2016 saw an increase in craft breweries producing craft lagers. Craft lagers are the latest beer trend and the one with perhaps the widest appeal. The lighter style is a welcome relief from the hop bombs with high alcohol that hit you over the head like Bamm Bamm’s club. And it’s great for craft brewers to be producing styles that your grandfather’s grandfather can enjoy. Craft lagers are also a way for restaurants, both chains and independents, to jump on the craft brew train and not alienate their customers. But, according to Uncorkd menu data, restaurants are missing out on this trend in a really big way. Let’s take a look at the numbers. Read more
If any beverage was tailor-made for the summer time, it would definitely be beer. Crisp and refreshing, beer is an effortless and affordable way to cool down after a hot summer day. From your classic citrusy wheat beers to hoppy IPAs to summer lagers, the possibilities are endless, so why not venture away from your typical six pack and try something new? We know, we know, there’s a lot to choose from, but you don’t have to drink them all right away. Consider this your summer beer bucket list.
As a restaurant or bar owner, you want your drink menu to excite customers, perhaps even to inspire them to order something they’ve never tried before. All of their favorite summer foods deserve delicious wines to match, but not all wine-drinkers know what pairings work well together. Your customer may enjoy their favorite seafood plate ten times more if paired with a wine that’ll make their tastebuds tingle. This summer, these 10 wines are a must have for your menu. Varying in both flavor and price, you can assure your customers that no matter what, you’ve got the best wines for any warm weather occasion.
What better way to beat the heat than with a cold drink in your hand? From spicy margaritas to delectable daiquiris, we’ve got something for everyone. These refreshing favorites are a must-have for your restaurant this season.
Whether you’re headed out for a night of fine dining or eating Chinese food at home in your pajamas (both sound decisions), everyone likes to have choices about where to go and what to eat. Restaurant reviews from other customers help us choose where to go, while food delivery apps are perfect for those days when you just want someone else to handle the cooking. But how do you know where your best dining options lie? We took a look at some of the best dining apps of 2017 and narrowed them down for you. Read more
No matter what industry you’re in, there are very few tasks more undesirable than inventory. It’s a dull, tiresome process that takes up your valuable time. The good news is, it can be made easier. By taking inventory, you are enforcing a strong backbone for your restaurant or bar’s financial health. While reading the tips below, it is important to note that no inventory process is permanent. The market evolves and changes, and your inventory process should too. Find the system that works best for your company and continue to modify as needed.
It’s no secret that the restaurant industry is tough. It’s hard to get started and even harder to stick around long enough to accumulate a profit. According to a study done by Ohio State University, 60 percent of restaurants change ownership or close in the first year of business, and 80 percent fail within the first five years. But why is this the case? It’s true that failure is a common part of life in the restaurant industry, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick breakdown of four of the biggest dining faux-pas and how to avoid them.
If you’re attending the 2017 National Restaurant Show taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago this weekend, then you’d be smart to take an extra day or two for yourself to explore and enjoy the city away from overload of the restaurant industry’s largest trade show. If you didn’t, well, you messed up! Take a local’s advice and follow these tips! You’ll be guaranteed to have a good time. We’ve mapped out every place on this list for you at the bottom of this post. Read more
Here is the week’s top restaurant and beverage industry news. These are the stories and opinions that had us buzzing. Check out the must read stories from May 6th – May 12th. Read more
Here is the week’s top restaurant and beverage industry news. These are the stories and opinions that had us buzzing. Check out the must read stories from April 22nd – April 28th. Read more