Pro tips to grow your restaurant. Inventory management, menu pricing, food trends, marketing, and other useful advice on how to scale your business.

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How Supporting Customer Facing Staff Helps with Employee Retention – Top 5 Tips

We all know that COVID-19 has changed the restaurant industry forever, but did you know it also changed patrons?  Customers who have been cooped up at home for the past two years are anxious to get back to dining out. At the same time, with the rise of takeout and food delivery, they have become …

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Winter Is Coming. Does Outdoor Dining Have a Future? 11 Great Tips for Restaurants

Fancy a Spritz al fresco? Outdoor dining in parklets, aka streateries, saved millions of restaurants and bars around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In San Francisco, over 1,700 parklets have been approved since the onset of the pandemic. New legislation now assures these fixtures will be part of the streetscape for years to come. …

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Food Chain Crisis Explained: Rising Food Prices & Supply Disruptions

Heinz nearly ran out of ketchup packets this year, practically triggering a nationwide ketchup shortage. A surge in demand caused by the delivery and take-out boom is partly the reason. But the root cause of the current food chain crisis and rising food prices runs deeper than that. Supply chain disruptions and shortages like these …

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Cheetah Plus Offers Amazing Deals to Member Restaurants

Thousands of restaurant operators across San Francisco and the Bay Area are already working with Cheetah. Why? Because our products are fresh, our deliveries are on time and we always have our customers’ interest top of mind. Now, Cheetah Plus gives customers even more. Sign up today to work with the only restaurant supplier that …

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a Restaurant in 2021

For every restaurant that closes its doors, there are two gearing up for a grand opening. Although the restaurant business might have taken a hit, it is re-emerging with all burners on high.     Cheetah has been serving small and independent restaurants in San Francisco and The Bay Area for years. To support food entrepreneurs …

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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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5 Excellent Tips to Retain Workers during Restaurant Labor Crisis

If you’re a restaurant operator, you’re probably experiencing the labor crisis first hand. The staffing shortage is threatening to derail many restaurant reopening plans and crush the hopes of economic recovery. The problem is not just with hiring. With turnover rates at an all time high, restaurants are losing hundreds of thousands of servers, line …

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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 …