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April Food Holidays

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Want to make your establishment stand out from the crowd? Try featuring these special April food holidays on your seasonal menu. Throughout the month of April, you can flex your culinary creativity and attract new guests by creating unique, limited-time promotions from the list of special food holidays below:

April 1
Sourdough Day

April 2
Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

April 3
Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4
Baked Ham & Pineapple Day

 April 5
Caramel Day

April 6
Hot Cross Buns Day

 April 7
Coffee Cake Day

 April 8
Empanadas Day

 April 9
Chinese Almond Cookie Day

 April 10
Croissant Day

 April 11
Cheese Fondue Day

April 12
Grilled Cheese Day

 April 13
Peach Cobber Day

 April 14
Pecans Day

 April 15
Glazed Spiral Ham Day

 April 16
Eggs Benedict Day

 April 17
Cheeseball Day

 April 18
Animal Crackers Day

April 19
Garlic Day

 April 20
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

 April 21
Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

April 22
Jelly Bean Day

 April 23
Cherry Cheesecake Day

 April 24
Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25
Zucchini Bread Day

April 26
Pretzel Day

April 27
Prime Rib Day

April 28
Blueberry Pie Day

April 29
Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30
Oatmeal Cookie Day

Hiring for the Front of the House

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Are your customers getting the best front of the house experience? The experience in the front of the house can make or break your guests’ impressions of your brand. While many people might think working in the front of the house is easy, dealing with customers and ensuring the best guest experience requires specialized skills from your staff members.

Without the proper personality, your front of the house staff members can drive business away from your establishment. Inattentive wait staff or a dismissive hostess can make the dining experience a disaster for your customers. Plus, bad customer experiences can negatively affect your online ratings and tarnish your reputation with the community.

Before filling critical positions in the front of the house, like host/hostess, wait staff, and bussers, make sure the candidates have these important traits:

  • Friendly and personable demeanor
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Quick-thinking and problem-solving attitude
  • Passionate about people
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Happy and hungry to learn more
  • Present themselves in a professional manner

Keep in mind, technical skills for the job can be taught or refined during the training process. To become an industry leader now and in the future, you must hire passionate people to stand behind your brand name.

Music Makes a Difference

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The music playing in a foodservice establishment is more than just background noise. Playing the right type of music can positively affect your diners’ buying habits and boost your bottom line. Modern diners are looking for a complete experience when dining out and the right music sets the foundation for an enjoyable dining experience. Plus, music helps guests feel more comfortable at your establishment and encourages them to stay longer (and spend more).

A music-free foodservice establishment is filled with the sounds of clanking plates, loud conversations, and noise from the kitchen. However, soft background noise and carefully chosen playlists make your establishment more inviting to everyday diners and add to the overall dining atmosphere. Operators can also use customizable overhead messages to advertise new menu items or special offers without being intrusive into the guest experience.

Make the most of your music selection by switching up your programming based on your target customers, time of day, season, or holiday to create a personalized dining experience for your patrons. If you’re looking to find the right music, consider polling your employees or patrons to get insight on trending music and new technology to enhance the guest experience.

Take the time to tune into your customers’ music tastes and earn more every day.