6 pieces of future tech independent restaurants will enjoy – soon

Technology is used to enhanced almost every area of our lives these days, and when it comes to dining out, guests increasingly expect restaurants to offer the same tech wonders they’re used to at home.

From the now familiar tableside contactless payment facilities, to new and innovative ordering apps and virtual reality entertainment, here’s six pieces […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 ways to use video marketing to promote your restaurant

Video marketing is a great way to promote your restaurant business. After all, what better way to demonstrate just how tasty your food is than to show it in the flesh?

Video restaurant marketing has come a long way since the days of badly made home videos that displayed cold plates of unappetising fare through, shaky, […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to Deal with No-Show Diners at Your Restaurant

In these uncertain economic times, as one new restaurant opens, another often closes.

Being able to fill enough covers to make your business profitable on a regular basis is the key to success in the restaurant industry, and customers who book tables but fail to show up are single handedly costing you money.

There are, however, ways […]

By |March 10th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

6 Ways To Market Your Restaurant’s Spring Menu

With the winter almost over, now is a great time to identify new ways to entice your customers into your eatery with a little bit of spring flavour.

From fresh flowers to Easter themed menus, spring is the perfect time to start a new marketing chapter for your restaurant.
1. Reconnect with existing customers
You may have bamboozled […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 ways to really cheese off your restaurant staff

A sure-fire way to retain staff in your restaurant is to avoid upsetting them.

Sound obvious? Maybe, but the restaurant trade is hectic, and the task of running an establishment is littered with opportunities to inadvertently create your own HR disaster.

Brilliant managers and restaurant owners aren’t perfect in this regard, either – they make mistakes like […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 restaurant Valentine’s Day ideas diners will love

Love is in the air. Unless, of course, you’re staring at a reservation diary for your restaurant and there’s a big fat zero against the 14th February.

Tempting people out on Valentine’s Day isn’t as easy as some might think. As a restaurateur, you have to come up with ever more creative ideas to lure them […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

5 things to include in your restaurant marketing plan for 2018

Ok, so it’s January already and you’re only just deciding to put together your restaurant marketing plan for the rest of the year.

Guess what… you’re not alone!

The realities of operating a restaurant often result in tasks of this nature taking a back seat; it’s totally normal and nothing to be ashamed of. However, with 2018 […]

By |January 6th, 2018|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to manage your time better as a restauranteur

If only the day offered more time, eh?

As a restauranteur, this thought will doubtless cross your mind regularly. There’s simply never enough hours in the day to get everything done!

Unfortunately, time is completely out of your control. All you can do is harness it and use every minute to your advantage.

With that in mind, we […]

By |December 30th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

How to prepare your restaurant for Christmas

Ah – Christmas as a restauranteur…

While everyone else is winding down at the day job, frantically buying presents and nursing work do hangovers, you’re working harder than ever.

Despite what industry outsiders might think, business doesn’t come easy for restaurants at this time of the year, and if you’re nearing the end of the festive period […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments

8 restaurant event ideas to boost cover numbers

There’s nothing worse than glancing at your restaurant booking system and realising that the next few weeks are looking rather bereft of guests.

Boosting visits to a restaurant has always required some creative thought, but there are few better ways to do so than stage an event.

Here’s eight restaurant event ideas that may help you fill […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Industry tips|0 Comments