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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 >>


Success Focus Video: Why Chains Are More Profitable Than Independents
Success Focus Video: Why Chains Are More Profitable Than IndependentsWhile there are many differences between chain and independent restaurants, one of the most profound is how much money they make. This is primarily due to one key factor: systems. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: Your Most Important Customer
Success Focus Video: Your Most Important CustomerAsk a restaurant owner who their most important customer is and they will probably respond by naming a big-spending regular, or a local business that calls in large catering orders. However, your most important customer probably hasn't even seen your restaurant yet. Your most important customer is the person who will eventually buy your business. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: How Our Members are Cutting Their Costs and Improving Profits
Success Focus Video: How Our Members are Cutting Their Costs and Improving ProfitsAsk most operators how they plan to improve their profitability and they will likely refer to promotions, marketing, or social media. While activities like these which increase sales can certainly improve your profitability, usually the quickest and easiest way to improve your bottom line is to re-evaluate your expenses. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: Restaurant Economics 101 - What Everyone on Your Staff Should Know
Success Focus Video: Restaurant Economics 101 - What Everyone on Your Staff Should KnowYour employees are clueless about how much it costs to operate your restaurant. In fact, most of your employees assume you're making a killing! Ask your employees one simple question: "Out of every dollar in sales that comes into this restaurant, how much does the owner get to keep?" . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Daily Sales & Receipts
DOWNLOAD: Daily Sales & ReceiptsUse this form to record your daily sales, receipts, deposits and other DSR numbers for easy entry into your accounting system. This form also simplifies the bank reconciliation process by breaking out credit card deposits by day and type and. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: Don't Get Burned By a Bad Bookkeeper
Success Focus Video: Don't Get Burned By a Bad BookkeeperOver the years we've seen more than just a few independent restaurant owners get stung, sometimes very badly by shoddy bookkeeping practices. Find out how to get a quick read on what kind of bookkeeper you have. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant P&L Templates
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant P&L TemplatesA profit and loss statement represents the end result of all of your efforts from marketing to operations to cost control. These sample summary and detailed P&L templates will give you ideas and a starting point for designing your own P&L. . . . more >>


How to Weigh the Pros and Cons of the 'Early Bird' Day Part
How to Weigh the Pros and Cons of the 'Early Bird' Day PartWhile "early bird" dining is often the butt of crude jokes about senior citizens, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't add this day part in your restaurant. Of course, it doesn't mean you should, either. As this article explains, it really gets down to your local demographics and your concept. . . . more >>


How to Find the Right Location for Your Next Restaurant
by Chris Tripoli
How to Find the Right Location for Your Next RestaurantYou can revamp your menu, your concept, and your operational methods;however, your location is almost impossible to change, so it's important to get it right from the start. Learn how to determine the right spot for your next location . . . more >>


WEBCAST: What Every Restaurant Owner & Manager Should Know About Prime Cost
WEBCAST: What Every Restaurant Owner & Manager Should Know About Prime CostPrime cost (food, beverage & labor) consumes in excess of 60% of sales in most restaurants. They are your largest and most volatile costs. Without good Prime Cost controls even high volume restaurants can have profitability problems. Learn how tracking your prime cost every week can significantly boost your profitability and how to do it easily and efficiently with our Prime Cost Worksheet. . . . more >>


How to Create & Use a Flash Report
by William L. Bassett
How to Create & Use a Flash ReportMost restaurants prepare some type of flash report each day or for the week. You must be able to measure what you want to control. There is no one right way to design a flash report, but here are some hints and an example that will enable you to use this valuable management tool. . . . more >>


Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?
by Jim Laube
Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?A review of several key restaurant industry startup, financial & operational metrics that have proven to be reliable measurements over time. A handy guide for operators planning changes or assessing how they compare to industry averages & standards. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: How Much Money Should Your Restaurant Be Making?
Success Focus Video: How Much Money Should Your Restaurant Be Making?Are you generating enough sales to have any hope of making a profit? Are you making as much profit as you should given your sales volume? Find out now in this short video. . . . more >>


What You Should Know About Using QuickBooks® in Your Independent Restaurant
by John Nessel
What You Should Know About Using QuickBooks® in Your Independent RestaurantMany small-business owners, especially those without a background in accounting and finance, are going to gravitate toward the relatively easy-to-use QuickBooks. This article can help you get your financial management process up and running as seamlessly as possible. . . . more >>


How to Manage Your Restaurant's Critical Numbers and Avoid Financial Loose Ends
by Chris Tripoli and Jim Laube
How to Manage Your Restaurant's Critical Numbers and Avoid Financial Loose EndsToo many owner/operators are not tracking sales accurately, not posting costs by category correctly, and/or vewing a cash balance at the end of the month as profit. In this article, we discuss how to setup and interpret your financial reports to help you identify how your restaurant is really performing. . . . more >>


Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant Numbers
by Jim Laube
Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant NumbersIn this article we review some important financial concepts that are particularly relevant in the current economic environment. If you keep these four items in mind as you manage your restaurant's finances, you'll be in much better control of your business. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant P&L Trend Analysis
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant P&L Trend AnalysisA Profit & Loss Statement Statement is one of the most important financial tools that a restaurant owner has but is of limited value when only a single month is viewed. Using the P&L Trend Analysis Worksheet will greatly enhance your understanding of what's actually going on in your restaurant by comparing current percentages and per guest ratios to prior periods and the same month or period last year. . . . more >>


Restaurant Management Agreements: The Advantages and Pitfalls
by David T. Denney
Restaurant Management Agreements: The Advantages and PitfallsManagement agreements can be effective tools in streamlining restaurant operations. They can cover everything, including clearly stated, detailed responsibilities for employee matters. They can also create pitfalls for the unwitting. Here's how to harness their upside and sidestep their downside. . . . more >>


How to Create a Winning Restaurant Concept
by Chris Tripoli and Peter Merwin
How to Create a Winning Restaurant ConceptEvery restaurateur dreams of hitting a home run with their new restaurant. However, it takes more than a dream to have a winning concept. See how successful operators use a system for creating consistently great restaurant concepts . . . more >>


Know the Score When Buying an Existing Restaurant
by Barry Shuster, JD, MBA & Robert Idol, JD, LLM
Know the Score When Buying an Existing RestaurantBetween making an initial offer to purchase and being handed the key to the front door, the buyer has a lot to consider. These transactions can be complex from a legal and tax perspective for all parties; however, typically it is the buyer who is the most vulnerable. . . . more >>


Selling Your Restaurant: How to Find & Work With the Right Broker
by Allison Wollam
Selling Your Restaurant: How to Find & Work With the Right BrokerUltimately, you make money in the restaurant business by building a great concept and following and selling the business to an operator who wants to step into a successful business with a history of success. Whether that is your end game for retirement or a steppingstone to your next big project, you need to think about that day. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: Selling Your Restaurant - What You Need to Know to Attract Serious Buyers & Get Top Price
WEBCAST: Selling Your Restaurant - What You Need to Know to Attract Serious Buyers & Get Top PriceSelling your restaurant may one day provide you with the chance to have the biggest payday of your life. You need to know what to expect and how to position your restaurant as a desirable business opportunity long before you decide to put it on the market. Learn what the restaurant selling process is all about from one of the top pros in the industry. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Business Plan Template
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Business Plan Template Includes Industry Analysis A professional, well-conceived restaurant business plan is absolutely essential for an independent restaurant venture to obtain funding and have any real chance for success. Our business plan templates will provide you with the tools to develop & communicate your plan in a professional, compelling format that will enhance your chances of securing capital and making your plan a reality. . . . more >>


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