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  • Jul 6

    Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of closure due to a pandemic, but many guests are hesitant to return. More than 50% of people in a recent Dataessential’s industry survey said they would not be comfortable with on-premise...

  • Jun 1

    With many businesses temporarily being disrupted, email marketing is essential for letting people know you are still open for business. Industry research shows that almost three quarters of consumers prefer to hear from businesses by email versus...

  • May 4

    Social distancing is reframing the way customers think about the dining experience. Instead of eating at their favorite steakhouse on Friday night, families are hunkering down and abiding by the CDC's warning. Likewise, as restaurateurs, it's our...

  • Apr 14

    During this crisis, how well you connect to your active and furloughed employees will define your culture for years.  It will make the difference between having a bonded and enthusiastic workforce rather than one that feels bitter and neglected –...

  • Apr 3

    Social distancing has increased the adoption of online shopping as people spend more time at home. Thus, having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to reduce the distance between you and customers. Yet, many small businesses are ...

  • Apr 1

    Article by Rachel Austin of Hometown Social Have you ever read a social media post that was so tone deaf or untimely that it turned you off to the brand entirely? Social media can be a powerful tool, but it also has the ability to do more harm to...

  • Mar 24
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    We’re all feeling the impact of the rapidly changing environment in the U.S. We see business owners like you doing your best to adapt as states enact curfews and different forms of business closures. There are things we can’t change, but hopefully,...

  • Mar 19

    If you’re feeling a little bit like you’ve got whiplash keeping up with the ever-changing guidelines around COVID-19, you’re not alone. Cities and states are updating their guidelines for staying healthy by the day, if not the hour. Texas Restaurant...

  • Mar 17

    Fears of COVID-19 community spread push Texas Mayors to make difficult decisions Yesterday’s decisions in Dallas and Harris counties to close restaurant dining rooms amid an already significant slowdown in consumer traffic will account for a...

  • Mar 16

    The House recently and overwhelmingly passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which was supported by the President. Given the unique nature and magnitude of this crisis, as well as the expedited timeframe, there is extremely...

  • Mar 13

    Members, partners, and fans of restaurants – The health and safety of your employees, guests, and community are always a priority, and as we monitor the current public health situation, our prayers go out to those affected by COVID-19. Updates are...

  • Mar 2
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    Spring is a terrific time to reflect on where your business is at, and where you’d like it to be. Assess what’s not working, declutter and freshen up. Follow these spring-cleaning tips to improve your brand, operations and bottom line. Put the...