We’re Dishing: Secrets from New England’s Rising Star Chefs
Last night in Providence, StarChefs.com honored the 32 winners of the 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards.
It’s the first time that the magazine for culinary insiders brought their awards roadshow to our area. And when they did, magic happened.
Here's the recap complete with the restaurants you've got to visit this summer, drool-worthy spring menu items, exquisite plating...
Food Fads: Sichuan Buttons, Sriracha & Other Ingredients to Spice Up Your Menu
Some people like it hot, hot, hot! Is your menu ready for those guests that crave a little extra spice in their meal?
From Sriracha hot sauce to flowers that give an electric tingle to the tip of your tongue, get inspiration for how you can start to use these exotic ingredients to spice up your menu and satisfy your diners' craving to kick things up a notch, or two.
Spicy ingredients for...
Did You Know? Cafes are the Quickest Growing Fast Food Sector
People love cafes and now, more than ever before, they're choosing cafes over other fast-food options when they're on the go.
According to Businessweek, cafes grew by 9 percent last year, making it the fastest growing segment in the fast-food industry.
sales in independent cafes grew by 6 percent last year
Since this includes independent cafes as well as small and large chains, it’s worth...
(More) Quick Tips for Better Customer Retention
We recently shared a post on customer retention; what it is and why it's so important to your business. We even shared some ideas about different areas you can focus on to improve your retention rates.
But you're busy, we get it. With so much going on in your business it can be daunting to think about adding another item to your long to-do list.
The good news is that great customer...
What is Customer Retention and Why Does it Matter For Your Restaurant?
Retention, what does it mean?
Retention is the measure of how well you create loyal repeat customers for your business. A lot of factors go into retention, including menu, server performance and marketing insights. At Swipely, retention is a big deal and we've built tools to help business owners not only track this key metric, but improve it.
Did you know Retention can also help you grow...