What Is A Central Production Kitchen, And Why Are Restaurant Brands Increasingly Adding Them To Their Operations?
Multi-unit restaurant operators are increasingly shifting towards a business model with a central production kitchen. It helps them expand operations while keeping food quality consistent across locations and channels, and, equally important, keeping the overhead costs in balance. A major reason for this remarkable shift is that more and more restaurant companies are moving away […]
You can do many things as a franchisor to improve your chances of building a thriving restaurant franchise. However, the most important thing is to engage with the right franchisees. Even if you’ve ticked all the right boxes and executed every step of the restaurant franchise playbook to perfection, your ability to attract and retain […]
Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategies, Tactics & Tips [& The Single Most Profitable Pricing Strategy Smart Operators Use to Drive Profits Through the Roof]
As an F&B manager in a large multi-outlet operation [or a hotel chain], you’re used to focusing on the cost side of things. Shaving a percentage point off food costs here… eking out a few extra pennies by tightening up inventory procedures… stomping out waste. Every little bit adds up, right? But… there’s another side […]
You don’t have to be Starbucks or Mcdonald’s to win at franchising, but you have to get the basics right. We’ve studied small and midsize restaurant groups and found ten essential elements for running a successful restaurant franchise business. Managing a chain of company-owned restaurants is very different from working with franchisees. Your goal as […]
Virtual Restaurant Brands—How To Build A Delivery-Only Concept Into A Fast-Growing Sustainable Franchise
If one thing is certain, consumers want food delivered to their homes ready to eat. The European Online Food Delivery Market is projected to reach US$ 66.2 Billion by 2027 with a 10,7% year over year growth. Let those numbers sink in for a second. That’s massive. New avenues for revenue and growth are opening […]
Pitfalls Of Starting A Restaurant Franchise — Is Your F&B Concept Fit For Expansion? Are You Ready To Deal With Franchisees?
Franchising is a time-tested business model that allows restaurant owners to scale their business fast and efficiently. However, like every business model, it has a few drawbacks you should consider. In this post, we are NOT exploring the benefits of a restaurant franchise. Instead, we embrace the dark side and look at the pain points […]
Creating a successful and profitable business is every restaurant operator’s goal. If you run a thriving F&B business, your concept may offer opportunities to expand beyond your current locations. However, expanding your brand does present a challenge: to succeed, you need to invest plenty of time, resources, and capital. The latter is the most significant […]
For restaurant operators and F&B operations managers, the devil really is in the details. It’s an ironclad rule in the hospitality industry and menu costing is no exception. The most important of those details is your cost baseline. It’s essential for everything you do, from menu pricing to closing the gap between theoretical and actual […]
Instead of trying to conquer the food delivery space on their own, foodservice operators can also gain market share through established virtual restaurant brands. Over the past few years, the hospitality industry has been evolving at breakneck speed to meet consumers’ ever-increasing expectations of speed, choice, and convenience. The demand for convenience, of course, isn’t […]
“What can Apicbase do for our _______?” Fill in the blank with: ‘100 hotel restaurants’… ‘15 fast-casual outlets’, … ‘a fine-dining franchise on three continents’, or… ‘an emerging dark kitchen network.’ … and you get a question that lands in my inbox a few times every week. And, every time I see it, I have […]