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The Fastest Way to Build A List of People Who Like to Eat Out in Your Community
The Fastest Way to Build A List of People Who Like to Eat Out in Your CommunityUse this anonymous survey-promotion technique to quickly build a database that targets the people in your community who eat out and spend the most! It's a great tool to add new customers and generate more sales. . . . more >>


Skyline Chili Franchise Credits Reduction in Food Cost to Inventory Control Improvements
Skyline Chili Franchise Credits Reduction in Food Cost to Inventory Control ImprovementsMark Keilhoz, Owner/Operator of a Skyline Chili franchise, has gained a wealth of knowledge since joining RO.com. By implementing some of the procedures discovered on the site he's managed to improve internal communications and lower food cost. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Mission Statement Worksheet
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Mission Statement WorksheetThe right mission statement, properly used, can be one of the most powerful ingredients in creating and sustaining success. For many companies it's an invaluable tool in providing direction, focus and consistency throughout their organization. Use this worksheet for crafting or improving your mission. . . . more >>


How to Generate $35K in Sales in Two Weeks with a School Fundraiser Program
How to Generate $35K in Sales in Two Weeks with a School Fundraiser ProgramBring in instant revenue and foster great PR within the community with this compelling school fundraiser gift certificate marketing strategy. This easy-to-implement offer not only immediately benefits the school of your choice, it can also be very profitable and has the potential to generate lots of new customers and repeat business. . . . more >>


Understanding the Implications of 'Service Charge' versus 'Tip'
by Doug Duerr, Esq.
Understanding the Implications of 'Service Charge' versus 'Tip'Why the IRS and Labor Department care if a tip is really a service charge(and why you should, too). Although the new rules were announced in June 2012, implementation was delayed until this year because of the resulting confusion and potentially negative effects. Starting in 2014, the IRS began enforcing the new rules on what is a "service charge" and what is a "tip." Here's some important details that will hopefully eliminate any confusion. . . . more >>


How to Put In Place a Menu Cost System to Combat Rising Food Costs
Joe Erickson
How to Put In Place a Menu Cost System to Combat Rising Food CostsSetting up a menu cost system provides benefits far greater than simply an aid to price-setting. The process of keeping it up-to-date helps you more accurately calculate inventory valuation, compute your ideal cost of sales and engineer your menu for greater profitability. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Birthday/Anniversary Promotion Letter Template
DOWNLOAD: Birthday/Anniversary Promotion Letter TemplateBirthday and Anniversary mailings are proven winners. This simple letter invites the customer to celebrate their birthday or other special occasion and offers a free entrée on their next visit. The easiest way to get more business is to get your existing customers to come back more often and the personalized offer gives them an incentive to do so. . . . more >>


How to Implement a Highly Lucrative Birthday Marketing Program THAT WORKS!!
How to Implement a Highly Lucrative Birthday Marketing Program THAT WORKS!!Take the opportunity to recognize one of the most important days in your customer's life. Your acknowledgment and invitation will be appreciated and you have an excellent chance of having one of the most profitable marketing activities you've ever undertaken. . . . more >>


Are You Consistently Inviting Your Guests To Return? You Should
by Bill Marvin
Are You Consistently Inviting Your Guests To Return? You ShouldHave you ever been out to eat and been ignored once you paid the check? When you think about the place where that happened, do you feel anxious to return? You know the cliche‚ that you don't get a second chance for a first impression. It is also true that the quality of your last impression may well determine if you get a second chance at all. . . . more >>


Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great Start
by Matthew Mabel
Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great StartMake your first-time manager read this! Your first management position sets the stage and becomes the springboard for your entire career. Whether you want to be a general manager one day, own your own restaurant, move to another position or just want to be the best in your profession, it is wise to reflect upon where this promotion fits within your long term career plans and how to make the most of it. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Red Envelope/No Peeking Promotional Flyer Template
DOWNLOAD: Red Envelope/No Peeking Promotional Flyer TemplateThe Red Envelope Template mailers are part of a step-by-step, easy to implement system that automatically causes your Customers to return twice as often and spend three times as much each year in your restaurant. The best way to get more sales is to get your existing customers to come back more often. . . . more >>


Survey: Our Members' Best Marketing Practices
Survey: Our Members' Best Marketing PracticesThis survey details the most effective marketing promotions used by independent restaurants today. Over 500 responses from our members reveal some interesting new marketing ideas, as well as a few to avoid. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: How to Create World Class Employee Training Programs For Your Restaurant
WEBCAST: How to Create World Class Employee Training Programs For Your RestaurantYour employees' performance is a direct reflection of how they were trained. Improve your training and just about everything that happens in your restaurant will improve as well. Learn how to automate the knowledge part of your training program so you or your trainers can focus on building skill all with little monetary investment. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Daily Sales Report Templates
DOWNLOAD: Daily Sales Report TemplatesSpreadsheet templates to record daily sales transactions. Includes fields to record sales, deposits, discounts & comps and paid-out detail. . . . more >>


How to Assess Whether Delivery Service Is Right for Your Restaurant
How to Assess Whether Delivery Service Is Right for Your RestaurantDo you want to deliver? For restaurants with a strong carryout program, the question is almost inescapable. Are you there yet? Delivery is not for all, nor is it a one-size-fits-all, to be sure, but with some thorough research, price calculations and other considerations, there is a way to determine its potential profitability, not just possibility. . . . more >>


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