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How to Limit Your Environmental Impact

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Michelle Locke

We’ve explained why sustainability is important. We’ve covered 4 steps to get started. What are some other things you can do to limit your impact on the environment, keep your restaurant running efficiently, and feel good about sustainability?

Here at 5 ways to limit your environmental impact. These eco-friendly tips will reinforce your commitment to ...
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4 Steps to Be More Sustainable in 2017

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Michelle Locke

So, you want your restaurant to be more sustainable. But you don’t know what steps to take to actually get there. When you’re researching sustainability, it’s easy to get overwhelmed because there are so many directions you can go.

To make your life just a little bit more simple, we identified four steps you can start with to be more sustainable ...
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Why You Should Throw Out Your Training Manual

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Last week, we wrote about how your employees shouldn’t put down their smartphones—because by using apps instead of paper and pen, you can easily reduce the use of paper in your restaurant.

This week, it’s time to talk about your training manuals. How many do you have? Do you have one general training manual for every person in your restaurant, ...
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Do Your Guests Care About Sustainability?

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Michelle Locke

It’s easy to think that your guests just don’t care about what your restaurant does to be sustainable.

Realistically, a portion of your guests don’t care.

But, also realistically, another portion of your guests do care. They do their research and they know what they want to see. And according to a J.D. Power and Associates study ...
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Why Your Employees Shouldn't Set Down Their Smartphones

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Michelle Locke

This month, we’re writing about sustainability. So you might be wondering: what does using smartphones have to do with sustainability?

Well, just about everything.

Imagine this in your restaurant: instead of printing physical checklists for your employees to use for side work, they check their to-do list on their smartphone. Instead of printing ...
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Why Sustainability Is the Biggest Issue in the Restaurant Industry

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Michelle Locke

This July, we are going to be talking about sustainability. When it comes to sustainability in restaurants, many are ahead of the curve: lots of restaurants have adopted biodegradable to go packaging and started donating excess food to local organizations that need it. However, many restaurants still don’t know the importance of sustainability or the steps to take to get ...
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How to Train Employees to be Brand Ambassadors

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Michelle Locke

What is a brand ambassador? Traditionally, a brand ambassador is a paid employee that hypes your product. Think Rihanna and Puma or Jennifer Lawrence and Dior. However, in recent years, the term has been expanded to include employees who help promote and spread the word about your business, whether it’s a business like Waitrainer+ or a business like a restaurant.
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Why You Should Offer Training on Healthcare

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Back in March, the Waitrainer+ office was hit by the flu. Personally, I was sick for the entire month. We all tried our best to keep getting work done, but there is nothing as challenging as working while you just want to be able to lie down and watch your favorite daytime TV.

This got us all thinking about how restaurant workers handle sick days and healthcare. ...
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These Are the Psychological Effects of Owning a Restaurant

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Michelle Locke

It’s no secret that owning a restaurant is stressful.

But as we write about employee morale, our CEO, Todd Edman, kept mentioning the same point: being an entrepreneur, starting and running your own business, is no walk in the park. And when it comes to ensuring employee morale is high, that everyone in your restaurant has support, it can be difficult when ...
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Does Improved Employee Morale Reduce Turnover in Restaurants?

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Turnover is a constant concern of restaurant owners and managers everywhere. As we’ve written before, turnover in restaurants is expensive: the cost to advertise a job, interview, and hire a new employee, plus the on-boarding training… A 2012 study for the Center for American Progress showed that it costs one-fifth of an employee’s pay to replace that employee ...
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