5 ways to really cheese off your restaurant staff

A sure-fire way to retain staff in your restaurant is to avoid upsetting them.

Sound obvious? Maybe, but the restaurant trade is hectic, and the task of running an establishment is littered with opportunities to inadvertently create your own HR disaster.

Brilliant managers and restaurant owners aren’t perfect in this regard, either – they make mistakes like […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 restaurant Valentine’s Day ideas diners will love

Love is in the air. Unless, of course, you’re staring at a reservation diary for your restaurant and there’s a big fat zero against the 14th February.

Tempting people out on Valentine’s Day isn’t as easy as some might think. As a restaurateur, you have to come up with ever more creative ideas to lure them […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 things to include in your restaurant marketing plan for 2018

Ok, so it’s January already and you’re only just deciding to put together your restaurant marketing plan for the rest of the year.

Guess what… you’re not alone!

The realities of operating a restaurant often result in tasks of this nature taking a back seat; it’s totally normal and nothing to be ashamed of. However, with 2018 […]

By |January 6th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to manage your time better as a restauranteur

If only the day offered more time, eh?

As a restauranteur, this thought will doubtless cross your mind regularly. There’s simply never enough hours in the day to get everything done!

Unfortunately, time is completely out of your control. All you can do is harness it and use every minute to your advantage.

With that in mind, we […]

By |December 30th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to prepare your restaurant for Christmas

Ah – Christmas as a restauranteur…

While everyone else is winding down at the day job, frantically buying presents and nursing work do hangovers, you’re working harder than ever.

Despite what industry outsiders might think, business doesn’t come easy for restaurants at this time of the year, and if you’re nearing the end of the festive period […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

8 restaurant event ideas to boost cover numbers

There’s nothing worse than glancing at your restaurant booking system and realising that the next few weeks are looking rather bereft of guests.

Boosting visits to a restaurant has always required some creative thought, but there are few better ways to do so than stage an event.

Here’s eight restaurant event ideas that may help you fill […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

6 questions to ask potential new head chefs

Let’s get this straight – finding a brilliant head chef is hard work.

If you’re a restaurateur, you’ll know this all too well. Head chefs are often temperamental, artistically complex and deeply passionate about their craft. As a result, the best out there are very few and far between.

People do move around in hospitality, though. Head chefs, […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

The restaurant marketing trends to look out for in 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost December, but even harder to believe that means 2018 is nearly upon us.

It’s traditional at this time of the year to look forward and consider what trends might be on the horizon for modern restaurateurs, and we think there are four in particular to look out for. They […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to serve food to the Instagram generation (guest post)

The millennial market can be tough to crack. Mike Hardman, from catering equipment retailer Alliance Online, shares his top tips for attracting millennial diners with Instagram-ready dishes.

The millennial appetite for restaurant dining shows no signs of diminishing. With 54% of 18–34-year-olds spending the majority of their disposable income on eating out (Experian), it’s clear that […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to bring more baby boomers into your restaurant

Millennials, millennials, millennials – that’s all we seem to hear these days.

But what if, as a restaurateur, you have plenty of this particular generation already sat at your tables? What about the generation that it’s assumed is hoarding significant amounts of disposable income?

You want in on that, clearly, and while you may have been tempted […]

By |November 9th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments