Tag Archives: Business

Using #Hashtags Effectively For Your #Restaurant

Whether you’re using Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – or all three – for your restaurant’s marketing – one thing that you should know is how to use #Hashtags effectively. WHAT IS A #HASHTAG? A #Hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#). They are used to facilitate a search by identifying a keyword, topic of interest, ...

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Dessert For Two

Sweeten Deals for Valentine’s Day For restaurants, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest and busiest nights with couples planning to wine and dine their significant other. With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year, romantics looking to rendezvous will want to make the most out of it, with some opting to go on a different day than the ...

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ServiSolutions: An Opportunity is Brewing

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Sixty percent of Americans drink an average of 3.1 cups of coffee each day. If you aren’t offering coffee, you’re letting potential customers and profits pass you by. Consumers are crunched for time and seeking quick and quality drink options. As the thermometer dips, this is the ideal time to consider implementing a hot beverage program or upgrading  your current ...

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What The NY Times: Per Se Review Means For All Restaurateurs

It has been a week since The New York Times restaurant review by Pete Wells spread rapidly like a grease fire throughout kitchens across the country. It was the unforeseen harrowing review of Per Se, a restaurant located in New York City serving New American and French cuisine that left the culinary industry anxiously awaiting a response of what is ...

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How To Implement a Charcuterie Program in Your Restaurant

Charcuterie is a food trend that has proven to have longevity. Whether you already have a charcuterie program, or are considering adding one, Maines can help you take advantage of this burgeoning menu essential. Learn the benefits of a charcuterie program and then get professional insight into how to implement one. This includes advice from our trusted partners at Atalanta ...

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Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

There are many menu engineering and merchandising techniques that can boost sales of a specific menu item. But which of your menu items deserve special sales and merchandising attention to maximize your menu’s profitability? Which menu items should be the focus of your sales efforts? Hint – don’t make your decision based just on food cost. One of the primary ...

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Menu Engineering for Maximum Marketing

You work hard to give your customers the very best meals and service. You may have the best-tasting menu offerings, but if they’re presented in an outdated or unattractive format, you could be losing valuable revenue. Research suggests that a re-designed menu can increase sales by at least 10 percent. Take an honest look at your menu; is there room ...

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Words of Wisdom from Chef Fabio Viviani

Chef Fabio Viviani is always on-point. At this year’s food show, he provided a powerful keynote speech pulling from his 25+ years of experience in the restaurant industry. Read on for some of the most important takeaways. 1) Focus on small daily achievements. Make a list of the 5-10 things you want to change or fix about your business and ...

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Chef Fabio Presents: Business 101

Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Chef Fabio Viviani has perfected classic  Italian cooking. By the time he was 27, Viviani was already a veteran in the restaurant industry, owning and operating five restaurants in Florence along with a long list of other accomplishments. He opened his first U.S.  restaurant, Café Firenze, in Moorpark, California, then later opened Siena Tavern ...

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