It might sound counter-intuitive, but a decline in the popularity of dining out amongst millennials is now severely impacting restaurant traffic and profitability.
From fruits and vegetables to meats and craft beer, customers and restaurateurs alike are turning their focus to fresh and local foods. This trend, called Farm to Table, is catching fire, and savvy restaurants are drawing in new clientele based on featured dishes or rebranded menus. What is Farm to Table? Farm to Table is a nationwide movement that encourages businesses and consumers to be aware of where their food comes from and how it gets to their plates. Farm to Table advocates prefer to buy from local producers and try to minimize the mileage that their food travels before consumption. These “localvores” often cite research indicating that most fresh produce travels about 1,500 miles before reaching its ultimate destination. Also, to keep food from
Most of our posts as the Restaurant Technology Guys are designed to make your job as a restaurateur or restaurant manager easier. We recommend programs like automated kitchen management systems and POS systems to help your business run more efficiently and, hopefully, more profitably. People expect businesses to make money, of course. But today, people also expect businesses to give back. We recently spoke with Michelle McCarthy of Round it Up America, a technology platform designed to allow for-profit businesses to operate charitable giving programs in a financially and legally responsible way. Round it Up was created by Harald Herrmann and Jennifer Weerheim, restaurant industry veterans who were moved to give back after hearing about the lack of food bank supplies during the economic