When you are running a convenience store, it pretty much pays for itself, right? Well not exactly. A 2009 report showed that an average convenience store only nets around a 6% profit margin. While that figure might be roughly you see in restaurants, it does not make for an innovative environment, albeit a competitive one.… Read More
Want to Really Know Who Comes to Your Restaurant? Think Demographics.
If your restaurant or food truck is in its start-up phase , it’s going to be a while until you have an idea of who’s coming to your restaurant but it’s never too early to start thinking about demographics . And if your restaurant has a specific concept (like food from a specific country or… Read More
Keep These In Mind When Hiring Student Interns for Your Restaurant
Having interns in your workplace, and in this Frog’s case meaning restaurant, your interns can have a lot to learn from your restaurant. But in the world where more students (mainly college students) are trying to grab that internship, it’s important to keep in mind a few guidelines when recruiting student interns.
Excellent Job Descriptions Means Excellent Restaurant Recruitment
Especially in a restaurant setting, each person you hire will be influential in making restaurant service as courteous and seamless as possible. Have one outlier, one chink–and what was supposed to be a Friday night of “Thank Yous” will turn into your nightmare of “I’m Sorry”s. But in order to have a great team in… Read More
10 Incredible Food Scenes from the Movies
1. When Woody Allen and Diane Keaton had some lobster trouble in Annie Hall 2. When Remy got his hands dirty and “taught” Remy how to really cook in Ratatouille. 3. Julia Child (Meryl Streep)’s cooking lessons in Julie & Julia, 4. The prison cooking scene in Goodfellas (NSFW Language) 5. The Food Hydrator from… Read More
One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment Pack: Refrigeration
Did you like our Pack No.1? This time, we’re covering all about refrigeration. Why? Because if fridges and freezers didn’t exist, then restaurants would likely have to order new supplies every single day. The basic features of your garden-variety fridges and freezers (called reach-ins). What’s inside a fridge? (And we’re talking about the actual technical… Read More
Want to Crowdfund Your Restaurant?
Crowdfunding was a term for dreamers–a term where e-ink watches and a Veronica Mars movie can turn to life. But lately, there has been a different medium where crowdfunding has hit its vibe: Restaurants. And in a few ways, it makes a lot of sense. 1. You Build a Customer Base Right From the Beginning… Read More
Logo Design: It’s Simpler Than You Think
We have come a long way since we have logos looked like a Baroque painting, but logo design is still one of the cornerstones to make sure that your restaurant brand has presence. Here are a few tips to ensure that your logo is recognizable to your loyalists and the newcomers. One of the simplest tips… Read More
One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment Pack: Equipment Lists
Nope, we’re not going Buzzfeed here. In fact, we are highlighting some of the lists you’ll need if you are to open certain restaurant concepts. If you are about to open a restaurant for a very first time, you might want to check out some of these lists. Restaurant Concepts: Equipment you need to open… Read More
The Golden Frogs: What Would Happen if One Fat Frog Took Over the Golden Globes
This is a growing list. We puns love watching TV and movies, so we thought we would make some puns of this Sunday’s Golden Globe nominees. But instead of doing something like adding puns to movie titles, we decided to see what would happen if this year’s nominees were made on a restaurant equipment-angle.
Things to Consider Before Putting Wi-Fi in Your Restaurant
When most people are counting cell phone data gigabytes more than say, average miles per gallon on your daily commute, it’s becoming increasingly common for your mom-n’-pop restaurants (not just chains) to put Wi-Fi in their restaurants. But is it worth it? Here are some things you should take in mind before putting a “Free… Read More
Top Songs of 2014 – One Fat Frog Edition
Hello Internet! With the new year approaching our internet team here at One Fat Frog decided to put together our list of top songs of 2014! Here’s the deal though, I was warned when I started working here that I would see the world through Restaurant Equipment Lenses…I didn’t believe them it…it happened. So please… Read More
5 Songs About Food Worth Listening To
We covered before about playing music in restaurants–but it’s time to have some fun with that. One of the Frogs couldn’t rest, bearing in mind that the only thing we covered about music and restaurants was about copyright infringement. Well, we decided to showcase some songs, that are related to food, that are quite musically… Read More
Meet Our Other Frog
This is Dirty Phoenix-Frog, the newest member of our family. He’s actually been with us for a month now, but already he has contributed so much to One Fat Frog.
One Fat Frog always prides itself about giving back to the community. After all, we’ve done it not once, but twice this past Thanksgiving. But for the upcoming winter holidays, we’d like to do it once again. We’re already (still) doing the toy drive. But pretty soon we’re about to donate again.
The Gift Guide for the Restaurant Patron
Last week, we featured a gift guide for the restaurant owners and people who work in the restaurant industry. As there’s still time to shop before the holiday shipping smackdown sneaks in. If you or if you know someone who regularly eats out or is a regular foodie, then here are a few gifts we Frogs recommend.
Five Things That Need to Exist in Restaurants Right Now
You’d think restaurants are pretty cool as is. But when you have to wait a half-hour for a table, or like a half-day for your food order–restaurants can always improve on something. No, I’m not dissing on your restaurant, but here are five things that exist in restaurants around the world that need to happen… Read More
Startup: Music in Restaurants
When music’s played in restaurants, it won’t make or break your place. Unless you’re playing music that doesn’t fit the mood of the place you’re operating (like hip-hop music in a formal restaurant), music is just a part of the total equation to your restaurant’s atmosphere.
Interview: Restaurant Client Resha Christian of Orlando FL
Mother of 3, Resha Christian, talks about her family’s eating habits and favorite restaurants in the Orlando metro area. Her interview shows great insight to restaurant owners in how parents think about healthy eating. Read More