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Robot Waiters For Restaurants

Robot Waiters: What Restaurants Need to Know

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:08 am

Jump to: What Is a Robot Waiter? Robot Waiters: Pros and Cons Keep Your Restaurant Running Smoothly Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, one of the biggest issues facing restaurants (beyond shutdowns and restrictions on service) is staffing. A labor shortage throughout the industry has led to a range of problems, including much longer wait times and incredibly frustrated customers. This has led many restaurant owners to get creative and bring robot waiters into the mix. Not only do these high…

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How To Start A Food Truck

How to Start a Food Truck

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 11:07 am

Jump To:  Pros & Cons of Opening A Food Truck Make a Business Plan Figure Out Costs and Equipment Get Necessary Approvals, Licenses, and Permits Figure Out the Basics of Your Operations Hire Employees Start Promoting Your Food Truck Build a Better Food Truck Experience In the not-too-distant past, food trucks were a novelty – something that you might see in a touristy area or at a festival. Today, food trucks are a staple in downtowns, near bars, and at…

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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 August 5th, 2022 at 9:02 am

Quick Summary Angel Shot Meaning: The Angel Shot isn’t actually a shot – or a drink at all. Put simply, the Angel Shot is something that a patron can order to let staff at a bar or restaurant know that they feel unsafe. In this way, employees can intercede and potentially head off a dangerous encounter. Every 68 seconds, a woman, man or child is sexually assaulted in the United States. In 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator is…

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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 September 26th, 2022 at 10:06 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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