Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Strategy

What you need to know about automatic gratuity laws for restaurants

To automate or not? That’s the question when it comes to tipping...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Finding the best suppliers for your restaurant: A simple guide

Restaurant suppliers are one of the most important components you need to...

Insights

Renting/leasing a commercial kitchen: What business owners need to know

Need more room for your food and beverage business? Learn how to...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

How to franchise a restaurant

Restaurant franchising has a number of benefits for both the franchisee and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant expansion: How to expand your business to another state

Restaurant expansion can help your business become more profitable, connect with a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Dining excellence: How to improve restaurant operations

Learn tips for enhancing the customer experience and how to improve restaurant...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a great restaurant shift report (with an example)

Completing a daily shift report helps you share information with your team...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food that sells: Strategies for selling the most profitable restaurant menu items

Certain restaurant foods are more profitable than others, but simply knowing that...

Start a small business

Culinary dreams: How to open a restaurant with no money

Interested in financing a restaurant startup, but low on funds? Learn how...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Free bar opening and closing checklists

Bar opening and closing checklists can help streamline your bar’s daily operations...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant renovations: Understanding costs and budgeting for success

While restaurant renovations often require lots of time, money, and labor upfront,...

Accounting

Operating expenses 101 for small businesses

Operating expenses are the costs a business incurs through its regular and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What are market-price menu items and why your restaurant should offer them

Market price allows restaurant owners to pass along the fluctuating costs of...

Staffing

Top 10 recruiting websites to help you find and hire restaurant staff

Need to find and hire talent for your restaurant? Check out this...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant awards: How to get nominated and win a James Beard Award

The James Beard Awards are sometimes called the “Oscars of the culinary...

Clover app partners

6 ways to use excess & expiring inventory in your kitchen (plus prevention tips)

Every time your kitchen staff throws an ingredient away because it expired...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food and nutrition literacy guide for health conscious restaurants

Healthy food choices are increasingly important to diners today. Learn how restaurants...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Average restaurant owner salary in 2023

Restaurant owner salary amounts can vary dramatically based on factors such as...

Run your business

Bar management: Improving operations with your bar POS system

Bar POS systems can make it easier for your staff to deliver...

Staffing

How to manage restaurant staff effectively

An effective restaurant management system plays a key role in business success....

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How you can use QR code ordering to make your restaurant service more personal

QR codes can help restaurants boost efficiency, streamline operations, and create even...

Marketing

Restaurant marketing strategies to grow your business

The right combination of engaging restaurant marketing strategies can help set your...

Payments & processing

How to help increase restaurant revenue with digital payment solutions

For small business owners who are interested in how to increase restaurant...

Marketing

How to create an effective catering marketing plan

Marketing your catering business can be a unique challenge in that you...

Clover news

Fiserv deepens Clover and BentoBox integration to unify restaurant operations

BROOKFIELD, Wis., October 3, 2023 – Fiserv, Inc. (NYSE: FI), a leading global provider of...

Clover partner solutions

How to improve order accuracy in your restaurant

And dine-in isn’t the only area where we’re seeing boosts. In the...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

5 ways to boost bar business in Dry January and Sober October

By embracing the alcohol-free social trends of Dry January and Sober October,...

Staffing

What is a restaurant employee training manual and why do I need one?

A restaurant training manual can be a vital roadmap for your establishment’s...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

From farm to fork: How restaurants embrace tech to help ensure food safety

The integration of technology into the restaurant industry has brought about a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a catering invoice

Catering can be a challenging business. That’s why it’s more important than...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant management tips: Maximizing POS system potential

In the world of restaurant management, the right tools can make all...

Staffing

17 restaurant job descriptions for front of house

Front of house restaurant staff duties and responsibilities play a pivotal role...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to reduce restaurant turnover rate

High turnover in the restaurant industry is a common problem–and an expensive...

Customer service

What is a prix fixe menu?

In the ever-evolving realm of fine dining restaurants, a prix fixe menu...

Start a small business

How to start a catering business in 7 steps

Despite slow growth in the restaurant industry, it’s a good time to...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Should your restaurant switch to a no-tipping policy?

Post-pandemic, some of the big-name restaurants that started the no-tipping movement have...

Start a small business

How to launch your eatertainment business

Today’s consumer is hungry for experiences. They’re yearning for in-person connection with...

Clover news

Restaurants can streamline order management with new Clover Kitchen Display System

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 14, 2023– Restaurants can streamline order management while syncing...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Run your restaurant more efficiently with the Clover Kitchen Display System (KDS)

Introducing Clover Kitchen Display System (KDS). Our new system can help restaurants...

Guides

Bartender licensing: A guide for employers

Helping your servers and other employees get their bartending licenses can be...

Marketing

How to take product pictures that stand out

Learning how to take product pictures that stand out can feel daunting,...

Clover partner solutions

Clover’s got restaurant delivery covered: 4 services to try

Many restaurants consider order delivery a must-have business. Let Clover help you...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

3 reasons why you should offer a mocktail menu at your restaurant or bar

Have you noticed more sober-curious guests at your restaurant or bar? If...

Meet the Merchant

Inga’s Alpine Tavern

After working for a Catholic school non-profit for 13 years, Mary McKnabb...

Clover app partners

New and notable in the Clover App Market: April 2023

Samsung Ordering Kiosk Let customers take charge of the ordering process with...

Meet the Merchant

WILD Park Slope

In this installment of Meet the Merchant, we speak to Marina Charny,...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to get a Michelin Star: Criteria and best practices

For nearly a century, Michelin Stars have served as a benchmark for...

Inventory

How to do bar inventory in 7 simple steps

Learning how to do bar inventory is important for anyone interested in...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to conduct alcohol server training: A guide for restaurants and bars

Careless alcohol service can have dire consequences, but alcohol server training can...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

12 restaurant entertainment ideas to keep guests coming back

Restaurant entertainment has come a long way since the age of lounge...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Tip pooling and tip splitting: The complete guide for restaurant owners

What is tip pooling, and how does it differ from tip splitting?...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Simple restaurant kitchen layout ideas that optimize back of house operations

For those seeking simple restaurant kitchen layout ideas, considering all of your...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The 10 best non-slip restaurant work shoes for chefs and servers

Uniforms aren’t just about having the right chef’s coat or the proper...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Adding QR code ordering to your Clover POS [5 benefits]

For many restaurants, QR code ordering has been a game-changer with staying...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What to know about leasing a restaurant space

There’s a lot of thought and legwork that goes into leasing a...

Marketing

How to create a restaurant website

Join us as we explore how to create a restaurant website that...

Reporting

How to determine and measure your restaurant KPIs

Build a better business with restaurant key performance indicators that can help...

Marketing

Find money-making restaurant marketing ideas and sales techniques

How do you attract more customers to your restaurant? By building a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Should you have a soft opening for your restaurant?

Before you have your grand opening, consider having a restaurant soft opening,...

Staffing

5 tips for updating your tipping policy to retain employees

In today's tight labor market, it's more important than ever for restaurants...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

List of essential equipment needed to start a restaurant

This article details the back-of-house equipment needed to start a restaurant, including...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

10 exciting restaurant grand opening ideas

Build a strong community presence by incorporating some of these restaurant grand...

Loyalty

8 restaurant loyalty and rewards program ideas

Discover how incorporating restaurant loyalty program ideas into your business strategy can...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

12 restaurant interior design ideas that can help attract business

Use these interesting and effective restaurant interior design ideas to create your brand of...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a restaurant business plan

Here’s a look at how to write a restaurant business plan that can help prepare...

Accounting

5 best restaurant payroll software

We’ve put together a list of some of the best restaurant payroll software options...

Accounting

5 best restaurant accounting software

Here’s a look at some popular accounting software products, including some basic...

Security

Importance of cybersecurity for restaurants

The shift to online business means increased vulnerability to cyber attacks. Though...

Clover partner solutions

10 holidays that drove the highest food delivery sales

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt worldwide, many people...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant checklists for daily operations

Daily restaurant opening checklist This restaurant checklist runs through many of the tasks that should...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant terms you need to know

Restaurant workers use a well-developed and increasingly universal lingo to communicate important...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How much does it cost to open a restaurant?

The cost of opening a restaurant varies from business to business. Read...

Staffing

15 restaurant interview questions to ask job candidates

Here are 15 interview questions restaurant managers or owners can use to help learn...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

11 types of restaurant categories & dining experiences

Before you start a new restaurant or change your existing service model,...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to create a restaurant menu

These restaurant menu design tips can help you learn how to create a restaurant menu that...

Insights

5 lessons from Hulu’s ‘The Bear’ on how to run a small business

Hulu’s hit series The Bear is about a small business owner, and...

Start a small business

How to open a restaurant

Tips for starting a restaurant The first steps for starting a business include lots of...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The power of inventory management: 3 ways restaurant owners are saving money with MarketMan

Learn how to increase profitability, lower cost of goods sold and streamline...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to make a high-performing kids’ menu for your restaurant

Learn how to build a high-performing kids’ menu that boosts sales and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Apps that make back of house operations run more smoothly for restaurants

Communication is key to smooth restaurant operations and great guest experiences. These...

Clover partner solutions

Delivering now: Order with Google integrated in Clover

With Order with Google integrated in Clover any online orders your restaurant...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to reduce food waste in restaurants

Aside from the environmental and social toll that this waste generates, throwing...

Staffing

How three small businesses are dealing with the incredible shrinking workforce

After the biggest disruption to the American workforce in modern history, small...

Philanthropy

Inspiring ways local restaurants are making global impacts

From feeding displaced Ukrainians to replenishing reefs with oyster shells, here’s how...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food and beverage industry trends for 2022

The food and beverage industry is on the rebound, but continues to...

Resources

The top 10 restaurant management blogs to follow

Use this guide to help find the information you need to give...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Understanding the 80/20 tip rule

This article explains what the 80/20 tip rule is, why it exists,...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

6 ways coffee shops can partner with other local businesses

Coffee shops have a lot of visibility within their community since they...

Clover partner solutions

Labor shortages getting your restaurant down? Forget hiring, think technology

Are labor shortages getting your restaurant down? This technology strategy from Applova...

Start a small business

How to open a ghost kitchen

As the world returns back to normal, a new dining trend is...

Clover partner solutions

The future of restaurant loyalty: restaurant meal subscriptions

Read for information about how Restaurant Subscriptions work, what they offer you...

Insights

2022 technology trends to watch in food and beverage businesses

Forecasting food-service trends for 2022 means leaning on hard data and lessons...

Clover product news

5 reasons every restaurant needs Clover Online Ordering with Delivery now

Clover® Online Ordering with Delivery lets restaurants of all sizes offer customers...

Marketing

5 ways an optimized website can supercharge restaurant sales

Whether you’re struggling to DIY yourself to a strong website or paying...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is fine dining? Here’s a guide for creating a special restaurant experience

There’s something gratifying about providing this special experience for others — which...

Run your business

6 ways coffee shops and cafes can run seasonal specials more effectively

Seasonal specials can be a great way to build your brand and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is restaurant tax? What business owners need to know

The IRS has an entire guide dedicated to helping restaurant owners avoid...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Licenses and permits needed to open a restaurant

Because licenses are legally required, not having them could lead to serious...

Clover news

Clover recognized by The Strawhecker Group as Restaurant Smart Terminal Provider of the Year

BROOKFIELD, Wis., December 20, 2021 – Clover® from Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading provider of...

Clover partner solutions

5 tips from Grubhub for building a successful delivery menu

Grubhub’s delivery experts share 5 tips to help you build a successful...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

8 ways to make your cafe everyone’s favorite remote work spot

Indoor dining is making a comeback! As hybrid working becomes a norm...

Clover news

Fiserv completes acquisition of BentoBox

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 22, 2021– Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of...

Clover app partners

4 reasons restaurants should try the new Clover Online Ordering with Delivery

Now restaurants of all sizes can offer online food delivery service with...

Clover news

Restaurants have a new affordable and flexible delivery option with launch of Clover Online Ordering with Delivery

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – November 10, 2021 – Addressing the growing needs of restaurants...

Clover news

Fiserv to expand digital storefront capabilities with acquisition of BentoBox

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 18, 2021– Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to photograph food well

If you’ve ever taken a picture of your meal for Instagram, you...

Clover partner solutions

5 reasons restaurants partner with third-party delivery apps

Delivery is here to stay and becoming an integral part of many...

Clover partner solutions

Make online orders with delivery simple with this Clover-Grubhub solution

We at Clover are thrilled to announce Grubhub integrated into Clover, our...

Clover news

Independent restaurants can streamline operations of online orders through new Clover and Grubhub integration

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2021– Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of...

Clover news

Fiserv powers full-service restaurants to succeed in today’s new operating environment with launch of Clover Station Solo

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 3, 2021– Restaurants can simplify business operations and accept...

Staffing

How to source, hire, and train employees brand-new to market

As consumers gain more confidence coming back to restaurants, many business owners...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is a pop-up restaurant?

How do pop-up restaurants work? How do you start one, and why...

Accounting

How to finance a restaurant

What is restaurant financing? Broadly speaking, restaurant financing is the capital you...

Accounting

Give your business a boost with the SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant

If you run a food and beverage business, it’s probably been a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What to consider when designing your restaurant floor plan

Sometimes, something as simple as a well-designed floor plan may be all...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to optimize your restaurant menu to maximize profits

Check out these tips on how to optimize your menu to maximize...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

7 benefits of online ordering systems for restaurants

While these consumer benefits may be the driving force behind this growing...

Run your business

Connect with your customers with the Clover app

Combining the power of Clover Customer Engagement suite with the freedom of...

Ecommerce

Auditing your restaurant’s online presence

Now is an excellent time to assess your online presence and make...

Covid-19

Health code violations: What they are & how to prepare for an inspection

Customers are unlikely to visit your establishment if it fails to meet...

Marketing

6 effective restaurant promotion ideas

Against this backdrop, you may be concerned about how your restaurant will...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Turning the tables: Reviewing restaurant review sites

Given the sheer number of restaurant rating sites, how can you possibly...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to help increase restaurant sales

With slight modifications, many of the strategies that worked in the past...

Covid-19

QR codes for restaurants: Helping your business adapt to the pandemic

This transition wasn’t immediate, since specialized equipment was previously needed to read...

Money management

Understanding restaurant profit margins and their importance

As a restaurant owner, you want to keep sales high and costs...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Average restaurant revenue and what it means to your business

As a restaurant owner, calculating your average revenue is vital for numerous...

Clover app partners

Holiday promotions that won’t break the bank

Smart and effective marketing starts with a strategy. Before planning out any...

Clover news

Restaurants enhance touchless dining experience with Scan to Order from Clover

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 28, 2020–Restaurants that utilize the popular Clover® point-of-sale (POS) platform...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to make the 2020 Holiday Calendar work for you

Due to social distancing measures, Halloween is expected to be much more...

Meet the Merchant

Sushi Lab

In this installment, we speak to Jeremy Poon of Sushi Lab in...

Payments & processing

4 reasons your restaurant needs scan to order now

This Scan to Order feature creates a fully contactless ordering and payment...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Using memberships and subscriptions to grow your business

There’s nothing new about membership and subscription models. The newspaper industry was...

Meet the Merchant

Beak Restaurant

Our Meet the Merchant series features Q&As with real-world Clover merchants. Read...

Covid-19

Why your seasonal business needs an online presence

It’s the peak season for summer seasonal businesses. While many states have...

Biz ops

Clover Online Ordering: Solutions for restaurants

Starting in late May, all 50 states began the process of reopening...

Clover news

Clover Online Ordering helps restaurants connect with customers and optimize their business

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2020– Restaurants can connect with customers, simplify the...

Covid-19

COVID-19 Restaurant Survival Guide

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Restaurant...

Clover news

‘Dine and dash’ redefined with new Clover Scan to Pay feature

BROOKFIELD, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 12, 2020– Restaurants can offer guests a more efficient,...

Accounting

10+ Spring holiday promotional ideas to help your restaurant business flourish

The holiday season isn’t over just because it’s January. Here are three...

Meet the Merchant

Ludwig’s German Table

Running a successful local business is difficult. Introducing our Meet the Merchants—a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Business refresh: Creating a resolutions menu for your restaurant

Local, plant-based, gluten-free—is your menu ready for the 2020s? Check out these...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How restaurants can attract families

You don’t have to overhaul your business model in order to become...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

6 event ideas to pack your bar with customers

A consistently slow weeknight in your bar isn’t a drag, it’s an...

Ecommerce

Clover apps to make your business more fun

These apps add a splash of fun to the customer experience and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Hosting a class to grow your restaurant & bar sales

Designed strategically, classes can be used to drive sales, reward loyalty, and...

Marketing

How to market your restaurant space for special events

Succeeding in the event-planning world takes more than just a special table...

Customer service

How to handle difficult customers effectively

Whether it’s because someone on your staff made a mistake or because...

Biz ops

Walk-ins or reservations—what’s the right mix for your restaurant?

It’s one of the trickiest questions in the restaurant business: should you...

Biz ops

How to increase ticket size at your restaurant

Any successful restaurant owner knows that, in order to thrive, they need...

Clover app partners

Make “Kids Eat Free” work for your restaurant

Kids-eat-free is seductive, family-forward, and a no-brainer for parents. Making it work...

Biz ops

How smart restaurants deal with rising labor costs

Hourly wages in the restaurant industry are on the rise. For merchants...

Customer service

How to make an unbeatable in-restaurant experience

Today’s consumers have more options to choose from than ever for dining...

Accounting

Happy hour overhaul: Rethinking your drink special (Part 2)

Ready to upgrade your Happy Hour? We asked top-shelf industry experts to...

Accounting

Happy hour overhaul: Rethinking your drink special (Part 1)

Ready to upgrade your Happy Hour? We asked top-shelf industry experts to...

Money management

4 cash flow management strategies for bars

For bar owners, managing cash flow is key to keeping the business...

Biz ops

Win the waiting game: How to keep customers from leaving when tables are full – Part 2

Want your restaurant’s popularity to last? There is a right and wrong...

Customer service

Win the waiting game: How to keep customers from leaving when tables are full – Part 1

Want your restaurant’s popularity to last? There is a right and wrong...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

If you’re in the restaurant business, somebody’s probably told you that most...

Ecommerce

4 awesome apps full-service restaurants need now

When you run a restaurant, you need to bring your A-game. Managing...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Launching your restaurant right

You’ve spent months of your life, and thousands of dollars, working towards...

Clover app partners

6 awesome Clover apps every bar needs

Clover can help take your bar to the next level with amazing...

Philanthropy

Build your business by tapping into your community

Community involvement is not only personally rewarding, it can be good business...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant business planning: How one general manager set SMART goals

One restaurant manager approached his new job with big ideas for how...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Cultivate a stellar restaurant staff with these hiring and management tips

In a tight labor market, finding and keeping great employees will give...

Accounting

QSRs, it pays to get creative with food promotions. Here’s how one Clover merchant did it.

Matthew Ling runs three restaurants in downtown Newark. Clover’s promo’s calendars have...

Enterprise behavior

Enterprise behavior: How to calculate your restaurant’s food costs

Want to keep your restaurant’s costs down? Calculating your food costs is...

Staffing

5 types of restaurant employee theft, and how to prevent them

Employee theft is a major problem in the restaurant industry. From unlicensed...

Ecommerce

5 apps that will transform restaurant management

Nothing ruins the perfect meal like bad customer service. Now with these...

Ecommerce

New & notable in the Clover App Market: June 2017

This summer, spend more time with your customers. New & Notable in...

Insights

Enterprise behavior: Streamlining order delivery

Restaurants that don’t have systems in place to deliver food to customers...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

6 tactics for unifying the front and back of house for restaurants

To ensure a steady flow and a positive communication between the front...