Where to Begin: A Roadmap to Restaurant Success Apr 17, 2024

If there's one thing I've heard time and again from restaurant owners, it's, “I love your stuff, David. I've read your book, seen you speak, listen to your podcast and watch your YouTube videos, but I just don't know where to start.” If you want to take action and start to improve...

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Recipe Costing Cards: The Oil Factor Apr 16, 2024

Have you ever found yourself meticulously calculating your recipe costs, only to discover that your food cost is still higher than expected? If so, you might be missing a crucial ingredient in your recipe costing: fryer oil. Let me explain why incorporating fryer oil accurately into your recipe...

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How to Prevent Theft and Know Liquor Pars Apr 09, 2024

Are you a restaurant owner looking for a simple yet effective way to reduce bar theft? Do you wish there was a way or a system you could implement without adding to your restaurant software? Are you struggling to determine the right par level for your high-moving bottles of liquor? If you...

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Why Restaurant Owners Must Embrace Change to Succeed Ep 95 Apr 03, 2024

Four years after the pandemic, I’m working with restaurant owners who are still suffering whiplash and struggling to find a path forward for their restaurants. I don’t have to tell you, but it was an intense time. Restaurant owners went from a complete shutdown of their restaurants...

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How Stocking the Bar by Six Pack Prevents Theft Apr 02, 2024

Are you struggling with soaring bottle beer costs and suspect theft behind your bar? It's time to take control with a simple yet effective strategy: stocking your bar's bottled beer inventory by the six pack. Let’s explore how this method not only minimizes theft but also streamlines...

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Good Sources of Financing that Won’t Destroy Your Restaurant Business Mar 25, 2024

Are you aware that the very lifeline meant to help your restaurant grow could be the one thing holding it back, or worse, killing it? That's right, that easy-to-get wad of cash to help you get through the tough times may not be the silver bullet you think it is. Today, I’m taking you into...

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When the Restaurant Struggle Is Too Big for You Alone Mar 20, 2024

The podcast episode revolves around a coaching call session I had with restaurant owners facing financial struggles. The owners run a barbecue restaurant near a theme park and were experiencing significant losses. Despite resistance to change, the coaching session highlighted the importance of...

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Don't Miss this Important Step in Pricing Your Restaurant Menu Mar 19, 2024

Are you confident that your restaurant menu is driving profits, or could it actually be costing you money without you even realizing it? Today, I’m outlining a critical step in menu pricing that could make all the difference: yield testing, specifically focusing on high-cost proteins like...

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Top 6 Ways to Improve Communication with Restaurant Managers Mar 12, 2024

Are you tired of constantly reaching out to your managers for updates, only to hear the same frustrating "I don't know" response? It's time to put an end to this madness and empower your management team to provide you with the crucial data you need. Let’s cover six ways to improve...

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10 Critical Mindset Questions for Restaurant Owners Ep 93 Mar 06, 2024

As a restaurant owner, there are many things you have to do right to be successful. It really is a business of spinning many plates at once. One thing I’ve found in the most successful restaurant owners I know is how they approach their role as a leader and how their mindset makes all the...

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The Big Restaurant Menu Pricing Mistake to Avoid Mar 05, 2024

If you're a restaurant owner trying to figure out the best way to price your menu items, this is a must-read. I’m going to review the common menu pricing mistakes that many restaurants fall victim to and, through a demonstration, introduce two powerful tools that can transform your menu...

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Use this Special Practice to Grow Your Restaurant Management Excellence Feb 27, 2024

Have you ever heard of the emotional bank account? It's a principle that goes beyond personal development and becomes a cornerstone for restaurant management excellence. I’m going to explain how to use this special practice to grow your restaurant management excellence and explore how it...

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