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How To Implement Catering at Your Restaurant

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Convenience is huge in the foodservice industry. Think about how many restaurants you know that offer online ordering and delivery. 34% of consumers utilize , options more often than a year ago, according to a recent survey conducted by Technomic and the National Restaurant Association. The same study also found that 39% of consumers say they use drive-thru more than they did a year ago. Clearly, to-go dining accounts for a substantial portion of off-premise sales. But say you’ve got that covered—you’ve partnered with a third-party delivery service, and you even have a drive-thru window. However, you’re still looking for…

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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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Crafty Ways Restaurants Cut Costs

Synergy was interviewed for this WSJ article by NEIL PARMAR: When it comes to dining out, Kevin Moll is the kind of frugal patron restaurant owners would love to see more of. The father of two from Denver always passes on the cream and sugar. He never pours a blob of ketchup next to his fries….

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Is your Restaurant all a Twitter?

We have been harping for a long time about social media being the best marketing tool for restaurants. Every day some restaurant business comes up with a bright new concept to bring customers through the door. The latest is Subway®, the sandwich shop franchise with 32,000 locations in 91 countries. Subway has had a notable…

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How to Choose a Restaurant Consultant

Any qualified restaurant consultant brings experience, credibility and the ability to find information most restaurant owners never access. Consultants can advise restaurant owners on a variety of issues including menu design, concept development, interior spaces, development assistance, financial information services and real estate. Our product, or deliverable, can take the form of a written report…

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Synergy Restaurant Consultants Announces Strategic Alliance with Scarpello Consulting

The IRS has released industry specific guidance regarding cost segregation studies in the restaurant industry. Now restaurant owners/operators can accelerate depreciation on 20-40% of total building costs. The IRS has released industry specific guidance regarding cost segregation studies in the restaurant industry. Now restaurant owners/operators can accelerate depreciation on 20-40% of total building costs. Dean…

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