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

By |March 31st, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |March 23rd, 2017|

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 […]

Blog of the week: Random acts of kindness from restaurants nationwide (Restaurant Hospitality)

By |February 24th, 2017|

In case you missed it, 17th February was National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and in our blog of the week, Restaurant Industry takes a look at the acts of kindness instigated by eateries across the United States.

From Dunkin’ Donuts donating five-hundred $5 gifts cards to the Rochester Police Department to ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events, […]

Blog of the week: actually, most restaurants DON’T fail in their first year (Forbes)

By |February 3rd, 2017|

One of the most common metrics banded about in the hospitality industry is the number of restaurants, bars or pubs that are closing every week. In the UK alone, it’s believed that over 5,500 restaurants are at risk of closing down in the wake of the county’s impending exit from the European Union.

However, no matter […]

Blog of the week: restaurants offer to ‘lock-up’ smartphones to encourage diner interaction (Evening Standard)

By |January 20th, 2017|

It’s a familiar sight; two people sat at a restaurant table, idly rearranging the food on their plate while staring relentlessly at their smartphones. No conversation, no interaction and, seemingly, absolutely no mutual enjoyment whatsoever.

Clearly rather fed up with this trait of modern society, two London restaurants have taken to offering a ‘lock-up’ service for […]

Blog of the week: restaurant customers urged to check food hygiene ratings (Belfast Telegraph)

By |December 2nd, 2016|

How often do you check the hygiene ‘scores on the doors’ when you visit a restaurant?

Admittedly, if you’re a restauranteur, there’s a good chance you pay attention to food hygiene ratings (you live and breathe this stuff, after all), but diners are now being urged to do the same.

A recent study has unveiled that just […]

Blog of the week: restaurants defying tired trends (WSJ)

By |October 28th, 2016|

Constant improvement is something the restaurant industry has long strived for. And, generally speaking, it’s been rather successful at it, even if it occasionally falls foul of being more pretentious than is strictly necessary.

In our blog of the week, the Wall Street Journal looks at seven new restaurants that laugh in the face of tired, old, […]

Blog of the week: the kind of beers restaurants should STOP selling (Uncorkd)

By |October 14th, 2016|

The craft beer market is thriving, with small and independent brewers continuing to grow in double-digit figures. As such, restaurants and bars are regularly forced to decide which logos to place on their pumps and the types of bottles that should adorn their fridges.

There’s a good chance, however, that they haven’t thought a great deal about […]

Blog of the week: how tech will shape the future of restaurant management (Modern Restaurant Management)

By |September 30th, 2016|

We live in exciting times. Big data, an ever-expanding social media landscape and devices which appear to be capable of pre-empting our movements may understandably strike fear into those worried about privacy and big brother tactics on behalf of massive corporations, but they also present incredible opportunities for small businesses.

Restaurants, in particular, are likely to benefit […]

Blog of the week: new concepts that give a cluck (Restaurant Business)

By |September 24th, 2016|

While researching the best blogs for restaurant owners, we stumbled across a post featuring a chicken as the main image and the headline ‘New concepts that give a cluck’. That was more than enough to get us clucking – sorry – clicking, and we’re glad we did, because it’s a fascinating look at some truly […]