The Key to Running a Great Restaurant Is Your Attitude Ep 100 Jun 12, 2024

 Achieving prosperity in the restaurant business means gaining financial freedom and the freedom to enjoy your life beyond the restaurant. It’s not just a dream; it’s a reality you can attain by following a specific formula. In this episode of my restaurant podcast, The...

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Rely on Your Team to Identify a Toxic Restaurant Manager May 29, 2024

You might have heard the saying, "People don't quit jobs; they quit managers." This is particularly true in our fast-paced, high-stress industry. A toxic manager can create a negative atmosphere and fail to lead by example, significantly affecting morale and productivity.

In this episode of my...

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How AI Is Changing Marketing for Restaurants Ep 98 May 15, 2024

A lot of restaurant owners think the secret to making money is marketing, but so often it ends up costing way more money than it ever generates because there is a right way and many wrong ways to do it. Since I focus on teaching restaurant owners how to make money through operational...

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How to Increase Your Restaurant Profits with Food Costing Software Ep 97 May 01, 2024

When it comes to being profitable in the restaurant business, it’s important to maximize your efficiencies. One way to do that is to upgrade how you track your food cost, making food costing software a critical component of running your restaurant. Food costing software isn't just an...

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Where to Begin: A Roadmap to Restaurant Success Apr 17, 2024

If there's one thing I've heard time and again from restaurant owners, it's, “I love your stuff, David. I've read your book, seen you speak, listen to your podcast and watch your YouTube videos, but I just don't know where to start.” If you want to take action and start to improve...

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Why Restaurant Owners Must Embrace Change to Succeed Ep 95 Apr 03, 2024

Four years after the pandemic, I’m working with restaurant owners who are still suffering whiplash and struggling to find a path forward for their restaurants. I don’t have to tell you, but it was an intense time. Restaurant owners went from a complete shutdown of their restaurants...

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When the Restaurant Struggle Is Too Big for You Alone Mar 20, 2024

The podcast episode revolves around a coaching call session I had with restaurant owners facing financial struggles. The owners run a barbecue restaurant near a theme park and were experiencing significant losses. Despite resistance to change, the coaching session highlighted the importance of...

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10 Critical Mindset Questions for Restaurant Owners Ep 93 Mar 06, 2024

As a restaurant owner, there are many things you have to do right to be successful. It really is a business of spinning many plates at once. One thing I’ve found in the most successful restaurant owners I know is how they approach their role as a leader and how their mindset makes all the...

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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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