This Restaurant Owner Transformed His Life with Restaurant Management Systems     Jun 15, 2022

 The restaurant owners I work with every week are looking for transformation. They might be tired of working so many hours in the restaurant or frustrated by not being able to move the needle on things. Or they are missing out on life and want a better balance. Whatever their reason, the...

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Average Restaurant Profit Margin for Independent Operators Jun 07, 2022

What do you think the average profit margin is for an independent restaurant? What if I told you that even in these challenging times, most restaurant owners are setting their sights too low? Continue reading, or click below, to learn exactly what I mean. 

Years ago, I remember the National...

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Restaurant Marketing That Works An Interview with Matt Plapp   Sep 08, 2021

Restaurant owners ask me about marketing all the time. Like I always tell them, I’m not a marketing guy, I’m a systems guy. For this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I brought the restaurant marketing guy on the podcast to talk all things restaurant marketing. My guest,...

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5 Things Successful Restaurant Owners Know Aug 10, 2021

Do you want to know what one of the biggest mistakes restaurant owners make when it comes to their business? It's running the restaurant instead of leading it. It pains me to see how many restaurant owners are fulfilling the wrong role in the restaurant, which in turn makes them a prisoner to the...

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You Know You're An Entrepreneur When... Jun 15, 2021

Let’s have a little fun and play a game I like to call, “You Know You're an Entrepreneur When…” Restaurant owners are definitely living that entrepreneur life, so join me and play along.

You know you're an entrepreneur when... you find yourself answering simple questions...

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How Restaurant Owners Can Overcome Burnout May 19, 2021

In episode 20 of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I'm talking about the number one issue that is a burden in our industry right now. You might think I’m talking about a shortage of employees, but I’m really talking about burnout. Let’s talk about...

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A Restaurant Owner Intervention May 05, 2021

Let’s talk about why being the best at everything could be your downfall and how you could be enabling everyone on your team to not succeed. In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula Podcast, I talk about my own enabling behaviors in the workplace that I eventually turned around...

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Why Most Restaurant Operators Never Create a Budget May 04, 2021

I've been preaching the importance of having a restaurant budget since becoming a restaurant coach in 2003. In fact, I can tell you, if you don’t want to depend on dumb luck, your budget is critical to your restaurant’s success. So why don’t more restaurant operators have and...

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Restaurant Startup Mistakes I See Most Often in Independents Mar 23, 2021

I know a thing or two about restaurant startup mistakes and what I see most often in independents. If you're wondering if you made them when getting your restaurant open or if you’re looking to open your first restaurant and want to avoid them, this tip is for you.

Owning and running a...

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Restaurant Management Tips for Avoiding Common Operator Mistakes Jan 26, 2021

Running a restaurant is one of the hardest jobs out there, especially when you’re an independent restaurant. You’re on your own and don’t have corporate office support. Let me be your corporate office and share how to correct common mistakes restaurant operators make....

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How to Run a Successful Restaurant: Plans for Post-lockdown Dec 15, 2020

Do you want to hear about how to run a successful restaurant explained with plans for post-lockdown? Right now, operating with COIVD-19 restrictions feels like you are taking a beating. You're going up against Rocky in the first Rocky, and you are just getting beat to hell. But I’m here to...

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What Job Should a Restaurant Owner Be Doing Jun 23, 2020

What are the responsibilities of a restaurant owner? When I ask restaurant owners, I get something along the lines of run the business and make money. The truth is it is much more than that. I want to help you transition from working in your business to working on your business. Wouldn't you like...

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