Spirits Brands Reflect On 2020 And Their Plans For 2021

When I headed up the beverage department for a restaurant group, December was always a wonderful time of year. Our restaurants were full of guests eating, drinking and celebrating, and I was always busy with research, planning and development for the coming year. As a part of this planning process, I would spend time during the month meeting or speaking with all of the suppliers we had worked with or were considering working with in…

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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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Cameron Mitchell Taps Special Barrel-aged Reposado Tequila

Multiunit operator Cameron Mitchell Restaurants in September unveiled a new signature barrel-aged reposado tequila from Herradura. The CMR food and beverage team selected the barrel during a visit to the Herradura Distillery and Hacienda in Jalisco, Mexico, in November 2019. They looked at six barrels for each selection that Ruben Aceves, Herradura’s global brand ambassador, had selected prior to their arrival. “We tasted each spirit at barrel strength and with dilution, and picked stylistically the one…

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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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