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Artificial Intelligence—the Answer to the Restaurant Labor Shortage?

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Most restaurants in America are struggling to fill their staff openings right now. The labor shortage is crippling restaurants, forcing them to cut hours, close dining rooms, and in the most serious cases, even go out of business. 

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Does Your Restaurant Need an App?

customer loyalty

There was a time when all a restaurant needed in order to attract new customers and keep them interested (aside from a great product) was a menu and a sign. This is no longer the case. Restaurants depend on a variety of channels, including social...

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Make the Most of Restaurant SEO


Search engine optimization, or SEO, is revolutionizing how all sorts of businesses market their products or services. Essentially SEO is the practice of adjusting your website content so you can rank as high as possible in the listing for search...

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Why Counter Service is Replacing Dining Rooms

restaurant concept

Years ago, when people thought about going out to eat, they thought about being led to a table where they were taken care of by a server throughout the meal. Increasingly, eating out means ordering at a counter and seating yourself or leaving with ...

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Pros and Cons of Locally Sourced Ingredients


Locally sourced ingredients are all the rage in restaurants across the United States. From little sandwich shops serving fresh, simple fare to steakhouses with a month-long waiting list for reservations, everyone seems to be jumping on the local...

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Should Your Restaurant Shrink the Menu?

menu building

Menu changes can be scary. If a customer shows up expecting a particular menu item that's no longer available, you could end up with an unhappy customer or even a lost regular. On the other hand, trying to maintain a menu that isn't working for your...

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Techniques for Cornering the Weeknight Meal Market


For the majority of Americans, eating out is primarily a weekend activity, with Saturday being the most popular day for restaurant visits, according to Restaurants experience a weekend surge and more dispersed, scattered patronage...

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How Can I Build Customer Loyalty at My Pizza Restaurant?

loyalty programs

Few foods are more loved in America than pizza. It is estimated that pizza is likely one of America's favorite dinners. Over half of the total US population eats frozen pizza alone. While so much demand is great for pizza restaurants, this market is...

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How to Overcome Labor Shortages in the Restaurant Industry


The restaurant industry has long been plagued by challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining a workforce. Traditionally, this has been an industry with unusually high turnover, compared to other jobs at similar pay rates. 

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How Virtual Kitchens are Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry


If you're like most Americans, you consumed a fair amount of delivery and takeout during the past couple of years. After all, the pandemic shook up how we eat, among other things. Did you know that some restaurants are permanently catering to...

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