As you know, operating a foodservice business is A LOT of work. Keeping up with industry trends and staying on top of the newest tools is essential to managing a successful restaurant. Make life easier on yourself! Whether you’re an owner, a manager, or an aspiring entrepreneur researching how to start a restaurant – there’s a ton of great content just a few clicks away to set you up for success.
Interested in tips on the latest in restaurant management technology, how to run and promote your restaurant, or just words of wisdom from folks in similar to you? Look no further.
1. Toast’s Restaurant Management Blog
Toast, the restaurant focused POS company, has a wonderful, one-stop-shop for “interesting, entertaining, and thought provoking articles.” It’s a great tool to help you keep up with the latest foodservice trends and restaurant management resources.
Check out this post: What Do You Need to Open a Restaurant? The Beginner’s Checklist – “Thinking about opening a restaurant? According to NPD Group, the number of restaurants in the United States reached a total of 660,755 in spring of 2018. That’s a lot of businesses vying for the attention and loyalty of restaurant guests. That’s why now, more than ever, new restaurant owners need to carefully consider all of the variables it takes to successfully open a restaurant.”
2. FSR Magazine’s Newsfeed Blog
The top print publication for foodservice professionals has quite a digital presence. For everything restaurant related under the sun, subscribe and read all of the great content.
Check out this post: 5 Ways Women are Changing the Restaurant Industry – “Women are proving to be the industry’s biggest form of disruptive technology. Since mid-2017, women have come into the spotlight as one of the biggest disrupting factors in the restaurant industry—disruption in the sense that they’re completely changing the game.”
Not just a blog, Modern Restaurant Management is a complete website with the goal of helping you succeed. Find posts on marketing, operations, design, equipment, finance, and law. It’s hard to find a topic NOT covered on MRM so get reading!
Check out this post: 7shifts Survey: What Makes Restaurant Employees Happy – “The team at 7shifts just released a study regarding employee engagement in restaurants. Part of the company’s mission is to improve happiness and efficiency in the workplace, and so they decided to figure out: does a happy workplace lead to an efficient restaurant?”
4. Foodable Blog
Subscribe here for great restaurant management content – regularly complimented by a podcast or video. “Foodable is more than just a new media company — we are combining technology, social media, content, analytics and digital services that are designed to reach chefs, operators and brands as the need for evolving business strategy continues to accelerate.”
Check out this post: Catering The New Growth Model For Restaurants – “In the United States alone, catering has grown into a $60 billion market—making demand generation essential to every restaurant and industry operator’s marketing strategy. Of that $60 billion, $24 billion is concentrated in business catering.”
5. The Cheetah Blog
Saving the best for last although we might be a little biased. Read the Cheetah blog for tips and tricks on running a successful restaurant plus a fun, behind the scenes look at how we’re revolutionizing the foodservice distribution industry (and much more).
Check out this post: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Restaurant Food and Supply Delivery – “Cheetah has reinvented the entire restaurant supply chain in one simple mobile app experience. A broad selection of items, transparent pricing, real-time availability, simple ordering, and on-time deliveries are each available with just a few taps.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, Cheetah is a startup that is quickly disrupting the $1 trillion US wholesale grocery and foodservice distribution industry. By offering flexible, next-day deliveries as well as transparent pricing and inventory in an easy-to-use app, Cheetah is helping support thousands of SMB restaurants with their grocery and supply needs in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Seattle, and Dallas. Cheetah has made more than 150,000 deliveries to over 2,000 active customers and has achieved over $100 million in annual sales with triple digit growth. Next up – turbo charging growth by bringing Cheetah to small businesses nationwide.