Waitrainer+ Blog

Why You Need Pre-Shift Meetings

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Pre-shift meetings are one of the most valuable tools for restaurant owners, operators, and managers. They give you the opportunity to speak directly to staff, update them on any policies and procedures, and reinforce training.

We know many restaurant managers feel they don’t have time for pre-shift meetings—when and if they have them, they are short ...
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2 Menu Training Myths Busted

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Michelle Locke

It’s menu training month here at Waitrainer+! We’ve posted about how to improve your menu training and menu training mistakes. Now, it’s time to bust ...
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3 Steps to Improve Your Restaurant's Menu Training

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Michelle Locke

This month, our focus here at Waitrainer+ is helping you to improve your menu training. Last week, we wrote about common menu training mistakes. This week, we want to tackle the actual steps to take to improve your menu training.

We believe that menu training is at ...
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Why Social Media Matters In Your Restaurant

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Michelle Locke

We’ve written before about why you should love social media. We know there can be some hurdles to getting on board. The number one excuse we hear is: “I don’t have time for social media!”

We wanted to show you some stats about social ...
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4 Menu Training Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Menu training is, in my opinion, the most important aspect of training your entire team. Yes, safety protocols matter, security matters, and customer service matters. But at the heart of every other aspect of restaurant training is menu training. Without solid menu training, your team cannot effectively serve or prepare food in your restaurant—which is why you’re there ...
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3 Things Your Competitor Knows about Training

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Here’s the thing: you know training is important. If you’re reading this article right now, you already know that.

Here’s another thing: your competitors know training is important too. Your successful competitors probably already have a training program in place. They also know 3 key facts about training. What are they?

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5 Ways to Say Thanks this Thanksgiving

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Here at Waitrainer+, we think it's important for restaurants to matter what's important in the restaurant industry. Firstly, your employees matter; and secondly, your guests matter. When you put your employees first, they can put your guests first--leading to an amazing customer service experience for everyone.

So this holiday season, we want to help you say "thank ...
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The State of Restaurant Sustainability

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Michelle Locke

We’ve written about sustainability a fair amount—especially since our most recent webinar. We think sustainability is one of the most important issues facing restaurant in the next few years.

Why? According to a recent study from the National Restaurant Association, 51% of diners are invested in eating at restaurants with sustainability practices in ...
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3 Boards to Follow on Pinterest

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Pinterest is a website dedicated to pinning articles, recipes, and more to one place. Think of it as a search engine: it has a little bit of everything for everyone. It can be a great place to find resources about everything: whether you’re looking to introduce a new menu item and need inspiration, you need management advice, or you just love looking at restaurant design. ...
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Why We Love Social Media & You Should Too

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Social media can be scary for restaurants. We’ve written about this before—and even written some guides to help you get through. It can be easy for social media to feel like a task, but we want to you to fall in love with social media—and what it can do for your restaurant.

Here’s why we love social media—and why you should love it ...
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