Restaurant News Roundup 10/11

Bottles of Liquor at Bar with Costs on Chalkboard Menu
Oct 11, 2019 // by Jordan Brydges

Topics: Restaurant Management

5 Reasons Restaurant Should Self-Deliver

 

Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats we all know them and use them but should restaurants be using these third-party vendors or opt for their own delivery?  Restaurants report delivery as 40% of their total sales, while some of the third-party vendors take up to 30% of each order.  This adds up quickly so it might be in the best interest of the restaurant to reconsider if they want to continue to use these platforms. 

 

High Labor Prices Means Higher Menu Prices

 

Since August 2015, restaurant menu prices are up 11%.  Labor costs as a percentage have continued to rise due to competition for labor and higher minimum wages in others.  This leave restaurant operators with their hands tied because they need to keep prices higher to maintain profitability, but will this keep customers away or limit how much they dine out?  

 

Other Headlines This Week 

 

New Tip Pooling, Tip Credit Rules Proposed by the DOL

 

The Lengths Workers Go Through to Get Time Off

 

5 Craft Beer Trends to Watch 

 

Netflix-like Technology Gives Wine Drinkers Personalized Recommendations 

 

 

 

Jordan Brydges

About the author, Jordan Brydges

Jordan is a marketing intern at Backbar and a business student studying marketing. She has been working in the restaurant industry for 8 years and developed a passion for cooking and a love of red wine.

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