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Restaurant Management Tips for Controlling Food Cost Feb 09, 2021

Restaurant food cost is one of the biggest challenges for independent restaurant owners to manage. And there are so many factors about food cost that you can’t control. But even with all the things you can’t control, I can think of 10 restaurant management tips for controlling food...

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Restaurant Management System - Why Your POS System Matters Feb 02, 2021

Your restaurant POS system is more than an expensive cash register. It’s full of data and reports you can use in your restaurant management. Here are some key ways your restaurant POS system is a tool you can use for the better. Click below to watch the tip via video or keep scrolling to...

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Restaurant Business Ideas Every Independent Can Follow for 2021 - Podcast Episode 13 Jan 27, 2021

To achieve prosperity in your restaurant – including cash flow and time away from your restaurant – you have to follow a very specific formula made up of leadership systems, training, accountability and taking action. In this latest episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity...

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Restaurant Management Tips for Avoiding Common Operator Mistakes Jan 26, 2021

Running a restaurant is one of the hardest jobs out there, especially when you’re an independent restaurant. You’re on your own and don’t have corporate office support. Let me be your corporate office and share how to correct common mistakes restaurant operators make....

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Restaurant Management System Every Independent Must Use Daily Jan 19, 2021

Of all the restaurant management systems every independent uses daily, one is critical. If you're tired of chasing your management team for important information, tired of hearing them tell you they didn't know what you wanted or hearing a long laundry list of excuses why things didn't get done,...

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Restaurant Management Tips for Independent Success in 2021 - Podcast Episode 12 Jan 13, 2021

I'm so excited for this new year, for 2021 to be here. I want to look forward and talk about your opportunities in this new year. 

In 2020, when the pandemic first hit, the restaurant industry was on pace to have a banner year. Sales were soaring for almost every restaurant operator in the...

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Restaurant Food Cost Tips for Independents Jan 12, 2021

When it comes to restaurant food cost in an independent operation, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it all. Restaurant food cost strategies can be delegated, which will give you, the owner, time to work on your restaurant’s financials, marketing and other...

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How to Run a Restaurant that Competes with Chains and Franchises Jan 05, 2021

If you want to know how to run a restaurant that competes with the chains and franchises, buckle up. While it may seem like they have all the advantages and a steady flow of customers, they pay dearly for both of these things. If you want to run a restaurant that competes with chains and...

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Running a Restaurant: One Owner's Journey Through the Pandemic - Podcast Episode 11 Dec 30, 2020

In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast, I talk with restaurant owner Karen Fagnilli, owner of The Lake House Inn Resort in Ohio on Lake Erie. Karen and her family purchased the inn about 20 years ago and added the restaurant in 2005. Then in 2012, they expanded the...

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Running a Restaurant While Controlling Food Cost Numbers Dec 29, 2020

Running a restaurant in 2021 is a challenge no one has ever faced before. Food cost has become a bigger issue than ever before and that’s saying a lot considering most independent restaurants are running a restaurant 7–9 points above their ideal food cost in the best of times. You...

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Menu Engineering to Control Restaurant Food Cost Dec 22, 2020

Menu engineering to control restaurant food costs can be one of the most powerful tools an independent restaurant can have at their disposal. If you want to make the most profit on your menu, you have to reengineer it. But menu engineering is often thought of as a way to guide your customers into...

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Restaurant Business Ideas for Maximizing COVID 19 - Podcast Episode 10 Dec 16, 2020

The topic of this latest podcast episode again centers around the crisis restaurant owners find themselves in due to the re-enabled COVID-19 business restrictions. This episode is a result of so many of my members facing dining room closures, a Congress that has ignored the cries of the...

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