Restaurant Training: 10 Steps to a Great Service Training Plan for Independents - Podcast Episode 15

In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast, host David Scott Peters welcomes back Darren Denington, CFBE, founder of Service with Style. Darren has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has an extensive background as a food and beverage director, executive chef, general manager, restaurant owner, staff trainer, restaurant coach and consultant. He holds the most prestigious certification available for a hospitality professional being a certified...

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Restaurateur Couple Shares How They Went from Hobbyists to Entrepreneurs - Podcast Episode 14

If you’re working in your restaurant because you have a passion for hospitality and your restaurant is a dream you made come true, but you struggle to thrive in your business and your personal life, this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast is here to offer you inspiration.

This week I talk with Brianna and Jonathan Cowan, owners of The Wooden Paddle in Lemont, Illinois. For the last year or so, I’ve been coaching them through the implementation of systems and...

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

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 Formula, I talk to Brian Mueller, owner of The Blue Coast Burrito in Cookeville, Tenn., which is a part of a small growing franchise system.

Brian has recently transitioned from a general manager to...

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

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 U.S. It also brought on rising minimum wages across the country, with $15 per hour wage starting with much of the west and east coast states.

Then in late March came the business restrictions and, for...

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

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 restaurant and have been on a quest to make money in the restaurant ever since.

Karen was already greatly focused on taking care of the guest, using locally sourced products and using systems. But like many...

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Restaurant Business Ideas for Maximizing COVID 19 - Podcast Episode 10

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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 industry for way too long and thousands of people dying every day. What I have to share with you is both sobering and hopeful. 

First, the implementation of these restrictions on the restaurant...

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How to Run a Restaurant - the Story of a Former CFO's Journey With Systems - Podcast Episode 9

In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast, host David Scott Peters talks to Steve Eller, restaurant owner of Cosmic Cowboy in Idaho and Washington. David and Steve talk through Steve’s experience adopting and working with David’s restaurant systems to learn how to run a restaurant. Steve’s story is interesting in that he was already using a lot of the systems that David teaches, but his prime cost was too high, and he was looking for the answer to why and...

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Restaurant Food Cost Solutions for Independent Restaurants - Podcast Episode 8

The topic for this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, centers on the story of one restaurant owner who learned how to change her business to not only survive the COVID crisis, but thrive and get her life back.

Emmy Barnick is the owner of the Captain's Cabin in Washburn, North Dakota. She and her husband also run a farm. She opened a restaurant because she had a dream to provide for her small farming community. She wanted to give them a place where they could...

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Restaurant Technology Tips for Independent Operators - Podcast Episode 7

In this podcast episode, I offer restaurant technology tips for independent operators, especially those who are interested in and are learning about or are using restaurant systems. This podcast episode but really restaurant technology and what some of the pitfalls restaurant owners fall into when going down this path and how to get the most out of it.

I'm going to cover the pitfalls restaurant owners fall into when using restaurant software and how to get the most out of any...

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Restaurant Owners Manage 11 Stages to Overcome Challenges - Podcast Episode 6

Restaurant owners are uniquely challenged in the small business segment and the hospitality industry segment. Prosperity is possible, but the challenges in the way of prosperity are many, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the latest episode of my podcast, “The Restaurant Prosperity Formula,” I’m touching on those challenges and their best solutions. While some of the episode may not be easy to listen to because I will poke some of your current challenges, fragile...

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