Serving up the Savings: Tips to Cut Costs for Restaurant Owners


Money saving advice is welcomed by everyone these days and restaurant owners are no exception. The good news is that there are a lot of quick steps that you can take to save money. From changing the layout of your menu to adding a Perspex sheet to your table cloths, together with The Plastic People, we provide some handy tips:

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10 Features to Look for in a Restaurant Reservation System


Restaurant reservation system provides big help to restaurant owners by removing the hassle of customer reservations and allowing them to focus on food and customer service. Today’s reservation systems provide many other features that makes the job of managing restaurant much easier. There are number of solutions available in the market, however not all of them are equal. It all comes down to trade-off between cost and features. There are number of features you should consider as you narrow your selection. Here are some of the most important ones any reservation system should have.

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The State of UK Food Vans Industry


Business is booming for the UK’s food van industry. It’s increasing in popularity due to the amount of street food that is available to a person when they are on the go. Although this is something that is relatively new to the UK, countries like Thailand have had a long popularity in street vans, and they have proven to be successful. Research done by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have said that 2.5 billion people eat street food around the world every day.

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How to Expand Your Café or Restaurant Business


Having a quaint little café or restaurant can be enough for some, however, other small business owners imagine branching out and opening in neighboring locations. Business expansion is usually a consideration most businesspersons have; yet, very few manage to open a second branch successfully. Many will simply replicate the existing café or restaurant, instead of creating a similar concept with a twist. Once you’ve ironed out all the details, it’s time to consider means of expanding your business’s expansion into new territory.

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Your Concise Guide to Starting a Food Business

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A small food business could be just what you’re looking for if you are ready for a new adventure in your career. Whether it’s a café, a street food van vendor or a restaurant, when you’re running a small food business for the first time, it’s important that you understand how to handle, store and serve the food that you sell.

Your key to success is ensuring that you keep your customers safe, and ensure your produce is safe to eat and free from any allergens. You should follow the EU Food Regulations to make sure the food that you serve is correct as per the regulations. Erudus, a company which stores and shares food labelling information within a data pool for customers’ benefit, has helped to put together this start-up guide for those aiming to run their own small food business:

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Opening a Restaurant: A Step by Step Mini Guide for Nervous First Timers


Starting your business can be very challenging especially for first timers. There are number of items you need to take care of before you can open the doors for business. Opening a restaurant is even more challenging due to number of health and employee related regulations and permits you need to address. Ni wonder first time entrepreneurs feel stressed out even before they can start the business. It helps to have guidance from someone who has been in your shoes before. It also helps to do research and learn everything you can before jumping in the water. Here is a mini guide we have developed for first-time restaurant owners to help you navigate the treacherous waters.

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Key Ingredients of Restaurant Ventilation Systems


Restaurants need to pay careful attention to ventilation because of the unique nature of their business. It needs to much more efficient compared to other businesses. Maintaining efficient restaurant ventilation helps staff and patrons to be in a comfortable, safe and healthy setting. The quality of the restaurant ventilation can also impact food storage; poorly ventilated areas increase rate of spoiling.

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5 Unique Ways Restaurants are Embracing Technology

Restaurant Tech
Technology has revolutionized everyday lives of businesses and consumers alike. Many of the things we take for granted today would have been impossible to imagine just few years ago. Restaurant industry not immune from these changes either. Technology is helping restaurants in number of ways, including increasing efficiency, providing better customer service, improving food quality and so on. Today, restaurants are able to generate more sales and profit while having more satisfied customers with the help of technology improvements. Those who do not take advantage of them run the risk of becoming obsolete in the next few years. Here are 5 important technologies we think can help restaurant owners.

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Why Your Restaurant Needs Social Media

Social Media
Today’s technology driven world has created a strong business presence on social media. If utilized wisely it can greatly benefit your restaurant. Social media pages provide you with opportunities to personally connect with your customers by displaying menus and pictures as well as advertising for special events. It also allows you to communicate with your customers through a variety of posting and messaging methods. However, the costs of social media can add up over time, especially if you choose to utilize the services of an outside company. So how can you save pennies and receive the benefits of social media at the same time? Keep reading below for some simple advice.

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How can Sensory Research Grow Your Business

Market Research
Sensory research is a fairly new development in the world of marketing. It can help you understand exactly how your customers view your product, which can help you make the best choices regarding how to improve the products. It will also highlight whether any changes to the product development process could make a positive difference to the experience customers have when using your products.

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