Cut Labor Cost in One Easy Step

If you want to cut labor cost, there is one place you can look right now. Check your employees’ pay rates in your POS system. When was the last time you did that? Never? Watch this video or [...]

Lower Food Cost Overnight with 1 Simple System

Lower food cost 2-3% overnight with one simple system. In fact, it’s an industry insider secret your restaurant food distributor probably doesn’t want you to know about. Watch this [...]

How to Create a Restaurant Budget

Are you looking for how to create a restaurant budget, yet you’re having a hard time finding the right resources? You’re on the right track because you understand the importance of [...]

Work the Prime Cost Formula for Your Restaurant

Do you wonder what makes up the prime cost formula in the restaurant industry? How do you calculate a restaurant’s prime cost formula? What is the prime cost formula? Watch this video to [...]

Cut Food Cost with Two Easy Systems

How would you like to cut food cost with two easy steps? These two “clipboard systems”- EASY – stop mistakes coming out of your kitchen. They virtually eliminate theft in your [...]

Is It Gross or Net Revenue

Have you ever wondered if you should be using gross or net revenue? What is the difference between gross and net revenue or gross and net sales? Why you should use one over the other in your [...]

Running Your Restaurant by the Numbers

This restaurant industry podcast is an audio version of SMART Systems Insider, a video magazine from TheRetaurantExpert.com, is your fast track to lower food costs, lower labor costs, an [...]

Forecasting Restaurant Sales Made Easy

If forecasting restaurant sales seems hard to do in your restaurant, know you’re not alone. It isn’t as straight forward for today’s modern restaurant as it used to be. There [...]

Why Restaurant Budgeting Is So Important

If you run your restaurant by gut and you’re not using restaurant budgeting, I urge you to STOP.  You can’t do it anymore – the risk is just too great. In the video below I [...]

Recipe Costing Software Cuts Food Cost

I can say recipe costing software cuts food cost, but first you have to agree that recipe costing cards are important. Why are they important? Why do you need to have them? Especially when your [...]

Prime Cost vs Food Cost

What is prime cost vs food cost? Do you wonder where the numbers that make up prime cost come from? Where does food cost fit into the prime cost calculation? How does the prime cost calculation [...]

Integrate Back Office Software to Maximize POS System

In this article (and video below), I explain why you should really integrate back office software to maximize a POS System. Let’s start with this: a POS system is a different thing than [...]

How Inventory Software Helps Lower Food Cost

Have you ever wondered how inventory software helps lower food cost? Taking inventory sucks! I get it. However, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded task and the benefits to your business are [...]

Busting Labor Cost Percentage Myth

In this monthly edition of the restaurant expert podcast, David is busting the labor cost percentage myth, which says every restaurant should use the exact same labor cost percentage. Click below [...]

Most Popular Restaurant Articles in 2018

The results are in and our most popular restaurant articles in 2018 are listed below. This blog is a resource for independent restaurant owners, and we appreciate the time you spend reading it [...]

Tips for Hiring a Restaurant Consultant

First, if you’re hiring a restaurant consultant, I applaud you for looking for solutions. In the restaurant industry, we don’t often hire a consultant because we don’t want [...]

Restaurant Expert Podcast

The monthly SMART Systems Insider v2.0 is also a PODCAST. Click below to listen to your new favorite restaurant expert podcast. In Episode 1 of SMART Systems Insider v2.0 : David Scott Peters, [...]

When to Hire a Restaurant Consultant

I definitely have some advice on when to hire a restaurant consultant and what a restaurant consultant can do for your restaurant. I cover it all in the video below, or you can read the summary [...]

Cost of Goods Sold Basic Calculation and More

In our first issue of our new video magazine, the SMART Systems Insider, David Scott Peters is teaching the cost of goods sold basic calculation. This video version of SMART Systems Insider, a [...]

Why Restaurant Systems Are Important

I’m the systems guy, and along with teaching systems, I teach why restaurant systems are important. Every restaurant owner, no matter how much they’re making or not making, is looking [...]