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Map: Where minimum wages will rise in 2017. In the coming year, 19 states and a number of municipalities will raise their hourly minimum wages. At the present time, the federal, non-tipped minimum wage stands at $7.25 per hour. Use this map to locate where minimum wage hikes will take effect in 2017.

Map: Where minimum wages will rise in 2017

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Arc Cardinal has been revolutionizing glassware since it created Fully Tempered glass in 1958 under the name Arcoroc Professional. Its parent company, Arc International, started as a tiny family owned glassware business in France way back in 1825. Today, they make everything from fine dining chinaware to PLA margarita glasses, but none of their products lack Arc’s dedication to durable elegance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Arc Cardinal has been revolutionizing glassware since it created Fully Tempered glass in 1958 under the name Arcoroc Professional.
  • Arc Cardinal’s fully tempered glass has been heat-treated which strengthens the glass to be up to 5 times stronger than annealed glass.
  • Arc Cardinal is admired by many chefs and wine purveyors across the globe, but some wonder why their glassware is more costly than other brands.

“Arc Cardinal has been revolutionizing glassware since it created Fully Tempered glass in 1958 under the name Arcoroc Professional. Its parent company, Arc International, started as a tiny family owned glassware business in France way back in 1825.”

http://blog.etundra.com/spotlight-on/arc-cardinal-glassware-professionals-choice/

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I am writing a summary on the five biggest questions owners and operators have about expanding to a second location. It is the most difficult decision an entrupinor will ever face. It can be easier to open the second location no where to open and pick a good location .No what to do before expanding .Thank you for reading my summary.

Key Takeaways:

  • Opening a second location is one of the most difficult decisions any restaurateur will ever face.
  • If the prospects of opening another location seem outweigh those challenges, here are six things we learned that might help you through the process of opening another location
  • When you open a second location, you have a much better understanding of how to create a realistic timeframe and all the planning it takes to get a location built and fully staffed.

“Take advantage of the fact that you already own an existing restaurant to conduct a little free market research by casually asking guests where they live, how they heard about you, and so on.”

https://www.fsrmagazine.com/kitchen-sink/5-biggest-questions-owners-and-operators-have-about-expanding-second-location

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Say what you will about the restaurant industry’s challenges — labor costs, weak sales and so on — but none of that appears to be keeping investors from putting money into restaurants. Numerous restaurant chains changed hands in 2016, and many small and mid-sized concepts received dollars from investors looking for growth. With concerns in just about every other consumer sector, investors saw restaurants as a haven, free of the worry that the Internet will some day render the business moot.

The biggest restaurant deals of 2016

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I ran restaurants successfully for 20 years, and the absolute cornerstone of my guest experience was training — daily training. I’m talking about the importance of pre-shifts and the training that should happen in every restaurant, every day before the doors open for business. Most restaurants train their staff only on the basics of each job. A host greets and seats customers, bussers clear tables, and waiters and waitresses take orders.

Train your staff for success with 20 minutes and $100

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Students at Swampscott Middle School in Swampscott, Mass., will be serving samples of vegetables they helped grow in the school’s garden, Item Live reports. During the first lunch period, students will serve samples of lettuce and kale to their peers. The students also worked with the district’s director of dining services to create a dressing to top the produce using herbs from the garden.

Key Takeaways:

  • Students at Swamp Scott Middle School in Swamp Scott, Mass., will be serving samples of vegetables they helped grow in the school’s garden, Item Live reports.
  • During the first lunch period, students will serve samples of lettuce and kale to their peers. The students also worked with the district’s director of dining services to create a dressing to top the produce using herbs from the garden.
  • School officials hope that the tasting educates students about local, fresh produce and sparks interest in the school’s garden club.

“You are a pretty thoughtful bunch. But on top of the smart operational tips and labor-saving initiatives were some surprising moments. Here are my top five.”

http://www.foodservicedirector.com/managing-your-business/controlling-costs/articles/what-worried-fsds-in-2016

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“The Digital Ordering Trends to Watch in 2017” covers the necessary evil of technology, organization, and ways that companies have made ordering more accessible to their customers. With it, technology grows and these companies know that they need to evolve along with the quickly transforming technology.

Key Takeaways:

  • Restaurant ordering is becoming more digital through apps and online services.
  • Apps for restaurants have doubled in usage in the last year.
  • restaurants’ POS systems have increasingly become cloud based.

“Keeping ahead of these shifts helps business owners and consumers achieve their goals faster and smarter than ever before”

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/outside-insights/digital-ordering-trends-watch-2017

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All you need is a bit of help to kick your marketing strategy back on track. And guess what? We’re dishin’ out some real creative marketing and advertising ideas plus inspirational tips to help you bust through that brick wall, generate more leads and increase online sales. Let’s get started with…

Marketing and operations ideas worth stealing

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While December tends to bring in the most revenue all year (thank you, corporate events), January often hits with a sense of levity and coming up for air. You survived another year! But the resetting of the calendar gives an excuse to honestly assess strengths and weaknesses. Whether it’s a fresh look at the layout of your space, a critical assessment of costs or a new approach to tasks you always seem to avoid, take the chance to refresh the decks.

Restaurateurs share New Year’s resolutions

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The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 makes certain clauses of a form contract void if it prohibits, or restricts, an individual from engaging in a review of a seller’s goods, services, or conduct. Yelp says its reviews come from registered users, but you don’t have to be Edward Snowden to figure out how to post anonymously on Yelp. The strongest testimony to the importance of online reviews to businesses can be seen in the rise of the reputation management industry, where professionals make sure negative reviews get buried deep in search results.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, signed into law by President Barack Obama in December, won’t give operators any relief in the way their restaurants are rated online.
  • But a case currently before the California Supreme Court could wind up giving restaurant owners legal clout to fend off unwarranted online assaults. The biggest names in tech are hoping that doesn’t happen.
  • Restaurants weren’t really the target of the new federal law, which was aimed at gag orders some merchants, professional service providers and contractors use to suppress consumer complaints online.

“”The Consumer Review Fairness Act gives Americans nationwide new guaranteed legal protections when it comes to sharing these honest, first-hand experiences,” Yelp’s Laurent Crenshaw told Engadget.”

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/online-review-battles-heat

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