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 »

Goal-Setting for 2015: How to Create Effective Goals In The Hospitality Industry

The economy is showing signs of recovery. With more spendable money in consumer pockets, it should be a banner year for the hospitality industry. People will be dining out, vacationing, traveling for business. How can you create goals for your team that will help them to manage the boom? Communicate Company Objectives It’s critical that… Read more »

What Are Hospitality Recruiting Managers Looking For On Your LinkedIn Profile?

Increasingly hiring managers are relying on social media like LinkedIn to find or evaluate talent. Whether they reach out to you proactively or review your online profile once you’ve sent them a resume, it’s critical that your profile send the right message. Keep It Positive Don’t put “Looking for new opportunities” in your headline. Avoid… Read more »

How Can Social Media Impact Your Restaurant’s Success?

Increasingly people depend on social media to get information and make purchasing decisions. As a restaurant owner there are several ways that you can leverage social media to make your restaurant more successful. Attract New Customers Offer discounts through online deal sites like Groupon, Living Social, Deal Chicken, etc. Discounts can bring in new customers… Read more »

Does Your Restaurant Manager Fit Your Restaurant’s Culture?

With about 13 million people, the restaurant industry employs one of the largest workforces in the United States. And there’s an abundance of good talent out there. The key is finding the right person for your restaurant management position – and that means securing a good cultural fit. Start by Defining Your Culture Your culture… Read more »