7 Reasons Restaurant Manager Logs Are Critical

Restaurant communication is very important. You can drastically improve communication and reduce stress with a restaurant manager log. Click the video below to watch or keep scrolling to read the seven reasons why you need a restaurant manager log for daily communication.  

When it comes to deciding about what kind of manager log you should use, I will leave that up to you. Just make sure it’s something all your managers can easily access and will use. Three-ring binder work best?...

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How to Overcome Higher Restaurant Wages

Wages are all over the map these days. No matter where you land on the map, you are either experiencing an increase or will in the near future. A $15 minimum wage is not just a theory, it's a reality. So how do you as an operator overcome a $15 minimum wage? Click below to watch this video or scroll down to keep reading and learn what you can do to pay your employees the higher minimum wage and still have a healthy profit margin.

About Increasing Wages in Restaurants

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What Job Should a Restaurant Owner Be Doing

What are the responsibilities of a restaurant owner? When I ask restaurant owners, I get something along the lines of run the business and make money. The truth is it is much more than that. I want to help you transition from working in your business to working on your business. Wouldn't you like to have freedom, not only the financial freedom, but the ability to leave your business knowing it's being run your way? Click to watch the video tip below, or continue scrolling to read what job a...

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Top 3 Reasons to Use a Manager Log

This is a quick tip with a big impact. I want to give you three reasons why a manager log is an essential tool for your restaurant. Click below to watch the video tip or continue scrolling to read it.

A manager log is a critical tool in your business and here are the top three reasons.

Number one, it holds your management team accountable because you get to set the criteria for the information you want to know. You set the list of questions managers must answer by shift and/or by day, and...

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Start with the Foundation of Restaurant Systems

You've heard the term restaurant systems. So, what does that mean? And where do you start? Click the video below or continue scrolling down to read about the foundation to all restaurant systems and how to use them to lower restaurant costs and increase profits.

What is the foundation of restaurant systems? Well, let me walk you through the three things you must have when we talk about foundational restaurant operations.

First, you have to have Restaurant 101 dialed in. That's hot food hot,...

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7 Ways to Lower Restaurant Labor Cost

In about one week the restaurant industry went from paying overtime to employees because of a shortage of employees to skyrocketing unemployment rates. Although this tip does not directly address labor management during and through the pandemic, the principles to controlling labor costs are the same. And they are also incredibly important as restaurant owners manage uncertain sales volumes. With that said, click the video below or scroll to read seven ways to control your restaurant...

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5 Ways to Cut Restaurant Food Cost

Would you like to learn how to cut food cost? Here are five systems to use cut your restaurant food costs. Bonus is they are all made easier with spreadsheets or restaurant software. Click below to watch the video or scroll down to continue reading.

Today's topic is five ways to cut your food cost using restaurant software or a spreadsheet. Now, I happen to be an expert on spreadsheets, and I'm also an expert on software. For 16 years, I built a restaurant training, coaching and...

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It Takes Commitment to Run a Successful Restaurant

We've just come through one of the most incredible time periods in our lives, where states restricted the way we could operate our businesses because of the COVID-19 virus. It was necessary to save lives and to flatten the curve, but we all know it hurt us in a big way.

The restaurant industry was hit particularly hard by COVID-19, but the silver lining is there’s an opportunity for you to make real change right now in your business. 

As a restaurant owner, you are going to need to...

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How to Get Your Restaurant Back on Track

I'm feeling pretty good because I've been on the phone with restaurant owners just like you for the last seven weeks, and you've turned a corner. It was pretty bad for a few weeks, but you are proving your reputation for resilience. 

One of the main reasons you’re still standing is you have learned to pivot your business. I’ve seen restaurant owners do all kinds of things they never thought they’d do, including running a to-go BBQ parking lot business to creating a...

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Restaurant Operations After COVID-19

It’s been six weeks since the states shut down restaurants and other hospitality outlets. Our rules of business changed. And if you've been following me, you've seen me go from an extremely somber, depressed mood, just like you as operators, to upbeat and positive. At this point, I’m seeing this all as a real opportunity for us. Those restaurants that are still open and have learned to pivot, to change their business, have figured out a way to run leaner. You're in a position to...

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