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Preventing Burnout Culture: The Role of Effective Restaurant Managers

Modern Restaurant Management

Across America, today's fast-paced restaurant work environment, burnout has become a critical issue that large corporate restaurants and mom and pop shops share in common. These organizations must address the burnout environment to maintain a healthy and productive workforce. Managers play a pivotal role in either fostering a positive service industry culture or contributing to burnout.

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President and CEO of HSMAI, Bob Gilbert Announces Retirement

Hospitality Net

Following 30 years of executive leadership for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas, HSMAI Foundation and HSMAI Global, the organization is announcing the retirement of President and CEO, Bob Gilbert. A cherished and admired leader in the global hospitality industry, Gilbert has accelerated his retirement plan as a result of a serious health issue.

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Today’s technology revolutionizes restaurant payroll

Restobiz

By Samantha Clark As the foodservice industry continues to change and evolve, modern payroll tools are transforming restaurants by streamlining operations, enhancing accuracy, and improving employee satisfaction. Traditional payroll methods in restaurants are not only time-consuming but are also prone to errors, leading to dissatisfaction among staff and administrative burdens for management.

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How to Increase Restaurant Sales: 12 Proven Tips and Tricks

Sculpture Hospitality

Running a restaurant is a rewarding and exciting endeavour, but it’s not without its fair share of challenges either. When it comes to growing your business and increasing profitability , one of the most frustrating challenges is sales.

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Booking’s Countermove to Price Disparities of Hotel Websites

Hospitality Net

Booking.com recently dropped the price parity clause in the European Union. This move has caused a wave of questions and uncertainty in the hotel industry. How will the platform respond to hotels that decide to offer lower rates on their own websites to promote direct sales? The answer could redefine the relationship between OTAs and hotels, creating a scenario full of opportunities and challenges.

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Darden to Acquire Full-Service, Tex-Mex Brand

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Darden Restaurants—parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House and others—is looking to add to its mix of brands with its anticipated acquisition of Chuy’s. Today, July 17, the duo announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement; the all-cash transaction has an enterprise value of approximately $605 million, according to the press release.

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AI’s Impact on Drive-Thru Experiences

Modern Restaurant Management

In the fast-paced world of fast food, integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a topic of heated discussion, especially with giant brands adopting (…or, ahem, dropping) this new technology to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency. According to a National Restaurant Association report , 16 percent of restaurant operators plan to invest in AI integration (including voice recognition) in 2024, and 60 percent are looking for technology to enhance customer experiences

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Universal free school meals bring wins and challenges for K-12 operators

FoodService Director

Operators shared how free school meals for all students has impacted their programs during a panel at the School Nutrition Association’s 2024 Annual National Conference in Boston.

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The Foodservice Tools Restaurants Need in 2024

Fast Casual

The right kitchen equipment is more than just a convenience—it is essential for maintaining efficiency, ensuring quality, and staying competitive. These tools not only streamline operations but also help prevent workplace injuries and keep costs down.

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New Freshness Monitoring Platform from Evigence

Food Safety Magazine

Evigence’s Freshness Management Platform with FreshSense™ is now available, offering food companies and cold chain transporters unit-level, data-driven freshness insights using patented, chemistry-embedded QR code sensor technology.

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Loyalty Innovation Has Evolved to Focus More on the Customer

Modern Restaurant Management

Personalization is key to successful loyalty programs, according to the 2024 Paytronix Loyalty Trends Report. "Top performers are personalizing and using data to segment their customer database," Kristin Lynch, Senior Director of Restaurant Strategy for Paytronix Systems. "They are differentiating, delivering an emotional connection and recognizing their most valuable customers." Lynch has more than 20 years’ experience managing large CPG and retail brands in marketing and

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How Bucknell selected a new dining vendor after more than 20 years

FoodService Director

The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania-based university is switching to Chartwells Higher Education this fall and plans some widespread upgrades to its foodservice offerings.

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Food Truck Innovation: Bridging Hospitality Traditions and Modernity

Hospitality Net

As a consultant in the restaurant and hospitality sector, I am seeing some dynamic changes – especially post-covid that are having a real impact on traditional dining. While customers are returning to restaurants, the notion of mobility in food service has many of my clients asking how they can add mobile operations and fleet-managed catering to their fixed locations.

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RSG Taps New Rep Group in the Carolinas

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Effective July 1, Southern Food Equipment Reps began representing Refrigerated Solutions Group in North and South Carolina. Southern Food Equipment Reps is locally owned and operated, and has over 150 years of combined foodservice industry experience, notes the press release.

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3 Ways Cambro Glass Racks can Decrease Waste, Labor and Breakage

the CAMBRO blog

In the hospitality industry, sustainability isn’t just a trend—it’s a necessity. As businesses strive to reduce their environmental footprint and decrease unnecessary spending, every aspect of operations comes under scrutiny, including warewashing. Cambro Camracks® revolutionize how hospitality businesses like caterers and hotels handle dishwashing while significantly contributing to sustainability efforts. 1.

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know about New Google AI Tools

Modern Restaurant Management

Google’s I/O Conference on May 14th proves they’re taking generative AI seriously. In addition to the introduction of Gemini this year, they’ve also developed a range of AI features that will be integrated into standard Google searches. With Google committing to the AI project, the technology is likely to advance quickly and will present significant opportunities for business owners who are able to get ahead of the curve.

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How Rollins College’s Tex-Mex concept won loyal fans with 'bussin'" meals

FoodService Director

In case you’re not up on Gen Z lingo, that means “delicious.” Take a peek behind the scenes of Cornell Café, where the Sodexo team keeps it fresh, simple and customizable.

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Craddock Terry Hotel Shoemaker’s American Grille Relaunches Restaurant with New Executive Chef Ray Garrow

Hospitality Net

The Craddock Terry Hotel, an award winning boutique hotel located in the heart of Lynchburg, is thrilled to announce the relaunch of their signature restaurant, Shoemakers American Grille. This Sophisticated American Grille is launching its new dinner and drink menus. The culinary focus is on fresh and light cuisine, curated by the new Executive Chef Ray Garrow, pairing perfectly with the new cocktail menu.

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242. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 242 – Enhancing Restaurant Experiences with GoZone WiFi: An Insightful Interview with Todd Myers

The Restaurant Technology Guys

Welcome back to the Restaurant Technology Guys’ blog! In this post, we’re diving deep into the world of restaurant WiFi technology with Todd Myers, CEO of GoZone WiFi. Todd brings a wealth of experience in the WiFi and tech industry, having pioneered numerous innovations over the span of his 25-year career.

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Angry Chickz VP reveals 4 steps to running a successful franchise

Fast Casual

Mike LaRue, VP of Franchise Development at Angry Chickz, discusses the importance of developing a clear mission and a 100-year plan.

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Restaurant Deal Landscape for Mid-Year 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

Headlines have been filled with a number of restaurant-related transactions this year with well-known names including MOD Pizza, Carrols Restaurant Group, Fogo de Chao, Ruth’s Chris and Pollo Tropical. To gain perspective on current deal activity in the restaurant sector, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Nixon Peabody Corporate Transactions associates Robert Pethick and Anthony Bova.

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3 ways the nutrition team at Wichita Public Schools is utilizing AI

FoodService Director

The team now uses artificial intelligence for everything from training to newsletters.

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376-Key Marriott Long Beach Downtown Now Open

Hospitality Net

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. and Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of the new Marriott Long Beach Downtown - an urban waterfront destination situated on the city’s iconic promenade. Evoking Marriott Hotels’ rich and trusted legacy, the hotel invites guests to explore Long Beach’s vibrant and thriving convention and entertainment hub, which encompasses abundant walkable dining and shopping options and miles of san

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Reducing Spoilage of Plant-Based Milk with Flash Freezing

Food Safety Magazine

Food spoilage is the result of several factors, one of which is the level of moisture in the food. Flash freezing can be used to reduce spoilage in plant-based milk. Several interventions can improve quality and safety, especially with regard to packaging.

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5 Benefits of a Rooftop Grease Containment System for Your Restaurant

HoodFilters

Running a restaurant involves managing numerous moving parts, from food quality to customer service. One often overlooked aspect is maintaining the restaurant’s ventilation system, particularly rooftop grease containment. Proper rooftop grease management plays a crucial role in the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your restaurant’s operations. Let’s find out why investing in a rooftop grease containment system is a smart move for your business.

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Restaurant RE Trends for Mid-Year 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

To get more insights on the current status of the restaurant real estate market, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Satya Guduru , CEO at Janapriya Upscale USA. What kind of properties are currently in demand and what trends are you seeing? What markets are doing well and why and what ones are not doing so well? Cost conscious consumers are looking for budget-friendly options.

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Inside the mind of the college chef who won Aramark’s national competition

FoodService Director

UNC-Wilmington’s Chef Ryan Andress and Aramark Collegiate Hospitality VP of Marketing Deb Parnigoni share behind-the-scenes stories from regional to national competition and beyond, with culinary sneak previews for the fall semester.

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Brittany Hotels in the Philippines selects Hotelogix for centralized group operations

Hospitality Net

Singapore, DD/MM/2024: Hotelogix, a globally leading cloud-based hospitality technology provider, said that the Philippines’ Brittany Hotels has adopted its muti-property management system. With Hotelogix, the group intends to improve its group-wide operations with centralized control. Currently, all three properties of the group are running on Hotelogix.

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Campylobacter More Prevalent on Backyard Poultry Farms, but AMR Much Higher on Commercial Farms

Food Safety Magazine

A recent study conducted by researchers at NC State University has found a significantly higher prevalence of Campylobacter on backyard poultry farms than on commercial poultry farms, although the rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) were much higher among isolates from commercial farms.

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How to generate food truck profits with location tracking

Fast Casual

Bradley Cooper, editor of Food Truck Operator, spoke with Chris Ruff, CEO and president of Glympse Inc. to discuss more about how food trucks can generate profits with location tracking.

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Staying Nimble: The Secret to Filling Your Development Pipeline 

Modern Restaurant Management

Wouldn’t it be great if filling your development pipeline was as easy as filling your cup at a soda machine? Imagine being able to press a button and have a steady stream of “A” locations on tap, including coveted properties in premier communities, high-visibility drive-through sites, and icon locations, ready and waiting for your concept.