Blog on Restaurant Management Trends

Restaurant Food Safety — Trends for 2023

Food safety is a very dynamic sector of the food industry. Food safety standards and regulations are altered regularly and are greatly influenced by external environmental conditions, health concerns, and consumer preferences. 

Facebook Ads for Restaurants: A Step-by-Step Guide

Having a social media presence is absolutely crucial for restaurants, and with around 2.8 billion monthly active users on Facebook, you can’t afford to ignore the platform when it comes to marketing.

Best Restaurant Reservation Systems (2022) - Comparison

Online reservation systems help restaurant owners manage both online and offline reservations. These types of platforms usually offer a variety of features, including reservation management, staff management, waitlist, online ordering, reporting, deposits, event management, and so on. An online reservation system simplifies the process of keeping track of reservations, saving restaurants huge amounts of time and optimizing efficiency.

The 3 current plagues of the restaurant industry

If one more person tells me, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” I will bite them. After over two years of Covid, followed by galloping inflation, ongoing recruiting nightmares, and finally, the threat of recession, we may not be dead but we are quite beat. The industry has suffered more than most, and recovery will take a while. And let’s face it, as we slog our way through this dark valley, it seems like things will never be the same. Here’s where we are, as of today:

New Trends in Restaurant Reservation Technology

Technologies for the restaurant industry are evolving quickly while, at the same time, customer behaviors are changing, adapting, and benefiting from the convenience that comes with them. Let’s look more closely at how this continuous evolution is impacting the restaurant reservation landscape. 

Coming from pen and paper? Hostme is a no brainer

So why is Hostme the best option for a restaurant that is trying out their first front of house software?

How You Can Access Hostme

Hostme has many different options to help you accomplish your goal of running a successful restaurant. When you first download Hostme you may not realize all the different ways you can operate our software. Today I will go over the different options we have made available to our customers and why you should utilize all of them.

How to fight inflation

Whether you’ve thought about it or not inflation is most likely affecting you in this day and age. So what exactly are the effects of inflation? Inflation can cause an increase in costs for those in the restaurant industry. Rent, food, labor, utilities, and insurance are prime examples. Customers can also be more hesitant to dine out as their everyday expenses are going up. Interest rates are also rising which in turn makes it more difficult for people to borrow money.

Restaurant Marketing Trend for 2022

In the whirlwind of the last few months, it is easy to see how the restaurant industry has been turned on its head. While we still have to see how this roller coaster ends, we safely say that the marketing trends have embraced the change and consumers’ habits have permanently been impacted. So, how does that affect marketing and how to keep up? We will try to shed some lights for you.

The true cost of OpenTable (thinking outside the box)

Understand the true costs of the OpenTable system for your restaurant and evaluate if it is truly the best solution for your business.

Back to School Means Fall is Around the Corner! Are You Ready?

Between school supply shopping to scheduling after school activities to wrapping up your summer vacations, back to school can be stressful and when you add running your restaurant to your plate, that plate is very full!

The Top Three Restaurant Technologies to Implement Today

Restaurants are in the midst of a technological revolution, with innovative software helping skilled restaurant professionals serve more guests faster and in better ways.

Recent Trends in the Restaurant Industry

How many people are comfortable with dining indoors? What age group feels more comfortable dining out? How did food delivery change as a result of the pandemic? Find the answers to these questions and more!

Expected Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Restaurants

Is it over yet? Not just quite but we can already see some effects of COVID-19 in the hospitality industry, especially restaurants. One would say: nothing will ever be the same but how?

Hostme + Square POS: A world-class payment processing option for restaurant owners

Today, Hostme announced a new integration of its online ordering system with Square payment system to make it easier for Hostme customers to accept online payments for the various services they offer through their restaurant management platform.

How Restaurants Can Use Social Media to Boost Business

The landscape of the restaurant industry is changing rapidly over the last decade, and 2020 has forced many restaurants to try new ways of operating to survive. As more diners are staying home, and word of mouth and atmosphere aren’t reliable to drive new business, restaurants are having to get creative.

Hostme and Yext announce strategic partnership to help restaurant owners boost their online presence

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2021 — Hostme and Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT) today announced they have partnered to help restaurant owners take full control of their online presence.

One of the leaders in the online reservation business is more foe than friend to restaurant owners.

As restaurants head into new waves of uncertainty with COVID-19 all over the globe, many are starting to lean more heavily on reservations to keep customers and staff safe, while making the most of the business they have coming in.

Useful Definitions

List of terms commonly used by restaurant owners and staff from cover pacing to digital guestbook.

The Unforeseen Challenges of the Restaurant Manager under COVID-19

Restaurant managers have all been dealing with the core problems COVID-19 has brought to us: increased cleaning and sanitizing processes, loss of customers, and many more. On top of those known problems, they have also faced unforeseen and sometimes puzzling challenges. We’ve taken a deep dive into some of these issues in an effort to help support restaurants, and to provide solutions when possible. Let’s take a look.

Hostme and COVID-19 rules

Hostme can help restaurants adapt to new rules and regulations as they return to business following the Covid19 shutdown. Taking the time to make the right choices early is vital in maintaining the health and safety of staff and guests, and to continuing the forward momentum through the reopening process.

Adjusting to COVID-19 Successfully

The restaurant world has been turned upside down by the rapid ramifications of COVID-19. How restaurants fare through this will depend largely on their ability to adapt to the new way of running a restaurant business.

Coming back better

The current crisis has thrown the industry a curveball, and many restaurants aren’t sure how to react. While this isn’t the kind of extra hours in the day we asked for, it can be an opportunity to come back better than before.

And then there was Google

Find out how "Reserve with Google" is dramatically changing the restaurant software landscape. From the outdated old reservation networks to fresh and accurate reviews, Google is set to revolutionize the business of restaurant reservations.

Restaurant Marketing Trends for 2020

Social medias, online reviews and environmental responsibility are tools available in your toolbox to help you market your business. Learn more about how they can help you.

Guerilla marketing tactics for the small (or not-so-small) restaurant owners

Little to no marketing budget? That's ok, with some creativity and effort, you can successfully promote your location to your community.

Important facts about your business your staff knows and you don't

Your staff knows some aspects of your restaurant that you might not. Learn about what they would do if there were in your shoes...

What is Digital Transformation and Why Should You Care

Fast changing technology landscape is affecting all industries, especially the restaurant industry. How to be prepared and embrace innovation...

Make Your Best Employees Stay

Hiring and retaining a great staff has to be one of the greatest challenges for restaurant owners. Learn how to make them stay...

Successfully Roll Out New Technologies in Your Restaurant!

Tips on how to deploy new technologies in your restaurant and make sure they are adopted and successful!

Boost Your Reservations on Valentine's Day!

For our industry, Valentine's day is synonym with very busy night and demanding guests. Follow those tips and deliver a memorable experience to them...

Be SMART — There is More to Life than KPIs

There is much to learn from numbers but we have first to make sure we are looking at the right ones.

How To Optimize Reservations for Your Restaurant

Optimize your reservation to increase occupancy, to better plan staff rotation and to get to know your guests.

Making Big Data Work for Your Restaurant

This is a short guide to give you some pointers and hopefully get you started on this data journey.

Crack the Code of Restaurant Reservations

Get some statistics on restaurant reservations to help you build a winning reservation policy.

OpenTable's game plan and how to cut your bill without losing customers

A thorough explanation of OpenTable business model and it impacts your restaurant business. Explore the alternatives with a detailed analysis and offering.
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