How to Set Up a Restaurant Management Bonus Program – Video

Do your restaurant managers work for their bonus or do they act more like they’re entitled to it? Need help with creating a restaurant management bonus program for your restaurant? Watch [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Is Your Restaurant’s Ideal Prime Cost Makeup

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring in. I bet you’ve heard about the study Ohio State University did more than a decade ago where [...]

Tips for Using a Restaurant Budget

Most all independent restaurant owners use their “gut” to budget their restaurants instead of the real numbers. I’m here to tell you that it’s not enough. Your restaurant budget is a guide to [...]

How to Stop Wasting Money on Product You Don’t Need

Planning for success requires the implementation and consistent execution of a list of very specific systems, such as predicting restaurant sales. Maybe more importantly, you also need someone [...]

Change Your Restaurant to Avoid Insanity

You’ve probably heard plenty of times that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, yet many restaurant owners find it easier to try [...]

Five Steps for Controlling Your Bar Profits

To your staff it’s simply an ounce of booze. To your customer it’s a drink. But to your bank account it’s like prospecting for gold! While there are many simple systems you can put into place to [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Finding Great Talent

By Willis Getchell The scenario isn’t unusual. We’ve all done it. We’ve all been a terrible judge of someone’s talent and had it impact our business. A great example is a coach or scout in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why You Should Manage Systems, Not People

Not every business owner is as lucky as I am in knowing what exactly it is that gives my company a heartbeat and drives my team and I to continue forward. Our driving force is the incredible [...]

Six Restaurant Systems to Use to Avoid Failure

How do you avoid failure — small or epic? It’s simple really. You plan for success. You put yourself and your restaurant in a prepared state that can handle anything that is thrown at it. [...]

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 [...]

My Top 10 Lessons Learned

  By David Scott Peters In celebration of the past 10 years, here are 10 key lessons I want to share with you. I’ve picked these up along the way from all the incredible people my team and I work [...]

Cost of Goods Sold for Restaurants

  What does cost of goods sold refer to? In the most basic terms, cost of goods sold is “the cost of the product used to generate sales.” The cost of goods sold calculation is used to [...]

Easy Way to Increase Revenues for the Holidays

By David Scott Peters Most independents don’t take advantage of gift cards like the major chains do. Any major restaurant chain — Applebee’s, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc. — does a big [...]

Key Strategy for Saving on Your Restaurant Food Costs

By David Scott Peters I just finished teaching one of my semi-annual three-day workshops and in the room we had five people who were opening restaurants. It was great to have so many people there [...]