How to Run Pre-Shift Meetings for Your Restaurant Jun 28, 2022

What is a pre-shift meeting for restaurants and why is it an indicator of a successful restaurant? And how are you supposed to run a pre-shift meeting in your restaurant, especially when not everybody comes in at the same time? Let’s talk about when to hold a pre-shift meeting in your...

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Why Your Restaurant Business Success Depends on You Embracing Change Apr 20, 2022

 I don't need to tell you that running a restaurant has always been full of challenges. You’re living it. Right now you’re dealing with costs increasing at a record pace and a real labor shortage. You already know you can't keep doing what you've always been doing. Something must...

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Daily Administration Spreadsheets Build Consistent Restaurant Management Systems Feb 15, 2022

Did you know the key to building consistent restaurant management systemS starts with a simple group of spreadsheets that only take about 15 minutes a day to complete? And did you know that if you don't track this data, you're most likely losing money? Let’s talk about these spreadsheets...

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Why Chain Restaurants Are So Good at Restaurant Management Feb 01, 2022

Managing a restaurant as an independent is difficult, especially when you are surrounded by a sea of chain competitors who seem to be successful without even trying very hard. What are they doing that makes them so successful? Why does it look so easy for them? Is it because they have a corporate...

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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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