Category: Tips and Resources

  • Mine the Database for Holiday Season Success

    The holiday season is fast approaching and I thought I would give everyone some helpful tips for marketing with your Tripleseat account. Tripleseat is a goldmine of information about your customers and your private dining business. With Tripleseat, while you were busy planning events and handling inquiries, you were also building up a valuable database […]

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  • 2010 Blog Resolution – Have More Fun

    Well it is 2010 and some resolutions are in order for Tripleseat. I spent some time reading the old blog postings and I decided while good, they are a tad, dare I say it?…Preachy. My hope in 2009 was to help educate and share my catering experiences with everyone plus keep you up to date […]

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  • Ideas Are About Execution

    A good idea executed brilliantly will result in real revenue. No question about it. I just received an e-mail blast from a restaurant promoting itself and it’s private dining room. The promotion promised that if I buyout the entire restaurant for a party they would “throw in” a 2 night stay at a nice hotel. […]

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  • One. Two. Three Punch of making your Private Dining business better

    In a recent article “Happy days (sort of) here again” about holiday parties from the Boston Herald Jason MicKinley-Babb the General Manager of Grill 23 (one of our customers) is quoted as saying “We’re going to come out looking better than last year…” Why the success for Grill23 when many others are struggling? Well it […]

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  • What GM and Restaurants Have In Common

    The similarities between General Motors and the Restaurant Industry are very striking. Please let me explain: 6 Reasons (in my opinion) General Motors failed? Head In The Sand-stuck to their ways and felt that they “knew best” Stubborn-Refused to adapt despite all the warning signs Failure to Launch-To much bureaucracy to make decisions in a […]

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  • It's Not In The Budget

    These five words could be preventing you from increasing your private dining revenue up to and over 100%. Let me show you through some math. Here are the assumptions: # of Restaurants=1 # of people booking Private Dining Event=1 # annual restaurant gross revenue=$1mm Average Private Dining Event=$2k (recent survey said that this is a […]

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  • Empty Private Dining Room? Try This Brillant Idea

    So no matter how hard you try (or beg) you cannot get that private dining room full on Mondays or Tuesdays. You should try ChefAMe. Let Springwise explain: Through the participation of a few Philadelphia restaurants, Open ChefAMe offers what it calls an “open mic night” for local aspiring chefs on one Monday each month. […]

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  • Zombieconomics

    Great talk on the state of the economy on why some companies are in”zombieconomics”. For all you restaurant owners out there, what are you doing not to be a zombie? Umair Haque at BRITE ’09 conference from BRITE Conference on Vimeo.

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  • Group Dining is “found money” for restaurants!

    “Group Dining is “found money” for restaurants!  How hard is that to understand?” That was a recent quote from an e-mail exchange that I had earlier with someone in the restaurant and software business. It made me chuckle at first, then, when I thought about it, I felt frustrated. Let me explain. Group Dining, Private […]

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