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How to design your beverage menu for profit

Posted by Mike Walmsley on May 14, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Have you thought about your beverage menu lately? Sure, it might not be as prominent as your food menu, but it’s just as important and contributes to your sales.  The beverage side of your hospitality business has many challenges and opportunities to make your venue more profitable.

Sales growth and profitability are two pieces of the puzzle. To design your beverage menu to achieve this requires a concerted effort to control costs and enhance sales. Here are some tips to help you do both.

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Categories: Tips for hospitality managers, Menu advice, Tips for owners

How to develop a restaurant menu

Posted by Doug Radkey on Aug 31, 2017 9:05:00 AM

It doesn't matter if you're developing your very first restaurant menu or you’re planning to re-invent your current one  you need to have a strategy in place with both the food and beverages on offer. 

If you’ve done a concept development plan, you’re already on the right path. Your restaurant menu is there to give meaning to the overall guest experience while also delivering emotions and brand personality. These are the fundamentals of a restaurant’s concept.

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Categories: Menu advice, Tips for owners

A one stop food allergy guide for restaurants

Posted by Chloe Papas on May 17, 2017 8:45:00 AM

While more and more people are making conscious choices about the food they eat – whether it’s choosing a specific diet or avoiding certain products – it can be easy to forget that others are dealing with dangerous food allergies.

Some of your guests have to be diligent when it comes to particular ingredients, and it can be daunting or difficult for them to eat food that isn’t prepared at home.  

As a server or manager in a venue that serves food, it’s important that you have an awareness of the allergies your customers might have, so you know how to accommodate their needs, and what to do in case of an emergency.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Menu advice

How to create a festive Christmas menu

Posted by Ilona Wallace on Nov 22, 2016 8:20:00 AM

The silly season is fast approaching. Depending on where you are in the world, you may still be cleaning Halloween’s cobwebs off the walls as the baubles and tinsel start to go up.

Deciding how far your café will go to celebrate Christmas is an important, and sometimes personal, choice. Here are some tips for adapting your menu for Christmas, from the subtle to the extravagant.

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Categories: Tips for hospitality managers, Menu advice, Hospitality inspiration

How to make your venue vegan-friendly

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 1, 2016 10:19:57 AM

Happy World Vegan Day! This annual event celebrates the coining of the term ‘vegan’ and the establishment of The Vegan Society in the UK. Throughout the month of November people around the world celebrate the benefits of veganism through various events and the enjoyment of good food.

A vegan diet abstains from the consumption of any animal products. More and more people are turning to plant-based diets for health, ethical, environmental and religious reasons - and businesses are taking note with more vegan options now available than ever before.  

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Categories: Tips for hospitality managers, Menu advice

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