Positioning Your Restaurant for Sale

Selling a restaurant can be a challenging and time-consuming process. Often the most difficult part of the sale comes with managing emotions as the owner and approaching the sale objectively. Here are a few suggestions to help position a restaurant in the best light for sale and also make the process easier. Plan ahead, with detailed financials. A restaurant owner owner should ideally start the exit strategy planning three years in advance of a sale.…

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Tips For Better Beverage Photography

Great food and drink photography is more important than ever for restaurants. No longer reserved for family-style menus, restaurants need eye-catching imagery to promote their drinks and food on their websites, Yelp and social media. A gorgeous image of a cocktail practically sells itself. But as anyone who’s tried to snap a quick pic of their food for the gram knows, it’s easier said than done. Simply pointing your phone’s camera at a dish and…

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5 Tips For Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining

As restaurants and bars across the country struggle to find ways to stay open and turn a profit following the COVID-19 outbreak, many have turned to outdoor dining. In some cases, this was the only option, given safety restrictions prohibiting or limiting indoor dining. But even as regulations ease on inside service and the weather gets cooler, plenty of operators still plan to offer outdoor dining. Americans have discovered the joys of eating al fresco…

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III Forks Launches Aromatic Cocktail Experience

Steakhouse brand III Forks has raised its cocktail game with The Pour Over, an infused aromatic experience featuring two craft cocktails. The Bee My Honey and Le Rendezvous beverages use a proprietary pour over device for an instant infusion. Servers pour the base cocktail over a glass funnel filled with fresh fruit, flowers and spices to absorb the flavors and colors of the aromatics. For example, the Bee My Honey, made with The Botanist Gin,…

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Choco Adds Direct-to-consumer Sales Program

B-to-b service Choco connects restaurants and food vendors—including liquor/alcohol suppliers—to streamline ordering efficiency and back-of-house operations. When COVID struck, Choco has pivoted to help restaurants, food suppliers and consumers by opening business-to-consumer webshops in major cities. Choco Market enables consumers to order restaurant-quality groceries for delivery directly through suppliers. Choco is donating profit margins from this initiative to local organizations helping restaurants stay afloat. We caught up with CEO Daniel Khachab, who cofounded Choco in…

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