Why Restaurant Owners Must Know the Prime Cost Formula Nov 26, 2019

Prime cost is the one number you must know to make any money in the restaurant business. The prime cost formula is a measurement of your ability to be profitable and gives you information about how you can be profitable. Watch the video below, or continue reading, for three reasons why restaurant...

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3 Things You Must Know About Managing Restaurant Payroll Nov 19, 2019

Let's be honest. You didn't get into the restaurant business so you could run payroll. But payroll is an unavoidable part of doing business. And if you don't do it right and don't pay attention, you could held liable.

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Why Tax Planning Is Important for Restaurants Nov 13, 2019

As a small business, your restaurant is fueling our economy. It also means, as a small business, you have to know about tax planning. No one really likes to talk about it, but tax planning is important for restaurants. Watch the video below, or keep reading, for more information about tax...

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3 Things Every Restaurant Owner Should Know Nov 05, 2019

There are three things I think every restaurant owner should know. Want to know what they are? Watch the video below, or continue reading below, to learn the one thing you can learn to avoid failure, two systems that are a must and why the basics can't be ignored.  


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Why You Should Use Menu Mix for Menu Pricing Oct 29, 2019

Your POS system holds some great power in its reporting capabilities, including when trying to figure out your menu mix. For example, your PMIX report in your POS system can be very useful in menu engineering and menu pricing efforts? In this video, I explain all about that PMIX report. 

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The 3 Best Things About Running a Restaurant Oct 22, 2019

There are three things that make a running a restaurant absolutely amazing. As a 30-year veteran in the business, this is what I value about running a restaurant. Click the video below, or continue reading, for my take on what is great about running a restaurant.

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4 Steps to Calculate Restaurant Food Cost Oct 15, 2019

Food cost is one of the most important things you have to calculate in your restaurant business. Mostly because it's a part of the most important calculation - restaurant prime cost. If you don't know what restaurant prime cost it, read this post on it.

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Set Restaurant Prices to Make Money Oct 08, 2019

Where should your restaurant prices be set? How do you set your restaurant prices for your food and drink so you can make money. Watch this video, or continue reading below, to learn the answers and move forward with a strategy for setting prices in your restaurant. 

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Do Service Charges in Restaurants Make Sense? Oct 01, 2019

There has been a trend of adding service charges in restaurants that directly charge the guest for business operations, such as rising food prices and increasing minimum wage. Should you be using service charges in your restaurant? Watch this video, or continue reading below, to hear my opinion...

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How to Find the Cost to Open a Restaurant Sep 25, 2019

If you're looking at a restaurant as a new business, the big question tends to be how much does it cost to open a restaurant? There is a lot of information out there and it's hard to figure out the true cost to open a restaurant. Watch this video, or continue reading below, for my take on the...

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3 Food Cost Percentage Formulas Sep 18, 2019

Would you like to know what the food cost percentage formula is for your restaurant? What if I told you there are actually three food cost percentages? Watch this video, or continue reading below, to learn what they are and how to calculate them. 

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Use Menu Engineering to Increase Restaurant Profits Sep 11, 2019

Menu engineering is one way to increase restaurant sales. If you understand that your menu is a sales tool, you should maximize it to maximize your restaurant sales. Watch this video, or keep reading below, to learn more about menu engineering and what you need to do first to make it...

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