Health Nut: Five Foods To Introduce Into Your Winter Diet...

Jan 7, 2014 by

During the winter months, the human body becomes deficient in a variety of nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. These deficiencies range from mild to severe, depending upon the individual’s diet, and physical activity level. Winter brings about more than colder weather, and lack of direct sunlight, affecting even the healthiest person. A low level of vitamin D is common during the winter season. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to mental and physical issues such as depressed mood and anxiety. While it may be difficult to obtain some nutrients from a proper diet, there are five foods to introduce into your winter diet that can fill in the gaps left by the cold temperatures.   Nuts/Seeds Nuts and seeds are excellent choices during the winter months to add to your diet. Rich...

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5 Things You Can’t Skimp On In Your New Restaurant...

Dec 24, 2013 by

While there are many factors that are important in the success of any restaurant, five factors are essential. Not only do these guidelines assure success, failure to meet any one of them may be fatal to your fledgling enterprise.   Customer Service Prompt, friendly interaction with customers establishes the foundation of an enjoyable experience for your customers. Train staff to remember “ABC” in any situation: Always Be Courteous. Regard problems as a challenge to meet, not as a disruption to routine. Take complaints seriously, and address problems as soon as they are discovered.   Kitchen Staff One of the most disruptive conditions in the restaurant business is high turnover among kitchen staff. There is a learning curve in both preparation, and presentation of your menu items. Hire good people; train them well; let them...

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Fancy Food: What Every Restaurant Business Needs for Success...

Dec 11, 2013 by

In general, restaurant owners are very capable people who possess an abundance of optimism, creativity, motivation, and dedication. They are not afraid of long hours and hard work to achieve success. However, many new restaurant owners discover that even the best restaurant presents challenges when striving to become a truly great business. Opening the eatery is the easy part. Developing long-term success with a loyal customer base takes additional skills. Here are ten proven tips to keep your restaurant on track to success.   Know Your Consumers It is important to tailor your menu and service towards the customers living within your zone. Are the neighborhoods filled with young families, or retirement communities? Is there an industrial park nearby? Answering these questions will help you develop a menu. If the customer base is primarily...

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Tasty Treats: Tips to Promote Your Desserts Restaurant...

Nov 17, 2013 by

Dessert-specific restaurants are a booming craze that is popping up all over the country. Whether it is a chain restaurant or a niche boutique, dessert restaurants offer people a way to succumb to a sweet tooth and indulge in fun desserts. However, as more dessert businesses enter the marketplace, it can be more difficult for companies to set themselves apart from others. Here are some tips to promote your dessert restaurant and keep customers coming back for more.   Dessert Tasting If you are opening a new location in an area, it doesn’t hurt to invite people to come see what your desserts are all about. By offering a dessert tasting, people can come and try your products to see what they like and what you offer that is the most delicious. Once people...

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For the Love of Food: Get Recognition for Your Recipes Online...

Nov 8, 2013 by

There’s a certain kind of frustration that comes from having a delicious apple streusel cheesecake recipe, and yet no audience to appreciate it. If you’re tired of your recipes not getting the recognition they deserve, here are a few tips for garnishing your virtual plate.   Find A Niche Before you do anything else, decide how you’re going to sell yourself. What will be your specialty? How will other people define you in their links and directories? Think about specific cuisines (Italian, German) or specific meals (breakfast, desserts) or even specific foods (casseroles, vegetarian plates, low-calorie options, et cetera). Find something you excel at and make it your own.   Create An Excellent Website If you want people to find your recipes, make sure you have them all gathered in one place! Build yourself...

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