How to Generate More Restaurant Business FAST – Part 4

By David Scott Peters As I explained in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series of restaurant marketing ideas, you can’t wait for your customers to find you. You have to go to them. This [...]

How to Generate More Restaurant Business FAST – Part 3

By David Scott Peters This series of marketing ideas for restaurants is all about getting out of your restaurant. You can take to the streets and give people a reason to come in as I described in [...]

Track Waste to Shave Points

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Use waste sheets. All causes for waste are avoidable and are a direct result of a lack of management and training. Waste includes a burned steak, [...]

How to Generate Business for Your Restaurant FAST – Part 2

By David Scott Peters As I said in “How to Generate Business for Your Restaurant FAST – Part 1”, one of the best ways to generate business for your restaurant is to get our [...]

How to Generate More Restaurant Business FAST – Part 1

By David Scott Peters Listen Closely: GET OUT! That’s right, I said GET OUT! What I mean is get out from inside your four walls and drum up business the old-fashioned way, one customer at a time, [...]

Save on Food Costs

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Sign a prime vendor agreement. Cherry picking is the old way. Set up a prime vendor agreement with one primary vendor to receive discounts on [...]

Consider Your Glassware – Cost and Impression

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Make your glassware go the extra mile The quality and size of your glassware are important. It is often cheaper to pay more for and purchase [...]

March 2010 Restaurant Workshop for Independent Restaurant Owners

By David Scott Peters It’s New Year’s Resolution time. This year, did you make some of the resolutions common to independent restaurant owners? A promise to get your life back and [...]

Sound Advice for Opening a Restaurant

I get a lot of inquiries from people interested in opening a restaurant, kicking the tires so to speak. For a lot of restaurant owners, opening a restaurant is a lifelong dream. They can imagine [...]

Run Item-By-Item Sales Mix Report on Your POS System

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Item-by-item shows you dollar-for-dollar If you have a POS system, then you have the ability to run an item-by-item sales mix report. And this [...]