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Regional Pizzas

New Pizza Concepts We Love

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How did you celebrate this month’s holiday? No, not Valentine’s Day. We’re not talking about President’s Day either. For us, National Pizza Day, caused us to we recollect and celebrate some of our favorite pizza concepts, including one we recently helped to get off the ground!  We don’t like to brag, but at Synergy, we …

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restaurant shift scheduling

Effective Labor Scheduling Can Boost Restaurant Efficiency

January 26, 2019
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Labor is an expensive aspect of running a restaurant and restaurant staff scheduling has an immense impact on whether or not your operation runs efficiently. How much time are you spending on scheduling? How do you intelligently streamline scheduling and employee communication? How do you manage last-minute phone calls and shift swaps? Let’s start with …

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restaurant wait times

Is Wait Time a Problem for your Restaurant? Check your Efficiency

January 15, 2019
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There are multiple facets in a restaurant that can either decrease or increase efficiency. When we think from a consumer’s perspective, food should be received as described and promptly. Wait time is a large factor when people are making their dining choices. In just a few clicks, people can even check live wait times at certain …

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millennial food trends

Attracting Millennials: Technology Should be a Part of your Strategy

December 8, 2018
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We often speak about trends among the Millennials. It’s hard to ignore this segment—after all, this is a generation that is 75 million strong in America. By 2019, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers. Restaurant operators need to take particular care to attract and sustain this important cohort. Millennials are driving dining trends including the growing …

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Draft Cocktails

Building Better Draft Cocktails

November 10, 2018
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A truly great cocktail has many facets above and beyond flavor. The flavor must be balanced and walk the line between sweetness and acidity, bitter and sour, and so on. However, texture, temperature, and dilution all play major roles as well. Jeffrey Morgenthaler believes (and I agree) that to make a great cocktail you must …

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Restaurant Design Strategy

Tricks To Create a Great Sensory Experience

November 4, 2018
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Do you think the music you hear, aromas you smell and lighting you experience in a restaurant matters? And if so how much does it matter? I am always surprised that so many restaurant operators don’t appreciate the importance and value in these critical sensory opportunities to improve the overall guest experience. I am also …

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Industry Veteran Bruce MacDiarmid Joins Synergy Restaurant Consultants

October 24, 2018
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Synergy Expands Capabilities with the Addition of Bruce MacDiarmid to the Team Synergy Restaurant Consultants is expanding their reach into new high-growth strategic opportunities through a valued partnership with noted industry veteran, Bruce MacDiarmid. “We are thrilled to have Bruce part of our team as we share a common vision of helping and inspiring others …

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