By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant. There is a lot more to controlling food cost in the bar area that one would assume. Are you placing the same focus on food products that are consumed in the bar as those that are consumed in the dining room? Let me explain why you should. … Continue reading Are You In Control? Bar Food Cost Controls
Champaign, Illinois is now the home for your new favorite “third place.” That’s because we just opened up The Hub, a brand new restaurant and sports bar right in the University of Illinois campus area. The Hub features signature cocktails like their Prickly Pear Margaritas and Fighting “Illini” Mojito as well as draft beers. … Continue reading Delicious Eats and Libations at The Hub
A so-called secure scheduling law will take effect July 1, 2017 for Seattle retail, fast food, and full service restaurant businesses. At this time, Seattle and San Francisco are the two cities in the nation to adopt this predictable pay type of law. What are the key factors? The law is meant to provide … Continue reading Seattle Restaurants Face New Challenges on Hiring and Scheduling
Your “Beverage Business Card” “Make it work for you” By George Barton, Sr. Beverage Consultant. How many times have you heard that your “beverage business card” can be demonstrated in how you develop and showcase your back bar. The location of your bar inside your restaurant will generally dictate that every guest will walk by … Continue reading Back Bar Excellence
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