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Optimizing Drive-Thrus With Cash Register Counters

Drive-thru is back and better than ever! And it’s not just being used by fast-food companies. Fast-casual chains like Panera and Chipotle have also added drive-thru to select locations.  Why Customers Prefer Drive-Thru COVID-19 may have scared Americans away from restaurants, but drive-thru is bringing them back. Many customers simply feel safer in their cars. […]

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Hostess Stand Ideas to Suit Your Style

Your furniture should complement your restaurant’s décor. Sounds simple enough, yet sometimes it’s tricky to get right. Luckily, we have some pro tips that will help you get creative with hostess stand ideas and refine your furniture search for your restaurant design or redesign. Stick to Your Goals You can avoid mismatched pieces by sticking […]

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Create a Pop-Up Patio Paradise

COVID-19 has led to restrictions on indoor dining. But here’s the good news! These limitations have launched an outdoor dining renaissance. Cities across the country are allowing restaurants to add or expand street-side dining with pop-up patios and parking lot tables. In some urban hotspots like Pasadena and New York governments are even closing miles […]

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ICYMI: Valet Spot Coronavirus Tools Blog

Whether your state is reopening or never closed, you’re likely finding new ways to make sure that your staff is protected and give your customers peace of mind. A new blog post from The Valet Spot explores some of the guidelines for operating in the midst of the pandemic as well as some products that […]

COVID-19 Updates

This information was last updated on March 18, 2020, at 3:32 pm At this time, The Hostess Station will continue to receive and process orders. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and taking precautionary steps to curb the virus. The Hostess Station office staff is working from home. Warehouse staff is working in accordance with […]

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How to Be a Holiday Hotspot

Christmas, New Year’s… Here come the holidays—and the holiday parties! During the season retailers earn from 20% – 40% of their yearly income, while restaurants and other venues boost profits hosting holiday celebrations for offices, businesses and families. Right now, these customers are planning their celebrations and deciding which establishment should host them. When they’re […]

ICYMI: 5 Restaurant Predictions For 2020

No matter how your 2019 is going, as a restaurant operator, you’re likely always looking for strategic ways to give your customers more of what they want and to stand out from your competitors. In a recent post titled 5 Restaurant Predictions For 2020, Restaurant Business Online summarizes data from sister company Technomic in hopes […]

Get the Look: Shabby Chic

Next up in our design blog series, shabby chic! We’ll make it easy for restaurant managers by walking you through the basics of creating this look—whether you’re launching a new space or reinventing an old one. Why Go Shabby Chic? Not sure yet if you want to commit to a shabby chic vibe for your […]

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Get the Look: Rustic Design

What do you picture when you hear the words “rustic design”? Wedding celebrations in a refurbished barn? Mason jar centerpieces? Exposed wooden beams? To many, rustic design is simply modern country. An eclectic yet inviting mix of natural, unrefined elements with a sophisticated modern sensibility. It embraces organic imperfections, coziness, and contrast. Imagine modern zinc-and-marble […]

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Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern Design

If you’re an interior designer or restaurant manager planning to launch a new space or refresh an old one, this blog series will provide some inspiration for your next project. We’ll also give our thoughts on easy ways to execute today’s most trending styles, beginning with Mid-Century Modern design. Though whichever style you choose, Paul […]