Valentine’s Day Promo Ideas For Restaurants

One of the busiest days in the restaurant industry is fast approaching, and you don’t want to be caught off guard. Valentine’s Day is the second biggest day for dining out, second only to Mother’s Day. A quarter of Americans eat out to celebrate the holiday with their special someone. That totals about 8 billion dollars spent in restaurants across the United States. What restaurant doesn’t want a piece of ...

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Secure Your Kitchen: A Guide to Increasing Safety in Your Commercial Kitchen

Commercial kitchens are notorious for the hustle and bustle that happens behind the doors; while the customers might see the relaxed atmosphere of the dining room, the kitchen is anything but. That being said, it is also one of the most dangerous rooms in your restaurant. With a few easy steps, you can help ensure the safety of your employees and patrons, and protect against financial losses. Fire Safety The biggest hazard ...

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How many seats do you need to fill your restaurant? FAQ’s from the Files of East Coast Chair & Barstool.

When it comes time to buy furniture for their restaurants, many new owners ask about the ideal number of seats for the square footage of their dining rooms.   The truth is, like most things, that there is no hard and fast rule for the exact number of seats in your restaurant, but there are guidelines that we are happy to share below. Restaurant Type Square Feet to Allocate per Person Number of Seats ...

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How New Technology Offers Customer Service Improvements at Your Restaurant

Restaurant owners and managers are always seeking innovative ways to draw new customers and retain current ones. With the advent of mobile technology and social media, it’s become easier to reach out to a much larger customer base than ever before. Here’s why you’ll want to be using technology that can help you introduce your eatery to the masses: For Convenience. We mean both your convenience and your customers’ convenience. There ...

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Restaurants and Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is an important part of any company's marketing and operations strategies, including restaurant brands.  Today's savvy customer expects a high level of corporate ethics, which takes the community, the environment, and the greater good into consideration.  In fact, two thirds of the world's consumers prefer shopping or dining at companies that give back to society.  This concept of doing good and giving back has become increasingly important to ...

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