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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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, apps like Cheetah offer a wide …

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California Excited for End of COVID Restrictions: No Capacity Limits, Physical Distancing

In April last year we launched a documentary series called ‘Too Small to Fail’ on our YouTube channel (#Cheetah4You). We followed the true stories of chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice industry workers and shared their message of strength and of hope.  Now, with over 23 million people having received at least one dose, and 45.3% …

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Restaurants Beat Labor Crisis with Daring New Wage Structure

If you are reading this article, you probably know that restaurants are facing turmoil as the most severe labor crisis ever experienced is hitting the industry. In April alone, restaurants lost 681,000 workers to attrition, and while the hotel and restaurant segments are hiring in the hundreds of thousands, the turnover rate is still at …

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4 Best Third-Party Delivery Services Alternatives For Your Restaurant Compared

With third party delivery apps growing their user base by the millions each year – even before the pandemic – we would not hesitate to say that delivery is the future of dining. For larger chains this is good news. With a widespread delivery infrastructure already in place they are obviously benefitting from the recent …

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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 …