Restaurant & Hospitality Industry 2020 Observations & Preparing for 2021

During this year,  I’ve had numerous conversations with more than 75+ restaurant & hospitality owners & executives, ranging from all concepts and sizes. It’s been a privilege to have such deep, connected, frank and fascinating conversations given these unprecedented times. So I’d like to unveil some of the key takeaways […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/28/2020

Le Pain Quotidian, California Pizza Kitchen, Sizzler are among 17 major restaurant chains that have filed for bankruptcy since the start of the pandemic.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/these-restaurant-companies-filed-bankruptcy-during-pandemic   No back to normal for the restaurant industry as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic forces change to the restaurant model.  Read […]

Getting Creative: How the Hospitality Industry is Adapting to Covid-19

More than six months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, getting customers in the door remains challenging for restaurants. According to a July survey by Azurite Consulting, a management consulting firm, only 64% of customers surveyed responded that they’d feel comfortable dining out within the next two months. That number dropped […]

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, 10/01/2019

The restaurant industry’s share of the food dollar is now at 51% as more Americans eat out than ever before, according to an overview of the US restaurant business.  Read more here: https://articles2.marketrealist.com/2019/09/the-restaurant-industry-an-overview/   Supermarket chain Kroger has opened a food hall in a new store in downtown Cincinnati, in […]

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 […]

Millennial Restaurants: Getting the Most Out of Your Younger Workers

4 Restaurant Insiders share how they’ve manage millennials and Gen Zers in the workplace without sacrificing productivity. Millennials—and their younger cohorts just entering the workforce—sometimes get a bad rap in the workplace. “On the podcast ‘Hugh Acheson Stirs the Pot’ Hugh Acheson and Tom Colicchio nailed it, stating that ‘the […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 4/1/2019

Where’s the beef? Burger King tests a flame-grilled, plant-based patty at eateries in the St. Louis area, with plans to later offer it nationwide.  The no-beef item is being called the Impossible Whopper! Read more here:  https://www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/4b11f2f3db6f4747901ef35792c95779   Survey shows Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse are tops in customer satisfaction […]

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. […]

What It Takes to Work in a High-Volume Restaurant: 3 Experts Weigh In

Say the words “high-volume restaurant,” and people instantly think of chain establishments—loud, chaotic places where diners turn over quickly, servers and staff hustle to put food on the table, and no one is leaving a big tip. But these types of restaurants are places where you can quickly pick up […]

Failing Restaurants: How Two Establishments Turned Themselves Around

 5 takeaways worth learning if your business is facing challenges Running a restaurant can be risky. One Ohio State University study found that 60 percent of establishments close in the first three years. Adding to risk are the mistakes owners make, even if they’re experienced business people. For Roscoe’s , […]

Career Advice from the Culinary Institute of America That’ll Work for You

You don’t have to graduate from the most famous culinary school to take advantage of these tips! Aspiring chefs and restaurant managers who go to the Culinary Institute of America get a lot of help planning their careers. Besides taking part in a semester-long externship, they get hands-on advice from […]

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