Team Meetings: Coming Together


Conduct effective team meetings for maximum employee efficiency From pre-shift pow-wows to drawn-out management conferences, team meetings are a ubiquitous part of the hospitality and retail industries. While some operators appreciate them more than others –– and even though many employees dread them –– productive meetings are an essential management tool for almost every shop.More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Authentic New York Pizza, Corpus Christi, TX

three pizzas at Authentic New York Pizza in Corpus Christi, Texas

Away from home Authentic New York Pizza gives Corpus Christi a taste of authenticity Alan Kruger has that swagger that only a true chef has –– there’s the New York accent, the storied resumé including everything from dishwasher to executive chef and the somewhat fearless bravado that can only be claimed by a man who’sMore »

6 ways to make employee performance reviews count

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Under Review Execute effective employee performance reviews in the restaurant space When The New Yorker and later Inc. Magazine questioned the validity of employee performance reviews this past summer, wondering aloud if the formal appraisals sparked more anxiety and annoyance than actionable information, Eric Greenwald thoughtfully considered the argument. Ultimately, though, Greenwald wasn’t convinced. “PerformanceMore »

Window Marketing: The Big Picture

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Don’t overlook importance of window marketing In the hospitality industry we often say, “People eat with their eyes.” Many pizzeria operators have learned to apply that to our menus, restaurant décor, open kitchens and more while enjoying the return on their investment. Despite acknowledging that we live in a visual culture, many have overlooked aMore »

Commercial leasing tips for first-time restaurateurs

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Real Estate Concerns — Commercial Leasing Between business plans, marketing and capital collection, new restaurateurs have plenty on their plates — and they often put property on the back burner. While location is a common concern, inexperienced owners frequently fail to account for the hurdles and pitfalls of the commercial leasing process. Commercial contracts areMore »