Now Serving – JANUARY – Ideas to Increase Your Revenue in the New Year & It’s National Oatmeal Month

January 2013 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 49
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Happy New Year! Can you believe that it is 2013!? I can’t. I feel like as you get older the time goes by faster and faster. Now that we are a couple of weeks in to the new year, how are your New Year’s Resolutions holding up? We will not judge you if you have already slipped. Resolutions aren’t always the easiest to keep. I like to take time and reflect on the past year, and think about what changes I can make to do things better for the following year. I rarely set black and white “resolutions”. Fireworks

This morning we had our annual meeting of how we can make things better for you, our great customers, in 2013. A few things that you should see happening around ShortOrder.com in 2013: a new, even more user-friendly look to the site, a wider variety of payment options for your orders, and useful videos for our products. Drop us a line on our Facebook page if you have any other suggestions for us.

Don’t forget about our great clearance section that carries scratched and dented, and discontinued products that are all covered by the full manufacturer warranty. Another way to save money with ShortOrder.com is by submitting a product review for any of our products. We give away $50 to a random reviewer. We didn’t have any submissions in December. JUST THINK if you would have submitted a review, you would have been our winner!

In this month’s issue: Simple ways to generate more income for your restaurant, an easy recipe to celebrate National Oatmeal Month, and our Featured Products: a Scotsman ice machine, a Panasonic microwave, and a Beverage-Air sandwich prep station.

Remember, we have created this newsletter for you! If there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout!

We would always love to hear from you!

Stay Warm!

Meghan Jarrell

 

New Year, New Ideas

Simple Ways to Generate More Income

Starting a new year is always a good time to take a step back and evaluate your revenue. The restaurant industry tends to fluctuate up and down. In a recent blog on etundra, Riding the Waves: 5 Ways to Boost Your Revenue, Andrew Call highlights some simple changes you can make to help build your business.

First, cut food costs. Establish a report to narrow down the ten foods that you spend the most on each month. Talk to your distributors, or shop around for a new one that can save you money on those products. Remember, that buying in bulk can often save money in the long run as well.

Second, give your employees the power to make you money. They are the face of your restaurant, and have the ability to make, or break a customer’s experience. Clip ArtContinually have ongoing trainings, to update and review procedures with them, and to set goals. Provide your employees with incentives to perform well. Happy customers usually buy more, and return in the future.

Third, educate yourself on your restaurant equipment. It will save you unnecessary expenses if you can service and maintain the equipment yourself. Labor and repair costs can add up quickly. Use your resources including the manufacturer’s customer service line to attempt to fix something on your own, before calling a technician.

Fourth, be sure that you are utilizing today’s technology. It is now 2013! Customers are more often going to the world wide web to look up information such as menu’s, deals, reviews, etc… before even stepping out of the house. You don’t want to miss out on business from being behind the times. Be sure to get involved in the conversation, including social media outlets, digital newsletters, and even text messages sharing daily specials.

Lastly, diversify your income. Your revenue can become monotonous, and when you least expect it, it could drop. Be prepared by changing things up a bit. You can add retail items such as hats and t-shirts. You can offer take-out or delivery, if you don’t already do so. You can also start catering special events. It is necessary to be aware of the changing ways of the industry. Be flexible with your ideas and business practice. It might not hurt to re-evaluate the way you have always done something, and to try something new, after all, it is a new year!

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Featured Recipe

Baked Oatmeal

Whip up this quick recipe from tasteofhome.com in honor of National Oatmeal Month

Yield: 9 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups quick-cooking oats
  • I Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinammon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • Additional Milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 9×9 pan
  2. In large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In separate bowl whisk eggs, milk and butter together
  4. Stir into oat mixture until blended
  5. Spoon into pan, bake for 40-45 min or until set. Serve warm with milk

Baked oatmeal

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