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How To Open A Bar: The Ultimate 11 Step Guide

Ever have that daydream? The one where you walk into the bar and people smile and wave at you. One even stands up to give you a hug. Everything you see is a reflection of your decisions: beautiful flooring, rich wall colors, the artwork, comfy chairs, fun signage for the restrooms, etc. A few framed celebrity autographs hang in the hallway...

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Holiday Fireplace: How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for the Holidays

Decorating for the holidays often revolves around a Christmas tree adorned with lights and ornaments. But a beautifully decorated holiday fireplace mantel is an equally important focal point for creating a festive mood. What makes decorating the mantel such a cherished Christmas tradition?  Long before the advent of television, families gathered around the living room fireplace to spend time together. The...

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Easy Reclaimed Wood DIY Decor Ideas for the Holidays

Holiday decorating themes pertaining to nature are in this season. That means there are plenty of fresh pine wreaths, poinsettias, and even ubiquitous painted pine cones to go around. But if you want to kick your holiday decorating up a notch this year, there is no better way than to lean into the natural trend by using reclaimed wood...

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What is a Pop-up Restaurant? Learn What You Didn’t Know

What is a Pop-Up Restaurant? A pop-up restaurant is a dining service held at a private residence or another suitable location. Pop-ups are typically limited to small and intimate groups, and diners typically reserve their spot in advance. Pop-ups can also be highly organized events that serve a large number of paying guests.  Opening and running a restaurant requires a certain...

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Bar Top Ideas to Add Character to Your Restaurant Bar

The bar is one of the most central design elements of any restaurant. It is a primary gathering spot and a focal point for patrons whether you are operating a fine dining establishment, a rowdy night spot, or a cozy coffee shop. With this in mind, you will want to create a bar environment that compliment your overall aesthetic....

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13 Best Ways of Decorating Your Restaurant For Halloween

The spooky season is upon us! What that means for your restaurant for Halloween is up to you. Many restaurant operators choose not to celebrate this holiday in any way, while others go all out for the creepy holiday with decorations, costumes, and special menu items.  Of course, it is wise to avoid things that are too bloody and gory....

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7 Ways You Can Save Money With Used Appliances

Everybody opening up a restaurant faces the same dilemma at some point: whether to buy new or used appliances. Weighing the pros and cons of each piece of equipment is a delicate art. New pieces of equipment can take up a lot of your budget, but given proper care and maintenance, will last you a long time. Used appliances can...

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What Does Scratch & Dent Mean? Everything You Need to Know

As a restaurateur, it is important to save money whenever impossible. In fact, to most restaurant owners and managers, spotting a bargain probably comes second nature. And, when it comes to bargains, there is rarely anything better than scratch & dent equipment and furniture. Despite the significant cost savings, some may be reluctant about considering scratch and dent items for...

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Restaurant Decor Ideas to Create the Perfect Dining Atmosphere

Creating the perfect atmosphere and restaurant decor can be just as challenging as crafting your menu, and almost as important.  There is no question that a restaurant atmosphere can have a big impact on an establishment's level of success. A study by Coyle Hospitality found that atmosphere and cleanliness were second only to the food when diners were asked whether...

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Used Restaurant Equipment

One way to keep your costs in check is to consider buying used restaurant equipment. You can obtain used restaurant equipment at a considerably lower price when compared to buying the same product brand new. Of course, the risk of buying used equipment is that there could be some defect or damage that you don't detect until you've already...

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