How to Run a Restaurant without Routine Overtime Jul 09, 2024

Are your labor costs spiraling out of control and eating into your profits? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep these expenses in check? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Welcome to the sixth video in our special seven-part series, where we tackle labor cost challenges head-on and give...

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Tell Your Managers Not to Blindly Duplicate the Restaurant Schedule Jul 02, 2024

 Are your labor costs spiraling out of control and eating into your profits? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep these expenses in check? Let’s dive into today’s tip and take the fifth step toward controlling your labor costs and learn how to proactively control labor costs...

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How Your Restaurant POS System Helps You Cut Labor Part 4 Jun 25, 2024

Picture this: it’s a busy Friday night, getting late in the day, around 8 or 9 p.m. You close at 11 or 12, and you see a sea of people in your restaurant. You think you need all your staff, but your eyes might be deceiving you. Step four in this series about cutting labor cost is all about...

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Looking at Your Restaurant Payroll Too Late Is Costing You - Part 3 Jun 18, 2024

Is your restaurant struggling with rising labor costs that are eating into your profits? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to manage these expenses? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Welcome to the third part in my special seven-part series about lowering labor costs head-on so...

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Don’t Let Restaurant Staff Ride the Clock After Their Shift Ends Jun 11, 2024

Are your labor costs spiraling out of control and eating into your profits? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep these expenses in check? Do you have team members sticking around long after they should have clocked out, essentially riding the clock? This is a common issue, but there are steps...

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Are Early Clock-ins Costing You Restaurant Labor Dollars? Jun 04, 2024

Are your labor costs spiraling out of control and eating into your profits? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep these expenses in check? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Welcome to the first step in our special seven-part series where I teach labor cost pain head-on and give you...

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Strategies for Navigating Wage Increases in the Restaurant Industry Dec 19, 2023

Do you remember the anxiety in the restaurant industry when the $15 minimum wage was looming? There was so much fear about how it might impact, and even destroy, businesses. Fast forward to today, with the advent of COVID-19 and the ongoing labor shortage in the United States, the landscape has...

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Essential Tactics to Control Restaurant Labor Cost Nov 28, 2023

Do you often find yourself feeling financially drained as your team's overtime hours accumulate on the proverbial time clock? Are you eager to take a bite out of these costs and boost your restaurant's profitability? If you answered yes to these questions, you're in the right place. Here are...

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What You Must Know and Do to Reduce Your Restaurant Labor Cost Mar 22, 2023

Labor costs are a real challenge for restaurants that want to make money. Restaurant owners have to battle with a lot of variables to control their labor cost and create success from things that are out of their control. For example, there is rising minimum wage – going as high as $22/hour...

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1 Thing You Can Do Today to Track and Control Your Restaurant Labor Cost Mar 21, 2023

If you want to control your labor cost, scheduling on budget is only half the battle. Before you start jumping into more advanced controls like dollars per labor hour worked, the second half of the battle is tracking your labor cost on a daily basis because the phrase, that which you measure...

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6 Steps to Writing a Schedule to Control Labor Cost Nov 15, 2022

If you’re looking for a way to control labor cost in your restaurant, a great place to look is your restaurant’s labor schedule. Labor is a huge expense in a restaurant, and a lot of dollars can be wasted in the scheduling process. To help, use these six steps to write a schedule.

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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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