Here are some tips to help you make the most of your restaurant's social media marketing this holiday season.
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What do you need to sell at a farmers’ market, and what payment tools can you utilize to make your new venture successful? Let's take a look.
Obtaining a liquor license is not always a straightforward process, and there are undoubtedly plenty of hoops you need to jump through before you're legally allowed to sell alcohol in the state of California.
With the supportive cottage food laws and two-tier permit system, starting an at-home food business in California is relatively straightforward once you know what you need to get started.
Data will show you what is working and what is not in your restaurant. You can use it to improve your marketing, your menu, and even your operations. Let’s first look at what restaurant data analytics are and what they can do for your business.
With food inflation set to hit 7-8% this year, is there anything you can do to protect your margins? The answer is yes.
Many restaurants and similar venues selling food and drink are still not using QR codes to their full potential. So, with that in mind, here are some creative ways to use online ordering QR codes.
If you haven't started preparations already, what are the best ways to maximize the impact of your outdoor seating area and make the most of patio season? Here are a few tips to get you started.
This guide will cover some essential items that all food trucks should have as well as provide helpful tips on how to best utilize your limited space.
Here are seven food truck design projects you need to check off your list before heading out for your first day.
Permits and licenses have serious financial and time commitments attached to them that many wannabe bar owners fail to factor into their plans. Let's take a quick look at what you'll need to have in place before being able to legally operate your Californian bar.
Increasing efficiency is one of the best methods to increase profits. Thus, we collated some tips to help boost your efficiency and attract new and existing customers back to your bar more often.
In this complete guide to restaurant staffing, we'll discuss the different restaurant staff positions you'll need to fill, which ones you'll need for your particular dining style, and what qualities you should look for in candidates.
In this article, we will provide a comprehensive list of essential kitchen tools for any restaurant.
The best point-of-sale (POS) system for your business allows you and your staff to focus on the most important part of your establishment, your customers.
This article is going to focus on the steps you need to take to get your venture off the ground and cover how to run a food truck – starting with research.
How can restaurant owners solve the labor shortage? The answer to this problem, like so many in business today, is in the form of technology.
If you're thinking of using Venmo to accept payments for your food business, read on to understand why we don't recommend this payment processing method.
We've put together this short guide to introduce you to the concept of e-wallets and walk you through what you'll need to put in place before you can begin to offer this increasingly popular payment method to your diners.
With the competition so fierce and COVID-19 presenting a whole new wave of challenges, what can you do as a restaurateur to drive up sales?
This post will explore why a cheap POS system (or even a free POS system) can still be an excellent option for your restaurant.
Why Now Represents One of the Best Times in Recent Memory to Open a Restaurant
How can you implement a better online ordering solution so that you can capture that much-needed additional source of revenue?
From improving your inventory management processes to ditching paper menus, there are all kinds of steps you can take to protect your profit margins against the rise in food prices.
While many restaurants have already reopened, it’s clear that restaurants may well experience further shutdowns and reopenings, given the threat posed by COVID variants.
Now restaurants of all descriptions are rushing to incorporate QR codes into their restaurant experience, and for good reason. These useful codes can not only level up the customer experience, but they can also help to streamline your operations as a restaurant owner.
Before going into those reasons in more detail, it's worth running you through precisely what EMV technology is and why it's such a necessary evolution in payment card technology.
Near-field communication (NFC) was already rapidly growing within the payments space before COVID-19 arrived on our shores.
The move to accommodate online orders has been viewed as a necessary innovation to keep restaurant revenues coming into the business.
With the restaurant industry in a state of flux thanks to the coronavirus pandemic's ongoing threat to public health, excellent sanitation practices have become more critical than ever before.
The most significant behavioral trends shaping dining out in the post-COVID era are predominately health-driven.
Even though the coronavirus outbreak is not yet in the rear-view mirror, many restauranteurs are trying to prepare themselves for the post-COVID era.
Restaurant owners should pay attention to their methods of operations and their cleaning procedures, to name but a few, in the battle to minimize the associated health risks.
When comparing the best restaurant POS systems, the number of comparable features can seem endless. Which begs the question, what should you be really focusing on as the owner of a dining establishment?
By merely asking yourself the question "What do you need to open a restaurant?" you'll soon discover that some items you previously classified as "'must-haves" are avoidable costs. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can cut down restaurant opening costs.
Chain restaurant management is a different beast to a single-unit business. With that in mind, let's take a look at what you need to focus on after opening the doors in an additional location.
A well-executed customer loyalty program that relies on the latest advances in restaurant technology can be a complete game-changer for your establishment.
While there are all kinds of metrics that provide useful insights into your business performance, we've compiled a list of the KPIs that are most crucial when it comes to ensuring your restaurant succeeds.
The increase in food delivery and curbside pickup is likely to be met with a proportionate rise in unwelcome chargebacks. So how bad is the problem set to become for restaurants taking an ever-increasing amount of online orders?
It's perhaps no surprise that demand for outdoor dining has never been higher. How do you make al fresco the new normal?
In this article, we'll examine what branding means in the context of a restaurant business, and what elements of a POS system can help you to boost your branding efforts.
From the hardware to the included reporting, the choice you make could be a difference-maker to the success of your new venture.
We've put together a useful guide to help you estimate what those costs are going to come to, starting with the food truck itself.
While your customers may not pay much attention to your layout, getting the floor plan right is crucial for a myriad of reasons.
If you manage to nail the design and aesthetic of your menu, suddenly it transforms into one of your most potent sales tools.
Today the best POS systems go far beyond billing and payment processing. How to choose the best POS software for your quick-service restaurant?
How to open a restaurant in California? It's much more than a case of merely finding a location, choosing a cuisine, hiring some staff members, and opening your doors.
What might be the best restaurant POS system for another restaurateur, might not be the best for your setup.