Restaurant Management


The Pros and Cons of Reservations

Posted on December 26, 2013
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In the war waged between reservations and walk-ins, restaurant owners are often at odds over which path the right one for ultimate profitability. But just like having chocolate cake for breakfast or spending all day cuddling a puppy instead of grinding away at work, there’s a good and a bad that comes with every decision you make for your restaurant. Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on a fancy reservation book or a ...

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3 Holiday Playlists for Your Restaurant

Posted on December 2, 2013
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Nailing the holiday menu and putting up the decorations is all part and parcel of bringing the seasonal cheer into your restaurant, but have you thought of creating a personal playlist to share with your customers while they dine? The highlight of a planned playlist is that you can control the atmosphere in your restaurant. You can keep the energy right where you like, be it fast-paces or slow and schmoozy, it’s all up to you. Here ...

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Top 5 Ways the Government Shutdown can Affect Restaurants

Posted on October 7, 2013
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When the government decided to close up shop on October 1, 800,000 government employees were suddenly out of work, their personal finances now dependent on the government’s ability to manage its fiscal responsibilities. I, for one, am thankful Godzilla didn’t take this chance to destroy our major cities while our governing bodies were at rest. (more…)

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Waitress Book and Wine Keys: A Guide to Restaurant Lingo

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If you've ever waited tables in the U.S. you may have been told to have your waitress book and wine key on hand at all times. And if you've ever had a first day waiting tables in a U.S. restaurant, you may have found yourself smack-dab in the middle of a linguistics lesson. (more…)

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Starting a Home Catering Business

Posted on May 7, 2013

Are you a pretty fancy home cook? Do your friends always make you provide the food for their events? Would you like to start charging your friends for your services? Of course you would! That's what friends are for. If you've got a passion for food and a head for organization but lack the start-up capital to rent a commercial kitchen, perhaps starting a home catering business is a good move for you. Starting a home catering business is no ...

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