Order Up: Top 5 Restaurant Management Articles from the ChefHero Blog (Feb. 2019)

When it comes to the foodservice industry, there’s a lot to learn about: industry trends, accounting, staffing, turnover, supply procurement, what your guests care about. The list goes on.

But, with so many things to learn more about, where do you begin? To get you started, we’ve rounded up our most visited blogs in February. These are topics that restaurateurs and chefs are reading about now. Chances are, you’ve got the same questions too.

Check out our top 5 below!

1. The Hottest Food Trends in Every State and Province 2019

From Alabama to Wyoming, British Columbia to Nova Scotia, what are guests searching for when it comes to specific cuisines or ingredients?

After looking at Google Trends over 2018, we found the top searched dishes for each state and province spanning across the U.S. and Canada. This is a great opportunity for your restaurant or business to capitalize on these searches by offering guests what they’re looking for. Can you guess which states were super into charcuterie boards? Cauliflower pizza?

 

2. The Restaurant Turnover Rate is Astronomical. Here's Why (And How to Fix It)

The restaurant industry has the highest turnover rate at around 73% when compared to all private sector workers which experience a 43% turnover rate. With the average restaurant losing almost $150,000 yearly in staff turnover alone, minimizing it can save your restaurant a lot of time and money.

This article covers how to calculate your turnover rate, top reasons employees quit and ways that you can reduce your overall turnover rate.

 

3. Dark Kitchens: The Next Generation of Food Delivery Service

The restaurant industry has the highest turnover rate at around 73% when compared to all private sector workers which experience a 43% turnover rate. With the average restaurant losing almost $150,000 yearly in staff turnover alone, minimizing it can save your restaurant a lot of time and money.

This article covers how to calculate your turnover rate, top reasons employees quit and ways that you can reduce your overall turnover rate.

 
Ranking: The 50 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Scenes (US + Canada)

4. Ranking: The 50 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Scenes (US + Canada)

Chicago, Toronto, New York and San Francisco… What do they all have in common? They’ve got a massive food scenes. But, more and more restaurateurs are making their way to smaller cities, reaching a whole new market.

We crunched the numbers to find out what U.S. and Canadian cities had the fastest growing restaurant scenes. The results will surprise you!

 

5. 14 Essential Restaurant Metrics Every Owner Should Measure and Track

When it comes to your business, do you know about:

  • Your overhead rate?

  • Your food cost percentage?

  • Your table turnover rate?

There are so many different numbers you need to know to be able to fully understand if your business is in good standing or not. If it’s the latter, you should be able to understand where you need to make changes to fix that.

This article will cover several different ways to help you look at the health of your business, give you the information needed to set appropriate goals and enable you to identify the good, the bad and the ugly.

 

BONUS! The Ultimate Guide to Running a Restaurant

If you haven’t already, check out ChefHero’s Ultimate Guide to Running a Restaurant. We put together the best expert advice, tips, and guides from our extensive network. This guide will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed as a restaurateur, from pre-launch to running your establishment.


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Hiba Amin
Hiba Amin
Marketing Specialist
ChefHero