About Matthew Rodgers

Matthew Rodgers

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Co-Founder & CEO @ RestaurantZone. Author of the RZ blog -- I like to write about hiring in the restaurant/hospitality space and share stories about our clients and research around this sort of thing. Always looking to offer a fresh perspective! On my free time I enjoy good NYC eats, the outdoors, and tennis!

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2020 Restaurant Industry Salary Report

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2020 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT It is our tradition at RestaurantZone to publish each year an annual salary review, a quick reference guide of salaries being paid across the hospitality industry in the U.S. We are delighted that we are able to provide our 2020 […]

Financial Resources for Restaurants (Small Business Edition)

COVID-19 has been brutal for many small restaurant businesses. Among many things, it has taught us about the need for financial instruments and resources in the case of emergency. And while this is all happening, many are hoping the government can provide assistance to them. A business without financing options […]

Adapting your Restaurant & Capitalizing on Opportunities. COVID-19 Part II.

Let’s not sugar coat it, times are tough! But when faced with adversity, Business Owners & Executives have an obligation to adapt and find a way to survive. And in some cases, we can thrive, identify and capitalize on the opportunities that exist. These past weeks, I’ve had many incredible […]

COVID-19: Relief for Restaurants & Hospitality, How to Get it?

Revised 4/28/20 I spent a lot of time this past week researching what government relief options are being provided for restaurants and businesses across the US, who have been affected by COVID-19. In addition, have had many helpful discussions with our clients and consultations with our accountants, banks and related […]

April 2020: How Can Restaurants Adapt to COVID-19?

How Can Restaurants Adapt to COVID-19? These are unprecedented challenges we are facing as an industry. One of the questions we are getting asked the most within our network is “what are other restaurant & hospitality owners/executives doing during this time?” RestaurantZone’s audience of over 100+ small, medium and large sized firms […]

Looking for Restaurant Manager

In today’s article we detail how to attract, identify and cultivate the best restaurant manager for your organization. Which is increasingly important in the current environment we’re in. This 2019 alone, we’ve seen countless articles naming this year the most severe labor shortages in decades for restaurants and hospitality. Employee […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/5/2019

Hooters of America has been sold – Nord Bay Capital and TriArtisan Capital Advisors now own the more than 438 restaurants in the U.S. and 26 other countries that features servers wearing skin tight shirts and short shorts.   Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/hooters-america-has-been-sold   New York Times exposes wrong-doing against […]

Restaurant Hiring Nightmares & Funny Hiring Stories That Really Happened!

  As you know RestaurantZone works with a variety of clients in the restaurant and hospitality space. And when a new client comes to us, many times we get to hear about their hiring struggles and funny stories that come along with it. We really listen and try to identify […]

Restaurant Success Stories: What Makes Thriving Restaurant Groups?

What Makes Successful Restaurant Groups? Today we’re asking what makes successful restaurant groups? At our firm myself & my team have the opportunity to interact with a variety of companies in the restaurant/hospitality industry daily. Of which many are successful restaurant groups that are growing, stagnant firms, and failing operations. […]

2019 Restaurant Industry Salary (Free Download!)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2019 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT It is our tradition at RestaurantZone to publish each year an annual salary review, a quick reference guide of salaries being paid across the hospitality industry in the U.S. We are delighted that we are able to provide our 2019 […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 8/20/18

Restaurant companies fail to make Forbes’ top ten ranking as best employers for women, though Five Guys and Caribou did make the top 100 list.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/which-restaurant-chains-are-best-female-employees McDonald’s launches $6 billion modernization plan to include digital ordering kiosks and digital menu boards. Read more here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/mcdonalds-details-6-billion-us-restaurant-modernization National Restaurant Association commits […]

Restaurant Hiring Trends: 2017 End-of-Year

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 […]

How to Increase Restaurant Sales – 4 Strategies to Follow

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 Employee Turnover – How to Reduce it by Following these 3 Simple Steps

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 Recruiter – 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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