Marie Parker

Marie Parker
Marie started working as a hostess in high school before moving to a server and later to a management role. She has worked for a number of restaurant groups and brings her knowledge to her writing.

Recent Posts

3 Reasons Why Quick Service Restaurants Are Dating Hot Spots

Posted by Marie Parker on Feb 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Online dating is now the norm and with that comes frequent meet and greets. Nights of candlelit dinners and theater tickets are being reserved...

Changes to Board Room Requirements: More Female Inclusion

Posted by Marie Parker on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

California legislators passed a new law which requires companies to hold a more even share of female directors on their board. The law was signed...

California May Ban Paper Receipts - What Restaurants Should Consider

Posted by Marie Parker on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The newly introduced law is nicknamed the "Skip the Slip" bill, and will legally require retailers, including restaurants, to provide an...

When to Fire Bad Employees

Posted by Marie Parker on Dec 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In an uncertain economy, every employee counts. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine when the time is right to let an employee go. You...

The Highs and Lows of a Cash-Free Business Model

Posted by Marie Parker on Dec 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Cash-free transactions come with a host of benefits for both businesses and consumers alike-- but what if refusing cash transactions signals a...

Beyond the Avocado Toast: Will Aging Millennials Bring Back Casual Dining?

Posted by Marie Parker on Nov 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It's no secret that millennials have been blamed for the supposed death of casual dining. But can an entire generation really be responsible for...

The Coffee Plant Is Under Attack: What Does This Mean For Your Restaurant?

Posted by Marie Parker on Oct 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Restaurants make a lot of their money from the drinks they sell, so some might feel a little skittish when the cost of serving one of their more ...

The Rise of Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Posted by Marie Parker on Oct 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"Any restaurant that does not serve plant-based food is burning money. Everyone knows that the vegan chooses where the group eats." —Dawn Sweeney,...