Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

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...

Inspiration

What food truck owners can teach any small business

Food trucks can offer incredible culinary experiences and exciting opportunities for food-minded...

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...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

6 reasons Clover is a perfect POS for coffee shops

Coffee shops are fast-paced, high volume, constantly changing businesses. Having a POS...

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...

Start a small business

How to start a food stand

By contrast, food stands and trucks are mobile, allowing them to relocate...

Meet the Merchant

Lonni’s Sandwiches

In this installment of Meet the Merchant, we speak to Phillip Ingram,...

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...

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 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 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...

Holiday

Clover Restaurant Holiday Guide 2021

Download our 2021 Holiday Guide for Restaurants, fresh out of the oven!

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to photograph food well

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

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

6 ways coffee shops can make the most of social media

Coffee shops rely heavily on in-person customer service to boost sales and...

Clover partner solutions

5 reasons restaurants partner with third-party delivery apps

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

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

5 reasons Clover is a best-fit POS for food trucks

Food truck season is in full swing, and crisp autumn days are...

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...

Staffing

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

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

Meet the Merchant

Celebrating MTM merchants for National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month! In our Meet The Merchant series,...

Run your business

6 ways Clover can help ice cream businesses

Clover’s tools for ice cream businesses allow merchants to be flexible, sell...

Guides

How to start an ice cream shop or truck

However, there’s a fair bit of legwork involved before you can sell...

Meet the Merchant

Terri Does Desserts

Terri Rhodes Littleton of Terri Does Desserts in Sacramento, California, shares her...

Accounting

How to finance a restaurant

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Why a Clover Flex is the perfect investment for 2021

After the market upheavals of 2020, resilience should be top of mind...

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...

Run your business

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

Convenience: You don’t have to leave your home to enjoy delicious meals....

Run your business

Connect with your customers with the Clover app

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

Guides

How to start a food truck business

Entrepreneurs who love cooking often gravitate toward opening a restaurant. However, in...

Accounting

Auditing your online presence

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

Biz ops

Why these restaurants have thrived despite the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has forced businesses to rethink all aspects of their operations,...

Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Below is a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop....

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Fast casual vs. fast food: What is the difference?

However, there are important differences between fast casual vs. fast food restaurants...

Crisis support

Future-proof your business: 2021 refresh

What kinds of goods and services could you offer if your best-sellers...

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...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

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...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Brooklyn Tea

Brooklyn Tea brings specialty tea to Bed-Stuy—and the world Jamila McGill and...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Brown Butter

Brown Butter reinvents the Brooklyn café scene When Myriam decided to open...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Daddy Greens

Daddy Greens keeps the green in Brooklyn When Frank visited Daddy Greens...

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...

Covid-19

Silver linings in the age of COVID

Months later, some states have allowed restaurants to reopen at reduced capacity,...

Accounting

10 ways to reduce anxiety for yourself and your employees

With more Americans showing signs of depression or anxiety, odds are, you...

Meet the Merchant

LuLu’s Mexican Food

Join us as we speak with Roxanne Mein, brand and digital ordering...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Clover Restaurant Holiday Guide 2020

Holiday season 2020 will look very different from years past because of...

Clover app partners

Scan to Order helps make dining in safer—and enjoyable again

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

La Gelati

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...

Meet the Merchant

Found Coffee

We sit down with Annie Choi, the owner of Found Coffee in...

Biz ops

Clover Online Ordering: Solutions for restaurants

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

Meet the Merchant

El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos

Join us as we chat with Joe Lin, a co-owner of El...

Meet the Merchant

Onyx Coffee Lab

Join us as we chat with Jon Allen, the co-founder of Onyx...

Meet the Merchant

Tin Pot Creamery

We sit down—virtually of course—with Becky Sunseri, the founder of Tin Pot...

Covid-19

COVID-19 Restaurant Survival Guide

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

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...

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 events 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...

Loyalty

How to market your Quick Serve Restaurant for special events

A growing number of Quick Serve Restaurants are launching catering services to...

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: August 2019

Each month we’re pleased to bring you new ways the Clover App...

Accounting

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...

Accounting

The 2019 guide to back-to-school planning

Back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping period of the year. Deploying...

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...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The Most Head-Turning Things We Saw at the 2019 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Walking the halls of the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) trade show...

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

How top food trucks pick the best spots

Few businesses depend on location for their success as much as food...

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...

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: March 2019

Each month we’re pleased to bring you new ways the Clover App...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Build your business by tapping into your community

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

Accounting

How Quick Service Restaurants can remix menu flavors to maximize fun & profit

Atlanta-based Sublime Doughnuts depends on a fun remix of doughnut flavors, a...

Insights

13 must-reads for every coffee shop business

The coffee business is thriving but competitive. To stay ahead, you need...

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...

Ecommerce

8 awesome Clover apps every coffee shop needs

Indie coffee shops can hold their own against the corporate giants with...

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...

Marketing

5 growth hacks to increase profits at your quick service restaurant

Whether you’re in the business of slicing pizza, scooping ice cream, serving...

Staffing

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

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

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: March 2018

A restaurant app that helps you direct traffic. A paperless receipt integration...

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...

Ecommerce

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

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

Marketing

Seattle’s FROST Has a Delicious Marketing Plan

According to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Seattle’s best doughnuts can be found at...

Ecommerce

Five apps that’ll up your food service delivery game

With that in mind, we thought we’d share five of the most...