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10 Tips to Prepare Your Restaurant For the Holiday Season

The end-of-year holidays are just around the corner, a traditional time for year-end parties and family celebrations. Here are ten tips for preparing your restaurant for the upcoming festivities, to give your customers a memorable time and …

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Preparing for the Sale of Your Restaurant (And How to Evaluate its Worth)

You’ve made the decision to sell your restaurant, but you’re not sure how to go about it. Preparing for the sale of your restaurant is made up of a variety of tasks, and the more careful you …

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Why You Need A POS System To Help Manage Restaurant Costs

Customer billing is an area where restaurateurs face many challenges.

Firstly, there’s the need to accurately record all food items purchased and, secondly, to ensure the customer is …

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10 Ways to Reduce Theft in Your Restaurant

Theft from restaurants lowers profits and can bring about the collapse of a business.

Most stealing is done by employees, and involves cash, food, alcohol, supplies, …

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How to Handle Guest Complaints in Your Restaurant

Every restaurant receives guest complaints at one time or another, but it’s how your establishment handles the grievances that counts.

Look on Complaints in a Positive Light

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How Portion Control Affects your Restaurant Food Cost

One of the reasons franchised fast food outlets are profitable is because they have a handle on their input costs, especially their food cost. The reason is simple, they exercise good portion control.

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8 Simple Marketing Tips to Maximise Turnover on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an ideal opportunity for your restaurant to showcase promotions, enabling you to maximise turnover. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday 21 June, so use these eight simple marketing tips to get ahead of …

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10 Ways to Improve your Restaurant Food Cost

Managing food costs yet offering quality fare in your restaurant may seem like a difficult task, but there are ways to do it. Use these 10 tips to get …

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Pros & Cons of a Restaurant Going Tipless

The practice of tipping in South Africa is well established and until the introduction of minimum wages, was often the only income waitrons earned.

Although tipping recognizes good service, it …

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Foodservice Trends in 2015


It’s always been a bit difficult to predict which trends are going to have staying power and which are just fads that are going to fade away. However, here are some thoughts and ideas representing a …

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