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What are the Best Appetizers to Serve During Happy Hour?

For many people, happy hour calls to mind elaborate cocktails and discounted beer and wine options, but appetizers are an equally important part of the happy hour experience. As restaurants continue to reopen for dine-in, it’s the perfect time to rethink your happy hour food menu. In today’s blog, we […]
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How to Reduce Labor Costs in a Restaurant

At McDonald Wholesale, we understand that running a successful restaurant can be difficult. From rising food costs and high overhead costs to the unique challenges of the coronavirus epidemic, it’s becoming tougher and tougher to make ends meet in the restaurant industry. In today’s blog, we provide tips for how […]
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The Best Brewery Events & Promotion Ideas to Increase Sales

Restaurants and breweries across the country are struggling as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, innovation and promotion is key to survival, and if you’re a brewery looking for creative ways to grow your customer base during and after the threat of the coronavirus is over, you’ll […]
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Restaurant Management Post-COVID-19: Industry Changes to Consider

After weeks of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant dining rooms across the country are beginning to reopen. While the details of reopening rely heavily on state and local mandates, at some point in the future, these safety restrictions will be lifted, and restaurants will attempt to return to […]
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Restaurant Management Tips for Reopening After Coronavirus

After weeks of mandatory shutdowns and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs and diners alike are anxious for restaurants to re-open for dine-in services. But re-opening your restaurant to diners doesn’t necessarily mean returning to business as normal. These restaurant management tips for reopening after coronavirus can help you […]
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How to Keep Restaurant Costs Down and Revenue Up During Coronavirus

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 world health crisis is having an especially large impact on the restaurant industry. As an independently owned and operated company, we take the success (and challenges!) of our clients personally, and we’re working harder than ever to help your restaurant thrive in the face […]
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Guide to No Contact Restaurant Curbside Pickup & Delivery

With the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ensuing Stay at Home orders across the US, delivery and takeout are the only options for many restaurants if they want to continue to serve their local communities. Check out our guide to no-contact curbside pickup and delivery to find out how your […]
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4 Pizza Trends to Try at Your Mom and Pop Pizza Shop

When it comes to food, it’s hard to find something more popular than pizza. In fact, a Technomic study showed that 43% of consumers eat pizza at least once per week. If you own a mom and pop pizza shop, you may think your traditional pie is where it’s at […]
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Local SEO for Restaurants: How to Rank for “Near Me” Searches

We’ve all be there. You’re out and about, wondering where to eat dinner. You don’t want to go far, but you also don’t know what restaurants are nearby. So, you pull out your smartphone, type in “restaurants near me” and wait to see what pops up. If you’ve ever found […]
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Leasing Restaurant Equipment vs Buying: Which is Better for Your Restaurant?

Opening a new restaurant is challenging. In fact, while the commonly cited statistic that 90% of new restaurants fail in the first year appears to be a myth, there is still a high risk (and high reward!) involved. That’s why every business decision you make needs to be thoroughly considered. […]