Business

5 Ways the Spirit of Giving Can Lift Restaurant Revenues

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The holidays are characterized by a spirit of generosity and there are numerous ways that restaurants can tap into that mood to boost profits and elevate customers’ spirits. Below is your guide to some of the easiest gift-and-giving-related tactics to improve your profits and visibility this holiday season. 1. Gift Cards Increase Profits Consider gift cards to be your restaurant’s ...

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Success Stories: The Depot Restaurant

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Owner: Judy Hurlburt Location: 4 1/2 Railroad Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone: (607) 433-2074 • www.oneontadepot.com The Depot Restaurant, an old train depot turned tavern and restaurant, is the “Cheers” of Oneonta, NY. Initially built in the early 1900s as a part of the Ulster and Delaware train line, after the train line closed in the early 1970s, a new ...

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Success Stories: Magnolia’s

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Owner: Sue & Tony Palermo Location: 366 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: (585) 271-7380 • www.magnoliascafe.com In the mood for something fresh and healthy in the Rochester, NY, area? We recommend Magnolia’s Deli & Cafe. When asked what her signature dishes were, Sue Palermo, co-owner of Magnolia’s, gave quite the extensive list, because everything offered at Magnolia’s, simply put, ...

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How to Upsell Beverages with Brunch

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What’s the one thing that all the classic brunch beverages have in common? They are all made with food. Add orange juice to champagne, and you have a mimosa. Add peach puree to prosecco, you have a Bellini. And the Bloody Mary, well, that’s essentially a liquid garden. What makes these beverages so exciting (aside from the fact that we’re ...

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How to Get Your Customers to Create Social Media Content for You

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The easiest social media posts you can share are the posts that you don’t even need to create. Here’s an example… The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer, took full advantage of its customers’ creativity on social media with its “Purple Straw Cam” Campaign. The chain gave customers the perfect prop to get ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Revelry, Branca & Buffalo Proper

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If you are looking to have a unique and exemplary dining experience, we would like to introduce three establishments that bring you a historical charm and hospitable ambiance combined with a fresh modern twist on old cuisines and beverages. Owner Josh Miles developed three concepts that all inherit a traditional home-grown appeal and combine it with chic and sophisticated entrees ...

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5 Ways to Increase Beer Sales

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How do we sell more craft beer to our customers? By making it an exciting experience, of course. And we do this by pairing, which reveals hidden flavors and interactions in both food and drink. There is plenty of sophistication in beer pairing. A good pairing should… Make use of commonalities in flavor and aroma. Create harmonies by pairing a ...

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