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February 2020

A Quick Guide to Restaurant Branding: What You Need to Know

By Rachel Morgan February 24, 2020 No comments

One of the most important aspects of restaurant management that can’t be overlooked is restaurant branding. Now more than ever, your restaurant’s success is tied to how well you brand your restaurant.

Whether you are in the process of opening a new restaurant or an established owner of a chain, our quick guide to restaurant branding will help make your marketing efforts stand out from the crowd.

3 Restaurant Supply Kits That Will Save You Time

By Rachel Morgan February 20, 2020 No comments

When running a restaurant, finding ways to save you time, no matter how little, can prove to be invaluable. When you don’t have to worry about hundreds of small things, you can focus on the larger, more important task of running a restaurant. A lesser-known time saver are restaurant supply kits.

7 Times Guest Checks Were Featured on TV

By OrderPads February 20, 2020

Restaurant guest checks are a very common site for anyone that dines out. They may even be common to those who stay in, however. Order pads have made several appearances on the big screen, from commercials to TV shows to movies. Here are 7 times guest checks were featured on TV.

​Server Supplies You Can’t Live Without

By OrderPads February 19, 2020 No comments

When it comes to operating a restaurant, keeping track of supply inventory is one of the less exciting parts of the job. Front-of-house items that are used every day are easy to overlook in a busy restaurant. However, your servers always need to be equipped with essential supplies, just like kitchen staff. We’ve rounded up some of the most important and essential server supplies that will ensure an efficient restaurant.

​Order Pad and Guest Check Buying Guide

By OrderPads February 19, 2020 No comments

Order pads, also called guest checks, are an essential item that all restaurants need. But what you may not know is that there are several different features and styles of order pads that you can choose to use at your restaurant. Deciding which order pad is the best one for your restaurant can seem overwhelming. Lucky for you, all you must do is consult OrderPad's handy and helpful buying guide for order pads to learn everything you need to know before purchasing them.

​Are Order Pads Necessary for Small Restaurants?

By OrderPads February 19, 2020

Whether you are a large restaurant or a small restaurant, order pads are one of the most important tools that your waitstaff will use daily. Some smaller restaurants may think they don’t need to have their waitstaff write down their customers’ orders on an order pad. But even small restaurants should utilize waiter order pads. Taking orders this way may seem old-fashioned, but sometimes the old-fashioned approach is the better, more efficient, and more error-proof method.

Efficient Kitchen Management Tips for Restaurants

By Rachel Morgan February 17, 2020 No comments

Efficient kitchen management is a complicated and nuanced goal. One small mistake by the back-of-house staff can have huge ramifications for the whole restaurant. The same is true for front-of-house. Keeping all restaurant staff operating succinctly is crucial to a well-functioning restaurant. Whether you already run the most efficient kitchen imaginable or your kitchen could use some help, these our kitchen management best practices will help you achieve a smooth and efficient kitchen.

8 Restaurants Serving Heart-Shaped Food on Valentine’s Day

By Rachel Morgan February 12, 2020 No comments

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and what better way to show someone you love them than with food. Luckily for you, the following restaurants are serving up Valentine’s day food specials. These limited time offers only come around once a year, so take advantage of these deals and while spending time with a loved one.

Guide to the New Texas First Aid Laws

By Dot It February 10, 2020 No comments

Coinciding with the start of the new year, Texas has implemented a new first aid law. House Bill 496, which went into effect on January 1st, 2020, requires all public schools and open-enrollment charter schools in the state of Texas to have bleeding control kits available on campus. These first aid kits are being referred to as ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits. They are required to be placed in easily accessible areas and are to be included in a school’s emergency preparedness plans.