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On-the-clock versus off-the-clock work can get blurry in our always-on society—and economy. It makes sense in industries where remote work is increasingly the norm, but for the restaurant industry there are also a number of unintentional (and often uncompensated) traps that can lead to hourly employees performing off-the-clock work. A recent California Supreme Court decision has set a precedent to require employers in California (and potentially across the country if other states follow suit) to compensate employees performing essential tasks after clocking out.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

The holiday season is officially upon us! It’s important for you to show your restaurant staff that you appreciate the hard work they put-in all year. Take advantage of the season of giving by providing your workers with a thoughtful gift.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

Facebook is a digital haven for people to share their lives with friends and loved ones. To some people, it’s an extension of themselves and they can’t imagine a world without it.

 

Regardless of your feelings about peoples’ connection with Facebook, if you’re a restaurant owner, you must be doing everything you can to make your business visible on the platform.

 

One of the best ways to do this is to partner with Facebook and advertise (at no cost to you) that your establishment offers free Wi-Fi. This is literally a free advertisement for your restaurant on the social media platform that everyone is on.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

Today’s consumers—by far—prefer to eat at home, rather than heading out to a restaurant after a long day of work or play. But that desire for healthy home-cooked food eaten in the comfort of one’s own kitchen (or living room) can come at the cost of convenience. Just as going out might not be desirable because of the time involved, cooking from scratch can pose the same challenge. Some innovative restaurants have found ways to get their food in front of at-home eaters (who don’t want fast food), while also meeting their need for time saved in food preparation.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

With laws changing at a rapid pace, and growing support for legalized marijuana (medical and recreational), it’s not surprising that food and beverage manufacturers as well as bars and restaurants are exploring the possibility of infusing cannabis into their product lines. Cannabis (most often categorized by flowers, concentrates, and edibles) comes in many forms, but the most accessible for cuisine is one of the popular concentrates: CBD oil.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

In case you’re unaware, within most regions of the United States, there’s an annual week-long (in some places, it lasts an entire month) event known as restaurant week. Traditionally, restaurant week takes place in early winter and is organized by the chamber of commerce to promote local restaurants. 

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s a good idea for restaurant owners to begin thinking about how they can capitalize. A good way to do so is to start promoting your catering services now so you can book a few holiday parties before the end of the year.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

The restaurant industry hasn’t seen tremendous growth for many years, so consumer dining trends have had significant impact on how restaurants serve their customers. Patrons have shifted their purchasing behavior toward favoring takeout, delivery, and even catering as modes of off-site eating. Faced with competition from a crowded restaurant marketplace plus this shift in dining behavior, fast casual stores have had to adjust their approach and embrace what was once primarily the sole domain of such formats as pizza shops and Chinese restaurants: delivery. Current technology and startups make it possible for many more stores to take advantage of delivery than would have previously been possible.

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

Are you one of the increasing number of restaurant operators who monitor food waste daily? Efficiency in the restaurant industry requires not only managing inventory, staff, and overhead, but also reducing waste—and that can’t effectively happen if losses aren’t accounted for.

 

Food waste happens both on the part of patrons and back-of-house restaurant operations. Mitigating losses helps improve the environmental impact of a restaurant (or chain) and can have a positive effect on reducing hunger in the community...

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Comments | Posted By Mike Cielinski

Starting a restaurant is difficult and there are several things that need to be taken care of long before your grand opening. One of the most important details that can often be overlooked or not given enough thought is the uniforms your staff will wear.

 

Restaurant uniforms are important because it is one of the first things people will notice when they enter your restaurant and are synonymous with diners’ overall impression when it comes to the cleanliness and overall quality of your establishment.

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