A Combo That Can Hurt Your Bottom Line An increasing problem: restaurants that are so loud that meals become secondary to the decibel level. It breaks down to two factors: acoustics and music. The interiors of some restaurants contain so many hard surfaces – brick walls, tin ceilings, concrete floors – that the flow of … Continue reading Decibels, Dining & Design: Is your restaurant too loud?
People with seafood restaurants have been panicking over the oil spill. Authorities started shrimping season two weeks early in the New Orleans area because of the major oil spill. As would be imagined, the alleged danger posed by the Gulf oil spill to the U.S. food supply is estimated as far worse than previously thought, … Continue reading Will the Recent Gulf Coast Oil Spill Affect your Restaurant?
Opening a restaurant and creating a design on a budget is the sensible approach to getting into the restaurant business. Doing so requires the owner to carefully plan where their money will be spent. Just because your budget is smaller though, doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your restaurant concept to life! Before you begin … Continue reading Checklist for Opening a Restaurant – How to Bring Your Concept to Life
One small business owner in Massachusetts, found that the state’s2006 health care law left him facing $15,000 in fines since it took effect. If you, as a restaurant business owner have even given it a glance, President Obama’s new health care overhaul will bring similar financial woes nationwide. As business owners across the country weigh … Continue reading Small businesses Fret Over Obama Health Law
Restaurant businesses offering deals, discounts and value meals are more important than ever for encouraging families to go out to eat. A Diner Study found that among respondents who feel restaurants should be more family-friendly, 58% would like to see them offer more discounts and value-based options. A number of operators, including Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny’s, … Continue reading Increase Restaurant Sales with Family Friendly Discounts
It was a pleasure being a guest speaker at the University of Davis for the Post Harvest Technology group (PTRIC). The group has 30 conferences over the years and it is designed to make the growers aware of the needs in the market place which is backed up with a considerable amount of data and research. … Continue reading Foodservice Secrets: Getting your Product to Market
Synergy was interviewed for this WSJ article by NEIL PARMAR: When it comes to dining out, Kevin Moll is the kind of frugal patron restaurant owners would love to see more of. The father of two from Denver always passes on the cream and sugar. He never pours a blob of ketchup next to his fries. … Continue reading Crafty Ways Restaurants Cut Costs
We have been harping for a long time about social media being the best marketing tool for restaurants. Every day some restaurant business comes up with a bright new concept to bring customers through the door. The latest is Subway®, the sandwich shop franchise with 32,000 locations in 91 countries. Subway has had a notable … Continue reading Is your Restaurant all a Twitter?
Any qualified restaurant consultant brings experience, credibility and the ability to find information most restaurant owners never access. Consultants can advise restaurant owners on a variety of issues including menu design, concept development, interior spaces, development assistance, financial information services and real estate. Our product, or deliverable, can take the form of a written report … Continue reading How to Choose a Restaurant Consultant
The IRS has released industry specific guidance regarding cost segregation studies in the restaurant industry. Now restaurant owners/operators can accelerate depreciation on 20-40% of total building costs. The IRS has released industry specific guidance regarding cost segregation studies in the restaurant industry. Now restaurant owners/operators can accelerate depreciation on 20-40% of total building costs. Dean … Continue reading Synergy Restaurant Consultants Announces Strategic Alliance with Scarpello Consulting