Waitrainer+ Blog

How to Perfect Your Restaurant’s Culture

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Michelle Locke

In our most recent webinar our CEO, Todd Edman, spoke extensively about the importance of culture in restaurants. While the discussion was primarily about hiring new employees, it got us thinking about how to perfect and alter a restaurant’s culture.

When it comes to hiring and training employees, sometimes we choose employees based on experience, instead ...
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4 Training Myths Debunked

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Michelle Locke

When it comes to training—especially in restaurants—there are a lot of myths out there. Here at Waitrainer+, we believe training is one of the most important aspects of running your restaurant, and we don’t want these myths to hold you back!

Myth: Training is Time Consuming.


Fact: ...
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All About Hiring Restaurant Newbies Recap

Posted on May 2, 2016 by Michelle Locke

We recently held two sessions of our webinar, All About Hiring Restaurant Newbies—but we know restaurant owners! You’re busy, you couldn’t make it at the time you thought you could. We have a recording up on our YouTube channel that you can watch ...
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3 Simple Tips for Restaurants on Instagram

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Instagram is a booming social media platform—and it’s especially valuable for restaurants and food-related imagery. Diners love to share photos of their food on Instagram and if they’re able to tag your restaurant’s account in their images, that will drive even more traffic to your restaurant! We have a few simple tips for managing an Instagram account ...
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3 Tips for Handling Employees on Social Media

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Michelle Locke

When it comes to the concerns of employers, even those outside of the restaurant industry, one of the most commonly heard is how to handle employees on social media—and what they may or may not be posting.

Many employers have concerns about the material that employees are posting about, and if it will reflect badly on their business. Many also worry that ...
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Are you hiring new employees this summer?

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Here at Waitrainer+, we believe in supporting restaurants, from hiring and training to restaurant management. Lately, we’ve been focusing on hiring the best employees possible to ensure great results in training.

Recently, we wrote about hiring green employees. ...
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Why You Should Hire Green Employees

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Michelle Locke

A new study has found that restaurants steadily added positions in February, but a vast majority of those new positions were filled by first-time workers—otherwise known as “green” employees. Many restaurant owners and managers admit to ...
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New in Waitrainer+

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Meredith Schwieger

Here at Waitrainer+, we believe feedback from our clients is the most valuable resource around. While we understand training, we don’t work in a restaurant everyday—you do! We depend on feedback from our clients in order to improve the effectiveness and dependability of Waitrainer+. Thanks to the feedback we receive, we’ve made some minor changes and updates ...
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How to Overcome a Kitchen Staff Shortage

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Michelle Locke

More people than ever are interested in careers in the food industry, thanks to the popularity of shows like “Chopped” and “Iron Chef” (alongside nearly every other show on the Food Network). Unfortunately, the competition portrayed on shows such as these doesn’t often touch on the more difficult aspects of being a member of a kitchen staff: the fast-paced, ...
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Make Food Safety a Priority

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Food safety is important—it’s one of the most important aspects of your restaurant. We recently offered a webinar called “Food Safety & Your Restaurant,” where we announced our partnership with eFoodHandlers. Here are a few key points from the webinar.

Make Food Safety a Priority


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