Restaurant Business Tips for Managing Coronavirus Pandemic

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 you make some clear decisions.

Before you get too far into this, let me first be clear that the advice I’m offering here is for the week of March 16, with many cities and states shutting down...

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Running a Restaurant Starts with Restaurant 101

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.

If you're familiar with the information I share with you on a regular basis, you know I'm here to help you make more money, get your life back and have a management team know their job. When you...

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Make More Money in your Restaurant Starting Today

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. You’ll have a management team you can trust. You will make the money you deserve. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, for seven steps to make more money in your restaurant today.

Make more money...

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Top 3 Benefits of Using Restaurant Checklists

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 make restaurant checklist work for you. Watch the video below, or keep scrolling, to learn the top three benefits of using restaurant checklists. 

How do you feel about checklists? Do you love...

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How Inventory Management Software Helps Cut Food Cost

Food cost is one of restaurant owners’ biggest issues, and then you have rising labor costs, so you have no cushion, no room for error. The only way you can truly make a change is to lower your cost of goods sold. Software is a great way to help with that. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, to learn one big way inventory software can help lower food cost.

I understand software. In my previous business, I built a comprehensive software program for independent restaurant operator....

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How to Increase Restaurant Sales

Cutting costs is a first step in getting your food and labor costs in line, but you also want to increase restaurant sales. Once you have the right systems in place, every dollar above breakeven makes you 30 to 40 cents on every single dollar. That’s some motivation to drive sales, right? How do you increase restaurant sales? Watch this video, or keep scrolling, for some ideas.

So, how do you increase restaurant sales?

There are three ways, and only three ways, to increase your sales....

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What Does a Restaurant Coach Do?

If you’re searching for a restaurant coach, I want to help you decide if you need one and what you should expect a restaurant coach to do for you in your restaurant. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, to learn more about what a restaurant coach does.

So, what does a restaurant coach do?

I understand restaurant coaching because I've been doing it for 16 years, helping independent operators make more money and get their life back. I help restaurant owners put a management team in...

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How to Price Restaurant Specials

If you’ve ever wondered how to set prices for restaurant specials, I want to teach the science behind it. Watch this video, or keep scrolling, for three things to know when pricing your specials. 

Let's get right into how to sell and price restaurant specials. Let me paint you a picture of what typically happens in most restaurants. Chef makes this wonderful feature, puts it in the pass so that the servers can have it during pre-shift lineup. Sally, the server with great...

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Restaurant Portion Controls and Why They're So Important

Uncategorized Jan 28, 2020

Do you ever wonder why it's so important to have portion controls in your restaurant? Eyeballing it seems more efficient, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re not using portion controls in your restaurant kitchen, it’s having a big impact on your food cost. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, to learn how to freshen up on portion controls and why.

I get it. You're busy, right? I can hear your kitchen manager right now telling you how you don't need portion controls because your...

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Systems to Have When Running a Restaurant

I was thinking about how to answer the question, "What does it take to be successful in the restaurant business?" If you want to be successful running a restaurant, you should know three key things. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, to learn those three key things.

About What It Takes for Running a Restaurant Successfully

I've worked with thousands of restaurant owners over the years all over the country. I've seen more P&Ls than an IRS auditor. I also ran a restaurant coaching...

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