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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What to Look for in a Restaurant POS System

If you don’t have a modern restaurant POS system, it’s time to invest in one to streamline your operations and have access to all your important data. A good restaurant POS system [...]

When to Use Void vs Comp in Your Restaurant

Knowing when to use a void vs comp in your restaurant affects your gross sales! Do you look at your profit and loss statement and see a food cost, pour cost or labor cost that seems too high? [...]

How to Lower Food Cost with Portion Controls

Portion properly to control food cost. Yes, food costs are always rising. But if you have the proper systems in place, such as recipe costing cards, you can absorb those costs. Stop screaming at [...]

Use Descending Dollar Report to Lower Food Cost

Want to reduce your food cost by 3-5% buying the same products you’re buying today? I’m going to show you how. In this video I explain which report to order from your distributor to [...]

What Is Your Restaurant’s Ideal Prime Cost Makeup

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring in. I bet you’ve heard about the study Ohio State University did more than a decade ago where [...]

Tips for Using a Restaurant Budget

Most all independent restaurant owners use their “gut” to budget their restaurants instead of the real numbers. I’m here to tell you that it’s not enough. Your restaurant budget is a guide to [...]

Two Systems to Use for Optimal Food Cost Control

Stop mistakes coming out of your kitchen. Virtually eliminate theft in your restaurant. Use these two systems for optimal food cost control: key item report and waste sheet. The key item report [...]

The Trick to Knowing the Correct Restaurant Pour Cost

If your restaurant pour cost is too high but you don’t know where to cut off the bleeding, watch this video. If you often order too much product and experience it spoiling, this video is [...]

How to Stop Wasting Money on Product You Don’t Need

Planning for success requires the implementation and consistent execution of a list of very specific systems, such as predicting restaurant sales. Maybe more importantly, you also need someone [...]

The 1 Number You Must Know to Make Money in Restaurants

If you’re struggling to find a way to make the money you deserve in your restaurant, then this video is for you. David teaches you the one number you must know to make money in the [...]

How to Use a Budget to Predict Restaurant Profitability

If you wish you could make more money in your restaurant, let me tell you how to use this system: a restaurant budget. Have you ever said this? “I don’t need a restaurant budget. I know my [...]

How to Lower Food Cost Percentage with Recipe Costing Cards

There is one, and really only one, system that ultimately is the key to your restaurant running profitably. That system is recipe costing cards! Having recipe costing cards allows you to make [...]

Use Recipe Costing Cards to Keep Restaurant and Catering Costs Separate

Recipe Costing Cards Keep Restaurant and Catering Costs Separate Most restaurant owners who launch or already have a catering division ask me for tips on keeping the costs of their two businesses [...]

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