Myth Buster:  No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music

Myth Buster: No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music

Does your restaurant march to the ideal beat for your concept when it comes to background music? Well, The Takeout Blog finds all the theories of the ideal “beats per minute” to entice customers to eat and drink more are, well, off-beat hooey.  A dive into publicly available playlists available from restaurants found there’s noRead more about Myth Buster: No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music[…]

Can you make a healthy $1.25 lunch that people actually eat?  Yep, lots of chefs do.

Can you make a healthy $1.25 lunch that people actually eat? Yep, lots of chefs do.

Here’s your challenge.  Make a fulfilling, nutritional and delicious lunch.  Your budget is $1.25.  Can you do it? That’s the idea behind Chef Ann Foundation’s Real Food Challenge during which chefs compete each year.  The $1.25 budget is set based on USDA requirements that school foodservice directors must deal with every day. Results from allRead more about Can you make a healthy $1.25 lunch that people actually eat? Yep, lots of chefs do.[…]

How to lose $450,000 on catering one nickel at a time

How to lose $450,000 on catering one nickel at a time

The Catering Coach Sandy Korem not only keeps her sprawling catering business flying high, she consults with restaurants and caterers under the philosophy of “you make money on the pennies and nickels.” She should know. Soon to be serving her eight millionth cookie, she luckily keeps precise cost-tracking on every ingredient.  Just being a nickelRead more about How to lose $450,000 on catering one nickel at a time[…]

Free online ordering app for restaurants… could this work for you?

Free online ordering app for restaurants… could this work for you?

Online ordering continues to grow at a fast-paced, but many systems are quite pricey. Now Gloria Food offers online ordering and a reservation system for free.  It’s all cloud-based, so there’s no software to buy. The catch?  It does cost about $30 per month if you want to accept credit cards. Now, somebody needs toRead more about Free online ordering app for restaurants… could this work for you?[…]

Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet

Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet

Surveys consistently list restaurant bathrooms as one of the big turn-offs when guests go out to eat. Enter the toilet-cleaning robots from Alton Robotech which claims to be the answer to nicer-smelling restrooms. Restaurants are a key target for the robots, so the company has been making the rounds at foodservice tradeshows.  See the robotRead more about Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet[…]