Restaurant News Roundup: Blaze Pizza, Hospitality Training & Reservation Software

  Blaze Pizza – the build-your-own pizza concept – now has 200 locations, making the Le Bron James backed chain the fastest growing in the history of food service, according to Forbes magazine.  Read more here…   Hotels and restaurants are running training programs for managers and staff to improve […]

Text Messaging Job Seekers: Powerful Tactics that Produce Results + Examples

Text messaging job seekers…a completely UNDERATED way to book more interviews and get in contact with qualified candidates. I’ve seen a massive number of our own clients have absolutely incredible success with texting. Plus, an Emarketer mobile research study showed that the average person in 2017 spends 4 hours and 5 minutes […]

7 Tips to Hire Quality Restaurant Staff (Industry Experts Weigh in!)

For today’s blog we gathered a variety of insights directly from industry experts on how to hire top quality restaurant staff and how to identify, attract & retain these employees. We asked these experts to share their thoughts on this topic and I hope you find these tips informative and […]

Restaurant Staff Retention Starts with “Hello”

Retention starts with “Hello”. Your first impression as a candidate and hiring manager are immediately etched in each others psyche. As much as we want to believe we are not biased, our brains are always analyzing and processing “data.” Each interaction/experience with the candidate and hiring manager creates the developing […]

What is RestaurantZone? Full 15 minute Tutorial Video!

Above is a video tutorial on RestaurantZone our restaurant recruiting and hospitality hiring tool. Learn how to search the restaurant resume database, post job ads and receive vetted talent, setup email campaigns, and much more. Try it out Today! If you liked this video, I highly recommend you check out our […]

Restaurant News Roundup: 2nd Quarter Sales, Casual Dining Decline, Whole Foods Eateries

Wall Street analysts say restaurant sales are up in the second quarter, helped by boost in the fast food industry, especially burgers.  Read more here: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/05/restaurant-sales-gain-ground-in-second-quarter-big-boost-in-burgers.html   Millennials have abandoned casual dining eateries like Applebee’s and Ruby Tuesday, causing sales to slump and dozens of restaurants to close.  Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-endanger-casual-dining-restaurants-2017-5 […]

Hospitality Resume Database: Writing Messages that Convert + Examples that Work!

When it comes to cold messaging candidates in a hospitality resume database, candidate pools or social networks. It’s recommended to put your marketing hat on and personalize, personalize and personalize some more! Our team of job-seeker specialists who curate and vet talent daily for our clients, are constantly contacting candidates […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Mexican Food, Chef Owners, Minimum Wage Impact

Mexican restaurants are now the second-most popular menu type in the U.S., according to a foodservice data aggregator, edging out pizzerias for the number two spot.  Read more here: https://www.fb101.com/2017/04/mexican-restaurant-industry-second-popular-menu-type-usa/   Restaurant owners who are also their establishment’s chefs say it would be beneficial to get a lesson in finances before […]

What is ‘Request More Resumes’ and How Does it Work?

Curated Restaurant & Hospitality Talent at your Fingertips!  We created “request more resumes”, for several reasons. Mostly, because we wanted to allow employers & recruiters to view higher quality talent than traditional job postings. But, we also found that our client’s needed to see more variety in candidates and needed […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Dining Survey, Top Restaurants, Secret Menus

  New York’s Eleven Madison Park picked as Number One by the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the first American restaurant to make the top of the list in more than a decade.  Read more here.   Consulting firm survey indicates fewer people will be dining out in 2017, a […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Music & Restaurants, Future Trends

Restaurateur Ken Friedman, a former musician, compares the music industry to the restaurant business. Not so different, he says. Read more here: http://www.eater.com/2017/3/20/14980878/ken-friedman-music-industry Restaurant data analytics guru Damian Mogavero talks about the restaurant industry, saying its future depends on embracing the creative side of the restaurant business and adapting to trends. Read […]

3 Quick Tips To Schedule More Interviews & Stay on Top!

We all know making that initial contact or setting up interviews can be tough. For both employers and the job-seekers. And especially in restaurant/hospitality, everything is so busy! As a recruiter or employer you’re juggling a million things. You have resumes, interviews, trainings and meetings to attend. On the other side […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Applebee’s, Big-Name Chefs, Surcharges

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 […]

Restaurant Job Boards: 15 Places to Hire Hospitality Talent

  Let’s face it. Hiring can be really tough! Especially in the restaurant/hospitality industry. High turnover rates. Tough to fill roles. New restaurant openings. Short staffed locations. And list goes on and on and on… That’s why we have compiled this list of the 15 best restaurant job boards, hiring […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Burger King’s Whopper, Trump Immigration Impact

Burger King owner, Restaurant Brands, buys Popeyes for $1.8 billion, putting Restaurant Brands in a good position to take on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food chains. Read more here: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/21/investing/restaurant-brands-burger-king-popeyes-acquisition/ Restaurants, bars and hotels brace themselves for further enforcement of US immigration laws by the Trump administration. Read more […]

Three Simple Resume Search Tips

1) An effective way to find candidates is to search them based on the concept they work for. Try searching for: {JOB TITLE}, {INSERT CONCEPT HERE} Example 1: restaurant manager, cheesecake factory  Example 2: cook, taco bell Example 3: sous chef, hilton Please note: This is an excellent reference, a full list […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Customers, Mexico, Diversity

Global information research group releases study on ways to increase traffic at restaurants. One of its findings: consumers think restaurant prices are too high, so they stay away or cut back on eating out. Read more here: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/new-path-increasing-restaurant-business Trump’s Mexico policy could spell trouble for restaurant chains like Chipotle that […]

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