July 15, 2019

5 Fun Late Night and Happy Hour Menu Ideas

Looking to boost sales at your restaurant? Try creating a late night and happy hour menu. Not only do these programs increase foot traffic and revenue during non-peak hours, but for many restaurants, these hours account for up to one-third of alcohol sales. These late night and happy hour menu […]
July 9, 2019

Restaurant Cookbooks: Should Your Restaurant Have One?

From Toro Bravo and Pok Pok to Kachka and Tasty, plenty of Portland restaurants feature their own restaurant cookbooks. Whether you’ve been approached by a publisher or are considering reaching out for a cookbook deal, you’ll want to carefully weigh your decision before creating your own restaurant cookbook. Things to […]
May 28, 2019
Seasonal Menus & Produce

4 Ways Seasonal Menus Can Benefit Your Restaurant

Looking for a way to grow your restaurant, increase profits, and inspire your staff? Seasonal menus might be just the ticket. Here are the four biggest ways seasonal menus can benefit your restaurant. Lowering Costs When food is in season, it tends to be less expensive because it costs less […]
May 22, 2019
Handling Recalled Foods at Your Restaurant

What is the Best Way to Handle Recalled Food Items at Your Restaurant

Unfortunately, food recalls are a fact of life. While recent recalls have included foods like romaine lettuce and ground beef, a wide range of produce, meats, prepackaged meals, and processed foods have the potential to be contaminated in one or way another. In fact, CDC food recalls can protect against […]
May 7, 2019
Containers of Non Dairy Milk Substitutes

Everything You Need to Know About Non-Dairy Milk Substitutes

Whether it’s veganism, lactose intolerance, or other health concerns, there are many reasons your customers might not want to consume cow’s milk. In fact, consumption of cow’s milk has dropped dramatically since 1970, and dairy alternatives are quickly becoming one of the hottest food trends to watch out for in […]
May 2, 2019
Food & Wine Pairings Menu

Increase Your Restaurant Profits with a Food and Wine Pairings Menu

Regardless of what type of food you sell, including a food and wine pairings menu can be a great way to upsell customers, create a memorable dining experience, and increase restaurant revenue. While you could recommend a wine for every entrée on the menu, it might make more sense to […]
April 17, 2019
Restaurant Branded Merchandise

How to Create Branded Merchandise Your Customers Will Actually Want To Have

Especially if you’re located in an area dense with competing restaurants, restaurant marketing can make or break your business. There are plenty of ways to promote your restaurant, ranging anywhere from TV commercials and billboards to loyalty programs and coupon marketing. One new and exciting trend in restaurant marketing is […]
April 10, 2019
best vegan burgers

5 Best Vegan Burgers to Make Your Menu More Vegan-Friendly

The West Coast is no stranger to vegan restaurants, and while some spots thrive selling exclusively vegan fare, simply adding some well-crafted vegan-friendly menu items can help your restaurant satisfy a more diverse clientele. While you can certainly experiment with fun recipes utilizing trendy meat substitutes like jackfruit, one easy […]
April 3, 2019
how to reduce turnover in your restuarant

How to Reduce Turnover in Your Restaurant

It’s no secret that the restaurant business has high turnover, but just because it’s an industry-wide problem doesn’t mean it’s not something you can work to improve. Here’s how to reduce turnover in your restaurant. Practice Smart Hiring One of the best ways to prevent turnover is by hiring the […]
March 27, 2019
2019 Restaurant Dessert Trends - Cereal Donut

5 Hot (And Cold!) Restaurant Dessert Trends for 2019

Running a successful restaurant isn’t easy, and in order to stay relevant, it’s important to track and incorporate different food trends into your menu. While dessert isn’t the main event, having a solid dessert menu can contribute to the success and longevity of your restaurant. Before updating your menu, consider […]