Applications open: 2020 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award

Sponsored by Ecolab, the Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award honors an individual who has shown extraordinary achievement and exemplary leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Stop Yelping About User-Generated Content and Start Leveraging It

Ask restaurant owners what they believe user-generated content is, and you’d likely get two similar, but polar opposite answers – groans and grumbles or enthusiastic endorsements of Yelp, the pioneer crowd-sourced review platform.

While the Yelp platform has expanded and shifted since the early days, it was without a doubt, a make or break tool for restaurateurs and consumers alike. Harness its collective power, and you can easily bring your bottom line from a simmer to a healthy boil. 

It's Food Safety Month!

September is  National Food Safety Month . This year's theme is "Controlling Risk: The Elements of a Food Safety Management System.” This year our goal is to reinforce the key role employees play in making sure the food safety management system works the way it should.

Be sure to visit each week for new training tools and resources to help managers drive home FSFM concepts.
Google added a big blue “Order Online” button to many of its restaurant listings.

Earlier this summer, Google introduced a prominent blue “Order Online” button on Search and Maps results for many restaurants.

There’s just one problem: To launch this service, Google has partnered with major delivery companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and ChowNow. That means the big blue button bypasses restaurants’ own online ordering systems, automatically generating a hefty commission for Google’s business partners.

Webinar Wednesday: The Key to Making 15-20% Profit in Your Restaurant

Most independent restaurant owners use their “gut” to budget their restaurants instead of the real numbers. But that doesn’t get the best results. In this webinar, you will learn how to put systems in place to not only control your budget, but reduce it and make money. Presenter Fred Langley, Restaurant Coach at, will demonstrate budgeting with Budget Creator Software and everyone who attends will receive a free copy of the software!