Restaurant Inventory Software Tips

Restaurant inventory software is a fast and efficient way to get a better handle on your restaurant inventory processes. If you’ve tried using the inventory module in your POS system and [...]

How to Measure Labor Cost

Have you heard you need to use an industry average to measure labor cost in the restaurant business? Or, do you use the same labor cost target every day or every single month? What if I told you [...]

Use Portion Controls to Cut Food Cost

You’ve heard portion controls cut food cost, but you’re not sure how to enforce them in the kitchen. Or maybe you’re not sure how to explain to your kitchen manager or chef that [...]

Control Labor Cost with FTEs

If you want to control labor cost in your restaurant, it’s time to tackle the full-time equivalent. (This has nothing to do with mandated health care.) What does it mean and why is it a [...]

Cut Labor Cost in One Easy Step

If you want to cut labor cost, there is one place you can look right now. Check your employees’ pay rates in your POS system. When was the last time you did that? Never? Watch this video or [...]

Lower Food Cost Overnight with 1 Simple System

Lower food cost 2-3% overnight with one simple system. In fact, it’s an industry insider secret your restaurant food distributor probably doesn’t want you to know about. Watch this [...]

How to Create a Restaurant Budget

Are you looking for how to create a restaurant budget, yet you’re having a hard time finding the right resources? You’re on the right track because you understand the importance of [...]

Work the Prime Cost Formula for Your Restaurant

Do you wonder what makes up the prime cost formula in the restaurant industry? How do you calculate a restaurant’s prime cost formula? What is the prime cost formula? Watch this video to [...]

Cut Food Cost with Two Easy Systems

How would you like to cut food cost with two easy steps? These two “clipboard systems”- EASY – stop mistakes coming out of your kitchen. They virtually eliminate theft in your [...]

Is It Gross or Net Revenue

Have you ever wondered if you should be using gross or net revenue? What is the difference between gross and net revenue or gross and net sales? Why you should use one over the other in your [...]

Forecasting Restaurant Sales Made Easy

If forecasting restaurant sales seems hard to do in your restaurant, know you’re not alone. It isn’t as straight forward for today’s modern restaurant as it used to be. There [...]

Why Restaurant Budgeting Is So Important

If you run your restaurant by gut and you’re not using restaurant budgeting, I urge you to STOP.  You can’t do it anymore – the risk is just too great. In the video below I [...]

Recipe Costing Software Cuts Food Cost

I can say recipe costing software cuts food cost, but first you have to agree that recipe costing cards are important. Why are they important? Why do you need to have them? Especially when your [...]

Prime Cost vs Food Cost

What is prime cost vs food cost? Do you wonder where the numbers that make up prime cost come from? Where does food cost fit into the prime cost calculation? How does the prime cost calculation [...]

Integrate Back Office Software to Maximize POS System

In this article (and video below), I explain why you should really integrate back office software to maximize a POS System. Let’s start with this: a POS system is a different thing than [...]

How Inventory Software Helps Lower Food Cost

Have you ever wondered how inventory software helps lower food cost? Taking inventory sucks! I get it. However, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded task and the benefits to your business are [...]

Tips for Hiring a Restaurant Consultant

First, if you’re hiring a restaurant consultant, I applaud you for looking for solutions. In the restaurant industry, we don’t often hire a consultant because we don’t want [...]

When to Hire a Restaurant Consultant

I definitely have some advice on when to hire a restaurant consultant and what a restaurant consultant can do for your restaurant. I cover it all in the video below, or you can read the summary [...]

How to Charge for Free Food in a Restaurant

Have you ever wondered how how to charge for free food in a restaurant? Do you offer something for free in your restaurant? For example, chips and salsa? Or bread and butter? Or even condiments? [...]

What Does a Restaurant Coach Do?

Have you ever wondered what a business coach is, let alone a restaurant industry-specific business coach? What does a restaurant coach do? Let me explain… What does a restaurant coach do? [...]

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