Archive of ‘Opening a Restaurant’ category

BIM & 3D Modeling

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R.W. Smith Design Build BIM

When working on a large design project, businesses are utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) to show a digital representation of a new facility. Understanding the benefits and cost savings can help to enhance your project plans and cover the gaps on errors between the design team. In this article, you will learn about 3D modeling, Read More

Organization of a Restaurant’s Food Storage Room

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Restaurant Food Storage Best Practices

Improve food safety standards in your foodservice establishment by properly organizing your storage room. Consider the following vital details when planning how to effectively arrange your kitchen’s food storage area. Practice the FIFO Rule Protect food quality while improving safety procedures by incorporating the first-in-first-out plan. When receiving a new shipment of produce, meats or Read More

Designing an Ergonomic Commercial Kitchen

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Ergonomic Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Use an ergonomic layout in your kitchen to increase productivity while reducing the amount of injury, discomfort and fatigue. Plan a well-structured arrangement of your equipment and supplies for optimal performance. Take into consideration the following: Energy Conservation – This is vital since it will save money on utility costs. Design your kitchen refrigeration and Read More

Make Your Grand Opening a Success

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Whether opening your first restaurant or your next, R.W. Smith has the knowledge, insight and support to help you make the right selections for your business. Our Sales Consultants bring solid industry expertise backed by continuous education and in-the-field experience. We partner with our customers every step of the way, from gathering ideas to specifying Read More

How to Market your Restaurant to a Particular Demographic

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Provide Great Restaurant Customer Service

When opening a dining establishment, a close look at the make-up of the community will give you insights on key markets to target and services that will drive them to your front door. We have assembled information to help you jumpstart your soon-to-be fabulous restaurant. Consider the following demographics: Demographic: Teens and Young Adults (Generation Read More

How to Select Restaurant Tableware

By TriMark R.W. Smith

How to Select the Best Tableware

Whether casual or formal, every restaurant must select just the right tableware pieces to bring its ambiance to life. From traditional choices to trending designs, keep these ideas in mind when selecting tableware. Opt for a durable dinnerware material suitable for frequent commercial use, such as porcelain or china for finer establishments and melamine for Read More

Choosing the Perfect Name and Theme

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Choose the Perfect Restaurant Name and Theme

Restaurant concepts begin with a vision that is then illustrated in a name and theme. These components set the tone for your operation and pilot the creation of cuisine, atmosphere, and type of service. Not sure where to start? Here are tips to consider during your brainstorming session to design an identity that’s unique to Read More

Point Of Sale Systems

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Choose a POS system with software that best suits your type of foodservice operation. Software requirements for a fine dining establishment greatly differ from those of school cafeterias. POS systems normally include touch screen terminals and wireless handheld devices, and could also offer features for self-checkout, interchangeable language and inventory management tools. To prevent possible Read More