Restaurant Spreadsheets Are Dead

Let me tell you why restaurant spreadsheets are part of the past in managing restaurants. I’m sure you can make some guesses based on your use of them. For example, are you tired of [...]

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 [...]

New Restaurant Employee Scheduling App

  New Restaurant Employee Scheduling App Puts Scheduling at Employees’ Fingertips (June 13, 2017 – Phoenix, Ariz.) A successful restaurant operation depends on reliable employees and [...]

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 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, [...]

How to Set a Budget for Comps in Your Restaurant

  In the hospitality industry, comps happen on a routine basis. We see a regular at our bar and sometimes just buy them a drink to thank them for making our bar their home away from home. We [...]

Restaurant Managers Need a Strong Foundation

Restaurant managers have a difficult job. It can be 100 times harder when you don’t have the right tools and support in place to be successful at the job. There are hundreds of things to do on [...]

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 [...]

5 Steps to Successfully Delegate in Your Restaurant

To successfully delegate is a skill most people have to learn. And learning it is going to save you. Take a moment and look at your to-do list. Do you see a list that seems to be growing instead [...]

How a Manager Checklist Makes Your Restaurant Better

If you have problems getting your managers to do the routine things you want done – the way you want them done – then you need to create a manager checklist. A manager checklist [...]

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 [...]

One Simple Restaurant System to Make Managing People Easier

There is one simple system that will make managing people easier. If you’re frustrated with your employees. If you think you’re surrounded by idiots. If you tell them over and over [...]

Why You Need a Restaurant Training Program

You know why your employees are always quitting? Or why you just can’t seem to get them to do the job the way you want it done? Because you don’t have a restaurant training program. [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]