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Try loyalty programs if deal fatigue sets in

Fickle restaurant customers go crazy for one-off deals, yet traditional loyalty programs can still attract lots of business.

13 Proven Ways to Serve Better, Waste Less, and Sell More in 2013

 by Jim Sullivan, CEO Sullivision.com  You've got 12 months--365 days and nights--to make 2013 a better year than  2012.  Like they say, if you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got. So what's gotta change in the way you execute to make that happen? Maybe a little or maybe a lot, but we've got 13 key ways guaranteed to help you serve better, sell more, and waste less. Here they are, read em and reap: 


Get 'er done: 7 ways to speed up service

Shaving even a little time from your service can pay off handsomely in the long run. There are countless ways to speed up a restaurant’s service sequence, starting with the initial order and ending with presentation of the check. Here are seven ideas for ways to get it done faster.

10 Food Cost Fixes. Maybe you can't raise your prices, but you can lower your average food costs

The cost of many ingredients is soaring. But passing on those increases gets pretty tough when customers are in belt-tightening mode. Balancing these two opposing forces requires a little ingenuity and outside-the-box thinking. If you're looking for solutions, you're in the right place. Here are 10 strategies to help you stay profitable.

The IRS has issued proposed regulations providing greater detail on the Affordable Care Act

The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations providing greater detail on the implementation of the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Quality Control and the POS System

An excellent report for tracking quality control is available on the best POS systems.  Micros has an end of period report designed to highlight major issues with an emphasis on employees and adherence to company policies.  The Employee Variance Advisory Report shows discounts, voids, errors, returns, cancellations and transaction anomalies for a shift, day, week, or month.

Competition Dining Series - Battle Pork Butt 1.15.2013

Last night’s "Battle Pork Butt" was an exciting evening for both team Red Stag Grill and team Hobnob. The fans were in the crowd and when each team was announced my Host Jimmy Crippen at the beginning of the evening, they hooted and hollered their support. It was a great start to Battle Two of "Fire on the Rock."

Battle Cheese Recap!

The preliminary battles of the “Got to be NC” Competition Dining Series began last night with Chef Scott Wallace and team of Rankin Vault vs Chef Peter Pollay and team of Posana Cafe. The secret ingredient? Cheese!

Why You Must Automate 80 Percent of Your Social Media Activity

Imagine a small-town pharmacist standing at a back counter, counting pills.  She wants to help people.  She wants to connect and make a difference.  She wants to offer advice that just might save a person’s life.  She probably doesn’t want to be standing there counting pills.  What if she could automate the pill counting?  Feed the pills into a machine that counted, recounted, and packaged the pills for her.  What could she do with the time she saved?

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