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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 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 [...]

Top 3 Changes to Lower Labor Costs

Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes tick, you owe! In comparison, for your food costs, if you buy too much food, as long as it’s not wasted, [...]

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 [...]

What Goes into a Great Restaurant Training Program

A great restaurant training program will save you money and increase your sales because your employees will know what you want done, how you want it done and by when. Why do you think you are [...]

5 Tips for Hiring Good Restaurant Employees

One of the common questions I hear from restaurant owners is, “Where can I find good restaurant employees?” Turnover is high in restaurants. But I bet it’s not because of the [...]

6 Steps to Writing a Restaurant Schedule to Control Labor Cost

Are you struggling with handing over writing the restaurant schedule to your managers? I get it! Writing a restaurant schedule can be challenging. You have to have the right number of people for [...]

Control Restaurant Labor Cost with the FTE

This is the secret to avoiding overtime in your restaurant. It’s also the secret to having qualified, trained employees in your restaurant. Follow this tip and you can stop settling for [...]

How to Lower Restaurant Labor Cost

Want to lower restaurant labor cost? Look to your time clock. It’s a prime area where restaurant owners get robbed on labor costs. Theft happens at the time clock whenever you are not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DOL’s Final Rules Updating Overtime Exemptions Affects Restaurants

By Shelby Lile Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule updating overtime exemptions. The rule will affect white collar workers, or those [...]

Systems for Getting Your Restaurant Prime Cost Right

Your restaurant prime cost is the most important number in your restaurant. Until recently, finding your prime cost was a real challenge. You had to pull a number of different spreadsheets [...]

Want to Know Your Restaurant Prime Cost?

  Prime cost, prime cost, prime cost! It’s all we think about. It’s where we lose the most money when we don’t pay attention. It’s in the control of management every day in how they hire, [...]

Restaurant Labor Budget Is a Moving Target

Before I dive into this topic, let me say this: if you don’t have a working budget with a name to every dollar you spend, you need one before the rest of this will work. We would love to help [...]

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