech wave has already transformed the hospitality industry in numerous ways, with app-based delivery services quickly muscling their way into the limelight. With everything from ribs to fried rice available at the touch of a button, it's become increasingly difficult to bring people into brick-and-mortar restaurants where incremental sales and trainer servers can increase check averages exponentially.

Rather than fighting against automation, eateries can use digital innovation to attract new customers, improve customer service and boost overall sales. Here’s how.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends

How on-demand staffing platforms can improve the hospitality workforce

Posted by Sidekicker on May 22, 2018 8:18:00 AM

We sat down with our friends at Sidekicker to learn more about how to use on-demand platforms to cost effectively scale, hire and improve overall, your short-term hospitality workforce. Thousands of businesses are already using the Sidekicker platform to hire on-demand workers to easily scale their workforce at the click of a button.

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality training, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends