7 Steps To Creating The Best Food Ordering App Ever. The market of food delivery is warm enough to build a successful company that offers fast and cheap services.
Who Are Your Best Employees, and Who Might Be Stealing from You? Your POS Knows. An unfortunate truth about restaurant management is that no matter how much you may want to, you can’t trust everyone.
The headlines across the country speak for themselves: “Disney Employee Stole $112k from Restaurant, Deputies Say,” The Orlando Sentinel “Restaurant Employee Accused of Stealing Thousands in Cash,” Wave 3 News, Louisville, Kentucky Unfortunately, we could list plenty of other examples. In fact, employee theft accounts for 42.7% of inventory shrinkage in US businesses, compared to 35.6% for shoplifting. The good news is that there are ways to stop employee theft, or even prevent it from happening in the first place. The best restaurant POS systems track everything. Labor Management Before POS systems, it was nearly impossible to keep track of everything every employee was doing. Sales Tracking The easier it is to track orders, the clearer sales histories become. As Michael J. User Access and Accountability. Using Restaurant Technology to Improve Customer Experiences.
Technology is here to stay in the restaurant industry.
Intuitive software not only helps managers, servers, and hosts operate more efficiently, but it also enhances the dining experience. In fact, 79% of consumers agree that restaurant technology improves their experience as guests. In the consumer-driven hospitality industry, it’s critical to stay on top of trends that may impact business and help drive revenue. Drop-off or Full-service Catering: What’s Right for Your Restaurant? Off-premise orders are driving growth for restaurants, so how can you get your share?
Adding catering to your business is one way to go. Sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be. To help you take the leap, we’ve outlined the options so you can decide which type of catering would work best for your restaurant. Yes, there’s more than one way to cater! The two main types of catering are full-service catering and drop-off catering. 4 Ways to Design a Mystery Shopping Program With Measurable Results. Believe it or not, the mystery shopping industry broke $600 million in revenue a few years back.
There are now over 400 companies in the US alone that deliver mystery shops. With so many programs available, it’s likely that you have tried installing one at your restaurants. You might have even seen the beginnings of improvement from your team. Then again, maybe you didn’t – or at least not yet. The problem is that most of these programs just aren’t designed properly, so they don’t always generate the results you need. Let’s take a look at 4 ways to design these programs for success. Keeping Restaurants Relevant in an Era of Rapid Technological Transformation. For many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, the drumbeat of doom continues.
In March 2017, for example, USA Today reported that the parent company of iconic department store Sears had expressed “substantial doubt” about the chain’s “ability to continue as a going concern,” presumably in light of competition from online shopping. As a steady stream of additional headlines attests, many other chains have expressed similar woes or are actively shuttering retail locations. At first glance, restaurant operators might consider themselves immune to this state of affairs. After all, they might reason, people will always find it worthwhile to enjoy a sit-down meal at a brick-and-mortar dining location or at least step in to pick up a convenient takeout meal. Although true, this attitude glosses over a major fact about today’s restaurant patrons, especially those who are Millennials or younger: the appeal of mobile marketing does not stop at the restaurant’s front door.
Business Tips on the Best Ways to Manage Hourly Employees. Every business’ owner faces a variety of challenges every day.
One of those challenges is to select the right people for a given position. Maybe you have salaried employees as part of your staff. That is ok, but sometimes you need to perform a specific task, and it is not helpful to hire new personal. How do you solve this problem? You could hire hourly employees. This option has many advantages. Is Online Training the Solution to Restaurant Staff Turnover? It seems superfluous to say that hospitality is a volatile industry.
We all know this – after all, it’s one of the highest employers of teenagers, students and seasonal workers of any industry, and this contributes to its above average staff turnover rate (which hit an incredible 72.9% in 2016). But what causes this high turnover? While many owner-operators consider the high number of young workers the culprit, a 2015 survey by TINYpulse revealed that micromanagement (28%), poor culture (15%), and little professional development (10%) are the biggest causes of employee turnover. When you look at those issues on a basic level, they point to two problem areas – a lack of trust from management in the ability of workers, and a lack of motivation. The 3 Reasons Why the Hospitality Sector Should Take Food Waste Very Seriously. For a long time, resource efficiency within the hotel industry was focused mostly on heating, cooling and electricity efficiency solutions.
These projects have been widely adopted as attractive opportunities to cut operating expenses and improve the bottom line. In recent years, however, the industry is waking up for the opportunity lying in food waste reduction and sees it as a key lever for improving resource efficiency in the business. Last year we saw Accor Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, set a bold target of reducing food waste by 30% by 2020. Digitizing Food: The Shape of Taste to Come. Technology is always moving forward.
Protein on the Rise - But What's the Compromise. A simple Google search for “Top Food Trends” yields dozens of lists from insiders across the international eat-scape, and while each expert tends to focus on something unique, there is one item that seems ubiquitous – protein. Long a diet staple of bodybuilders and your fitness-obsessed coworkers, “high-protein” has now become the go-to phrase for CPG’s and restaurateurs alike. Make Your Customer Happy With Your Mobile Application. Today mobile apps are equal to what websites used to be back in the 2000s.
In the process of providing good user experience, every business tried to lead the race. The case applies to same to mobile apps as well. A Yahoo report says that on an average, users spend nearly 90% of their time in mobile apps more than a mobile website. Nevertheless, this is one side of the story. The other side says something completely contrary to what the other report had said.
3 High Impact Technologies in Food. As a track record, the food industry is second only behind warfare as a driving factor in new technologies. Over the last 150 years there have been immense strides in culinary technology, the introduction of the gas stove, freezing and refrigeration, canning and packaging for preservation, these are all technologies that revolutionized the food industry and are just as relevant today.
Let’s have a look at 3 new technologies worth investing in that are changing the food game in restaurant kitchens with the potential to be just as relevant in the next 50 years. Induction cooking. 5 Ways to Make Your Restaurant a Better Workplace For Women. More than half of those who work in food service are women, but the unfortunate truth is that jobs in the restaurant industry are often riddled with conditions that make them especially tough for female workers. Women Employed has fought for over 40 years for all working women to have access to good jobs with fair wages, decent benefits, respect, freedom from discrimination, and opportunities to advance.
We’ve made a lot of headway, but far too many women are still struggling. Businesses have a vital role to play in making jobs fair and decent. For the restaurant industry, this is doubly important. Patrons are increasingly loath to spend their money at establishments that fail to reflect their own values, which include treating everyone—including all employees –fairly and with respect.
Think Customer, Not Channel. Today’s consumers expect highly personalized experiences that deliver exactly what they want, exactly when they want it. Your digital strategy is the key to successfully meeting that demand – or not. Some of your guests are totally new to your brand. Some are loyal regulars. Some are visiting for the last time and “lapsing” out.
It’s difficult to determine who is who—and these are just the broad strokes. How to Use Data to Create Loyal Customers Like Chipotle. How Drones Will Revolutionize Inventory Management. There has been a lot of talk in the media about automation, robots and advanced technology will eventually replace human workers. Stop Asking How To Be Productive: 5 Free iPhone Apps To Organize Your Life. The iPhone has revolutionized how we work, socialize, and how we go about managing our day to day tasks. And yet, the most popular smartphone of our time is still underused as the productivity center that it truly is. Don't Have a Mobile App? Here is 7 Reasons Why You Should. The business case for mobile ordering has been building. The future of restaurants will involve technology and mobile ordering can no longer be ignored. Fighting Food Waste Through Edible Upcycling.
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