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Free Bar and Restaurant Health Inspection Checklist (Plus 5 Essential FAQs)

The health inspector may visit 2-3 times a year. But every day is an opportunity for your team ...
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Sound Advice: 8 Bar and Restaurant Background Music Tips to Boost Sales

Think restaurant background music is no big deal? It’s time to change your tune. Recent studies show that ...
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How to Capitalize on Local Events

If you want to increase sales and attract customers, you need to be alert to opportunities in your area. Huge opportunities occur every time there’s an event in your neighborhood.
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Top Challenges Franchisees Face and Words of Wisdom to Overcome Them

Unlike other types of restaurants, franchisees benefit from a repeatable and proven business model and standardized systems in place for running the business. However, owning a franchise is not a guaranteed road to profits. Here are the biggest challenges that franchisees face.
restaurant franchisees

7 Key Elements to Build Customer Loyalty

Loyal customers can make the difference between a restaurant that succeeds and a restaurant that fails. So what can you do to make sure you attract faithful customers? Read on to find out seven key elements you can use to build customer loyalty at your restaurant.
build customer loyalty

Why Creating Strong Supplier Relationships is Key and How to Develop Them

Suppliers play a vital role in that behind the scenes, ensuring that restaurants receive the quality products they need on time to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations. Therefore, building long-term, strategic partnerships with your suppliers is vital. Here are five ways to get the most out of your supplier relationships.
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Bars and Restaurants Get Innovative with Guest-Facing Technology

Expect to see guest-facing technology offered in more and more bars and restaurants, from tablets to mobile apps that enhance the customer experience.
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9 Food and Beverage Trends for Spring

What new foods and beverages will your competition be focusing on this spring? And, more importantly, what will your customers be expecting? You can’t see into the future, but you can still get an idea of what trends will be this spring. From meatless meals to super foods, here are nine trends you’ll be seeing soon.
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5 Ways to Create Memorable Customer Experiences in your Bar or Restaurant

Here are five guaranteed ways to deliver those unique and memorable experiences that will have your guests coming back for more.
customer experience

Food Cost Control and What You Need to Know

Why is food cost so important? Because it’s one of the best ways you have to make your restaurant financially successful—and it’s (mostly) within your control!
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Tips for Hosting a Successful Live Event

It may seem like a lot of hassle, but live events can be a great way to get customers to walk through your doors. Read on to find some popular events you might want to try out, as well as a few event-hosting tips to keep in mind.
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Late Night Promotions: The Secret to Success?

You already know that a traditional happy hour is a great way to increase sales and attract customers during an otherwise slow part of the day. Why are late night promotions so important? For starters, they can help you bring in more young customers!
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