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Dine-In Safety

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After months of adhering to only takeout and delivery mandates, restaurants in nearly all 50 states are now allowed to offer dine-in service as long as they comply with the regulations outlined by their local government. Georgia was the first state to reopen its dining rooms in late April, while Massachusetts just reintroduced indoor dining on June 22. Of course, it’s not business, as usual, any longer. The dine-in options come with restrictions, so owners must consult with their local health agencies for guidelines. Generally, however, you will come across rules like these: Required cloth-facial coverings for staff and encourage patrons to wear these as well…

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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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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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