So You’re Thinking About Selling Your Restaurant? You’ve worked hard for years running your restaurant. Now it is time to cash in the chips and take some time off and go on some of those tropical vacations you always hear about from your customers! But exactly what do you do […]
For many operators of independent restaurants, retaining the services of a restaurant consultant becomes a necessity. Independent restaurant entrepreneur’s often focus on finding the capital to develop the venture, finding the ideal location, creating the perfect concept, putting together a great team, and marketing the business. However, after all that is done, most restaurant […]
When you engage your restaurant customers through text messaging, you will see your profits increase. 90% of customers will open your text messages within three minutes. When you want to run a successful SMS texting campaign, you have to provide your customers with value. By sharing great deals and useful […]
Applebee’s may close over 130 restaurants that have performed poorly in coming months, though the chain’s parent company also says it plans to open several dozen new eateries across the globe. Read more here. With the news of Applebee’s closing restaurants comes a change in strategy as the restaurant chain […]
Applebee’s parent company is closing up to 60 restaurants as the chain suffers from an industry-wide slowdown that some analysts fear could be the start of a restaurant recession. http://www.businessinsider.com/applebees-restaurants-are-disappearing-across-the-us-2017-3 Boutique hotels signing up big-name chefs as a way to gain recognition. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/dining/hotels-restaurants-big-name-chefs.html?_r=0 Restaurants imposing surcharges to offset […]
Myth Number 1: “If I make her a ‘salaried’ employee, I don’t have to pay overtime.” FALSE: You cannot avoid paying someone overtime simply by calling them a salaried employee. An employee’s entitlement to overtime depends entirely on the duties they perform. Generally, the law provides that executives, professionals, and […]
Industry research firm says restaurant sales are virtually flat and are expected to remain weak for the rest of the year. The cause? Uncertainty over the presidential election, according to one analyst. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/people-are-spending-less-at-restaurants-and-its-terrifying-news-for-the-economy-2016-6 Jim Cramer of Mad Money assesses the stock performance of six restaurant chains, giving thumbs […]
Grocery stores offering fresh, restaurant-quality prepared foods are attracting more business, especially from millennials, according to a research industry firm. Read more about the rise of so-called “grocerants” here: http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-are-abandoning-restaurants-2016-6 These five online sites will help restaurant owners keep on top of the latest trends reflecting customer needs and wants. […]
You found the perfect space. You invested in state-of-the-art equipment. You assembled a stellar work force. But there is one thing you might have overlooked – something with the potential to put your entire business at risk. You never invested in making sure that your restaurant’s wage and hour practices […]
So, I’m sitting on a bus right now traveling from Washington DC back to the office in New York City, and apologies because it’s definitely been a while since I’ve had a chance to post on our blog! We’ve been very busy with a slew of new clients, and its […]
Today’s video goes over Credit Card Frauds and the new Credit Card Fraud Liability shifts on October 15, 2015. Just recently I actually experienced credit card fraud on my new card! Pretty crazy, I had a bunch of unknown transactions on my card via online, at stores, pizza shops, food, […]
Just other day I had the pleasure to speak to Bob Frazier from POS Advice, so that basically I learn more about POS Systems and how they can impact a restaurant. I then began to realize that a lot of restaurant owners and managers may find this material helpful, so […]
Hey everyone! Things have been really exciting here at The Restaurant Zone. We are in the midst of funding and launching a kickstarter. Anyways, I ran into some pretty neat ID card software when I was browsing the internet that can be perfect for restaurants and businesses. The first thing that came […]
Field Trip – National Restaurant Equipment & Supply… A few days ago before Thanksgiving, I had an awesome opportunity to check out National Restaurant Equipment & Supply (NRES) in Laurel, Maryland. I got the grand tour from the owner Parviz Tavakoli. The Showroom When first arriving I walked through the showroom, […]
Black Friday Job Ads & Classifieds Sale! Its here!! Hey there everyone, yes we are doing a Black Friday sale here at The Restaurant Zone. This our official Black Friday Job Ads & Classifieds Sale for 2014! We are doing a Black Friday sale on our classifieds and job listings. Starting […]
If POS Advice isn’t your “go to” site for anything restaurant point of sale system related, it should be! POS Advice and its family of websites cover everything restaurant POS related and caters exclusively to the hospitality industry. Bob Frazier started the sites two years ago after selling his 30 […]
Hey guys! Just thought I would give you a little update on The Restaurant Zone…in a fun way, through a video! So starting today I am doing a little weekly video blog on my business (The Restaurant Zone). Its going to be structured sort of informally and just document different […]
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When you engage your restaurant customers through text messaging, you will see your profits increase. 90% of customers will op...