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How to Fight Rising Food Prices with These Affordable Substitutions

Why is food getting more expensive? While disruptions to the supply chain due to coronavirus are partially to blame, rising food costs have been a problem for restaurant owners for years. Here’s how to fight rising food prices with clever, affordable substitutions. Substitute Cheaper Cuts of Meat With meat prices […]
Family Meal Deals for Takeout

Are Family Meal Deals Right for your Restaurant?

If you want your restaurant to succeed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely going to need to come up with creative ideas for no-contact curbside pickup and food delivery. In today’s blog, we discuss how your mom-and-pop restaurant can use family meal deals as a way to thrive during the […]
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How to Improve Your Restaurant Profit Margin in the Midst of COVID

It’s no secret that restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean your restaurant is destined to fail. In fact, by getting creative and following restaurant trends, you can help improve your restaurant profit margin, even as COVID continues to spread. Embrace Online Ordering & Food Delivery In […]
Winter-Ready Restaurant Patio for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining: The Best Restaurant Patio Ideas for Winter

Because of COVID-19 transmission risks, many consumers are embracing outdoor dining as a way to safely gather with friends, eat a delicious meal, and support their local restaurants during the pandemic. But as the weather gets colder, many restaurants are looking for new ways to facilitate outdoor dining. Here are […]
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How to Design a Menu: Proven Restaurant Menu Design Ideas

Whether they read it online or after being seated, your menu is often a guests’ first impression of your restaurant. As a restaurant owner or executive chef, you can’t sit down with every customer to make suggestions, but the design of your menu can do a lot of that work […]
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4 Ways Local Restaurants Can Compete with Chain Restaurants

Competing with chain restaurants has always been a struggle, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for local, independent restaurants to compete with chain restaurant behemoths. But that doesn’t mean all mom-and-pop restaurants are doomed to fail. In fact, the best way to fight chain restaurants isn’t to […]
Safe Pizza Delivery COVID-19

Restaurant Delivery Services: In-House Vs. Third-Party Delivery Services

According to Upserve, online ordering and delivery have grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased this growth. If your restaurant is considering moving to food delivery, you’ll need to decide whether you’ll build your own in-house delivery fleet, utilize third-party services, or […]
Email Marketing for Restaurants

How to Attract Customers to My Restaurant Through Email Marketing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the landscape of the restaurant industry, restaurant marketing is more important than ever. In today’s blog, we discuss how to attract customers to your restaurant through email marketing. What is Email Marketing? Email marketing is any direct marketing effort that uses email to […]
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Online Ordering for Restaurants: In-House Vs. Third-Party

Back in October 2019, a survey from the National Restaurant Association showed that off-premise orders (i.e. drive-thru, takeout, and delivery) made up nearly 60% of restaurant business. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven these numbers even higher, making it functionally impossible for restaurants to survive without developing strong takeout […]
Socially Distanced Outdoor Restaurant Seating

How to Create a Profitable Restaurant Patio

According to Google Trends, in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a huge increase in the amount of people searching for “restaurants with outdoor seating near me.” While restaurant patios have always had the potential to grow your restaurant business, outdoor restaurant seating, in addition to […]