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Restaurant Industry Trends 2022: What to Expect

A new year means new trends to incorporate into your business. Understanding and responding to these restaurant industry trends could help you keep up with the competition in 2022 and beyond! More Off-Premises Dining While in-person dining has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent Omicron variant […]
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Restaurant Management Tips: How to Battle Restaurant Labor Shortages

Are restaurant labor shortages affecting your business? These restaurant management tips can help you better navigate hiring challenges so your business can thrive! Raise Wages The COVID-19 pandemic pointed out just how financially vulnerable restaurant employees were. That’s why one of the best and most obvious ways to battle restaurant […]
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How a Contactless Menu QR Code System Could Benefit Your Restaurant

It’s easy to dwell on the challenges that face the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. But along with these challenges came plenty of innovations that have made life easier for restaurants and customers alike. The QR code restaurant menu is one of these restaurant tech innovations that blew up […]
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 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 […]
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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 […]
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5 TV Food Shows & Docuseries to Help You Unwind

The pandemic has been a struggle for many industries, but the restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit. Now that we’re approaching the one-year mark, we thought we’d focus on the positive and offer a list of TV food shows and docuseries that restaurant owners, restaurant workers, and […]