Waitrainer+ Blog

3 Apps to Help Your Restaurant

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Michelle Locke

We love helping restaurants use new technology in their restaurants. From “pin and chip” card readers to new POS systems, we firmly believe that when restaurants embrace technology, it’s a total win.

We do have some favorite apps for restaurants. These are apps that can be used on your smartphone as a manager or owner. Because we love restaurants, ...
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4 Ways Training Can Reduce Food Waste

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Food waste: those two little words can seem so simple, but the reality is, they can cost you and your restaurant big. When your restaurant reduces food waste, it can save your restaurant money—and help you fall into sustainability regulations that are changing across the country.

When it comes to food waste, we are big believers that training can make all ...
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How to Improve Your Restaurant's Facebook Page

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Michelle Locke

As we’ve written before, having a Facebook page for your restaurant is really important. You don’t have to spend a lot of time on Facebook; there are lots of small ways to improve your Facebook page to gain followers, new customers, and rabid loyalty.

Here are our top tips:

  • Your profile ...
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What to Do When You Lose a Good Employee

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Sometimes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, taking your best employee along with it. Or, maybe not your best employee, but one of your “good” employees—the ones who rely on you get their job done, train new employees and have a great attitude while doing it.

At first, it’s easy to feel betrayed. How could they just leave? ...
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Adventures of an Untrained Bartender

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Michelle Locke

You’ve been looking for a new bartender for weeks—and finally, you hire a newbie. He doesn’t have a lot of bartending experience, but he seems to be a hard worker and he has great references. You sign paperwork, get his tax paperwork, and send him out on the floor to shadow one of your other bartenders.

You now sit back, waiting to hear how he’s ...
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Send Your Staff Back to School

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Michelle Locke

At Waitrainer+ headquarters, we’ve been talking about what it means to go back to school. With September rapidly approaching, kids are going back to school, parents are celebrating a little bit of free time (maybe), and we’re all looking forward to—what? The holidays?

Yup—the holidays! That’s why we want to send your staff back to ...
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2 Training Rules That Are Holding You Back

Posted on August 11, 2016 by Michelle Locke

There are lots of rules out there for training. But we know restaurants: you guys are rule breakers. From the innovation in the last few years of the restaurant industry to the feed you serve, you don’t follow rules. So when it comes to training, sometimes the rules only hold you back. Here are the 2 rules you need to cross out of your rulebook.

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The 3 Biggest Training Problems

Posted on August 9, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Training is just too difficult.

How many times have you said that to yourself? And, you’re not entirely wrong. Training is difficult—but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to training, here at Waitrainer+, we have a long list of the problems that restaurants face when it comes to training. Today, we want to go over the top 3 ...
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How Waitrainer+ Can Help You Have More Time

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Michelle Locke

If you follow us on Twitter, you may often see us posting about how Waitrainer+ can save you time. That’s not just marketing malarkey—it’s 100% true.

We say it all the time: we know restaurant owners and managers are busy. When you’re juggling everything that comes with running a ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Effective Training

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Michelle Locke

One question we often get asked by new Waitrainer+ users is: “How can I effectively implement this new training?” The answer can be pretty complicated, depending on your restaurant, the amount of content you’ll be implementing, and how many employees you have.

We offer these three tips and we consider them the most effective way to implement training. ...
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