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Our expert guides take you through the fundamentals of the foodservice industry, introducing innovative strategies to help you market your restaurant and grow your business.

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Restaurant Labor Costs

The Best Restaurant Social Media Marketing Plan Is Word of Mouth

Advertising on radio, television, billboards, newspapers and the Internet? Would it surprise you to learn the most effective restaurant social media marketing plan …

Mar 8, 2019

Restaurant Taxes

Filing It Down: 10 Tax Tips for Restaurants

It’s one of the two things you absolutely cannot avoid in life, but federal and state tax filing can be a source of stress for a restaurant owner beyond that of the average taxpayer…

Mar 1, 2019

While you concentrate on growing your business, we’re focused on developing the most extensive resource of restaurant information available anywhere online. Check back regularly as we introduce new features written specifically for the needs of restaurateurs like you.

 

If you’re right at the start of your restaurant journey, our section on how to start a restaurant is a good place to begin. It offers suggestions on everything from how to come up with an appropriate restaurant name to advice on choosing a location that will get you off on the right foot.

 

If you’re more established and after ways to refine your approach, take a look through our blogs and e-books for resources on everything from menu design to operations to staffing. Every restaurant needs to be acutely conscious of their budget, so we have articles about how to keep track of your expenses and maximize your margins. Our restaurant marketing strategy articles and e-books are equally valuable for those looking at expansion, covering both traditional as well as modern methods of attracting more diners — such as social media — to reach your audience.

 

And our technology resources delve deep into all the latest innovations at your disposal. We discuss how tools like POS systems are being modernized, and how restaurant technology such as automated scheduling software can help organize your staff. And we investigate how game-changers in the industry, like facial recognition payments and self-service ordering kiosks, are fundamentally shifting how the industry operates. We’ve got expert advice on what all this means for your restaurant business and your guests.

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