Could a Prix Fixe, Pre-Paid Service Be the Answer to Your Restaurant Revenue Struggles?

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No one needs to tell you how hard restaurants have been hit by the pandemic. But many have been able to rise to the challenge with takeout and delivery options. These have proven to be a win-win for restaurateurs and diners. But contact-free interaction and pre-paying have also allowed customers to enjoy dining-in at their… Read more »

Consumers’ Demand for Eliminating Manufactured Foods Isn’t Going Away

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Increasingly consumers are seeking a lower-impact, more sustainable way of eating. This focus is long overdue. The average American man eats nearly double the protein he needs, much of that in animal protein, which has a heavy impact on the environment. Beef production requires 20 times the land and emits twenty times as much greenhouse… Read more »

Will COVID-19 Lead to Any Long-Term Changes in Restaurants?

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The situation with Coronavirus/COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The restaurant industry is one of the hardest hit. It’s not hard to understand why. People linger in close quarters in restaurants for extended periods, so it’s not ideal for social distancing. But diners enjoy eating out, and restaurant employees need to work. What Changes is Coronavirus Likely… Read more »

How Can You Make Money on the Non-Alcoholic Happy Hour?

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The market for non-alcoholic drinks is growing. Reasons for sobriety are wide-ranging and can include health, religion, addiction recovery or just a commitment to being the designated driver for the evening. If you want to attract non-drinkers to your bar or restaurant, it’s important to give them options. Sure, you can offer soda, water, or… Read more »

Fewer Teenagers Are Entering the Workforce – How Can Your Restaurant Adapt?

According to a study by The Brookings Institution, “The teen labor force participation rate reached an all-time peak in 1979 (57.9 percent) and gradually declined until about 2000 when it then dropped precipitously to a 2010–18 plateau of about 35 percent.” Why is that the case and what can you do about it? More is Expected… Read more »

Is Hard Seltzer a Fad or a Real Trend?

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Summer of 2019 was the summer of hard seltzer. Everywhere you went this year, from bars to the beach to sporting events, you were bound to see someone with a can of White Claw or Truly (these two brands dominate with an 85% combined share of the market). What restauranteurs want to know is whether the popularity of hard seltzer is just a fad, or will… Read more »