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Seasons Bounty: A simple way to increase cafe profit

One of the easiest ways for a cafe to stretch it’s purchasing dollar is by putting food up, or preserving. At this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, the bounty of the season is readily apparent, not only at farmer’s markets, but also at the grocery or through your produce vendor.

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Seasoning Your Menu

Solutions for Operators I hate to point this out, but Fall is nearly upon us in the Northern Hemisphere. This morning upon waking, the air was chilled; admittedly sensitive to cold, I had to wear sweats. Do you change your cafe menus with the seasons? It’s a great way to keep your existing customers intrigued […]

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Starting a New Cafe or Restaurant? Things You Should Consider..

Bluntly, there are many folks who get into the cafe and restaurant business that are in over their heads. Today, when I receive an inquiry about consulting a startup, one of the first things I do is hand over and share a fairly comprehensive list of tasks that will need to be done. There’s around 300 items that a new startup or location needs to consider before opening the doors.

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Blame It On The Location

Location, location, location. What if your cafe location is wrong? One of the most important criteria in the foodservice industry is putting your business in a strategic location. Old school restaurant startup consultants will gather as much data on location as they can, including government vehicle counts and even spot counting in person at possible […]

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