The 2 for $20 Offer Erodes the Long-Term Value of a Full-Service Restaurant

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You may not know it yet, but your restaurant is in trouble. The reason? Millennials. Why? Because they are holding restaurants to a higher standard. Recent reports have revealed that fast food and fast casual restaurants are struggling for business because younger diners just don’t go to them. Cheaper Isn’t Always Better In recent years,… Read more »

Where Do You Go (in Your Career Search) When You Don’t Know Where to Go?

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As a hospitality professional, you know there are many opportunities in the industry. Getting a little expert advice can help you make smarter career decisions – whether you’re looking for your first management position, changing industries, juggling offers or hoping to relocate to a highly desirable location. You may have questions like: Which opportunity is… Read more »

What Is the Right Type of Search for Your Hospitality Job Opening?

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When you are looking to fill a critical hospitality management position, you have options. How do you know which one will deliver the best results for your organization? Depending on the nature of the position, the number of people you need to recruit and the workload of your internal human resources department, you’ll probably choose… Read more »

Why a Hospitality Recruiter Helps Your Career Take the Next Step

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If you’re a successful hospitality professional, you know a thing or two about how to run a hotel, restaurant or resort successfully. But you’re probably not an expert in finding the perfect job. To take a truly strategic approach to your career, you must partner with a hospitality recruiter who knows the industry and how… Read more »

Should Your Restaurant Consider All-Day Breakfast?

Americans love breakfast food. Whether it’s a quick bagel or a full breakfast, we’ll opt for it around the clock. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, 72 percent of us say that we’d order breakfast items throughout the day if offered. But there are pros and cons to consider before adding… Read more »

Can Retailers Make a Dent into the Restaurant Business?

Last month we discussed Food Halls. This month we will tackle another industry game changer, retailer inroads into the restaurant business. Several chains including Whole Foods, Wegmans, Nordstrom, Outdoor World and even Lexus in Japan are trying their hand in the industry. But is it sustainable? Can they do it well? Why try the restaurant… Read more »

2015 For Hospitality: What’s In Store for Your Hotel or Restaurant?

One of hospitality’s most prominent trends in 2015 is continued consumer demand for locally sourced ingredients. Restaurant customers continue to ask for locally sourced and sustainable produce, meats and fish. Travelers to your hotel will be looking for meals and accommodations that offer local flavor over sterile corporate staleness. What Does That Mean For Hospitality… Read more »

Motivating Your Hospitality Staff: Which Style Is Best For You

Figure out the best strategies to motivate your hospitality staff by determining what management style will work best with your employees while remaining true to yourself. A variety of styles can be effective depending on your company, location, or your clientele. What’s the best one for you – and your team? What’s Your Management Style?… Read more »