Restaurants in real-time: today’s foodservice industry and where we’re headed

By Jessica Brill As the foodservice industry progresses on the road to recovery, the post-pandemic landscape continues to challenge a great number of restaurateurs. Inflation, staffing shortages, and government policies threaten the livelihoods of so many hospitality businesses, as many operators work to get back on their feet. Prior to the pandemic, the average monthly […]

A look at the mental health of today’s hospitality workers

By Jessica Brill The last few years have certainly taken a toll on the hospitality industry. However, some would argue it wasn’t all doom and gloom, as restaurants adopt technology and review operations to boost efficiency and their bottom lines. Perhaps even more importantly, the pandemic shone a bright and critical light on the working […]

Tech talk: the future of restaurants

By Jessica Brill How is today’s technology helping to shape and improve the foodservice industry? As inflation and labour shortages continue to challenge businesses, innovation can play an important role in helping to alleviate some of the stresses that come with managing those persistent challenges. We consulted five industry experts from various leading foodservice sectors, […]

Foodservice today and tomorrow: looking ahead to a bright future

We’ve spent a lot of time in recent months looking back at the last few years, analyzing the journey, but now it’s time to look at how far we’ve come and ahead to a bright future. With the continued challenges of persistent inflation and labour shortages, it’s important for restaurateurs to get to know their […]

How loyalty can help offset the effects of inflation

In today’s economy, loyalty is more important than ever. As prices continue to rise and people watch their discretionary spending, you want your restaurant to be their destination of choice. As a restaurateur, knowing your customer is a fundamental factor for success. The better you get to know them, the easier it will be to […]

How to communicate effectively with your employees

By Jessie Oleson Moore Communication is key if you want to have a successful restaurant business. That’s never been more true than today, with the average restaurant turnover rate at an astronomical 70% and employees citing poor communication as the number one reason they leave their jobs. RELATED: 5 skills a restaurant manager needs There’s […]

How to better understand customer experience (and why it matters)

By Austin Verner Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and that means delivering an exceptional customer experience is a must to keep your guests coming back. A study conducted by Thanx found that revenue was highly-concentrated among a small number of customers, with the top 25 per cent contributing 64 per cent of revenue. […]

Foodservice brands must walk a tightrope between physical & digital experience

By Dustin Hassett Now more than ever, restaurateurs are operating in an experience economy. Customers are interacting with competitor brands over multiple channels every hour of every day, and they expect every digital experience to measure up to the Amazons and Ubers of this world. Just like the behemoth tech brands, foodservice businesses need to […]

Why you should solicit more online reviews (and how to do it)

By Mark Plumlee If you want to capture the attention of would-be guests on the internet, online reviews are of the utmost importance. According to a study by TripAdvisor, 94 per cent of respondents in the U.S. admitted that online reviews influence their dining decisions. Another study by two economists at the University of California, […]