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

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

Posted by Larry Struckman on March 14, 2017

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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Topics: Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas

3 Ways to Attract Patrons to Your Restaurant During Lent

Posted by Larry Struckman on February 21, 2017

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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Topics: Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas

Preparing Your Restaurant for New Years Eve

Posted by Matt Thompson on December 19, 2016

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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Topics: Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas

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

How to Use Halloween to See Spookily-Good Restaurant Sales

Posted by Matt Thompson on October 18, 2016

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

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 4, 2016

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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Topics: Employee Scheduling, Just For Fun, Tips & Ideas

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

Posted by Matt Thompson on February 11, 2016

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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Topics: Just For Fun, menu profits, restaurant profits, Tips & Ideas

Happy Holidays From Team ShiftNote!

Posted by Matt Thompson on December 16, 2013

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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Topics: Just For Fun

The History of Tipping

Posted by Matt Thompson on July 1, 2013

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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Topics: history of tipping, infographic, Just For Fun

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

Posted by Matt Thompson on May 7, 2013

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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Topics: Just For Fun, national restaurant association show, nra show, nrashow, shiftnote, tradeshow

We love you!

Posted by Matt Thompson on February 14, 2013

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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Topics: Just For Fun, love, Valentine's Day

15 Awesome Restaurant Websites

Posted by Matt Thompson on January 31, 2013

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

Posted by Matt Thompson on January 22, 2013

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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