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 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 […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Mobile Tech, Employee Privacy & Hot Stock

Restaurants take lead in using mobile technologies to boost business.  Read more here:  https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/restaurants-outpace-other-industries-investing-in-mobile-technologies-in-2018/   How restaurant owners can avoid privacy breaches of their employees.  Read more here:  https://www.fastcasual.com/blogs/how-to-avoid-5-restaurant-employee-privacy-breaches/   Restaurant Brands International, parent company of Burger King among others, is a hot stock to hold for dividends.  Read more […]

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? […]

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 Consultant – How to Hire One that is a Leadership Coach

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Wage & Hour Myths Busted

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 […]

Why Your Restaurant Should Invest in Wage & Hour Compliance

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 […]

Line Cook Employee Turnover, a new epidemic?

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 […]

Credit Card Fraud

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, […]

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