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Restaurant Management

Taking Advantage of the Holiday Rush

The holidays are a slow time for some industries, as businesses close to give employees some time off and celebrate with their families. The restaurant business is not one of these industries.

There are many things restaurant owners and general managers can to do to make sure that the incredibly busy six-week period from Thanksgiving to New Years goes off without a hitch, leaving customers with happy holiday food memories.

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Restaurant Management

5 Ways to Turn Walk-Bys Into Walk-Ins

While the bulk of marketing may be moving towards social media and internet outlets, many restaurants still heavily rely on foot traffic. This is often especially true for restaurants in mostly pedestrian areas, or restaurants located near a cluster of other restaurants or within a shopping mall.

The objective here, of course, is to convince possible customers (who may simply be strolling by) to stop and eat at your restaurant as opposed to any number of other restaurants that may also be within walking distance. Sometimes, though, this is easier said than done. As with all marketing tactics, the goal is to convince diners that your restaurant is superior to others within your area.

Here’s how to do just that.

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Restaurant Management

How Do You Know If Your Grocery Prices Have Dropped?

Food prices in the United States went through 19 months of deflation during 2016 and 2017. However, many consumers and business owners haven’t noticed a change.

Not all restaurant suppliers have passed wholesale price reductions on to their clients, which means that some establishments may be paying higher prices than they need to. Let’s take a look at how grocery prices have changed over the last couple of years and find out how restaurant owners can take advantage of this recent trend.

Which Foods Are Falling in Price?

Beef, eggs and dairy products experienced the biggest price drops during 2016 and 2017. A dozen large grade A eggs cost 13.8 percent less in July 2017 than in July 2016, and this price change came hot on the heels of a drop of almost 40 percent between 2015 and 2016.

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