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Say goodbye to gas: Induction gives restaurant chefs more control (it’s also safer and greener!)

Find out what comes after gas ranges in professional kitchens. Plus learn about the benefits of induction cooking for restaurants.
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Want guests happy to spend more? Give them a more sustainable restaurant

Find out why eco-conscious guests will happily pay more at restaurants plus how to make your restaurant more sustainable and spread the word about your efforts.
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What to wear to a restaurant job interview and how to prepare

Find out how to dress for a restaurant job interview based on the type of restaurant and role you’re applying for. Plus, how to prepare for an interview.
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Restaurant wages in 2023: What owners should know

Find out the minimum wage for tipped workers and hourly workers, how wages are trending, and what you can do to stay competitive in a tight labor market.
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The restaurant labor shortage: how we got here and a 2023 update

Learn about the current restaurant staff shortage, what caused the tight labor market, and how restaurant owners can staff up in 2023.
How to talk to team members about substance use disorder

How to talk to team members about substance use disorder

Alcohol and drug use have always been a bigger issue for restaurants than other workplaces. Steve Palmer, restaurateur and co-founder...
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Outdoor seating for restaurants: Tips from top restaurateurs

Steal these 7 tips from top restaurant owners around the country about how to get the most out of outdoor seating for restaurants
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Wellness tourism 101: An overview of the trend and how to attract this crowd to your restaurant

Learn about a new kind of tourist traveling in search of restaurants that can help support a healthy lifestyle and enhance personal well being.
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A short story about Chris and Terry, modern restaurant lovers

One way OpenTable stays on top of the industry is with relentless research. We survey restaurants, OpenTable users, and general...