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Increasing Sales: A Simple Strategy for Restaurants

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Synergy was hired by a restaurant to help them develop a new concept by recommending a range of strategies to help them improve food, beverage, and sales. We helped them realize their potential and gave them a clear food vision that would address and meet their financial goals.  With increasing labor costs, they did not want to raise menu prices as that can often be problematic with their loyal customer base. So instead, we addressed the problem by re-engineering the menu and upgrading several items to optimize margins and improve profitability. The changes encouraged customers to try new and exciting offerings, which increased…

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Decibels, Dining & Design: Is your restaurant too loud?

A  Combo That Can Hurt Your Bottom Line An increasing problem: restaurants that are so loud that meals become secondary to the decibel level. It breaks down to two factors: acoustics and music. The interiors of some restaurants contain so many hard surfaces – brick walls, tin ceilings, concrete floors – that the flow of…

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Will the Recent Gulf Coast Oil Spill Affect your Restaurant?

People with seafood restaurants have been panicking over the oil spill. Authorities started shrimping season two weeks early in the New Orleans area because of the major oil spill. As would be imagined, the alleged danger posed by the Gulf oil spill to the U.S. food supply is estimated as far worse than previously thought,…

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Checklist for Opening a Restaurant – How to Bring Your Concept to Life

Opening a restaurant and creating a design on a budget is the sensible approach to getting into the restaurant business. Doing so requires the owner to carefully plan where their money will be spent. Just because your budget is smaller though, doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your restaurant concept to life! Before you begin…

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Small businesses Fret Over Obama Health Law

One small business owner in Massachusetts, found that the state’s2006 health care law left him facing $15,000 in fines since it took effect. If you, as a restaurant business owner have even given it a glance, President Obama’s new health care overhaul will bring similar financial woes nationwide. As business owners across the country weigh…

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Increase Restaurant Sales with Family Friendly Discounts

Restaurant businesses offering deals, discounts and value meals are more important than ever for encouraging families to go out to eat. A Diner Study found that among respondents who feel restaurants should be more family-friendly, 58% would like to see them offer more discounts and value-based options. A number of operators, including Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny’s,…

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Foodservice Secrets: Getting your Product to Market

It was a pleasure being a guest speaker at the University of Davis for the Post Harvest Technology group (PTRIC). The group has  30 conferences over the years and it is designed to make the growers aware of the needs in the market place which is backed up with a considerable amount of  data and research. …

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