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2017 Solar Eclipse: Hotel & Restaurant Manager Tips

August 15, 2017 by Matt Thompson.

On Monday, August 21st, thousands upon thousands of people are going to be in prime eclipse viewing spots to experience the literally once in a lifetime occurrence. While this is an

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Food and Drink - A History of St. Patrick's Day Traditions

March 14, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

Of the many holidays throughout the year where food and drink are part of the traditions, St. Patrick's Day provides a great opportunity for people to go out and celebrate with green everything - from clothes to beer to food. As St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year, there is no

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3 Ways to Attract Patrons to Your Restaurant During Lent

February 21, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

There are a few times throughout the year where people alter their eating habits to include certain foods. Summertime requires more picnic-like foods such as potato salad or hamburgers. For Thanksgiving, people are seeking more turkey and cranberry

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Preparing Your Restaurant for New Years Eve

December 19, 2016 by Matt Thompson.

Everyone wants to find the perfect place to celebrate New Years Eve. Since not everyone can fly to New York City to watch the ball drop in Times Square, you can offer an awesome way to kick off the New Year in your restaurant. To make sure you throw the biggest

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Stretch Holiday Classics With 2016 Flavor Trends

November 14, 2016 by Matt Thompson.

It is officially the holiday season which means your restaurant is in full swing preparing for increased traffic and planning ways to beat out the competition. Everyone is searching for the perfect restaurant to host their work party, friend get-togethers, and out-

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How to Use Halloween to See Spookily-Good Restaurant Sales

October 18, 2016 by Matt Thompson.

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays throughout the year. People are looking for the best place to go where they can dress up, spend time with friends, and enjoy great drinks and eats. When you celebrate Halloween as a restaurant, you can take advantage of an

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Patio Season Is Drinking Season! Preparing for a Successful Patio Season

May 4, 2016 by Matt Thompson.

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone and the beer-filled holiday is unofficially known as the kickoff day for patio season for restaurants. There is no doubt your patio was up and running for the holiday, but you want to make sure you are prepared for the flow of people who want to

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Love 'Em Profits! How A Well-Designed Menu Can Drive Sales and Profits

February 11, 2016 by Matt Thompson.

Valentine's Day is this weekend, a holiday full of love and devotion. As a restaurant owner, the thing you love the most and can't live without are profits. There are many things about your restaurant that have the opportunity to make a big impression on customers to increase your

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Happy Holidays From Team ShiftNote!

December 16, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

We're so excited, and we just can't hide it! The ShiftNote Team has had a fantastic 2013 and we owe it all to our amazing customers. We decided to put together a little video to show our excitement and thanks.

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The History of Tipping

July 1, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

After a brief discussion on the origin of the word "tip," I was instantly curious as to how and when the process of leaving a tip began. And so I put together an infographic on the history of tipping. Enjoy!

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5 Reasons to Come Visit the ShiftNote Booth at the NRA Show

May 7, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

ShiftNote is heading to Chicago May 18th-21st for the National Restaurant Association Show 2013 or NRA Show - not to be confused with the National Rifle Association. That's cool if you're down with that, but we're more into food and stuff.

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We love you!

February 14, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

On a day where it is tradition to tell the ones you love that you care about them - we wanted to give a quick shout out to all those who use ShiftNote (and those thinking about it), and say....

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15 Awesome Restaurant Websites

January 31, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

We've entered an age in which many restaurant goers will do a web search for specific eateries before taking the plunge to visit them in real life. Having a well designed, easy to navigate, and informative website is going to help give potential patrons the push they need to come dine

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The History of Fast Food

January 22, 2013 by Matt Thompson.

I've always been interested in the history of how things came to be, and since we've been doing a lot of fast food trivia lately for Trivia Friday on Facebook and Twitter, I decided it would be fun to put together a history of fast food infographic. It was hard to include every notable event that has occurred, so if you see something I've missed, please feel free to add

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