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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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