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3 Must-Know Things About Restaurant EMV

Since October 2015, the burden of fraud liability has switched from credit card issuers to merchants if they aren’t capable of processing EMV chip card transactions.  But there is still confusion among restaurant owners over what EMV means and why it’s important to their businesses. Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) are the three companies that…

How Restaurateurs Can Balance Rising Food Prices

If you own or manage the operations of a restaurant—whether an independent restaurant or a large chain—then you know the pressures of balancing rising food prices and staying profitable. This is a battle that will continue; the USDA’s projection alludes to continued cost increases. “The all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of economy-wide inflation,…

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The Restaurant Marketer’s Guide to Restaurant Promotion Ideas

There’s no question that word of mouth, a good location, and of course, great food and service can give a restaurant’s business a big boost. However, successful restaurant operators know that effective marketing is a necessary component of attracting and retaining customers. Here are four restaurant promotion ideas to try out now. 1. Loyalty rewards.…

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How to Improve Your Restaurant Profit Margin This Year

There are many factors that contribute to a restaurant’s success or failure. But in the long run, there’s only one thing that keeps the doors open: a healthy restaurant profit margin. If the metrics from Q1 aren’t showing the progress you need toward greater profitability, evaluate and make changes in these three areas so you…

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Order Accuracy Problem? Here’s How to Fix It

Order accuracy can cause many problems for restaurants. There’s the time and expense of discarding improperly prepared items and providing replacements to customers free of charge. There’s also the potential for lost business when customers question servers’ competency to take orders and kitchen staffs’ ability to properly fill them. Not to mention, pressure to correct…