The Roundup: Top 5 Restaurant Management Articles for March 2019
A lot happened in March. The first day of Spring (and the Spring transitionary period). International Women’s Day. Avocados made another appearance in the news.
The ChefHero blog covered all of this and more! From restaurant supply procurement to restaurant marketing, we cover it all. But, to save you some time sifting through, we’ve rounded up the top five most visited blogs in March. 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. 21 Women Who Are Making Their Mark in the Foodservice Industry
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we decided to interview 21 incredible women who are making their mark in the foodservice industry. From leaving secure full-time jobs to pursue their passion, to fighting uphill battles to get to where they are today, these women are making a positive impact in the foodservice industry.
The women we have spoken to are just some of the amazing women who are moving mountains for themselves and others within the foodservice industry. These women hustle. They are badasses. And most importantly, they’re paving the way for the next generation.
2. A Conversation with The Founder and Owner of Fresh Restaurants: Ruth Tal
Over 20 years ago Ruth Tal dropped out of university, bought a juicer, and never looked back. Curious as to how Fresh went from a travelling juice bar (then called Juice for Life), to a staple in the Toronto restaurant scene?
We sat down with Ruth to talk about what it takes to build a highly-respected restaurant in a competitive industry, the signs you should look for as a business owner that indicate you should open a second+ location, and how to leverage marketing to fuel your business growth.
3. 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?
4. Ranking: The 50 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Scenes (US + Canada)
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.
5. Dark Kitchens: The Next Generation of Food Delivery Service
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.
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