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12 Tips to Increase Catering Profits This Busy Season

The busy season is underway, and for caterers and restaurants it is the biggest opportunity in the past two years to boost sales and make a hefty profit. Most travel and social distancing restrictions have been lifted and supplier indications point to a record breaking catering season. Groups of families and friends will be meeting …

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7 Tips to Reduce Food Waste & Increase Profit Margins

Pinching pennies might have worked pre-Covid, but to survive today’s increased wages and higher food costs restaurants will have to find new ways to increase profits. To bolster profits, restaurant operators need to charge more without turning off patrons. Taking advantage of the growing trend of reducing food waste is a great way to achieve …

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Better Food, Better Profits: Plant Based Menu Trends

November is World Vegan Month, the perfect opportunity for your restaurant to experiment with alternative menu specials. In part 1 of the Better Food, Better Profits series we explore one of the hottest trends in the foodservice industry for 2021-2022 – plant based food. The plant based consumer trend is skyrocketing. In the last two …

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QR Menus for Contactless Dine-In Experience Diners Love

The global pandemic has ushered restaurants into a full digital transition. From the delivery-app boom to contactless digital menus, technology is changing every aspect of the dining experience.  QR menus are now a must-have and restaurants are looking for the most efficient way to make the transition. Here’s what you need to know. Table of …

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Reduce Prep Work & Increase Profit Margins with Pre-Cut Foods

In the kitchen, time equals money. Restaurant operators need to cut back on any activity that isn’t directly increasing profit margins, and prepping is a major one. Programs like Cheetah Just-In-Time (JIT) enable restaurants to buy prepped food, significantly reduce prep work and focus back-of-house activities on the things that matter most. To help you …

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6 Effective Ways to Increase Profit Margins at Your Restaurant

The pandemic has exacerbated the restaurant labor crisis and there is only one way out – offering staff higher wages and improving benefits. To achieve this while still staying in the black, restaurants need to significantly increase profit margins, but how? In our last article we explored adding auto-gratuity to the bill and sharing tips …

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Honest Wholesale Supplier Helps Bay Area Restaurants Thrive

The problem with today’s major wholesale food distributors is their monopolistic power – and small restaurants’ lack thereof. Often, that power is being abused to squeeze restaurants dry.  Finding an honest wholesale supplier in this environment has become a challenge, especially for small to medium restaurants.  In today’s digital age, companies like Cheetah offer a wide …

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Just in Time: Virtual Marketplace Connecting Restaurants to Their Favorite Suppliers

As if restaurant operators don’t have enough on their plates, labor shortages have made reliable workers for entry-level positions very hard to find. This means that restaurants need to find creative ways to serve the increasing demand due to the restaurant reopening that has been happening. To help restaurants deal with this problem precisely, Cheetah …

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Ghost Kitchens Are Taking Over the Foodservice Industry: Here’s What You Need to Know

Jump to the next chapter in our Ghost Kitchen 101 series! The restaurant industry is one of those most devastated by Covid-19. Thousands of restaurants have already permanently closed, and those that haven’t are left struggling to cover the rent with reduced revenue flows. It is easy to conclude that, with the growing demand for …

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10 Best Tips to Increase Average Order Size at Your Restaurant

Download the free Restaurant Reopening Guide for expert tips on restaurant marketing, ordering and more! Increasing average order size at your restaurant is crucial for improving your bottom line. Especially today, with the limit on seating capacity according to the new color coded reopening plan for California restaurants. The average order size is the amount …