Entries by Becky Wardlow

Making a Good Impression on Patrons with Restaurant Decor

It’s been said that people eat with their eyes as well as their stomach. But in a restaurant, it’s more than the plate presentation that makes an impact on your patrons’ appetites. Before they walk in the door, and all the way through the journey to the table, your customers are building expectations and forming […]

Customer Spotlight: Portsmouth Garden Club

Thank you so much for your invaluable help in ordering and designing the aprons for the Portsmouth Garden Club. They were a big hit and everyone loved the colors and style. Founded in 1931, The Portsmouth Garden Club provides scholarships and grants to deserving students and community organizations thru their very popular Festival of Trees fundraiser. The […]

Take the Pressure Off by Streamlining Your Menu

Rising food and labor costs—including the move toward a $15 minimum wage—is adding pressure to many restaurants and chains. Reducing overhead while still maintaining customer-pleasing quality is crucial to continued success, and one simple way to alleviate the pressure is by streamlining your menu to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Operating costs related to wages can […]

Trends to Keep Your Restaurant Patrons Engaged and Loyal

Restaurant visits today are often about much more than simply eating a nice meal out. Convenience and increased engagement with your patrons will keep them coming back for more, so it’s important to stay on top of critical trends that not only improve the experience for your guests but give you valuable insight into how […]

Summer Creativity to Enjoy Together with Your Kids

As summer kicks off, it’s an amazing time to connect with your kids and share new (or new again) experiences. Sure, there’s summer camp, vacations, and lots of other activities to fill up the time, but you can make great memories with your children at home during the summer, outfitted with little more than an […]

Technology Gives Restaurant Patrons an Advantage

Consumers in just about every sector crave convenience—something their smartphones have given them for more than a decade. So, it’s advantageous for restaurants to provide conveniences to customers through advancing infrastructure and technology tools, but a number of third parties are giving restaurant patrons themselves the edge when it comes to their dining experience. Augmented […]

Summer Restaurant Dessert Trends

As cooler weather gives way to sunnier and warmer days, restaurant patrons welcome the change in seasonal dessert offerings from hearty and warmed cakes and pies to refreshing summer fare. Roughly half of restaurants offer seasonal dessert menus, and here’s what patrons can expect for 2019 as they dine out. Fresh Fruit Dessert Nothing says […]