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The Ultimate Restaurant Training Sales Growth Guide (Part 2)

July 12, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

If you’ve read our previous posts The Ultimate Guide Part 1, you probably know that sales is the one thing that fixes everything.  Part 2 of this guide focuses on how to grow your sales and the strategies behind selling that are easy to master.

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The Ultimate Restaurant Training Sales Growth Guide (Part 1)

June 28, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

If you’ve read our previous posts from ShiftNote, you probably know that we are the go-to for all things restaurant management. Whether it’s maintaining an efficient staff, recruiting the right team, implementing an effective system for managing shifts, innovating

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Farm To Table Restaurant Trend - Is It Right For You?

June 21, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

The restaurant industry has experienced many dish and flavor trends throughout the decades. Some stick and some don’t, but staying ahead of the trends and betting on what will work can make your restaurant a leader in the market. One popular trend is the

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How To Hire The Right Business Operations Manager

June 6, 2017 by Matt Thompson.

Hiring the right business operations manager can make or break a business, particularly in the hospitality industry.

Common duties for a business operations manager are wide ranging and multifaceted. Business operations manager duties

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Social Selling: How To Make More Money With Your Customers By Catering To Their Personalities

May 30, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

In the front lines of a restaurant, your #1 focus is your customer and creating a memorable dining experience for them at your establishment. You have the ability to create deeper, even more memorable experiences if you understand who your customer is as a person, and how they are best communicated to. Mastering this "Art Of Hospitality" will ultimately get them to buy more from you

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The Five-Minute Guide to Boost Your Business With Online Reviews

May 23, 2017 by Malayna Struckman.

While back-of-the-house operations like employee shift scheduling are key to success, equally important are your restaurant marketing strategies.

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5 Online Restaurant Marketing Ideas To Drive Tons Of Foot Traffic

May 16, 2017 by Malayna Struckman.

It’s always a good time to freshen your promotional strategy, especially as only 50% of restaurant and hospitality businesses survive within the first five years. While it’s certainly possible to overcome this scary statistic, owning and operating a business does

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5 Profitable Tips For A Successful Mother's Day

May 2, 2017 by Matt Thompson.

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in America in 1908, and it was commercialized soon after with cards, gifts and taking Mom out to eat. Though the spirit of this holiday is to honor our Mothers and Grandmothers alike for their selfless sacrifices and unconditional

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Improve Shift Planning Through Restaurant Staff Training

April 18, 2017 by Matt Thompson.

Training is one of the most important things you can do as a restaurant manager to make your team more successful, therefore seeing more sales. Many managers have their initial training programs and only hold team meetings sporadically to continue

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How to Start a Food Truck Business

March 28, 2017 by Larry Struckman.

Many hospitality workers dream of owning their own business one day. Or maybe you already do, but you want to try out something different on the side. You might have been in a kitchen for years following someone else’s direction, or maybe you want to

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