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How to Get Your Restaurant Back on Track Apr 30, 2020

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...

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Restaurant Operations After COVID-19 Apr 27, 2020

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...

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First 3 Things Restaurants Should Do Now for Recovery Apr 16, 2020

I’ll tell you what, here in week five, my energy levels are up. Your energy level should be up because if you've made it this far. If you're in this week five, then I think you’re going to make it. I didn't say you weren’t going to come out of this wounded. I didn't say you were...

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What to Do Now to Prepare for After the Pandemic Apr 09, 2020

We’re now in week four of the coronavirus pandemic. The new restrictions due to the pandemic are the new reality of running a restaurant. And it's been interesting. If your doors are still open, you did it. You adapted. Maybe you added curbside, moved to delivery and added the apps. Maybe...

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Restaurant Tips for Getting Past Week 3 of COVID-19 Pandemic Apr 02, 2020

It's week 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic and restaurants are among the hardest industry hit by the cultural shift to stay-at-home recommendations and orders. How can you can make it through this pandemic and major change in how to operate a restaurant?

There is a restaurant segment...

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Cash Flow Budget for Restaurants in COVID Apr 01, 2020

Going forward, as states and cities open up with varying restrictions, it’s very important for a restaurant owner to have a 12-week cash flow budget. Unlike an annual budget where you are looking to create a plan to be profitable, your 12-week budget is all about survival.

To create your...

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How to Find the Best Restaurant Software Mar 24, 2020

If you’ve ever searched the Internet for the best restaurant software for your restaurant, you know there are a lot of options available. The goal of restaurant software is to use it to increase your profits and simplify your life. Watch this video, or keep scrolling for suggestions to find...

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Restaurant Ingenuity and Support During COVID-19 Mar 20, 2020

This is an unprecedented time for the hospitality industry, and I've been talking to a lot of people in different areas: associations, restaurants, food distributors, restaurant vendors, POS dealers and more who are all making massive adjustments in their operations. 

There is no single...

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Restaurant Business Tips for Managing Coronavirus Pandemic Mar 18, 2020

This pandemic, COVID-19 virus, is crippling our industry. My heart goes out to you as you worry about your employees, your vendors, your family and your community. I know one of the biggest questions you have is will your restaurant survive this crisis. What I have to tell you here should help...

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Running a Restaurant Starts with Restaurant 101 Mar 17, 2020

If you’ve watched any of my tip videos, read any articles I’ve written, or heard me speak on a stage at a food show, you’ve heard me mention Restaurant 101. What do I mean by Restaurant 101? Watch this video, or keep scrolling, for the breakdown of what I mean by Restaurant 101....

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Make More Money in your Restaurant Starting Today Mar 10, 2020

If you want to make more money in your restaurant, it starts today. And what I tell you in this video will give you freedom from your restaurant. If you take my tips to heart, you will get to a point where you can actually leave your restaurant and know things are being done your way....

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Top 3 Benefits of Using Restaurant Checklists Mar 03, 2020

Restaurant checklists. When I say this phrase, I get looks like I’ve just said something very crude. But if you’ve heard me speak at any point, you know I talk about checklists over and over again because they're a critical system to your business. Now let’s talk about how you...

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