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Optimize Your To-Go/Pickup System

To truly capitalize on your to-go system, you have to optimize. Here’s how…

You’ve got a restaurant that people adore. The next step is often an expansion or another location—but those are two very costly options. Franchise restaurants like Applebee’s and Chili’s recently found success with adding to-go ordering to their dining options. Sometimes customers just want your food without the full restaurant experience. A smooth to-go system offers additional revenue and flexibility that customers appreciate. It may seem like all you need is a working phone line, some order slips, a pen, and wait staff near the phone, but to truly capitalize you have to optimize.

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Is Food Truck Culture Right For Your Restaurant?

Established eateries are fielding food trucks for a variety of reasons. Is your restaurant up for the challeges that come with running a food truck?

One of the hottest trends in dining out these days is the food truck. These mobile restaurants rose to popularity during the most recent recession and have stayed in the public eye ever since. Food trucks often started as an inexpensive way for budding restaurant owners to get into the food service game. But now, even established eateries are fielding food trucks for a variety of reasons. Before you starting truck shopping or coming up with punny names for your menu, consider the benefits and the challenges of operating a food truck connected to your restaurant.

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Nitro or Cask Beer: What’s the Difference?

Let’s take a look at both and see where the differences make things interesting.

Bars and breweries have plenty of options to deliver delicious brews. Bottles and cans get shipped to stores. Taprooms bring fresh kegs of new brews direct to thirsty masses. The trusty CO2 tap can be found in nearly every tavern across the world, but there are other ways to deliver unique flavors at a brewery. One method, nitro beer, uses nitrogen in the carbonation of their beers rather than the traditional carbon dioxide. The other, cask beers, brings back the brewing tradition of cracking a cask of beer and drinking it during the prime of its life. Is one better than the other?

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