Over the past year, simplifying menus has become an essential move as operators strive to serve customers under ever changing conditions and sustain their businesses.
A new year calls for trying new things and Shamrock Foods Artisanal Provisions Specialist Jonathon Merrick hand-picked his top five products and accompanying recipes to inspire you.
Restaurant guidelines and customer needs are continuing to evolve, sometimes daily. It’s more important than ever for restaurant operators to adapt on the fly and Shamrock Foods has six powerful tools than can help you succeed in 2021.
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The Shamrock Foods Breakeven Calculator can help inform decisions while navigating the changing regulations. Enter fixed costs in addition to seats, capacity, table turns, as well as takeout and delivery revenue to guide staffing and menu decisions to ensure maximum profitability.
A lack of clear communication and poor wayfinding signage can turn a great customer experience into a stressful and confusing encounter. Wayfinding, the signage and tools that guide customers through the entire dining experience, can provide ease of mind and clear communication of the journey the customer can expect.
Clarity through communication is the new dimension of hospitality. Restaurant operators used to be the life of the party, but now need to act as the designated driver with more responsibility and calmness. Inconsistent and broad recommendations from a variety of sources have made it hard for restaurant operators to know exactly what to do.
One of the most difficult points of the customer interaction under social distancing rules is the payment portion. From receipt folios, to pens to sign receipts, and cash tips and handing credit cards back and forth, the amount of points of contact are numerous.
From sanitation guidelines, social distancing rules, and touchless technologies and solutions, menu simplification, and staffing Shamrock Foods has pulled together our recommendations to consider when re-opening your restaurant to your community.
As restrictions are lifted and restaurant re-openings slowly unfold, opinions about partaking in this once go-to activity are as varied as taste buds themselves. Some diners are rushing to make a reservation, and some have more of a wait-and-see mentality.
From tracking deliveries, ordering through ShamrockORDERS and staying up-to-date with all the latest resources, trends and inspiration, the Shamrock Foods mobile app makes managing your business with Shamrock Foods easier than ever.
When seeking center of the plate solutions and alternatives to meat protein, seafood is an incredibly versatile option in strong supply.
In our post pandemic world, great food, excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere are no longer enough to define good hospitality. Restaurants’ brand identities now also rely upon tangible and visible sanitization efforts.
Takeout and delivery became heroes in their own right as the pandemic closed dining rooms. These options helped restaurants fight for their business. But make no mistake, takeout and delivery are here to stay.