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 [...]

How to Plan for the Holidays in the Restaurant Industry – Gearing Up

Gearing up and gearing down The difference between making money and losing money in the restaurant business depends on how well you gear up and gear down. Proper planning truly has a major impact [...]

Restaurant Profits Can Be a Simple Math Problem

By Fred Langley Oh how I wish achieving profitability was only a simple math problem. But the real issues that hold restaurant owners back from achieving their desired profitability are mostly [...]

Attracting Good Restaurant Employees

Attracting good restaurant employees is one of the biggest challenges for an independent restaurant owner. One of the key lessons I’ve learned over my years in the restaurant business is that not [...]

How to Stop Theft in Your Restaurant – A Miniseries

Theft is a reality of doing business. The more employees you have, the greater your risk. You have to trust people with your cash, product and customers because you can’t do it all yourself, let [...]

Tricks to Hiring in Restaurants – Part 1

By David Scott Peters Your general manager should be your right hand person; the one person you can count on to operate your restaurant the correct way. After all, you can’t be there all the [...]

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 [...]

How to increase profit margins with a waste sheet

When food costs rise, profit margins sink and restaurant owners must take action. Last week, I outlined one of two simple tools you can use to lower your food costs, the key item report. This [...]

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. [...]

13 Steps to a Fool-Proof Restaurant Schedule

You’ll never curse the process again By David Scott Peters Here are 13 steps I developed to write a fool-proof schedule to make it fun and effective. With this system you and your managers [...]

Making Your Restaurant Bar Pricing Server Friendly

By David Scott Peters When developing the price lists for your bar, your goal is to establish a set of prices that will yield the highest potential profit margins and cause the products to sell [...]

Lock Up the Liquor in Your Restaurant

By David Scott Peters Restaurant Tip of the Day If you’re giving the keys away, then you’re giving liquor away — guaranteed. First, make sure your extra liquor inventory is locked up. Second, [...]

Implement a Harassment Policy

By David Scott Peters Weekly Restaurant Tip It’s not enough to tell them not to do it. Sexual harassment is rampant in the restaurant industry, and because of that, it’s not “if” you get hit with [...]

Restaurant Training Tip

By David Scott Peters Weekly Restaurant Tip Test ‘Em Before They Hit the Floor You can tell someone how to do something until you’re blue in the face, but how do you know they were really [...]

Sexual Harassment Training for Restaurants

By David Scott Peters Weekly Restaurant Tip Ignore Sexual Harassment Training at Your Own Peril Sexual harassment isn’t an “if,” but a “when.” EEOC Guidelines state that employers MUST provide [...]

Make Writing the Schedule Easy and Efficient

By David Scott Peters Weekly Restaurant Tip Adopt a Master Schedule You can make writing the schedule easy and efficient — every time — with a master schedule. It is possible. For each area of [...]

No Free-Range Delivery Drivers

By David Scott Peters Weekly Restaurant Tip You shouldn’t have an open-door policy for your back door. Several days a week you receive deliveries. With those deliveries come drivers who have [...]

Workshop in a Box – Best Price Ever

By David Scott Peters I’m cleaning out my product cabinet to make room for updated versions. You know what that means? SALE. This is a special offer for independent restaurant owners who [...]

Restaurant Tip for Today

Let your bartenders give drinks for free. Your bartenders are giving away drinks, whether you admit it or not. So why don’t you give them permission to do it and then track it? Empower your [...]

Learn Systems and Shortcuts for More Profits

Use the Same Systems and Shortcuts as the Chains to Make More Money in Your Independent Restaurant Join David Scott Peters for a 4-day restaurant workshop dedicated to teaching you the stuff you [...]

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