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Common Restaurant Startup Business Mistakes Owners and Managers Make

Restaurant managers and staff alike share a common goal which is to climb the professional ranks in the food industry. Most people enter the realm of the restaurant business with hopes for opportunity and success in their endeavors. And if you are especially beginning to embark on your own journey of running your own business, the last thing you would anticipate is failure. But every now and then, we become blindsided by our delusions of grandeur and ignore the risk factors which can cost us time, money, and our business.

What Restaurant Owners Need to Know about Cyber Security

The food and hospitality industry is vulnerable to cyber security threats and attacks like as any other industry. Hackers literally have various dining establishments in their cross hairs. After recently being alerted by government officials, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews informed shareholders that criminals have targeted restaurants to mine personal data about staff and customers alike. Hence, cyber security directly affects the restaurant business as well as patrons. Losing customers’ personal information can potentially reduce a restaurant’s foot traffic. However, this predicament can be avoided if restaurant owners are proactive in securing the IT infrastructure which can save them a lot of money but most importantly, create a safe environment for their customers.

Restaurant Trends that are Going Mainstream in 2018

With 2017 making its exit, 2018 ushers in new trends, new goals but above all, new restaurant décor ideas. Realistically speaking, most restaurants don’t change their décor annually but there are touch-ups that can be used that match with the theme. New food industry trends are constantly in the making. The restaurant business is evolving so rather than bucking the trend, embracing changes can create business opportunities and drive sales. Whether you are looking to open a restaurant or need to remodel your current venue, below are several restaurant trends for 2018 to consider.

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Turning the Restaurant Tables: How to Maximize Table Turnover Rates

Experienced restaurateurs know better than anyone else that getting restaurant tables in and out is an art that can take time to master; a skill novices will learn soon enough. Even though a high table turnover rate can boost revenue, ensuring a comfortable and satisfying dining experience for your customers is paramount as they are your backbone of your business there needs to be a fair balance in maximizing your profits in such a way that is not aggressive but rather makes customers feel welcomed and appreciated at your restaurant.

Breathtaking Layout Ideas for a Rooftop Bar Design

While each rooftop bar and restaurant is unique from one another, they all offer the same item on their menus: a breathtaking scenic view which patrons can enjoy. Rooftop bars and restaurants are one of the latest trends in the food industry. Especially when the golden hour reaches the summer evening, socializing over cocktails from the rooftops of bars, clubs, and restaurants overlooking panoramic views after work hours is something most of us look forward to. A rooftop bar design can take developing outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment to new heights. Perched on top of tall buildings of hotels, restaurants, or cliffs, restaurant roof top designs can make a statement.

Best Interior Design Ideas for Italian Themed Restaurants

While checkered table cloths, images of major Italian tourist attractions, or statues of grapevines seem to be the standard images for an Italian restaurant décor, the truth of the matter is that Italian restaurants are designed in diverse ways. The Italian interior design of a restaurant varies on the provenance, cuisine, and target audience. Decorating an Italian restaurant can pose a challenge to some restaurateurs, especially if they are not presented with potential design options inherent in their space. But as a restaurateur, you are only as limited as your imagination.