Top 3 Tips for How to Run a Restaurant

Are you looking for that recipe for success for how to run a restaurant? Here are the top 3 tips for not only how to run a restaurant, but how to run a profitable and fun restaurant. No. 1 Tip [...]

How to Set Restaurant Menu Prices

Have you ever wondered how to set restaurant menu prices? Have you ever heard the “three-time markup” or average recommendations? I go nuts when I hear those kinds of blanket [...]

Why Successful Restaurant Owners Never Accept “I Can’t”

Something universal about successful restaurant owners is they never say or accept someone saying to them, “I can’t!” Successful restaurant owners recognize that when someone says, “I can’t,” [...]

7 Steps to Effective Restaurant Manager Meetings

Do you have restaurant manager meetings? I’m not talking about the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are [...]

Top 3 Ways to Cut Labor Cost

If you’re looking for ways to cut labor cost, you’re not alone. Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes tick, you owe! For your food [...]

5 Ways Restaurant Software Cuts Food Cost

I want to tell you that restaurant software cuts food cost. If you use a comprehensive restaurant management software, you can cut food cost dramatically. Watch this video to learn five ways [...]

Restaurant Prime Cost Calculation

What is the restaurant prime cost calculation? What numbers go into the prime cost calculation? Watch this video for an easy breakdown this number, which I call the most important number in your [...]

Best Restaurant Software Solution

What is the best restaurant software solution? Why do you need restaurant management software? How do you choose the best software for your restaurant? Do you need multiple restaurant software [...]

One Simple Restaurant Ordering and Receiving System to Save Money

There’s a place in your restaurant where you’re losing thousands of dollars… your back door. Your back door is where you do a very important segment of your business – it’s where you order and [...]

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 [...]