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Should You Open a Ghost Kitchen?

By: Kim Lorang COVID-19 has significantly changed the restaurant industry and has pushed a concept that was only beginning to become mainstream prior to the pandemic into the spotlight- ghost kitchens (also referred to as dark kitchens). In a study completed by Upserve, 60% of U.S consumers say...

Marketing Indoor Dining Options Post COVID-19 Restrictions

By: Kim Lorang Over the last few weeks, restaurant owners, as well as their staff and patrons, have been rejoicing as indoor dining bans have slowly begun lifting.  It is hard to believe that we have been living with COVID for nearly a year now, and the world...

2020 Feel-Good Stories from the Restaurant Industry

By: Kim Lorang 2020 has been an interesting year, hasn't it?! While COVID-19 took center stage and changed life as we know it for people worldwide, a frenzy of other "that's so 2020" things happened to keep us on our toes. Murder hornets, Tiger King, a Presidential election,...

Carryout Tips for Restaurants Navigating COVID-19

By: Kim Lorang As restrictions continue to restrict indoor dining in many areas across the US, restaurant operators are faced with finding new ways to attract diners while adhering to dining restrictions. As the weather gets colder and outdoor dining options diminish, coming up with creative ways to...

Slow the Spread- Handwashing Tips for the Foodservice Industry

By: Kim Lorang The COVID-19 pandemic has brought handwashing to the forefront, reminding us that the simple act of washing your hands can slow and even prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. In the foodservice industry, handwashing is especially important, as unwashed hands can quickly contaminate surfaces...

How to Create a Healthy Company Culture in Your Restaurant

By: Kim Lorang In any company, creating and maintaining a healthy culture is the key to employee retention and happiness. One might argue that this is even more important in restaurants, where team members often work long shifts and truly depend on one another to provide exceptional service...

Stellar Reviews: 4 Ways to Receive More for Your Restaurant

By Kim Lorang   The number of positive reviews your foodservice operation receives will significantly impact your bottom line. A study conducted by Trip Advisor found that online reviews influence 94% of US diners. When is the last time you checked sites like Yelp, Google, Open Table, and...

COVID-19 Cleaning Procedures for Restaurants

By: Kim Lorang COVID-19 has taught the world a lot. Most obviously, the pandemic has taught us the importance of being flexible and adapting to new challenges quickly. While restaurant operators are overjoyed at the prospect of re-opening their doors after months of closures, it is safe to...

Re-Opening a Commercial Kitchen After COVID-19 Closures

By: Kim Lorang   All across the United States, restaurant operators are scrambling to re-open their venues and get their staff back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic has left them closed for months.   Re-opening a commercial kitchen, after being out of service for months, is a...

3 Common Problems Restaurants Face (and how to solve them!)

By: Kim Lorang   Running a profitable restaurant is no easy task. Operators face so many challenges each day, and with the overwhelming number of dining options customers have, it is important that restaurants are consistently putting their best foot forward.   While each restaurant has its own...