Market Surveys to Set Pricing

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Use a market survey to check your business When deciding what to charge for your menu and drink items, it’s helpful to know what others around you [...]

How To Rock Your Restaurant Marketing Efforts

By Greg McGuire Guest Blogger A common misconception in the food service business is that booking live music takes more time and effort than it’s worth. The process of finding bands, paying them, [...]

10 Tips for Small Bar Owners

Small bar owners, especially small bars that are part of a restaurant, can have a great profit margin. It’s not an understatement when I say that the liquor sitting on your shelves and in your [...]

Find and Use a Mastermind Group

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week One brain is not as powerful as 20 together A mastermind group is a group of peers with whom you can bounce ideas around without fear of judgment, [...]

Making Your Restaurant Bar Pricing Server Friendly

By David Scott Peters When developing the price lists for your bar, your goal is to establish a set of prices that will yield the highest potential profit margins and cause the products to sell [...]

Identify the Gaps in Your Restaurant Menu and Services

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Analyze your menu and services to see if there’s anything you should be offering to capture more customers and more sales. Ask yourself the [...]

Recipe Costing Cards

There is one system your restaurant must have to survive and most independent restaurant owners are bypassing it completely: menu costing to develop recipe costing cards. Going through the [...]

Offer the Right Mix to Get the Most Customers for Your Restaurant

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Don’t Lose Out on Customers Because Your Offerings Are Limited You know how Mexican restaurants always have the American hamburger on their menu? [...]

March Newsletter for Independent Restaurant Owners

By David Scott Peters For the past five years I’ve produced a monthly member newsletter. It’s come a long way from the first few editions produced by me on amateur publishing software [...]

A Good Restaurant Manager Has Big Impact

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Hire a Good Manager to Improve Business Think hiring a good manager isn’t that important? Just take a look at what a manager with good [...]