Ken Burgin

Month: October 2021

Future of Restaurants - Ken Burgin

The Future of Restaurants & Cafes after the Pandemic – Podcast Interview

It was great to talk with hospitality industry expert Michelle Pascoe on The Michelle Pascoe Hospitality Podcast, about what I see as the future of restaurants, cafes and foodservice after the pandemic storms settle. I’ve already shared some of my thoughts on how we should expect a tough and demanding summer and the importance of …

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Rise Menu Prices

How to Raise Restaurant Menu Prices without Negative Pushback

Inflation is back, following dramatic rises in energy costs, wages and all the food & beverage supplies we purchase. Operators still holding the price of meals to what they were 12 months ago are bearing the brunt of massive increases in the cost of ingredients. And profitability is suffering. Setting prices is approached with fear …

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Restaurant Marketing

3 New Restaurant Marketing Opportunities in November

With business turned upside down in the pandemic, we need every excuse for a party or promotion. There are three from the retail space that can easily be adapted for restaurants and cafes in November – just add imagination and stir! Hopefully, you have a buildup for Christmas parties, but there’s no reason not to …

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Government Grants for Restaurants

Latest Government Grants for Restaurants, Cafes & Hospitality

With the ongoing pandemic, there have been regular grants and subsidies offered by the states, Commonwealth and local government. These cover subsidies for business costs and wages, tax rebates and refunds, and part funding for equipment and reducing energy costs. For successful applications, accurate and up-to-date financial information is essential, and audits are not uncommon. …

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Hospitality Events Calendar

Calendar of Hospitality Industry Events and Promotions

Keep up to date with cafe, restaurant and foodservice trade fairs, webinars, industry conferences and events in Australia 2021 – 2022. Plus important dates for customer promotions – think outside the square! More events are also available on the Restaurant Marketing Calendar for Social & Environmental Issues if you want to celebrate and commemorate important …

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Pandemic recovery plan

Expect a tough, demanding summer for restaurants and cafes

The Covid delta variant is widespread, limiting activity and creating fear of new variations. People are nervous, which always limits spending. There’s very little of the ‘see you on the other side’ mentality that was a saving feature of 2020. What are the challenges that business operators will need to navigate in the next six …

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