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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.
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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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One way OpenTable stays on top of the industry is with relentless research. We survey restaurants, OpenTable users, and general...
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10 extraordinary restaurant innovations to inspire owners in 2023

The restaurant industry is constantly changing. And the innovations have come at a breakneck pace the past few years. Restaurant...
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Chefs speak: 4 major issues for restaurants in 2023

Heading into the new year, leading chefs and restaurant owners talk about the ongoing staffing shortage, changing menus, restaurant technology, and more.
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How to name a restaurant: 10 tips to make the task easier

Get tips and advice on coming up with a name for your restaurant that will grab attention, attract guests, and stay top of mind. Name your restaurant with confidence.