6 Restaurant Marketing Ideas for Valentine’s Day

From surprise proposals to a dozen roses, Valentine’s Day is a special day for many. This takes many on a hunt to find the perfect place to spend their evening. With an average of $143 being spent on a Valentine’s Day dinner and a total  of 19 billion being spent, it is one of the biggest nights of the year for the restaurant industry. As a restaurant it can be hard to stand out amongst the competition, but we have complied a list of some of the best ways to attract couples to your restaurant for an amazing experience.

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How Restaurants Can Attract Customers During Slow Months

The New Year is upon us and so are the endless new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, for most restaurants and bars this means millions are promising to save their coins and be healthier by eating out less. On top of that, the winter time blues are real and the preference to stay home to avoid the cold and the snow will only grow stronger as the winter progresses. But, there is still hope! No one can resist a great deal or a night of fun, so below is a list different ways restaurants can attract customers during the slow months.

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Mentor or Manager: Leadership in Restaurants

Even a well run restaurant is chaotic. When a dining room is packed and service is in full swing, each moving part of a restaurant must run properly for service to be successful. A smooth shift is a combination of customer service and technical execution. But what helps restaurants run smooth year after year is consistency and the helpful hand that pulls employees out of the weeds. As a manager, how can you make sure you’re leadership is inspiring your employees to work hard and be successful, instead of just correcting mistakes and being authoritative. Thinking of yourself as a mentor instead of a manger might be the golden ticket to a successful restaurant. Read more

7 Tips for Hiring a Great Host or Hostess

If someone had warned you that running a restaurant would be a job in which you have to be a chef, a manager, an inventory specialist, an accountant, a janitor, a customer service rep, a marketer, and an HR director, would you still have done it? Of course you would, because every day you get to do exactly what you want to do. Well, almost exactly. Today, we’re going over something that you don’t like doing so much: hiring. In the past, we’ve talked about hiring the right bartender, but since I know you want to get back to your food as soon as possible, I have compiled a fast list of seven things you should do to make sure you hire the right hostess. Read more