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Preparing Your Restaurant for Reopening During the Pandemic

Around the country, restaurant owners are handling the ups and downs of keeping their business open while in a pandemic. Some are open with outdoor seating options, some are allowed minimal indoor seating, and others are sticking with takeout only. Whatever your level of openness is right now, we have a few tips for you …

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How to Grow Your Restaurant Sales in 2021

How to Grow Your Restaurant Sales in 2021

The food service industry was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 17% of the restaurants in the United States closed in 2021. In most states, restaurants have to abide by occupancy restrictions. There are some areas where restaurants can only operate at 25% capacity. If you are looking at 2021 as your …

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Handling Menu Costs

Handling Menu Costs

Food costs are a big stressor for many restaurant operators. Your menu cost is a very basic and fundamental part of your expenses that goes into your bottom line and how much profit the restaurant makes, no matter how hard people are working. At Emerald Coast Restaurant Brokers and Consultants, we help clients to stay …

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Tips for Adding Delivery Services to Your Restaurant

Tips for Adding Delivery Services to Your Restaurant

Even before COVID-19, delivery services was on the rise. Now, many customers are reluctant to go to restaurants, but still want to enjoy their favorite meals. So, your restaurant may be opening up, but social distancing is limiting the number of customers that you can at any one time. That’s why it’s essential to add …

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Signs It Is Time to Update Your Restaurant’s Menu

If you own a restaurant, there’s a good chance you have asked yourself on several occasions – “what in the world am I doing wrong?” What do you need to update in your restaurant to continue increasing your sales? When considering these common questions, several answers may come to mind. You may think about changing …

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Important Things to Know About Buying Restaurant Insurance

When you discuss or hear about restaurant insurance, what is really being discussed is insuring all different types of hospitality businesses. This includes everything from entertainment venues and night clubs to sports bars, taverns, bars, quick service, and full-service restaurants, food trucks, caterers, delis, pizzerias, and more.  What Are the Basic Needs that Restaurant Owners …

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Methods for Pricing the Menu Items at Your Restaurant

Methods for Pricing the Menu Items at Your Restaurant

Your menu is the main force in encouraging your customers to come to your restaurant. They want to pay for the quality they receive. Also, the prices on your menu will directly affect the profitability of your restaurant. This means you have to consider the method of pricing you use carefully. While this may seem …

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Identifying and Capitalizing on Popular Food Trends

Identifying and Capitalizing on Popular Food Trends

Think fast: what’s the number one food trend taking the culinary world by storm right now? Throughout the years, there have been several food trends that have enjoyed their five minutes of fame before vanishing into obscurity. Does anyone remember the molecular gastronomy trend of encapsulating foods in agar bubbles? Perhaps not so much. Other …

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