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7 awesome hospitality marketing campaigns of 2016

Posted by Jos Shimoga on Dec 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As the year draws to a close, we looked back at some hospitality businesses around the world that delivered unique and exciting marketing campaigns in 2016.

Use them for inspiration with your own business as you move into the New Year. And don't forget to let us know if there are any that we've missed!

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Topics: Typsy list, Tips for marketers, General marketing

The 10 best restaurant openings of 2016

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 5, 2016 12:53:27 PM

Here at Typsy, we don’t shy away from difficult tasks – and picking just ten favorite restaurant openings of 2016 was near impossible!

We commend every team that took on the challenge of starting a new venue this year – it’s a big job, and we are always happy to see this vibrant industry continue to grow through the hard work, innovation, creativity and dedication of hospitality’s finest.

Here are the top ten restaurant openings that caught our eye this year.

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Topics: Typsy list, Hospitality inspiration

8 successful restaurants that began as food trucks

Posted by Ilona Wallace on Nov 8, 2016 8:25:00 AM

The history of food trucks can be traced back to one guy, Walter Scott, who parked his “lunch wagon” outside a Rhode Island news bureau in 1872.

Now, food trucks are part of the American landscape, with coffee carts and hot dog stands representing the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit. Food trucks are a great way to enter and test a market, without blowing a huge amount of capital.

They can also teach potential restaurateurs how to navigate legal and bureaucratic issues. Food trucks can help build a brand’s profile before the launch of a fully fledged sit-down eatery.

Here are eight food trucks that traded in the nomad life for a bricks and mortar restaurant existence. Each made the journey in their own way and for different reasons.

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Topics: Typsy list, Tips for owners, Hospitality inspiration

Unique ways to recycle coffee grounds

Posted by Jos Shimoga on Sep 23, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The whole world is addicted to coffee, let's admit it. However, have you considered how much waste is being created from this global love we have? To put it into perspective, about 2 tablespoons of coffee ground per cup of coffee made is going into the trash. 

Here’s the good news. There are some geniuses out there reusing coffee grounds to make fabulous things. We've listed some of them for you to enjoy. Maybe they will inspire you to make changes in your own cafe.

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Topics: Typsy list, Tips for baristas, Sustainability, Tips for owners

9 cafes we're absolutely loving on Instagram

Posted by Emily Tatti on Jun 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

It’s crazy how far Instagram stardom can take a little-known cafe. With the help of a talented food photographer, you can get thousands of foodies suddenly talking about your menu. 

Take one of the cafes on this list. The owner has stopped posting on weekends because it draws in too many people! That’s definitely not a bad problem to have.

If you’re looking to amp up your Instagram presence, we suggest following the cafes on this list. They'll inspire you to come up with your own beautiful content.

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Topics: Social media, Typsy list