Now that it’s January, take advantage of a little down time and get organized! Charles Bililies is the founder and owner of Souvla, a Greek sandwich shop in San Francisco. Because he’s operating in a small space, Charles has made it a priority to stay organized, from tracking inventory to labeling items in his storeroom. Here are his top tips to set yourself up for success in 2015.
Your website may be the very first interaction a guest has with your restaurant brand, so it’s critical that the site be visually appealing, easy to navigate, and optimized for performance. We asked the team at Squarespace for their top tips on creating a restaurant website (or improving your current one). Here are five simple things to make sure you’re doing right.
Start off 2015 with inspiration and wisdom from others that can invigorate your own business — we’re featuring a new expert tip every day this month. We asked Will Guidara, the restaurateur behind New York’s Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad, what’s on his recommended reading list. Find his top picks here!
Happy New Year! Now that 2015 is upon us, resolve to make this the best year yet for your restaurant business. Every day in January we’ll be featuring a new tip from restaurateurs, chefs, and other industry leaders to shape up your marketing, operations, hospitality, and more. Check back daily for expert advice and successful strategies to start your year off right.
As a former restaurant critic for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Ruth Reichl knows what can make or break a great dining experience. She’s famous for her creative and serious approach to the job, which earned her two James Beard Awards for restaurant criticism and led to her dressing up in elaborate disguises to avoid being recognized on the New York dining scene, as she describes in her memoir Garlic and Sapphires.
Here, we ask Ruth what restaurants should know about criticism, how to deal with a negative review — and yes, how to spot a critic.