Implementing CSR principles at your restaurant

Food for good: How to successfully implement CSR principles at your restaurant

The issues of social responsibility and sustainability aren’t new, but it’s no coincidence that they’ve been steadily preoccupying the minds of restaurant owners. With continuous introduction of new regulations aimed at pushing businesses towards a more socially and environmentally-friendly direction, it’s becoming clear that corporate social responsibility principles (CSR) are not only recommended, but actually…

Managing relationships on time-slot reservations

Dining on a deadline: Managing relationships on time-based slot reservations

The rise of time-based slot reservations across restaurants is not accidental. Gaining popularity during Covid-19, timed reservations proved extremely effective at reducing overcrowding and ensuring customer safety. But let’s be honest: the benefits of allocating specific dining time slots extend beyond the pandemic safety measures too. With quicker turn-over, better crowd management, and more insightful…

Dogs at the restaurant

Dogs & well-behaved humans welcome!

Dog-friendly signs on restaurants’ doors are proving to be more than just a passing buzz. With a significant increase in pet ownership and a shift towards more customer-centric dining experiences, pet-friendly establishments are quickly conquering customers’ hearts and becoming the new ‘it’ places unanimously cherished by the dog parents. Welcoming the four-legged pets through your…

A temporary pop-up for your restaurant

5 reasons to consider a temporary pop-up for your restaurant this summer

Summer isn’t for staying in – and this applies to your restaurant too! With the temperatures steadily rising and the social calendars getting filled with all sorts of outdoorsy events, festivals and concerts – why not lean into the summer fun with a temporary pop-up? Whether you are an established restaurant, or an inspired entrepreneur…

Becoming parent’s favourite kid-friendly restaurant

Becoming parent’s favourite kid-friendly restaurant: A quick guide

Notorious for their loud and energetic nature, catering to families with small kids can feel intimidating. From crying to running around and fiddling with just about everything, a night out with children can feel like a nightmare for parents, just as much as for restaurateurs. But it doesn’t have to be. Instead of dreading the…

Customer rapport for better upselling

6 tips for mastering restaurant upselling techniques

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to maximise their restaurant’s revenue! Increasing your profit margins however, isn’t just about serving great food or creating an impeccable atmosphere; it’s also about mastering your upselling techniques.  When executed thoughtfully, upselling or suggestive selling, becomes a win-win scenario. By making informed and well-timed suggestions for dishes, sides or…

How to manage restaurant growth

Navigating sudden restaurant growth: How to manage it successfully

Rapid growth can be an exciting time for your company, but it also presents new challenges that need to be managed carefully. This post will examine practical methods for navigating unexpected restaurant expansion. So buckle up and let’s go for a ride! Assess & plan for scalability When faced with sudden restaurant growth, it is…

Planning restaurant pricing

Navigating restaurant price adjustments: The right approach to raising prices

Knowing when, and if, to raise prices can be a difficult and daunting decision for restaurant owners. On the one hand, you have forever increasing labour, energy and food costs, while on the other, you need to maintain customer satisfaction. Raising restaurant pricing calls for careful planning and a well thought out approach.  In this…

Restaurant Multi-Chain Management

Mastering restaurant multi-chain management

Managing a restaurant franchise comes with unique challenges and opportunities. You need a combination of good processes, communication and smart decision-making to ensure consistent success across the various locations. In this article we will examine key methods and approaches for mastering multi chain management in the restaurant sector. Creating a firm foundation 1. Creating your…

Restaurant Responsibilities

Restaurant responsibilities and ethical standards: Upholding excellence in the food industry

In this article we highlight the fundamental principles that support the best restaurants in the culinary industry. Every aspect of a responsible and successful restaurant—from emphasising premium ingredients and upholding the highest standards of food safety to embracing sustainability and celebrating diversity—contributes to the exceptional tapestry that defines it.  Join us as we explore the…

Restaurant Analytics to Boost Profit

Data-driven growth: Strategies to boost your restaurant’s revenue through analytics

Data-driven decision-making is vital for promoting growth and optimising revenue. This not only applies to corporate environments, but is also relevant in today’s restaurant scene. In this article, we’ll look at practical methods for increasing the revenue at your restaurant using analytics. So let’s dive in and learn the data-driven growth secrets! 1. Gathering and…

Driving repeat restaurant business

Building customer loyalty: How to arrange for repeat business

Building customer loyalty is crucial for any restaurant’s long-term success. Yes, having a steady stream of new business is important, however it’s the regulars that keep business afloat and are your best ambassadors at spreading the word. This article provides practical advice and methods on how to set up repeat business and encourage customer loyalty.…

Restaurant Table Layout

How to improve your restaurant capacity

Making the most of your restaurant’s capacity is one of the many things that go into running a successful restaurant. Expanding your restaurant’s seating capacity will increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Here are a few quick tips on how to expand capacity. Let’s get started! 1. Optimize seating arrangements and table configurations Remove unnecessary…

Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy

Dynamic menu pricing – a complete guide for restaurant owners

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term Dynamic Pricing, it’s nothing new and is commonplace in our everyday lives. Think about low cost airfare prices that change from one day to the next, depending on demand, or last minute deals at hotels to ensure a high occupancy rate. This change in pricing that is…

Restaurant Unexpected Expenses

Preventing unexpected expenses: Smart tactics to manage restaurant costs

One of the most important aspects of managing restaurant expenses is keeping the business profitable. Unexpected costs can negatively affect profitability and jeopardise long-term viability. In this post, we’ll look at strategies for avoiding unforeseen spending and managing restaurant bills well. By implementing strategic measures, such as analysing expenses, optimising inventory, and leveraging technology, restaurant…

Restaurant Events

Restaurant events: Ideas for organising unforgettable gatherings

Organising special restaurant events is a great way to draw in new clients, engage with existing ones and build a loyal customer base. In this post, we’ll look at original suggestions and best practices for planning memorable restaurant events that leave a lasting impression on your guests. Theme nights: Transport your guests to another world…

food & beverage costs

Complete guide to food & beverage cost control in restaurants

Struggling to optimise your restaurant’s operations while keeping costs under control? In this guide we will delve into food & beverage (F&B) control methods to help you generate profitability and uphold good standards. So let’s dive in! 1. Understanding F&B control Inventory management, cost control, menu engineering and portion control are just a few of…

Restaurant Inventory Management

5 Best practices for restaurant inventory management

Restaurant inventory management is a process for identifying more cost-effective food, beverage and supply orders while keeping track of the materials and supplies you have on hand for shifts. This article provides advice and tips on how to manage your restaurant inventory efficiently, helping you reduce waste, increase efficiency and optimise expenses. 1. Conduct regular…

Restaurant managers calculating costs

10 Tips: Calculate your restaurant’s prime cost

The total of your restaurant’s two biggest costs, food and labour, is referred to as the prime cost. Understanding and managing your prime cost properly, will help you retain profitability and make wise business decisions. In this article, we’ll give you 10 crucial pointers for effectively estimating the prime cost of your restaurant. Let’s start…

Boost restaurant sales

Boosting Restaurant Profit: Essential Strategies to Drive Financial Success

Maximizing profitability and promoting financial success are two important objectives for any restaurant owner. This post will discuss key tactics that can increase restaurant revenue and guarantee long-term financial stability. Streamline operations: Efficiency is key An effective restaurant’s operations are its foundation. Here are some ideas for streamlining the operations of your restaurant: Improve the…

Restaurant Capacity and Efficiency

Essential tips for boosting restaurant capacity & efficiency

More than just great food and service are required to run a successful restaurant. It also entails increasing the capacity of your restaurant to host more customers and boost overall sales. Read our blog for suggestions on how to boost the overall seating capacity without sacrificing on quality. Analyze and improve the seating arrangement Analyzing…