Social Media Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 1, 2019 2:31:00 PM

Don’t restaurateurs have enough on their plates?

From faltering economies to fickle diners seeking new food trends and tastes, restaurant owners and operators have enough to juggle without adding something called social media to the list. But it might be “because of social media” rather than “despite social media” that restaurateurs could see improvements to their bottom line.

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Featured

8 Steps to Creating Your Restaurant Website on a Budget

Posted by Katrina Couto on Aug 18, 2019 4:45:00 PM

Creating a website and having a digital presence is essential to today’s business. Though building a site is an added task (and expense) to your already busy day, it truly is easier and more affordable than ever to share your menu with the world and let us know where to find you.

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Technology

Beyond Sausage® by Beyond Meat®: What It Is and Why It Matters To Your Business

Posted by Katrina Couto on Jun 11, 2019 9:37:02 AM

Plant-based protein alternatives are not only trending, they’re now included on the Canada Food Guide. With suggestions on how to eat more protein foods that come from plants, Canadians are encouraged to plan a few meatless meals per week.

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

What Are Biodegradable Straws?

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 13, 2019 3:08:00 PM

A compostable straw option, biodegradable straws oxo-biodegrade rapidly after disposal and will subsequently oxo-biodegrade with no harmful residues. When discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen, the straws will achieve 60% oxo-biodegradation, decomposing into simple materials found in nature within 20 to 24 months.³

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

Host the Super Bowl Party of the Year

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jan 9, 2019 11:54:00 AM

The Super Bowl and food go together like, well, Tom Brady launching one to Julian Edelman. The big game is arguably the largest single sporting event on the planet. That translates to millions of dollars in business for the city and state where the game will be played, and restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia will get a nice, tasty piece of the football pie on Sunday, February 3. However, your restaurant can share in the party even if it is located in a different time zone and a different country.

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Marketing Your Restaurant

Foodservice Disruptor: The Meal Kit Trend

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Like the plethora of phone apps and the massive retail presence that is online ordering via organizations like Amazon, Netflix, Uber and Just Eat, meal kits are out there and slowly becoming a potential disruptor to the bricks-and-mortar restaurant industry. They answer a simple question asked by consumers: “Can I stay at home and have a great meal?”

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

A Restaurateur's Guide to Instagram

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 9, 2018 11:16:20 AM

317,865,626. That’s the number of #food hashtags globally on Instagram, rising minute by minute.*

To say that Instagram’s food community is an impactful marketing channel for your restaurant business is an understatement. Restaurateurs need always to be thinking about how every element and square inch of their restaurant can be used to create their unique brand and be “Instagram worthy.”

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

Leveraging Skip the Dishes for Your Restaurant

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Skip the Dishes popped up as an online food delivery service in Saskatoon in 2013 and grew quite quickly until it was purchased by a similar British company, Just Eat, in 2016.

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

Mother's Day Opportunities for Restaurants

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. This creates not only an opportunity to boost business on the day itself, but also for repeat business. You’ll serve guests who may not frequent your restaurant, but are looking for something special. If they have a positive experience, they are likely to come back.

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

Our Ontario: Flanagan's Local Food Program

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 21, 2018 10:50:00 AM

Since the influential book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating was published in 2009, the idea of local food has been studied, refined, argued over and embraced. Whatever might be said about local food and the shapes it can take, the concept remains popular and has wide consumer appeal.

“This is not a trend. Local is here to stay,” says Phil Amaral, Territory Manager at Flanagan Foodservice, in defining local.

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Menu Makeover, Ontario, Canada

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