Invest in Employee Training to Control Restaurant Labor Cost Jul 16, 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 seventh and final tip in this special seven-part series, where I tackle labor cost...

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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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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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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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How Many Restaurant Employees Do You Really Need? Apr 05, 2022

Restaurant labor costs are one thing. Having the right amount of labor to handle the business walking through the doors is a completely different thing. So how do you determine how many restaurant employees you really need? Stick with me, and I’ll give you two key indicators to use in your...

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How to Calculate Restaurant Labor Cost  Dec 28, 2021

Are you wondering how to calculate restaurant labor cost or whether you're doing it the right way? Restaurant labor cost is often a restaurant's biggest expense, other than an empty chair in your restaurant. Calculating your restaurant labor costs correctly is critical to you making money or...

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Trick for Cutting Restaurant Labor Cost Aug 24, 2021

Are you struggling with the current labor shortage, which is hopefully at the tail end of the pandemic? Are you like many restaurants who just can't seem to get people to show up for interviews, let alone actually show up to work? Did you know that cutting labor could be your answer? Here I'll...

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How to Increase Restaurant Sales While Slashing Costs Internally Nov 24, 2020

In normal times, restaurant owners are always looking for ways to increase sales, but today, with all the COVID-19 business restrictions, the search for ideas is more frantic. While the instinct is there to be looking to increase restaurant sales, I want to point you toward the second strategy to...

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Restaurant Solutions to Effectively Lower Labor Cost Aug 18, 2020

If you’re an independent restaurant owner looking for restaurant solutions, I am going to give you three restaurant solutions to lower labor cost. These restaurant systems are a guide to lowering labor cost and hitting your target labor hours. Watch this video, or continue scrolling, to...

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