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Successful Restaurant Stories: Where Are They Now Oct 21, 2021

Successful restaurant stories are important for other restaurant owners for inspiration, motivation and comfort. Today's topic centers around the story of one restaurant owner who I’ve talked to in the past. Emmy Barnick, owner of The Captain’s Cabin in Washburn, ND, made incredible...

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Restaurant Management Systems for Independents Explained Sep 21, 2021

As a restaurant expert and restaurant systems pusher, I want to take a minute to explain why restaurant management systems for independent restaurants are so important. In this video I’ll explain what systems are, why they’re so important and how they affect your life as a restaurant....

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My Restaurant App Advice for Restaurant Owners Jul 27, 2021

There are a lot of restaurant apps out there right now. Heck, I founded a company that created software and an app to help restaurant owners with every aspect of their business years ago. I know a thing or two about restaurant apps, and I like to look at those that will really help improve a...

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Restaurant Management System: A Basic Approach for Restaurant Health Jul 20, 2021

Have you ever heard the phrase “garbage in equals garbage out?” You know what that refers to, right? If you use the wrong numbers in any formula for software or a spreadsheet, you'll get bad results. And when it comes to running a profitable restaurant, it couldn't be more of an...

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How to Prepare for Massive Increase in Restaurant Sales Mar 17, 2021

Let's talk about the massive increase in restaurant sales that is coming for every restaurant along with the quickest path to prepare for it. As vaccine shots go into more arms and restrictions are lifted in more cities and states, everyone who has been abiding by the stay-home recommendations is...

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Restaurant Training: 10 Steps to a Great Service Training Plan for Independents - Podcast Episode 15 Feb 24, 2021

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,...

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Restaurant Business Ideas Every Independent Can Follow for 2021 - Podcast Episode 13 Jan 27, 2021

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...

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Restaurant Management System Every Independent Must Use Daily Jan 19, 2021

Of all the restaurant management systems every independent uses daily, one is critical. If you're tired of chasing your management team for important information, tired of hearing them tell you they didn't know what you wanted or hearing a long laundry list of excuses why things didn't get done,...

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Running a Restaurant: One Owner's Journey Through the Pandemic - Podcast Episode 11 Dec 30, 2020

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...

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Restaurant Food Cost Solutions for Independent Restaurants - Podcast Episode 8 Nov 18, 2020

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,...

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How to Run a Restaurant Successfully in Uncertainty Nov 10, 2020

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to run a restaurant successfully in uncertainty? Running your restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic feels like trying to navigate your way home through a raging forest fire, like the ones that ravage the West Coast. It's frightening. If you take action too late,...

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Restaurant Technology Tips for Independent Operators - Podcast Episode 7 Nov 04, 2020

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...

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