Author: Zac Cheong

How These 3 Singaporean Entrepreneurs Went From Hawkers to Running an F&B Empire

Humble beginnings provide a foundation for business growth. Sometimes, a rags-to-riches story can be warming and inspiring to those of us who are still looking for a way to define our success. Read on to see how these 3 hawkers made an empire from their humble eateries. 1. Paradise Group Paradise Group first started out as ‘Seafood Paradise’. The restaurant poised as a diner’s paradise...

Top 10 Reasons Why F&B Businesses Fail

The F&B business is always an exciting venture for anyone looking to get into it! Although it is time-consuming, it is just as rewarding. However, there are many aspects to running a restaurant that most people forget about. Making these mistakes may end up costing your business. In the worst case, this means total failure. Below are 10 reasons why F&B businesses tend to fail. 1. Your Rest...

The One Advice that Successful Restaurant Owners Won’t Tell You

As a restaurant owner myself, I started my entrepreneurial journey fresh with rose-coloured glasses. In other words, I was young, optimistic, and had fire in my blood to concur the F&B industry. Basically, I was naïve and idealistic. After the first 6 months of running my restaurant, I was ready to throw in the towel. I had designed my restaurant, thinking it would appeal to millennial, crafte...

Successful Ways to Promote Your Restaurant

Promoting your restaurant is a great way to achieve brand recognition, new and existing customers, introduce your business to the market and undeniably a lever to increasing sales. The type of restaurant that you operation will also impact the successful promotion of your restaurant such as the size and design. Restaurant promotions are easy and can be wallet-friendly to implement. Many restaurant...

Interview Questions to Hire an F&B Manager

Your ideal Food and Beverage (F&B) Manager candidates should have extensive restaurant experience and familiarity with all tasks required on a daily basis. Under certain circumstances, F&B Managers have to prepare drinks, serve guests or even wash dishes. During your interview process, make sure your selected candidate can manage those duties and isn’t afraid to step in and take action to ...

How to Plan a Wine Tasting Session

Wine tastings are especially popular, because people love good wine and good food, especially when they come together. A restaurant wine tasting is a fun and interesting promotion that can bring in extra business during slow seasons. Even if you aren’t fond of wine you can still host a wine tasting at your restaurant.

Managing Restaurant Reviews Positively

Business Insider tells its readers, “As the digital era continues to grow and expand, review sites will, more and more, become the gatekeepers to customer acquisition. The best way to maintain a positive reputation is to ensure flawless customer service and experience.” Did you know: 60% of restaurants don’t make it past the first year. 80% of restaurants go under in five years. Why do we bring th...

The Importance of Having a Website for Your Business

Having a digital presence for your business is a non-negotiable in this day and age. Does your business really exist if it is not on the internet? As absurd as that sounds, it does hold some truth. It is the first thing that potential customers turn to to check out your  menu and reviews before turning up at your restaurant door. The start-up costs of creating a website for your business is neglig...

Become a Successful F&B Manager with These Tips

Being a F&B Manager is not easy. You have to deal with chaotic peak hours, inconsistent part timers as well as accounting for daily sales. Having been in this role before, I have gathered some questions that I wish someone had asked me while I was manager. 1. Are You Managing Or Controlling? It is key to understand the difference between managing your staff and controlling them. Business Dicti...

Cost-Efficient Methods for Your Restaurant Business

Looking to save money but not so sure how to start practising cost-efficient methods for your restaurant? Cost-efficient methods may seem daunting and complicated but it really does not have to be – this article will provide you with 5 logical and simple tips to increase your profit margins overnight! 1. Go Green! If your restaurant is still stuck on using disposable plastic utensils, cups o...

Grow Your Restaurant Business Without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket

Turning your restaurant business into a success is easier said than done. Expanding your business and opening more outlets requires not only maximum effort, but also an even larger capital. While many business owners resort to taking extra loans for business expansion, this can be a risky move if you’re not aware of your repayment capabilities. Or sometimes, some business aren’t able to generate e...