Unique Restaurant Promotion Ideas for Every Season

Whether you’re running a mom and pop restaurant or a local chain, there are plenty of unique restaurant promotion ideas to help you attract customers throughout the year. Spring & Summer Restaurant Promotion Ideas Heatwave Specials When that summer heatwave hits, your restaurant numbers could take a nosedive. That’s why […]
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Why You Should Be Attending Food Industry Trade Shows

As an independently owned and operated wholesale food distributor, we understand the importance of attending food industry trade shows. Not only do they provide the opportunity to sample food vendors and learn about new restaurant technology and equipment, but they also allow you to come together with people facing the […]
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Summer Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Long days, time off from work, and warm weather means more business at your restaurant. These summer menu ideas for restaurants can help you drum up new business and keep regular customers coming back for more. Construct Some Cold Sides Seasonal menus are great because they offer you a chance […]
Hiring Tips to Overcome Labor Shortages in the Restaurant Industry

Hiring Tips to Overcome Labor Shortages in the Restaurant Industry

It’s been a rough year for restaurants, and labor shortages are creating a new challenge for businesses reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s blog, the foodservice experts at McDonald Wholesale discuss some helpful hiring tips to overcome labor shortages in the restaurant industry. Don’t Get Cutesy with the Job […]
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Restaurant Marketing Tips: How to Use Social Media for Small Business Growth

For restaurants, having a strong social media presence is more important than ever. Not only do some millennials say that they actively avoid restaurants without an Instagram presence, social media is a great way to communicate with and entice diners to choose your restaurant among the many options available to […]
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Restaurant Menu Trends & Ideas for 2021 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the restaurant industry hard, but with the vaccine rollout, things are starting to return to normalcy. If you’re looking to create a better menu for 2021, check out some of our favorite restaurant menu trends to help you get your business back on track. More […]
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The Restaurant Owners Guide to Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants

The restaurant industry is the nation’s second largest private sector employer and one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the $21.5 million Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, restaurant and hotels received over $70 billion in PPP loans and $15.7 billion in PPP tax deductions. Many states […]
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Creative Takeout Ideas: How to Create an Amazing Dining Experience for Your Customers

The pandemic has completely changed the restaurant industry, and while the vaccine rollout means restaurants will likely return to some semblance of normal by the end of summer, there are still lessons to be learned and innovations to be made. Here are some of favorite creative takeout ideas to try […]
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Restaurant Management Ideas: How to Help Your Servers Get Better Tips

Across the country, restaurants are struggling due the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do they have to adjust to constantly changing capacity restrictions and safety precautions, but restaurant servers are essentially working on the front lines, potentially exposing themselves to the virus. In addition to doing everything in their power to […]
To-Go Cocktails for Restaurants During COVID-19

Staying Positive: 5 Fun Ways to Attract Diners During COVID

Almost one year into the pandemic, one thing is clear: pandemic fatigue is real. Rather than focusing on the challenges associated with coronavirus, we wanted to highlight some positive ways to attract diners to your restaurant during COVID-19. Contact Tracing Raffles If you live in a state with strict contact-tracing […]