Expert Tips to Maximize Your Restaurant POS System Feb 07, 2024

I tell restaurant owners all the time that their POS system is the most important piece of equipment they will ever purchase for their restaurant. The POS system is much more than a glorified cash register; it’s data central. It holds the key data you can use to change your business,...

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How to Reduce Your Restaurant Food Cost Using Simple Data Jan 24, 2024

There’s a little known and underutilized tool that can reduce a restaurant’s food cost by potentially 3% or more. All that is required is for a restaurant to gather some simple data and take a little action. How would you like to reduce your food cost by simply gathering data? Does...

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Meet a Shining Example of a Great Restaurant Systems Implementer Ep 89 Jan 10, 2024

When it comes to following restaurant systems every day, restaurant owners are notorious for falling down on the job. They are just too busy in other areas and they lose sight of the daily routine things that are required to keep systems working properly. Besides, the job of a restaurant owner...

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Restaurant Owner Was Burnt Out Until She Signed Up for Restaurant Coaching Ep 88 Dec 27, 2023

Jesi Cline is a restaurant owner who started her business as a bakery specializing in cupcakes and custom wedding cakes. While she found success, she was working endless hours to keep up with orders and had no time to be strategic with her business. When COVID hit, she needed to pivot and...

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Why Being Open to Learn Is Key in the Restaurant Business Ep. 87 Dec 13, 2023

What might be second nature to a seasoned chef, a manager or owner with decades of experience can be a revelation to someone just embarking on their restaurant journey. It's essential to remember that our industry, with its vast array of roles and responsibilities, doesn't have a universal...

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Tips and Insight to Steer Your Restaurant Business to Success Ep 86 Nov 29, 2023

As a restaurant owner and the leader of your business, it is common to feel as if it’s the universe’s job to throw roadblocks in your way to discourage you and impede your progress. I’m here to encourage you and point you toward practical, actionable solutions that will help you...

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Restaurant Owner Success Depends on This Person Nov 15, 2023

To join my coaching program for restaurant owners, you must have a right-hand person who can help you. I call this person your implementer. This person will learn with you but implement and do the work. This a requirement because as the restaurant owner, your attention can often be required in...

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How Two Foodies Bought a Restaurant and Found Success Ep 84 Nov 01, 2023

My favorite podcast episodes are those with restaurant owners who have transformed their restaurants and their lives. The transformation these restaurant owners made is going to blow you away. Joshua Powell and Joseph Vericella are owners of Clay’s Cafe in Hebron, Ohio. Clay opened its...

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Debunk Restaurant Marketing Myths with Josh Kopel Ep 83 Oct 18, 2023

Our guest today is Josh Kopel, a restaurateur, entrepreneur and coach. This is Josh’s second time on the podcast, and he’s back to talk to us about restaurant marketing and what it really means for your business. Throughout his 20-year career, he’s managed venues ranging from...

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Eliminate Decision-Making Waste in Your Restaurant Oct 04, 2023

Today I want to talk about a silent morale and profit-killer in your restaurant that is often overlooked. That killer is decision-making waste. Decision-making waste in your restaurant is a silent profit killer that can slowly erode margins without restaurant owners even noticing. For example,...

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Use the Power of Trust to Build a Thriving Restaurant BusinessĀ Ep 81 Sep 20, 2023

In the restaurant industry it’s important to focus on numbers and performance because those numbers tell you the health of your business. As a coach, I teach restaurant owners how to use budgets and set goals and then measure them. When hiring managers, it’s important to find those...

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9 Things to Avoid in Restaurant Hiring Episode 79 Aug 23, 2023

Hiring in any business is a challenge, but the restaurant and hospitality industries are especially hard. There isn’t an entrepreneur who hasn’t been duped by a smooth-talking go-getter, a server who says they have experience, or that manager with chain experience who you think is...

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