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Professional Restaurant Guides From Industry Experts

Whether you operate a coffee shop, bar, quick service, full service, single or multi-location establishment, you'll find actionable tips and information right here on the MarketMan blog. Don't miss a single post by signing up to our weekly restaurant industry roundup below!

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How The Lessons Restaurateurs Learned During 2020 Will Shape The Way They Run Their Businesses in 2021

By embracing change, showing compassion to their communities, and prioritizing the safety of their staff, restaurateurs showed how pivots can give way to major innovations in 2021. Here are the qualities and strategies these restaurateurs believe played a large role in their successes:

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How to Control Labor Costs in a Restaurant

As the road to recovery stretches longer and longer, restaurant owners are naturally looking for creative ways to cut costs. Unnecessary food waste is one way to go, but labor costs are often a big cost driver that’s worth exploring as well. Here's how to save big on labor costs this year.

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Inventory Management 101: How to Efficiently Manage Your Restaurant Kitchen Inventory Today

Inventory management is a vital part of operating a sustainable and profitable venture. Here are the most helpful tools, systems, and expert tips for beginner restaurateurs to make it easy.

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FREE Food Cost Calculator: Tools & Formulas for Restaurant Success

When your priority is to get more feet in the door and more dishes out, keeping track of your food costs is another headache you can go without. Here's a calculator and a guide on who to effectively calculate food costs for your restaurant.

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How to Optimize Your Restaurant’s Website for “Near Me” Searches

Optimizing your restaurant’s website for “near me” searches is a pivotal way to reach and acquire new customers in your area. Learn step-by-step how "near me" searches work, how to optimize your Google My Business Profile, and improve your listing's visibility.

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10 Ways to Avoid Food Inventory Shortages During the Holiday Season

The winter holidays can be a boon for your restaurant...if you plan ahead intelligently. A little advanced planning, and repeatable processes can go a long way to ensuring that you never have food inventory shortages during the Holidays.

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How to do Bookkeeping for a Restaurant

Restaurant accounting is a complex process with many moving parts measured against industry standards. Let’s go over the steps you need to take to set up your restaurant accounting, as well as helpful software solutions that will make this job easier

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Checklist: How to Maintain Your Restaurant Equipment

Preventative and proactive maintenance is an integral piece of keeping your back-of-house safe, clean, and efficient. When enacting a preventive maintenance program, it's useful to know what equipment has the highest maintenance needs to keep your company performing at its best. Here's how...

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Analysis: How restaurants can use business intelligence and forecasting to reduce food waste

Running a restaurant is no easy feat. Staying on top of all your costs and revenue is a daunting task if you manage one location (let alone multiple). From staff scheduling to ordering the right amount of inventory, the behind the scenes of a restaurant is chaotic at best. Here's how to manage the chaos.

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10 Critical Questions You Need to Ask Your Food Suppliers

Every restaurant in the world relies on food suppliers to stay in business. Yours is no different. You depend on your vendors to provide you with quality, fresh food at a price you can afford. You need a food supplier who will deliver on time and with minimal hassle.

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