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Joy Manning

Joy Manning is a food writer, recipe developer, and podcaster based in Philadelphia. 
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Your step-by-step guide to every stage of the guest experience

Your step-by-step guide to every stage of the guest experience

There’s more to the guest-restaurant relationship than you think. Here’s how to build strong connections that pay off.
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How restaurants can use earned wage access (EWA) to attract and retain employees

Earned wage access (EWA) is a benefit that can attract employees in a hot job market. Here’s what you need to know to decide if it’s right for your restaurant.
3 ways to create dream regulars with OpenTable

3 ways to create dream regulars with OpenTable

Loyalty lies at the heart of the relationship between a regular and a restaurant, and it doesn’t happen by magic. It’s built over time in myriad ways.
Supply problems make restaurants turn to local food

Supply problems make restaurants turn to local food

Here are some reasons stemming directly from the supply chain chaos that are making restaurateurs of all types turn to food produced in their own backyard.
Everything you need to pivot last minute this Valentine’s Day

Everything you need to pivot last minute this Valentine’s Day

No matter what your plans are for Valentine’s Day 2023, you might have to change them on the fly. Get tips to plan for different scenarios.
Crush Valentine’s Day with 13 easy-to-execute ideas

Crush Valentine’s Day with 13 easy-to-execute ideas

Get Valentine's Day ideas for transforming what you’re already doing into an experience to create memorable events for your guests with minimal effort.
Beyond TikTok: 5 ways to attract Gen Z to your restaurant

Beyond TikTok: 5 ways to attract Gen Z to your restaurant

Here’s what you need to know to attract their 8-second attention span and turn them into superfans.
Restaurant marketing strategies for 2023

Restaurant marketing strategies for 2023

In this guide, you’ll learn the most important steps you can take to create an actionable restaurant marketing plan that works for you.
Make digital ordering work for your restaurant in 2023

Make digital ordering work for your restaurant in 2023

Everything you need to know about digital ordering to help your restaurant staff deliver the best guest experience.