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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.

  • 3 Reasons Why Facebook Reviews are Better than Facebook Likes

    3 Reasons Facebook Reviews are Better Than Likes

    Over the past few years, Facebook has quietly been evolving into a major source for online reviews. Here are three specific reasons why you should aim to increase your Facebook reviews.

  • Pay attention to your online customers

    Are You Ignoring Your Online Customers?

    Managing your online reputation is now a key part to running your business. Even though many restaurant owners dislike review sites, these sites are not disappearing anytime soon. Gone are the days where customers jump in their car and cruise around town looking for a new restaurant. Instead, 85 percent of customers search reviews sites like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Trip Advisor to find a new spot. More importantly, your reputation—and specifically your latest reviews—can greatly influence if customers will pick your restaurant or your competitors’.
    Luckily, with the right tools and strategy, managing your reputation can be an easy process.

  • Holiday cookies.

    Ask For The Catering Order Now

    It may be just starting to feel like Fall, but let’s turn our focus to November, December and January for the sake of revenue. Here are some things to focus on now to ensure your catering revenue is robust at the end of this year and beginning of next.

  • The Importance of Appetizers During the Holidays

    Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres are important menu segments all 12 months of the year, but they are most vital to driving restaurant and catering profits through December and January. Groups of all sizes and budgets are looking to get out together over the holidays and they are usually conditioned to want to order some starters before their meal. Here are a few reasons to increase your appetizer and hors d’oeuvres options for the months of December, January and February.

  • Book More Parties This Holiday Season

    The holidays are busy, and they’re a prime time to generate extra revenue. Inspiring diners to choose your restaurant for their celebration—large or small—is key to getting that boost to propel your restaurant into the New Year. Having a strategy in place to keep diners coming through the doors and to inspire them to book parties of all sizes makes all the difference.

  • Why Restaurants Are an Ideal Industry for Employee Recognition Done Right

    A restaurant’s primary goal is profitability. The two key ingredients impacting this are great food and great service. When employee recognition is done right, you wind up with an atmosphere that inspires your employees, skyrockets results, and turns guests into raving fans.

  • Combo Meals Are Money Makers

    Combo meals draw heavy traffic from young adults and families. Without much effort, you can take the same items on your menu, bundle them together in a way that appeals to indecisive customers and yields you more profit.

  • West Creek Fresh Produce

    Quality Produce. Guaranteed.

    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 Peak Fresh Produce line will impress you time and time again, and save you time in the kitchen as well!

  • Flatware Facts

    Flatware is an essential element in helping set the tone for a tabletop. When shopping for commercial flatware, the right metal can make all the difference, both in terms of style and durability.

  • march madness

    Prepare for Tournament Time

    Selection Sunday for March Madness is the day that the tournament seeds and brackets are announced. This is also when restaurants, especially sports bars, need to be ramped up and ready for tournament action. Here are a few ways to maximize your revenue during this big sporting event.