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Increasing profit without increasing price

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Mar 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM

There is a delicate balance in food service when it comes to profit and menu pricing. Increasing prices too quickly could cause concern with your customers, while not increasing prices could cause issues with your business model. Don’t loose heart though! There are plenty of ways to increase profit without increasing the prices on your menus.

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

How to pair vodka with food

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 15, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Traditionally when we talk about pairings, wine or beer springs to mind, often alongside a luxurious degustation or tapas dishes. Whether it’s a rich red alongside perfectly cooked beef, or the latest craft beer offering adding fruity notes to a pasta dish, foodies are used to certain combinations of food and alcohol on restaurant menus. Which is why sommeliers and chefs around the world are delving into the world of unique pairings - whether it’s gin, whiskey, mocktails, tea, or even vodka. 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Menu advice, Tips for bartenders

Bringing the mocktail back to the menu

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 1, 2019 4:25:00 PM

While many venues - particularly family-friendly restaurants and bars - have mock cocktails on their drink lists already, many don’t quite get them right or give them the respect that they deserve. Alcoholic cocktails may always be the favorite when it comes to your venue’s clientele, but that doesn’t mean that the humble mocktail should be undervalued or added to your drinks offerings as an afterthought. 

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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for bartenders

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

Top venues with crafted tea menus

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, yet tea is rarely given center stage. However, more and more restaurants, bars and hotels around the world are extending their tea lists beyond the classic English Breakfast or Oolong to accommodate for customers who can’t or don’t wish to drink alcohol or coffee, and to follow in the footsteps of venues that are rapidly gaining in popularity due to their tea menus.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Menu advice, Hospitality trends