Running a restaurant is no easy task. As a restaurant manager, finding the time to research the latest trends and tips for success can be difficult – not to mention another plate that you’ll have to spin! However, why spend time and resources doing this when there are experts curating and posting all of this online? If you’re following the right people, you’ll always stay up-to-date with the latest trends, articles, opinion pieces and tips. This is when Twitter can be a restaurant managers best friend.
We’ve previously put together lists of experts for hospitality, sommeliers and bartenders – and now we’re doing it again! Here are ten of our favourite experts, that all restaurant managers need to be following this year.
David Gonynor @thatsbiz
Marketing expert David Gonynor shared his passion for the restaurant industry with tonnes of helpful articles, thought pieces and tips that every restaurant manager would find useful. David has one goal in mind – to help you attract new customers and drive repeat visits.
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— David Gonynor (@thatsbiz) June 26, 2019
Barbara Castiglia @bcastiglia44
We’ve mentioned Barbara in our other lists of experts, and there’s a good reason we’re mentioning her again! With her finger on the pulse of all the latest trends in the restaurant industry, if she’s not on your radar – she should be!
Learn why authenticity is the key to success for the founders of Washington, DC-based Timber Pizza Co. and Call Your Mother. https://t.co/2zPGNAiZHP #MRM #RestaurantManagement #timberpizza #pizza #callyourmother #deli
— Barbara Castiglia (@bcastiglia44) June 26, 2019
Bruce Irving @Irvingmedia
If you’re looking for a slice inspirartion, then look no further than Bruce Irving. This marketing expert started Smart Pizza Marketing to help restaurant managers discover how to reach more customers and keep them coming back for more.
Tip for content creation:
👉🏼 take screenshots of ads/posts/images that inspire you 📸
👉🏼 save them in a "content ideas" folder 🗂
👉🏼 visit the folder when you have a creative block 🚫
👉🏼 spark your idea machine 🧠
👉🏼 just don't plagiarize 👎🏼
— Bruce Irving (@Irvingmedia) June 25, 2019
Jim Sullivan @Sullivision
Since 1999, Jim Sullivan has been helping people in the industry grow from good to great. From workshops to videos and helpful tips and articles that he shares on his social, Jim is a leader in the space that should be on all restaurant manager’s radar.
Interesting insight in this short read for anyone who hires– or will hire– new team members… https://t.co/LHUojggxNx
— Jim Sullivan (@Sullivision) June 23, 2019
Alan Liddle @AJ_NRN
Alan Liddle has been a staple leader in the restaurant industry since 1984, sharing vital research and news at Nation’s Restaurant News. Don’t miss out on following him!
Fine Dining in 1968 – Remember it well: A Slurpee along with my Hershey’s bar was really “fine,” or “far out,” as we might have said then as we peddled our Rollfast Stingray knock-offs around town. https://t.co/KrmIVNCqVU
— Alan Liddle (@AJ_NRN) June 20, 2019
David Scott Peters @RestaurantXpert
A voice for independent restaurant owners and managers, David shares opinion pieces, articles and news of all the latest trends and tips in the industry.
When it comes to labor cost, more staff does not equal more sales. This week I bust the myth: https://t.co/UZa8qqaCY6
— David Scott Peters (@RestaurantXpert) April 19, 2019
Ana Cvetkovic @anatweetsnow
Another favourite expert that we’ve mentioned before is CEO of Bloom Digital Marketing Ana Cvetkovic. Sharing tips and articles to help restaurant managers reach millennials – with a mixture of articles, thought pieces and helpful guides on tools which can help you save time.
"Millennials are spending more time consuming videos, whether on Facebook, YouTube, or by watching Instagram Stories." https://t.co/kF3itdPemj #Millennials #hospitality #hospitalitymarketing pic.twitter.com/nKd0LCnI68
— Ana Cvetkovic (@anatweetsnow) June 26, 2019
Jaime Oikle @JaimeOikle
Helping restaurants succeed and thrive, Jaime’s twitter offers marketing, operational, service, people and tech tips for restaurant managers looking to grow in the industry.
— Jaime Oikle (@JaimeOikle) June 20, 2019
Aaron Allen @QMG
Restaurant consultant Aaron Allen is a third-generation restaurateur, who quite literally grew up in the industry. With his passion for the sector he has his pulse on everything restaurant related and is sharing it with the world.
Starbucks would have never been born out of a focus group. Uber would have to be hit with every cynic's stick before scaling continents. Delivery would be dismissed by casual dining CEOs in much the same way the former Blockbuster Video CEO dissed Netflix…https://t.co/9SjbvdlBlm
— Restaurant Marketing (@QMG) June 24, 2019
Jeff Bullas @jeffbullas
If you’re looking for marketing inspiration then Jeff Bullas is the account you’re searching for! We’ve shared his account before as it’s full of marketing tips and insights that he shares constantly – someone that every restaurant manager should be following.
— Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas) June 26, 2019
And that’s the list! We hope we’ve helped you come across some truly inspiration accounts to help you on your journey as a restaurant manager. Are there any experts you think we left out? Tweet us and let us know who we should be keeping on our radar.
Why not check out one of our other helpful blogs – where we explored how to track and automate your hospitality compliance training.
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