While eating outside during the summer is the best time, it’s not the only time.
Eating outdoors is one of the simple pleasures of the restaurant experience. When the weather is good, the food tastes better, the drinks seem stronger and the experience can’t be found anywhere else. In places like the Midwest, setting up an outdoor dining areas might seem foolish for a space that can only be enjoyed a few months out of the year. The truth is an outdoor space can be enjoyed without the permission of Mother Nature for those restaurants willing to put in a little extra effort beyond the slow and easy days of summer.
The Midwest has hundreds of breweries, taprooms, gastropubs and other businesses pumping out beer on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at the best beer in the Midwest.
Seeing as the Midwest known for amber waves of grain, it makes sense it would also gain a reputation for producing some of the country’s heartiest beers. Milwaukee and St. Louis have been brewing hubs for decades. The craft beer explosion has also roped in brewers from small towns featuring big tastes. If you’re looking for a new brew to sell in your restaurant or something to inspire your brewmaster, check out the beers we’ve selected here as the best beer in the Midwest.
Finding a community that meets your expectations or fits your loved one’s lifestyle means taking the first step to get informed.
When the time comes to choose a retirement home for your loved one, you want nothing but the best. There are many options for senior care these days, each providing different advantages for people who value different things. Talking to your loved ones about what they want is an excellent first step. Discussing the options presented here is a good way to start the conversation.
Your housekeeping staff works hard to ensure the best experience for your guests.
Humans are a messy species. Your housekeeping staff likely has some fascinating anecdotes about the strange things left behind by guests at your hotel. They should have a checklist of all the common things they need to do after a guest checks out, like change the bedding and towels. But there are a lot of other small things that should be considered while your staff is in the room. These small tasks can add up to big savings by keeping guests happy and avoiding the hassle of switching rooms or offering refunds should the guest find something amiss.
A well-built community makes your property more than a building; it makes it a home for tenants and a hub for an excellent reputation.
Although the common belief is that tenants of a certain age seek to move to warmer weather or assisted living facilities, that’s not always the case. Naturally occurring retirement communities, or NORCs, have been discussed by urban planners since the 1980s. Much like neighborhoods that grow around ethnic and economic backgrounds, these communities grow around residents living and ageing together in the same building for many years. Many of these communities have developed programs to offer social and healthcare services to their members, but you can make your building more attractive to such a community by offering amenities and services that appeal to their demographic. The twist? Many of these features also appeal to younger tenants, too!
Take the time to go beyond customer expectations. Hotels CAN offer much more than great room service.
On the list of reasons to stay at your hotel, your restaurant is likely ranked pretty low. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Hotels are expected to have restaurants even if most guests think they only need them for breakfast and room service. The rooms division of a hotel will always be the leader in profitability but other revenue streams can make the difference between scraping by and looking to expand. Taking the time to make your hotel’s restaurant stand out can mean not only keeping more guest dollars in house, but representing your local community.
There’s no trick to keeping food poisoning out of your restaurant. Prevention is key, but when that doesn’t work, swift & honest corrective action is imperative.
Nobody wants to deal with food poisoning. Seriously, it’s the worst. Your customers don’t want to suffer the effects. Your employees don’t want to be accused of causing it. Restaurant management and ownership don’t t want to have to overcome an accusation of it. There are plenty of steps that can be taken to prevent food poisoning from striking. Education, training and discipline work to keep your restaurant clean, which is the majority of the battle.
Craft breweries can embrace sustainable brewing and take steps toward going green…
In an age where water rights are contested and droughts are increasingly common, craft breweries can stand apart from their industrial competitors by taking advantage of newer, environmentally friendly trends. Not only do customers want the unique brews that only craft brewers provide, they want to buy products that make them feel good about supporting an environmentally responsible company.
Mobile healthcare apps offer flexibility to both families and caregivers who want fast results and information.
Families want caregivers to provide the best support possible. Every day, advances in medical technology allow caregivers to do their jobs more efficiently. These advances often come in the form of better machines in hospitals and facilities, but the mobile revolution offered up new options to help caregivers keep families up to date with the status of a loved one’s health. Email, instant messaging and other communications are an obvious choice, but the field of mobile healthcare apps is growing just as fast as any other part of the app store.
The next best thing to drinking beer? Cooking with it, of course!
German, Belgian and Irish heritages in the Midwest make it a common concept in the region, but the idea has spread to brewpubs and restaurants across the country. Ears perk up when they hear about a recipe influenced by beer. Not only does it give your restaurant a chance to experiment with new flavors (or your brewery a chance to test the food service waters), it can also be a good way to use up any seasonal beer stock your customers might not get around to drinking. You can find tons of excellent beer-based recipes online (start with the one at the end of this article, or find more here or here), or why not try making up your own concoction? Let’s look at some reasons why you might want to consider adding a few new beer-based recipes to your menu.