Pro tips for restaurant owners and operators who want to leverage cutting-edge practices and boost sales.

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Plant Based Desserts to Boost Restaurant Profits This Winter

A generation of conscious diners is seeking out vegan treats and plant based desserts. For restaurant operators, shifting to plant-based ‘cash-cows’ not only makes economic sense, but it has never been easier.  This winter be sure to have at least two vegan desserts with massive profit margins on the menu to increase ticket sizes and …

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Boost Profits and Get Your Restaurant Haunted for Halloween

Halloween is a great opportunity to boost sales at your restaurant and have some fun with your staff. This year Halloween falls on a Sunday, making it perfect for all-day family celebrations at your restaurant. Use the weeks leading up to Halloween to take advantage of the festive spirit. We’ve put together the top menu …

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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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Why Restaurant Merch Is the Most Effective Marketing Tool

As restaurants continue to explore new revenue streams in an ever-changing environment, restaurant merchandise is stealing the limelight as an innovative, fun product that does wonders to your bottom line. Besides, everyone could use a little fun this summer. Helping patrons and staff look and feel good with useful restaurant merch is the best way …

Guide to the Restaurant Labor Shortage. Tips for hiring, retaining, and understanding foodservice employees.
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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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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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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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Celebrating Pride Month 2021 at Your Restaurant No COVID Limits

Pride Month is about to be celebrated throughout June and restaurants are getting ready to be the beating heart of it all. This year’s theme is “All in This Together” as #SFpride51 focuses on the local community. Although the main parade in San-Francisco was cancelled, several online events as well as two major outdoor in-person …

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3rd Party Delivery Apps Lying in Wait for Restaurant Reopening

In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, the cries of restaurants over the way 3rd-party delivery apps are oppressing them finally reached San Francisco decision-makers.  In April last year, Mayor London Breed announced a 15% cap on food delivery service fees. This emergency order was initially planned to stay in place for 60 days after …