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Restaurant eCommerce: 4 reasons why you should consider an in-house management system for online orders
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Restaurant eCommerce: 4 reasons why you should consider an in-house management system for online orders

The food take-out and delivery order market has quickly grown over the past few years, reaching $300 billion USD in 2019 (1). In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a temporary pause of dine-in services at restaurants has made take-out and deliveries the main source of operating revenues for restaurants. While partnering with a third-party…

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Recap: How restaurants worldwide stood up to face the challenges posed by COVID-19
Recap: How restaurants worldwide stood up to face the challenges posed by COVID-19

To date, it has been nearly 6 months since the COVID-19 global pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, which has resulted in one of the most challenging periods ever for the restaurant and hospitality industry. According to Restaurant Dive, stay-at-home orders and dining room closures cost the industry $120 billion, however, restaurants are making… READ POST

Five Star Tips: Optimizing Your Online Menu Page to Get Your Restaurant’s Brand Across
Five Star Tips: Optimizing Your Online Menu Page to Get Your Restaurant’s Brand Across

The most popular WordPress restaurant menu plugin available for free, Five Star Restaurant Menu enables restaurants to quickly build a beautifully designed and professional-looking menu page on their website. Our plugin also allows restaurants to allow online ordering for pickup/ delivery right on their website, without having to share a percentage of fees and commissions… READ POST

Onto the New Norm: How has COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry landscape?
Onto the New Norm: How has COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry landscape?

In early March 2020, the World Health Organization publicly announced the COVID-19 outbreak, which was quickly spread to many regions around the world, was a global pandemic (1). As the novel coronavirus can be spread from an infected person through respiratory droplets, personal contact or making contact with an infected surface, social distancing and stay-at-home… READ POST

How have restaurant guests adapted to the new dine-out experience?
How have restaurant guests adapted to the new dine-out experience?

Since social distancing regulations to slow down the spread of COVID-19 have been loosened around the world, many restaurants have re-opened their doors to welcome back their guests. However, as people are still concerned about their own health and safety when being out in public spaces, their dining out habits have also changed to conform… READ POST

Why do well-rounded online presences matter to restaurants?
Why do well-rounded online presences matter to restaurants?

While business websites have become an important component to modern consumers, only about two-thirds of small businesses (including restaurant and hospitality businesses) have a website (1). However, more consumers are now valuing the presence of well-rounded restaurant websites that they can easily access and interact with. In this post, our team will be sharing our… READ POST

5 Best WordPress Themes for Restaurant and Hospitality Businesses
5 Best WordPress Themes for Restaurant and Hospitality Businesses

As the leading platform to create and maintain websites, WordPress gives users the flexibility and freedom to customize your online presence with different themes and plugins. Users can create any type of website with WordPress, from blog pages to social networks, eCommerce and business websites.  However, if you are new to WordPress, choosing a theme… READ POST

Celebrating Father’s Day, With Additional Safety Measures
Celebrating Father’s Day, With Additional Safety Measures

As Father’s Day is just around the corner, families and restaurants are planning for this annual event celebrating dads. Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that restaurants will be approaching this year’s Father’s Day a bit differently. How can restaurant and hospitality businesses bring back the traditional celebration for fathers… READ POST

Ordering Food From Your Restaurant’s Website – Why Not?
Ordering Food From Your Restaurant’s Website – Why Not?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way how restaurant and hospitality businesses serve our communities. Although restaurants around the world have started reopening their doors for dining in, the limited capacity at restaurants and concerns about public health and safety are still keeping many customers at home. It’s time to consider taking online orders from… READ POST

How to enhance safety measures at restaurants when re-opening
How to enhance safety measures at restaurants when re-opening

Our team at Five Star Plugins are delighted to share our thoughts on how restaurants can further enhance safety measures upon re-opening, even with limited capacity. It all comes down to 3 important steps: Planning, Communicating, and Monitoring.

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