What Does a Restaurant Coach Do?

Have you ever wondered what a business coach is, let alone a restaurant industry-specific business coach? What does a restaurant coach do? Let me explain… What does a restaurant coach do? [...]

Is Paper Cost Part of Recipe Cost

Paper cost is a real restaurant cost. Have you ever wondered if the cost of your paper products belong in a recipe costing card? After all, if it could be part of the recipe and its presentation, [...]

Don’t Mix Labor Cost Controls and Food Cost Controls

Labor cost controls are an essential part of a healthy profit margin for your restaurant. To do this, have you ever heard that you should put labor cost into your recipe costing card? Do you add [...]

A 55 Restaurant Prime Cost Percentage is Possible

The core of our work is to get restaurant owners to a 55 percent restaurant prime cost. As a refresher, the restaurant prime cost percentage consists of the two main controllable costs in your [...]

How Restaurant Industry Software Cuts Food Cost

What can restaurant industry software do to help you reduce your food cost? I used to be a spreadsheet geek, and I think that’s what made creating a specialized restaurant industry software [...]

Two Restaurant Business Myths Busted

Has your gut instinct ever told you what your chef is telling you about food cost isn’t right? How about a general manager guessing what menu items should cost based on a formula? There are [...]

Why Are Recipe Costing Cards Important?

Ever wonder why are recipe costing cards important? Why you have to do them? After all, you generally know what your protein costs. You generally know what the rice costs. You think you can price [...]

25 Tips for Restaurant Server Training

FitSmallBusiness.com recently reached out to gather tips for the best restaurant server training. The advice is compiled in this article and includes a tip from me. To add to the advice provided [...]

How to Find Your Actual Food Cost

Actual food cost is an important number to know because it’s one of the numbers you need to know to find your target food cost. In the most basic terms, food cost represents how much food [...]

How to Find Your Ideal Food Cost

Knowing your ideal food cost is important because it’s one of the numbers that helps you calculate your target food cost. Your ideal food is what your food cost should be if your ran a [...]

Reduce Food Cost 2-3% Overnight

How would you like to reduce food cost 2-3 points overnight? How would you like to overcome rising food prices in seconds? Watch this video to learn how to reduce your food cost virtually [...]

3-Strikes Approach to Managing Restaurant Employees

Managing restaurant employees is one of the biggest complaints I hear from restaurant owners (and managers!). Are you like them and tired of walking into your restaurant and wondering how [...]

Why Company Culture Matters

Company culture matters. Why? Company culture has a pretty big role in determining your success. If you want to make money like the chain restaurants make, then our systems are necessary. But the [...]

Basic COGS Calculation

Have you ever wondered what the actual cost of goods sold calculation is for your restaurant? It may be the most important calculation you make in your restaurant. Read further or watch the video [...]

Stop Your Bartenders from Stealing

If you’ve ever wondered how to stop your bartenders from stealing, your answers are in this post. If you don’t think your bartenders are stealing, you definitely need to read this [...]