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The Restaurant Comeback – A Year from Today

Close your eyes and imagine. What will your restaurant world look like a year from today? You made it through COVID -19 and through the summer. Each day was a new challenge, but the fall and holiday season came upon us. The new normal had sunk in and changed your world. The first quarter, always difficult […]

The Restaurant Comeback – The New Normal

Another week of shutdown has our country evolving. Things have definitely changed for better or worse. The promise of an economic stimulus and hopeful medical strategies brings out the optimist in many. For others the sky has fallen. Things will get better and restaurants will come back. Will it be the same? Probably not. The […]

The Restaurant Comeback

We are fighters! We are dreamers! Everyday has always been a challenge. That is what we love about our chosen path in the restaurant industry. We face a bigger challenge and our actions now set the tone for how we come out of the current crisis.  Many restaurants have been very proactive despite the COVID-19 […]

Restaurants Got Kicked In the Butt

As restaurant professionals, we are addicted to our business. We are also very anxious during these current times. Our business is our life and we are threatened. What should we do now? I’m sure most of you have consulted with advisers, watched videos, listened to podcasts or read the many Facebook posts on what you […]

Restaurant Leadership in 2020 – Do You Have What It Takes

The new year has begun and for many restaurants it is a time to take stock for 2020. What is the outlook for your business and for your life? We all know that running a restaurant takes everything you have, so planning for the year ahead is critical. Free Strategy Call – Developing Your Restaurant Potential […]

Building Your Restaurant Customers For 2020

Yes 2020! The holiday season for 2019 is upon us now and it enables you to set your restaurant marketing plans for 2020 in motion. Action now will help build your business for next year. Free Digital Strategy Assessment and Restaurant Reputation Report In the restaurant world it all starts with great food and service. […]

What Makes Your Restaurant Different?

Choices… We all have choices whether it’s is in life, or specifically where we will dine when we go out to dinner. A recent business trip to Florida really hammered home to me the importance of differentiating your business from all the restaurants in your area. The gulf coast of Florida is a beautiful area […]

Marketing Your Restaurant Menu With Social Media

Let’s face it, Facebook is by far the largest social media network out there. Most of us have used it to keep up with friends and family or even community events. For restaurants, Facebook is an opportunity to build your own community of friends and followers.  Last week I had the opportunity to visit with […]

5 Ways to Grow your Restaurant Sales With Takeout Menus

Do you know the ROI of Takeout Menus for your restaurant? At the start of a new year many restaurant owners are scratching their heads on how to grow business. The opportunities are many, but some are readily tossed aside. One of those often neglected strategies is Takeout Menus. Recently I had a conversation with a restaurant […]

5 Menu Marketing Strategies for 2019

Effective Menu Marketing In 2019  A new year, new challenges to growing your restaurant business. One thing does remain constant, your menu is something every customer sees when they visit your restaurant. Have you ever thought of the many ways in which your menu can touch customers? In this blog we will look at menu […]

5 Restaurant Management Plays for a Winning Season

January 1, 2019, the holiday season has come to a close. I hope it was a great one for you and your restaurant business. Time to take a breath and think of the year ahead. Many will watch football games over the day and weeks ahead. Your business is like a football game today; is […]

8 Tactics for Effective Restaurant Marketing

If you’d like to succeed in the restaurant industry, a top-notch restaurant marketing mix is essential. Your marketing mix, or the set of tactics you use to promote your restaurant, should be built around product, price, place, and promotion or the 4 Ps of marketing. Get A Free Restaurant Marketing Assessment Here at CORE Restaurant […]

Customer Acquisition vs. Customer Retention: What is More Profitable for Your Restaurant?

If increasing the profitability of your restaurant is one of your goals for 2018, you should make customer retention a top priority.While acquiring new customers is important, retaining existing ones is even more essential for a successful restaurant operation. Retaining Customers is Cheaper Than Acquiring New Ones Retaining customers is cheaper than acquiring new ones. […]

Does Email Marketing Work For Restaurants?

Is Email Marketing Dead? During the holiday season, I get so many emails from everybody. Friends, retailers, charities and so much more are using email marketing to get me to visit their restaurant or website. They are all competing for the same dollars that a restaurant does. Unfortunately, I don’t get many emails from restaurants. […]

Developing a Plan For Restaurant Success

Day in a day out you work at your passion of building your restaurant business. You have a vision and a dream of what success is like etched in your mind. You work hard every day to make it happen. Then you wake up and look around you. Reality sets in, you are running from […]