The Impact of Menu Covers on Restaurant Branding and Customer Experience

The Impact of Menu Covers on Restaurant Branding and Customer Experience

As you welcome patrons into your restaurant, the menu serves as a silent ambassador of your establishment’s brand — and its cover sets the stage for the culinary journey ahead. A menu cover is more than a protective casing. It is a branding powerhouse that captures the essence of your restaurant, conveying your commitment to quality, style, and the overall dining experience. Custom menu covers, crafted with care and attention to detail, can significantly enhance this narrative, transforming your menu…

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A star is born in the Bahamas

A star is born in the Bahamas

Plucked from his managerial role at a luxury resort in the Bahamas, Henry Rolle found himself presented with an unprecedented opportunity: to own a piece of a 14-room boutique hotel. Such chances are rare for locals, making this offer truly remarkable. “I was in the right place at the right time,” says Rolle, who with his wife Teymarae took over the helm of the famous Rock House Harbor Island in Dunmore Town, Bahamas. In a first-of-its-kind business venture to vest…

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A restaurant truly ‘worth it’

A restaurant truly ‘worth it’

Chef Kurt Janowsky’s ultimate aspiration was to craft an experience so extraordinary that every guest departed his establishment with a resounding sense of fulfillment, echoing the sentiment, “It was truly worth it.” “We aim to transform a bad day into a good one and elevate a good day into an unforgettable memory,” says Ryne Wright, General Manager of Artisan in Elkhart, IN. This vision propelled Chef Janowsky, the visionary behind Navarre Hospitality Group, and his investors, to breathe new life…

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Toasting a sweet new year

Toasting a sweet new year

“Do me a favor. Stop what you’re doing, go back to school, and do what you love.” These were the words of encouragement from Warren Haines to his daughter, Jennifer Smith, that inspired her to trade her corporate sector attire for chef-whites and start a professional journey infused with flour, sugar, and eggs. “From the time I was a little girl helping my Lebanese grandmother bake pastry for Easter and other holidays, I have always loved baking,” says Smith, owner…

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Types of Menu Covers: A Comprehensive Guide for Restaurant Owners

Types of Menu Covers: A Comprehensive Guide for Restaurant Owners

As a restaurant owner, your menu cover is more than just a protective exterior for your menu paper. It’s an integral part of the dining experience and a reflection of your establishment’s identity. Choosing the right menu cover can convey your restaurant’s personality, ensure the durability of your menus, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. The material, design, and functionality of your menu covers have significant implications for both customer perception and daily operations. From classic leather menu covers to…

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How to Choose the Perfect Menu Covers for Your Restaurant

How to Choose the Perfect Menu Covers for Your Restaurant

A restaurant’s menu cover is more than just a protective case; it’s a critical branding element. Not to mention, a well-designed menu cover can elevate the customer experience. So, when it comes to choosing your menu holders, what are the most important things to consider? The right menu cover sets the tone for a dining experience, serving as a tangible extension of your restaurant’s identity and the culinary journey ahead. It conveys a message before a single dish is ordered,…

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Upscale Mexican concept splashes down in Fla

Upscale Mexican concept splashes down in Fla

Two visionary businessmen, one with a successful chain of high-end barber shops, the other with an equally thriving pizzeria chain, joined forces this year to bring something completely different to Lakewood, Florida. The quest to build a high-end Mexican concept in the fastest growing Florida panhandle community was a strategic play to marry food trends seen in other parts of the country to a boutique community within 30 minutes of the coast. “The vision was to give Lakewood something they…

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New generation heads famous Pepe group

New generation heads famous Pepe group

Four generations after Gian Antonio Pepe’s great-grandparents arrived at Ellis Island, the youngest member of Pépe International, Inc. is rolling up his sleeves. And getting to work leading the Carmel, Calif. restaurant group into the future. In an ongoing quest to refine menus, manage post-pandemic staffing issues, and create a warm Italian family ambience in their restaurants and bakeries, the young entrepreneur continues traditions harkening back to his old family get-togethers in New Jersey and Italy, even while he puts…

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‘What can’t you put on a deviled egg?’

‘What can’t you put on a deviled egg?’

Raechel van Buskirk’s bustling gastronomic venture started with a $35 budget and a mission to feed Sunday regulars at a dive bar in Omaha. “I was working behind the bar at a dive in Omaha one weekend when the owner said he wanted me to come up with something we could offer people to snack on as we tried to build up our Sunday business,” van Buskirk says. “We didn’t have a kitchen, and I had a tiny budget, but…

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Tech exec helms paddleship biz

Tech exec helms paddleship biz

A Maryland software entrepreneur has aimed her tech skills at a diesel-powered, 1800s paddleboat concept to pilot ship and crew into a whole new world of shipboard dining. Michelle Wyatt sold her Mid-Atlantic software business CadmiumCD, and Maryland home, to move with her family to set a new course in the Sunshine State. And six weeks ago, Wyatt’s ship came! On Sept. 7 she reopened St. Johns Rivership Company as its new owner. And on Sept. 8, the 1800s replica…

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