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  • Alcoholic Beverages
    of House Front of House Food Safety Restaurant Design Sustainability Crisis Management Operations Manual Menu Costing Cost Control Staffing Wages Salaries Training Recruitment Retention Workplace Safety Business Finance Accounting Business Plans Success Stories Franchising Business Strategy Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin

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  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    Stories Franchising Business Strategy Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Non Alcoholic Beverages Refreshing beverage menus with smoothies and juice Although smoothies and juices are typically associated with summer these non alcoholic options are beginning to carve out a significant place on beverage menus year round Conventional coffee most common on Canadian menus The top type of coffee drink on Canadian menus is conventional coffee and or filter coffee according to MenuMonitor data Although specialty coffees have grown more popular in recent years most Consumers soak up the latest offerings in water beverages When it comes to enjoying a family friendly beverage with a meal Canadians have long favoured traditional choices such as coffee tea soft drinks and juices But there are Customization is key when selecting coffee brewing equipment Canadian consumers continue to demand a wide range of food and beverage options Changing demographics and knowledgeable quality conscious consumers provide Herbal heaven The other cup of tea Tea has enjoyed much attention over the last

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  • Restaurant marketing tips
    House Front of House Food Safety Restaurant Design Sustainability Crisis Management Operations Manual Menu Costing Cost Control Staffing Wages Salaries Training Recruitment Retention Workplace Safety Business Finance Accounting Business Plans Success Stories Franchising Business Strategy Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas

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  • Menu Design
    the perfect menu In most restaurants menu development is one of the most exciting and important endeavours chefs and owners take on whether it s in the beginning stages of a new Seven tips to creating an effective menu that sells A well written and well designed menu is your most powerful merchandising and marketing tool There is a lot of information out there on designing a menu with Four power areas that boost your menu marketing How many times have you sat as a patron reading a menu waiting for something to jump off the pages and say I m delicious try me Creating a menu that not only stirs Money making menus A case study in menu optimization Squeezing the most value out of your individual menu items can unlock profit potential for your restaurant But what happens when you ve reduced your costs as low as you can Menu optimization Three ways to help your outstanding menu items take centre stage Menu design doesn t always get the time and attention it deserves from restaurant marketers Many operators however intuitively understand how important R A V E about your menu design The menu is one of the most important marketing tools at a restaurant s disposal yet its potential is often overlooked The missed opportunity is not generally an issue of Food photography 101 If a picture paints a thousand words then why do so many restaurants and suppliers lack good photography Let s face it People eat with their eyes so why not entice your How to increase profit through menu engineering Menu engineering is defined as the process of selecting costing pricing and evaluating all of your menu items to ensure your offerings are contributing to bottom line dollars not food Getting started with your

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  • Social Media
    sold Those experiences may come in the form of dining hotel stays or retail purchases Long after a meal is finished the major takeaway is Using social media to improve your restaurant s bottom line On a typical day Canadians make a combined 18 million visits to the country s 89 000 food and beverage venues creating annual revenues for the industry of about 72 billion That s a lot of competition How to use Instagram to add flash to your social media marketing program If you use social media for business chances are that your brand is already on Facebook and Twitter Size and scope alone can make both platforms very useful in building your online presence But did Upping your photo game in the age of social media Yes the expression used to be a picture is worth a thousand words but it doesn t necessarily apply anymore With the rampant adaptation of Instagram Snapchat Twitter and even the old Mobile apps for restaurants Six keys to success At a time when over half of the Canadian population uses smartphones it is no wonder that travel agencies schools and restaurants are beginning to use mobile apps as an

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  • Holiday Ideas
    and t shirts and enjoying the warm summer weather but in the restaurant and foodservice business it s time to start planning for the holidays With Thanksgiving Quick tips to draw in the Mother s Day crowd Be it breakfast brunch lunch dinner or even afternoon tea there are plenty of options for treating this Mother s Day Yes May 12th will be here in a blink so let s be prepared to make the very most of this special occasion How to create an event to remember Ever been to an event that was above and beyond your expectation but you could not put your finger on exactly what piece put it over the top Chances are there may have been a third party event management company Holidays Special Events Hanukkah Dec 6 Dec 14 2015 Christmas Dec 25 2015 Boxing Day Dec 26 2015 New Year s Eve Dec 31 2015 Valentine s Day Feb 14 2016 Chinese New Year Feb 8 2016 Shrove Tuesday Feb 9 2016 Seven social media marketing tips to use this holiday season The busy holiday season is once again upon us and restaurant owners and operators must take advantage of the additional spending that consumers will be doing during this time The continued growth of smart phone Tips for gathering in the Christmas crowds It s definitely time to get in the spirit and start promoting holiday parties at your restaurant or foodservice operation Get those signs up now encouraging bookings and be sure to mention your offering to Yes restaurant owners there are gift card laws in Canada Many restaurants have discovered the marketing benefits of gift cards however the laws pertaining to the sale of gift cards varies by province Gift card terms and conditions need to be considered on

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  • Back of House
    them to walking the game aisle at a carnival with a half dozen independent operators shouting at you to pop a balloon or throw a ball Three ways to fire up your innovation strategy For most businesses innovation is a necessity It s how we create and develop product offerings that meet the needs and expectations of our ever evolving customer base The best business operators Eight effective ways to boost sales in the New Year There are certain times of the year where business is relatively slow and for some restaurants the winter months are dreadful These slowdown periods are a common cause of cash flow shortages for many How to handle online complaints In the hospitality industry above all else it is the experience that is sold Those experiences may come in the form of dining hotel stays or retail purchases Long after a meal is finished the major takeaway is Using social media to improve your restaurant s bottom line On a typical day Canadians make a combined 18 million visits to the country s 89 000 food and beverage venues creating annual revenues for the industry of about 72 billion That s a lot of competition

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  • Front of House
    takes a person or team with the drive to make the challenge a success a passion for food the desire to see a customer Eight effective ways to boost sales in the New Year There are certain times of the year where business is relatively slow and for some restaurants the winter months are dreadful These slowdown periods are a common cause of cash flow shortages for many Health trends on Canadian menus The foodservice industry is adapting to consumer demand for healthy nutritious food Ask a dozen people what healthy means though and you may get as many different answers The wide variety of Eight ways to make your restaurant kid friendly Restaurants that target families have to cater to both parents and their children Kids are very influential in choosing a restaurant to dine and are potentially your biggest customers Today s average parent will Five ways to create a strong first impression with your outdoor signage You never get a second chance to make a good first impression Your outdoor signage is much more than the name of your restaurant it s your customer s initial encounter with your restaurant Your restaurant Three wine styles to feature

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