2017 End-of-Year: Restaurant Hiring Trends

The data is ready! We analyzed hundreds of our clients and tens of thousands of search queries / web visits from all sizes of restaurants (employers) that utilize RestaurantZone. All from a variety users in the restaurant industry that use our software / website, to also clients that work with […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Tip Controversy, Delivery Apps, & Tax Deductions

The Labor Department is considering a proposal giving restaurant owners more control over their workers’ tips to be used for essentially any purpose.  Critics say it’s a bad idea.  Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/business/economy/tips-rule.html   Restaurant deliveries, once dominated by  a booming new source of revenue for eateries, but there’s a dark […]

4 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

As Mark Cuban says, “Sales cures all”. In today’s post hear from the experts and what clients have been doing to increase their restaurants sales. 1) Customer Service & Customer Retention: Need more customers? Do you have a lot customers come in the door of your restaurant, but few returning customers? […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Tips, Minimum Wage Impact, Shrinking Menus

Calls mount to keep the tip credit for restaurants following plans by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to hold hearings to eliminate it.  The argument to keep the credit: it helps restaurants reduce their direct labor costs and survive in a very competitive environment.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewrigie/2018/01/15/why-nyc-restaurants-need-the-tip-credit/#507504277b09   CEO […]

How to Reduce Restaurant Employee Turnover – 3 Simple Tips

Employee turnover problems? You’re not alone. Don’t worry, it’s inevitable in the restaurant industry. The good news is with every problem, arises an opportunity to shine. Here are three bulletproof strategies to reduce turnover today. Beat your competition and in the long-run have a healthier more profitable business. Let’s get started! 1) […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Dark Clouds at Subway & Papa John’s, Trump Tax Bill Praised

  Subway reported to be in serious trouble as over 900 of its sandwich stores close in 2017 because of changing consumer tastes.  Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/subways-closes-stores-spirals-downwards-2017-12   Papa John’s stock price continues to drop despite the outspoken founder’s decision to step down in the wake of the NFL controversy.  Read […]

4 Ways to Boost Holiday Restaurant Traffic with SMS

People enjoy gathering to eat, especially over the holidays or while out shopping for friends and family. You want to encourage as many guests as possible to stop in your restaurant as they are visiting with friends or out and about running errands for the holiday season. Text messaging can […]

Restaurant News Roundup: LTO’s, Eatsa Shutdowns, Sexual Harassment

Fast food eateries use LTO’s (Limited Time Offers) on gimmicky foods, like Mac n’ Cheetos, to boost profits.  Read more here:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/30/5-items-fast-food-restaurants-secretly-want-you-buy/806366001/ Eatsa, the Fully-automated restaurant, shuts down some of its key locations, including New York & Washington.  Despite much fanfare, the eatery did not catch on with diners.  Read […]

Tips on How to Sell Your Restaurant

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 […]

Hiring a Restaurant Consultant that’s a Leadership Coach

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 […]

Restaurant News Roundup, Casual Dining Struggles; Delivery Apps; Training Line Cooks

Chili’s, Cheesecake Factory and other mid-priced restaurant chains are struggling to find their way back to growth.  Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-agenda-casual-dining-20170918-story.html   The food delivery business is expanding rapidly, especially with the advent of delivery apps like Seamless, UberEats and Caviar, forcing many restaurants that rely on delivery orders to […]

5 Tips on Finding a Great Restaurant Recruiter

Finding an excellent external recruiter for your restaurant can be challenging. Having a good partner who can help you hire in this tough industry, can be a real deal breaker. The right type of employees, can be priceless to a business. The right staff will positively impact restaurants operations and growth potential. […]

How to Engage with Your Customers Effectively Through Texting

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 […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Applebee’s, Millennials & Applebee’s, Dishwashers

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 […]

Post Restaurant Jobs: Hire Amazing Restaurant Staff (Video)

 Watch the video above to learn how to post restaurant jobs and advertise them online to get applicants and hires for your restaurant or hotel. In the video you will learn how to post your job to be seen by thousands of job-seekers and also get cross-promoted to 50+ different […]

Discover Hidden Restaurant Talent (Watch the Video!)

Watch the video above to learn how search passive restaurant talent, so that you can target high quality candidates to potentially hire. In the video you will learn how to easily search one of the largest restaurant and hospitality candidate pools, so that you can find a large array of […]

2017 Restaurant Industry Salary Report (Free Download!)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2017 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT Each year RestaurantZone publishes a free annual salary review; a quick reference guide of salaries being paid across the restaurant industry. We are delighted that we are able to provide our 2017 figures. These figures are based on internal data we […]

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