How to Lower Food Cost with Portion Controls

Portion properly to control food cost. Yes, food costs are always rising. But if you have the proper systems in place, such as recipe costing cards, you can absorb those costs. Stop screaming at [...]

7 Simple Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

Restaurant sales are rarely constant. Seasonality, competition, the economy, and countless other factors can play a role in how many people come into your restaurant. But one thing is constant [...]

Control Restaurant Labor Cost with the FTE

This is the secret to avoiding overtime in your restaurant. It’s also the secret to having qualified, trained employees in your restaurant. Follow this tip and you can stop settling for [...]

How to Lower Restaurant Labor Cost

Want to lower restaurant labor cost? Look to your time clock. It’s a prime area where restaurant owners get robbed on labor costs. Theft happens at the time clock whenever you are not [...]

7 In-Season Foods Your Restaurant Should Use this Month

New foods in your restaurant is good for business. Consuming only foods that are in season used to be seen as a “treehugger” lifestyle choice, but the trend has been on an incline for [...]

Use Descending Dollar Report to Lower Food Cost

Want to reduce your food cost by 3-5% buying the same products you’re buying today? I’m going to show you how. In this video I explain which report to order from your distributor to [...]

What Is Your Restaurant’s Ideal Prime Cost Makeup

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring in. I bet you’ve heard about the study Ohio State University did more than a decade ago where [...]

Tips for Using a Restaurant Budget

Most all independent restaurant owners use their “gut” to budget their restaurants instead of the real numbers. I’m here to tell you that it’s not enough. Your restaurant budget is a guide to [...]

5 Myths About Running Your Own Restaurant

Be it a fine-dining experience, or a quaint coffee shop, opening and running your own restaurant is a dream for many. Whether you’re fresh out of college, full of drive and passion, or you’ve [...]

Two Systems to Use for Optimal Food Cost Control

Stop mistakes coming out of your kitchen. Virtually eliminate theft in your restaurant. Use these two systems for optimal food cost control: key item report and waste sheet. The key item report [...]

The Trick to Knowing the Correct Restaurant Pour Cost

If your restaurant pour cost is too high but you don’t know where to cut off the bleeding, watch this video. If you often order too much product and experience it spoiling, this video is [...]