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Changing Food Delivery Trends During the Coronavirus Crisis

Innovation for the sake of convenience was already playing out in the foodservice industry long before this pandemic developed. Over the last few years, we saw more restaurants offer curbside pickup. We also witnessed the food delivery industry take off with such services as UberEats and DoorDash. With the restaurant industry making such strides to keep up with food delivery...

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The Ultimate Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: COVID-19 Edition

Whether it’s a customer’s first visit or their 20th, they trust a restaurant to provide them with food and beverage that is safe for consumption in a clean environment.  With restaurants as a pillar of the hospitality industry, they faithfully fulfill their mission to provide quality sustenance and operate with care. Because of their consistent service, there’s pervasive consumer confidence...

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7 Ways to Create Restaurant Loyalty Programs That Actually Work

Do customers even care about loyalty programs? A 2019 study conducted by Bond found that loyalty programs do, in fact, influence consumer behavior and stimulate “positive momentum.” 79% said that loyalty programs make them more likely to have repeat business with a brand. 73% said they are more likely to recommend a business with a good loyalty program. 66%...

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Coronavirus is Here – What Your Restaurant Can Do To Prepare

Recently, the nation has come together with one primary goal: to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. There are concerns over whether our medical system can withstand an influx of people needing treatment for COVID-19. There is an urgency to take precautions and businesses everywhere are having to adjust as we figure out a new normal in our communities. Hundreds...

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Restaurant Buying Guide: Which Table Is Best for Your Restaurant?

Do you like furniture shopping? Some love it and some hate it. Whichever group you’re in, your restaurant needs a collection of tables for their guests.  While restaurant guests may not pay any mind to the tables, someone did. Any number of factors went into the decision making, such as style, ease of cleaning, durability, etc.  Being part of the restaurant...

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How to Create Your Restaurant Floor Plan (With Examples)

Keys in hand and the space is all yours - hooray! But what to do with it all?  If there were previous tenants, do you work with the layout they left behind? If it’s a completely barren room,  where do you even start? When it comes to a restaurant floor plan, the goal is to optimize the space that supports a...

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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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