Things To Know About Beacon Technology & Restaurants

With more than 600,000 restaurants in the United States, you need to pull out every trick in the book to bring in new customers and grow a loyal base. Beacon technology is a way to completely revolutionize your dining experience and build up your repeat diner numbers. What Are Beacons? You have probably come across beacons without knowing it. Commonly …

Foodborne Illnesses & How You Can Prevent Them

Food safety is of utmost importance in the restaurant business. You have a responsibility to provide safe food to your customers. How can you prevent foodborne illnesses? While there are many ways to protect your brand from a food safety crisis, here a few foodborne illnesses that can be prevented with proper temperature monitoring. Clostridium perfringens What is it? Clostridium …

How To Maintain Food Safety During A Hurricane

September 2017- Hurricanes are devastating natural disasters that can cause restaurants to lose lots of money from spoiled food that you have to discard. Maintaining food safety in your restaurant requires adequate preparation and a few tricks that can potentially save you thousands of dollars in lost revenue.  Preparing For The Hurricane Preparing for a storm with the right equipment …

Enter the Age of the Connected Restaurant

July 2017- Managing restaurant operations efficiently and lowering operational costs are constant challenges for restaurant owners and operators. Are you a restaurant owner or chef who wants to run your kitchen more efficiently? Do you think keeping the status quo is the way to go? Think again! With the advent of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), monitoring and reporting different parameters has …

The Shifting Tides in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry

June 2017 –  The Quick Service Restaurant, or QSR for short, industry is facing a complete overhaul due to the surge in connectivity across the United States. With the growing popularity of fast-casual restaurants in the U.S., companies like Starbucks, Subway, and Panera, who dominate the QSR market, are being forced to innovate their business models to satisfy changing consumer …

Challenges on the Horizon for the Restaurant Industry

March 2017 – Restaurants around the country are working to determine the best way to respond to rising costs, while still providing a unique and enjoyable cost-effective dining experience. While this trend in rising costs impacts companies across the hospitality industry, independent restaurants occupying the fast-casual to fine-casual industry space are facing some of the biggest impacts. “Rising labor costs, rent …

4 Steps to Painless Inventory Management

Restaurant inventory… those two words are like nails on a chalkboard to most restaurant managers and owners. It isn’t because taking inventory is a worthless activity. In fact, most restaurant managers know it’s a necessary task for keeping tabs on Cost of Goods Sold and running a profitable business. It’s just that in the middle of managing a restaurant… someone …

Third-Party Restaurant Delivery Apps and Services on the Rise

How many times a week do you find yourself opting to order delivery versus eating at a restaurant? Do you have at least one mobile app designated for food delivery? Uber Eats? Seamless? Amazon’s Prime Now Restaurant Delivery? Yep, you’re not alone. As restaurant-delivery apps like Postmates and DoorDash are continuing to go viral, more consumers are realizing just how …

Employee Tracking: Innovative or Invasive?

What thoughts come to mind when I mention the term “employee tracking”? Invasion of privacy? An infringement on our Constitutional rights? Big Brother? If any of these phrases came to mind, you’re not alone. As a society, we are becoming increasingly skeptical of “employee tracking” as a whole. Some GPS-enabled technology now allows employers to know not only when their …

Wage Violations on the Rise: Technology to the Rescue

Rapper, actor, and entrepreneur T.I. faces a lawsuit from former employees at Scales 925, his downtown Atlanta restaurant, regarding wage violations. Though his case may be more publicized than others, trust that he is not the only restaurant owner dealing with this issue. Employee wage litigation is prevalent in the restaurant industry, but luckily there is existing technology that can …