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Create A Restaurant Business Plan

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan (with Samples)

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:06 am

Jump to:  What Should a Restaurant Business Plan Include? Sample Restaurant Business Plans Better Market Your Restaurant If you’ve made the decision to start your own restaurant, congratulations! Running your own business is incredibly exciting, and can be rewarding as well. Yet having a great idea is just the first step in the process – you’ll need to put in a lot of work to make your dream a reality. To start, you will need a concrete, detailed business plan.…

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Best Restaurant Job Interview Questions

The Best Restaurant Job Interview Questions

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:02 am

When it comes to running a successful restaurant, you’ll need more than just a killer menu, amazing décor, or a cool gimmick. One of the keys to any establishment’s success is having a friendly, competent, knowledgeable staff. Of course, knowing that you need great employees is just the first step – you also have to find and hire them. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses throughout the country (particularly restaurants), employers are finding themselves short-staffed more often than…

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Average Restaurant Profit Margin

What Is the Average Restaurant Profit Margin? How to Increase Profit Margin

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 10:40 am

Jump to:  What Is a Restaurant Profit Margin? What Is the Average Profit Margin for Restaurants? How Can I Increase My Restaurant Profit Margin? Make Marketing Easier For those who aren’t in the business, owning a restaurant may seem glamorous. If you’re a restaurant owner, however, you know how much of a slog it can be: long days, working nights and weekends, and tight profit margins. While owning a restaurant can be incredibly rewarding, there is no question that it…

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The Angel Shot

The Angel Shot: What It Is & Why Your Bar or Restaurant Should Implement It

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 10:37 am

Jump to:  What Is the Angel Shot? Why Should Your Bar or Restaurant Use the Angel Shot? Helping You Build Your Brand Every 68 seconds, a woman, man or child is sexually assaulted in the United States. In 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator is someone known to the victim – such as an acquaintance, or a current or former romantic partner. Given these scary statistics, it is little wonder that so many organizations are working hard to reduce…

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Licenses & Permits For Restaurants

What Are the Licenses and Permits Required to Open a New Restaurant?

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:40 am

Jump to:  Business License Employer Identification Number Certificate of Occupancy Food Service License Food Handler’s Permit Liquor License Sign Permit Sales Tax License & Unemployment Tax Workers’ Compensation Make Your New Restaurant a Success Most of us don’t get into business because we really love paperwork. For better or for worse, filling out forms and making sure that your papers are in order is a major part of being an entrepreneur. It might not be a fun part of the…

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Unique Restaurant Ideas

Unique Restaurant Ideas to Inspire Your Restaurant

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:38 am

Restaurant Ideas To Consider There is no single thing that will make your restaurant a hit. Instead, you typically need a combination of factors to have a thriving establishment – such as a great location, a delicious menu, good marketing, and a willingness to put in the work to make it all happen.  With so many restaurants in any given area, it can be hard to know how to differentiate yours from the crowd. One way to do so is…

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Automatic Gratuities For Restaurants

Automatic Gratuities: Everything You Need to Know for Your Restaurant

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:31 am

Jump to: What Is an Automatic Gratuity? How Does the IRS Treat Automatic Gratuities? Are Automatic Gratuities Legal? Should I Use Automatic Gratuities? Grow Your Business In the food and beverage industry, many employees depend on tips – or gratuities – to earn money. Typically, these tips are left up to a customer’s discretion. While tipping is customary in the United States, customers are not required to leave a tip – which is why some restaurants, bars, and other establishments…

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Creative Take-Out Bag Designs

10+ Creative Takeout and To-Go Bag Designs

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:30 am

If there was one thing that the food and beverage industry learned in 2020 – 2021, it was the importance of take-out service. Faced with ever-changing rules and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses only survived due to take-out. While dine-in sales plummeted, take-out sales rose by an astounding 59%. With more to-go options than ever before, it is clear that take-out is here to stay as a primary source of revenue for restaurants. Given this new reality,…

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Earn More Restaurant Reviews

How to Earn More Online Restaurant Reviews

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:28 am

In the past, a restaurant’s reputation was largely built on word of mouth. While a review in a local newspaper might help bring in new clientele, most business came from customers who loved the food and told their friends and family about it. In this way, the success of a restaurant was largely based on goodwill in the community where it operated. Today, things are very different. While local opinions matter, the methods for obtaining those opinions have shifted. One…

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Brewery Resource Guide

Brewery Resources: Resource Guide For Breweries

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:27 am

Jump to: Resources For Starting A Brewery Best Books For Brewery Owners Best Apps For Brewery Owners Brewery Blogs Worth Subscribing To Helpful Videos & Podcasts For Brewery Owners You’ve decided to start a brewery: congratulations! Breweries have become increasingly popular throughout the United States. In fact, microbreweries, brewpubs and taprooms produce 32.8% of all beer in 2020. Of course, deciding to open a brewery is just step one of what can be a fairly complicated process. As small business…

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