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Building Community With Personalized Franchising

Aug.31.16

Creating a family and community environment is a core value for Sunny Street Café, and part of creating that welcoming feel is regionalization and personalization. No two Sunny Street Cafés are exactly the same. Download our “Why Sunny Street” PDF

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6 Trends In Menu Design

Aug.16.16

Current research in restaurant trends indicates that good menu design is important in many ways. While it helps customers make satisfying choices and can help stimulate appetite among guests, it also can and should be more than a list of

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The Ins and Outs Of The Front of House

Aug.11.16

Someone once said “You can’t make a first impression twice.” This mantra has never been more essential when it comes to restaurants. The Front of House (FOH) is that first impression. It is the first things guests see when they …

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How To Respond To Bad (and Good) Reviews

Jun.27.16

As a restaurant owner or manager, one of the hardest parts about the internet age is the online review system. Yelp, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other social media outlets have opened countless avenues for customers to express their opinions about …

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8 Tips For Keeping Your Food Costs Low

Jun.10.16

One of the biggest challenges in running a restaurant is calculating and monitoring food costs. It is fine science, one that take discipline and diligince on the part of both management and staff. Managing food waste, keeping track of inventory, …

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How To Calculate Food Cost In A Restaurant

Jun.10.16

You could have the best restaurant in town with 5 star reviews and a loyal customer base, but if you’re pricing a plate at $10 that costs you $12 to serve, you won’t succeed. So how do you calculate food …

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The Top 8 Reasons To Consider Franchising

May.30.16

The biggest decision to make when considering opening your own restaurant is whether to buy a franchise or create your own original concept. One of the most common misconceptions is that with franchising you would lose your autonomy- but franchising …

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What Is Restaurant Franchising?

May.19.16

There are two main models of running a restaurant: independent ownership and franchising. Independent ownership pretty much speaks for itself. The owner creates the concept, the marketing, the training, the design, the menu, everything. But what is franchising? How is …

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The Key To Site Selection For Your New Restaurant Franchise

Apr.28.16

Location location location. You could have the most incredible chef, restaurant concept and staff, but you still have to be discoverable and visible to be successful. One of the biggest reasons restaurants fail is poor site selection. It’s a big …

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The 6 Essential Traits Of A Successful Restaurant

Apr.28.16

Opening a restaurant is no easy feat, but keeping it up and running and successful is just as difficult. Employee retention, customer loyalty, excellent food and service, great bookkeeping: all are factors that lead to success. Here we’ll look at

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