Optimizing Restaurant POS Setup

Restaurants are migrating towards modern POS systems in numbers never before seen. In fact, 1 in 3 restaurateurs plan on upgrading their restaurant tech within the next year, while 24 percent [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Restaurant Manager Log

Have you ever tried to use a restaurant manager log? It is one of the simplest and most effective systems in a restaurant that is guaranteed to improve communication and hold your managers [...]

Why Weekly Restaurant Inventory Is Better Than Monthly Inventory

Here at TheRestauranExpert.com we teach you that if you truly want to control your cost of goods sold and calculate an accurate prime cost on a week-by-week basis, you have to do your restaurant [...]

How to Schedule Restaurant Managers

What is the restaurant managers’ schedule supposed to look like? Let me outline how we get there, starting with coverage. 1) Count how many shifts the restaurant operates. For example, if the [...]

Get Over What COULD Happen and Make SOMETHING Happen

  The little boy answered, “I know, but this way I know I won’t make any mistakes and won’t hurt myself.” Once there was a little boy who wanted to learn how to ride a bike. He asked for a bike [...]

XP Support Deadline Passed – How Is Your Security?

Guest Blog Post By Patrick Solum of Retail Data Systems   Experts predicting a “tsunami of viruses” as operating system support ends. Let’s face it, the media loves a technical disaster story. In [...]

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 [...]

Guest Post: Should Restaurants Offer Mobile Payments?

Guest Blog Post By Kristen Gramigna of BluePay Some consider mobile payments the wave of the future in many industries, and as a restaurant owner or manager, you may have taken notice. Mobile [...]

A Story About Giving Up Control

I want to share a story with you. It’s the story of an incredibly talented young chef/restaurant owner. When I first met him, he was in his mid 20s. He had worked at one of the most prestigious [...]

Top 6 Restaurant Cash Handling Blunders You Must Stop

Each opportunity my team has to consult with you in your restaurant helps to make us better coaches. One of the things we’ve learned is that no matter what the restaurant owner says we need to [...]

A Rant: Things that Drive Me Crazy in Restaurants

By David Scott Peters OK, I have never done this before… I’ve got to RANT! I have been in the restaurant business for 30-plus years. I started dishwashing when I was underage, then worked for my [...]

How to Keep Restaurant Customers Coming Back

In writing this article I was reminded of David Scott Peters’ article, “Top 6 Reasons Why Restaurant Customers Don’t Come Back.” In this article, the top two reasons customers [...]

Five Restaurant Business Killers

By David Scott Peters Five critical points of contact to ignore if you want to kill your business…   1. First contact – make it count. Your guests encounter you the first time in many [...]

Top 5 Mistakes of Mom and Pop Restaurants

By David Scott Peters There’s a small New-York-City-style deli near our office. They serve high quality meats and have incredible egg salad. But as much as I love their food, they do so many [...]

How to Start Your Restaurant on the Path to Success

By Chef Fred Langley Different people define success in different ways. For some, success may mean having more time for a home life. It may be defined by increased profits. Some restaurant owners [...]

Top Trick to Hold Your Management Accountable

By David Scott Peters Once you start using systems, your job becomes holding your managers accountable. As I’ve explained in previous posts, the secret to it all is checklists that keep [...]

Do You Have an Expo Job in Your Full-Service Restaurant?

I want you to reflect on your restaurant for a moment. Think about times when your restaurant is operating at its best and when it’s not. Do you know what made the difference in those times? If [...]