Waitrainer+ Blog

5 Beers to Upsell This Summer

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Summer beers can be a major seller in your restaurant. But knowing which beers (and which types of beers) your customers want can be a challenge. Summer beers are known for being traditional German wheat beers, like Hefeweizen served with orange or lemon, but we looked for new beers to feature in your restaurant this year.

As always, your employees should be trained ...
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5 Summer Food Trends for Menu Inspiration

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Summer is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to spruce up your menu for increased traffic, different tastes, and summer staples. We looked through our favorite websites to pull 5 food trends that we think are going to be hits this summer. Here they are:

1. Tacos. Everyone has been going taco-crazy for the last few years, but the craving ...
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How to Improve Your Restaurant's Alcohol Policy

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Michelle Locke

We’ve written a lot about alcohol policy the last few months. Here’s why: it’s incredibly important for restaurants, in order for employees and guests to remain safe and to establish your restaurant as a fun, enjoyable place. No restaurant wants to end up with a bad reputation because of a few mistakes. And worse, you don’t want to lose any licenses or ...
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How to Start Social Media Accounts for Your New Restaurant

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Social media is one of the most valuable assets a restaurant can use. We’ve written before about the importance social media in your restaurant. When it comes to opening a new restaurant, and getting started on social media, it can feel even more overwhelming.

We wanted to share a few tips to make getting started easier. With these tips, you’ll be able ...
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4 Pieces of Training to Remember When Starting a New Restaurant

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Restaurateurs have enough to think about when it comes to starting a restaurant. Training can often fall to the bottom of the list—they have funding to get, menus to write, employees to hire… But eventually, training will move to the forefront.

The restaurant industry as a whole can downplay training. Hands-on training is the most valuable form of ...
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5 Facts About Opening a Restaurant

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Opening a restaurant can be a stressful ordeal. But for many, it's a dream--and it's not an unrealistic, or impossible, dream. Here at Waitrainer+, we believe every restaurant has the ability to succeed if they prioritize the right things. To give you the best foot up, we compiled the top 5 statistics that we think new restaurateurs need to know.
If you've ever wanted ...
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Are You Ready to Open a Restaurant?

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Michelle Locke

We often get emails from entrepreneurs interested in opening a restaurant. I’d say it is actually one of the most common emails we receive. It’s easy to see why: opening a restaurant can be incredibly daunting. There are hundreds of decisions to make, a ton of things to do.

Self-doubt is the ultimate destroyer of dreams. At Waitrainer+, we want every ...
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How to Spring Clean Your Restaurant Training

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Michelle Locke

It’s officially spring… and that means spring cleaning! It’s a great time to year to do a big clean in your restaurant, get everything organized, and take a look at your training. With summer on its way, your restaurant is about to get busier than ever.

Not sure where to start? Whether you’re already using Waitrainer+ or not, we have some ...
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4 Facts About Alcohol Safety & Your Restaurant

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Alcohol safety isn’t anything to play around with. Here at Waitrainer+, we believe an alcohol policy, alongside a policy for the safety & security of your guests while enjoying alcohol, is incredibly important. In fact, we believe it come be one of the most crucial aspects of running your restaurant.

If you don’t have a comprehensive alcohol policy ...
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3 Ways to Get Guests in Your Restaurants Using Social Media

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Ryan Schulte

Social media is vastly becoming a dominating force in marketing. It is the best way to engage your guests and market to new ones at the same time. Getting your patrons to talk about your establishment on social media can be a challenge that many restaurants face.

Social media can feel easy to sweep to the side, but as we've written,
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