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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.

  • Your Operation

    Is Direct Mail Still A Good Advertising Strategy?

    Direct mail continues to be one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to market your restaurant. Learn how to use direct mail to drive profits.

  • Your Operation

    Customer Delivery and Curbside Take-Out

    Your customers are in a hurry. They have a fast-paced life between a demanding work day and an even more demanding personal schedule. You can make meal time easy by offering convenient solutions. Cater your menu to a family of four or just make your regular menu easy and fast to take food home.

  • Back to School

    The Kids Are Back To School, Time to Get Creative!

    When September rolls around, most parents and kids, have one thing on the mind – Back to School. And while the kids may be grumbling while the Moms rejoice in some hard-earned “me” time, there’s no reason why you can’t include some specials on your menu that will please both sets of Back to School-ers.

  • Your Operation

    Find Your Marketing Secret Weapon

    Most restaurants neglect their most powerful tool for marketing their restaurant…their own waitstaff! Learn how your servers are your best marketing approach.

  • A Little Healthy Competition

    Need a quick and fun way to build restaurant sales? Learn how to create challenges for your staff members that will let everyone benefit (and profit).

  • Your Operation

    Create Your Own Frequent Diner Club

    Frequent diner programs can be simple or sophisticated systems to track purchases. Either way, these programs come with a bevy of advantages for your business.

  • Your Operation

    Simple Ways to Improve Customer Service

    Learn how to strategically use the “hold” feature when customers are calling into your establishment to avoid upsetting anyone, but keep your staff sane.

  • Your Operation

    Summer Grilling - Serving it Safe

    Fire up the coals and enjoy a healthy and safe barbeque. We all have an important role in food safety and there are several simple steps to a safe grilling season. To improve the safety of our food follow the USDA’s key food safety message of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill during the grilling season and all year around.

  • Your Operation

    Get The Word Out On Nutrition

    With the national spotlight increasingly focusing on menu labeling legislation, chefs at all types of restaurants and institutions are taking a second look at what goes into their food. Here are some fresh ideas for how you can promote and incorporate nutrition into your operation's menu.

  • Your Operation

    Think Outside of the Menu

    Sometimes increasing sales can be as simple as advertising in your own restaurant. Learn to simplify the decision making process for your patrons by suggesting they order exactly what you want them to order and reap the rewards!