Need tips to improve restaurant marketing or a new recipe idea? Are you curious about what it’s like to respectfully butcher an animal? Whether you need a little inspiration or are curious about what’s going on in the culinary world, I have put together a few blogs that you may not know about that I think offer an eye opening look at all things food and restaurant.
Did you know that we are living amidst an apple renaissance? An amazing blog that focuses on what we eat, why we eat it, and how it gets to the plate, The Salt by NPR is an absolute must read. Not only will you learn about the comeback of the apple, but The Salt serves as a reminder of hard work and dedication that goes into every meal. Whether it’s learning that crops like vanilla, saffron, and chocolate are still harvested by hand or that food is the cheapest it’s been in four years, The Salt makes it easy to stay informed about food issues that matter.
Also an award winning radio show out of LA, the Good Food blog explores the world of food from the science behind cooking to stories about the dedicated farmers and entrepreneurs that make it all happen. Learn what to buy from the local farmers market each week or try a new cocktail recipe. These people have devoted their lives to food and are kind enough to share.
We hear a lot about local and sustainable food sourcing these days as a result of a shift in food consciousness. This isn’t a trend and the nonprofit, The Chefs Collaborative has committed to fixing the food system by engaging chefs in a network that inspires and educates them to change how food is sourced, cooked and served. Their blog is thought provoking, if not moving at times, and brings issues like waste reduction and reverent butchering top of mind. The Chefs Collaborative makes it easy to see how one simple change can make a huge difference, both locally and globally.
Buzztime has been a leader in bar and restaurant gaming for the last 27 years. Uniquely positioned, they have acquired a wealth of knowledge which is shared in their popular Buzztime Business Smarts blog. Articles cover a wide variety of issues facing restaurant and bar owners including “The Best Ways to Build Culture for Your Bar,” and “How to Make Your Employees Brand Advocates.” With a focus on solving business problems through interactive fun (gaming systems, trivia, and the latest in tablet multiplayer games), Buzztime has proven successful with more than 50 million game episodes per year. They know their industry and offer many great ideas for everything from football promotions to how to attract tourists.
And thanks for tuning into the Rewards Network Business Solutions blog, where you can read articles, tips, tricks and success stories all geared to help your restaurant succeed and increase sales. We focus on topics like restaurant marketing ideas, social media for restaurants, responding to customer feedback, the latest trends in food and news, and much more. You can comment here if you have other great blogs to suggest or topics you’d like to learn more about here.