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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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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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Lessons in agility

Lessons in agility

A leader in Washington state’s $9 billion wine industry, L’Ecole No. 41 Winery recently won its 17th international award for excellence. Named by Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the world’s top 100 wineries for 17 years, the 30-year-old historic winery in Walla Walla Valley continues to differentiate itself in the most competitive packaged consumer goods space there is. “At the height of pandemic L’Ecole was a different winery,:” says COO Ryan Pennington. “E commerce in the wine industry…

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Grape dreams on cool California nights

Grape dreams on cool California nights

Cool nights and lengthy warm days work their magic on the Napa Valley vineyards that are the backbone of the Levendi Winery. The Greek toast “Levendi,” states the winery’s website, “Acknowledges a hard day’s labor and achievement. “It celebrates the fields, the rain and the sun that nurture the special grapes. Essentially, it’s a toast to celebrate life.” And no matter the fickle whims of Mother Nature or the challenges of the past years, Levendi Winery has sprouted new business…

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Clean Slate Rocks Plan B

Clean Slate Rocks Plan B

The ink was barely dry on their lease when husband-wife partners Jason and Melissa Scrymgeour were sent back to the drawing board. “We signed the lease for Clean Slate Wine Bar in downtown Solvang on the central coast of California in February 2020, and immediately, the world shut down, Jason says. “Our original concept was to be a wine-focused, wine-driven concept, which happened to serve really good small plates.” The idea was flipped on its back, however, when terms of…

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WineGirls Wines lifts a glass to strong women

WineGirls Wines lifts a glass to strong women

Were it possible to gather strong female figures like Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony or Annie Oakley in one place at one time—there is a wine bar dedicated to strong women determined to “change the world and have a hell of a good time.” WineGirl Wines, with two locations in Washington —Lake Chelan and Leavenworth— is a winery and wine club founded by Angela Jacobs, a woman on a mission to honor strong women; all women. But of course, guys…

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Established restaurant pivots to wine club biz

Established restaurant pivots to wine club biz

Domaćin Restaurant of Stillwater, MN was doing a strong business for over a decade when it was shut down by pandemic regulations. And it roared back to life as a new and popular wine club with delivery service. In this week’s Q&A with Boxerbrand blog Recipe for Success, Domaćin’s brand ambassador Chris Kohtz discusses how the restaurant made lemonade from the proverbial lemons. Boxerbrand: How did covid inspire the creators of Domaćin? Chris: It has “grounded” us in the best sense of…

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MAMA Oakland—the food & legend

MAMA Oakland—the food & legend

The experience at MAMA Oakland often begins with the “Legend.” It arrives at the table along with the dinner menu. And upon its page is found icons and descriptions that solve one of dinner’s bigger mysteries. Specifically, what wine should we get? Co-owner Stevie Stacionis explains. “My husband (Josiah Baldivino) and I co-own a wine shop and bar a few doors down called Bay Grape. When we decided to open our restaurant  we planned to have an extensive wine selection,…

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New wine ideas bubble up on NJ farmland

New wine ideas bubble up on NJ farmland

On a pretty New Jersey farm where hawks once gathered to hunt the freshly tilled soil, blossoms a family vineyard, which bubbles with fresh ideas in sparkling wine and small-production varietals. The Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, was launched in 1997 by husband and wife Todd and Kenna Wuerker. Together they grow grapes on the farmland that has been in Todd’s family since it was purchased in 1940 by German immigrant Johan Felix Wuerker. Today, the farm is a popular…

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