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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How Restaurant Owners Can Support Employees to Reduce Stress in the Workplace Dec 01, 2021

The restaurant industry is known for being stressful and people who work in it tend to thrive in the fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled environment. It’s also known for being an industry where people turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as self-medication with alcohol, drugs, etc. It’s...

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Steps to Follow for Ingredient Costing and Recipe Costing Nov 30, 2021

Do the words “recipe costing cards” give you the hives, kind of make your skin crawl with discomfort? It’s a very common response! You know you need them, but maybe you're not 100% sure what the steps are to follow for costing out ingredients and for the costing out of the...

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How to Manage Your Restaurant Management Team to Success Nov 23, 2021

 Are you struggling to manage your management team? Do you feel like you know what to expect from them on a daily basis, but it just isn't happening? Understanding what they should be doing isn’t enough. Strong managers are essential if you’re a restaurant owner who wants a life...

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How Restaurant Technology Can Benefit Your Business Nov 17, 2021

Restaurant technology is a hard topic, especially when it comes to deciding how restaurant technology can benefit your business specifically. My guest today is the only person I can think of who can do it justice and make it clear. Jeremy Julian is the host and producer of The Restaurant...

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What To Require from Your Restaurant Management Team Nov 16, 2021

If I had a dollar for every restaurant owner who's asked me, “What should I have my restaurant managers do,” I would be a multi multimillionaire. If you're wondering the same thing, I’m going to answer this question for you. I can't wait to shine a spotlight on what you should...

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Running a Restaurant in the Great Resignation Nov 09, 2021

You've heard of the Great Recession, but have you heard of the Great Resignation? The term describes the labor crisis we're suffering through here in 2021. And honestly, I don't see it changing in 2022 based on what I'm seeing today. What should you be doing today to attract and keep employees...

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How to Keep Restaurant Employees Happy and Why You Should Care – Podcast Ep 32 Nov 03, 2021

I don’t need to tell you about the labor crisis in the restaurant and hospitality industry. You’re living it day in and day out, running short-staffed or running with less-than-ideal employees. In fact, Restaurant Business reported in an online article entitled “Restaurant...

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How to Understand Restaurant Accounting without Being an Accountant Nov 02, 2021

 Does restaurant accounting make you feel like you're 10 years old, sitting at your school desk and it was the first time you were asked to solve for X? Can you remember the feeling? Like, this has got to be a foreign language! For so many, all these years later, they still struggle to...

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Restaurant Owner Mistakes I See All the Time Oct 26, 2021

No matter how many years you've been in the restaurant industry, you see restaurant owners make the same mistakes all the time. Heck, maybe you've made some. I want to share with you the mistakes I see restaurant owners make all the time so you can avoid them.

Look, the restaurant business is...

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Successful Restaurant Stories: Where Are They Now Oct 21, 2021

Successful restaurant stories are important for other restaurant owners for inspiration, motivation and comfort. Today's topic centers around the story of one restaurant owner who I’ve talked to in the past. Emmy Barnick, owner of The Captain’s Cabin in Washburn, ND, made incredible...

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Why Restaurant Owners Should Care About Company Culture Oct 19, 2021

The major transformation restaurant owners have in working with me is the shift in their company culture. Have you heard people talk about company culture and how important it is? As a systems guy who helps restaurant owners have a life and make money, I can tell you the systems are the easy...

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