How to Buy a Restaurant Point of Sale System

It’s hard to shop for a point of sale system, especially if you haven’t operated a restaurant or vetted a system before.  There are lots of components of a point of sale system that will impact your business and sometimes it’s hard to know what those things are until you actually start using a system.  There are also lots of options out there and it can be difficult to identify which point of

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How to Keep Your Restaurant Thriving in the Offseason

Many restaurants will face some sort of offseason, a predictable time when business drops off for weeks or months. Whether it’s because the tourists have gone home or the chilly weather is keeping customers away, these slow periods can hurt your restaurant’s bottom line. Surviving and even thriving during the low season is possible, but

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5 Time Saving Tools For Your Business

When you own a business, time becomes a very important commodity. You don’t want to waste it on trivial tasks and you’re constantly trying to find ways to get the most out of what little time you do have. Many companies are aware of this and offer many valuable tools to business owners. However, not

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Top 6 Restaurant Lighting Tips: How to Choose The Right Lighting

Restaurant lighting is about more than just décor. If you have beautiful fixtures but the shadows are unflattering, the lighting is ineffective. If you have the wrong intensity bulbs, you can ruin the mood of the restaurant. Take the following things into consideration when you choose lighting for your restaurant. Functionality First and foremost, lights

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5 Essential Restaurant Marketing Ideas With Proven Success

Your restaurant could serve the best food in town, but if your marketing strategy fails the community may never taste it. Include these five essential restaurant marketing ideas and you’ll be well on your way to culinary fame. 1. Target millennials. Millennials are the generation after Gen X-ers. They were born after 1980, reached adulthood

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Mastering Social Media: Top 5 Restaurant Twitter Feeds To Follow

Top 5 Restaurant Twitter Feeds Do you follow your favorite restaurant on Twitter? Are you in charge of a restaurant’s Twitter account and want to know how to get more followers? Check out these five restaurant Twitter feeds. Be amazed and take notes from the pros who have it mastered. Myers + Chang Myers +

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3 Ways An iPad POS Improves Tipping

Want to give your quick serve restaurant employees a raise without it coming out of your pocket? Make it easy for them to get higher tips. We’re not suggesting more hours of training (although that probably wouldn’t hurt). We’re not talking about table dancing or karaoke, either. What we’re suggesting is something as easy as

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Writing A Food Truck Business Plan: Lessons from a Lemonade Stand

So you want to open a food truck business because you have some great recipes and a go-get-‘em attitude. Fantastic! Passion is important. But you’ll also need a food truck business plan. While the food truck is a much more grown-up version of a lemonade stand, there are some parallels to make the task feel

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7 Challenges Food Truck Owners Must Overcome

The mobile food industry continues to grow, especially in urban areas like Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Denver. While the concept is appealing to a variety of foodie entrepreneurs, the venture is not without its own unique set of challenges. asked food truck owners what they wish they had known before starting their food truck

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