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The Key to Successful Curbside Pickup (Plus Examples)

By Abby Fox January 29, 2021 No comments

The takeout and delivery business is not slowing down. That means it’s time to make sure your curbside pickup process is smooth and quick for your customers. But how do you set up curbside pickup successfully?

The key to successful curbside pickup is simple: great signage.

Catering Tips for The Big Game

By Dot It January 22, 2021 No comments

This year, the The Big Game will look a little different. Limited in-person tickets and caution around large gatherings mean more people will watch the game from their own living rooms than ever. What does this mean for catering for the big game? Caterers will have to adapt.

How to Manage Your Valentine’s Day LTO

By Dot It January 12, 2021 No comments

Limited time offers, or LTOs, provide a great way to target holidays and events with slight modifications to your current marketing efforts. These campaigns are great ways to attract new customers and excite returning customers. However, they can be difficult if not managed properly. This is especially true for Valentine’s Day.

5 Holiday Restaurant Marketing Examples We Love

By Dot It December 15, 2020 No comments

The holidays may look a little different this year, but that isn't stopping some of our favorite restaurants from spreading cheer and great food. We're seeing a big trend of e-gift cards, online ordering, and lots of delivery options, and restaurants are getting creative in their marketing efforts. Here are 5 holiday restaurant marketing examples we love.

Top 5 Concerns of Dine-In Customers

By Rachel Morgan October 6, 2020 No comments

As restaurants continue to open back up across the country, customers are beginning to feel more comfortable dining in. Restaurants have put several precautions in place to reassure customers of their health and safety practices, including social distancing graphics, table reconfigurations, and facemask mandates. Even so, some customers are still wary of dining in.

How to Cater Virtual Parties

By Dot It May 13, 2020 No comments

Even though shelter-at-home and social distancing rules are still in effect, people are continuing to hold parties – virtual birthday parties, happy hours, and game nights included. A virtual party involves video chatting with friends or family via an online platform such as Zoom. With virtual parties comes an opportunity for virtual catering.

​7 Tips for Alcohol Delivery

By Dot It April 29, 2020 No comments

Alcohol sales in the US make up a large portion of spending. In fact, 2018 saw $253.8 billion in alcohol sales alone. However, with COVID-19 and necessary quarantines, many sales numbers are declining. In order to offset this phenomenon, several state and local governments have made modifications. Common changes deal with alcohol delivery.

5 Takeaways from Restaurant Recovery Week’s Off-Premises as the New Normal

By Dot It April 22, 2020 No comments

Food on Demand hosted the first webinar to kick off Restaurant Recovery Week this week. It featured three panelists: Vishal Agarwal of Itsa Checkmate, Scott Absher of ShiftPixy, and Melissa Chavez of Dot It. In case you missed their webinar entitled Off-Premises as the New Normal, we’ve compiled the top five takeaways restaurants need to know about off-premises as the new normal.

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.

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.