Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Special Restaurant Tactics Set You Apart

By Jose L Riesco

It is important to try and find an edge of some kind and a certain type of advantage over the other businesses that surround you, so you should think about employing specific restaurant tactics to help you. Innovation is very important in this industry and those are able to think on the run and are flexible will always succeed.

Customized restaurant tactics are necessary because traditional promotions and advertising have limitations. Use these tactics if you are trying to get into a specific market. You might find that a nearby mall attracts a high proportion of school age visitors and in this case you could aim a promotion at the nearby high school specifically tailored to link the school with the mall.

You need to set your restaurant apart from every other. Always ensure that you use a variety of restaurant tactics to broadcast why your place is different and not run-of-the-mill. Use direct marketing to supplement any regular marketing operations that you might have in place.

If you are considering direct marketing as one of your restaurant tactics, try putting together a personalized letter from the manager and distributing this to strategic groups. For example, you could get in touch with your local post office and see if you can get a list of recent arrivals to the area. A mailer could take the form of a welcome letter, enticing them to come in for a free appetizer.

If you are thinking about employing specially designed restaurant tactics, make sure that you always have the edge on the competition. You should always keep things fairly close to your chest when planning your programs and only communicate your ideas with those whom you know you can trust.

Consider introducing an element of curiosity and excitement to your promotions, these often turn out to be successful. If you find that sales are flagging or you are approaching a traditionally quiet time, come up with some creative ideas to give the place a boost. How about sending out an invitation including a key to a "treasure chest", which is located within your restaurant?

It is no good beginning a program of restaurant tactics unless you are sure that all of your staff are ready. Are all your front-of-house, waiter, and supervisor staff highly trained in people skills? The standards do need to be very high or direct marketing will not produce the results you need if you are driving traffic through an inefficient operation.

Help is available for you if you have questions relating to specific marketing issues for your restaurant. Research is always very important and you should ask questions and contact online resources as soon as possible.

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