3 crucial tips for the design of your next restaurant menu cover

Maybe you have decided your restaurant needs a makeover. Perhaps it’s a floor-to-ceiling overhaul, or maybe you are 90% of the way towards a perfectly-designed operation. Don’t leave the finer details out of the picture – when the time comes to update the aesthetics of your operation, consider the power of a perfectly-designed, top-quality leather menu cover. Here are some tips to make your plans and decisions simpler. Read more

Contemporary design ideas for your next menu cover

It’s not easy to stay on the cutting edge of fashion trends while you’re in the thick of day-to-day business operations. In fact, it’s quite difficult. When something is in vogue, it usually doesn’t stay in vogue for very long. Read more

If you don’t have these three leather products, your boardroom is boring

Consider a simple truth: boardrooms are where deals are done. However, as any seasoned businessperson will attest, boardrooms are often dull, sterile, uninspiring places. Sure, the room may have, at best, a skyline view, but it’s become a sad precedent to see a boardroom filled with little more than pens, paper, phones, and age-old artwork. Here’s how you reset the precedent, better welcome guests and potential clients, and instil within your business or company a strong sense of spirit and character. Read more

Top 5 tips for good menu cover design

In terms of your restaurant brand, what exactly does feel mean? Feel is that indefinable character your brand has. Feel is what all aspects of your business unite to produce. That includes service, menu, decor, uniform, location, prestige, everything. Your restaurant can have a good feel; its feel can also be bad. Feel is tricky because its sources are hard to determine, harder to trace, and its effects can be attributed to other things, for better or worse. Read more

How often should a restaurant be redesigned?

It’s a shame the term ‘redesign’ often says ‘high cost’ in the minds of restaurant owners. Sometimes, refreshing a restaurant’s decor, or its menu, is needed. When done right, a redesign is guaranteed to revitalise your operation; it can even transform your business and make it more successful than it otherwise could have been. Contrary to popular belief, a redesign is not an exercise in risk, and that is primarily because it doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to result in a disruption to your day-to-day service. Read more

How to choose the perfect uniform for your restaurant?

As is no surprise to successful restaurant owners, an attractive and appealing floor begins with the staff. You expect faultless service from your waiters, bartenders, chefs, maitre d’s; this expectation, of course, covers every aspect of the hospitality they provide your guests. That includes uniforms; and somewhat unbelievably, uniforms are an oft-overlooked tack-on in too many restaurant operations. Make no mistake: you need a stylish uniform. Fortunately, it needn’t be complicated. Read more

Opening a restaurant? Don’t overlook these 5 crucial elements


No one ever said owning and running a restaurant is easy, but few understand how difficult it can be. In working with hundreds of restaurant operators, we have learned at least one thing about the restaurant game: Preparation is key. Prepare, prepare, prepare. An ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure. Prepare twice, cry once. Etcetera.

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5 myths about top quality leather menu covers you should never believe

Here are a few widely-held misconceptions about leather: it’s only for up-market restaurants. It dates quickly. It always looks the same. It’s unaffordable. It won’t suit my restaurant’s decor.

All of these are categorical fallacies. Leather menu covers can be a stunning addition to any restaurant, and here is why.

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Stylish top-quality leather goods, made for the hospitality industry to exact specifications

At The Leather Menu Factory, we believe superior hospitality happens thanks to a perfect balance between style and functionality. Every business in the hospitality industry – be it a restaurant, bar, cafe, or hotel – wants to leave a unique mark on guests, and our goods are the ideal tool for providing a memorable experience punctuated by the effortless elegance and robustness of leather. Read more

Creating a better guest experience, summed up in two simple operational choices

Here is an emerging truth hotel operators and hospitality providers must consider: room guests are more discerning and demanding now than they ever have been. Decades ago, a hotel room was a transient one-stop boarding solution, used only for sleeping and recuperation between two destinations. Hotels weren’t designed to be a holistic luxury experience. Read more