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

Why your restaurant menu needs to be online (and how to maximize it)

Posted by Taylor Kelly on Aug 10, 2018 8:35:00 AM

Your restaurant’s menu tells your story. It highlights your culinary strengths and shows off your brand persona. It’s the first thing handed to customers as they sit down for a meal.

But, would you be surprised if diners already knew what your menu offered before they sat down? According to research by OpenTable, 93% of people read online menus before dining out. Chances are, your selection of appetizers and entrees were what inspired them to dine with you in the first place.

Your menu matters. Having an online menu matters too. Is your restaurant’s menu online? Here’s why it should be.

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

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

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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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for owners

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