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Typsy chats with... Devin Loong

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Mar 6, 2020 12:31:00 PM

Devin Loong is a busy man.

The two-time Australia Brewer’s Cup Champion is currently running Ona Coffee’s retail operations in Melbourne; preparing for the opening of their first Melbourne café; gearing up for his third Brewer’s Cup championship in March; and then the World Barista Championships at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo later this year.

Somehow, he still finds time to chat with Typsy.

In today’s blog post, we talk to Devin about all things coffee, the state of the industry, automation, and some sage advice for baristas looking to advance their coffee careers.

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Topics: Career tips, Insights, Managers, Restaurants, Training

Cost of sales: the importance of costing individual menu items

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Mar 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Much of what we see and write about food cost tends to be a “global” food cost. But does this overlook a crucial aspect of costing? The cost of individual menu items can be just as important to examine, and there are a lot of seemingly minor contributing factors that can have a major impact on your establishment’s bottom line.

In today’s post, guest blogger Mike Walmsley walks us through the how and why of costing individual menu items.

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Topics: Operations, Insights, Managers, Restaurants, Bars

An A-Z of the best international pancakes you've never heard of

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Feb 21, 2020 11:51:49 AM

Alright Typsy tribe – it’s nearly the last week of February, and we know what that means: loosen your belts, turn off your phone and maybe bring out a blanket to shame-eat under… because Pancake Day is coming.

With that in mind, it's the perfect time to add some new pancake recipes to your menu. To help you out with some sweet (and savory) inspiration, we're looking at some of the most interesting pancake styles from around the world.

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Topics: Hotels, Managers, Restaurants

5 reasons why you should be making the most of music in your venue

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on Feb 19, 2020 4:40:48 PM

As we know, music is crucial to creating the right atmosphere for a hospitality venue. It can be the difference between welcoming patrons with open arms and potentially driving them away. We’ve talked before about how to choose the right music for your venue. But there’s a very good reason why music deserves some extra thought: it's about creating a cohesive personality for your business. 

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Topics: Marketing, Managers, Restaurants, Bars

Big Data – The Magical Words in the Hotel Industry 

Posted by Karan Iyer on Feb 6, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Hoteliers across the globe have begun to see the impact Big Data can have on their revenue intake. From providing an in-depth look into what your current guests are doing within your hotel to what your potential guests are looking for from your hotel, big data opens the door to exactly what your guests want and need.

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Topics: Marketing, Managers, Restaurants