What Is a Good Food Cost for a Restaurant

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “What is a good food cost for a restaurant?” Another common one is, “What is the average food cost for a restaurant?” [...]

5 Ways to Find Good Restaurant Employees

Do you want to how to find good restaurant employees in today’s low unemployment environment? Are you struggling to find employees? Are you struggling to get employees to stay? Watch this [...]

Where to Get Training for Restaurant Owners

Do you ever wonder where to get training for restaurant owners that is quality and supportive? Are you looking for the same kind of support the chain restaurants receive from their corporate [...]

3 Parts to a Restaurant Owner’s Job

Have you ever wondered, “What is a restaurant owner’s job?” What exactly is the work you should be doing? Do you wonder how you’re supposed to do it all? The secret [...]

1 Trick to Stretch Restaurant Labor Dollar

Every restaurant is looking for ways to stretch the restaurant labor dollar. A great way to save thousands of dollars in labor is to watch out for one specific mistake. Watch this video to learn [...]

How to Develop Good Line Cooks

Do you want to know to develop good line cooks? Do you want to stop paying a line cook that doesn’t even want to work and isn’t a team player? Are you tired of line cook issues in [...]

A Plan to Reduce Restaurant Prime Cost 4-7 Percent

Year after year I speak literally all over the country, sometimes even internationally, teaching restaurant owners how to reduce restaurant prime cost. The crowds range from small groups of a [...]

When Things Don’t Go as Planned in the Restaurant Business

As an entrepreneur, I understand the challenge when things don’t go as planned in the restaurant business. More often than not, every day doesn’t go how you plan it all the time. In fact, [...]

How to Track Restaurant Sales Correctly

There is a right way to track restaurant sales to ensure you are accurately calculating your restaurant prime cost, which is your guiding number for profitability. Just in case you’re new to the [...]

Use this Number to Calculate Prime Cost Correctly

In this article, I covered the difference between gross and net sales and why the distinction is so important, which is to ensure you calculate your restaurant’s prime cost correctly. Your [...]

The Single Most Telling Piece of Restaurant Equipment

Almost nothing gets me more jazzed than conducting a walkthrough in a restaurant. I look forward to Member consults and meetings with our Mastermind group of restaurant owners because I know I’ll [...]

How to Overcome Restaurant Minimum Wage Increases

Since I’ve already told you in this article there are not enough labor controls you can put into place to overcome restaurant minimum wage increases, here are some of the changes you can make to [...]

Overcoming Increases in Minimum Wage in Restaurants

Let me start off by being very clear… this is not a political article, it’s a business article. I don’t care what side of the political fence you live on, my goal is to teach you what you need to [...]

When Bad Yelp Reviews Happen

Bad Yelp reviews happen to good restaurants, but I want to address the bad Yelp reviews that happen to bad restaurants and what it should mean to them. Over the years Yelp has left a sour taste [...]

How to Find Good Restaurant Managers

How would you like to stop the revolving door of managers in your restaurant and finally unlock the solution to finding good managers? Watch this video to learn how to find good restaurant [...]

Restaurant Prime Cost Formula

  The restaurant prime cost formula is the most important calculation in your restaurant. I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring [...]

Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

Do you wish you had higher sales in your restaurant? Would you like to learn ways to increase restaurant sales easily? This video tip offers two ideas to increase restaurant sales. The best way [...]

Restaurant Spreadsheets Are Dead

Let me tell you why restaurant spreadsheets are part of the past in managing restaurants. I’m sure you can make some guesses based on your use of them. For example, are you tired of [...]

10 Ways to Control Food and Liquor Costs

Are you looking for ways to control food and liquor costs? If you’re like most restaurant owners you are. If you feel like your food cost is out of control and that your pour cost going up [...]

Why Managers Are Key to Restaurant Profits

Learn the one number you must know to have any chance of making money in the restaurant business as well as why managers are key to restaurant profits. Old timers in the restaurant business [...]