The Absolute Best Ways to Get Restaurant Costs Under Control Jan 26, 2022

Sometimes it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to make money in the restaurant industry as an independent restaurant. Well, that's because it is. You’re dealing with rising food and beverage costs, increased labor costs, a labor shortage, costs forced on you by third-party...

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Kitchen Operations and Food Prep Systems for Success Jan 25, 2022

When it comes to managing your kitchen, what if I told you that one kitchen system can change your struggle with food cost and labor cost? I'm about to open your eyes to the power of a great prep system and the impact it can have on both your restaurant food cost and labor cost.

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What You Control as a Restaurant Owner Jan 18, 2022

If you weren't fully aware of how many challenges there are in running a restaurant before, 2020 and 2021 were a big wake-up call. While there were product challenges, labor challenges, customer challenges, regulation challenges, and many more, the biggest challenge of them all was where you...

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An Exceptional Restaurant Starts with Exceptional Restaurant Training Jan 12, 2022

While the last couple of years have made it difficult to focus on developing a great employee training system in your restaurant, I want to spend this episode diving into why training is so important to the success of your business. To do that, I’ve invited Joe Erickson to be my guest for...

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5 Biggest Restaurant Business Predictions for 2022 Jan 11, 2022

It’s a new year, and I have some ideas about it. We know what 2020 did to the restaurant industry. It was like a raging wildfire. Then 2021 came, with some good and some really hard stuff. For example, customers came back with enthusiasm but the labor shortage made it impossible to serve...

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Restaurant Business Tip Methods Jan 04, 2022

One of the most repeated questions in my Restaurant Transformation Intensive group coaching program from newer members is questions about restaurant tipping policies. And while this is mainly a member driven discussion, I want to share my view on restaurant tipping policies, which has changed...

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Restaurant Owners Who Follow this Advice Are Most Successful Dec 29, 2021

All too often restaurant owners operate their businesses on an island. While there is a whole world out there of innovation, best practices and support, restaurant owners often find themselves feeling alone, isolated and the only one who suffers from the constant challenges. That’s the life...

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How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost  Dec 28, 2021

Are you wondering how to calculate restaurant labor cost or whether you're doing it the right way? Restaurant labor cost is often a restaurant's biggest expense, other than an empty chair in your restaurant. Calculating your restaurant labor costs correctly is critical to you making money or...

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Why Mindset Matters When You Want to Lead Your Restaurant Dec 21, 2021

If you’re looking in certain corners of the Internet these days, there is a lot of information about mindset, specifically a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset. In my world, a restaurant owner with a growth mindset is more successful, better able to lead in their restaurant....

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Resource for Finding More Restaurant Labor Dec 15, 2021

The U.S. and most of the world are experiencing a major labor shortage, making restaurant owners operate in fear mode, constantly worrying about restaurant staffing. In this episode of Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I’m talking with Ryan James, who, along with his wife, Neely, owns...

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Your Restaurant Business Plan vs Your Restaurant Reality Dec 14, 2021

When it comes to the development of your restaurant business plan vs your restaurant reality today, can you think back to the passion you had when you developed that plan? Can you remember the excitement of making your dream a reality? You had a good restaurant business plan. It might have...

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Tip to Save on Food Cost with Your Food Distributor  Dec 07, 2021

Food prices have been rising at record rates since the pandemic started almost two years ago and lower prices aren't on the radar for at least for the near future. Beyond menu engineering or signing up for a prime vendor agreement, what can a restaurant owner do as a quick fix to lower food cost?...

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