How to keep track of your restaurant equipment & inventory

By Erin Wagner Restaurants contain a wide range of equipment used for cooking, storing, and handling foods, and this equipment requires regular maintenance to remain in good working condition. Tracking restaurant inventory and equipment remains a challenge for most establishments. Some businesses do not pay much attention to proactive maintenance programs, and that leaves facilities […]

How to help restaurant staff avoid COVID-19 burnout

For many Canadian workers, particularly in intense industries like foodservice, the burnout is real. A recent survey found that 84 per cent of Canadian employees have experienced burnout, with 34 per cent reporting high or extreme levels. Will easing public or workplace restrictions around COVID-19 automatically reverse employees’ pandemic-related burnout? For restaurant staff such as kitchen workers […]

Leading your restaurant with strategic clarity

By Doug Radkey Being a leader isn’t easy. It takes a multitude of characteristics to become an innovative, collaborative, and successful leader. Goal-setting, decision-making, and massive amounts of action are vital to rise to the top and it requires vision, self-awareness, collaboration, communication, optimism, and adaptability to lead a team. As a leader, you will […]

Restaurant management pay rising along with turnover

While the ongoing conversation around the restaurant staffing crisis has largely focused on kitchen staff and hourly front-of-house team members, it’s worth remembering that the challenges are also felt by restaurant management.  As kitchen and dining room staff turnover increased dramatically throughout 2021, so did that of restaurant management positions. In both limited- and full-service […]

Offsetting rising restaurant costs in 2021

Restaurant costs were already a burden for operators even before the pandemic raised the stakes. But particularly in the current climate, operators constantly need to adapt to stay afloat, you’ve got to adapt. Restaurant labour costs are rising amid a staffing challenge, food prices have soared in many industry sectors, and logistics costs keep climbing, […]

7shifts launches free online restaurant management academy

Restaurant management has always been testing work but in today’s age, it’s an incredibly challenging job. Balancing staff requirements, food costs, and other operational concerns alongside the need to maximize revenues to retain often razor-thin margins is no enviable task. Thankfully, Canadian-based team management company 7shifts has released its new 7shifts Academy, described as a […]

Staff management doesn’t have to be complicated

In 2021, running employee operations is so much more than just shift scheduling, but solutions like BarSight Restaurant Systems are here to help. Running a restaurant or other foodservice establishment is very different from a typical 9-5 operation. Even before COVID-19, the scope of responsibilities that operators have to juggle on the staffing side alone […]

Boston Pizza announces new chief financial officer

Press Release Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. announced today that Michael E. Harbinson joined BPI as its chief financial officer effective immediately. Harbinson will also be appointed a director and the chief financial officer of Boston Pizza GP Inc., the managing general partner of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership, administrator […]

Three restaurant groups named amongst Deloitte’s best-managed companies

Press Release Deloitte announces the winners of its Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, highlighting the top privately-owned Canadian companies with annual revenues over $15 million. With 47 new winners in 2019, this year’s companies attribute success to an increased focus on investment in technology and talent, innovation, and cross-border business. Best Managed winners also make future planning a […]