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Top Hotel Room Service Trends in 2017

Top Hotel Room Service Trends in 2017

There was a time a few years ago that it looked like hotel room service was going the way of the dodo bird. Big hotels were cutting back or getting rid of room service completely because of all the added cost and the lack of interest in it. But recently there has been a resurgence in room service as hotels find new ways to serve their guests. Going away is the typical hotel room service with the room service carts and dishes and bland fare that may or may not be still warm when you get it, and…

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“Zac’s Burger Bus” – The Ultimate Mobile Business

Philadelphia, June 12, 2017. – In a bold move to be the pioneer of a new concept for the food truck industry, Zac’s Hamburgers has created the “Zac’s Burger Bus”, which offers mobile food truck licensing opportunities that offer a heaping of benefits. The new food truck trend has created a frenzy. This trend has been growing in strength over the past five years and is one of the best performing segments in the broader food-service sector.  Furthermore, the Zac’s Burger Bus provides affordability for many individuals to take advantage of this growing trend and become a…

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11 Traits Restaurant Owners Should Look for In a Restaurant Manager

11 Traits Restaurant Owners Should Look for In a Restaurant Manager

As a restaurant owner, you depend on your manager to keep your restaurant running efficiently and to handle any problems that come up with guests or staff. Especially if you prefer to be more of a hands-off owner, having a restaurant manager you trust is crucial. Besides their experience in the business, there are also certain qualities you should look for if you are hiring a new restaurant manager.

Because it is a high-paced job that requires long hours and lots of human interaction, this isn’t a position for everybody. Even if you have the education and the skills,…

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9 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Kitchen Run More Efficiently

9 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Kitchen Run More Efficiently

As a restaurant manager or owner, your to-do list can be a bit overwhelming, but you know every little detail does count, especially in the kitchen. While unfortunately there will never be more than 24 hours in a day, there are ways to run a more efficient kitchen.

Here are 9 way to make your restaurant kitchen run more efficiently:

Listen to Your Employees’ Feedback

We all get set in our ways and believe that the way we run things is the best way, the only way, but a true leader listens to his or her staff and is willing to…

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Beginners Guide to Restaurant Management

Guide to Restaurant Management

Opening a restaurant is a big undertaking. Just getting it off the ground and running is major accomplishment so if you have just opened your first restaurant, kudos for making your dream a reality. Don’t celebrate too hard though because there is still a lot of hard work ahead to make sure your restaurant is a thriving success. Your first year in business is a crucial time for you to iron out all the wrinkles and find your place in the restaurant industry.

As a restaurant owner, you might hire a manager or do the job yourself. Either way,…

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Understanding Franchisor Fees

There are amazing benefits when contemplating an investment of a franchise business, but those benefits do not come without their costs. From up-front initial fees to payments that are tied to specific timetables or events, most franchisors have several different fees that they request to support the resources used by the corporate company on behalf of the franchisee.

It’s paramount to remember that this is by no means an exhaustive list of any charges the franchisor may levy on the franchisee. Any franchise agreement must be stringently reviewed to highlight any fees that will…

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15 Consumer Trends in Fast Food

Trends in Fast Food

Despite a growing focus on nutrition and healthier restaurant options, the fast food industry is still going strong and it is mainly because of its adaptability and its willingness to listen to its customers’ needs and to make changes accordingly. Today, life is busier than ever and most people because of the sluggish economy are watching every penny so the need for fast food options is still strong.

Here are some consumer trends in fast food:

Bowls full of goodness

More and more fast restaurants are offering more bowl options and not just bowls of salad. They…

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9 Ways to Market My Restaurant in 2017

Market Restaurant 2017

No matter how good your food and service is, no matter how cool a dining concept you have developed, every restaurant owner needs a strong marketing plan to help his or her business grow. Keeping customers in your seats is the name of the game and there is a lot of competition out there so you need to make sure you are doing everything possible to market your restaurant properly. Don’t let the daily minutiae of running a restaurant keep you from developing an effective marketing plan.

The one thing you should always be doing is keep track of…

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Business Risks in the Hospitality Industry

When you are in the process of creating a food startup, it is important to take insurance into consideration, as it can allow you to manage the numerous risks involved in launching your food business and servicing your customers. Preparing in advance for potentially difficult scenarios is a reliable process to ensure future success. Without insurance, you face many financial risks, when you should be focused on great food ideas.

Here are the top 3 areas of risk that insurance could protect you from when creating your food startup:

Customer Incidents.
When…

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The How To Guide on Franchising for Beginners

The How To Guide on Franchising for Beginners

The great thing about franchising is that you don’t need to have a lot of experience to pursue your dream. Whether you have a particular franchise you would love to join or you just think it is a smart way to start your own business, buying into a franchise has a lot of perks that you wouldn’t get if you started your own business from scratch. Franchising is especially good for those new to owning a business because there is a support structure and training built into the program.

If you are considering becoming…

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