• Must Read Tips for Opening a Restaurant

    Opening a restaurant is a huge undertaking with a lot of moving parts and a task list that is a mile long.

    Don’t forget these points that could save you some pain down the road.

    Location, Talent, Concept

    Location, location, location

    Chef Tyson Cole has two wildly popular sushi restaurants in Austin, TX. When he says you should never start without the big three, you should probably listen. The big three according to Cole are location, talent (chef), and concept.

    Starting with a location that is physically accessible increases the chances of success. But there's more than just physical accessibility. To target the widest demographic, your restaurant also has to be accessible in a broader sense. Fast service, casual dress, and lower cost are all things that make your restaurant more accessible.

    "Fast casual restaurants are booming because they’re incredibly accessible on all levels"

    Having a clearly defined concept will help you choose the right location and make sure you have the right talent to bring that concept to life. Chef Cole says that these three are intertwined.

    "No restaurant succeeds without a great chef, a great location and a great concept. They all work together. Your location should fit your concept. Your chef, or 'talent,' must fit your concept, otherwise you’ll constantly deal with the most common word in the restaurant business: Drama."

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  • [eGuide] Seizing Sustainability: Tips for Eco-Responsible Restaurants

    Seizing Sustainability: How can you help your restaurant be more sustainable?

    Sustainability is becoming an increasingly attractive business strategy for restaurant owners. Why?

    • Today's consumers expect restaurants they dine in to be environmentally responsible
    • Government regulations are beginning to require it
    • Sustainable restaurant practices lead to cost savings over time
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  • [Infographic] 5 Tips to Leverage the Power of Social Food

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    The social food phenomenon is hotter than ever. Just how hot? Over 27 million photos on Instagram are tagged with #foodie and Twitter averages 254 tweets per hour with the same hashtag. Therefore, customer photos posted to social media is a lucrative form of marketing you should not ignore.

    Check out our latest infographic, The Brag Factor: 5 Tips to Help Restaurants Leverage the Power of Social Food.

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  • [Infographic] Induction Cooking Pros and Cons

    induction-blog Have you considered an induction cooktop but don't know where to start? Get the facts to weigh the pros and cons of induction cooking! Find out if investing in an induction range is right for you with this infographic.

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  • 6 Elements Every Restaurant Website Should Feature

    In this digital day and age, restaurants need to have great websites that provide customers the information they want and need to draw them into the dining experience.

    Restaurant Engine and SEO Aware have given some tips for what every restaurant website needs to bring customers into their unique dining experience.

    To illustrate some of these elements, we'll use San Antonio's own Bella On The River as an example.

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  • Celebrity Chef Memes

    Many chefs have personalities that bring them out of the kitchen and into our homes and our dinner table discussions. Over time, several celebrity chefs have left a mark on our society and culture.

    Here we celebrate those chefs who have changed the way we think about food and cooking or just made us laugh.

    Julia Child

    Julia Child was known as a woman who wasn't afraid to make her opinions known. She also wasn't afraid of non-diet food like butter, cake, and steak. Her wisdom often transcended cooking and applied to living a full life. Recently, Paste Magazine put together some of the best Julia-ism memes as a tribute to one of the first celebrity chefs.

    julia-child-cream-butter-ii Paste Magazine

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  • 4 Ways To Fill Your Restaurant on Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As a restaurant owner/manager, you are likely thinking about how to fill your tables.

    Here are four areas that we suggest you consider to meet that goal.

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  • MissionRS.com Has a Brand New Look!

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    The Mission Restaurant Supply website has an updated design. The new ecommerce site introduces a fresh logo, an overall design facelift, and new technology. Mission Restaurant Supply has always helped restaurant managers and business owners get the supplies and equipment they need in a timely manner. With the new MissionRS website, you will find that shopping online for your foodservice needs is even easier.

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  • 7 Topics to Discuss with Your Caterer

    The holidays are approaching, and as you put together the biggest bash of the year, you'll likely need to hire a caterer. We absolutely recommend the usual discussions, such as budget, menu and references. There are also other considerations that you might miss, so the team at Mission Restaurant Supply has scoured the web to put together a list of seven discussions you probably haven't covered.

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  • Enchilada : Aztec to Tex-Mex

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    Every day people come together and share stories over food. Rarely however, does the food in which people gather around become the story itself. San Antonio restaurateur, Cappy Lawton, is changing this trajectory with the publication of his first cookbook, Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex.

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