February 2016 WebstaurantStore Coupon Code Update You'll love this month's deals!Read More
5 Benefits of Hiring a Third-Party Food Delivery Service Third-party delivery systems have been on the rise over the past few years. If you’re considering using a similar service in your restaurant, then check out the tips below!Read More
Salt and Sugar Alternatives Our Hearts Will Love In honor of February being National Heart month, consider using some of these salt and sugar alternatives in your restaurant’s recipes!Read More
Replace Salmon and Tuna with these 5 "Trash" Fish Recipes Trash fish don’t have to be as gross as they sound! Using these species, you can create tasty dishes your guests will love. Here are some recipes to get you started.Read More
Ways to Improve Your Restaurant's Coffee Service Coffee is a beverage staple everywhere, but some customers want more than just drip coffee. Step up your coffee service with these helpful tips.Read More
Offering Valentine's Day Cooking Classes in Your Restaurant Cooking classes at a restaurant are a unique way for your customers to spend Valentine’s Day. Check out this list to compare hosting several classes to one big event.Read More
What You Need to Know About Eggless Cooking Looking to cut eggs out of your recipes in order to cut costs? To help, we’ve compiled some tips for eggless cooking, so all your recipes still turn out great.Read More
In the first half of 2014, nearly $4 billion was invested in food-related tech companies. Among those businesses were third-party food delivery services like Caviar, Dashed, Postmates, and DoorDash. Companies like these partner with restaurants to provide customers with a platform to browse menus, place orders, and have food delivered to their doorstep by a third-party courier. Whether the costs of maintaining your current delivery service are too high or you're looking to expand your business to new markets, hiring a third-party delivery service could be beneficial for you. If you’re considering these services, check out the benefits we’ve listed below:
By adding your restaurant’s menu to any of these sites, it gives new consumers easy access to your food options. Your business may be out of the way for many people, so they haven't had the chance to stop in. With a third-party meal delivery service, your new customers can try out your meals without having to travel far. Ordering food online for the first time also motivates customers to come into your actual establishment, since they've now had a taste of your food.
We’ve all had days where cooking was the last thing we wanted to do, but we also didn't feel like grabbing fast food. A food delivery service provides a convenient way for customers to order food without having to sacrifice quality. Not to mention, most of these third-party sites can be easily accessed through mobile apps, so they can order meals with a simple push of a button.
One of the most alluring aspects of a third-party delivery service is how affordable it is. Instead of spending money on gas, a vehicle, insurance, and an employee, you simply pay the company of your choosing and they take care of the rest. Some companies, like grubHub, only charge for the orders they deliver, so you don't have to pay an expensive monthly fee.
Imagine a packed Friday night in your restaurant: your dining room is loud with the sound of guests chatting, dishes clanking together, staff members yelling, and on top of it all, your take-out phone is ringing. Most third-party systems convey order information to you electronically, so your employees don’t have to worry about answering the phone and taking long orders. Since these businesses have their own couriers, you also don’t have to stress about the safety of your staff while they’re out on delivery.
As mentioned above, offering your menu to people who may not have been familiar with your food opens your business up to a whole new audience, which in turn increases sales. Restaurants that hired grubHub saw their monthly take-out revenue grow by an average of 30 percent over the first year. Hiring a service like this could be especially useful to businesses that may currently offer delivery service, but are struggling to find success with it.
With a third-party service, not only can you make yourself available to new customers, but you can also cut down on costs and administrative tasks. So whether you’re looking to start a take-out service in your establishment or trying to improve your current system, hiring a third-party service could benefit your business.
In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’ve listed some healthy salt and sugar alternatives that our hearts will love. You’ll find a variety of ingredient substitutions that can be used in everyday cooking, baking, and cocktail crafting.
With salt being added to so many prepared entrees and packaged meals, it’s no wonder America consumes too much of this mineral. While salt is beneficial to health in some ways, this overconsumption can unfortunately lead to high blood pressure, which can ultimately damage the arteries that lead to the heart. Years of eating too much salt and living with damaged arteries can lead to a heart attack. In order to prevent heart damage, it’s important to limit your amount of salt intake.
If you have to use salt in your recipes, then it’s best to use less refined options like sea salt, pink Himalayan sea salt, and molakai sea salt. However, if you’re looking for salt substitutes, so you can completely cut it out of your recipes, then check out some of the ingredients below:
Almost everyone gets a sweet tooth now and then, and it’s totally okay to satisfy it. But, did you ever think about how many foods contain sugar that you wouldn’t even suspect? Potato chips, tomato soup, pasta sauces, salad dressings, “healthy” smoothies, and enriched waters are just a few of them. Just like salt, eating too much sugar can lead to health issues. Consuming too much sugar can cause insulin spikes, which can lead to inflammation of the arterial walls. Additionally, excess sugar intake can lead to weight gain, which can be the gateway to cardiovascular disease. In order to prevent heart damage, it’s important to limit your amount of sugar intake.
Sometimes, you simply have to use sugar in your recipes, especially in baked goods. If you do have to use sugar, then it’s best to use less refined options like brown sugar, molasses, muscavado sugar, honey, and agave nectar. However, if you’re looking for sugar substitutes, then try out some of the ingredients we listed below:
By using some of these substitutions in your cooking, baking, and cocktail recipes, you’ll be able to make them healthier without sacrificing taste. Try making these substitutions in your restaurant’s recipes for the month of February, or create an all-natural section on your menu so guests can eat healthier year-round.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and, as I’m sure you know, it’s a huge day in the restaurant industry. While many people choose to go out for dinner, many romantics stay at home and cook their own meals. One way to offer something a little extra to your customers and draw in some more business for the holiday is by offering cooking classes. Here are some things to think about when planning your Valentine’s Day cooking classes.
If your customers want to cook a delicious meal at home, they may want some pointers on how to cook your signature dishes. To help them out, you can offer cooking classes in the weeks leading up to the 14th. For this, you would need to consider the same things you would with regular cooking classes. Just make sure your guests know it’s only for a limited time!
Another option is hosting a cooking class the night of Valentine’s Day. This would be a big event for couples or groups of people to attend. You could teach your guests how to make a delectable meal in your signature style and give them a memorable way to spend their Valentine’s Day. Then, they can enjoy the meals they helped create in your decorated dining room. This could be set up as a reservation-only or first-come-first-served event, so you can plan your night as precisely as you want.
Hosting cooking classes for Valentine’s Day is sure to make your customers’ special days even better. Hosting classes ahead of time or offering a one-night-only event both have their pros and cons, so it’s all about what’s right for your business. Whatever you decide to do, I’m sure that your customers will love having the opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of their favorite restaurant.
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