2017 May

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20 May: Surcharges or Tips? Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Tipping is a long practiced behavior with most restaurant, bar and dining patrons. Whether it is the mug for change at the local coffee place or the tip you add to your five-course meal at a famous eatery, it is an expected part of dining out. Yet, those who work in restaurant management and operations know that there has been a lot of grumbling lately about the issue of tips. Specifically, the discussions focus around the use of surcharges rather than tips. Let’s see what experts say… Tipping Explained For a long time, restaurant owners, patrons and workers have discussed…

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12 May: 5 Great Reasons to Deliver Food to College Campuses

It is almost a cultural cliché that college students are always starving and broke, so many restaurants ignore college campuses when they are looking outward for expansion of their delivery programs.  Believe it or not, college campuses represent some of the most concentrated markets for certain types of delivery food – and many restaurants find that delivering a limited menu to local college campuses can exponentially increase their order volume when college is in session. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to advertise your delivery options to a college campus near you, these five stats and tips…

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05 May: Tips for Marketing and Managing Your Food Truck Business

Food trucks are becoming very popular, and with good reason. People are getting tired of the same old types of fast food offerings out there, and they are craving something different, something tasty and unique. Food trucks have the capability to offer those things, and more. However, getting into the food truck business and being successful at it takes work and planning, particularly when it comes to marketing and management. While it could be argued that this is the same with any restaurant, there are some different challenges that these owners will be facing. Let’s look at some of the…