Category Archives: Industry News

The Ultimate Guide for Managing Your Prime Cost

One of the hardest parts about operating a restaurant is controlling costs. A lot of things seem out of your control, especially as a new restaurant. For example, you have to buy enough stock of everything to meet demand, but not too much where the food becomes a waste of money as it spoils. Throughout…  Continue Reading »

Your Wait Staff is your Sales Team: Reward Performance!

Your wait staff is an integral part of your restaurant’s success. This goes beyond managing tables and providing excellent customer service, although those two actions are vital to leaving a positive lasting impression on your patrons. Your wait staff also acts as your sales team to help improve your sales past the number of customers…  Continue Reading »

6 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

The following article is a guest post by Tim Sunderland and our friends over at NetWaiter. Raising prices isn’t the only way for a restaurant to increase sales. There are plenty of strategies you can take to reduce costs and attract more customers. Read on for six things you can do to increase restaurant sales…  Continue Reading »

How ShiftNote is Helping To Make Beer

At ShiftNote, we have some of the coolest and most amazing clients there are. The type of companies using ShiftNote to help with their daily operations vary, and are located all over the world! Some of those businesses include restaurants, bowling alleys, country clubs, churches, pr agencies, resorts and hotels, and breweries. Yes, breweries! I’m…  Continue Reading »

Day 4 – The National Restaurant Association Show

We’re in the home stretch! Day 4 of the NRA Show was a little hectic in the morning, but things smoothed out and the day turned out great. We had a lot of traffic in the booth and enjoyed visits by ShiftNote users from Jack Stack BBQ, The Original Pancake House, Fresh Brother’s and Dexter’s…  Continue Reading »

Day 3 – The National Restaurant Association Show

The third day for the ShiftNote team, 2nd day for attendees, of the National Restaurant Association Show has been crazy!!! Crazy good of course. I would have to think that today is going to be the busiest day of the show. We had people streaming into the ShiftNote booth left and right to learn about…  Continue Reading »

Day 2 – The National Restaurant Association Show

We’ve had another fantastic day at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. Today marks day 1 for attendees of the show, but day 2 for the ShiftNote team. We came to the convention center bright and early to finish off the final touches of our display. And as soon as the attendees began flowing…  Continue Reading »

Day 1 – The National Restaurant Association Show

We made it through day 1! The whole team arrived in one piece to Chicago. I’ve been to Chicago many times, but this is my first ever National Restaurant Association Show. Several of the ShiftNote team members have been before, so they’re helping me to prepare for what is one of the largest trade shows…  Continue Reading »

ShiftNote Reaches 14 Million User Log Entries

We’re pleased to announce that we have reached 14 million user log entries to date! In 2012 we had just over 5 million entries entered by managers, owners and other employees. The number of entries in the ShiftNote daily log has doubled almost every year since formation in 2002. We’re very excited about continuing this…  Continue Reading »

Craft Craft Revolution

During the past few years, a new breed of consumer has been fast growing – those that prefer quality over quantity, and locally sourced over mass produced. The top two menu trends for 2013 as stated by the National Restaurant Association are locally produced meats and seafood, and locally grown produce. This demand for quality…  Continue Reading »