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17 killer Facebook post ideas for small business owners that WILL work

In a rut when it comes to knowing what to post on Facebook? You are not alone. I have seen many small businesses owners get hung up on posting the same types of content over and over again…whether they are working or not. 

What's Hot 2015 Culinary Forecast

The National Restaurant Association's annual culinary report forecasts menu trends in 2015. Watch this video for predictions.

What's Hot 2015 Culinary Forecast

The National Restaurant Association's annual culinary report forecasts menu trends in 2015. Watch this video for predictions.

 

Pork prices down, but chicken flies high

Restaurateurs can expect some relief in the price of pork as producers increase supply, but the cost of poultry should remain high due to increased demand, industry experts say.

How to keep restaurant employee turnover in check

Turnover is likely to increase as the economy improves. A simple dialog can improve retention. Once the recession ended in the spring of 2009, the hospitality sector began to see a slow recovery. While everyone welcomed the end of the recession, a trend toward declining turnover rates at restaurants reversed, increasing from 56.6 percent in 2010 to 62.6 percent in 2013.

Does Face Time Between Chefs and Diners Lead to Better Food?

One study by the Harvard Business School says yes. Open kitchens and chef's counters in restaurants happen to be on-trend at the moment, but they may have more than just an aesthetic value: A new study published in the Harvard Business Review reports that chefs make better food when they can physically see their diners.

Health care update: ACA and the restaurant industry

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010 it has been a hot topic in the restaurant industry. With nearly 1 million restaurants in the nation, the industry employs millions of Americans, and employers and employees alike are buzzing with questions about how the ACA affects them.

Restaurants could see strong year in 2015

Lower gas and commodity prices, coupled with high valuations and low debt costs, have generated some optimism for the restaurant industry heading into 2015.

The New Sounds of Music in Restaurants

Enabled by technology and led by a younger generation of restaurateurs and patrons, music in restaurants has evolved from being barely noticeable to becoming an integral part of the experience – both a statement about a restaurant’s personality and part of the energy that many desire.

More 2015 restaurant trends

Three megatrends rise to the top of the 11 hottest food and beverage trends to come out of Baum+Whiteman’s think tank: how technology is reshaping restaurants, how chefs and manufacturers are finding new ways to combine basic flavors and, thanks to the first two developments, how authenticity is becoming a nonstarter.

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