What does the future of restaurant payment technology look like?

Cash is fast becoming a legacy form of payment. According to the UK Cards Association, there are 104 million contactless cards currently in use, with the average transaction value hovering at around £9.

This stands to reason; if you’ve ever used a contactless payment card (and, judging by those statistics, you probably have), you’ll know how […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

Back to basics: how to attract more customers to your restaurant

Restauranteurs always strive for more. Better menus; tighter cost control; the next best piece of restaurant tech – and not to forget the all-important growing list of return customers.

Despite the limitations set by your restaurant’s capacity, you should never quell the urge to attract as many diners as possible. However, the best menu in the […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

6 characteristics of brilliant restaurant managers

We all remember the best managers we’ve worked under. Equally, we remember those who caused nothing but problems.

If you’re a restaurant manager, which of the two would you rather be?

Managing a team in a busy (or quiet, for that matter) restaurant is very hard work indeed, and can test the patience of even the strongest, […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to improve your restaurant’s bottom line

Integral to the success of your restaurant is the ability to maintain a healthy bottom line. But remaining profitable in a market as challenging as this one is no mean feat.

The little things add up – quickly; costs you’ve long since forgotten will quietly eat away at both your cash flow and profit; unexpected outlays […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

Blog of the week: Major restaurants installing music systems which make you spend 10pc more (The Telegraph)

Can music force us to spend more on food?

Several big name restaurant chains appear to think so, with McDonalds, Wagamama and TGI Fridays among the giants of the industry who are signing up to the Spotify-backed service, Soundtrack Your Brand. By generating playlists for business that are tailored to their brand and tuned to put customers […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Blog of the week|0 Comments

7 things to consider when buying a restaurant POS system

The humble point of sale (POS) system is now an essential restaurant tool in a marketplace driven by technology.

Put simply, if your restaurant doesn’t have a modern POS system, it’ll struggle to retain the best staff and keep diners happy – the two things by which every restauranteur lives or dies.

However, with technological change and […]

By |March 29th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

Blog of the week: 4 Ways the Restaurant Industry Is Like the Music Industry (Eater)

Ever considered the art of running a restaurant to be similar to that of taking to the stage in front of thousands of adoring fans? Restaurateur Ken Friedman thinks that’s exactly what it’s like, and he may have a point.

Friedman got his first big break in the music industry but now runs the renowned Spotted Pig […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Blog of the week|0 Comments

8 essential website directories you need to list your restaurant on

In a world of content marketing, a multitude of social media channels and pay-per-click advertising, you’d be forgiven for assuming that website directories are a bit… well, 90s.

We’ve got news for you – online business listing websites are as relevant now as they ever were. And the reason is simple – modern consumers love to […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

Personalised email marketing ideas for restaurants

If you’re investing significant amounts of time in social media marketing for your restaurant and seeing poor results, did you know that you’re six times more likely to receive click-throughs from email marketing campaigns?

Social media is a vital tool for restaurants, but it all too often overshadows the benefits of one of the Internet’s oldest […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to stay grounded in the restaurant industry

“Go on, let’s have another drink,” says the restaurant owner. Only, you don’t want another drink. You’ve been on your feet for twelve hours and have just overseen one of the most trying evening shifts you can remember. You’re also three sheets to the wind and badly in need of a lie down.

He’s relentless, though. […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments