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Wondering how to help your kitchen staff avoid mental burnout? Here’s how to maintain work life balance in the restaurant industry.

5 Tips for Promoting Work Life Balance in the Restaurant Industry

Running a restaurant is tough and burnout amongst staff is common.

Restaurant jobs aren’t for the faint of heart. Kitchens bring on the heat and pressure and not only for the food. Staff burnout and mental health issues are rampant in the hospitality world. Restaurant owners and managers must form a tight bond with their crew to foster a healthy (and sane) work environment. If you want to protect yourself and your staff, you need to help everyone maintain a work life balance in the restaurant industry.

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Wondering about the benefits of social media for restaurants? Do you need to be on social media to succeed? Here’s how a strong online presence pays off for your restaurant.

The Benefits of Strong Social Media for Restaurants

Social media for restaurants is important. Here’s how to set your establishment apart from others in the food industry!

Social media is vital for a restaurant’s success. 94% of people say a bad review has prevented them from a visit. Social media lets you take control of your online reputation and show customers the delicious meals you’re serving up. Your patrons’ impression begins long before they dine with you. Social media for restaurants drives business and marketing. Create a positive social media presence for your business to connect with customers and bring ‘em in!

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3 Effective Ways to Gain Return Customers at Your Hotel

Running a successful hotel is reliant on building meaningful relationships with satisfied guests, who then become return customers.

Happy guests become return customers at your hotel. Repeat business means guaranteed income and less money spent on attracting new guests. The National Law Review found it costs 5 times more to gain a new customer than it does to keep your current clientele happy and content. Hotel owners know return customers are good for your bank account and for building your establishment’s positive reputation.

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Are you interested in expanding your brewery? This Q&A with Lakefront Brewery president Russ Klisch will show you the pros and cons of owning a brewery restaurant business.

Q&A with Lakefront Brewery: The Pros and Cons of Running a Brewery & Restaurant 

Lakefront Brewery is a thriving and beloved brewery and restaurant at the heart of Milwaukee’s riverfront.

Founded in 1987 by two brothers, Russ and Jim Klisch, this iconic beer establishment has been providing the Milwaukee community with good beer, good food, and even better memories for over 30 years. Interestingly, their ever-popular restaurant, located in the brewery’s beer hall, wasn’t always part of the plan.

We sat down with Russ Klisch, president and co-founder of Lakefront Brewery, and Mike Walker, Lakefront Brewery Front of House Manager to learn more about what it’s like to run a brewery restaurant business, how to create great brews, and the details of Lakefront Brewery’s journey to becoming a treasured Milwaukee staple.

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How to Promote Your Brewery: 6 Fun Brewery Events to Bring People in the Door

Running a brewery is no small job!

Not only do you need to create delicious brews, but you need to attract plenty of customers to keep your business afloat. By hosting brewery events, like beer tastings, special events, and getting involved in your local community, you can promote your business and keep your brewery packed with new and returning customers.

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Wondering how to get the best prices from your vendors? Every restaurant owner knows that sometimes restaurants run on a shoestring budget--you’ve got to keep your eye on that bottom line. Here are five excellent ways to save on restaurant costs when you’re working with suppliers and vendors.

5 Ways to Save on Restaurant Costs: Getting the Best Prices with Vendors

Every restaurant owner knows keeping costs down is the biggest key to turning a profit.

In the restaurant industry, margins are tight. You need to know how to get the best prices with vendors so you stay in the black. Whether you’re running your first restaurant or your sixth, knowing how to get the best prices with vendors, negotiate, and keep costs down is a vital skill. Restaurants are tight ships and there’s not much wiggle room to spare. If you can save money, you’ll please your customers with competitive prices and attract top talent for your staff with fair pay. Here are five ways to save on restaurant costs and keep your business afloat.

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3 Myths About Senior Living Facilities

Congratulations! How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off?

When the time comes to decide whether or not you or a loved one should move into a senior living facility, having all the facts can make a big difference. A lot of myths surround senior living facilities—and fear of the unknown can cause a lot of anxiety. Making a decision between senior living, assisted living or in-home care should be a decision made with as much information as possible. Researching ahead of time most definitely helps. The first steps involve busting some of the myths that surround senior living facilities.

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The Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living Facilities

There are many things to consider when choosing a future for your loved ones. Take the time to do some research!

The traditional idea of elderly persons moving into nursing homes toward the end of their lives is fading fast. Seniors live longer these days and they want more options for how to spend their twilight years. Nursing homes have evolved into assisted care facilities, while in-home care has made a comeback thanks to specialized training and advances in technology. Choosing the best option for yourself or your loved ones requires taking some time to ask questions, to talk about difficult things, and to consider your options.

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Current Research Suggests Future Lack of Housing For Seniors

How do we keep up with senior living trends to meet the demands for housing in the growing senior community?

Over 75 million people were born during the Baby Boom—the post World War II generation that stretches from 1946 through 1964. Many Baby Boomers are already starting to look into their options for assisted healthcare, and many more will be within the next decade. More potential customers means that healthcare centers that act now can prepare to capitalize on the rise in eligible customers. A recent study suggests that, very soon, demand for senior housing will severely exceed the supply.

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Ways to Support Care Staff Through Technology

Helping your staff advance their knowledge and skill through technology improves the quality of life for your residents.

Your staff keeps your business running at top speed. This network of caretakers, medical practitioners and support staff are a well-oiled machine. Every machine needs maintenance and upgrades, especially one that serves people faithfully. Your nursing home or assisted living center thrives on employees who love their jobs. The best way to show your appreciation and support is to give them the best tools available in the marketplace. Technology makes everybody’s job easier, and new healthcare technologies are paving the way for care staff. By building in technological support from the bottom up, your nursing home or assisted living center will put itself head and shoulders above the rest.

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