Episode 65 – Peer-to-Peer Digital Presence

Recorded live during a group session at the HospitalityMaine Summit in Rockland, Maine; this episode will help break down barriers between you and the digital marketing efforts your business could and should pursue.

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Episode 64 – Press Record Already

In this episode, we’re discussing how restaurants can easily start creating video for powerful, personalized marketing content. Get ready to take notes, there’s a wealth of wisdom piled into this pod!

Restaurant Recruiting During and After COVID-19

It’s important for restaurant hiring and training processes to reflect new COVID-19 safety measures. When hiring restaurant employees, it’s also important to find staff that will take these measures seriously. This guide covers important hiring topics for recruiting in a COVID-19 world.

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How Data Mine Your Restaurant & Why You Should

Data makes the world go ‘round. At least, it’s one of the most crucial tools to help keep restaurants successful. Take a closer look at some of the stats behind popular marketing methods, see what channels make the most sense, and start thinking of creative ways to reach your audience today!

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Build Sales, Get in on Grab-and-Go

How do you court busy customers and build sales? Make takeout more convenient and portable with grab-and-go options. Grab-and-go is growing fast due to customer demand for tasty food that’s instantly available.

12 Waste-Cutting Ideas to Control Costs

Although it’s unclear how much food is wasted in the foodservice industry, a University of Arizona study found that food waste as a percentage of total food used is 9.55% in fast food locations and 3.11% in full-service locations. Every bit of waste avoided is profit to a restaurant’s bottom line.

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Takeout and Delivery are More Important Than Ever for Foodservice

The foodservice industry is in a state of rapid flux. Beginning in 2015, Americans began spending more money at restaurants than they did in grocery stores. Then the pandemic hit and the way those dollars were being spent changed. Now, for many operators, takeout and delivery stand to become even more important. Other trends that will likely accelerate include mobile ordering, mobile pay, and third-party delivery.

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Episode 63 – In House Delivery

In this episode of the Dennis Knows Food podcast we’re talking about delivery – getting food from point a to point b, from your kitchen to your customers.

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7 Dining Trends That Will Matter in 2021

Few would dispute that 2020 has been a hellacious year for the foodservice industry. While promises of a vaccine offer hope things will turn around, there’s still a long road to recovery…

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Restaurant Menu Strategies for 2021

As we move forward in the “new normal” menu strategies new and old will converge into the right mix of price points, value, menu items, and differentiation that will appeal to consumers.

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Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!

Maine’s statewide ban on disposable polystyrene containers takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Joining me to share his thoughts and some insight on the new law is Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Maine.

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Menu Claims Help Increase Profit

To earn the trust (and repeat business) of their guests, it’s necessary for operators to equip staff with menu talking points so they can clearly communicate the selling points of their ingredients and dishes.

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Episode 60 – Peer to Peer with Paul Saval

If you work in the food industry, provide distribution services, conduct sales calls or are at all curious about the chaotic world and persevering positivity of an independent businesses over the past several months, this episode is a can’t miss.

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6 Ways Tech Can Improve Food Safety in a COVID-19 World

Our understanding of the coronavirus pandemic has been tumultuous from the initial panic and confusion to the economic turmoil left in its wake… restaurants taking early steps to reopen are tasked with enhancing their sanitation beyond the already-rigorous standards, and technology can play a critical role in those efforts.