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Oct Newsletter 2018

Who’s On Your Guest List?

     There’s a chill in the air and it’s never to early to start encouraging reservations for banquet season.  As Halloween quickly approaches, and the calendar turns November 1, people will be finalizing their Thanksgiving plans.  Have you started your internal marketing yet?  This could be a simple post on social media, or even table tents!

If you’re a bakery, have you set up a system to take orders AND introduce people to new products to help with some added revenue?
How about sampling some new products in store, for add-ons!  Read on…

Sept Newsletter 2018

… and Fall for All!

     It seems like the day after Labor Day everyone is thinking about Fall and that includes you!  We’re out of the weeds of busy season and now is the time customers get busy with back to school and Fall schedules.  Now is the time to be irritable, but how you ask?  People are craving Fall foods as the weather turns and football season is on, oh and don’t even act like you haven’t noticed PSL’s in everyone’s hand.  It’s unavoidable, but here are some hacks to stay in mind. Read on…

May 2018 Newsletter

Staying on top of busy season, what are you doing to prepare?

It’s that time of year again; summer hires, warmer weather and more customers!
If you’re a school, grocery store or restaurant there’s a lot to get done before busy season is in full swing.  What are you doing to prepare?
Making those to-do lists may seem like a daunting task, but one thing to include should be your summer tune-up for your equipment.

Predictive maintenance and service can weigh on your schedule… but doesn’t have to weight on your wallet!  Cut out the down time of equipment so it doesn’t take away from your revenue.
The average service time for a piece of equipment is an hour and that’s on YOUR schedule, not your machinery.

April 2018 Newsletter

Spring into a Fresh Season

You’re probably planning what’s up next for your food menu and what will keep your business busy.  Well, as you plan for the next season of Spring we have some tips and trends that are on the trending edge.

Cultural food is just the beginning!  From Mexican, Peruvian and Brazilian, oh, and did we mention Hawaiian?  That’s right, Poke bowls are becoming even more popular in all different varieties.

All we can say is keep the variety coming, if cultural food isn’t your thing more other trends on the horizon continue with meatless burgers, heme, on the grill and our favorite hyper local!

March 2018 Newsletter

If You’re Ready for Spring

…raise your hand.  We’ve overkilled on prep techniques, but how’s the implementation going?  Time changes bring the season of change and the end of first quarter, but have your business goals been met?  If you’re looking to grow, you’re certainly not the only one!
Small business restaurant demand is up and that means workers are needed now more than ever.  In fact, the demand for small business restaurant workers is up 355% over the past four years!

What does this mean for you?  Demand for workers means business is good, but how will you find good employees to help keep face?  Vet, review and share

February 2018 Newsletter

Consumers Heat up the Winter

February is bringing another taste of winter, but consumers will be flocking in to stay warm this Valentines Day, with a reported $3.7 billion on a night out.  What are you doing to help bring in some of that ‘date night’ money?

Even if you’re not hot on the idea, of what some say is a Hallmark holiday, patrons participating in the tradition plan to spend $19.6 billion overall on the holiday in some fashion, up from last year.

January 2018 Newsletter

We cooked, hosted and gave… now what?

A new year isn’t always easy to start on the right foot, especially when you’ve spent the last two months focused on holidays and parties.  Now the that clock has struck midnight, we want to help you put your best foot forward.  Easy said then done though, right?  Well, our tips to you are this:
Prepare, follow through and set your business up for success.  Read more…

December 2017 Newsletter

Stir, Mix & Whip It Up

The holidays are around the corner and we all know what that means.  Tons of catering, parties, lots of friendly gatherings, not to mention the weather’s taking a turn and the kids are home for Christmas break.  While we’re all guilty of burning the candle at both ends with the hustle and bustle, maybe we can make the most of the holiday season with a plan to maximize the holiday ROI, ensuring 2018 kicks off on a high.  Read more…