How to Find Good Restaurant Managers

How would you like to stop the revolving door of managers in your restaurant and finally unlock the solution to finding good managers? Watch this video to learn how to find good restaurant [...]

7 Steps to Successful Restaurant Manager Meetings

Successful restaurant manager meetings are key to productive communication. Sit-down manager meetings focus on moving the business forward and are a must to facilitate communication and move your [...]

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 [...]

5 Mistakes NEW Restaurant Managers Make

Let me help you find your next restaurant managers. To do this I want to point you inside your four walls. Look to your line employee ranks, which is optimal for several reasons: 1) You have [...]

How to Grow Your Employees into Management

I tell all the restaurant owners I meet: You need help. You cannot do everything we teach on your own. And really, it’s pretty simple to say, “I need help.” The challenge is getting the help. [...]

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 [...]

Why to Lead with Courage

By Fred Langley Leading with courage is a lot easier said than done. But the most important thing to realize is that doing nothing because you’re afraid is worse than doing something you’re [...]

The Secret to Better Communication in Your Restaurant

Daily pre-shift meetings are one of the most basic ways to ensure positive communication is happening in your restaurant on a daily basis, to keep everyone informed, to reduce the rumor mill and [...]

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 [...]

Why You Have to Give Up Control in Your Restaurant to Get Control

As coaches and consultants, we often run into a large roadblock. This roadblock can often stop the process of implementing systems, stall the process of making more money and often derail the [...]

Ensure Your Team’s Success

  By David Scott Peters It’s your job to make sure everyone – especially management – is successful! NIGYSOB In 1964, Eric Berne’s bestselling book, “Games People Play,” was [...]

Four Steps to Setting Standards in Your Restaurant

By David Scott Peters You play a very important role in your restaurant, a role no one else can play. That’s the role of owner. And as an owner, right or wrong, your management team and line [...]

Four Things Restaurant Owners Should Never Say – #4

Everyone has a phrase that when they hear it, they just want to go nuts. For me, there are four phrases that are like nails on a chalkboard. And I probably hear one of these phrases on a weekly [...]

Four Things Restaurant Owners Should Never Say – #2

Everyone has a phrase that when they hear it, they just want to go nuts. For me, there are four phrases that are like nails on a chalkboard. And I probably hear one of these phrases on a weekly [...]

Four Things Restaurant Owners Should Never Say

Everyone has a phrase that when they hear it, they just want to go nuts. For me, there are four phrases that are like nails on a chalkboard. And I probably hear one of these phrases on a weekly [...]

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 [...]

13 Ways Your Expo Should Shine In Your Full-Service Restaurant

In this post I told you about the expo position, the one responsible for keeping your full-service restaurant running smoothly at all times. Now I want to tell you about my experience with an [...]

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 [...]

Restaurant Budgets for Real

Why is a Budget So Important for your Restaurant Operations? Does the mere thought of writing a budget make your head spin and your heart beat with anxiety? Do you sit down to work on a budget [...]

Top 3 three tips for managing employees

By David Scott Peters Are you having trouble with labor costs and retention? Here are my top tips for managing employees: 1. How to hire your ideal employee. 2. How to retain good employees. 3. [...]

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