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

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, executive chef, general manager, restaurant owner, staff trainer, restaurant coach and consultant. He holds the most prestigious certification available for a hospitality professional being a certified...

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

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 Formula, I talk to Brian Mueller, owner of The Blue Coast Burrito in Cookeville, Tenn., which is a part of a small growing franchise system.

Brian has recently transitioned from a general manager to...

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Restaurant Management System Every Independent Must Use Daily

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, you'll love this tip. Here are seven reasons a manager log is a restaurant management system every independent must use daily.

I can remember way back when in the day when I was an assistant manager...

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

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 restaurant and have been on a quest to make money in the restaurant ever since.

Karen was already greatly focused on taking care of the guest, using locally sourced products and using systems. But like many...

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Restaurant Food Cost Solutions for Independent Restaurants - Podcast Episode 8

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, North Dakota. She and her husband also run a farm. She opened a restaurant because she had a dream to provide for her small farming community. She wanted to give them a place where they could...

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How to Run a Restaurant Successfully in Uncertainty

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, you will not make it. Ultimately, if you don't make it, it can cost you everything. What you need is a road map and help. And that help comes from two very specific things. Systems and an implementer....

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Restaurant Technology Tips for Independent Operators - Podcast Episode 7

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 fall into when going down this path and how to get the most out of it.

I'm going to cover the pitfalls restaurant owners fall into when using restaurant software and how to get the most out of any...

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Restaurant Management 101 for Independents

Restaurant management 101 is how chain restaurants kick independents’ butts. Their sales all too often are better than independents. They have better costs. They have managers who do their job. They have multiple thousands of locations with no owners in them. How do they do that? And more importantly, how can you do that? 

When I talk about restaurant management 101, I mean having a system, a process, a way to doing anything and everything in your business. For example, when my...

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Restaurant Manager Training Tips to Build a Stellar Management Team

Are you searching for restaurant management tips to build a stellar management team? Well, you're in the right place. Building systems will transform your restaurant business, but the only way you can get it all done is to have a management team in place to do the work. If you’re going to build a restaurant management team, you might as well a stellar team the right way. Click the video below or scroll down to read for three restaurant manager training tips to build a stellar management...

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Catering Ideas for Restaurants to Survive COVID with Sandy Korem

Let’s talk catering ideas for restaurants to survive COVID in episode three of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast. This week’s episode is a helpful one if you’re a restaurant owner or caterer and want to learn an important lesson about diversifying your revenue, especially after COVID-19 has taken its toll on restaurants and caterers.

For this episode, I interview Sandy Korem, the CEO and founder of The Festive Kitchen, a one-of-a-kind catering company based in...

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