How to Rediscover the Spark for Your Restaurant Business Oct 19, 2022

Challenges in the restaurant business are a given, but sometimes there are so many in a month, a week or even a day, that you find yourself feeling fed-up and burned out. Losing your passion for your restaurant is the worst thing that can happen to it and everyone involved. If you feel like you...

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Who Should Train New Restaurant Employees? Oct 11, 2022

Training your restaurant team members and management is critical to your success. But in a busy restaurant environment, who can you spare to do the actual training? I’ll give you a hint: it’s probably not your best employee and it shouldn’t be you. Watch this video, and...

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Why Common Sense Is a Myth in the Restaurant Business Aug 16, 2022

Do you ever walk into your restaurant and think to yourself, who's the idiot not doing their job? It’s so simple, it just takes common sense, right? While it’s frustrating when people don’t do the job you want them to do, I want to share with you why common sense is a myth in...

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How Do I Work Less in My Restaurant Business? Aug 09, 2022

Do you wonder how you can work less in your restaurant business? It’s a common question I get and it has many layers. But for the purposes of this tip, I want to explain how the restaurant owners I coach have a minimum of two days off in their restaurants, have time with their friends and...

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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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