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How to Run Weekly Restaurant Manager Meetings Aug 31, 2021

Do you have restaurant manager meetings? If you do, how often do you have them? What do you cover? If any of these questions make you wonder what you're doing right when it comes to restaurant manager meetings, you want to do them better, or you just want to know why they’re necessary, then...

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Restaurant Pricing Strategies to Save Your 2021 Aug 25, 2021

Things are changing quick, aren't they? It was just two months ago I was in Las Vegas to speak at the Nightclub and Bar Show, and the main concern there was the shortage of employees, the new crisis at the time. (I've talked about becoming an employer of choice to overcome this challenge now and...

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Trick for Cutting Restaurant Labor Cost Aug 24, 2021

Are you struggling with the current labor shortage, which is hopefully at the tail end of the pandemic? Are you like many restaurants who just can't seem to get people to show up for interviews, let alone actually show up to work? Did you know that cutting labor could be your answer? Here I'll...

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Independent Restaurant vs. Franchise Restaurant Aug 17, 2021

Are you looking to open a restaurant and trying to decide what would be the best route to take? Should you open a restaurant on your own or buy a franchise? What if I told you each route is best taken when you understand the pros and cons of each? I was the chief operating officer of a franchise...

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Why Restaurant Owners Must Lead with Accountability Aug 11, 2021

Every week I host a coaching call for a group of restaurant owners who are part of my premium coaching program, Restaurant Transformation Intensive. This is a group of restaurant owners who understand the importance of being the leader their restaurant needs. They understand the importance of...

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5 Things Successful Restaurant Owners Know Aug 10, 2021

Do you want to know what one of the biggest mistakes restaurant owners make when it comes to their business? It's running the restaurant instead of leading it. It pains me to see how many restaurant owners are fulfilling the wrong role in the restaurant, which in turn makes them a prisoner to the...

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How Restaurant Training Improves Your Bottom Line Aug 03, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why invest time and money in training new employees when I have no guarantee they’ll stick around?” You’re not the first to question the value of spending a lot of resources training new employees. BUT training is incredibly important to...

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Restaurant Owner Success Depends on THIS Jul 28, 2021

The latest episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula is out now and centers around what I see as entrepreneurs’ Achilles heel. I’ll tell you right up front is holding oneself accountable. What I share in this latest podcast episode is what I'm seeing as a game changer with my...

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My Restaurant App Advice for Restaurant Owners Jul 27, 2021

There are a lot of restaurant apps out there right now. Heck, I founded a company that created software and an app to help restaurant owners with every aspect of their business years ago. I know a thing or two about restaurant apps, and I like to look at those that will really help improve a...

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Restaurant Management System: A Basic Approach for Restaurant Health Jul 20, 2021

Have you ever heard the phrase “garbage in equals garbage out?” You know what that refers to, right? If you use the wrong numbers in any formula for software or a spreadsheet, you'll get bad results. And when it comes to running a profitable restaurant, it couldn't be more of an...

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Restaurant Owners: There Is No Going Back to Normal Jul 14, 2021

For restaurant owners, the last 15 to 18 months have been the most disruptive to the hospitality industry since 9/11, like 9/11, COVID-19 has shaken our country down to its core. The business restrictions closed 40 percent of our industry. And like 9/11, food prices have skyrocketed out of...

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3 Mistakes You Make When Using Food Cost Formula Jul 13, 2021

With food costs rising every day, you've got to learn how to control and bring your food costs down. Here's the challenge. What is your food cost today? Do you even know it? I've been coaching restaurant owners since 2003, and I can tell you the vast majority of restaurants are coming up with...

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