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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New Book for Restaurant Owners

book Jan 15, 2020

I wrote a book for restaurant owners. It's called Restaurant Prosperity Formula: What Successful Restaurateurs Do. It's been a goal of mine for more than 15 years, and I'm so proud to see it out in the world. Below is the introduction from the book. This part is a mix of why I do what I do, how I got here, and how what I know can help you establish a successful restaurant that looks like the dream you've always had for it.  


Introduction from Restaurant Prosperity...

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3 Must Have Financial Reports for Restaurants

I talk about profitability a lot – because you’re in business to make money, not be a charity. Knowing your numbers and understanding your financial reports are a big part of being profitable. So, watch the video below, or keep scrolling, to learn about three financial reports you must understand and review every single month if you want to make money in your restaurant. 

I talk about numbers numbers numbers numbers, right? I'm a numbers geek, and I talk about the systems...

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New Book Teaches How to Run a Restaurant Successfully

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New Book Teaches how to Run a Restaurant Successfully

Written by a restaurant industry expert and coach, this restaurant book outlines exactly what the most successful restaurant owners do

(Jan. 8, 2020 – PHOENIX) The restaurant business is one of the toughest businesses. In an industry where most restaurants have a profit margin of less than 5 percent, one man teaches restaurateurs how to carve out a 15 to 20 percent profit margin. David...

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How to Make Menu Engineering Work

Do you know what the number-one sales tool is in your restaurant? It's your menu. And menu design is critical. Watch this video, or continue scrolling to read, to learn about the key things you need to have to be successful with menu engineering.

About Menu Design and Menu Engineering

Your menu is critical to your restaurant's success. In fact, if you can control your menu, you can adjust your cost of goods sold without giving up guest satisfaction, without cutting quality on the...

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How to Hold Managers Accountable to Food Costing

A key way to control your restaurant food costing is to control how you utilize your product. This involves how the kitchen utilizes product and how your managers make sure everyone is trained to not overuse product. If you want to know how to hold your management team accountable when it comes to food costing, watch this video, or continue scrolling.

Restaurant Manager Accountability to Food Costing

Food cost is one of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry. People ask me to speak...

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