Is it the right time for you to open your own fine dining restaurant? After years of working as a master chef and perfecting your recipes, you can manage a busy kitchen with ease and have created a full menu of gastronomic delights certain to please. Opening a successful fine dining restaurant requires more than exceptional skills and recipes, however – you also need to have significant funds to invest. Fine dining restaurants are the most expensive eateries to open, with startup costs beginning at around $500,000 for a modest establishment. Fortunately, there are ways a savvy restaurateur can lower the cost of opening a Fine Dining restaurant to make it a more easily attainable goal. The following guide shows some of the higher startup expenses fine dining restaurateurs face, along with some proven strategies for reining in these costs. Continue reading “Cost of Opening a Fine Dining Restaurant” »
As the owner of a Fine Dining restaurant, you are responsible for ensuring that every moment of your diners’ visits is exceptional. You have achieved this by making certain that every detail, from your décor to your wine and culinary offerings, contributes to creating a perfect dining experience. The point of sale system you choose should be designed in the same way: with every function carefully calculated to help your Fine Dining restaurant deliver flawless service. Pinnacle Hospitality Systems’ POSitouch and Dinerware POS Systems for Fine Dining Restaurants rise to the challenge: both were created with a full list of features designed to help your Fine Dining restaurant deliver the outstanding service your customers deserve! Continue reading “POS Systems for Fine Dining Restaurants” »
Are you searching for a way to make the service at your fine dining restaurant as exceptional as your cuisine? Flawless, personalized service that makes each individual feel like your most important concern will make meals at your fine dining restaurant such enjoyable experiences that your guests will be eager to return. This kind of superlative service is only possible with a full-featured POS solution customized to meet the specific needs of fine dining restaurants. Pinnacle Hospitality Systems’ Dinerware and POSitouch fine dining restaurant point of sale solutions ably meet these requirements, with a plethora of features that will raise service at your restaurant to a fine art. Continue reading “Fine Dining Restaurant Point of Sale Solutions” »
Last week, Johnson & Wales University in North Miami inaugurated its Zest awards at a private reception. The university in partnership with Miami Magazine gave awards to local restaurants, chefs and other food and beverage professionals in five categories; culinary innovator, best restaurant 2012, newcomer chef of the year, baking and pastry innovator, top beverage professional and community nominee. Winners were chosen by culinary instructors from the university, members of the university’s epicurean society and a food writer from the magazine. Continue reading “Some Local Zest” »
Congratulations to Prime Italian for being named one of the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants. OpenTable an online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation announced the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States this week. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly five million reviews submitted between March 1, 2001 and February 29, 2012, by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading “Prime Italian is One Hot Spot!” »
Tropical Acres Steakhouse will celebrate its reopening on Tuesday. Six months after a fire severely damaged Broward County’s oldest steakhouse, the owner and staff are finally ready to open their doors again. The restaurant first opened in 1949 at the same location it is today: 2500 Griffin Rd, Dania Beach. This popular family-owned restaurant was closed down Aug. 29, after a piece of laundry equipment sparked a blaze that destroyed the kitchen and caused extensive water damage to the dining room and banquet facilities. In total, more than 17,000 square feet were destroyed at a cost of more than a million dollars.
Since the fire, owner Jack Studiale said the restaurant has received more than 1,000 notes and emails from customers who miss the place. Continue reading “Back and Better than Ever” »
Mass media advertising can be expensive, and it’s not that effective for a small business. Local store marketing is definitely the way to expand your brand name and business. Using local tactics to build a strong and loyal customer base in the 3–5-mile trading area around your locations will have much more impact. There are three primary elements of a good local-store marketing program: partnerships, personal selling, and public relations. Continue reading “The Three P’s of Local Marketing: Partnerships, Personal Selling and Public Relations” »