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Pros and Cons of Capital Versus Operating Leases

In our previous two blogs entitled “Tax Deductions Greater than Lease Payments?” and “How Section 179 Benefits Restaurants that Lease Equipment,” we examined how restaurants can save money by taking advantage of tax deductions from depreciation, and how the Section 179 deduction can provide a boon for restaurants that lease commercial kitchen equipment. In this, […]

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Bringing Technology to Your Restaurant’s Kitchen

While “technology” has been the buzzword of business and industry for almost three decades now, “technology” as a component of restaurant kitchens seems to have hardly changed during this time frame. In short, there seems to be very little that distinguishes a restaurant kitchen of today from a similar restaurant of 30 years ago. The […]

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Restaurant Hiring: A Guide.

As a former restaurant employee I can tell you without a doubt, that finding the right staff for your business is one of the most difficult parts of opening an eatery. Restaurant hiring is known to be a difficult task.  Restaurants are notorious for their high turnover rates, and this is probably due to the […]

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Transform Your Eatery into an Entertainment Spectacle

In 21st century America, dining in itself has become passé. No matter how outstanding your meals are, it probably isn’t enough to serve as the centerpiece of a night out for the well-traveled diner. More and more, customers expect an experience that will entertain them and be memorable. For many dining establishments, the ideal way […]

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Opening a Restaurant!

Every year more new restaurants fail than succeed.  If you are thinking of opening your own restaurant, then you are probably aware that there a million aspects to getting your business off the ground.  You must find distributors and vendors for food, buy equipment and furniture, and build repeat customers through advertising and promotion.  However, […]

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Building Customer Loyalty

A struggle for any new restaurant is building a customer loyalty.  This is an incredibly important part of opening any new business.  Repeat customers and regulars are the cornerstone of any restaurants success.  Looking at the stats, even though regulars make up a small percentage of a business’ overall traffic, they spend more money, making […]

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Managing Labor Costs

Here at the Restaurant Blog we are dedicated to bring you the latest news tips and trends about the restaurant industry.  In an industry that changes so quickly, it can be difficult to stay on top of what is really going on.  Recently, we wrote an article discussing changing trends in recent hiring practices.  The […]

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Beef Prices Are Going Down!

There is good news for consumers in 2016.  Beef prices, which have raised to record prices in the last several years, are finally set to drop.  For the past several years it become customary to spend an arm and a leg on a burger or steak.  The effect has been felt at fine dining establishments […]

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Good News! Restaurant Jobs on the Rise

From politicians, to business owners, to consumers, everyone is talking about job creation these days.  With America recovering from a recession, employment has been a hot topic and people are paying close attention to how many Americans are working as a sign that things are one the right track.  The restaurant industry overall is a […]

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Restaurant Trends in 2016

This is a great time to be in the restaurant business. According to Bloomberg, “sales at restaurants and bars overtook spending at grocery stores” for the first time ever in 2015. This spending is driven by millennials, Americans between the ages of 25-34 who’s willingness to spend their disposable income on dining out is changing […]

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