By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant. Music plays a fundamental role in the ambiance of your restaurant and bar environment. It sets mood, tone and assists in the connections that your honored guest look for when they visit your brand. Music is vitally important and along with light levels and temperature, it sets that perfect … Continue reading Music: Turn it UP or turn it DOWN!
By Randy Lopez, Branding and Marketing Consultant I remember going to my grandparents house when I was in high school. It’s one of my favorite memories. It was my second home: warm and comfortable. There was always something good on the stove and pictures of my aunts and uncles from their own younger days filled … Continue reading Is Your Restaurant Grandma’s House?
ObamaCare (PPACA) and the higher minimum wages have had a substantial impact on both our industry (Food Service) and that of many ‘labor-heavy’ organizations across the US. The Press is trying to tell us differently: FACT: While we have seen a drop in full-time labor in favor of part-time labor under the Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading Impact of Obama care and Higher Minimum Wage Requirements on Employment
Millennials. By now, you know they’re the most populist demographic in the United States. And as a foodservice operator, you know you want to figure out how to get them to become a loyal consumer at your restaurant. Maybe you feel you’ve got a grip on this segment, but are you ready for the next … Continue reading Are you Ready for Gen Z?
When it comes to running your restaurant, optimizing your kitchen is critical to your success. Synergy Restaurant Consultants has the experience and tools that can help your restaurant increase BOH productivity, raise the standards of hospitality, and improve your overall concept. How do they do it? They provide three levels of Kitchen Optimization services … Continue reading How Kitchen Optimization Can Help Your Restaurant Thrive
Thanks to technology, we have a lot more avenues to pursue when it comes to marketing restaurants and connecting with the guests we serve. While conducting extensive research on your restaurant through traditional means, Synergy Restaurant Consultants also uses social media marketing and branding to help bring about a positive rating among consumers. Name … Continue reading Using Social Media to Optimize Your Restaurant Profitability
Gourmet, customizable pizza is coming to Vestavia Hills area of Alabama. Our client, IronStone PizzaWorks is ready to turn hungry stomachs happy with the freshest selections of ingredients available so you can create your own pizza or salad masterpiece. Dine-in and enjoy your meal with friends and family at their newly renovated 3,600 square-foot … Continue reading IronStone PizzaWorks Coming Soon to Vestavia Hills
Sometimes, dire situations call for quick remedies. For example, when it’s 1 AM and your sweet tooth needs relief, you can make a stop at the Sprinkles cupcake ATM. Craving a burrito but all restaurants seem to be closed? This burrito vending machine is popping up across the United States to satiate your late-night … Continue reading America’s First Pizza ATM
Sometimes, nothing hits the spot more than a simple piece of toast adorned with a butter, jelly or chocolate spread. Of course, if you’re in Europe and some other parts of the world, Marmite (yeast extract) or pate might be your spread of choice. But have you ever heard of ‘nduja (pronounced “en-DOO-ya”)? ‘Nduja … Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: ‘Nduja
Millennials are independent. They are going to go the direction that they deem suited for them – NOT the direction of others. Trying to pin any one of them down to a specific focus is literally impossible (ask any Millennial). For the restaurant industry, the focus has to be on the food, the service … Continue reading The Focus on Millennials