We’ve gathered a collection of some interesting and current restaurant industry articles for you. These articles offer insight into everything from planning for the new year to marketing do’s and don’ts to how the food industry affects our culture.
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A Cultural Point of View on Tipping
For a long time now we’ve challenged you to take a good look at the practice of tipping and how it affects our industry. Is it good? Can the practice be changed? Should it be phased out? Here’s an article challenging the tipping practice and the stereotypes that go along with it.
Labor and Staffing Issues
Turnover in the industry continues to be extremely high, costing companies thousands of dollars in training wages…even sales. Whether it’s cultural views on restaurant jobs or competition from the plethora of new restaurant openings every day, something has to be done to retain good employees.
Know Your Community and Customers
It’s important you have a good standing in your community. Locals are the ones who become regular customers; they’re your biggest champions, and they get you through the slow times. But if you offend them, they can be your harshest critics.
Food Industry Abroad
The food and restaurant industry is taking off across the globe. Here’s a glimpse into what China is doing to accommodate the increased demand.
With all that is going on in the world of gender equality, it feels like we’re at the dawn of a new era for both sexes (finally). We can’t wait to see what the future holds now that the top isn’t one-sided anymore.
Business Plans for 2018
This article says it best: the industry is too unpredictable to plan for. Here are a few constants that you can incorporate into your 2018 business plan. Account for these and the surprises won’t affect you as much.
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