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The Importance of an Efficient Kitchen Waste Management System

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Kitchen waste management is an unavoidable issue that concerns every restaurant. While restaurant owners can ensure that proper guidelines have been set for waste management, the responsibility lies on the staff to uphold their duties regarding proper handling of food and kitchen wastage. There is a definite need for proper kitchen waste management in every restaurant. And that’s exactly what a restaurant consultant would suggest to you. The below steps will help you understand where the waste is generated and…

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Step up your Restaurant Food Delivery Game

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As home delivery and online ordering of food continues to be on the rise, it is critical that any restaurant providing this service maintain certain standards and procedures to ensure the customer experience of receiving the food via delivery is comparable to that of the customer dining at the restaurant. Whether the restaurant uses a delivery management software or has manual systems in place to monitor the entire delivery process, consistency is key. Listed below are a few points that…

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Importance of Interior Design in Restaurants

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One of the defining features of restaurants is their interiors. While setting up a restaurant, most restaurateurs prioritize business-process verticals about what is most important and what is less important to manage the expenditures and the cost of the setup. This decision almost always affects the interior design vertical, based on the assumption that interior design will make the project expensive. While in fact, just the opposite is true – having an experienced interior designer create your restaurant space can…

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Avoid these Inventory Management Mistakes in your Restaurant

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One of the most critical areas that impact a restaurant’s profitability, is its inventory management system, which is often underrated. A healthy inventory management system not only ensures smooth operations but also helps improve the business’ costs. While most restaurateurs have access to inventory management softwares to help them out, many budding and veteran restaurateurs don’t use them effectively, or at all. In this article, we aim to shed light on some of the basics to be aware of regarding…

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VAT Now!

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Over the past decade or two, the UAE has made continued efforts in diversifying revenues away from oil and gas, by focusing on non-oil sectors including trade, finance, transport, tourism and healthcare. Another step in this direction is the introduction of a consumption tax in the form of a Value Added Tax of 5% effective 1st January 2018 as an additional source of revenue. In the first year of its implementation, this move can help generate more than AED 12…

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Creating a Social Media Presence for Your Restaurant

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Social media – it’s no longer just a medium that people use to communicate and interact with each other. If you take a look at some of the social media statistics for restaurants, you will understand how vital it is for your restaurant to have a digital presence. You may have just created your restaurant’s page on social media, but it’s the social media strategy you create and execute that will help build and grow your audience. But before you…

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Standard Operating Procedures for Your Restaurant

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Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs, are a set of written practices and procedures which an establishment follows in its daily operations. Think of SOPs as a script that you and your staff have to follow while conducting business. When implemented successfully, it reduces any chance of unfortunate incidents between the staff and the customers. Restaurant SOPs cover not only food handling procedures, but also front of house operations. Here are some pointers to help you get a better idea: 1….

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Restaurant Advertising vs. Restaurant PR

Restaurant Advertising vs. Restaurant PR

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Advertising and public relations are two of the most common promotional tools used by restaurants and other businesses worldwide. While you, as a restaurateur, would like to promote your restaurant as often as possible, it would be wise to know which medium of promotion would best fit your restaurant. Both restaurant public relations and advertising are intended to increase the consumer base for your restaurant. However, as a restaurateur, one is divided over which marketing medium will provide the best…

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Accurate Accounting Tips For Restaurants

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Keeping track of accounts is a requisite in any business, and the restaurant business is no different. Doing this from the onset is critical, even though it may seem as an overwhelming task for restaurateurs who, in the initial years, tend to focus more on the day-to-day operations of the business and lose track of maintaining their accounting books in the process. If you’re running a restaurant and have a limited understanding of how the accounting works, following are some…

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Increase Your Table Turnover In 5 Easy Steps

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One of the integral factors in running a successful restaurant business is to maintain a good table turnover. This can be achieved by a few simple steps and will ensure every customer’s experience is equally enjoyable and no customers are left waiting for their table for abysmally long periods. It is instances such as these that affect the restaurant’s ability to retain existing and attract new customers. The following steps can be taken at the stage of setting up the…

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