Free Restaurant Guides

Below you'll find an extensive list of our premium downloadable content -- for FREE. Everything from on-demand video streams to extensive guides -- all aimed to improve your restaurant, make your life easier, and boost your bottom line. So what are you waiting for?

Business | Staff/Training | Marketing | Technology


Improving the Tabletop Experience

Your dining room’s tabletop is where all the magic happens. Guests experience most of what you have to offer at your tables. But are you doing it right? That is a question we tackle with this series on what great tabletop execution looks like.


Building the Perfect Gameday Menu

If you want to fill your bar with happy & hungry sports fans, you need to give them the best experience possible. That starts with your menu. Learn how to build, test, market & execute the perfect gameday menu that guests will love.




Getting Ahead of the Overtime Rule Changes

New overtime rules are coming. Are you ready? This guide will help you navigate the change. Get real tips, data, and solutions that'll help you fall into compliance and create a win-win situation for you and your staff.


Building the Perfect Online Schedule

Restaurant employee turnover is growing at an astronomical rate. In 2015, the annual employee turnover rate was 72%, costing bars and restaurants a ton of cash -- up to $146,000 annually. While there are many ways to improve your turnover performance, none is as potent and immediately impactful as creating great schedules.



Google Analytics for Restaurants: The Essentials

Intimidated by your Google Analytics but curious about how your restaurant website is performing? You’re not alone. Here are 12 metrics you should have on your mind for your restaurant's website tracking & performance.


Take Money-Making Food-Porn Pictures for Instagram

Ever wonder how people take such amazing food porn pictures on Instagram? Well, we've figured it out. Everything you need to know about food-porning in one free downloadable.


A Sports Bar’s Guide to Starting & Growing a Fan Club

The Sports Bar’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Fan Club will give sports-themed restaurant and bar operators a 360-degree view on all the best practices that result in a thriving watch party revenue stream.


The War For Talent: The Real Cost of Employee Turnover

Do you know what your turnover is doing to your annual profit? A Cornell study found the total cost for replacing an employee could be as high as $5,864 -- that's $146,000 a year. Learn what you can do about it.



Content Marketing for Restaurants

More and more restaurants are realizing the value of adding a blog to their site to build their brand. We give you 50+ ideas, from restaurants successfully building their brand and a raving fanbase through content marketing.


Activate Your Restaurant Marketing Army

Crew engagement programs are an amazing way of utilizing suggest-sell marketing efforts. Even a small increase in check total can mean big profits. This guide teaches how to get one running.


Next Level Marketing: A Sports Bar Primer on Winning with eSports

Data shows nontraditional sports matter more to younger generations than traditional sports. If you want your bar or restaurant to stay relevant, you need to start marketing to eSports fans & gamers.


The War for Talent: Employee Training in the Digital Age

Digital training tools are now available that improve speed, effectiveness, and accountability in staff training programs. But there are a myriad of tools, choices, and implementation options. Which ones are right for your operation?




The Ultimate Guide to the Best Digital Marketing Tools

Whether you’re looking for a new SMS marketing partner, wanting to build your email marketing list, launch a new, mobile-friendly website, or get started with your own CRM initiative, this is your Ultimate Guide.


How to Gamify Your Restaurant Sales for Success!

Your best weapon to boosting profits is your staff. This guide teaches you how to motivate staff and incentivize your servers, and how to turn them into selling machines.



Transforming the Guest Experience Through
On-Demand Technology

Almost 75% of owners & operators agree that investing in technology boosts profits. Yet half of them admit they're lagging in tech adoption. Yikes! If you're not leveraging modern technology -- especially on-demand tech -- you're leaving heaps of cash on the table. Give your guests a better experience with on-demand tech.


Implementing New Restaurant Technology Without Disruption

Running a restaurant is busy work. You have a million things on your plate and working on a shoe-string budget. The idea of adding new tech is a headache you don't think you can take on right now. But your staff and guests expect it, and if you're not keeping up with the times, you are losing out on bigger profits. But it doesn't have to be disruptive to your biz.


Winning with New Media Entertainment

A frequent question we field from sports-themed operators is how to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The time where counting on HD TVs and the NFL Sunday Ticket as that difference maker is long past. So, what is your next move if you want to truly separate your operation from any other competitor? It’s all about the content.