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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Restaurant Sustainability, Profitability and Purpose – La Mediterranee Journey

Transforming your restaurant into a ‘green’ operation can feel overwhelmingly costly without immediate reward. And, as if every minute didn’t already matter to a restaurant owner, the time commitment to turn a restaurant into a more sustainable business may not seem feasible. At Cheetah, we’re here to challenge those preconceptions and argue that going green …

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California Bill Legalizes CBD as Food and Drink Supplement

On October 8th, 2021 California took a huge leap forward in formally legalizing CBD, or Cannabinidoil by its full name, to be labeled an official food and drink supplement. Sure, you may have seen CBD drinks hit specialized shelves around the country over the past few years, but their content, claims, and dissemination has long …

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Top 4 Ghost Kitchens Compared

Ghost kitchens, a delivery-only restaurant model with no physical space for dine-in, have become essential lifelines during the pandemic. But even in a post-pandemic world, they are a wonderful way for restaurants to take advantage of the delivery boom, and perfect for new virtual or ghost restaurant entrepreneurs who are interested in a delivery-only enterprise. …

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Restaurants Diversify Cooking Oils and Optimize Operations as Prices Soar

Cooking oil prices reached an all time high this October. While restaurant owners compete against the energy sector for every drop of soy oil out there, they’re up against some tough competition. Even organized crime has been stealing used fryer oil from dumpsters in the dead of night. Is it gold or oil we’re talking …

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5 Best Restaurant Tip Pooling Solutions Compared

With a Covid-induced labor crisis in the background, many restaurants explored methods like ‘no tipping’ and ‘auto-gratuity’ in an attempt to battle the crisis and create a better working environment for restaurant staff. Our own review of the state of tipping revealed that tip pooling and sharing reduces tension at restaurants by increasing transparency and …

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Smart New Lease Models Send Restaurants Back to the Negotiating Table

Restaurants across the country and the world are re-negotiating their leases with landlords. Not only are new clauses being added to incorporate pandemic reality, but completely new models are emerging. Instead of fixed-price rent based on floor space, some restaurants are demanding variable percentage-of-revenue rent that fluctuates with the profitability of the restaurant. Making landlords …

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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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Ultimate Job Marketplace Poached Saves Restaurants a Lot of Hiring Headache

Restaurants are soaring back to full-service while the demand for qualified staff continues to pose a problem. Payroll budgets, recruiting processes and retention schemes are not yet adapted to a post-Covid world. Now restaurant operators must treat the hiring process as a critical and strategic part of their operation. While McDonald’s and Chipotle are offering …

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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 …