Old School Mom & Pops Adopting Online Ordering

Old School Mom & Pop's Restaurants and Shops Adopting Online Ordering

The pandemic has created awareness of online ordering like never before. Many old school mom & pop's restaurants and shops are now willing to adopt technology like online ordering. 

This week on the Dining Out Radio Show, Takeout Button® announced a new addition to their partners: Chocolates By Michelle, located in New Port Richey of Florida. Intimidated at first but Michelle, an old school solopreneur and a long time chocolatier, finally realized she needs technology to grow her business. She turned to consult with Takeout Button® about online ordering solution for her chocolate shop. With a hand-holding consulting method of Takeout Button®, Michelle is finally convinced online ordering is a solution she needs to help her business thrive during and after the pandemic. 

Customers can expect a lot of amazing chocolate products from her shop since Michelle always uses high quality chocolate to create many chocolate product lines like chocolate covered popcorn, bacon, potato chips, and even twinkies. She also carries candy making supplies and custom products for special events. This summer, Takeout Button® will be launching her brand new website with online ordering capability and nationwide shipping.


Listen to the full interview episode at  https://takeoutbutton.com/MichelleChocolatesJun10.mp3.








Grow Restaurant Revenue During the Pandemic with Web Ordering

Grow Restaurant Revenue During the Pandemic with Web Ordering 

Our radio guest this week is chef Frank Edgar of Cafe Ten-O-One and Fat Fred's Famous. Chef Frank shared his business journey as a multiple award wining BBQ master traveling around the country serving his famous BBQ at several national food fairs, seasoned caterer, and talented restaurateur offering reasonably priced, freshly made to order breakfast and lunch in downtown St Pete, Florida. In his booming catering career, before the pandemic, there was no catering job too small or too large literally as Chef Frank can handle any catering size from 10 to 10,000 people!!

The pandemic has shaped his business to focus on his national award-wining BBQ dry rubs and BBQ sauces. With his forward thinking, chef Frank realized that having a nice mobile friendly website with online ordering capability is important to his business. Web ordering can be a good way to grow his restaurant revenue in the COVID-19 trying time. All of his products and delicious menu including the signature Dink burger are now available for purchase on his ordering site powered by Takeout Button® at https://order.cafe1001.com/.


Listen to the full interview episode at https://takeoutbutton.com/Cafe1001Jun3.mp3

Award wining BBQ master Cafe1001 









Fine Dining Challenges and Tech Solutions

Fine Dining Challenges and Tech Solutions 

This week's guest in the "Dining Out Radio Show" studio was hospitality consultant Andy Brouillard of Brouillard Hospitality. With five decades of experience in the hospitality industry, including at Disney's, Sandals Resort and TPepin's Hospitality Center, Brouillard shares his views on the challenges fine dining restaurants are facing now. He gives his advice on how fine dining restaurants can incorporate takeout and delivery, and offers tips on the best way to package food to ensure a quality experience for customers dining off-premise. He also discusses how online ordering technology like what Takeout Button® offers is a key component of how restaurants can carry through and still grow revenue in this COVID-19 trying time.

Listen to the full interview episode at https://takeoutbutton.com/AndyInterviewMay20.mp3

 Fine dining challenges and tech solutions

Andy Brouillard  Brouillard Hospitality Interview  Dining Out Radio   



Best Practices for Reopening Restaurant with Fast Table Turnaround Time

Best Practices for Reopening Restaurant with Fast Table Turnaround Time 

Our radio guest this week is Sesto of Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino. Sesto finally reopens his restaurant with limited capacity and days during the pandemic. He shared his COVID-19 business journey, discussing how he pivoted a fine dining, sit-down Italian restaurant to offer takeout and delivery, without using any third-party delivery service. He used his own employees to make deliveries, keeping them employed during the shutdown. He adapted quickly by taking advantage of technology like Takeout Button® online ordering as early as mid March, when the pandemic had just begun. 

In his radio interview, he also discusses his clever way of using the Takeout Button® online ordering system to speed up table turnaround time for dine-in guests. Customers who make dine-in reservations online receive an email with a link that allows them to prepay for their meals. When they arrive at the restaurant, their food will be ready. This reduces wait times, minimizes contact with other customers and servers, and shortens meal time, speeding up table turnaround time overall. The restaurant can be ready to seat more customers, which is critical when operating within 50% capacity limits.

Sesto partners with Meals on Wheels and also has a Pay It Forward page on his website that allows anyone to support his mission to feed front line workers. You can Pay if forward at https://order.dasesto.com/buy/DaSesto/payitforward.

Listen to the full interview episode at https://takeoutbutton.com/SestoInterviewMay27.mp3

 Sesto Radio Interview

Tasting   Da Sesto Pasta  Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino Catering   




Early Tech Adopter Paid Off

Early Tech Adopter Paid Off 

In this 4rd episode Takeout button® invited Pipo's Cuban Cafe, a restaurant partner, to a live interview with Dining Out RadioOur guest shared their story of how being an early adopter to online ordering technology paid off and has kept his restaurant afloat during these trying times. The owner said Takeout button® really makes online ordering an convenient process for small business operators like his by increasing to go sales and maximizing his online visibility. The Pipo's Cuban Cafe is now hiring after having to downsize their staff due to COVID 19.

Listen to the full interview episode at https://takeoutbutton.com/PiposMay13.mp3