Brand marketing experts talk about their own experiences and how others can build successful careers in the restaurant industry

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How do you Become a Restaurant Marketing Executive? City Barbeque’s Annica Conrad advises marketing professionals to seek out mentors who can help them throughout their careers, and take advantage of networking and growth opportunities. Jennifer Faren, vice president of marketing for Hopdoddy Burger Bar, grew up working in her family’s restaurant and developed a lifelong… read more

Harnessing Referrals, Reviews, and Testimonials to Become a Preferred Employer

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Your employees are among the most important resources your business has. When you gain… read more

Leadership’s Role in Creating Workplace Culture

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Businesses today are increasingly recognizing that a strong and positive culture is not just… read more

Employee Onboarding and Retention

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  When you are hiring new employees, the onboarding process has an undeniable impact on employee satisfaction and retention. The first few days, weeks, and months set the tone and affect how people form in their new jobs. There’s no doubt that improving employee retention should be a priority for all companies. This process starts… read more

Culture is Key in Recruiting & Retention – Focusing on Employee Wellness

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Things are quickly shifting in the business world, especially for companies that don’t truly… read more

Former Darden CEO: How to Create a Restaurant Culture of Aspiration

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REGARDLESS OF INDUSTRY, ALL COMPANIES MUST LOOK INWARD TO FIND THE TALENT THEY NEED TO SUCCEED . . . It’s a fact. High talent turnover is inherent in the restaurant industry. It’s estimated that three out of four restaurant employees are planning to leave their job. Furthermore, the average restaurant loses $150,000 yearly in just… read more

Who Should Train New Restaurant Employees?

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BEFORE OPERATORS CAN DELEGATE TRAINING, THEY MUST HAVE SYSTEMS IN PLACE . . . . Training your restaurant team members and management is critical to your success. But in a busy restaurant environment, who can you spare to do the actual training? I’ll give you a hint: it’s probably not your best employee and it… read more

Food services/drinking places added 70,000 jobs. Now 100,000 short of pre-pandemic levels

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Food services and drinking places added nearly 70,000 jobs in February, according to new federal data. They are now 100,000 jobs short of pre-pandemic levels . . . . Restaurants and Bars Near a Full Job Recovery Restaurants and bars continued to add a healthy dose of workers last month as the industry gets near… read more

Why & How Managers Should Cultivate a Positive Company Culture

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Managers have a lot on their plates, especially when they take the responsibility of… read more

How Leaders Can Inspire Loyalty in Employees & Customers

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– by Ainsley Lawrence Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Loyalty is essential to the success of any business. If you only focused on bringing… read more