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 […]
February 6, 2019
Fresh Produce Foodservice Distributor

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Foodservice Distributor

Running a successful restaurant is hard, and choosing a foodservice distributor isn’t a decision you should take lightly. Here’s what you need to consider before signing any supplier contracts. Price Restaurants need to make money and finding the right price point is incredibly important when choosing a wholesale foodservice distributor. […]
January 24, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Restaurant With Coupons

When you think of restaurant marketing, coupons might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but if used thoughtfully, coupons and special offers can be a great marketing strategy to help promote your restaurant. Here’s what you need to know about coupon marketing. When Should You Use Coupon […]
January 14, 2019
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3 Important Reasons to Cross-Train Your Restaurant Staff

Turnover is a major problem for restaurant managers. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual turnover rate in the restaurant industry is 73%. That’s a startling statistic especially when you think about how difficult it can be to fill those positions when staff quits. One of the ways […]
January 9, 2019
Mushrooms

5 Food Trends to Watch in 2019

Being successful in the restaurant business means keeping up with the latest food trends. It’s just not enough to serve quality food at competitive pricing. Staying relevant requires updating your menu to include ingredients that are trendy and popular with diners. By making this effort, you’ll draw new customers and […]
December 20, 2018

Updates From The 2018 Legislative Session

2018 General Election Recap After the results of this year’s General Election, 2019 has the potential to be a challenging year for the business community in Oregon. Governor Kate Brown (D) beat her opponent, State Representative and physician Knute Beuhler (R), giving her the opportunity to serve four more years […]
December 6, 2018
Secret menu burger

The Secret To Making A Secret Menu Work

Secret menus are all over Portland. Dutch Bros has one. Pip’s Original Donuts has one. Kenny and Zukes Delicatessen has one. And, here’s why you should have one: No news spreads faster than a secret. People love sharing a good secret with their friends and everyone loves feeling like they […]