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5 Quick Tips: Getting Restaurant Bloggers to Write About You

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For restaurants on an average day, it can be quite tricky to get bloggers to write about your restaurant in the light you want to be shown. Yelp reviews will always be great so long as the positive reviews are flowing in (and bad when they’re not), but earning the appreciation of writer who say things like, “the gnocchi blossomed”…
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Chefs Who Forage: For Business or Pleasure? Or Both?

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To forage is to hunt for your own food. To forage in the restaurant business, is to create a show-stopping culinary creation unique to only you and your kitchen. Many foraging groups exist in urban and suburban America not only for survival, but to support our own ecosystem. In Atlanta, foragers like Kelly Callahan find vacant foreclosed homes with bountiful backyard…
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5 Ways to Get Customer Feedback By Running Your Business Like a Lemonade Stand

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When kids run lemonade stands, they talk to all of their customers. There is no staff, there is no back of the house to hide in, there’s simply one-on-one interaction. Fifty years ago, you knew who your loyal customers were, because you were likely at the front of the house, greeting customers and simply asking them about their experience. However,…
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5 Quick Tips: Encouraging Customers to Stay Longer

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So you have a coffee shop, or a sandwich shop, or a bakery where you sell a substantial amount of one-off items. If a customer comes in, grabs an item and leaves, then you’ve only made one sale. However, if they come, sit down, do something, and decide to buy something else, then you’ve made two sales. Keep them entertained…
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7 Restaurant Menu Mistakes That Stop Guests In Their Tracks

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A restaurant’s menu is one its greatest marketing devices, and has little to do with the design or what paper it’s printed on. The most successful restaurants steer clear of the following restaurant menu mistakes in order to build more profitable businesses, run more organized kitchens, and market their food more effectively. Restaurant Menu Mistake #1: Don’t limit your ability…
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Trace & Trust: The Newest Way to Market Fish

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With more emphasis on locally sourced meat and vegetables, and a new respect for business transparency, it’s only a matter of time until customers will be able to tell exactly where everything on their plate comes from. Often times it’s up to the restaurant owner to tell their customers what’s on the menu. However, a new program called Trace and…