6 Facts About Daylight Savings Time

Posted by Malayna Struckman on October 30, 2017

It is that time of year again, quite possibly everyone’s least favorite time of year (besides tax season). Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th, meaning we all have to “fall back” and gain that extra precious hour of daylight (and of sleep!). With the irritation of waking up an hour earlier and being more tired than usual for a

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Topics: Industry News, Tips & Ideas

2017 Solar Eclipse: Hotel & Restaurant Manager Tips

Posted by Matt Thompson on August 15, 2017

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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Topics: Industry News, Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas

Restaurant Experts You Must Follow In 2017

Posted by Malayna Struckman on August 9, 2017

Running a restaurant is not easy. Every year the challenges seem to increase from ways to get people in your door to how to train and retain your staff. Finding time to do the research to make the best decision for your business is difficult. Instead, leave it to the experts!

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Topics: Industry News, Tips & Ideas

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

Posted by Larry Struckman on June 21, 2017

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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Topics: Industry News, Tips & Ideas

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Posted by Larry Struckman on March 28, 2017

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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Topics: Industry News, Tips & Ideas

Your Wait Staff is your Sales Team: Reward Performance!

Posted by Matt Thompson on January 24, 2017

Your wait staff is an integral part of your restaurant’s success. This goes beyond managing tables and providing excellent customer service, although those two actions are vital to leaving a positive lasting impression on your patrons. Your wait staff also acts as your

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Topics: employee games, Employee Scheduling, Industry News, sales team, Shift Management, Tips & Ideas, wait staff sales

Stretch Holiday Classics With 2016 Flavor Trends

Posted by Matt Thompson on November 14, 2016

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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Topics: Industry News, Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas, Product Updates

The Ultimate Guide for Managing Your Prime Cost

Posted by Matt Thompson on April 12, 2016

One of the hardest parts about operating a restaurant is controlling costs. A lot of things seem out of your control, especially as a new restaurant. For example, you have to buy enough stock of everything to meet demand, but not too much where the food becomes a waste of

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Topics: Employee Scheduling, Industry News, Tips & Ideas, Product Updates

6 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

Posted by Matt Thompson on July 14, 2015

The following article is a guest post by Tim Sunderland and our friends over at NetWaiter.

Raising prices isn’t the only way for a restaurant to increase sales. There are plenty of strategies you can take to reduce costs and attract more customers. Read on for six things you can do to increase restaurant sales without charging your customers more.

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Topics: Industry News

How ShiftNote is Helping To Make Beer

Posted by Matt Thompson on October 16, 2013

At ShiftNote, we have some of the coolest and most amazing clients there are. The type of companies using ShiftNote to help with their daily operations vary, and are located all over the world! Some of those businesses include restaurants, bowling alleys, country clubs, churches, pr agencies, resorts and hotels, and

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Topics: brewery management, craft beer, Industry News

Day 4 - The National Restaurant Association Show

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 20, 2013

We're in the home stretch! Day 4 of the NRA Show was a little hectic in the morning, but things smoothed out and the day turned out great. We had a lot of traffic in the booth and enjoyed visits by ShiftNote users from Jack Stack BBQ, The Original Pancake House, Fresh Brother's

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Topics: Industry News, national restaurant association show, nra show, nrashow

Day 3 - The National Restaurant Association Show

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 19, 2013

The third day for the ShiftNote team, 2nd day for attendees, of the National Restaurant Association Show has been crazy!!! Crazy good of course. I would have to think that today is going to be the busiest day of the show. We had people streaming into the ShiftNote booth left and

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Topics: Industry News, national restaurant association show, nra show, nrashow

Day 2 - The National Restaurant Association Show

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 18, 2013

We've had another fantastic day at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. Today marks day 1 for attendees of the show, but day 2 for the ShiftNote team. We came to the convention center bright and early to finish off the final touches of our display. And as soon as the

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Topics: Industry News, national restaurant association show, nra show, nrashow

Day 1 - The National Restaurant Association Show

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 17, 2013

We made it through day 1! The whole team arrived in one piece to Chicago. I've been to Chicago many times, but this is my first ever National Restaurant Association Show. Several of the ShiftNote team members have been before, so they're helping me to prepare for what

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Topics: Industry News, nation restaurant association show, nra show, nrashow, shiftnote booth

ShiftNote Reaches 14 Million User Log Entries

Posted by Matt Thompson on January 7, 2013

We're pleased to announce that we have reached 14 million managers logbook user entries to date! In 2012 we had just over 5 million entries entered by managers, owners and other employees. The number of entries in the ShiftNote daily log has doubled almost every year since formation in 2002. We're very excited about continuing this growth into 2013, and we have some pretty exciting new features that we will be

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Topics: announcement, Industry News, milestone

Craft Craft Revolution

Posted by Matt Thompson on December 10, 2012

During the past few years, a new breed of consumer has been fast growing - those that prefer quality over quantity, and locally sourced over mass produced. The top two menu trends for 2013 as stated by the National Restaurant Association are locally produced meats and seafood, and locally grown

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Topics: craft beer, draft beer, Industry News, micro brewery