The Fastest Way to Get a Delivery Program Up and Running

Today’s restaurant operators can now use several channels to reach their guests, including: bricks-and-mortar seating catering takeout drive-thru delivery Digital ordering apps and online delivery platforms have grown the delivery channel exponentially. Among them, online delivery — particularly, via third-party providers— is garnering the most attention because it holds the biggest promise of boosting sales. Last year, the Read More

The Significant Role Plastic Straws Play in Health and Safety

Straws are often thought of as a modern-day convenience, but straws have been used by almost every culture throughout history. The oldest evidence of straw usage dates to Ancient Sumeria. Long, thin tubes of precious metals which were placed into jars of beer to reach the liquid beneath the fermentation were found in Sumerian royal Read More

The Inn-side scoop on our Member of the Month

Our September Member of the Month is inn-spiring! Meet Anthony Sexton, owner of the Victorian House Bed & Breakfast in St. Augustine. Anthony is a member of our newest chapter, the Florida Inns. While he’s always loved the hospitality industry, managing an Inn is his first time on the lodging side. Now a seasoned innkeeper Read More

Is email marketing part of your recipe for success?

It takes more than great food to get customers into your restaurant. It also takes a healthy serving of email marketing. Email marketing is the most effective way to incentivize your best customers to spend more money with you, win back diners who haven’t been to your business in a while, and attract people that Read More

Preemption and Home Rule: Why Businesses Need Both

Lately, the fight between Floridians promoting home rule and those advocating for statewide preemption has been as hot as the late-summer afternoons. Preemption is not a dirty word, and home rule should not be considered profane either. These concepts appear to be mutually exclusive and opposite, but there is space for both. Without diving headlong Read More