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Can Food Trucks Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Food trucks were born from a world of necessity and frugality.

Many restaurant owners realized that food trucks presented a unique opportunity—a less expensive way to expand their offerings without massively increasing their overhead. Other prospective restaurant owners saw the opportunity to use a food truck to get a solid start. From there, they could expand into a brick and mortar operation down the road. Food truck culture was popular, and they were experiencing a boom. Then Coronavirus hit. So how do food trucks survive a global pandemic?

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The Masked Server: Making Hospitality Happen Despite Masks in Restaurants

The last several months have been some of the toughest the restaurant industry has seen.

Staff has worked hard to weather the blows and keep customers coming in the door. Although there have been many positive steps, from focusing on increasing pickup and to-go orders to allowing dining outdoors and proper social distance, restaurant owners are still figuring out the right path in this new territory. So, how can staff create a welcome atmosphere for diners when the situation still feels daunting? How do we convey a sense of joy and hospitality when servers’ smiles are hidden behind masks?

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6 Guidelines for Restaurant Owners Reopening in a COVID-19 World

The Coronavirus isn’t behind us, but we see some containment and progress. Many states have given the green light for reopening restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But with little guidance, many restauranteurs are trying to navigate as best they can. Most of us aren’t epidemiologists or public health experts, but we know we want to keep diners safe and happy. So, what are the best practices for reopening your restaurant? What do you need to know as you move forward?

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6 Unique Ways Restaurants Changed their Approach to Food Service During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made many restaurant owners change their approach to food service.

From curbside deliveries to freezer-friendly “heat-and-serve” meals and more, restaurant owners are thinking outside the box. We’re all in this together and the goal is to protect workers, protect the health of the business, and of course, protect patrons as well. Here’s what some restaurants are doing differently.

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Your Restaurant Business Model During COVID-19: 5 Lessons to Keep for Future Success

Right now, the future seems uncertain, especially for those in the restaurant industry.

It may seem like the Coronavirus outbreak is going to last forever. But this will eventually pass and we will adjust to a new normal. How can we reframe this time to learn a few critical lessons about restaurant management? Here are 5 lessons restaurant owners should keep once COVID-19 is behind us.

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How Communities are Supporting the Service Industry During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Many people have pointed out how the unprecedented global pandemic of Coronavirus has brought out the best in humanity.

Mr. Rogers told us all that in times of crisis, we should look for helpers, and nowhere is that more true than in the industry built on service and hospitality. Unfortunately, these are frightening times for restaurant workers, as they see their jobs on shaky ground. Communities in the Midwest are rallying around the service industry to show them the same support they’ve shown customers throughout the years.

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Hit the Road: 3 Top Tips for a Great Food Truck Business Plan

A well-crafted food truck business plan is essential to getting the guidance and funding necessary to turn your great idea into a profitable venture.

There is a lot of work that needs to get done in order to get your restaurant on the road and a food truck business plan is the first place to start. From startup costs to appliances, staffing, marketing efforts, vendors, and more, an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry knows there are a lot of moving parts to curate a thriving business. Staying organized and creating a detailed timeline with goals is key to success. Before you know it, you’ll be out on the road serving up good eats all over town.

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Growing Microgreens Indoors: Your Restaurant’s Indoor Garden

Growing your own microgreens is a smart move for restaurants in more ways than one.

Those tasty, nutritious, and visually pleasing little herbs and veggies are everywhere. Guests love them, chefs love to cook with them, and restaurant menus are enhanced with the addition of the word: microgreens. But you already know all this, and you know how expensive microgreens can be. Keep reading to learn why growing microgreens indoors is an obvious solution to increasing your restaurant’s profits while reducing costs and, ultimately, improving your patronage.

 

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4 Restaurant Employee Engagement Ideas to Build a Staff That Cares

It’s no secret the restaurant industry’s high turnover rates are directly related to low workforce engagement.

Boosting restaurant employee engagement can be notoriously challenging—but it’s never impossible! In an industry that employs nearly 15 million workers, restaurants have a lot to gain with a good employee engagement strategy. Here’s how to boost your workforce engagement (and profits) with these restaurant employee engagement ideas.

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