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
Margins in the restaurant industry are thinner than the blade of sushi knife. Every day you read about restaurants that are closing. Here in Chicago, even restaurants that boast Michelin stars, great customer reviews, and a celebrity chef, are closing their doors. So how can restaurant operators make sure their restaurants find the type of success that means longevity and serving diners for years on end? One smart way is to find the right technology services that help grow profits and repair the holes in your bottom line. Read more
Digital menus are much more than a novelty or passing trend. With the proper program, a digital menu system can be your beverage program’s central management hub. It gives you more control over your program, increases sales, provides financial insights, and improves the overall health of your beverage program. All while saving you hours on daily tasks each week. Let’s dive into the immediate and long term benefits of iPad menus. Read more
Doing regular inventory of your bar is critical to running a successful beverage operation. Whether you record counts into Excel spreadsheets or use a mobile app, having frequent, accurate inventory is important. In this post I’ll compare the various tools that bars and restaurants use to perform inventory, from the old pencil and paper method to Excel to the range of mobile and cloud-based solutions out there. Read more
If you eat a meal but don’t Instagram a picture of it, did you even really go out to eat? Instagram has been the center of trends in the food and beverage industry for years. Now, millennials are using the photo-sharing app to redefine the restaurant experience.
For the social media skeptics out there, it may be time to reconsider your doubts. While it may have once felt impractical, these days a social media presence is almost imperative for the success of your company. In fact, 92% of marketers said that social media is important to their businesses. Social media marketing demonstrates huge opportunities to increase sales, increase brand recognition, and decrease marketing expenses. Still not convinced? We’ve compiled a list of the top business advantages of having a social media presence. Read more
I’m excited to announce the release of our new inventory management functionality, available for free to all Uncorkd customers. The new beverage inventory system streamlines menu management and inventory all in one place. Restaurants can now make quick changes to their menu while also adjusting inventory, seeing real-time quantities on hand and generate detailed inventory, sales, and purchasing reports to better operate their business. Read more
Technology has been seamlessly integrated into every aspect of our lives. From the moment we wake, until just before bed.. there it is, beeping and buzzing all day long. It should come as no surprise that the way customers chose your restaurant, make reservations, order, and even pay afterwards is all completely centered around technology. Here is how to best adapt.
It’s important to take the right steps when integrating new solutions to restaurant problems. As tech services for the restaurant industry continue to expand, you should know what it takes to see successful return on your new service investment. Restaurateurs and managers know that on-boarding new technology creates a learning curve for staff. For some, this may seem overwhelming. Others understand that investing in better ways to do business will lead to big returns in the future. Read more
After the recession hit in 2007, private clubs had to push through a turbulent economic period worsened by membership decline. The past few years have marked a rebounding period for clubs across the country. Club economics have started to stabilize. But membership interests have drifted from the golf course into new leisure areas. New technologies have helped bridge the gap between changing demographics and more effective club management. As club managers assess what the future looks like for their businesses, tech companies whose focus is hospitality aim to make that future user-friendly. Read more