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 [...]

Why the Expo Position in a Restaurant Is Critical

Do you ever feel like your kitchen just can’t keep up with the pace of the front of the house? Does it seem like chaos plagues your restaurant kitchen? Watch this video to learn how the [...]

How to Train Servers to Sell

In your restaurant, do you have walking vending machines, or do you have salespeople? To learn why teaching your servers to sell is so important to your restaurant and how to train servers to [...]

Make More Money in Restaurant Business

Are you asking yourself why you can’t seem to make more money in the restaurant business? Did you always want to run a restaurant and make great food to create great experiences and [...]

How to Determine Your Restaurant Profit Margin

Are you wondering how to know what your restaurant profit margin should be? Let me tell you what it could be. Before you an determine where your restaurant’s profit margin should be, you [...]

7 Steps to Successful Restaurant Manager Meetings

Successful restaurant manager meetings are key to productive communication. Sit-down manager meetings focus on moving the business forward and are a must to facilitate communication and move your [...]

How to Have Enough Managers to Run Your Restaurant

You need managers to help you run your restaurant, but how many are enough managers to run your restaurant? Watch this video to learn How to Have Enough Managers to Run Your Restaurant. You want [...]

How to Find a Great Restaurant Manager

Find a Great Restaurant Manager Do you struggle finding good managers? Ever hired a chain restaurant manager and really regretted it? Watch this video to learn where to find a great restaurant [...]

How to Manage Food and Labor Costs in the Off Season

Do your restaurant food and labor costs go through the roof in the off season? Want to know how you can change that? Watch this video to learn how. If you own a restaurant that has any kind of [...]

How to Set Up a Restaurant Management Bonus Program – Video

Do your restaurant managers work for their bonus or do they act more like they’re entitled to it? Need help with creating a restaurant management bonus program for your restaurant? Watch [...]

Why Your Food Cost Is So High

If I were to ask you why you think your food cost is so high, what do you think you would answer? I bet you would tell me it’s the cost of your products. While rising prices can and will [...]

Examples of How Not to Give Comps in Your Restaurant

There are many examples of how not to give comps in a restaurant. In a recent article about setting a budget for comps in a restaurant, I outlined how to use comps correctly in a restaurant, [...]