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Build Your Business

Running a successful restaurant means running a successful business. Here are some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

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    Search Engine Tips for Restaurants

    Did you know that nearly 70% of restaurant customers use search engines to find out where to eat? With that many customers out there searching, here a few tips to help you rise to the top.

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    Get Your Valentine Plan Together Now

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Get your features and menu together now and start marketing it daily. Let people know that you are taking reservations (if you are). Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year so be prepared to run your features Saturday through Saturday to make sure you capture all the patrons you possibly can. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing and to maximize profits during this high traffic weekend in your restaurant.

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    Tips to Conserve Energy and Save Money

    As you close one year and start another, it's a good idea to implement some cost-saving practices in the new year. Our corporate chef and brands manager Ron Warner has some ideas for saving money in your restaurant.

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    Get Rewarded With The Bacio Gold Club

    Over the past five years Bacio has gained thousands of loyal customers and paid out millions in Gold Club Rewards- and we are just getting started. To participate in our celebration contact your Performance Foodservice sales representative today to find out more information.

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    Use the Right Glass and Sell More Beer

    Craft beers are a perfect option to sell in your restaurant because they often command a higher price than your typical light beers. It’s important to know, though, that craft beers aren’t all lager—there are stouts, porters, hefeweizens, and more, and each one should be served in the proper glass to enhance the flavors. Having the right beer glasses on hand will increase your restaurant’s credibility and encourage customers to try different flavors and styles.

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    Boost Your Business with Boosted Posts

    By now you may already have a Facebook page where you share delicious food photos and daily specials. But, have you thought about using boosted posts? With a relatively small spend you can market your restaurant to targeted consumers in your business area. And, it’s easy.

  • Is "All You Can Eat" Right for My Concept?

    Concepts can be a slippery slope for restaurants, but it can also help drive sales if you have the right plan in place.

  • Fun "Holidays" to Market Around in July

    July is one of the most fun months for foodies. There are countless opportunities to market to diners–and every zone of their taste buds too.

  • Do You Know Your Numbers?

    There are tons of reasons why fresh produce has a permanent place on your menu. From fresh salads in the summer to root vegetables in the fall, each season has its own flavor, and your customers desire the freshest of the season's offerings. Our West Creek Fresh produce will impress you time and time again, and save you time in the kitchen as well!

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    Social Media for Restaurants: Which Platform to Use & When

    Social media is all the rage. But how can you use it effectively for your restaurant business?