Chill out your guests and welcome them back to the bar with these CBD libations. 2020 has ushered in a year of change and patience no matter how you cut it. What better way to welcome guests back to the bar than with these CBD drink recipes! We’ve put two recipes together with the help of Trove CBD that we think you and your guests will love: the Trove CBD Margarita and Trove CBD Vanilla Latte.
CBD may sound like a buzz word, and honestly, a nice buzz is something we could all use right about now. Trendy, natural, and not to mention tasty and non-psychoactive, Trove CBD is an excellent way to step-up an already impressive drink menu. Trove CBD is unique because there is absolutely no THC, and no need to cover up a bitter or herbal aftertaste. All you need to do is simply add a few drops and serve.
But how does adding Trove CBD cocktails to your menu help your bottom line? Well, some operators are pricing $5 for ten milligrams added to a cocktail, which works out to a 15% cost of sales (less than $0.50 per drink or $0.05 per milligram)! So, whether you’re looking for profit or just staying on-trend, guests are sure to respond to these menu additions.
We personally love Trove and think it is the perfect CBD brand to work with because its products taste delicious and work without THC and the unpleasant herbal taste. They use natural botanical ingredients that delight the senses while delivering serious therapeutic results.
In addition to the vast benefits of CBD, Trove is specifically unique because:
They source USDA certified organic carrier oils, pure essential oils, and certified industrial hemp, organically grown in the USA.
All of their products are THC free, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.
Trove maintains an emphasis on tested quality, effective dosages, and formulations. Their products are triple tested for purity, quality, and consistency with a QR code on every package that links to the Certificate of Analysis.
You and your guests will know you are getting the highest quality product. Not to mention they are a woman-founded, family-owned business, local to Colorado — all things we love celebrating and supporting! So chill out your guests or try them for yourself with two of our favorite recipes: the Trove CBD Margarita and Trove CBD Vanilla Latte from Trove CBD.
TROVE CBD MARGARITA
Listen, we aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel here. It’s a margarita. With CBD. And it’s freakin’ phenomenal. Accenting the traditional lime flavor, Trove’s CBD is the perfect addition to take your already popular drink to another level. Simple and yet oh so sweet.
4 oz Silver or Blanco tequila
5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz agave syrup
1/2 dropper Trove CBD Oil 750 – Natural or Lemon
THE CHILI SALT:
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp lime zest
Moisten the rims of two glasses with a lime slice, then roll in salt. Fill glasses with ice and set aside to chill. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the fresh lime juice, tequila, Triple Sec, & agave. Shake well. Strain into the chilled glasses and top with Trove CBD Oil. Garnish with a fresh lime slice, grab some nachos and indulge!
TROVE CBD VANILLA LATTE
We love this addition to a dessert menu or for those brisk busy Monday mornings at the cafe. This CBD vanilla latte will delight guests whether they require focus or winding down after a dinner party. They are sure to bring in the bank, as most guests don’t travel with their CBD, and CBD newbies will be comfortable trying it from a mixologist or bartender in a restaurant setting.
1/2 cup espresso or dark roast brewed coffee
1/2 cup milk of choice, heated or steamed
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 dropper Trove CBD Oil 750 – Natural or Peppermint
Raw Sugar (if desired)
Dash of ground cinnamon or cocoa powder
Prepare dark roast coffee or espresso in a pot, French press, or machine & pour into a pre-heated cup. Add 1/2 dropper Trove CBD Oil & sweetener if desired. Add Vanilla to milk and steam or froth. Carefully spoon frothed milk on top of the coffee. Finish by dusting the surface with cinnamon or cocoa powder.
With versatility and high-profitability, adding Trove CBD to your menu will both boost your sales and also keep you on-trend. Be the happy-hour highlight by adding a new twist to your menu while also adding a superior profit percentage on top!
The fast-casual salad chain, founded in 2007 by three Georgetown University graduates plans to open at least two Colorado locations this Summer 2020.
Their Lodo location will be located at 1750 Wewatta Street in the Coloradan condo development near Union Station. In Cherry Creek, the company plans to move in next to Soul Cycle at 255 St. Paul Street and will offer free 60-minute validated parking. As of January 2020, Sweetgreen had 103 restaurant locations across the U.S.
According to Inc.com, Denver is slated to debut Sweetgreen’s new business model: Instead of simply rolling out new Sweetgreen restaurants, the company will launch “large flagship stores” as well as smaller retail locations and ghost kitchens dedicated to delivery. At its flagship stores, Inc wrote that customers will find a tasting bar for sampling ingredients, as well as kiosks or tablets to order food. In the back will be a “salad factory” where orders are prepared. (Although the sampling station will probably have to wait until after the global pandemic passes)
For customer’s wanting more of a touch-less experience, they can order via Sweetgreen’s mobile app for take-out and delivery. As of January 2020, Sweetgreen says its app has more than 1.5 million users who account for 55% of all order volume.
Are you a team player who’s open to growing and learning new things? Are you looking to break into the restaurant/service industry and want a job where you can get your hands dirty? Are you an individual who wants a job where you can be yourself?
Sweetgreen is currently hiring for the following positions:
Founded in 1978, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is an award-winning company with an “of service” culture, anchored by solid hospitality and guided by a compass of quality. The BJ’s experience offers high-quality ingredients, bold flavors, moderate prices, sincere service, and a cool, contemporary atmosphere.
With over 207 restaurants throughout the US, BJ’s finds success year after year with skilled hospitality teams: professionals who are all about the details, care about each other and are proud of what they do. BJ’s promise is to do things right, do them better, and create a special environment for their guests and Team Members.
BJ’s Team Members enjoy a family culture, great pay and benefits, vacation, training, free shift meals, and dining discounts. They are currently accepting applications to join their locations in Denver, Boulder, Westminster, and their NEW location opening soon in Lakewood with on-site interviewing starting October 21st!
This is a company that cares about its people more than any other company I have worked for – they help me be a better person.
Now Hiring. Become a part of an amazing team.
Consider a career with BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and apply today! They are currently hiring for:
In the hospitality industry, providing great services to customers is a must. However, having a strategic location close to popular tourist attractions and investing in well-furnished rooms and well thought out amenities, from a gym to high-speed WiFi, are not enough to guarantee that you will succeed in the industry. You need that one huge factor that will convince guests to keep coming back if they ever need future accommodations and that is customer satisfaction. This is why you need to train your staff so they will provide excellent customer service, now and in the future.
What happens if customers are not happy?
If you’re a hotel owner with a vision of making your hospitality brand grow, then you should focus on ensuring customer satisfaction among each of your guests. Otherwise, you risk ruining your brand with negative reviews coming from your unhappy customers. Considering how fast such reviews spread online, especially on popular travel sites, it is quite easy to shred your reputation to pieces and discourage potential guests from staying at your hotel. Without repeat business, you might not reach the level of profitability that you need to keep it going.
Moreover, it is easier and less costly to convince customers to book your hotel again than to attract new ones, especially with the stiff competition you’re probably getting from hotels in your area. But if your guests remember how warm, accommodating, and polite your hotel staff is, they will likely keep booking your hotel in the future.
Why it is important to participate in training?
A career in the hospitality industry can be something that you can pursue through life. It can be a rewarding career path as you can climb up the ranks, from being a busboy, for instance, to being the hotel manager. This is made possible with dedication, hard work, further education and training, some of which the hotel owner may provide. But employees can also supplement the hotel-sponsored training with voluntary training. If needed, you can always take out personal online loans for training. The cost of training will be worth it if it means opening up more career opportunities for you in the future.
Online training is beneficial for hotel employees due to the following reasons:
People are more likely to engage in videos instead of reading documents or articles.
People who train online tend to learn five times more than other people who train through other media.
It is around 50% more cost effective for employers.
It can give employers a positive ROI (return on investment) in less than a year.
It is favored by over 40% of global Fortune 500 companies.
Why hotels should invest in training?
There are many reasons why hotel owners should focus on developing and training their own hotel staff. These include the following:
Better cooperation as a single unit
Guests often see hotel staff as a single unit, hence the bad service that they get from one member of the staff may taint the others. But if you train people to improve their teamwork and deal with other people coming from different backgrounds in diversity training, it makes it easier for them to operate smoothly to the satisfaction of your customers.
An improved pool of potential hotel managers
They would likely discover that there are a lot of potential talents waiting to be discovered and ready to take on the hotel’s managerial positions after completing enough training. After training, it will be easier for you to identify talent that can be honed and developed into great managers.
Reduced employee turnover
Higher turnover meant higher cost in hiring and training new people. It also meant time lost in interviewing new applications and productivity wasted as new people need time to get used to their job. Well-trained people also tend to stick it out, thanks to increased job satisfaction, the satisfaction that stems from having co-workers who follow a written code of conduct, for instance, and from knowing what is expected of them, given their position. Proper training helps employees do better in their jobs and when they know that they are performing well, they remain happy, satisfied, long-term employees.
Better problem-solving skills
If things go wrong, it is important for the hotel staff to resolve the problem in a positive way to still ensure a satisfactory experience for the guests. If they are satisfied with the way the issue was resolved, they tend to choose to continue staying at the hotel and wanting to return.
Improved feeling of safety and security
In case of an emergency, guests would rely on the hotel staff to keep them safe and taken care of. It is up to the staff, who are more familiar with the hotel and the area, to direct or assist the guests in need. This is why hotel staff should receive proper training in performing CPR and first aid. They should also be trained to execute plans in case of natural disasters or potential attacks. If proper training is conducted, people in panic can be managed better, preventing the worst scenario from happening.
With great training comes happier, better performing, and more loyal staff – and happy hotel staff means satisfied customers. So if you’re ready to train your employees, start developing an online training program or a traditional program now!
Restaurant patronage used to be based on a combination or word-of-mouth reputation and prominence on common travel routes. While you will always have your loyal return customers, new diners are finding their destinations in modern ways that have a lot more to do with online presence than on exterior decor or where your building is in relation to popular streets. When an individual, couple, or family is looking for a restaurant to try either near their home or while on vacation, the first place they look is the internet. Between Google and Yelp, most people make their decisions based on ratings, reviews, and the information they can gather before punching a location into their GPS navigation system. However, no matter how many positive local reviews you get, many people won’t even consider a restaurant unless they can investigate it completely via their website.
Building Your Restaurant Website
Most restaurants know that they need a website and even pay to have one built, but it’s astounding to see exactly how many have no idea what customers are really looking for in terms of features and information. Most restaurant websites include beautiful pictures of the dining room, the founder’s story, and a lot of really lovely visual assets without a single drop of useful information. Maybe you have a website, and perhaps you put a lot of effort into making it attractive, but does it actually have what it takes to bring customers in to dine or call for take-out?
What Your Website Needs:
Pictures of The Environment
Pictures of the Food
A Well-Written Menu with Prices
Accurate Contact and Delivery Information
A Careers Page
An Easy Online Delivery Interface
Regular Testing to Eliminate Frustrating Bugs
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures
While most venues miss at least one of the listed points, they usually understand the need for pictures. When a customer is deciding where to eat, they want a good idea of the kind of experience they’re getting into and what to expect from the food itself. This means clear pictures of the dining room and tables, along with a nice selection of photos of what real plated meals look like. If you want to really influence purchases, arrange your photos to include the entree, sides, dipping sauces, and beverages of a standard meal so that customers can understand exactly what they can get from your dining experience.
Clearly Written Menu
There’s nothing worse than getting excited about a local restaurant only to discover that there is no sign of an online menu. Many people want the chance to plan their meal ahead of time without the few awkward minutes of indecision at the table with a hovering waiter. However, even more frustrating than no menu at all is an enticing menu with no prices, leading customers to assume that they will only experience sticker shock even if they love their meal. A clear menu is especially important if you don’t want to drive away lucrative delivery orders.
Easy to Use Delivery Interface
It’s important to remember who your customers are and how the world is changing. While phone calls used to be the best way to take remote orders, modern young adults and introverts of all ages would much rather deal with an online form than try to explain their order over the phone. You can significantly increase your revenue from deliveries and take-out orders by incorporating a bug-free and easy to use online interface. If you’re on a budget, even the ability to type out their orders as simple text message is better than nothing.
Customers aren’t the only important people who will find you online. Most restaurants work hard to stay fully staffed with skilled team members and it’s important to never stop looking for talented new employees. This is why almost every business website on the internet includes a careers page which works a lot better than a ‘now hiring’ sign in the window for the same reason your restaurant website brings in more customers than foot traffic does. If you want to find talented waiters, delivery drivers, and kitchen staff, make sure to keep your online doors open to applications.
Sirvo can provide subscription customers with a careers page that can be easily inserted into their company’s WordPress website. Not only will your careers page showcase the culture and benefits of being employed with your business, but they will have access to all your current opportunities that are automatically updated so applicants can apply straight from your careers page with a seamless experience. Learn more and sign up here.
Once you have a trendy interactive website for your customers and future team members to find you through, don’t forget to test it and confirm that they can successfully reach you through the site. Nothing is more frustrating than entering your menu order or filling out a job application only for the software to break at the ‘submit’ stage. Test your website regularly to keep it in good working order.
As the world moves forward into an almost permanently half-online state, every adaptive business is changing to keep up and restaurants are no exception. With a great website and active hiring policies, your venue should be rocking the online and in-house orders until the next big technological step forward.