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Create a Menu That Sells in 6 Simple Steps (+ Free Guide)

In your quest to run a profitable restaurant, don’t overlook the “silent seller.” Your menu could become a ...
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50 Buzzworthy Bar and Restaurant Promotion Ideas to Improve Slow Nights

Great bar and restaurant promotion ideas get people talking – and get guests in the door. These 50 ...
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How to Increase Tips for Servers

First encounters can be the most impressionable moment of the entire dining experience. From the get-go, here are a few tips to keep in mind to start the meal off on the right foot.
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Sports Bar Websites We Admire

Here are some examples of sports bars who are doing all the right things when it comes to their website.
sports bar websites

Bartender Do’s and Don’ts

A bartender needs to be a diplomat when it comes to customers, efficient as a worker and the ambassador for your business. With that in mind, here are some important Dos and Don'ts for you to pass on to your bartenders.
bartender do's and don'ts

Share the Valentine’s Love on Social Media

Using social media is a great way to ensure that customers are spreading their love for your business. Here are a couple of great ways to build buzz before Valentine's Day.
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Evaluating Your Staff

As the operator of a bar or restaurant you are keenly aware that making staffing decisions is essentially a subjective process. Here are a few suggestions, broken down by job.
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Should Staff Be Allowed to Void Items without Manager Approval?

We polled professionals in the hospitality industry with the following questions: Should manager approvals for voiding charges be required?
voiding charges

Marketing Ideas For A Bar Launch: Start Early

There are few things as stressful and time consuming as opening a new restaurant or bar. You are essentially balancing the pressure of moving with what is a major change in your business.
bar launch marketing ideas

Establishing the Best Social Media Voice for Your Bar

Just as important as your technical savvy is making sure you maintain a tone consistent with that of your business. Social media is a conversation and you need to be sure you’re using the right language.
social media for bars

20 Things Your Service Staff Should NEVER Do

Owners and managers are sometimes blinkered as to the actual experiences being had by their customers as they delegate more and do the “top level” thinking. With this in mind, now is a good time to sit down with your staff and remind them of this list of 20 things they should never do.
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10 Ingenious Ways to Advertise Your Social Media Channels Offline

Here are ten clever ideas on how you can let your customers know where to find you on social media.
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