7 Thanksgiving Inspired Dishes You Need to Have in Your Restaurant this Month

Having a seasonal menu item or a few is an excellent way to bring in both new and returning customers to your establishment. With Thanksgiving coming up, try introducing one (or all) of these [...]

7 In-Season Foods Your Restaurant Should Use this Month

New foods in your restaurant is good for business. Consuming only foods that are in season used to be seen as a “treehugger” lifestyle choice, but the trend has been on an incline for [...]

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 [...]

Tips to Make Your Food Instagram-Worthy

Over the past few years, Instagram has become one of the most prominent social media outlets for restaurant advertising. It is almost impossible to scroll down your feed without seeing at least a [...]

Why Batch Recipe Costing Cards Are Critical to Making Money

Want to make more money in your restaurant? Then you must use batch recipe costing cards. If you don’t use recipe costing cards, please read here why recipe costing cards are so important. [...]

“Let’s Go Somewhere Else. They Don’t Have…”

Restaurant owners work hard every day to meet the needs of their diverse restaurant guests and their range of tastes, but they often miss the one or two things they’re not doing that cost [...]

Where Operations and the Chef Agree

  Guest Post By Willis Getchell, CEC Recipe costing cards set the standard and save money One of my fellow instructors was doing some consulting with a local restaurant recently. On three [...]

Your Profitability is A Simple Word Problem

There is one, and really only one, system that ultimately is the key to your restaurant running profitably. And that simple system is so easy even a junior high school student could follow it. [...]

How NOT to Mangle a Menu Update

Recently I was elated to find one of my local restaurants did a menu update after what seemed like years! The menus arrived at the tables nicely creased and with vivid colors on the cover, and I [...]

5 Easy Menu Changes to Make More Money

As you look for ways to make more money in your restaurant, there are many tools you can use to influence purchasing behavior of customers in your restaurant. Here are 5 easy things you can do to [...]

What to Consider When Serving Salmon in Your Restaurant

By Chef Willis Getchell, M.Ed, CEC Fish Farming is one of the fastest growing forms of food production in the world. Nearly half the seafood eaten around the world is farm-raised. A burgeoning [...]

Holiday menus drive restaurant profits

By Willis Getchell, CEC, Lead Chef Instructor, Scottsdale Culinary Institute’s Le Cordon Bleu The holiday season is a great time to design limited menus, for capturing the harried shopper, or [...]

Start the New Year Off Right with Catering and Big Profits – Part 1

By Sandy Korem A restaurant has downtime every day and if you want to bring in a big profit revenue stream, catering is your answer. I have owned an off-site catering company for 20 years and in [...]

5 Easy Menu Changes to Make More Money in the New Year

By David Scott Peters As you plan for the year ahead, there are many tools you can use to influence purchasing behavior of customers in your restaurant. Here are 5 easy things you can do to your [...]

“Cater” to Your Customers this Holiday Season

By Michael Attias How important are the holidays to your sales mix? I know for many readers the combination of groups reserving tables and private party rooms for holiday parties, as well as full [...]

Add more revenue through CATERING

A letter from David Scott Peters: As a restaurant owner, you are always looking for ways to capitalize on your existing customer base and increase the frequency of their visits. And a few new [...]

How to increase profit margins with a waste sheet

When food costs rise, profit margins sink and restaurant owners must take action. Last week, I outlined one of two simple tools you can use to lower your food costs, the key item report. This [...]

Two simple tools that lower restaurant food costs

Food costs are on the rise and restaurant profit margins are taking hits. While there is a laundry list of systems you can use to reduce your food cost — such as attacking your descending dollar [...]

How to reach your restaurant’s target prime cost

By David Scott Peters In this post I explained what makes up your prime cost and why it’s so important. I also revealed to you that your restaurant’s target prime cost should be 55 [...]

Set Prices to Avoid Mistakes – Part 5

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Happy hour pricing Restaurants that offer happy hour specials usually lower the sales price of well liquor and/or domestic draft beer. The sale [...]

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