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Better Relationships: Better Work with Jason Lauritsen Guest Jamie Griffin on Knowing When It's Time to Move On

Video: Knowing When It’s Time to Move On From Relationships

How do you know when a relationship has run its course? As the guest of Jason Lauritsen on his podcast, Better Relationships: Better Work, I delve into this question, exploring both personal and professional relationships. Learn how to recognize when it’s time to move on and the importance of safety and grace in fostering strong, […]

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Sipping on Tradition: Bringing the Mint Julep to Your Menu

Sipping on Tradition: Bringing The Mint Julep to Your Menu

The Mint Julep: A Storied Tradition The Mint Julep is a timeless classic, deeply rooted in the heart of Southern tradition, particularly as the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. Its refreshing blend of mint, bourbon, sugar, and water has enchanted palates for centuries by embodying the essence of Southern hospitality and leisure: served in

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Environmental Sustainability in Restaurants: From Ideas to Action

Environmental Sustainability in Restaurants: From Ideas to Action

Adopting sustainable practices isn’t just a trend—it’s a necessity. With increasing consumer awareness and concern for the environment, restaurant sustainability has become a key factor in dining decisions. Restaurant guests are seeking out restaurants with sustainability practices. But what does it mean to practice environmental sustainability in restaurants? What it means to practice sustainability in

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Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Alcohol Trends in Restaurant F&B

Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Alcohol Trends in Restaurant F&B

In the dynamic realm of restaurant food and beverage (F&B), the only constant is change, especially when it comes to alcohol trends. While customer preferences have significantly shifted in recent years, many restaurant bar programs remain static, missing out on the opportunity to engage a broader audience and enhance sales. Current data and emerging trends

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Top Restaurant Metrics to Measure Business Success

Top Restaurant HR Metrics to Measure Business Success

As we venture deeper into the year, Human Resources (HR) stands at the forefront of strategic business success. The role of HR has evolved into a data-driven powerhouse, leveraging key metrics to drive organizational progress. In this detailed exploration, we dive into six critical areas of restaurant HR metrics, unfolding the significance and implications of

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Level Up Your Team: Positive Coaching and Feedback

Level Up Your Team: Positive Coaching & Feedback

  In this comprehensive webinar hosted exclusively for restaurant managers, Jamie Griffin and Kathleen Wood delve into proven strategies that will inspire and motivate your team to new heights. Uncover the transformative power of positive coaching, and explore effective feedback techniques that cultivate excellence. From fostering a culture of continuous improvement to enhancing the overall

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The Top 5 Posts from 2023

The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2023

Every year, Consult to Grow® works to add to our growing repository of free restaurant resources. This year saw our greatest growth with the addition of our online Shop where you can find customizable downloads. In addition, we have developed several blog posts to support your restaurant business. Here are the top five most read

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The Incredible Impact of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

The Incredible Impact of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

As a restaurant owner or operator, you understand that success in the hospitality industry goes beyond exceptional recipes and trendy décor. The secret ingredient? Emotional intelligence. In this blog post, we’ll explore the profound impact of emotionally intelligent leaders on restaurant businesses. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our own

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Restaurant Pay Planning: How to Navigate 2024 Complexity

Navigating 2024 Pay Planning Complexity

As we stand at the threshold of the fiscal year 2024, anticipating salary increases for your restaurant team and strategizing compensation planning becomes a critical aspect of your overall business strategy. In this blog post, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide, combining insights from reputable sources and practical advice to help restaurant owners and HR leaders

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