The Road to Sustainability in Restaurants

How having a sustainable mindset when running your business can benefit not only the planet, but also your profit margins and reputation.

Sustainable living is all about being aware of our actions and lifestyle choices, and understanding the impact they have on the world and environment around us.

There are many ways...


The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill

New legislation is being passed through parliament that will force employers to distribute all tips and service charges in a huge and welcome change for hospitality staff. The bill has won backing from MPs as the recent private member's Bill on tips was submitted by Conservative MP Dean Russell.

The legislation...


Chancellor working on tax breaks for firms - Sept 2022

As we all know, the impending doom of huge hikes in energy costs, as well as the cost of living crisis, is threatening hospitality each and every day.

Today the Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi outlined plans for a multi billion pound package of tax cuts to help businesses facing bankruptcy because of...


Get your business prepared for Autumn/Winter with restaurant rota software!

As we near the end of August, the signs of Autumn are starting to creep back in - despite the continuing heatwaves! The evenings are getting noticeably shorter, the summer holidays are drawing to a close - and excitement for the changing seasons is building.

The prepared hospitality managers amongst us...


Opsyte's Guide to Getting the Most out of Restaurant Management Software.

Why should you be using restaurant management software?

The short answer here is simply thatit will make the lives of restaurant management easier, and lead to more profit.

By taking manual processes out of the picture and allowing restaurant management software to do the heavy lifting for you, you can turn your...


Service charge in restaurants

Why do restaurants have service charge?

The first thing to note when talking about servicecharge in restaurants in the UK, is that service charge is and must be discretionary.

No one can force you to pay service charge in the UK.

If someone is forcing you to pay service or tips, any payment...


Choosing Good Restaurant Rota Software

Restaurant Rota Software

Restaurants and bars require many employees with different roles.

A missing team member can cause havoc with service. One of the most difficult daily tasks for any site manager is maintaining a well-organized schedule with full visibility that can deal with the unexpected. Historically, many restaurant managers used spreadsheet...


How to Scale Up Your HR in Your Hospitality Business?

One of the most reliable routes to success that your hospitality business can take is to increase your focus on Human Resources. It is well known that happy employees are more motivated and make a better impression on customers – and a well versed way to ensure employee happiness is...


Hospitality welcomes extended Platinum Jubilee licensing hours

UKHospitality has the temporary change in licensing rules for England and Wales, having campaigned strongly for the measures.

The hospitality sector has welcomed the government’s confirmation that licenced premises will be able to extend their opening hours to 1am on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of the special bank holiday...


How Restaurant Owners Can Streamline their Accounting Systems

When it comes to running your own restaurant, you’ll quickly understand that nothing’s more important than your time. Every minute counts and time wasted equals revenue lost. So, when you talk about operational efficiencies in operating a restaurant, is there a strategy that can help you save time? Yes, there...


Hospitality customers are facing double digit price rises in 2022

A UKHospitality survey of more that340 hospitality businesses (which equates to roughly 8200 venues with 190,000 staff) has concluded that nearly half of operators (47%) are reporting that they will be forced to put up their prices by more than 10% this year because of rising costs. 15% of these...


Why staff happiness is vital to your business, and how Opsyte helps you track it!

Staff happiness is vital for hospitality businesses but is unfortunately often a low priority for management – especially after the industry facing numerous other hardships over the last few years.

However, the point stands that happy staff are more productive. Warwick University’s Happiness and Productivity Study found that happy staff are...

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