Technology in Restaurants

Technology Trends that will impact the Restaurant Industry in 2019

Technology in the restaurant industry is booming and within the next year its impact will be very apparent.  The new tech trends that will surely shake up the restaurant industry in 2019, are augmented reality,  mobile scheduling apps, and digital beverage management. The 2019 restaurant technology trends will impact almost every step of the dining and running restaurant operations.  Read more

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Cocktail Trends for 2019

Creativity is taking center stage and that is apparent in the 2019 expected cocktail trends. From garnishes to a twist on classic drinks, this list takes a look at what patrons will be looking for when wanting to enjoy a great cocktail. The cocktail trends for 2019 demonstrate the desire for creating that one special cocktail that will leave a lasting impression.

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Wine Trends: The Millennial Impact

Top Wine Trends of 2019

2018 is quickly coming to an end and this means it’s time predict the biggest wine trends for 2019. In the last year, we’ve seen various trends in the wine industry. From the continuous love for Rosé to the rise in the popularity of premium wines. The majority of wine consumers are now millennials, and as result, they’re shaping the future of the wine industry. We can officially say that 2019 will be the year of millennial.

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5 Hauntingly Tasty Halloween Cocktails

It’s officially fall and that means it time to make some of the most creative Halloween cocktails around. From a spooky twist on your favorite cocktails to entirely new ones, the list below is bound to spice up your cocktail menu. Give these tasty drinks a try and lets us know what you think!

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Restaurant Management Skills Level Pyramid

It’s difficult to be a restaurant manager. The position requires long hours. A gumbo of personal, organizational, and strategic skills. And it is often considered thankless. But restaurant management can also be incredibly rewarding. Providing quality service and memorable experiences to your guests and employees can make the stress worth it. The leadership skills and qualities needed to be a restaurant manager take time to build and train. This post will give you guidelines to become a good restaurant manager, or to recognize one when you work for them.  Read more

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5 Fall Cocktails to Capture the Flavors of Autumn

The flavors of fall are comforting and familiar, like an old sweater pulled from storage or the back of your closet. But fall cocktail flavors also give bartenders a chance to get creative. If you’re turning the page with your cocktail menu this fall, then think of flavors that are warming and ripe with nostalgia. Spice and apple,  smokey and nutty; fall cocktails should boast big flavors without being overwhelming. Let’s dive into the leaf pile to explore 5 fall cocktails that are perfect for warming your guests on a cool night.
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Industry Benchmarks for Liquor Costs in Restaurants

Liquor cost is a bedrock metric for identifying expected profits in your restaurant. Knowing your numbers and achieving the right liquor cost can help you increase earnings by returning higher profits on alcohol sales. That’s why it’s important to know the industry benchmarks for liquor costs in restaurants. What should liquor cost be in a restaurant? It depends on a few variables. But we’ll cover what the standard liquor costs are so you can compare your numbers to the restaurant industry as a whole. This will let you find a healthy intersection of cost and sales to help your restaurant maintain success. Read more

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Basic Beer Knowledge Training For Bar Staff and Servers

Here’s an experiment:

Find a frozen caveman. Thaw the caveman out. When they are conscious and alert, offer the caveman a Coors Light or a local IPA. He”ll choose the IPA. Studies show that 9 out of 10 recently-frozen-cavemen prefer IPAs to domestic lagers.  Read more

Tips to Upsell Wine At Your Restaurant

5 Ways to Upsell Wine In Your Restaurant

73% of people are intimidated by restaurant wine lists.  This statistic comes from a recent study put together by mega wine-producer E&J Gallo’s Dark Horse brand, who polled over 2,000 Brits about their relationship with wine. The study also found that 58% of responders “feel they don’t have enough wine knowledge to order with confidence.” This study underlines how important wine service is to the success of a restaurant’s wine program.  Restaurant staff need to be well trained and focused on making their customers comfortable when ordering wine. It will improve the guest experience. And also increase wine sales. Here’s 5 strategies that restaurants can use to upsell wine. Read more

Making Your Restaurant More Environmentally Friendly

It’s the summer of 2018 and Seattle just became the first major American city to ban plastic straws. Environmental preservation is a common topic of conversation and it can be downright daunting. One of the major issues being tackled is how restaurants can reduce plastic in their operations. Here are a few simple things every restaurant can start doing today to reduce use of plastics and lighten the carbon footprint we’re currently making on our one and only Earth.

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