Why Your Food Cost Is So High

If I were to ask you why you think your food cost is so high, what do you think you would answer? I bet you would tell me it’s the cost of your products. While rising prices can and will [...]

Establishing a Mission Statement for your Restaurant

By David Scott Peters Want your restaurant to be successful? Establish a mission statement and set goals for yourself. Having a vision for your restaurant is essential to running your business [...]

How to use the key item report and waste sheet for optimal food cost control

When food costs rise, profit margins sink and restaurant owners must take action. In the last few weeks, you learned about the key item report, and the waste sheet. Now I will share one final [...]

Tip of the day – How to make the most of the POS

By David Scott Peters Point of sale (POS) system is an expensive investment that must be fully utilized for its time-saving and valuable reporting features. Here are a few tips for making the [...]

How to monitor food profit margins with a key item report

When food costs rise, profit margins sink and restaurant owners must take action. And one vital solution is the key item report. The key item report is a daily tracking tool that puts the [...]

Tip of the day – Spill-proof spirits

By David Scott Peters Are you serving liquor in your restaurant? Did you know if you don’t watch prices you may be pouring profits down the drain? Review these tips for more information: 1. [...]

How to identify theft behind the bar in your restaurant

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Here are some of the most common ways bartenders steal: 1. Over-pouring 2. Giving away free drinks 3. Collecting the correct amount of money and [...]

Customer Service and the WOW Experience

By David Scott Peters We had an interesting discussion at an Elite meeting in Michigan where members come together to focus on a specific topic and use each others’ experience and knowledge [...]

Know What to Charge in Your Restaurant

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Maximize your profit potential Pricing is a critical decision for any operator. So how do you figure out what to charge? It’s up to you to decide [...]

Market Surveys to Set Pricing

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Use a market survey to check your business When deciding what to charge for your menu and drink items, it’s helpful to know what others around you [...]

Restaurant menu engineering

By David Scott Peters There was an article on Salon.com that is important for every independent restaurant owner to read. This article talks about the menu engineering tricks employed by [...]

Avoid This Bartender Scam – No. 2

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week The Floating Beverage The floating beverage is a classic bartender scam. To do it, a bartender rings up a normal order, such as a beer and an [...]

Consider Your Glassware – Cost and Impression

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Week Make your glassware go the extra mile The quality and size of your glassware are important. It is often cheaper to pay more for and purchase [...]

Don’t Blindly Trust Your POS System

By Fred Langley There is only one thing that is more important than knowing your numbers: managing your numbers. Even better than that is to teach your management to actively manage your numbers [...]

Last Day to Get Early-Bird Rate on the Best Restaurant Workshop for Independent Restaurant Owners

By David Scott Peters Visit this link today to register for “How to Run a Profitable Restaurant: from Soup to Nuts” and get your early-bird discount, plus several special bonus [...]

Multiple Perspectives Offer Opportunity for Real Change

By Fred Langley Anyone in TheRestaurantExpert.com’sElite Group who has the privilege of hosting 20 other restaurant owners walk through their restaurant and give critiques to their [...]

Make ‘Em Feel Good

Authored by Linda Peters-Getchell What impacts us the most? Think about it, because it is very powerful! Do you think you have it? It is how we feel that impacts us the most! When it comes to [...]