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Food Allergies: Protecting your Business and Customers

(Image via Pexels) With over 250 food allergens and 15 million Americans diagnosed with food allergies, it’s important for all restaurant owners to purchase liability insurance and take proper action in protecting your customers. Educating both yourself and your staff on the most common types of food allergies, like peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, and others, [...] Read On

4 Ways to Blow Your Customer Away with Your Service

Of course, the goal of every restaurant and bar is to exceed their guests’ expectations, but sometimes, saying that is much easier than actually doing it. In the chaos of running a busy establishment on a Friday night, it’s very simple to overlook minute things that will actually go a long way in impressing your [...] Read On

5 Features Your Restaurant’s Website Needs to Have

In 2016, it’s rare to find a customer who walks into your establishmentby just stumbling across your eatery or bar. With the technology that each one of us carries around daily in the form of a smartphone, in less than 1 minute a potential customer can visit your website, skim through your menu, and read [...] Read On

Franchises Fight Back Against Minimum Wage

In June of 2014, Seattle became the first major city in the United States to raise their minimum wage, incrementally, to $15 by 2017 for businesses with at least five hundred employees. This wage increase, more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, has lead the International Franchise Associate to turn to the Supreme [...] Read On

4 Ways to Fill Your Restaurant in a Construction Zone

Whether your restaurant is in a strip mall, a free-standing location, or in a plaza, the sight of construction is often more than enough to keep prospective patrons driving on by. Depending on the extent of the construction, those ugly scaffolds and construction materials may be right outside your front door for weeks or months. [...] Read On

Make the Most of Holidays at Your Restaurant or Bar

Even though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, it is an excellent example for making the most out of any upcoming holiday.  For example, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved from just one day of the year, to a two week long spectacle of green-clad, over-indulging, honorary Irishmen. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than 125 [...] Read On

A New Look for Franchises

A New Look for Franchises? In August of 2015, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of Browning-Ferris Industries that a small business franchisee could be considered a “joint employer” with the franchisor company that lends its brand name and marketing to the small business. Traditionally, franchisors, by law, did not directly employ or [...] Read On

Missouri Floods: How Would Your Restaurant Handle Them?

One part of nature that is almost impossible to prepare for is water. It can’t be shoveled, removed, or stopped from filling every crevasse, crack and open space it encounters. At the end of December of 2015, the state of Missouri encountered usually high wintertime rainfall, of over 14 inches, that lead to historic levels [...] Read On