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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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Used restaurant equipment
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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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Used Restaurant Smallwares to Shop For When Opening a New Restaurant

When starting a new restaurant, you want to make sure everything is just right. One moment you'll be laser-focused on updating the decor to your ideal aesthetic, and the next you'll be honing in on the food and tweaking the spice level of your favorite recipe. Another thing you need to think about? Ordering used restaurant smallwares for your...

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marketing

13 Stock Food Photography Websites to Power Your Restaurant Marketing

When it comes to marketing your restaurant online, you might be tempted to use stock food photography images that you can easily download and put on your website or social media feed. In the long run, you don't want to rely solely on stock images to promote your restaurant. Potential customers want to see actual photos of your space, your...

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How to Market Your Restaurant Design on Social Media

Your food, your drinks, and your people are often at the front of your mind when it comes to developing a marketing plan for your restaurant. But the design of your restaurant is also a crucial asset when it comes to developing a marketing plan. The design of your restaurant sets the mood and atmosphere of the dining experience. Presenting...

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8 Restaurant Culture Tips for Increased Sales and Profits

At the heart of every successful restaurant is a company culture that sets the tone for how the staff interacts with customers and with other team members. A positive and thriving company culture will contribute to better restaurant sales because your staff will be more motivated and proud to work for your establishment. A good company culture promotes the quality...

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6 Habits for Making More Upsells and Increasing Restaurant Profitability

As anyone in the restaurant industry will tell you, most establishments operate on a very thin profit margin. That means that restaurateurs must be especially sensitive to food and labor costs. A small miscalculation here and another there can adversely impact a restaurant's profitability and cash flow. Many people that get into the restaurant business do so because they are...

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9 Tips For Your Restaurant Patio Design

9 Tips For Your Restaurant Patio Design Adding a restaurant patio to your establishment is almost always a smart move. Patios expand your dining space and therefore increases your potential revenue. It also attracts patrons seeking out al fresco dining options that might otherwise not choose to visit your restaurant. But designing a proper patio can be a major undertaking, especially...

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