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  • Training
    cleaning maintenance and food safety program sets up your restaurant for success Success in the restaurant business can be elusive With the variety and quantity of restaurants available it is increasingly difficult to attract new clientele and to impress regular Seven challenges that the right restaurant software can solve Technology is quickly shaping the future of Canada s restaurant industry which is already generating 68 billion in annual sales and growing New software tools and apps are allowing businesses to Expanding the restaurant industry s V I E W on dataculture In today s fast paced data centric world there is an assumption that all members of an organization understand and know how to work with data The reality is that each member has different needs Three critical steps for introducing new technology into your restaurant The reality of the restaurant industry is that nearly everything we do has an effect on our businesses When we try something new and it does not meet our expectations even with the best intentions it hurts Four ways your staff can make all the difference when it comes to a successful promotional campaign Perhaps you ve heard or experienced the horror stories a

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  • Recruitment & Retention
    important but in my experience the real difference between an average operation and a thriving one lies in how they approach finding top performing staff Boost your bottom line with best fit employees Hiring the right employee for your restaurant operation can be difficult Sometimes the wrong people keep answering your postings while other instances see you hire someone and almost immediately need Women of influence Women who follow the roadmap to the executive suite in the foodservice industry need to make their career aspirations known and demonstrate their leadership abilities Mentorship by senior Six options for making the most of untapped labour sources in the restaurant industry Canada s restaurants are the number one provider of first time jobs to young people But not all of these young people in the generation known as Millennials or Gen Y will be able to work when Five tips for effective employee engagement surveys Did you know that in some hospitality operations 60 100 per cent of staffers leave voluntarily on an annual basis For many operators our true competitive advantage is delivered through Three ways to provide a permanent solution with temporary staffing Often times the road to wisdom is paved

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  • Workplace Safety
    Safety Proper handwashing procedures PDF Workplace accidents They cost more than you think A workplace accident in the restaurant industry takes only an instant The worker receives prompt first aid for the injury The after effects of the accident however transpire more slowly Depending on Slips trips and falls The hidden costs of accidental and sometimes bogus injuries Slips trips and falls happen every day and cost restaurants millions of dollars every single year in Canada According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety over 42 000 Canadian workers New health and safety resources for B C restaurateurs In conjunction with eight B C restaurants go2hr the province s tourism human resource association has developed industry specific resources to help foodservice operators with their health and safety practices Health and safety programs An overview for the restaurant industry Everyone who works for a restaurant must work safely and encourage others to do the same But it s the employer who must develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent workplace injury Three steps for leading your team through a natural disaster Whether it is a 100 year flood a blackout a catastrophic train accident ice storms or an

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  • Accounting
    industry has no shortage of food delivery aggregators to choose from when operators want to embrace innovative methods of getting more products to more customers in less time POS systems are key to managing your business taxes Your point of sale POS system is a key component for controlling and managing your business including the income and retail taxes payable Ten financial controls that are key to avoiding painful tax assessments for your restaurant You may think your business is properly controlled with an accounting system and a bookkeeper who reports the revenues and expenses There may also be restaurant management system How to avoid future problems while minimizing your restaurant s tax bill As an owner or manager of a small or medium sized business you are most often focused on what you do best running your restaurant bar pub or franchised food outlet You are trying hard to Before and after the recession Restaurant industry realities The recession changed things dramatically for most small businesses and the restaurant industry was no exception It has created a different landscape for business owners in terms of credit options Four sure fire ways to maximize your restaurant s summer business The

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  • Business Plans
    I compare 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 Seven rules to successfully open a restaurant Opening a new restaurant from scratch is a lot more complicated than you think My parents had a restaurant together and later on my mother opened a small bakery From my years of helping Five principles in creating a business plan Plans bring thoughts and people together Without a plan a business is a little like a driver without a map at the end of the day a destination will be reached but it may not be the intended one A legal overview of dealing with food delivery aggregators The restaurant industry has no shortage of food delivery aggregators to choose from when operators want to embrace innovative methods of getting more products to more customers in less time Legal aspects to consider when your restaurant is running a contest Contests and sweepstakes are great promotional tools for your business but if your restaurant is running one there are some things you definitely need to know Under the Criminal Code of Canada Top 10 tips

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  • Success Stories
    Knox Go Success Stories Creating community Joshna Maharaj Assistant Director of Food Services and Executive Chef Ryerson University Tom Peters author of In Search of Excellence once said Community organizing is all about building grassroots support It s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common Q A with Ryan O Flynn Executive Chef Westin Edmonton What are your earliest memories of cooking One of the things I remember from when I was about seven or eight years old is that for some strange reason I took some sandwich bread put it on a tray poured Q A with Chris Hounsell Executive Chef Fish Bowl Restaurant Bar St John s N L What are your earliest memories of cooking Watching my mother in the kitchen of our family home in Corner Brook N L The kitchen is the heart of the home in Newfoundland and my mother is the heart Thomas Naylor Executive Chef to Canada s Ambassador to the United States It didn t take long in life before the signs appeared Thomas Naylor was going to become a chef Growing up in Montreal my parents used to bring me to restaurants when I was a kid At five six years old I Q A with Scott Bagshaw Chef Owner Enoteca and Deseo Bistro Winnipeg I started out as a dishwasher when I was 15 and worked my way onto prep then to the line This was my high school job I was green and knew nothing of the realities of the restaurant industry I worked there for Empowering the Deaf community Anjan Manikumar Founder and President SIGNS Restaurant Anjan Manikumar s idea for his one of a kind concept featuring an all Deaf service staff came during encounters with a regular guest at

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  • Franchising
    disclosure documents Successful franchising is all about consistency and uniformity but creating that experience for a customer no matter where they are located does not happen by accident A franchisor has to exercise a Update on Ontario s menu labelling laws Laws that require certain restaurants to publish certain nutritional information concerning their menus are rooted in two main policy objectives reduce childhood obesity and reduce healthcare costs International expansion Growing your restaurant beyond Canada s border These days everyone seems to be asking the same question about expanding their restaurant businesses going international Whether it s the United States European countries or Will my franchised restaurant make money How much money can I make That seems like a fair enough question for a franchisee to ask of a franchisor After all the franchisee will be paying a healthy premium for the right to open a Looking for American restaurant brands to bring to Canada Read this first What can you expect if you want to franchise a U S brand domestically It might go without saying but the more popular the franchise the more likely the initial franchise fee will be higher You should not Four important issues with

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  • Restaurant Central > Business & Finance > Business Strategy
    on my mother opened a small bakery From my years of helping Five principles in creating a business plan Plans bring thoughts and people together Without a plan a business is a little like a driver without a map at the end of the day a destination will be reached but it may not be the intended one Four ways loyalty marketing can turn your customers into regulars As a restaurant owner you likely see social media s potential for customer engagement and generating new leads through sharing Social media is powerful But it s just a single marketing channel Legal aspects to consider when your restaurant is running a contest Contests and sweepstakes are great promotional tools for your business but if your restaurant is running one there are some things you definitely need to know Under the Criminal Code of Canada How to build a loyalty marketing program for your restaurant in four easy steps You ve got the ideal location you offer great food and service at competitive prices and customer visits are fairly steady But it still may not be enough to drive the level of repeat business you need to succeed in When it comes to assessing your promos slow and thoughtful wins the race Most restaurants have a pretty good idea what their best selling menu items are often what the restaurant is known for or the items that receive the most positive feedback But beyond this many Food truck phenomenon Owners weigh in on the risks and rewards of food truck operations Despite the recent food truck fascination in Hollywood and on television these rolling restaurants have actually been trundling around the North American foodservice landscape for many years From the International expansion Growing your restaurant beyond Canada s border These days everyone

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