Whether you already own your own restaurant, or you are looking to open one soon, there are a million little details to consider. While some things are obvious, there are many small things that you can do to take your restaurant to the next level. Try incorporating one or more of these changes to take your restaurant from good to great.
Invest in Marketing
One of the best ways to ensure that your restaurant is known is through a good marketing campaign. Whether it is print or media ads, a social media presence, or flyers, every restaurant needs a strategy. If you are not sure where to begin, consider hiring a consultant to help develop a strategy that works for you.
Host Community Events
A great way to get your name out is through hosting community events. You may have an open house to allow the public to sample new menu items, or partner with a local nonprofit to host a charity event. This will get new customers through your door and create a buzz around your restaurant in the community.
Give Your Restaurant a Face Lift
Even the best restaurants need a change every now and then. Take a look around your restaurant and determine what could be done to create a more appealing dining environment. One way to instantly increase how professional your business looks is by purchasing uniforms for your kitchen staff. You can learn more about a variety of uniform options at Averill’s Sharper Uniforms.
Does getting to bed feel like a nightmare? We know the importance and health benefits of getting quality sleep at night but for most of us, as soon as it’s time for bed we experience racing thoughts that keeps us from sleeping. While there’s no button to press to stop our mind from over thinking before going to bed, we can do something to help us sleep well.
Enjoy a hot shower
Hitting the shower before bedtime is an effective way to de-stress. A study in the US says that the change of body temperature from hot to cold can be a great initiator of sleep. Also, taking a hot bath can reduce cramps and tension headaches.
Do some breathing exercises to calm your mind and body before you. When you learn how to inhale and exhale properly, you get a sense of relaxation and stillness that can be the key to a peaceful and well-rested night.
Make sure to wind down
Before going to bed, make it a point to stay away from electronics including your phone, laptop, tablet, and the television. Just like most people, your device may be the number one reason why you can’t sleep. These gadgets have what is called a “blue light” or wavelengths similar to daylight, which can make your body think it is daytime, at any time. Also, when your phone and tablet are within reach, you’ll be constantly checking them for new text or e-mail messages.
Tune in to tune out
Instead of counting sheep, put on some mellow or jazz tunes. Listening to music that keeps your mind relaxed can improve your sleep quality. Music can also help you better cope with stress, improve mental concentration, and put you in a better mood.
Take a stroll
No need to log several kilometers before hitting the sheets. Just a simple stroll around your neighborhood or even just ’round the block can help you unwind and keep your mind off the stress that piled up throughout the day.
NordicTrack unveield its new desk treadmill at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show. The treadmill costs $1799. The desks allow users to work and walk at the same time – the solution NordicTrack’s created for sitting too much at work.
I’m sure you alreadry read the alarming articles about the dangers of sitting. They warn that you are going to die if you sit too much but sitting is something most of us do a great deal of, especially at work.
NordicTrack says its new treadmill enables users to walk or run while working at speeds up to 10 mph. The treadmill can have an incline of up to 10%. The desk height can also be adjusted. The treadmill folds up when not being used so it can be kept out of the way when you only want to work.
The treadmill also contains the company’s iFit technology. This enables you to track your progress. You can also customize your workout to meet your goals. Other iFit features include replicate real-life runs with Google Maps and training with Jillian Michaels.
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