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2020 Drinking Statistics and Habits: Trends You Can Expect for Your Bar Business

It’s no secret: Americans like to drink. From beer and wine to hard drinks, the average American enjoys an alcoholic beverage on a regular or semi-regular basis — whether they drink to celebrate, unwind, or for any other reason.  Yet as all bar owners know, it isn’t always easy to determine exactly what consumers want to drink — and how + where they want to drink it. While predicting bar trends isn’t an exact science, examining data from studies and…

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Restaurant Design & Decor Trends

Top Restaurant Design & Decor Trends For 2020

The restaurant industry is ever changing. Between advancements in technology and shifts in cultural preferences, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends in food service. What shifts has 2020 brought restaurant owners in terms of restaurant design and decor? We’ve broken down the latest design and decor trends into both larger concepts and smaller design elements below. Larger Concepts Separate Waiting & Ordering Areas The growth of delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub has spawned…

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Restaurant Resource Guide

Complete Restaurant Resource Guide

The restaurant industry is hands down one of the most difficult industries to operate a business in. The average profit margin for restaurants is just 3-5% and 80% of new restaurants will close their doors before their fifth anniversary. That being said, with great risk comes the opportunity for great reward. Restaurateurs such as Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsey, Paul Bocuse, and Jamie Oliver have all made fortunes in the industry. There are many restaurant owners that also report making upwards…

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Coffee Shop Resource Guide

Complete Coffee Shop Resource Guide

There are so many different moving parts involved with successfully owning and growing a coffee shop business. Being able to brew a delicious cup of coffee isn’t even half the battle. Owning a coffee shop is incredibly rewarding, but it’s also incredibly challenging. Having access to the right resources may not eliminate any challenges, but good resources can help reduce them. That is precisely why we’ve compiled an entire page of resources exclusively curated for coffee shop owners. Whether you’re…

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Restaurant Mission Statement Examples

50+ Restaurant Mission Statement Examples To Inspire Your Restaurant Mission

A restaurant mission statement is a crucial component of a restaurant’s brand identity. A mission statement is a reflection of you and the values you instill in your work, which are then communicated to both customers and employees.  Whether you’re working on starting up a new restaurant or you’re looking to update your current branding and promotional materials, it helps to have inspiration for mission creation. Many restaurants have a mission statement, but not many restaurants have an excellent mission…

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What is PET Plastic? | The Basics

PET Plastics | An Introduction Before we discuss the ins and outs of PET plastic, you might be wondering what PET plastic stands for. PET is short for its chemical name: polyethylene terephthalate. PET is often abbreviated as PETE, PETG, APET, PETP or PET-P. Similarly to how tissue paper is commonly referred to as “Kleenex”, PET plastic may be referred to as it’s brand names Dacron (US), Terylene (UK), or Lavsan (Russia). PET has many properties that make it desirable…

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Commercial Composting | How Does Your State Compare?

Is your state leading the way in Commercial Composting? Check out the graphic below to find out! The embed code for the graphic is below if you would like to use this graphic on your own website or blog. Feel free to share!   Graphic by Budget Branders [bg_collapse view=”button-green” color=”#4a4949″ expand_text=”Embed Code” collapse_text=”Show Less” ]<p><script src=”//my.visme.co/visme.js”></script></p><div class=”visme_d” data-url=”jw6kyv8q-commercial-composting” data-w=”800″ data-h=”400″ data-domain=”my”> </div><p style=”width: 200px; font-family: Montserrat,serif; border-radius: 3px; padding: 3px; font-size: 12px; color: #314152;”>Graphic by <a style=”color: #314152; font-size: 12px;…

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Small Business Branding | Top 20 Simple Tips

“The tallest oak in the forest was once just a tiny nut that held it’s ground.” Small Business Branding: Growth So, you’re the tiny nut in this scenario. You’re not the tall oak, you’re not the mighty tree…you’re the little nut. Or, in other words, you’re the small business. You’re not the big franchise, you’re not the multi-million dollar company. You’re the new start-up, a fresh idea in a world full of ideas. A little small business branding can go…

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Coffee Shop Branding | From the Grounds Up!

Coffee Shop Branding: Beginners Guide Coffee was introduced to America in the mid-17th century, and by the 18th century it was one of the most popular, and profitable, products in the world. The first Starbucks Coffee, a pioneer of coffee shop branding, was opened in 1971 – fast forward to today, and there are over 30,000 stores across 80 countries around the world. And that’s just one coffee shop. In America alone, statistics inform us that there are over 150…

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Bar Branding | The Complete Guide

Welcome to the Complete Guide of Bar Branding! Today we’re going on a deep dive into the in’s and out’s of bar branding. We will discuss how to establish your bar’s purpose, and more importantly, how to communicate that purpose to your patrons. Step 1: Find Your “Why” First of all, you need to know your bar’s purpose. Why does your bar operate the way it does? Why does your bar serve what it serves? Your purpose will give your…

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