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Joy Manning

Joy Manning is a food writer, recipe developer, and podcaster based in Philadelphia. 
Posts by Joy Manning
Image depicts two people sharing dinner during the holiday season. They are both drinking wine and are seated in a restaurant booth next to a large window. There is a large wreath with a plaid bow hanging behind them.

10 ways restaurants can win holiday regulars in 2022

Grab the people who need to figure out what’s for dinner every day during the busy holiday season. Get them in once, and you may see them every week until 2023.
Kwini and Michael Reed at their restaurant, Poppy and Rose

9 ways for restaurants to do right by their teams and communities

At the LA Chef Conference, restaurateur Kwini Reed shared her perspective on what restaurants owe their employees and their communities.
Graphic that reads 2022 the future is now virtual panel

4 leading restaurateurs with 6 key pieces of hiring advice

Learn how to inspire your team and get tips from top restaurant owners on how to attract and retain staff even during a labor crisis.
People gathered at the hostess stand in a restaurant ready for their reservation

Why restaurants should take reservations

Find out 10 reasons why taking reservations can help restaurants increase revenue and run smoother shifts. Plus, learn 3 ways guests benefit, too.
Social media influencer photographs food during a restaurant promotion

12 restaurant promotion ideas and strategies that work in 2023

Learn how creative restaurant promotions can benefit your business. Find out what to research in advance and how to create the perfect promotion for you.
Restaurants give credit where credit is due … on the menu

Restaurants give credit where credit is due … on the menu

Some restaurants are crediting menu items to the cooks who created them. Try it to boost morale, retain workers, and make a good impression on guests.
Young person direct messaging with a restaurant on their phone

Now serving: Direct messaging, a simpler way to talk to guests

OpenTable constantly innovates to respond to restaurant needs. Here’s a look behind the scenes about how we built our direct messaging feature to help restaurants.
Now serving: Deposits, a new weapon against no-shows

Now serving: Deposits, a new weapon against no-shows

OpenTable constantly innovates to respond to restaurant needs. Here’s a look behind the scenes about how we built our deposits feature to help restaurants battle no-shows.
Stealth loyalty program

For some restaurants, a secret loyalty program may work best

Not every restaurant wants a traditional loyalty program.Take loyalty to another level by surprising and delighting guests with rewards they don’t know are coming.