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Giving back: Find charitable opportunities for your restaurant

There are many charities worthy of your time and commitment, but you should pick one or more organizations that feel right. The first step is to decide which charitable activity fits with your restaurant. Consider these options:

Look for existing community events that you can support. Many communities hold “Taste Of” events for [...]

4th of July Restaurant Promotions Ideas

See the original article by Aida Behmen on POS

Freedom also means that you can offer whatever you want. Open the door for great fun and extra profits with these 4th of July restaurant promotions ideas.

4th of July is a National Holiday when residents across the USA celebrate freedom and independence [...]

7 Ideas for Your Cinco de Mayo Promotion

See original article posted by Ron Miller on Peach

You don’t have to have a Mexican restaurant to want to capitalize on the fun of a Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It’s right around the corner so if you’d like to do a promotion, it’s time to start planning. Here are 7 things [...]

Slick solutions for grease disposal

Grease disposal has gone from a loss to a profit, but there’s still a price to pay. Learn more in this article from Restaurant Business Online, by Kelly Killian. A decade ago, Mike Frampton was paying about $35 per pickup to have a rendering company haul away the used cooking oil from his [...]

November Marketing Ideas

Restaurant owners and operators have a lot to be thankful for with a bountiful feast of marketing ideas in November.

For food related marketing, restaurants can explore traditional and contemporary recipes for Banana Pudding Lovers Month, Georgia Pecan Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month and Vegan Month.

The month also provides opportunities to help [...]

Last Minute Halloween Promotion Ideas to Drive Traffic

This article from written by Rebecca Pollack Scherr, reports that the National Restaurant Association predicts that 20% of Americans will order takeout or delivery from a restaurant on Halloween, and 16% will go out to celebrate at a bar or restaurant. NRA recently surveyed about 1,000 American adults about their plans for [...]

10 Restaurant Marketing Ideas for Fall

Fall is here, the kids are back at school, and the weather is crisp. Now what’s your Fall marketing plan?

Here are our top 10 ideas to pack your restaurant this Fall:

1. Football and other fall sports

It’s football season! Bring crowds to your place by sending out schedules announcing what games [...]

Early Launch of Fall Restaurant Menus & Trends

Fall 2014 begins on September 23, but the restaurant industry already has a head start on the upcoming season’s menu. It all began when Starbucks announced the early launch of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which even has it’s own twitter handle @TheRealPSL. After that, locations all over have begun to announce their seasonal [...]

Take the worry out of weekly food inventories

Most independent restaurants calculate their food cost only once a month, but virtually all of the major chains calculate theirs each week.

According to industry averages, chain restaurants ‑ before corporate expenses ‑ are two to three times as profitable as independent restaurants. While weekly food costing isn’t the entire reason for that [...]

4 Tips to Increase Sales on Fourth of July

To close or not to close: a question that many restaurant owners debate when it comes to the Fourth of July. If you’ve decided to stay open, you might as well do your best to try and get in some extra business during the holiday. After all, with a day devoted to [...]

Turn your restaurant into a tourist destination

In this article from the National Restaurant Association, learn how to attract tourists this summer with these helpful tips. Â Travelers spend more than $200 billion annually on food service in the United States, according to the U.S. Travel Association. On average, tourism accounted for nearly a third of fine-dining sales and almost [...]

6 Ideas for Bars and Restaurants to Cash in Big this Father’s Day

As Father’s Day 2014 swiftly approaches, this article from provides some useful tips and promotion ideas for restaurant managers to make the most of the upcoming holiday.

National Restaurant Association (NRA) projects that 50 million Americans will dine out on Father’s Day this year (Sun. June 15). It’s also ranked as the [...]

8 Promotion Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Profitable

In this article from, learn about some of the best ways to make this Mother’s Day profitable for your restaurant.

Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year with more than one quarter of American adults anticipated to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, according to the National [...]

Recipe of the Week: Easter Ham

This week’s featured recipe is Bourbon Baked Ham to help you prepare for the Easter holiday coming up Sunday, April 20th, brought to you by Check out our Pinterest board for more great Easter recipes. Ingredients 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (7 to 9 pounds) 1 cup honey 1/2 cup bourbon [...]

Last Minute Easter Ideas for Restaurants

One of the busiest weekends for restaurants is rapidly approaching – are you prepared? In this article from The Central Blog, written by Emily Rollins, learn about how you can make the most of Easter this year.

Easter brunch is an extremely popular option for families not wanting to cook a meal [...]